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Metropolis Battles: Superman vs Doomsday (Hero vs Villain)

 

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Writers and Artists

Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson and Dan Jurgens.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DOOMSDAY!”

In the middle of America, a new threat arises that threatens the nation.

In a murderous rampage across the East Coast, Doomsday lays a path of destruction. It is up to Superman to stop him.

In a battle to the death, Superman is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for Metropolis. Who will mourn our fallen hero?

 

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SUPERMAN VS DOOMSDAY: WE REMEMBER THE FALLEN HEROES! WILL THEY RISE AGAIN?
Superman (1993) #75. DC Comics.

Enter the contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Doomsday, the Ultimate.

Let’s look at the stats.

SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Mountain 33%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Mountain 33%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
DOOMSDAY – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Mountain 33%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Mountain 33%
Energy Projection: Irrelevant 17%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Neophyte 1%

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THE ART

To begin, the art is pure Dan Jurgens. The artist, writer, creator rose to fame with his incredible work on Superman in the 1990s and with the soft revamp Zero Hour. In Death of Superman, Jurgens’ curvy lines and strong musculature create kinetic panels.

Though Jurgens’ art may seem exaggerated with a lack of perspective and propotion at times, his characters are all distinctive and come to life with powerful facial expressions. Witness an all-out Superman unleash a destructive blast of heat vision to protect Lois Lane and the citizens of Metropolis. Check out Jurgens’ art book You Can Draw: Marvel Characters.

THE FIGHT

In a battle to the death, Superman must stop the rampaging Doomsday, to protect the citizens of Metropolis. Even making the ultimate sacrifice!

The battle to decide who is the strongest!

DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS




An all-out brawl between the DC powerhouse and a rampaging monster.
SUPERMAN BLUNT FORCE (x3) + INTERNAL BLEEDING + ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) + 4 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 13 DAMAGE PTS.
DOOMSDAY BLUNT FORCE (x2) + INTERNAL BLEEDING (x3): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) + 4 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 17 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


SUPERMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-17 DAMAGE PTS.

Durability of a Mountain = 100000 Ton of TNT.
-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 3184046586 W * 12 h * 3600 s * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -556753.288752 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Superman’s Durability = (-556753.288752 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(100000 Ton of TNT) = -5.56753288752 PTS.
Durability = 4 – 5.56753288752 = -1.57 PTS = DEATH.



DURABILITY: DEATH

Durability: Death 1%
DOOMSDAY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-13 DAMAGE PTS.

Durability of a Mountain = 100000 Ton of TNT.
-(13 DAMAGE PTS * 3184046586 W * 12 h * 3600 s * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -425752.514928 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Superman’s Durability = (-425752.514928 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(100000 Ton of TNT) = -4.25752514928 PTS.
Durability = 4 – 4.25752514928 = -0.26 PTS = DEATH.



DURABILITY: DEATH

Durability: Death 1%

WINNER: DEATH TO A STANDSTILL

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DOOMSDAY IN COMICS

DOOMSDAY'S FIRST APPEARANCE

Superman: The Man Of Steel (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.

'Man Of Steel' (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.
Superman: The Man Of Steel (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders. DC Comics

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Death of Superman in DC Database.
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Superman: The Man of Steel Vol 1 17 in DC Database.

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Metropolis Battles: Maxima vs Superman (Villain vs Hero)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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'Superman: The Man of Steel' (1997) #65.

Writers and Artists

Louise Simonson and Sal Buscema.

SYNOPSIS FOR “LESSONS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS”

Superman, meet the Superman Revenge Squad! Maxima, Barrage, Misa, Riot, Anomaly want to settle the score with the Man of Steel.

During the battle, Maxima puts the beatdown on the Last Son of Krypton.

IN Squads, Teams And Leagues

'Superman: The Man of Steel' (1997) #65.
Superman: The Man of Steel (1997) #65.. DC Comics

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Maxima, and on the right side is Superman, the Man of Steel.

Let’s look at the stats.

MAXIMA – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Solar System 67%
Energy Projection: Stellar 58%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

WEAKNESSES

  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Solar Radiation.
  • A Vulnerability to Magic.

 

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THE FIGHT

In Metropolis, a mysterious buyer has recruited the Superman Revenge Squad. Together, the rogues engage Superman in battle. During the battle, Superman fights Maxima.

The battle to decide who is the true warrior!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Maxima punching away Superman.

MAXIMA BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


On the following pages, Maxima follows with a divebomb. Then, Superman answers with his own divebomb. Violently, Maxima responds with a punch.

MAXIMA BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the final page, Maxima ends the fight with a haymaker.

At the end of the fight, Maxima wins though she leaves.

MAXIMA BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

TOTAL


MAXIMA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-1 DAMAGE PT.

METAHUMAN PTS = 10^6 PTS.

-(1 DAMAGE PT * 3.54*10^22 N * 1609 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(300 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -1.3561571*10^16 PTS * Tons of TNT/s.

Damage Tons of TNT = (-1.3561571*10^16 PTS * Tons of TNT/10^6 PTS * s) = -1.3561571*10^10 Tons of TNT/s.


DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%

SUPERMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-5 DAMAGE PTS.

METAHUMAN PTS = 10^6 PTS.

-(5 DAMAGE PTS * 3.52 x 10^22 N * 1.93 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(300 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -2.2602619*10^14 PTS * Tons of TNT/s.

Damage Tons of TNT = (-2.2602619*10^14 PTS * Tons of TNT/10^6 PTS * s) = -2.2602619*10^14 Tons of TNT/s.


DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM

Durability: Solar System 67%

WINNER: MAXIMA WINS BEFORE BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL.

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MAXIMA IN COMICS

Action Comics (1989) #645, titled “My Lady Maxima!” marks the first appearance of Maxima in DC continuity. The issue tells the first meeting between Superman and Maxima.

The comic was written by Roger Stern, George Perez and penciled by George Perez.

MAXIMA’S FIRST ISSUE
Action Comics (1989) #645, titled “My Lady Maxima!” marks the first appearance of Maxima in DC continuity. DC Comics.

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LINKS

Superman: The Man Of Steel #65 in Comic Vine.
Maxima (New Earth) in DC Database.
Kal-El (New Earth) in DC Database.
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Metropolis Battles: Orion vs Darkseid (Hero vs Villain)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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Writers and Artists

Paul Dini, Sean McKeever, Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DARKSEID EQUALS DEATH”

In an attempt to create the Fifth World, the Great Disaster has fallen. Not even the gargantuan might of Jimmy Olsen is sufficient to hold Darkseid in check.

Suddenly, Orion Boom Tubes in Metropolis. To this end, he has come to fulfill the prophecy of Darkseid’s death at his hands.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

ORION BOOM TUBES IN METROPOLIS TO DUEL TO THE DEATH WITH DARKSEID!
In 'Countdown To Final Crisis' (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid.
In ‘Countdown To Final Crisis’ (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Orion, the Dog of War and on the right side is Darkseid, the God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

ORION – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Multiversal 92%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior Madness 83%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.
  • Astro Harness.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Berserker Rage.
DARKSEID – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Multiversal 92%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Cosmic 75%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Dependency on X-element.
  • Phobia: Fear of his father Yuga Khan.

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THE FIGHT

In the issue, Darkseid seeks to create the Fifth World on Earth no matter the cost. Suddenly, Orion boom-tubes on Earth. According to the prophecy, this is the day Orion kills Darkseid!

The battle to decide who is the New God

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Orion blasting Darkseid with the Astro Foce. Soon, it creates a giant blast in space.

ORION UNIVERSE-BUSTING + EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 12+ DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS = 17 DAMAGE PTS.



Previously, Orion and Darkseid battled in the explosion. Then, Darkseid hit Orion on the head. On the following page, Darkseid hit Orion on the back with the Omega Effect. On the four next pages, Orion is incinerated and lies on the ground beneath Darkseid’s boots. On the next two pages, Orion frees himself and lands three punches on Darkseid. Pummeling him, Orion has Darkseid on the receiving end on the ground.

ORION BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x3): 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) = 3 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE (x3) + UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PTS (x3) + 12+ DAMAGE PTS = 15 DAMAGE PTS.

On the final pages, Orion rips out Darkseid’s heart. After, Darkseid disappears in a giant explosion.

ORION INTERNAL BLEEDING + EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 4 DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Orion wins leaving behind Darkseid’s ashes.

TOTAL


ORION’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-15 DAMAGE PTS


Total Entropy Of The Universe = (3.1 × 10^104)(k) = 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1.
Temperature Of Universe = 2.73 K.

-(15 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1 * 2.73 K * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -4.1730101*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/710/2/1825/pdf


DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%

DARKSEID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-29 DAMAGE PTS


Strong Force Of A Particle = 2.40326493*10^-7 J.
Strong Force Of Universe = = (2.40326493 × 10-7 J)(3.28 x 10^80).= 5.586709*10^81 J.

-(29 DAMAGE PTS * 5.586709*10^81 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -8.0678196*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-strength-test-for-the-strong-force


DURABILITY: DEATH

Durability: Death 1%

WINNER: ORION WINS BY DEATH.

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DARKSEID IN COMICS

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. Superman foils a bomb attack on the Hairies, Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboys. The attack was from Morgan Edge who received orders from Darkseid.

The issue was created by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams.

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Bio: Steel

 

Steel

Steel – New Earth
NAME: JOHN HENRY IRONS

RELATIVES: CLAY IRONS (BROTHER), NATASHA IRONS (NIECE)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: STEELWORKS, METROPOLIS; FORMERLY WASHINGTON D.C.

AFFILIATION: SUPERMEN OF AMERICA, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 6’7″ MALE

WEIGHT: 290 LBS (132 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


John Henry Irons’ parents died when he was young. In order to achieve power and money, John attended Yale on a sports scholarship before being hired by Amertek Industries.1

As a ballistic expert, he designed hi-tech weapons for a contractor with government ties. When his weapons were used in a war in Qurac, Irons destroyed his prototypes and relocated to Metropolis under Henry Johnson.

During the battle of Metropolis, Irons was saved by Superman who was battling Doomsday. “Henry” told Superman he owed him his life and Superman told him to make it count for something.2

BECOMING STEEL, THE NEW SUPERMAN

During the “Reign of the Supermen” storyline, Irons found out his weapons called “Toastmasters,” were being sold on the street. Irons decided to take action and designed an armour suit, flight boots, a kinetic hammer, an S-emblem and a cape. He became Steel. People believed he was Superman coming back from death. At the time, there were three other Supermen in Metropolis.2

THE DC HIERARCHY OF INTELLIGENCE

STORY ARCS


  • Reign Of The Supermen.
  • JLA: World War Three.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Steel vs Metallo.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Steel Volume 2 #0.
  2. Superman: The Man Of Steel #22.
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Krypton: S.T.A.R. Labs: Superman’s Project For Advanced Science

 

KRYPTON

In 'Starman' (1990) #28, Starman attempts to restore Superman's super powers with his solar energy.
In ‘Starman’ (1990) #28, Starman attempts to restore Superman’s super powers with his solar energy. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN MAD SCIENCE

S.T.A.R. Labs has been associated with Superman and Metropolis, as the future of the Man of Tomorrow. It has served as backup for Superman, Cyborg and the Teen Titans. Superman has had a scientific advisor named Dr. Emil Hamilton, who is a former S.T.A.R. Labs employee.

S.T.A.R. Labs is Superman’s project for advanced science since the Man of Steel has entrusted it with the knowledge of his super powers and weaknesses.

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Bio: Doomsday

 

Doomsday

Doomsday – New Earth
NAME: DOOMSDAY, “THE ULTIMATE”

RELATIVES: BERTRON (CREATOR, “FATHER”, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: NEW EARTH, KRYPTON

AFFILIATION: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS III

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 7′ 0″ (2.13 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 615 LBS (279 KG)

ALIGNMENT: BAD

ORIGIN STORY


200,000 years ago, an alien scientist named Bertron had the dream of creating the Ultimate on Krypton. Early Krypton was very harsh and hostile and the life-forms living there were the deadliest creatures in the universe. The child that would become Doomsday was created by a process of forced evolution. He was exposed to the harsh environment, killed, its remains collected then cloned then the process was repeated a thousand times. Eventually, the creature evolved the ability to come back from the attack that killed it. Doomsday proceeded to eradicate all the harsh life-forms on Krypton.

Per it’s genetic programming, it returned to Bertron’s lab and killed Bertron and all the scientists there. Then it boarded the cargo ship that supplied Bertron’s lab and went to other planets destroying lives.

Doomsday ended up on Calaton, a very scientifically advanced world. For three years it laid waste to the planet until it reached the capital. The scientists worked to devise a solution and finally, the members of the Royal family who had meta human abilities were merged into the being called the Radiant. For a week, he battled Doomsday until in an all-out energy attack he was able to kill the creature. Doomsday was bound but its body was not destroyed to prevent it from entering the afterlife and sent into space. It crash-landed on Earth, buried deep within its mantle.1

DOOMSDAY AND SUPERMAN DIE IN BATTLE IN METROPOLIS

Doomsday emerged to the Earth’s surface. He was met by the Justice League and was named Doomsday by Booster Gold. Doomsday beat them with ease with one hand tied behind his back.2,3 Superman soon met him and a battle across the U.S. states followed. Superman realized the creature was headed for Metropolis.4,5 Eventually, Superman fought Doomsday to a standstill. Finally, both combatants dealt each other the final blow. Apparently spent, they both died.6,7

POWERS


POWERS

ABILITIES

WEAKNESSES


  • Entropy: This is the one thing that Doomsday cannot adapt to nor form an immunity to. When sent to the end of time, he was finally destroyed along with end of the universe.[34]
  • Single-Mindedness: Due to the fact that Doomsday was unintentionally programmed to hate everything that lives, Doomsday will focus only on killing, and could potentially be led into a trap.
  • Monstrous Appearance

STORY ARCS


  • The Death Of Superman.
  • Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey.
  • The Doomsday Wars.
  • Reign Of The Doomsdays.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Superman vs Doomsday.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey #1.
  2. Justice League Of America #69.
  3. Superman #74.
  4. Adventures Of Superman #497.
  5. Action Comics #684.
  6. Superman: The Man Of Steel #19.
  7. Superman #75.
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DC Day: In “Hush”, Batman Has To Free Superman From Poison Ivy’s Mind Control And Recover Lamont’s Ransom

In 'Batman' (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring.
 

DC DAY

In 'Batman' (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring.
In Batman’ (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN MIND CONTROL

CATWOMAN, UNDER MIND CONTROL, STEALS LAMONT’S RANSOM AND DELIVERS IT TO POISON IVY

In ‘Batman’ (2002) #608, Batman fights Poison Ivy’s mind control of Catwoman. It is almost midnight. On the scene of a kidnapping, Batman sneaks through an FBI security perimeter at the Gotham City Shipyard. He has one minute and 13 seconds left. Using acid, he burns through the lock and gets into the Shipyard. He quickly takes down the enemy crew who he knows by name: Nails Nathan, Tommy Harper, Carlos Valdez, and Spider Hancock.

Having interrogated Spider Hancock, he locates the kidnapped, Edward Lamont IV, the sole heir to the Lamont Chemical fortune. Batman notes that he only has 37 seconds left and attempts to get the boy out. The boy is trembling and Batman notes Superman’s smile could have re-assured the boy. He had been kidnapped two days ago by Killer Croc. Within six hours, a $10 million demand for ransom was made. Everyone, the Lamont Family, the Mayor, G.C.P.D. and the F.B.I. but Batman wanted to pay the ransom.

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.
In ‘Batman’ (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.

During the fight, Batman recalls that Killer Croc send everyone on a “wild-goose chase” and went to retrieve the money.1 Batman thought he had two minutes before Croc would realize the child was missing. In reality, he was off by 11 seconds. Batman is intrigued at the fact that kidnapping was never Killer Croc’s Modus Operandi. In fact, the operation was well-planned and executed. Using Croc’s vulnerability to hypersonics, Batman takes him down with “ten thousand bumblebees at one thousand decibels.”1 Batman ties Killer Croc into chains.

The F.B.I. arrives on the scene. One of the officers states though they may not use Batman’s methods, he gets results. Asking about the money, Batman states someone may have gotten it during the fight. Using his heat sensors, he sees Catwoman leaving the scene on a rope. Batman catches up to her and notes that taking ransom money was never Catwoman’s style. In fact, as of late, she had been on the path to reform. As Batman is about to catch Catwoman, his Batrope breaks. Batman exclaims to himself that someone must have cut it. Batman tries to hold onto a gargoyle but his shoulder breaks, then he falls to the ground. At the end of the issue, Catwoman delivers the ransom money to… Poison Ivy who says that no man or woman can resist her mind control.

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Catwoman under mind control, delivers Lamont's money to Poison Ivy.
In ‘Batman’ (2002) #608, Catwoman under mind control, delivers Lamont’s money to Poison Ivy. AP Photo/DC Comics.

DR. ELLIOTT, BRUCE’S CHILDHOOD FRIEND, OPERATES ON AND SAVES BRUCE FROM A SKULL FRACTURE

In ‘Batman’ (2003) #609, Bruce Wayne is operated on and saved from a skull fracture by Dr. Elliott. On the streets of Gotham, thugs witness Batman’s fall. He is bleedy and barely conscious. Batman manages to activate the alarm signal on the utility belt in order to alert Oracle. The thugs attempt to take off his mask. When they are unable, they try to kill Batman. Oracle manages to alert the closest vigilante to Batman. Batman smells the smell of gun oil as one of the thugs is about to shoot him.

Suddenly, Huntress answers the alarm and arrives on the scene. She takes down the thugs. Batman is able to follow on the fight and thinks to himself, that Huntress wants to prove herself. Oracle remote controls the Batmobile to their location. Huntress is startled and Oracle tells Huntress to load Batman into the Batmobile. Huntress says Batman feels broken. As the Batmobile shuts and departs, Oracle tells Huntress that Batman is sure to thank her in person once he recovers. As the Batmobile departs, a mysterious man whose head is covered in bandages observes from a vantage point.

 

In 'Batman' (2003) #609, Batman has a skull fracture and is immobilized on the ground as he is attacked by thugs.
In ‘Batman’ (2003) #609, Batman has a skull fracture and is immobilized on the ground. Thugs who witnessed his fall are trying to kill him. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Elsewhere, Poison Ivy takes the attaché case with half of the ransom money retrieved by Catwoman who is under her mind control. She gives it to a mysterious man. At the Batcave, Alfred Pennyworth states Batman’s injuries are too severe for his skills. Bruce has a skull fracture. Oracle recommends contacting Shondra Kinsolving but Alfred advises against it, as she is having some issues as of late. Oracle says she will have Dick Grayson wreck Bruce’s Porsche.

At that moment, Bruce starts tapping a name. Alfred thinks it is an involuntary nerve movement. Then, he realizes it is Morse Code and that Bruce is tapping “Thomas”. Alfred thinks Bruce is delirious and is recalling childhood memories of his father. However, Bruce continues tapping and Alfred recognizes the name “Thomas Elliott”, Bruce’s chilhood friend who is now a neurosurgeon. The news report on the surgery at Gotham City Hospital and that Dr. Elliott is being flown in from Philadelphia. Eventually, the surgery is successful and Dr. Elliott saves Bruce Wayne’s life.

In 'Batman' (2003) #609, Dr. Elliott operates on Bruce Wayne's skull fracture.
In ‘Batman’ (2003) #609, Dr. Elliott operates on Bruce Wayne’s skull fracture. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BATMAN AND CATWOMAN KISS

In 'Batman' (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss under the full moon in Gotham City.
In ‘Batman’ (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss. AP Photo/DC Comics

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EXPLOSIVE RUMBLE IN METROPOLIS: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN UNDER MIND CONTROL BY POISON IVY

In ‘Batman’ (2003) #612, Batman has to fight Superman under mind control by Poison Ivy. In order to recover Lamont’s ransom, Batman and Catwoman have traced Poison Ivy to Metropolis. Poison Ivy has Superman under mind control and orders Superman to kill Batman and Catwoman. Superman attacks them with heat vision but Batman and Catwoman escape to the Metropolis underground system. When Superman vociferates he can’t kill, Poison Ivy poisons him. Batman is conflicted because of his feelings for Catwoman who has a personal vendetta against Poison Ivy because she put her under mind control to steal Lamont’s ransom.

However, with prep time, Batman has a plan. They have escaped to the Lexcorp tunnel systems which are lead-lined. After Batman puts on his Kryptonite ring, Catwoman kisses him and departs. The fight between Batman and Superman is uneven. During the fight, Batman thinks Clark is a good person, while Bruce is not. Though Superman has the advantage, Batman uses Clark’s psychology with a lie so he can’t use his heat vision. Then, he times Superman’s punch and avoids it, to hit High Voltage. Superman is electroshocked by Metropolis’ power system. There is a power outage, then power returns.

In 'Batman' (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring.
In ‘Batman’ (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Superman storms out of the underground and exclaims to Batman: “You hurt me. This ends now.”2 He grabs a car in order to slam it into Batman. Batman asks Superman to look up and gives him a choice: He can either continue fighting or he can save Lois Lane who is being held by Catwoman atop the Daily Planet building. Catwoman pushes Lois off the Daily Planet. Superman frees himself from the mind control of Poison Ivy and saves Lois.

Coming to his senses, Superman says they are unable to track Poison Ivy though Batman knows someone who can. Meeting Ivy at Metropolis Plaza, Superman says he has arranged for Maggie Sawyer to deliver Poison Ivy to G.C.P.D. Poison Ivy attempts to leave but is met by Krypto the super-dog. Batman, Catwoman and Superman used Krypto’s super smell in order to track Poison Ivy. Then, Catwoman knocks out Poison Ivy to even the score for Poison Ivy putting her under mind control. At the end of the issue, Batman and Superman congratulate each other for their friendship.

In 'Batman' (2003) #612, Catwoman drops Lois Lane off the Daily Planet and Superman frees himself from Poison Ivy's mind control in order to save her.
In ‘Batman’ (2003) #612, Catwoman drops Lois Lane off the Daily Planet and Superman frees himself from Poison Ivy’s mind control in order to save her. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Batman Vol 1 612 in DC Database.
Batman Vol 1 608 in DC Database.
Batman Vol 1 609 in DC Database.
Batman Vol 1 610 in DC Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Batman #608.
  2. Batman #612.

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Metropolis Battles: Superman vs Black Adam (Hero vs Villain)

 

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METROPOLIS BATTLES

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SYNOPSIS FOR “BLACK AND BLUE”

The super-villains are joining together and Metropolis is caught in the crossfires. Bizarro is being recruited by Zoom into the Secret Society led by Lex Luthor.

In Metropolis, Superman must battle Black Adam over his protection of the super-villain Doctor Psycho who has the citizens of Metropolis in his mind-control.

Can Superman defeat Black Adam in time to save the citizens of Metropolis?

 

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THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM!
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Black Adam, the Champion of the Egyptian gods.

Let’s look at the stats.

SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH


Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Stellar 67%
Durability: Solar System 67%
Energy Projection: Solar System 67%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Items in the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Legion Flight Ring.
  • Archer rifle.

WEAKNESSES

  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • High-Pitched Noises.
  • Psionics.

BLACK ADAM – NEW EARTH


Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Solar System 67%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

WEAKNESSES

  • Vulnerability to Electricity.

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THE ART

In comicdom, John Byrne is a legendary artist. In the 1960s, his work on Silver Surfer is an all-time fan-favorite. Really, Byrne’s classical training is evident in his anatomical correctness and his realistic landscapes. When Byrne moved to DC in the 1990s, he did some important work on New Gods and here the crisis-preparing rumble between Superman and Black Adam.

Byrne’s pencils show a nice evolution from his classic work. Here, there is less emphasis on scenery and more on action. The detailed backgrounds are gone, and there are more close-ups and punches! Certainly, DC’s superheroes tend to be more hands-on. Importantly, Superman is first of all, a flying brick! Check out How To Draw Comics #1 by John Byrne, John Romita Jr and Allan Fromberg.

THE FIGHT

Superman confronts Black Adam in Metropolis over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. Dr. Psycho has Metropolis in a psychic hold.

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BLACK ADAM IN COMICS

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and his confrontation with his archnemesis Black Adam.

The graphic novel was created by Jerry Ordway and John Costanza.

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 831 in DC Database.
Byrne Robotics.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.
The Power of Shazam! #1 in Comic Vine.

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DC Day: In The ‘Reign Of The Supermen’ Storyline, Cyborg Superman Sinisterly Destroys Coast City

 

DC DAY

CYBORG SUPERMAN DESTROYS COAST CITY WITH WARWORLD’S HELP!
In ‘Superman’ (1993) #80, Cyborg Superman recruits Mongul in order to create Engine City with War World. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC COMICS

‘REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN’

STEEL

During the ‘Reign of the Supermen storyline, Cyborg Superman destroys Coast City with Mongul’s help. Steel, Superboy, Eradicator and Cyborg Superman emerge as Superman replacements during Superman’s absence. Steel appears first. John Henry Irons witnessed a murder of one of the children he was trying to protect on the streets of Metropolis.

John recognizes the Toastmaster weapon used to commit the murder, which he created. Attempting a chase, the murderers evade and John ends up at the hospital. Discharged from the hospital, John recounts how Superman saved him and the promise he made to make his life count. He forges a suit of armor and promises to get the Toastmaster weapons off the streets. He is known as the Man of Steel.

In Superman: The Man Of Steel’ (1993) #22, Steel saves a woman for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

SUPERBOY

The second Superman to emerge is Superboy.

Read on!

A group of thugs in a taxicab drive by the Superman memorial statue in Centennial Park and begin shooting at it with their guns. Soon after, they attempt to run down an attractive jogger, but a young boy claiming to be the man of steel intercepts them. Crushing the car, he steals a pair of trendy sunglasses from one of the goons and kisses the would-be victim before flying off.

Adventures of Superman Vol 1 501, DC Database

Meanwhile, the young Superman arrives at the Daily Planet announcing his triumphant return. Lois Lane meets him and is hardly convinced that this is in fact the one, true Superman. This Super-boy begins to flirt with her until he sees a younger reporter, Tana Moon, leaving the Daily Planet building. He introduces himself to Tana and learns that she works for Vincent Edge at WGBS. Tana convinces Superboy to give her a talk-show exclusive interview and he finally broadcasts to the world that he is not the true Superman, but rather his clone. Lex Luthor discovers the news broadcast and summons Project Cadmus administrator, Carl Packard, to his office.

Adventures of Superman Vol 1 501, DC Database

 

ERADICATOR

In ‘Action Comics (1993) 687’, the Eradicator is the third Superman to emerge. He emerges in the Fortress of Solitude, confused and shocked. One of the robots who created him, explains he was created by a mobile field effect. The Eradicator watches news footage of Superman’s battle with Doomsday and flies to Metropolis. He enters Superman’s tomb and picks up his cape. As he emerges from the tomb, he is blinded by the light. He flies back to the Fortress of Solitude.

The Eradicator returns to Metropolis and responds to various crimes. Unlike Superman, he is more lethal in dealing with violence. People speculate whether Superman has returned. Later, Lex Luthor discovers that Superman’s body is missing and is furious. Supergirl bursts into his office, furious that he hid news of Superman’s return from her. Meanwhile, the Eradicator saves a plane from crashing earning the people’s admiration. He picks Lois Lane up and they have a private conversation. She notes he has Superman’s memories but his personality is different. She attempts to kiss him, but the Eradicator evades stating only Superman remains, Clark Kent is dead. He is the Last Son Of Krypton.

 

In ‘Action Comics (1993) 687’, Eradicator makes an appearance at Superman’s Memorial. Photo/DC Comics

CYBORG SUPERMAN

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #78, Lois Lane investigates Superman sightings. She interviews a scientist who claims to have seen Superman. The man states, Superman removed a train with a cracked container containing nuclear waste in order to prevent contamination. He was able to get a photo of him and shows it to Lois. Lois heads back and turns on her police scanner in the car. She intercepts a police report for Maggie Sawyer’s Unit to report to Star Labs immediately. Superman has been sighted there! Then, Project Cadmus intercepts a bogey headed their way for Zoomway Alpha. They send the Sky Sentinels but the bogey is too fast for them.

The figure breaches the perimeter, and Guardian and security men fire at him at Infra-Vision to kill. The blasts have no effect on him. They turn the lights back on and see Cyborg Superman. He has come for the dead body of Doomsday. Guardian seems to recognize him and Director Westfield vociferously denies his request citing legal bindings. Wasting no time, Cyborg Superman breaks through the underground concrete and uses his robotic right arm to hack the vault where Doomsday is kept. Filled with the memories of Superman, he is terrorized by Doomsday. He manages to bind Doomsday and takes off into space as Lois Lane watches. He is the Man of Tomorrow.

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #78, Cyborg Superman meets Doomsday’s dead body in a vault at Project Cadmus. Photo/DC Comics

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CYBORG SUPERMAN DESTROYS COAST CITY

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #80, Eradicator is in Coast City helping put out a fire at Ferris Aircraft Warehouse. When he hears reports of an alien aircraft in Coast City, he decides to stay and investigate. In Metropolis, Cyborg Superman receives a message from the White House of the sighting in Coast City. When he learns that one of the Supermen is in the area, he suggests the impostor may be leading the aliens and departs for Coast City. Aboard the craft, Mongul orders to release the 77,000 carnage globes on the city. With ninety seconds to detonation!

As Eradicator flies through the carnage globes, he is intercepted by Cyborg Superman. Cyborg Superman blames him to be an impostor and to be the leader of the alien craft. Eradicator slightly denies the accusations, and as he turns his back flying away, Cyborg Superman attacks. Cyborg Superman fashions his right robotic arm into a gun and shoots Eradicator in the back. At that moment, Mongul orders all the carnage globes to be detonated. Fashioning his robotic arm into a cannon, Cyborg Superman blasts the Eradicator stating that he cares that Coast City be obliterated and that Eradicator be blamed for the deaths of seven million men and women. Cyborg Superman falls to a huge crater, in his energy form.

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #80, Cyborg Superman blasts the Eradicator and destroys Coast City. Photo/DC Comics

Mongul moves to the next phase and releases seeds in the ground that are to connect to build Engine City. The White House contacts Cyborg Superman and states it is not able to see past “the smoke and ash”.1 Cyborg Superman claims he “did everything possible to save Coast City.”1 Asked what he sees, Cyborg Superman says nothing is left and that he only sees a huge crater. Concerning the craft, Cyborg Superman claims he only saw a glimpse of it before it vanished.

On the other hand, the Eradicator has arrived at the Fortress of Solitude. He is protected by a suit and says he will survive in it. Cyborg Superman is on Warworld. Mongul arrives and asks for forgiveness for being behind schedule. Mongul kneels on his right knee and kisses Cyborg Superman’s right robotic hand. Cyborg Superman states: “And Metropolis is next!”1 Welcome to Warworld!

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #80, Cyborg Superman recruits Mongul in order to create Engine City with War World. Photo/DC Comics


SOURCES

Superman Vol 2 80 in DC Database.
Reign of the Supermen in Comic Vine.
Superman: The Man of Steel Vol 1 22 in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 501 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 687 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 2 78 in DC Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Superman #80.

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Super Power: Brainiac’s 12th Level Intellect Is The Most Advanced Coluan Brain

 

SUPER POWER

Variant Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

VRIL DOX I WAS THE MOST ADVANCED COLUAN MIND

In ‘L.E.G.I.O.N.’ (1989) #1, Vril Dox II speaks of the origin story of his father, Vril Dox I, on Colu. AP Photo/DC Comics

In ‘L.E.G.I.O.N.’ (1989) #1, Vril Dox II speaks of the origin story of his father, Vril Dox I who would become Brainiac, on Colu.

Vril Dox I, who would become Brainiac, was born on the planet Colu. Colu was out on the Magellanic clouds, located as the fourth planet from the sun’s star system. Colu was a very advanced planet and it is estimated only about 1 percent of the population lived outside connurban areas. As a whole, the planet Colu was an eighth level intellect.

Coluans lived under the tyrannical control of the Computer Tyrants. The Computer Tyrants controlled and manipulated the daily lives of Coluans, even “brainwashing the chidren from birth– Raising them in sterile, computer-run edu-bloks–“1

Vril Dox I was a genius on Colu even by the Computer Tyrants’ standards. In order to not risk tampering with his mind, the Tyrants offered Vril Dox I a choice. Dox chose to stand with the machines against his own people. Dox worked magnificently for the Tyrants improving their compu-designs and their hold on Coluans. He was rewarded with the permission to inseminate a female. A son was born and was named Vril Dox II.

Vril Dox II was born virtually an adult and became his father’s assistant. Vril Dox II hated his father.

Eventually, the machines grew nervous of Vril Dox I’s genius and decided to eliminate him. The Coluan Council convened and when Vril Dox I failed with an experiment, Dox was sentenced to death.

BRAINIAC IS BORN!

Eventually, Vril’s father was discorporated by the angry and fearful Computer Tyrants of Colu. His psyche came to inhabit a robot form and wandered the galaxy as Brainiac. He was destroyed by the Omega Men, and his consciousness traveled to Earth, where another android form was created. (History of the DCU #2) There he soon possessed the body of the telepath, Milton Fine, and began a long history of terrorizing Superman. (Adventures of Superman #438)

Vril Dox II, Cosmic Teams

WHAT IS BRAINIAC’S 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT?

In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, Superman makes first contact with Brainiac’s main A.I. for the first time. Brainiac’s 12th Level Intellect is a vast computer mind that allows multiple running calculations with his Coluan brain and interfacing with machines and technology, as seen with the use of his bio-shell within his skull ship.

When Brainiac makes first contact with Superman for the first time, he mentions the superhuman computing power of his coluan brain which can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”2

Read on!

Brainiac is generally believed to be the most intelligent being in the DC Universe, possessing a twelfth-level intellect that surpasses even Lex Luthor. He is capable of storing and processing trillions of minds worth of information in his data banks and Coluan brain and possesses superhuman calculation abilities, enhanced memory, and advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, physics and other theoretical and applied sciences. He has been shown as being capable of feats such as shrinking entire planets, creating impenetrable force fields, absorbing information from other beings, transferring his consciousness, time travel, and even creating an army of ten thousand similarly powered probes who are each able to rival and even kill Kryptonians. His vast intellect also makes him immune to mind control.

Vril Dox I, DC Database

Let’s look at some applications of Brainiac’s 12th Level Intellect in battles.

IN ‘ACTION COMICS’ #868, BRAINIAC STATES HIS COLUAN BRAIN CAN PROCESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SEVENTY TIMES OCTODECILLION BEINGS

In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, Brainiac states the computing power of his 12th Level Intellect. AP Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, Superman has been kidnapped by Brainiac. He awakens aboard Brainiac’s Skull Ship and quickly takes down the Brainiac probes and Koko.

Superman heads for the control room and sees the bottled cities Brainiac has integrated into his A.I. At that moment, Brainiac awakens.

Brainiac and Superman soon engage in battle. Brainiac reveals to Superman it has been the first time in five centuries since he emerged from his bio-shell. He claims he will evolve to perfection.

The Brainiac A.I. states his spinal station is able process the knowledge of octodecillion beings. His Coluan brain is able to process seventy times the information. In addition, his programming is to evolve to integrate the knowledge of the galaxy within “a matter of hours”.2

IN ‘ACTION COMICS’ #869, BRAINIAC SENDS HIS SOLAR AGGRESSOR TO DETONATE THE SUN SUPERNOVA

In  ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac sends his solar aggressor to detonate the sun supernova. AP Photo/DC Comics

During his battle with Superman, Brainiac sends his solar aggressor to detonate the sun supernova. After Brainiac has captured Superman and Supergirl, he bottles Metropolis. He plans to incinerate Earth with the solar aggressor as it detonates the sun supernova. Brainiac states “in less than fifty-seven minutes, my solar aggressor will reach your sun.”4

In Smallville, Pa and Ma Kent watch as the solar aggressor heads for the sun. Pa Kent notes it is headed for the sun.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘ACTION COMICS’ #869, BRAINIAC BOTTLES METROPOLIS

In  ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac bottles Metropolis as Lois Lane and the citizens of Metropolis watch helplessly. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

L.E.G.I.O.N. #1 in Comic Vine.
Vril Dox II in Cosmic Teams.
Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 869 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. L.E.G.I.O.N. #1.
  2. Action Comics #868.
  3. Action Comics #869.