Feat: Shazam, ‘Justice League of America’ #8

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SHAZAM (BILLY BATSON)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League of America’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Shazam performs a super strength feat. The Justice League has been imprisoned in prisons that are actually illusions created by the Crime Syndicate with technology. Finding Shazam’s prison, J’onn is engaged in a fight. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength.

How much super strength does it take for Shazam to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength?

In ‘Justice League’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Martian Manhunter performs a super strength feat. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SHAZAM STATED TO BE AT FULL POWER PUNCHED MARTIAN MANHUNTER 10 METERS AWAY DRAWING BLOOD.

SHAZAM GENERATED 5.1145083*10^27 NEWTONS OF FORCE, WITH 5.1145083*10^28 JOULES OF WORK, THE EQUIVALENT OF 144477.635593 TIMES THE SUN’S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE ON PRIME EARTH. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE PLANET.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

SOLAR SYSTEM

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Shazam has been imprisoned in a prison by the Crime Syndicate that turns out to be an illusion. Martian Manhunter states Shazam is at full power whereas J’onn is at less than half strength.

We will use this statement to estimate J’onn being at less than half strength.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S SUPER STRENGTH



In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together manage to slow the descent of the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together slow down the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour. AP Photo/DC Comics.

We will use this feat to calculate Martian Manhunter at less than half strength.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



In the issue, it is stated that the Brainiac Mothership is bigger than Earth. Let’s estimate it to be twice the size of Earth. K2-18b exoplanet has been found to be 2.6 times the Earth’s radius and 8.6 times its mass. If we assume the Brainiac Mothership to be the size of K2-18b, then its mass is roughly 8.6 times the mass of Earth. Let’s calculate the kinetic energy of the Brainiac Mothership.

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J. Let’s calculate the gravitational force F. Then, since both Superman and Martian Manhunter contributed, we divide the force by two.

F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.

To find the strength of Martian Manhunter at less than half strength, we divide by two.

Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.

Then we calculate the work done punching J’onn 10 meters away which is 5.1145083*10^28 J. This super strength is more than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth. This means Shazam is less strong than Martian Manhunter at half power but probably at least Planetary Level.

SUPER STRENGTH



Shazam generated 5.1145083*10^27 N of force at full power to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength 10 meters away making him bleed. Shazam had to generate a Solar System Level of Super Strength since he likely hit Martian Manhunter with a punch 144477.635593 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.

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Calculations for Shazam, Justice League of America’ #8

Mass Of Sol = 5.972 × 10^24 kg.
Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J.
F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.
Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.
Work done = 5.1145083*10^27 N * 10 m = 5.1145083*10^28 J.
Comparison = (5.1145083*10^27 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.

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Justice League of America Vol 3 8 in DC Database.
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Feat: Batman, ‘JLA Annual’ #3

BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, titled “JLApe (Part I of VIII) – Gorilla Warfare”, Batman performs an intelligence feat. Gorilla Grodd subconsciously manipulates the Gorilla City militia into detonating a gorillabomb that turns the Justice League into apes. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans.

How much intelligence does it take for Batman to reverse engineer a gorillabomb to revert apes into humans?

In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the United Nations, Martian Manhunter detonates the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics

BATMAN REVERSE ENGINEERED THE GORILLABOMB WITH MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S HELP.

THE BOMB GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF A SPECIATION EVENT REVERTING 5.5 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION, ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE EXTINCTION OF THE HUMAN SPECIES.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION

                       

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Feat: Aquaman, ‘JLA’ #118

AQUAMAN (ARTHUR CURRY)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA’ (2006) #118, titled “Crisis of Conscience: Part Four”, Aquaman performs a super strength feat. Despero has restored the Secret Society of Super Villains’ memory of the Justice League of America’s secret identities. With the Justice League of America occupied, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter take on Despero. During the fight, Aquaman punches Despero out of San Diego Bay.

How much super strength does it take for Aquaman to punch Despero out of San Diego Bay?

In 'JLA' (2006) #118, Aquaman performs a super strength feat. Aquaman punches Despero underwater.
In ‘JLA’ (2006) #118, Aquaman performs a super strength feat. Aquaman punches Despero underwater. AP Photo/DC Comics

In 'JLA' (2006) #118, Aquaman performs a super strength feat. Aquaman punches Despero out of Sam Diego Bay.
In ‘JLA’ (2006) #118, Aquaman performs a super strength feat. Aquaman punches Despero out of San Diego Bay. AP Photo/DC Comics

AQUAMAN PUNCHED DESPERO 1 MILE ABOVE SAN DIEGO BAY WITH A FORCE OF 9,830,364.94459 NEWTONS.

AQUAMAN’S PUNCH GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 3,485,987,277.17 WATTS OF POWER, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A BUILDING, 116% THE POWER OF THE BATH COUNTY PUMPED STORAGE STATION CAPABLE OF POWERING 13 STATES.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

CONTINENT

                       

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JLA Vol 1 118 in DC Database.
Orin (New Earth) in DC Database.
Despero (New Earth) in DC Database.

DC Day: In ‘Tower Of Babel’, Ra’s Al Ghul Uses Batman’s Mad Science To Take Out The Justice League Of America

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In 'JLA' (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman's contingency plans to cripple Superman.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman’s contingency plans to cripple Superman. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

WHO STOLE BRUCE WAYNE’S PARENTS’ COFFINS?

In ‘JLA’ #43, Batman discovers the effects of mad science. Visiting his parents’ graves, Bruce Wayne finds out that their graves are empty and their coffins have been stolen. Faced with such a mystery, let’s wonder on the horrors of mad science.

Batman investigates the mystery and traces the theft to the sub-continent of Asia. The World’s Greatest Detective ends up at the nefarious headquarters of the wealthy and resourceful super-villain Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.

In 'JLA' (2000) #43, a supervillain steals Bruce Wayne's parents' coffins.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #43, a supervillain steals Bruce Wayne’s parents’ coffins. Photo/DC Comics

RA’S AL GHUL’S PLAN OF WORLD DOMINATION

In ‘JLA’ #43, Ra’s Al Ghul laments species’ extinction over the Earth. He blames it on mankind’s parasitism and its exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. What he fears are new extinction events on Earth caused by human activity. Whether that justifies his mad science is clearly in the negative.

In ‘JLA’ #44, the Justice League of America is under attack! Superman is working in Metropolis and realizes that everywhere people are reading scrambled words. Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia in an effort to bring about an end time. And Batman’s parents? He plans to use the Lazarus Pit to raise them! But Batman had to be occupied by his parents’ coffins’ theft for Ra’s to implement his mad science.

In 'JLA' (2000) #44, a's Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia. Photo/DC Comics

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BATMAN’S MAD SCIENCE IS CONQUERING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Ra’s Al Ghul reveals that he stole Batman’s contingency plans. In his mad science, Batman devised ways to stop the members of the JLA in the event that it ever went evil or succumbed to mind control.

Unfortunately, his plans were stolen by Ra’s who used them to incapacitate the JLA in his plan for world domination. In ‘JLA’ #43, Martian Manhunter is turned into a living torch by a rocket fired at him with nanites that transmute trace elements into magnesium.

In 'JLA' (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman's contingency plans to cripple Superman.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman’s contingency plans to cripple Superman. Photo/DC Comics

Plastic Man has been turned brittle, and Aquaman has been fired with a toxin that makes him fear the water he needs to survive. Flash and Wonder Woman head to Green Lantern’s apartment and find he is blind. In ‘JLA’ #45, Martian Manhunter’s scan discovers that Kyle was put under a post-hypnotic suggestion during REM sleep as the assassins slipped his ring on his finger.

Flash and Wonder Woman are attacked by Talia Al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Wonder Woman is attacked with a VR Chip in her brain that simulates combat till she gets a heart attack. Flash has an electrostrobe attached to his spine that triggers epileptic seizures at lightspeed. Superman is crippled by an exposure to a synthetic red kryptonite. Martian Manhunter states that it caused his solar energy to blaze through his muscles and organs.

In 'JLA' #45, Batman's mad science leads to Ra's Al Ghul implementing the Tower Of Babel plan for world domination.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #45, Batman’s mad science leads to Ra’s Al Ghul implementing the Tower Of Babel plan for world domination. Photo/DC Comics

SHOULD BATMAN LEAVE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA?

In ‘JLA’ #46, the JLA has succeeded in thwarting Ra’s Al Ghul’s ‘Tower Of Babel‘ and in stopping a biochemical virus that kills people on contact. The JLA must deal with the fallout of Batman’s betrayal. Batman’s mad science was a breach of trust that the JLA found the most serious. The JLA votes on whether to keep him a member. Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Plastic Man vote to remove Batman’s membership.

Martian Manhunter, Flash and Green Lantern vote to keep him. Superman cast the deciding vote. Knowing Superman’s vote, Batman left suggesting Superman would decide to remove Batman’s membership. The question raised by his action is put forth by the Flash during the vote: In his mad science, Batman operates on fear, whereas Superman operates on trust. Who is correct?

In 'JLA' #46, Superman cast the deciding vote, removing Batman out of membership from the JLA.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #46, Superman cast the deciding vote, removing Batman out of membership from the JLA. Photo/DC Comics

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Feat: Martian Manhunter, ‘JLA: Earth-2’

 

MARTIAN MANHUNTER (J’ONN J’ONNZ)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA: Earth-2’ (2000), Martian Manhunter performs an energy projection feat. Martian Manhunter faces the destruction of Earth by the Crime Syndicate of America. During the destruction, Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission.

How much energy projection does it take to mind blast Ultraman to submission?

In 'JLA: Earth-2 2000', Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission.
In ‘JLA: Earth-2’ (2000), Martian Manhunter performs an energy projection feat. Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission. Photo/DC Comics

MARTIAN MANHUNTER MIND BLASTED ULTRAMAN WITH ENOUGH A POWER OF 1.4616249 ZETTA JOULES TO SUBMISSION.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY A BLACK HOLE THE SIZE OF THE SUN ENOUGH TO DESTROY A COUNTRY.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

PLANETARY

                       

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Feat: Fernus, ‘JLA’ #86

 

FERNUS
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, titled “Trial By Fire, Part 3”, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. the Justice League of America faces Fernus as he attempts to bring nuclear war on Earth. In the Fortress of Solitude, Fernus kills several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone.

How much energy projection does it take to kill several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone?

In 'JLA' (2003) #86, Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude. Photo/DC Comics

FERNUS KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED WHITE MARTIANS IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE WITH THE BURNING.

FERNUS THE BURNING KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED SUPERMAN-LEVEL WHITE MARTIANS EACH WITH THE POWER OF THE SUN GENERATING 3.846*10^26 J AT OPTIMUM ENERGY PROJECTION.

ENERGY PROJECTION SUPER FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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JLA Vol 1 86 in DC Database.

Super Power: Super-Strength

What super power do you want?

Today, we take a look at super strength. In DC comics, there what is called the “superhero brick type”, an assortment of Superman-type characters that have various powers such as super strength, super speed, flight, invulnerability, and energy projection.

These characters include Superman, Captain Marvel/Shazam, and Martian Manhunter, as well as members of the Captain Marvel family.

In the case of Captain Marvel, his super strength is a gift of the Olympian gods. He is blessed with the powers of the gods by speaking the name SHAZAM which stands for the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury.

Captain Marvel owes his super strength to Olympian magic, derived specifically from the demi-god Hercules. He is on par with Superman physically, and able to perform similar feats such as in Superman Beyond #1 lifting with Superman in Limbo the Book of Limbo, a book with infinite pages.

SUPER FEAT: In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Captain Marvel helped by Superman lifts the Book of Limbo, a book with infinite pages.

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Captain Marvel helped by Superman lifts the Book of Limbo, a book with infinite pages.
In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Captain Marvel helped by Superman lifts the Book of Limbo, a book with infinite pages. Photo/DC Comics

Super feats of super strength are par for the course in comic books and they are displayed everyday by everyday people. We must always remember that we are all super strong, or at least, strong enough to overcome any challenge. We simply have to work at it! And apply our God-given talents!