Battles Of The Week: Spider-Man vs Superboy (DC vs Marvel)

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Writers and Artists

Ron Marz, Peter David and Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND THREE”

In order to determine whose universe lives, the Brothers have chosen champions from each universe to do battle. As the contests continue, two superheroes must face off.

Their battle to save their universes.

IN DC VS MARVEL

THE SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY!
The showdown of the century.
The showdown of the century. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at Greenwich Village, in New York City. On the left side is Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider and on the right side is Superboy, the Boy of Steel.

Let’s look at the stats.

SPIDER-MAN (BEN REILLY) – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Building 25%
Super Speed: Supersonic+ 58%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 51%
Intelligence: Genius 51%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters: Impact webbing.
SUPERBOY – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Continent 42%
Super Speed: Stellar 67%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: Stellar 51%
Fighting Skills: Expert Combatant 42%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Legion Flight Ring.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.

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THE FIGHT

On the rooftops of Greenwich Village, Spider-Man and Superboy battle it out to save their universes.

The battle to decide who is the true hero!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Spider-Man webbing Superboy’s eyes in a surprise attack. Spider-Man dodges Superboy on a water tank. Then, Superboy uses his TTK to bring Spider-Man down.

SPIDER-MAN CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERBOY ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.



On the following pages, Spider-Man drops Superboy with a full kick. Then, Superboy takes him down by swooping under him.

SUPERBOY BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.
SUPERBOY CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Spider-Man ties up Superboy with impact webbing and let’s land on an electricity panel, electroshocking him.

SPIDER-MAN CONCUSSION ATTACK (x3): 3 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 9 DAMAGE PTS.
SPIDER-MAN EXPLOSION ATTACK: 5 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Spider-Man wins the battle.

TOTAL


SPIDER-MAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * 3.3413870361603513*10^22 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -4.7734101*10^13 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

Durability: Metahuman 17%
SUPERBOY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-18 DAMAGE PTS.

-(18 DAMAGE PTS * 6500 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00002785714 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY

Durability: City 25%

OUTCOME: SPIDER-MAN (BEN REILLY) WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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SUPERBOY IN COMICS

‘More Fun Comics’ (1945) #101 titled “The Origin Of Superboy”, marks the first appearance of Superboy in DC continuity. The issue is the origin story of Superboy and recounts how early in his childhood he began his superhero career.

'More Fun Comics' (1945) #101 titled "The Origin Of Superboy", marks the first appearance of Superboy in DC continuity.
‘More Fun Comics’ (1945) #101 titled “The Origin Of Superboy”, marks the first appearance of Superboy in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
More Fun Comics Vol 1 101 in DC Database.

DC Day: Like “Fire And Ice,” Superboy’s and Knockout’s Groovy Team-Up Against An Amped Killer Frost

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DC DAY

In 'Superboy' (1995) #22, Superboy and Knockout team-up to take on Killer Frost.
In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Superboy and Knockout team-up to take on Killer Frost. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Underworld Unleashed

Universe

New Earth

Heroes

Superboy, Knockout

Villains

Killer Frost, Neron

Creators

Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett

Issue And Volume

Superboy Vol 4 #22

IN TEAM-UPS

AFTER A BRUSH WITH DEATH, KNOCKOUT MOVES IN WITH SUPERBOY

In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Knockout comes to Hawaii and decides to move in with Superboy. Firstly, Superboy returns from his trip to the 31st century. As a result, the Legion of Superheroes have gifted Superboy with a Legion Flight Ring. Because of his success, Superboy is elated.

As Superboy celebrates, Knockout attacks him on the beach of The Compound, in Hawaii. Quickly, she is on top of him. Then, Superboy responds and knocks her into the waters. Thrilled, Knockout comes out laughing. After her brush with death during the Suicide Squad mission, Knockout finally decides to move in with Superboy. Evidently, Superboy is surprised.

In 'Superboy' (1995) #22, Knockout decides to move in with Superboy in Hawaii.
In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Knockout decides to move in with Superboy in Hawaii. AP Photo/DC Comics.

AFTER A PLANE ACCIDENT, KILLER FROST COMES TO HAWAII

In the next few pages, we turn our attention to Killer Frost. After a plane accident in the Hawaiian airspace, Frost emerges from the wreckage. During the “Underworld Unleashed” event, the supervillain’s heat absorption powers have been amped by the demon Neron. Elsewhere, at the Compound, the Boy of Steel notices that it is snowing. Subsequently, after giving Roxanne his Legion Flight Ring to watch after, Superboy flies away with Knockout in order to investigate.

Normally, temperatures do not reach below 60 degress in Hawaii as reporter Tana Moon states in her reporting. However, Frost has brought a blizzard to Honolulu, converting the city into “a cold, crystalline palace.”1 Later, during the battle between Killer Frost and Superboy and Knockout, we find out that the supervillain is headed for the volcano Kilauea Caldera.

In 'Superboy' (1995) #22, Killer Frost freezes Honolulu.
In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Killer Frost freezes Honolulu.. AP Photo/DC Comics.

KILLER FROST VS SUPERBOY AND KNOCKOUT

In 'Superboy' (1995) #22, Superboy and Knockout team-up to take on Killer Frost.
In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Superboy and Knockout team-up to take on Killer Frost. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SUPERBOY’S AND KNOCKOUT’S GROOVY TEAM-UP ENDS UP IN A KISS

Decisively, Superboy uses his TTK to end the fight then Knockout slams a gas tank onto Killer Frost. Finally, the fight ends with the superhero pair’s victory. If Knockout is fire, Superboy is ice. However, while looking for the heroine amidst the fire, Knockout grabs Superboy from behind.

In conclusion, the powerhouse kisses the Boy of Steel. Moreover, Knockout tells him the thrill of the fight makes her come alive and she promises to teach Superboy. Later, Tana Moon reports that Killer Frost’s body is nowhere to be found.

In 'Superboy' (1995) #22, Knockout thrilled by the fight, kisses Superboy.
In ‘Superboy’ (1995) #22, Knockout thrilled by the fight, kisses Superboy. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Superboy Vol 4 22 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Superboy #22.

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DC Day: During The “H’el On Earth” Storyline, Wonder Woman Bests Supergirl In Combat

DC DAY

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

FEAT: IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, SUPERMAN BENCH PRESSES THE EARTH FOR FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT

In 'Superman' (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days.
In ‘Superman’ (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SUPERMAN, MEET H’EL!

Supergirl meets Clark at his apartment as Lois is visiting. When Lois departs, the two fly to Metropolis Centennial Park. Superman is surprised at Supergirl’s ability to speak English. She tells Superman she has made a friend who can help them restore Krypton. Immediately, H’el flies in. He introduces himself and tells Superman he was part of the space mission that would ultimately send Kal-El to Earth. However, he arrived 27 years after Kal-El.

Superman does not believe H’el and tries to convince Supergirl otherwise. At that moment, H’el teleports Superboy. Superman is shocked at H’el’s speed and at his violence. H’el tells Superman that he is going to kill Superboy, since being a clone he is considered an aberration whose species destroyed Krypton ages ago. A fight follows where H’el’s super powers outmatch Superman. Having defeated Superboy, H’el departs promising to restore Krypton with Kara’s help.

In 'Superman' (2013) #12, Superman battles H'el.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #14, Superman battles H’el. AP Photo/DC Comics.

H’EL PLANS TO DESTROY THE SOLAR SYSTEM BY A REVERSE BIG BANG TO PREVENT KRYPTON’S DESTRUCTION

After an attack by H’el, a powerful Kryptonian, Superman visits Lex Luthor in a military prison designed to specifically hold him. General Garrison initially refuses to let Superman meet Lex Luthor, but Superman convinces him. Lex Luthor is held in a containment cube defended by antimatter cannons. H’el has taken control of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and only the most intelligent mind on Earth can help him. Luthor has a scarred face which was caused by Superman. He reveals to Superman that he is aware of H’el and Superboy.

Superman asks if it is possible to go back in time in order to prevent the destruction of Krypton. Lex Luthor reveals Superman’s mind is second to his. He asks to speak with Superboy which results in an exchange about Superboy’s genetic structure. Luthor reveals it is possible by creating a reverse Big Bang that will destroy the solar system. Luthor tells Superman that the Man of Steel already guessed it, though he meant to ask whether it would have to kill H’el in order to prevent it. Superman and Superboy depart with the Man of Steel contacting the Justice League.

In 'Action Comics' (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman's mind is second to his.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman’s mind is second to his. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ATTACKS, WONDER WOMAN BESTS SUPERGIRL IN COMBAT

At the location of the Fortress of Solitude, H’el prepares his Star Chamber in order to time travel to the destruction of Krypton. Wonder Woman prepares to fight Supergirl. Though Wonder Woman admires Supergirl’s bravery, she has no sympathy for her misguided grief. In the mean time, Superman fights H’el. He scolds H’el for manipulating Supergirl’s grief to his nefarious ends. At that moment, H’el punches Superman into space.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has managed to tie Supergirl in her Lasso of Truth. She comments that though they are a close match in strength and speed, experience is the difference-maker. This is significant since in Post-Crisis continuity, Supergirl has been stated to be stronger than Superman. Though, however, Superman is ranked as stronger than Wonder Woman by Checkmate. Post-Flashpoint, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are matched physically.

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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FOOTNOTES

Supergirl Vol 6 17 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 13 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 14 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 15 in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Superboy vs Superboy Prime (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “TOUCHDOWN”

The Justice League and the Teen Titans reach Alexander Luthor’s power station. The heroes manage to free the other superheroes and attempt to take down the power station.

Suddenly, Superboy-Prime appears with the Solar Armor and attacks Nightwing. Superboy intervenes and a battle to the death occurs between Superboy and Superboy-Prime.

IN CRISES

IT IS THE INFINITE CRISIS. A BATTLE TO THE DEATH BETWEEN SUPERBOY AND SUPERBOY-PRIME.
In 'Infinite Crisis' (2006) #6, Superboy-Prime attempts to kill Nightwing.
In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #6, Superboy-Prime attempts to kill Nightwing. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in the Arctic on New Earth. On the left side is Superboy and on the right side is Superboy-Prime, in the Solar Armor.

Let’s look at the stats.

SUPERBOY – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation:
  • Yellow Sun Processing.
  • Arrogance.
SUPERBOY-PRIME – EARTH-PRIME
SUPER-STRENGTH: GALAXY
SUPER-SPEED: MULTIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: STELLAR
FIGHTING SKILLS: BLOODLUSTED
INTELLIGENCE: TRAINED
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Solar Armor.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Solar Energy Dependency.
  • Lead.
  • Obsession.

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THE FIGHT

The Justice League Of America and the Teen Titans are in the Arctic on New Earth in order to take down Alexander Luthor’s power station. Suddenly, Superboy-Prime returns from the Speed Force wearing his Solar Armor. Bloodlusted, he prepares to kill Nightwing. Superboy has to fight him in order to protect his friend and save the DC multiverse!

The battle to decide who is the true Superman!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Superboy swooping in to hold Superboy-Prime in a chokehold.

SUPERBOY CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.





On the following page, Superboy-Prime punches Superboy and slams Wonder Girl onto Superboy.
Then, Superboy responds with three punches. Superboy-Prime answers with a heat vision blast then Superboy hits and draws blood with a punch. After Superboy-Prime catches Superboy’s punch, Superboy flies Superboy-Prime into the power station.

SUPERBOY-PRIME BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x4) + CONCUSSION ATTACK: 7 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERBOY-PRIME ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


At the end of the battle, the power station explodes. Superboy dies.

SUPERBOY EXPLOSION ATTACK: 5 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


SUPERBOY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Produced By The Sun = 3.846*10^26 J/s.
Gravitational Binding Energy Of Earth = 2.49×10^32 J.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * (3.846*10^26 J + 2.49×10^32 J) * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -3.5571483*10^24 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

PRIME’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-15 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Of The Big Bang = 4×10^69 J. Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N. Gravitational Binding Energy Of Earth = 2.49×10^32 J.

-(15 DAMAGE PTS * ((3.52*10^22 N * 1609.34 m) + 2.49×10^32 J) * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -5.9285729*10^22 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

OUTCOME: SUPERBOY-PRIME WINS BY DEATH

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‘The Adventures Of Superman’ (1993) #500, titled “Life After Death”, marks the first appearance of Superboy in DC continuity. In the issue, Superboy breaks out of Project Cadmus and is met by the Newsboy Legion who dub him “Superboy.”

The issue was created by Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett.

In 'Adventures Of Superman' (1993) #500, we are introduced to Superboy's origin story.
In ‘Adventures Of Superman’ (1993) #500, we are introduced to Superboy’s origin story. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Infinite Crisis Vol 1 6 in DC Database.
Kon-El (New Earth) in DC Database.
Kal-El (Earth-Prime) in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 500 in DC Database.

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.

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

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‘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.

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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.