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DC Day: This Day, in the History of the DC Universe, the New WildC.A.T.s. Comic Releases

 

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In 2022, DC Comics published Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths. Importantly, the comic changed continuity, introduced an infinite DC multiverse and the disbanding of the Justice League. With the crisis passing, a new DC Universe dawns and heroes form to protect it.

This day, the new WildC.A.T.s. team continues its crisis aversions in WildC.A.T.s. #3. Today, we celebrate WildC.A.T.s.

WILDC.A.T.s. #3 RELEASES TODAY

 

In November 2022, the Wild Crisis Aversion Tactical Squad debuted in WildC.A.T.s. by Matthew Rosenberg and Stephen Segovia. In WildC.A.T.s. (2023) #3, the limited series restores the fan-favorite team called the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

DC COMICS TOP PICKS RELEASING TODAY

In the conclusion of the anthology series, Batman must race through time to save the Waynes. In Batman: Urban Legends (2023) #23, writer and artist Jamal Campbell also delivers an epic story about Robin’s early days.

In The Flash (2023) #790, the Flash Family faces an alien invasion in 60 seconds. With everyone in Central City frozen in time, Wally and the Flashes must save their loved ones and everyone.

 

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In The Human Target (2023) #10, Tom King continues his Eisner-nominated series. The mystery finally begins to reveal as Christopher Chance puts together the pieces of his murder. And the hero has only 48 hours before his death.

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“Archie Meets Batman ’66” Review

 

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THE GREATEST CROSSOVER EVENT IN COMICDOM!
Archie Meets Batman (2018) ’66 #2. Archie Comics.

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Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel that brings together some of the most iconic characters in comics and television!

Two iconic comic book characters meet up for the FIRST TIME in this historic crossover mini-series! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale–with Mr. Lodge becoming enemy #1 of the dynamic duo! Now it’s up to Veronica to recruit some help and place a call… to the Batcave!

Critically, Archie Meets Batman ’66 is the greatest comic crossover of all-time. In fact, the historie Archie comic crosses over with the popular 1960s version of Batman in a story of pure comedy.

Together, writers Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci and artist Dan Parent collaborate on the 6-issue mini-series. Really, you will relive old childhood memories and high school parties. Indeed, the art in the book is an entertaining fanfare of Silver Age comics: colorful, comedic and fun.

Indeed, share this comic to fans of Comic-Con, DC Comics and Archie. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Archie! And Batgirl!

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This graphic novel showcases Archie Meets Batman ’66. One good feature of this comic is that it is available in Paperback format. It is published by Archie Comics.

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This graphic novel has another feature. One good feature of this comic is that it is available in Kindle & Comixology formats.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS


  • Publisher: Archie Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Paperback format available.
  • Kindle & Comixology formats available.
  • 144 pages.
  • Publication Date: April 16, 2019.
  • Dimensions: 6.59 x 0.32 x 10.17 inches.

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To begin, the success of Riverdale on CW has led to an Archie revival. In a long time coming, Archie Meets Batman ’66 shows the greatest crossover of all-time between Archie and the 1960s television version of Batman.

Really, the comic is perfect for all ages and its straightforward tale of amusement and mystery will entertain adults and children alike. Also, witness Batgirl and Robin going undercover at Riverdale.

The comic is good for your DC collection. You will definitely love Dan Parker’s Silver Age pencils, the lighthearted story-telling, and the colorful panels.

This product has 84 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.6 out of 5.

POSITIVE REVIEW

The customer review said: “Archie Meets Batman “66” was a fun read for those who are not only fans of the classic Archie Comics but also love a bit of superhero in their lives and like most graphic novels – this was a quick read.”

NEGATIVE REVIEW

There is 2 negative global ratings. The negative review commented on the difference between the comic and the show: “Artwork looks nothing like the tv show. This Mag has Batgirl hanging out in the Batcave. Even worse, you are left with the impression that everyone knows each other’s secret identity. The story is passable at best.”

Overall, this comic was great.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

  • Historic Archie-DC company crossover.
  • Silver Age storytelling and art.

NEGATIVE:

  • None.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this graphic novel as the greatest crossover comic of all-time.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.


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Metropolis Battles: Mammoth vs Cyborg (Villain vs Hero)

 

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Writers and Artists

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SYNOPSIS FOR “OUTBREAK, CONCLUSION”

The Justice League is in crisis. As the heroes are fighting the Genie in an iPad against the Fearsome Five and various villains, public distrust increases.

During the battle, Cyborg fights Mammoth to protect citizens.

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SCIENCE FAIR QUESTION: HOW MUCH ENERGY IS SPACE RE-ENTRY?
In 'Justice League' (2017) #11, the heroes fight supervillains.
In Justice League (2017) #11, the heroes fight supervillains. DC Comics.

Enter the contestants in Denver, Colorado. On the left side is Mammoth and on the right side is Cyborg.

Let’s look at the stats.

MAMMOTH – PRIME EARTH

Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Irrelevant 17%
Fighting Skills: Brawler 17%
Intelligence: Neophyte 1%

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH

Super Strength: Continent 42%
Super Speed: Sonic 50%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Peak Human 50%
Intelligence: Inventor 50%

WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to magic.
  • Mind control.
  • Missing eye.

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THE FIGHT

In order to protect Batman, the Genie in the iPad and the civilians, Cyborg must fight Mammoth’s attack.

The battle to decide who is the strongest! Toggle Cyborg’s Negative Damage under our Damage Points to find out the energy of re-entry from space.

DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS

The fight starts out with Mammoth attacking Cyborg in a crumbling building. Then, Cyborg responds with an energy attack.

MAMMOTH BLUNT FORCE ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT.
CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the fight, Cyborg puts Mammoth down with a punch.

CYBORG BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

TOTAL


MAMMOTH’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-7 DAMAGE PTS.

3 Richter Scale 9 Earthquakes = 6.2e+17 J = 147619047.619 Ton of TNT.
-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 2.1e+17 N * 1 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -350000000 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Mammoth’s Durability = (-350000000 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(147619047.619 Ton of TNT) =
-2.37096774194 PTS.
Durability = 6 – 2.37 = -3.64 PTS = COUNTRY.


DURABILITY: COUNTRY

Durability: Country 33%

CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-1 DAMAGE PTS.

Re-entry From A Million Miles = 2.7628413e+12 J = 657.819357143 Ton of TNT.
-(1 DAMAGE PTS * 1716.5 N * 10 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.0000040869 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Cyborg’s Durability = (-0.0000040869
​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(657.819357143 Ton of TNT) = 6.21279984e-9 PTS.
Durability = 6 – 6.21279984e-9 = 6 PTS = PLANETARY.


DURABILITY: PLANETARY

Durability: Planetary 50%

WINNER: CYBORG WINS.

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CYBORG'S FIRST APPEARANCE

DC Comics Presents (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Metropolis Battles: Beast Boy vs Cyborg (Hero vs Hero)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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Writers and Artists

Sean McKeever and Angel Unzueta.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DEATHTRAP (PART I)”

The Titans are on the hunt for a traitor. In order to find him, they must draw out Vigilante.

In order to lure him, a mind-controlled Cyborg baits a fight with the Titans and particularly, Beast Boy.

IN MIND CONTROL

BEAST BOY VS CYBORG! ‘NUFF SAID!
Titans (2012) #12. DC Comics

Enter the contestants. On the left side is Beast Boy and on the right side is Cyborg.

Let’s look at the stats.

BEAST BOY – NEW EARTH

Strength Class: Metahuman 17%
Weaknesses: Conventional Warfare 25%
Quality Opponents: Demon 67%
Limitations: Morals 50%

SCORE: -20.5

FORMIDABILITY: CIVILIAN

CYBORG – NEW EARTH

Strength Class: Metahuman 17%
Weaknesses: Advanced Weaponry 42%
Quality Opponents: Demon 67%
Limitations: Teamwork 67%

SCORE: -3.5

FORMIDABILITY: CIVILIAN

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THE FIGHT

In order to lure Vigilante, Cyborg stages a fight with the Teen Titans. During the fight, he fights Beast Boy.

The battle to decide who is the strongest Titan!

WINNER: BEAST BOY WINS BY INCAPACITATION.

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The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. DC Comics.

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DC Day: Joining The New Teen Titans, Beast Boy Became Changeling

 

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Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Adrienne Roy


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

August, 1982

IN ORIGIN STORIES

ON THEIR GRAND CANYON VACATION, BEAST BOY TELLS HIS ORIGIN STORY TO THE NEW TEEN TITANS

In Tales Of The New Teen Titans (1982) #3, we learn the origin story of Beast Boy. On their Grand Canyon vacation, Beast Boy grills hot dogs for the New Teen Titans. During that time, he tells them his origin story. Previously, Beast Boy was the child of deceased Mark and Marie Logan. Named Garth Logan, he contracted the deadly jungle disease named Sakutia in Lamumba.

Relevantly, Mark Logan was an expert in many science fields. Though he claimed to have isolated the common genetic code between humans and animals. Unfortunately, Mark’s attempt at a cure granted Garfield animal shape-shifting powers with a green complexion. In an accident, his parents died with young Garfield unable to save them.

In 'Tales Of The New Teen Titans' (1982) #3, Mark Logan attempts to cure his son Garfield of Sakutia.
In Tales Of The New Teen Titans (1982) #3, Mark Logan attempts to cure his son Garfield of Sakutia. DC Comics.

THE NOTORIOUS FBI’S MOST WANTED 8 YEAR OLD JOINS THE DOOM PATROL

Doom Patrol.
The Original Doom Patrol. DC Comics.

 

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THE ARSENAL KIDNAPS BEAST BOY AND HIS GIRLFRIEND FOR RANSOM

After Beast Boy loses his movie career, he retreats to his mansion in West Hollywood. Soon, he begins a romance with Jillian Jackson, his childhood friend. Before his flame can return to school, she is kidnapped by the Doom Patrol enemy named Arsenal.

Then, it is up to Beast Boy to rescue her from the villain’s castle. There, the former Patroller learns his former guardian, Nicholas Galtry posed as the villain. Sinisterly, he imprisoned Garfield in an air-tight and electrified cage. With the ultimatum to pay him 25 million dollars to save Jillian’s life.

Nicholas Galtry. DC Comics.

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TO SAVE HIS GIRLFRIEND JILLIAN, BEAST BOY BECOMES CHANGELING

BEAST BOY TURNS INTO A PORCUPINE

In order to destroy the electrified glass, Garfield turned into a porcupine. With his spikes, Garfield short-circuited the cage.

Correctly, Dick Grayson guessed the transformation.

BEAST BOY TURNS INTO A GOAT

In order to knock down Arsenal, Beast Boy turns into a goat.

At high speed, he rams into his enemy. Powerfully, Arsenal is knocked through the wall into another room.

BEAST BOY TURNS INTO A STARFISH

Quickly, the battle turns into Beast Boy’s favor. When the teenage hero turns into a starfish, he holds Arsenal’s helmet in his powerful grip.

Then, unable to see, the villain panics. Fearfully, the villain flies outside of his castle. Finally, he ends in the lake where he resumes his attack.

BEAST BOY TURNS INTO AN ELECTRIC EEL

When in water, the villain’s face is free. Destructively, Arsenal delivers a blast which Beast Boy escapes by turning into a fish.

Quickly, Beast Boy turns into an electric eel. Powerfully, he shoots “a couple thousand volts through” Arsenal to knock him out.1

LATER, BEAST BOY JOINS THE NEW TEEN TITANS AND BECOMES CHANGELING

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LINKS

Tales of the New Teen Titans Vol 1 3 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Tales of the New Teen Titans #3.
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Reviews: “Batman: Hush” (Graphic Novel)

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

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Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In Batman: Hush, the Dark Knight must recover the Lamont ransom. To this end, the comic features a who is who of Batman’s rogues. And the Dark Knight races to uncover the identity of the masked villain who threatens the Bat-family.

Together, collect issues #608-619 in Batman: Hush (New Edition) (Batman (1940-2011)).

Perhaps, one of the most popular Batman story arcs in recent memory. With superstar talent from writer Jeph Loeb and artist Jim Lee, Hush is one of the greatest Batman graphic novels. In addition, Superman appears in issues #611 and #612. Also, witness Batman vs Killer Croc.

 

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DIALOGUE

To sum, the dialogue serves the ambiance of mystery and thriller characteristic of the best detective stories. In part cryptic, and in part terrifying, the dialogue heightens the comic.

Certainly, it is a strong part of the comic and the narration helps point important moments and their urgency.

PLOT

Generally, Hush has a stellar plot though with some great themes. Indeed, the central theme in the graphic novel is Batman’s failure to protect Jason Todd, the second Robin.

Though the first part of the arc is its strongest, the big reveal of the masked villain at the end may feel contrived. In addition, the resolution leaves some plot holes unanswered. Overall, the plot is focused and brilliant as a detective story.

CHARACTERIZATION

Perhaps, the most faithful aspect of the comic. Really, Jeph Loeb’s characterization is top-notch. For the most part, heroes and villains act in character.

In addition, Batman’s budding romance with Catwoman is left unresolved though with an indication the villain may know more than she seemed. However, other rogues only appear for fan service. Notably, Joker is not fully developed in the story.

ART

When the series debuted in 2002, the creative team was its strongest selling point. As matter of fact, Jim Lee’s art is legendary in this comic. In Superman: For Tomorrow, the artist continued on the work started here.

Really, Batman: Hush has been one of the most successful Batman comics in years.

VERDICT

With action, mystery and romance, comic collectors love this story. Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Batman stories.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect the story arc in single issues or graphic novel in paperback format.


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Power Level Wiki Preview: Batman Undergoes The Thogal Ritual

 

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DC Day: “Nightwing: Year One” Shows Nightwing’s Solo Career Is About Building Bridges

In 'Nightwing' (2005) #106, Nightwing takes first flight.
 
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In 'Nightwing' (2005) #106, Nightwing takes first flight.
In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #106, Nightwing takes first flight. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Nightwing: Year One.

Universe

New Earth.

Heroes

Batman, Superman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin.

Villains

Clayface, Joker, Penguin, Killer Croc.

Creators

Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel.

IN ORIGIN STORIES

ROBIN LATE ON A MISSION LEADS TO A SNOWBALL EFFECT: BATMAN FIRES HIM

“Nightwing: Year One” is a tape recording Nightwing sends through Batgirl to Batman about his decision to go solo. In the tape, Nightwing tells his story from his perspective about his departure from Batman. In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #101, Nightwing begins his story. He tells that the event that snowballed his dismissal has been his recurrent late tardies on missions. In fact, he had been struggling with school, his work with the Titans and his responsibilities as Robin.

Suddenly, Robin arrives and realizes Batman is protecting a child from Clayface. Apparently, the situation was the result of a domestic dispute. In reality, the baby was Clayface’s baby. Asked to watch the baby, Robin rejects Batman’s order and goes after Clayface. Eventually, Robin defeats Clayface and the baby is returned to the mother. Back at the Batcave, Alfred welcomes Batman and Robin and goes to make some peanut butter and marshmallow cream on toast. Vociferously, Bruce tells Robin needs to be totally devoted and that he is Batman’s lieutenant. Angrily, Batman fires Robin. Robin departs leaving behind his new costume.

In 'Nightwing' (2005) #101, Nightwing late on mission to an argument with Batman, then his firing.
In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #101, Nightwing late on mission to an argument with Batman, then his firing. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BRIDGE ONE: ROBIN MEETS WITH SUPERMAN TO TAKE UP THE NIGHTWING MANTLE

In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #102, Robin starts building bridges in order to start his solo career. Seeking to come out of the shadows into the light, Dick meets with Clark Kent at the Daily Planet. Lois Lane is curious about who Richard Grayson is. Interestingly, she does some digging and finds out he is the adopted relative of billionnaire Bruce Wayne. Clark’s and Dicks conversation is cut short by police reports. Clark changes to Superman while Dick rushes to the scene with a hoodie, jumping on rooftops. On the scene, Superman meets with two terrorists who want to prevent the then current presidential election.

Superman manages to stop the first terrorist by removing in the air and destroying the bomb that was strapped to him with his heat vision. Meanwhile, Dick apprehends the second one and when he jumps down a building to prevent the bomb from detonating, Superman saves him and and catches the other terrorist. Back at the Fortress of Solitude, Dick and Superman have a discussion. Asked for advice, Superman tells Dick his inspiration for his crime-fighting is a Kryponian hero named Nightwing. Since Dick is committed to remaining a superhero and one day becoming Batman, Superman tells him to find his own “place of solitude.”1

In 'Nightwing' (2005) #102, Superman tells Dick Grayson about the story of the Kryptonian hero named Nightwing.
In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #102, Superman tells Dick Grayson about the story of the Kryptonian hero named Nightwing.. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BRIDGE TWO: ROBIN BECOMES NIGHTWING AND ANNOUNCES IT TO COMMISSIONER GORDON

In 'Nightwing (2005) #103, Robin announces his new Nightwing code name to Commissioner Gordon.
In ‘Nightwing (2005) #103, Robin announces his new Nightwing code name to Commissioner Gordon. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BRIDGE THREE: NIGHTWING AND BATGIRL PROMOTE HIS NEW SOLO CAREER

In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #104, Nightwing and Batgirl are on a date to promote his new solo career. After announcing to Commissioner Gordon, Nightwing debuts his solo career by apprehending thugs on the streeets of Gotham City. However, he is being watched. When Nightwing finds himself in a difficult situation, Batgirl intervenes riding a Batcycle. In reality, she is Batman’s informant. Nevertheless, Nightwing and Batgirl attempt to rekindle their romance.

Then, they decide to announce Nightwing’s solo career to the criminal elements in Gotham City. At Arkham Asylum, Nightwing roughs up Joker to put him on notice. At a strip club, both heroes take down wanted felons and seem to be having fun. They even head out to Penguin’s nightclub and send the GCPD on his tail. Nightwing shows he wants to build bridges within the superhero community and be better than Batman.

In 'Nightwing' (2005) #104, Nightwing and Batgirl promote his solo career by taking down wanted felons.
In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #104, Nightwing and Batgirl promote his solo career by taking down wanted felons. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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BRIDGE FOUR: NIGHTWING AND THE NEW ROBIN TEAM-UP TO TAKE DOWN KILLER CROC AND SAVE ALFRED

In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #105, the philosophical differences between Batman and Nightwing are clear. Batman does not trust his proteges and wants to control them. However, Nightwing is optimistic and believes in teaching and passing down his knowledge and skills to his proteges, friends and teammates. When Batman decides to test Jason Todd, he disguises himself as a villain and Alfred as Two-Face. Unfortunately, as they drive in Gotham City to their destination, Batman is hurt and Alfred is captured by Killer Crocs henchmen.

Jason Todd meets Nightwing and prepares to fight him thinking it is a gauntlet. However, Batman contacts Nightwing and Robin telling them it is not a gauntlet. He tells them to find Alfred somewhere on the estuary. In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #106, the conflict finds its resolution. Nightwing and Robin team-up to find Alfred and take down Killer Croc and his henchmen. As the Bat-family reconvenes at the Batcave, Nightwing sends Batman a tape. There, he tells him about his decision to go solo. The following day, Batman sends Dick his new Nightwing costume with a letter showing his support.

In 'Nightwing' (2005) #106, Nightwing and the new Robin team-up to take down Killer Croc and save Alfred.
In ‘Nightwing’ (2005) #106, Nightwing and the new Robin team-up to take down Killer Croc and save Alfred. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Nightwing Vol 2 106 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Nightwing #102.
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Metropolis Battles: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

Cyborg convinces Dr. Magnus to re-activate the damaged Metal Men. The objective is to take on Grid who has taken over the Internet. Grid a sentient virus implanted in Cyborg that became alive and separated from Cyborg, forming a new cybernetic being.

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. During the battle, Cyborg takes on Grid in a battle that warps reality!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

IN THE “FOREVER EVIL” EVENT, CYBORG BATTLES GRID IN A BATTLE THAT WARPS REALITY!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants near Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. On the left side is Cyborg and on the right side is Grid.

Let’s look at the stats.

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Mind Control.
  • Missing Eye.
GRID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: INVENTOR
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Limitation.
  • No Physical Body.
  • Restricted Senses.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERBOY VS SUPERBOY-PRIME (HERO VS VILLAIN).

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THE FIGHT

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. Grid retaliates with the Secret Society. After the death of Mercury, the battle is on between Cyborg and Grid.

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Cyborg and Grid in a stalemate with their sonic cannons. After an explosion, Grid connects to Cyborg’s forehead and sends him into the digital dimension.

CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION – EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 1 DAMAGE PT.
GRID ENERGY MANIPULATION + REALITY WARPING – EXPLOSION ATTACKS = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 8 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.

On the following pages, Cyborg lands a reality-warping attack by destroying Grid’s digital body. Grid recovers and lands three reality-warping attacks by scratching and destroying Cyborg’s digital body..

CYBORG REALITY-WARPING – REGENERATION ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS = 5 DAMAGE PTS.
GRID REALITY-WARPING ATTACKS x 3 = 24 DAMAGE PTS.



The battle kicks into high gear when Grid turns Cyborg into his human form with reality-warping attacks. Accepting his human form, Cyborg deals Grid with one final reality-warping attack, disconnecting Grid by leaving it in the dark. Then, Grid goes offline.

GRID REALITY-WARPING + INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 11 DAMAGE PTS.
CYBORG REALITY-WARPING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

-(71 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -152142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.


DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -36428.5714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.


DURABILITY: CONTINENT

WINNER: CYBORG WINS BY INTERNET DISCONNECTION

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CYBORG IN COMICS

‘DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: BLACK PANTHER VS IRON FIST. MAY 18TH.


SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Victor Stone (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Grid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.
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Superboy (Post-Crisis)

 
Kon-El – New Earth
NAME: KON-EL

RELATIVES: KAL-EL (KRYPTONIAN GENETIC TEMPLATE), LEX LUTHOR (HUMAN GENETIC TEMPLATE)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: SMALLVILLE, METROPOLIS

AFFILIATION: TEEN TITANS, JLA RESERVE, TEAM SUPERMAN

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’7″ (1.78 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 150 LBS

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Superboy was created by Project Cadmus. He was intended as replacement for Superman after he had died fighting Doomsday. Superboy was a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.

Superboy was artificially aged to his teenage years and freed by the Newsboy Legion before complete control could be gained of him. He revealed himself to the world while stopping Sidearm from stealing money from an ATM machine.1

SUPERBOY BECOMES CONNER


Some time later, Superboy resumed work for Cadmus after becoming amnesiac. During that time, Superboy, Robin and Impulse set up Young Justice and became best friends.

Later, Superman invited Superboy to the Fortress of Solitude. He showed Superboy recordings of Krypton which pleased him. Superman told Superboy he considered him family and gave him the Kryptonian name Kon-El. Superboy accepted then changed the name to Conner as a civilian identity.2

POWERS


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under a yellow sun, Superboy possesses the powers of a Kryptonian. 
    • Solar Energy Absorption.
    • Heat-Vision.
    • Super-Hearing.
    • Enhanced Vision.
    • Flight.
    • Invulnerability.
    • Superhuman Stamina.
    • Superhuman Strength.
    • Superhuman Speed.
  • Tactile Telekinesis:

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS

  • The Boy Of Steel.
  • Smallville Attacks.
  • Superboy And The Legion Of Superheroes.
  • Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day.

FOOTNOTES


  1. Adventures of Superman #500.
  2. Superboy #59.