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“She-Hulk (2004-2005) #11” Review

 

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She-Hulk (2004) #11. Marvel Comics

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Mayhem! Destruction! Panic in the streets! All of Manhattan is in peril as two amazons of unparalleled power duke it out in the streets! It’s TITANIA vs. the SHE-HULK in their biggest grudge match EVER! And even if Jennifer can make it out in one piece — will she be strong enough to deal with the SECRET that REED RICHARDS has been keeping from her all these years?

Critically, She-Hulk (2004-2005) #11 is a high octane culmination of Dan Slott’s She-Hulk run. Thematically, the comic deals with the mayhem, drama, unrelenting power and the stakes of death.

To sum, the story is about Titania possessing the Power Gem and out for revenge on She-Hulk. Really, the stakes are high since She-Hulk’s overload prevents her from controlling her transformations.

Eisner winner Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier collaborate on the story. Indeed, the writing shines in the series. And Titania finally avenges her defeats at the hands of She-Hulk. Meanwhile, Paul Pelletier matches the tone of panic and mayhem with high octane panels, crashing buildings and explosion. In fact, they have emotional resonance. And Titania vs She-Hulk.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this comic to fans of She-Hulk, at comic clubs and on anniversaries. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more She-Hulk! And Titania!

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  • She-Hulk (2004-2005) #11.
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • 15% discount with Comixology Unlimited membership.
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2005.

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Critically, She-Hulk (2004-2005) #11 is the event that forever changed She-Hulk’s life. First, the shocking revelation that changed She-Hulk and her powers. Second, Titania evened the score against her enemy. With the Power Gem, she gave the heroine a beating that put her near death. Indeed, the issue foreshadows ominous developments in She-Hulk’s continuity.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the high octane battle and the sense of drama and urgency. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Comixology collection. This issue is collected in She-Hulk by Dan Slott: The Complete Collection Volume 1.

This product has 4 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.4 out of 5.

One review said:  “A good issue of this series, although since this is the penultimate issue I don’t expect the climax with titania to be particularly impressive or memorable.”

There are no negative reviews.

Overall, this comic was great.

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I recommend this comic as a dramatic culmination of Dan Slott’s She-Hulk run.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Battles Of The Week: Titania with Power Gem vs She-Hulk (Villain vs Hero)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

 

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

 

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Writers and Artists

Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Imbalance of Power”

Titania possesses the Power Gem and is out for revenge on She-Hulk. Meanwhile, our heroine is experiencing transformation issues.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

She-Hulk’(2004) #11. Marvel Comics

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Titania and on the right side is She-Hulk.

Let’s look at the stats.

TITANIA – EARTH-616

Super Strength: Infinite 100%
Super Speed: Subsonic 42%
Durability: Infinite 100%
Energy Projection: Irrelevant 100%
Fighting Skills: Warrior Madness 83%
Intelligence: Trained 17%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Power Gem.

SHE-HULK – EARTH-616

Super Strength: City 25%
Super Speed: Subsonic 42%
Durability: Mountain 33%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Jupiter Suit.
  • Avengers Identicard.
  • Flying car.

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THE FIGHT

In a knock-out, drag-out fight, She-Hulk fights Titania with the Power Gem.

The battle to decide who is the strongest!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with She-Hulk being punched through the streets. Then, the Avenger responds with a punch that creates a blast in the city block.

TITANIA BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.
SHE-HULK EXPLOSION ATTACK: 5 DAMAGE PTS.

On the following page, Titania has caught She-Hulk’s punch. Then, she throws her across the street. Finally, the villain stomps She-Hulk.

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

On the final page, She-Hulk falls into the underground subway. Then, the subway train slams into her. As Titania readies for the final blow, She-Hulk reverts into Jennifer Walters.

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

In the end, Titania wins the fight.

TOTAL


TITANIA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-5 DAMAGE PTS.

Power Gem Output = ∞ Tons of TNT.
Weight of NY = 125208467000 kg.

-(5 DAMAGE PTS * 125208467000 kg * 9.81 m/s^2 * 1 Ton of TNT)/(300 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -4.87418675107 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Titania’s Damage = lim n -> ∞ (-4.87418675107 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(n Tons of TNT) = 0 PTS.
Durability = 12 – 0 = 12 PTS = Infinite.

DURABILITY: INFINITE

Durability: Infinite 100%

SHE-HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-5 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Produced NY = 11*10^9 Wh = 3.96*10^13 J = 9428.57142857 Tons of TNT.

-(5 DAMAGE PTS * ∞ N * 1609 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -∞ PTS * Tons of TNT.
She Hulk’s Damage = -∞ PTS * Tons of TNT/9428.57142857 Tons of TNT = -∞ PTS.
Durability = 12 – ∞ = -∞ PTS = Near Death.


DURABILITY: NEAR DEATH

Durability: Near Death 1%

WINNER: TITANIA WINS BY NEAR DEATH.

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TITANIA IN COMICS

 ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, titled “Tempest Without, Crisis Within!” marks the first appearance of Titania in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of how Mary McPherran got her super powers from Doctor Doom and became Titania, as well as her friend Volcana.

The comic was written by Jim Shooter and penciled by Michael Zeck.

TITANIA’S FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, titled “Tempest Without, Crisis Within!” marks the first appearance of Titania in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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“Solo Avengers (1987-1989) #14” Review

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
 
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When the Black Widow finds herself about to be snuffed by A.I.M., it’s Hawkeye to the rescue!

Critically, Solo Avengers (1989) #14, is a double feature comic. First, Hawkeye teams up with Black Widow to take on the terrorist group known as AIM. Second, She-Hulk battles Titania!

Together, writer Tom Defalco and penciler Al Migrom collaborate on the stories. Moreover, the issue showcases She-Hulk as a powerful superheroine. Amazingly, the writing shines on the relationship between the characters. Beautifully, the art in the book is characteristic of the 80s: anatomically correct, fun and muscular. Moreover, She-Hulk vs Titania!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Avengers and on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more She-Hulk! And Black Widow!

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  • “Solo Avengers (1987-1989) #14.”
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  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
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  • Publication Date: February 17, 2015.

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To begin, this comics is a turning point for She-Hulk. Indeed, her opposition to the Mutant Registration Act is a strong point. In addition, her victory over Titania certifies her superheroing. Eventually, She-Hulk re-joins the Avengers in Avengers #305.

To sum, the comic is excellent for your collection. Definitely, you will love the bright color palette and the characters’ anatomically correct physiques. Indeed, this is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

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Marvel Day: Proving The Superior Mage, Doctor Strange Puts An End To Wanda’s Chaos In “Avengers Disassembled”

 
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In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Official Name

Avengers Disassembled: Chaos.

Universe

Earth-616.

Protagonists

Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, Dr. Strange.

Antagonists

Scarlet Witch.

Creators

Brian Michael Bendis.

Issues

‘Avengers’ #501-504.

IN CRISIS

ANT-MAN DIES IN AN ATTACK ON AVENGERS MANSION

In “Avengers Disassembled,” the Scarlet Witch‘s Chaos Magic is destroying the Avengers. In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Avengers Mansion is attacked by a living-dead Jack of Hearts. To begin, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Wasp and Captain Britain are enjoying breakfast at Avengers Mansion. Particularly, they are talking about Viper who is Madame Hydra and how attractive she is. Then, an alert is triggered by the presence of an undead Jack of Hearts.

Quickly, Ant-Man mounts a flying insect and goes to investigate. There, he recognizes the fallen Avenger. Suddenly, Jack says “I’m sorry” and detonates an explosion. Tragically, Ant-Man dies and part of Avengers Mansion is destroyed. Nearly, the other Avengers including Jarvis are buried in the rubble. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is giving a speech at the United Nations. Apparently, he is drunk and threatens to kill the Latverian delegate. Yellowjacket intervenes and Tony retreats to another room.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN AN ATTACK BY VISION, AN ENRAGED SHE-HULK KILLS THE AVENGER

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS ARE IN CRISIS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. At Avengers Mansion, She-Hulk has grown in size and is on a rampage. On the scene, Iron Man flies in and puts down She-Hulk. In the aftermath, Captain Britain and Wasp are in critical condition at Beth-Israel hospital, She-Hulk is in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Ant-Man’s charred remains are in a morgue and Vision’s destroyed body is sent to Stark Industries. At Beth-Israel hospital, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Falcon discuss the events.

Angrily, Hawkeye criticizes the Avengers for their lack of proaction. In addition, the Avengers discuss the fact that Code White may actually be a sleeper Ultron program in Vision. When Iron Man mentions the attacks may all be related, he tells of the incident at the United Nations. Loudly, Yellowjacket storms in accusing Iron Man of resuming his drunken past. Nevertheless, Tony protests he hasn’t had a drink in a long time. In fact, Cap believes him. Finally, Iron Man departs and the others assemble with the rest of the Avengers that responded to the Code White alert.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

AFTER A FAILED KREE INVASION, DOCTOR STRANGE REVEALS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ATTACKS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, the Avengers stop a Kree invasion. Answering the Code White alert, the Avengers have gathered in front of Avengers Mansion. Sternly, Nick Fury tells the Avengers to disperse since it is a crime scene. Suddenly, Kree ships appear in the sky and attack the Avengers.

As the battle rages, Nick Fury questions the Kree’s need for a ground offensive. Indeed, their superior technology should afford them an advantage. Heroically, Hawkeye sacrifices himself to destroy the Kree mothership. Soon, the alien army flees. Examination of the wreckage shows it is not made of metal. Suddenly, Doctor Strange appears revealing “the magics are being abused.”1 Immediately, Cap figures out the culprit.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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DECISIVELY, DOCTOR STRANGE PUTS AN END TO SCARLET WITCH’s chaos magic

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

LINKS

Avengers Vol 1 503 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 501 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 502 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers #503.
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Marvel Day: The She-Hulk/Titania Rivalry Is As Feisty As It Is Flirtatious

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
 
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In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania wreck a lingerie shop.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania wreck a lingerie shop. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SHE-HULK’S AND TITANIA’S BRIEF ORIGIN STORIES

SHE-HULK’S SOLO DEBUT

In ‘Savage She-Hulk’ (1980) #1, She-Hulk makes her first sensational debut. To begin, Bruce Banner is on the run from the police. In the issue, he has come to seek Jennifer Walters’ help. Fearfully, Bruce confides his secret to his cousin. Learning he is the Hulk, she decides to take him home. Jennifer tells Bruce she is working on a criminal law case. In fact, she is defending a hood called Monkton accused of killing Trask’s bodyguard.

JENNIFER WALTERS BECOMES SHE-HULK

On the way, Jennifer is shot by Trask’s men. Frantically, he takes her to a doctor’s office. Unfortunately, there is no one available at the door and Bruce breaks in. Quickly, he performs a blood transfusion since they are the same blood type. Later, at the hospital, Jennifer is attacked by three of Trask’s henchmen. Overcoming chloroform intoxication, Jennifer transforms into… She-Hulk. Then, she is in hot pursuit of Trask’s men later capturing them.

'Savage She-Hulk' (1980) #1, is the first solo debut of the Sensational She-Hulk.
‘Savage She-Hulk’ (1980) #1, is the first solo debut of the Sensational She-Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

TITANIA’S BACK STORY

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #10, we learn about Titania’s back story. In space, an alien visits the Watcher named Zoma. Strangely, he wants information on Titania. In fact, he requires it in order to destroy their common enemy: She-Hulk.

BORN MARY MACPHERRAN

Surely, Zoma tells him Titania was born prematurely in Denver, Colorado. As a result, she was born tiny with stunted development. Indeed, her real name is Mary McPherran. Over the years, Mary developed fantasies about prince charming and fairy tales. Entering the public school system, her classmates rejected her for being small and “puny.”1 Only Marsha Rosenberg accepted her who was made fun of because of her weight.

MARY MACPHERRAN BECOMES TITANIA

As an adult, Mary fantasized about her friends’ successful lives. When she discovered comic books, she fantasized about gaining superpowers and getting revenge on her enemies. In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, Mary and Marsha were transported to Battleworld by Beyonder. There, they were granted super powers by Doctor Doom. To sum, Mary became Titania and Marsha became Volcana.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #3, Titania emerges on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, Titania emerges on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

 

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ON BATTLEWORLD, THE RIVALRY BEGINS

 

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, the Wrecking Crew bring an ominous present to the heroes. More to the point, it is the near-lifeless body of the Wasp. Frantically, She-Hulk brings her to Zsaji for healing. Despite her gifts, Zsaji is unable to heal Wasp. Horrified, Hawkeye pronounces her dead.

As the heroes contemplate fighting back, Captain America warns them of a Galactus attack. On her own, She-Hulk goes to seek revenge. At Doombase, She-Hulk makes short work of the Wrecking Crew. Then, the Avenger meets Titania. Defiantly, Titania believes herself a Titan and the strongest. When she meets She-Hulk for the first time, she tests her super strength against her match.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #3, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry begins on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry begins on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

EXHIBIT A: MAYHEM AND “CUDDLES” (FLIRTATIOUS)

In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, Jennifer Walters is at the Supreme Court arguing aginst the Mutant Registration Act. Suddenly, she is interrupted by a man who tells her she is urgently needed. Recognizing Avenger business, Court goes into recess.

While she changes into costume in a phone booth, a police officer holds off a crowd of onlookers. Excited, the officer takes a peek. To this, she reacts by noting that all men are pigs. Outside, She-Hulk finds her playmate, Titania. Angrily, Titania is thrashing a car and spelling her name.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“Hi, Cuddles.”2 To begin, She-Hulk greets the powerhouse with a tap on her right shoulder. Indeed, She-Hulk/Titania matches are plenty of playful banter. In some sense, the two powerhouses flirt in order to size up one another.

Next, as the pair exchanges a question and answer, She-Hulk lands a punch that sends Titania flying before she can finish her sentence. Really, the punch packed a wallop landing the villain across the Potomic in Virginia.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“FIRST TIME WE MET, BABYCAKES...”2 In Round Three of the match, Titania references the first battle on Battleworld. Chaotically, she slams a car onto She-Hulk.

To end the match, She-Hulk reminds Titania of a truism: The madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. After an explosion, She-Hulk holds Titania by the throat. Angry, she convinces the criminal to turn herself in and reform.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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EXHIBIT B: “GREENIE” AND REVENGE (FEISTY)

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry plays for keeps. In the issue, the former Champion of the Universe has bestowed Titania with the Power Gem. Chiefly, it is for the purpose of revenge on She-Hulk. When the villain sees Champion can no longer re-claim the Power Gem, she drops a rock on him.

Then, she’s off to revenge. After thrashing the Excelsior Apartments, Titania destroys Timely Plaza. There, the powerhouse meets She-Hulk and Doc Samson. At the time, She-Hulk wore a Jupiter Suit in order to control her super powers. During the fight, Doc Samson is knocked out. “Really? From love taps like that?”3 Jennifer’s first thumping attack creates a bounce back. Once again, Titania starts a fight.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Ha. Trust me, honey, today I’m just full of possibilities.3 After a punch that rocked an explosion, Titania caught it full-on with ease. The phrase, perhaps an innuendo presaged Titania’s superiority and the dark turn of their rivalry.

Certainly, given their history, we can wonder whether the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry is a relationship. Particularly, we address this in Exhibit C. In many respects, She-Hulk and Titania play off each other very well.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“face it, Greenie.” These are Titania’s words before landing the final blow. With a stomp, She-Hulk loses consciousness and reverts to her human form.

Definitely, the rivalry is feisty. Here, Titania plays for keeps and with the Power Gem she has infinite super strength. In this battle, She-Hulk likely does not survive.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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EXHIBIT C: EMPLOYMENT AND “GIRL” (FLIRTATIOUS)

In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, Titania seeks redemption from her criminal career. To begin, Mister Fantastic needs to examine She-Hulk. During a battle with War Zone, She-Hulk was sprayed with a gas. To this end, Reed sends Thing to collect Jennifer at Libido’s Boutique.

There, Mary MacPherran is applying for a job. However, she loses her temper when she is turned down due to her criminal past. When Titania starts destroying the place, Jennifer comes out of the fitting room to fight her. Then let’s get busy, shall we?4

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido’s Boutique. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“You’re such a pushover today, girl.”4 Here, the She-Hulk/Titania relationship gets more personal. In fact, dare we say more romantic? At Nerdist, Eric Diaz states later in their history, Jennifer even helped Titania set up a pawn shop. Though, it didn’t last. Of course, the two ladies are fighting in a lingerie shop.

On her first punch, She-Hulk comments that Titania may have gotten tougher. In fact, Titania even punches the heroine into Thing. Then, she throws her onto the streets of New York. When Titania has gained the upper hand, she stops and smells roses. Definitely, this is a flirtatious move by the powerhouse. In the end, it turns out She-Hulk has been losing her strength due to the gas.

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido’s Boutique. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Sensational She-Hulk Vol 1 52 in Marvel Database.
Savage She-Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 10 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Solo Avengers Vol 1 14 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 11 in Marvel Database.
The Comics History Of She-Hulk’s Titania in Nerdist.

FOOTNOTES

  1. ‘She-Hulk’ #10.
  2. ‘Solo Avengers’ #14.
  3. ‘She-Hulk’ #11.
  4. ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ #52.
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Super Power: Luke Cage’s Burnstein Process Makes Him More Than A Super-Soldier

 

SUPER POWER

IvaN The UnStoppable

IN MARVEL UNIVERSE

LUKE CAGE IS A REFORMED GANGSTER

In ‘Power Man and Iron Fist’ (2016) #4, Power Man and Iron Fist face the menace of Jennie Royce. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Hero For Hire’ (1972) #2 , the origin story of Lucas Cage is told.

Having reached adulthood, Luke Cage sought to better himself by finding legitimate employment. He maintained former gang ties and when one of his friends, Stryker, a criminal was hit by the Maggia, Luke saved him. This created a rift with another former gang member Reva who turned to Lucas and broke up with Stryker. Learning this, Stryker planted heroin stolen from Cottonmouth’s place and tipped off the cops. Lucas got arrested for a crime he did not commit and was sentenced to prison.

In prison, Luke was filled with rage over his friend’s betrayal and the supposed loss of his father. He got into brawls and his violent behavior got him transferred to Seagate Prison, one of the toughest prisons.

THE BURNSTEIN PROCESS IS A VARIATION OF THE SUPER-SOLDIER SERUM

At Seagate Prison, Dr. Burnstein was doing medical research on cellular regeneration based on a variant of the Super-Soldier serum. He selected Lucas as a volunteer.

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He immersed Lucas in the “Electro-Biochemical System“, a device that contained an electrical field conducted by an organic chemical compound. When he left equipment unattended, Rackham tampered with the controls, hoping to kill Lucas. However, the treatment was accelerated past its intended purpose causing mutagenic change throughout Lucas’ body, fortifying his cells giving him superhuman strength and durability. Lucas used his new-found powers to escape the prison and make his way back to Harlem. A chance encounter with criminals inspired him to use his new powers for profit.[10]

Luke Cage (Earth-616)

The Burnstein Process granted Luke Cage superhuman abilities, even greater than Captain America such as superhuman strength (he is able to lift up to 50 tons), a healing factor, nigh-invulnerability and superhuman stamina.

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Powers

Burstein Process: Luke Cage possesses various superhuman physical enhancements after undergoing a Super-Soldier experiment known as the Burstein Process, which was designed to increase his body’s cellular regeneration rate.

Luke Cage (Earth-616)

Let’s look at some examples of Luke Cage’s Burnstein Process super power in battles.

IN ‘UNCANNY X-MEN’ #12, LUKE CAGE FIGHTS NAMOR UNDERWATER

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #12, Luke Cage fights Namor underwater. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #12, the Avengers and the X-Men are searching for Hope at Tabula Rasa.

Cyclops sends Sunspot, Namor and Hepzibah to Tabula Rasa, while the Avengers send Thing, Luke Cage and She-Hulk.

The Avengers stumble upon a cave, investigate and are attacked by creatures. Meanwhile, the X-Men and the Queen also investigate. Then, Namor discovers Luke Cage and a battle ensues.

Namor attacks Luke Cage with an airborne piledriver then tosses Luke into the river. Using the Burnstein Process, Luke Cage holds his breath underwater. Noting that Luke can’t breathe nor speak, Namor says Luke Cage is weakening. Then, Luke Cage draws a punch. Namor exclaims “Imperius Rex” and responds with a devastating punch that creates a wave out of the water.1

Then, Namor knocks out both She-Hulk and Luke Cage by using Luke Cage as a bludgeon.

WINNER: LUKE CAGE LOSES BY KNOCKOUT

IN ‘POWER MAN’ #48, POWER MAN DEFEATS IRON FIST BY HOLDING HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD, NEARLY KILLING HIM

In  ‘Power Man’ (1977) #48, Luke Cage defeats Iron Fist by holding him in a choke hold, nearly killing him. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Power Man arrives at Danny Rand’s apartment looking for Misty Knight but instead finds Colleen Wing. Luke Cage attacks Colleen who calls Danny and Misty for help. Danny arrives and a fight follows between Luke Cage and Danny Rand. Using his Burnstein Process super power, Power Man uses superior strength and holds Iron Fist in a choke hold that nearly kills him.

Not wanting to be a killer, Power Man stops himself.

WINNER: POWER MAN WINS BY NEAR DEATH

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘CAGE’ #20, THE HUMAN TORCH FREES LUKE CAGE FROM THE BOGEYMAN WITH A SEMI-NOVA

In ‘Cage’ #20, the Human Torch frees Luke Cage from the bogeyman with a semi-nova. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Cage’ #20, the Human Torch frees Luke Cage from the bogeyman with a semi-nova. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Cage’ #20, the Human Torch frees Luke Cage from the bogeyman with a semi-nova. AP Photo/
Marvel Comics

LINKS

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 4 in Marvel Database.
Hero for Hire Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Luke Cage (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 12 in Marvel Database.
Power Man Vol 1 48 in Marvel Database.
Cage #20 in Comic Vine.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Uncanny X-Men #12.
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Super Power: The Six Infinity Gems Are Multiversal Artifacts Created By The Celestials

 

SUPER POWER

Comics Explained

IN MARVEL MULTIVERSE

THE INFINITY GEMS ARE ARTIFACTS FROM MARVEL’S PRIMORDIAL UNIVERSE

In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1972) #2, Adam Warlock is featured with the Soul Gem for the first time

Today we talk about six primordial super powers. I speak of the Infinity Gems.

The Infinity Gems first appeared in Marvel continuity in ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1972) #2, which featured the first appearance of the Soul Gem and the power of Adam Warlock.

In ‘Infinity Wars’ (2018) #6, it is revealed that the Infinity Gems are primordial artifacts that were originally created by the Celestials in the Prime Universe. It is found that the Infinity Gems actually do not have power in that dimension, and are delivered from that dimension to the Marvel Multiverse.

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #1, Thanos finds out about the six Infinity Gems from Death's realm.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos finds out about the six Infinity Gems from the Infinity Well in Death’s realm. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, upon his resurrection, Thanos gazed at the six Infinity Gems from the Infinity Well in Death’s Realm. He realized the Gems’ true nature and set out to acquire them. They were a remnant from the universe’s creation that in solitude, originally split in six fragments with different primordial super powers: soul, mind, power, time, reality, space.

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The Infinity Gems were kept by the In-Betweener and by members of the Elders of the Universe who, on the contrary, were not aware of the true essence of their Gems. The mad Titan Thanos then gathered these gems into the Infinity Gauntlet. He took the Soul Gem from the In-Betweener, the Power Gem from the Champion, the Time Gem from the Gardener, the Reality Gem from the Collector, the Space Gem from the Runner, and the Mind Gem from the Grandmaster. During the Infinity Gauntlet saga, Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to remove from existence half of the population of the universe in order to gain Death‘s love. In the end, Thanos was defeated when Adam Warlock was able to gain possession of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Infinity Stones, Marvel Database

Let’s look at some battles in comics where other Marvel beings used these primordial super powers.

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IN ‘SILVER SURFER’ (1991) #47, ADAM WARLOCK USES THE SOUL GEM TO RETURN SILVER SURFER AND DRAX THE DESTROYER FROM SOUL WORLD BACK TO THEIR BODIES

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1991) #47, Adam Warlock exiles Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer from Soul World back into their bodies. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In a plot by Thanos, Drax the Destroyer attempts to conquer Soul World. He defeats Gamora. However, Adam Warlock bests him in combat.

Using the primordial super power of the Soul Gem, Adam Warlock sends Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer from Soul World back to their bodies.

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1991) #47, Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer return from Soul World back into their bodies. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN ‘WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH’ (1993) #13, MOONDRAGON USES THE MIND GEM TO KNOCK OUT THE HULK WITH A MIND BLAST

In 'Warlock and the Infinity Watch' (1993) #13, Moondragon uses the Mind Gem to knockout Hulk with a mind blast.
In ‘Warlock and the Infinity Watch’ (1993) #13, Moondragon uses the Mind Gem to knockout Hulk with a mind blast. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Warlock and the Infinity Watch’ (1993) #13, Drax the Destroyer and Hulk get into a fight in Reno over Hulk putting an end to what Drax the Destroyer calls his music. Hulk thinks through the fight and realizes that he has to end the fight due to the collateral damage and his own publicity. As the battle goes on, Hulk stops the fight and tells Drax to put down the boulder he was about to smash Hulk with. He says he gives up and that Drax the Destroyer has won the fight.

The two talk things over. As Drax talks about music he finds a closed shop with musical instruments behind the window. Seeing how badly Drax wants them, Hulk breaks the window. Drax retrieves a saxophone. The two engage in friendly banter but soon reach a disagreement when Hulk in trying to be on friendly terms with Drax taps him on the back. Drax responds with a punch!

Moondragon comes in looking for Drax the Destroyer. Moondragon uses the super power of the Mind Gem to knock out Hulk with a mind blast.

WINNER: MOONDRAGON WINS BY KNOCKOUT

IN ‘SHE-HULK’ (2004) #11, TITANIA POWERED BY THE POWER GEM KNOCKS OUT SHE-HULK WHO REVERTS TO HER JEN WALTERS FORM

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem attacks She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, She-Hulk is having problems with changing back and forth to her Jen Walters form. Doc Samson arrives at her apartment and takes her to Avengers Mansion.

Titania has received the Power Gem from the Champion of the Universe, whom She-Hulk has bested in combat. She arrives at Avengers Mansion and defeats Doc Samson. Then, she faces She-Hulk.

In 'She-Hulk' (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem beats down She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem beats down She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'She-Hulk' (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem knocks out She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion who reverts to her Jen Walters form.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem knocks out She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion who reverts to her Jen Walters form. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

She-Hulk deals Titania a punch that creates a blast. But Titania blocks it. She-Hulk remarks “it’s…not…possible!”1 She notices the Power Gem on Titania’s forehead. Titania grins then responds with the primordial super power. She responds with a haymaker. Then, she smashes She-Hulk through several stories of a building. She-Hulk lies on the floor and her left hand is seen to revert back to her Jen Walters form.

WINNER: TITANIA WINS BY KNOCKOUT

SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH’ (1992) #1, THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE LIVING TRIBUNAL AND ADAM WARLOCK WOULD LAY WASTE TO REALITY

In 'Warlock and The Infinity Watch (1992) #1, the confrontation between the Living Tribunal and Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet would lay waste to reality.
In ‘Warlock and The Infinity Watch (1992) #1, the confrontation between the Living Tribunal and Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet would lay waste to reality. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

LINKS

Infinity Stones in Marvel Database.
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Premiere Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Wars Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.
Silver Surfer Vol 3 47 in Marvel Database.
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 13 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 11 in Marvel Database.
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. She-Hulk #11.
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Marvel Day: She-Hulk Joins The Fantastic Four

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1985) #12, She-Hulk accompanied by the Thing, joins the Fantastic Four.
 

MARVEL DAY

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret War' (1985) #12, She-Hulk accompanied by the Thing, joins the Fantastic Four.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1985) #12, She-Hulk joins the Fantastic Four. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN BATTLEWORLD

BEYONDER

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ #1, Earth’s heroes and villains are transported into space by a multiversal cosmic entity known as the Beyonder.

He created a world called Battleword out of the remains of a galaxy he destroyed and he offered the heroes’ and villains’ their heart desires if they would do battle.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #1, Beyonder promises the heroes and the villains their hearts' desire if they battle on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #1, Beyonder promises the heroes and the villains their hearts’ desire if they battle on Battleworld. Photo/Marvel Comics

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SHE-HULK ON BATTLEWORLD

She-Hulk joins the heroes’ fight on Battleworld against the villains. She-Hulk attacks Doombase in revenge for the apparent death of the Wasp at the hands of the Wrecking Crew.

She-Hulk becomes stranded at Doombase during ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8 titled “Invasion”, and the heroes rescue her.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #8, the villains pummel She-Hulk at Doombase.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, the villains pummel She-Hulk at Doombase. Photo/Marvel Comics

SHE-HULK JOINS THE FANTASTIC FOUR

At the end of ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’, Ben Grimm who is able to change into the Thing at will, decides to stay on Battleworld. He elects She-Hulk to take his place with the Fantastic Four.

She-Hulk would continue her membership of the Avengers but would go on adventures with the Fantastic Four. She-Hulk gets a power-up where she would remain in her She-Hulk form permanently.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1985) #12, She-Hulk joins the Fantastic Four.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1985) #12, She-Hulk joins the Fantastic Four. Photo/Marvel Comics

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COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Secret Wars’ (2015) #5 titled “The End Times”, Mr Fantastic prepares “lifeboats” to save humanity from the incursion.


LINKS

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 8 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 12 in Marvel Database.
Jennifer Walters (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Secret Wars Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.