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Overpowered Beings: In COIE, Spectre #CreatesANewUniverse at the Dawn of Time

 

OVERPOWERED BEINGS

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SPECTRE (AZTAR)
Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: None 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Power Dependency 92%

SCORE: 96

FORMIDABILITY: EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

SPECTRE IS THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE OF THE PRESENCE

Spectre (Aztar). DC Comics.

In More Fun Comics (1940) #52, the Spectre made his first appearance in the Pre-Crisis continuity. In the origin story, the Spirit of Vengeance is a New York City police officer named Jim Corrigan.

As the Spirit of Vengeance, the Presence tasks the Spectre with exacting vengeance on evil men. Moreover, Spectre is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA makes its debut in All Star Comics (1940) #3.

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, Spectre makes a surprise appearance. After the heroes destroyed the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon on Qward, Anti-Monitor goes to the beginning of time, in order to destroy the positive matter universe.

However, the outcome turns out completely different with a new universe created. Really, Spectre is dependent on the Presence and is as strong as the being allows him to be.

OVERPOWERED, SPECTRE CAN CREATE A UNIVERSE

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, only five Earths remain after the destruction of the multiverse: Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S and Earth-X.

In a final attempt to destroy the positive matter multiverse, Anti-Monitor time travels to the Dawn of Time. There, he intends to view the beginning of time and destroy all reality.

At the Dawn of Time, the heroes and the mages of the DC multiverse are assembled to stop the enemy. There, Spectre appears, channels their combined powers and reaches into Anti-Monitor’s Hand of creation.

Though he fails from preventing Anti-Monitor to contemplate Krona‘s experiment on the DC Universe, he nevertheless succeeds in creating a new universe. With his reality-warping powers, Spectre dies and creates the New Earth continuity.

In this comparison, with the power of five Earths, Spectre is evidently Multiversal-Level in Energy Projection, and ranks below the Source.

Some of Spectre’s powers include: Nigh-omniscience, energy projection, dimensional travel, immortality, flight, intangibility, metamorphosis, super-strength, size alteration and reality-warping at the Multiversal-Level.

 

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PHILOSOPHICALLY, SPECTRE IS GOD’S WRATH

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Spectre confronts Eclipso. DC Comics.

Philosophically, Spectre is God’s Wrath. In DC Pre-Crisis mythology, Spectre is a fallen angel named Aztar. After the fall of angels, he repented before Heaven, and the Presence erased his identity, bonding him to God’s Wrath.

Since Spectre is a ghost and has no memory of his evil past, he needs a human host in order to help him exact the Vengeance of the Presence. Regularly, Jim Corrigan is the most common Spectre human host.

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Eclipso, who is also an aspect of God’s Wrath convinces Spectre that the cause of evil in the DC Universe is magic. Moreover, the Guardians of the Universe had to contain magic with the Starheart, in order to bring order to the universe.

After, Spectre goes through the DC Universe destroying magic, eventually going mano-a-mano against Captain Marvel.

In a philosophical sense, Spectre is God’s Wrath because he seeks vengeance for evil in the universe. Also, he seeks redemption for his own past.

 

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WHY SPECTRE IS AN OVERPOWERED BEING

HIS OMNISCIENCE EXTENDS TO THE OMNIVERSE

Perhaps, Spectre’s most impressive feats occur in the fan-voted DC Versus Marvel (1996) inter-company crossover.

In Marvel Versus DC (1996) #2, the two Brothers representing both franchises awaken to renew their abstract battle. To find out whose universe survives, their heroes must do battle.

In the issue, the Spectre and Living Tribunal both use their nigh-omniscience to see beyond and over to the Omniverse.

SPECTRE IS TOUGHER THAN BRONZE AGE SUPERMAN

In DC Comics Presents (1981) #29, Spectre faces the might of the Bronze Age Superman.

When Supergirl goes missing, Superman searches the entire universe. At superluminal speed, he even breaches the bounds of infinity.

To prevent him from entering Heaven, Spectre confronts him. In a classic battle, an all-out Superman delivers a powerful punch that creates a crater.

However, Spectre does not move at all and is unfazed by Superman’s might.

Considering Superman’s punch shook mountains, and is likely at least a Magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Spectre’s base durability is at least City-Level.

DURABILITY FEAT: CITY-LEVEL

Durability: City 25%
 

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LINKS

More Fun Comics Vol 1 52 in DC Database.
All-Star Comics Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Day of Vengeance Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol 1 10 in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 29 in DC Database.
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Fan Theory: In ‘The Flash’ Movie, Barry Allen’s Costume Is Inspired From The New 52

 

FAN THEORY

SPOILERS AHEAD

Flash. Justice League (2017).

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AT THIS MOMENT, THERE ARE FEW DETAILS ABOUT ‘FLASH’

Despite recent news, there is no official synopsis on the ‘Flash’ movie. According to DC Movies Wiki, the movie is based on the Flashpoint storyline that gave birth to the New 52.

Namely, Barry Allen goes back in time in order to save his mother from death. However, his actions create a DC multiverse with an alternate catastrophic timeline.

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THE ‘FLASH’ COSTUME IS INSPIRED FROM THE NEW 52

Perhaps, to confirm the new direction is the Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2022. At the Expo, Flash’s and Supergirl’s costumes from the movie were exposed.

According to Den of Geek, Flash’s costume design is inspired from the New 52. On the other hand, Supergirl‘s costume is uniquely inspired from Injustice.

 


SOURCES

Justice League in DC Extended Universe Wiki.
The Flash (film) in DC Movies Wiki.
The Flash Movie Reveals Awesome New Look for Barry Allen in Den of Geek.
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“Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl” Review

 

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Superman and Batman work together to battle evil in many forms.  

Critically, Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl is the most popular Supergirl origin story in Post-Crisis continuity. Importantly, in an alien contact Supergirl arrives on Earth. And a dangerous menace rises that threatens DC’s Trinity.

Together, writer Jeph Loeb and superstar artists Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald collaborate on the story. Really, the writing shines on the paranoia of alien invasions.

Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of Loeb’s run on Superman/Batman: muscular, bold, violent. Moreover, Darkseid vs Superman!

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  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 168 pages.
  • Paperback and Hardcover formats available.
  • Publication Date: September 12, 2005.
  • Dimensions: 6.65 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches.

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To begin, Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl deals with Supergirl’s most popular origin story. In fact, the Hardcover was a sell-out at the time.

Importantly, as the Girl of Steel causes tensions within DC’s Trinity, a new threat rises. Dangerously, Darkseid has set his sights on Superman’s Kryptonian cousin. And Supergirl must choose between Earth and Apokolips.

The comic is good for your collection. You will definitely marvel at Michael Turner’s strong pencils, the characters’ erotic physiques and the color palette.

COLLECT JEPH LOEB’S AND MICHAEL TURNER’S RUN

This is the comic to own in order to build your Superman/Batman collection. Together, this comic is part of Jeph Loeb’s and Michael Turner’s popular run on the ongoing series. Successfully, the comic has been adapted to the popular Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

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CUSTOMER REVIEW RATINGS

This product has 116 global ratings with a customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5.

The customer review said: “Michael Turner’s artwork is the epitome of what comic art should like. In the introduction, Jeph Loeb said that Turner drew the best looking females in all of comics. I’d happen to agree with him. Not only the women look good though. Turner’s Batman is one of the coolest looking versions of Batman ever. Even as much as I love Jim Lee’s art, Turner’s Batman put Lee’s to shame. Like Jim Lee, Turner’s super-detailed work caused him to become one of the hottest artists in comics. It’s really sad that Turner passed away a few years after this volume came out.”

There are seven negative reviews. One negative review pointed the poor plot: “This was a shame. I think supergirl is a cool character and can be done well, but this just makes clear that DC has no idea what to do with her. There is no characterization, no back up characters and the story can only loosely be called a “story.” The art is cool and it seems that is all this book has to offer. It’s a real disappointment, especially after Peter David’s run on the previous Supergirl (linda danvers) which was excellent. Stick with Many Happy Returns, possibly the best supergirl story ever (along with Crisis on Infinite Earths).”

Overall, this comic was good.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

  • Paperback and Hardcover format available.
  • Popular Supergirl origin story.
  • DC’s Trinity.
  • Hardcover sell-out at the time.

NEGATIVE:

  • Hypersexualized females.
  • Poor plot.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as the most popular Supergirl origin story in Post-Crisis continuity.


























Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


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Battle Ranker Competition Round 3: Uatu The Watcher vs Random Team 7

 

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DC Day: With Ollie On Trial For Prometheus’ Murder, Dinah Ends Their Marriage

In 'Green Arrow' (2007) #75, Ollie proposes to Dinah.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

James Robinson


Penciler(s)

Mauro Cascioli


Inker(s)

Mauro Cascioli


Colorist(s)

Mauro Cascioli


Cover

Mauro Cascioli


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

September, 2009

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS NUDITY

IN ROMANCE

DINAH REJECTED OLLIE’S FIRST MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

On DC Earth, few couples have had as rocky a relationship as Green Arrow and Black Canary. In Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987), Ollie asks Dinah to marry him. To begin, Oliver and Dinah have recently re-located from Star City. Moreover, Ollie bought a home in Seattle.

Recently, a serial killer called “The Seattle Slasher” has surfaced. Worryingly, Ollie is concerned he may not always be Green Arrow. For this reason, he asks Dinah to marry him. Decisively, the heroine rejects his proposal as she is worried about bringing into their crime-fighting lives and is happily satisfied with their relationship.

In 'Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters,' Ollie asks Dinah to marry him.
In Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987), Ollie asks Dinah to marry him. DC Comics.

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DINAH LOSES HER SONIC CRY AFTER BEING TORTURED; LATER, OLLIE IS KILLED

In Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987) #2, Black Canary is tortured. After Dinah investigates a lead on the cocaine trade, she is captured. Fortunately, Green Arrow is able to track and locate her. In a warehouse by the docks, Dinah is being tortured. With the help of the mysterious Shado, Ollie rescues Dinah.

In the following Green Arrow series, Dinah becomes a supporting character for Ollie. During the series, Dinah never uses her sonic cry as a result of the torture. During that time, she quits Justice League International. When she believes Oliver cheater on her, she break up with him. Before the couple can re-unite, Ollie is killed in Green Arrow #101 helping Superman save Metropolis.

In 'Green Arrow' (1995) #101, Green Arrow dies saving Metropolis.
In Green Arrow (1995) #101, Green Arrow dies saving Metropolis. DC Comics.

FINALLY DINAH ACCEPTS TO MARRY OLLIE

In 'Green Arrow' (2007) #75, Ollie proposes to Dinah.
In Green Arrow (2007) #75, Ollie proposes to Dinah. DC Comics.

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AFTER FINAL CRISIS, DINAH LEAVES OLLIE ON TRIAL FOR PROMETHEUS’ MURDER

In Justice League: Cry For Justice (2009), Hal Jordan forms a more violent and pro-active Justice League. After Final Crisis, Atom (Ryan Choi), Atom (Ray Palmer), Hal Jordan, Congorilla, Green Arrow, Starman, and Supergirl hunt down Prometheus.

In Justice League: Cry For Justice (2010) #6, the JL uncovers Prometheus’ plan: infiltrate and use the Watchtower’s teleportation device to teleport the heroes’ home cities across time and space.

In 'Justice League: Cry For Justice' (2010) #7, Green Arrow kills Prometheus with an arrow.
In Justice League: Cry For Justice (2010) #7, Green Arrow kills Prometheus with an arrow. Marvel Comics.

When the JL accepts to let him go, Prometheus gives them the codes to each device in each city. However, Star City’s device was the first to activate leading to destruction in the city. After the death of Lian Harper, Speedy’s daughter, Ollie avenges him.

In Justice League: Cry For Justice (2010) #7, he locates Prometheus and strikes an arrow through his head. Later, during his trial, Dinah ends their marriage. In the end, Ollie is acquitted of murder charges.

Dinah ends her marriage with Ollie.
Dinah ends her marriage with Ollie. DC Comics.

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LINKS

Green Arrow And Black Canary: A Rocky Love Affair in CBR.com.
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters in DC Database.
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Green Arrow #101 in Comic Vine.
Green Arrow Vol 3 75 in DC Database.
Justice League: Cry for Justice in DC Database.
Justice League: Cry for Justice #6 in Comic Vine.
Justice League: Cry for Justice Vol 1 7 in DC Database.

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Metropolis Battles: Superboy vs Supergirl (Hero vs Hero)

 
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METROPOLIS BATTLES

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

'Superboy' (2013) #17.
Writers and Artists

Tom DeFalco and R.B. Silva.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Lost Cause!”

The “H’El on Earth” Super-Family event rockets toward its conclusion as Superboy faces off against the Herald of the Oracle! “H’El on Earth” part 10.

IN CRISES

'Superboy' (2013) #17.
Superboy (2013) #17. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the contestants at the Fortress of Solitude. On the left side is Superboy, and on the right side is Supergirl.

Let’s look at the stats.

SUPERBOY – PRIME EARTH

Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%
Fighting Skills: Expert Combatant 42%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Containment Suit.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Power Limitation.
  • Power Instability.
  • Solar Energy Dependency.
SUPERGIRL – PRIME EARTH

Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Stellar 67%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Bloodlusted 58%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Red Lantern Ring.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Solar Energy Dependency.
  • Bigotry.
  • Uncontrollable Rage.

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THE FIGHT

In order to stop ‘H’el on Earth,’ Superboy has to fight Supergirl to the death.

The battle to decide who is the strongest Kryptonian!

DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS

Flying through a portal to the timestream, Superboy meets Supergirl.

On the following page, Supergirl flies Superboy into the ice and deals him two destroying attacks.

SUPERGIRL CONCUSSION + BLUNT FORCE (x2) ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 5 DAMAGE PTS.

On the final page, Supergirl punches Superboy to the ground twice.

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

TOTAL


SUPERBOY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-11 DAMAGE PTS.

Pressure At Earth’s Core = 10^11 Pa = 9.1806459e+13 J = 13.5852583645 Ton of TNT.
-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 2 x 10^9 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -5.2380952381 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Superboy’s Durability = (-13.5852583645 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(5.2380952381 Ton of TNT) = -2.59354932413 PTS.
Durability = 6 – 2.59354932413 = 3.41 PTS = CITY.


DURABILITY: CITY

Durability: City 25%

SUPERGIRL’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

0 DAMAGE PTS.

0 DAMAGE PTS

Durability = 6 – 0 = 6 PTS = PLANETARY.


DURABILITY: PLANETARY

Durability: Planetary 50%

WINNER: SUPERGIRL WINS BY INCAPACITATION.

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SUPERBOY'S FIRST APPEARANCE

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.

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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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“Superboy (2011-2014) #17” Review

 
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'Superboy' (2013) #17.
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The “H’El on Earth” Super-Family event rockets toward its conclusion as Superboy faces off against the Herald of the Oracle! “H’El on Earth” part 10.

Critically, Superboy (2013) #17, is one of the best Superboy stories . Though weakened, Superboy has to stop “H’el on Earth.” To this end, Superboy must time travel to stop H’el’s Star Chamber.

Together, writer Tom DeFalco and artist R.B. Silva collaborate on the story. Though stoic, the writing shines through Superboy’s storytelling. For its part, the art is characteristic of the New 52 school: post-modern, cutting-edge visually with big, bold panels. Moreover, Superboy vs Supergirl!

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this comic to fans of Superboy and on the occasions of birthdays. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Superboy! And Supergirl!

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  • Superboy (2011-2014) #17.
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 22 pages.
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  • Publication Date:February 13, 2013.

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To begin, this comic showcases one of the most heroic fights in the Superman family. Dangerously, H’el has activated his Star Chamber for time travel to Krypton’s time. Sinisterly, the villain has manipulated Supergirl. Indeed, he has hidden his evil intentions to destroy the Earth in the process. Definitely, Superboy cements his status as a hero in the DC Universe.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the color palette and the kaleidoscopic panel layouts. This is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 1 rating with an average customer review rating of 5 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

The customer review said: “After reading the Graphic Novel just to give him a chance I was hooked and his storyline and where it is going is great. My son loved the old Superboys was well and he is hooked on the New Supreboy. I just can only say DC has done a great job with this book.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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NEGATIVE:

  • Not enough customer review ratings.
  • Due to the large file size, there may be slow downloads.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as one of the most important comics in X-Men history.


























Rating: 4 out of 5.


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Battle Ranker Competition Round 2: Wonder Woman vs Supergirl

 
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DC Day Explained: Why Wonder Woman Beats Supergirl Any Day!

In 'Supergirl' (2006) #5, Superman reveals he is stronger than Supergirl.
 

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. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC DAY EXPLAINED

IN THE NEW 52, WONDER WOMAN AND SUPERGIRL ARE EVENLY MATCHED IN STRENGTH AND SPEED

In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman and Superman attack H’el’s Star Chamber at the location of the Fortress of Solitude. In reality, H’el intends to time travel to the past in order to prevent the destruction of Krypton, in effect, creating a Big Bang. During the battle, Wonder Woman fights Supergirl. Though Wonder Woman admires Supergirl’s bravery she has no sympathy for her misguided grief.

Though, it appears both fighters are evenly matched in strength and speed. As Wonder Woman manages to tie Supergirl in the Lasso Of Truth, she states the difference-maker is experience or perhaps, fighting-skill. In some ways, this is true. However, Supergirl has been stated to be stronger than Superman Post-Crisis. How does this work?

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. Photo/DC Comics

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POST-CRISIS, SUPERGIRL HAS BEEN STATED TO BE MORE POWERFUL THAN SUPERMAN

In ‘Superman/Batman: The Supergirl From Krypton’, Supergirl arrives on Earth in a pod. Her arrival immediately creates conflicts within the superhero community, notably with Batman and Wonder Woman. The Trinity is at odds with Kara: Superman trusts her and wants her to experience Earth culture, Batman sees her as a potential threat and Wonder Woman wants to train her in case of a war. Unfortunately, things go awry and Kara is captured from Themyscira and brought to Apokoolips by Darkseid.

The Trinity prepares a mission to rescue Kara from Apokolips. But it may already be too late for the Kryptonian teenager who was brainwashed by Darkseid and his minions. Superman is forced to fight Kara. During the battle, Superman notes that Kara may be stronger than him. This does not prevent him from winning the fight by using a lead-lined Kryptonite ring. There have been other instances where Supergirl has been stated to be more powerful than Superman.

 

In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #12, Superman states Supergirl may be more powerful than him.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, Superman states Supergirl may be more powerful than him. AP Photo/DC Comics

During “Supergirl: Girl Power,” Lex Luthor used Black Kryptonite to split Supergirl into two: Good Supergirl and Evil Supergirl. During the storyline, Supergirl fights Superman again.

During the fight, she reiterates the statement that the superhero community thinks Supergirl is more powerful than Superman. But Superman counters that she should not believe everything she hears. However, it has been explained that the reason is because Supergirl does not know how to hold back.

In 'Supergirl' (2006) #5, Superman reveals he is stronger than Supergirl.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2006) #5, Superman reveals he is stronger than Supergirl. AP Photo/DC Comics.

POST-CRISIS, SUPERMAN AND WONDER WOMAN ARE EVENLY MATCHED

IN POST-CRISIS AND NEW 52, SUPERMAN AND WONDER WOMAN CAN DEFEAT SUPERGIRL

In the New 52, Superman is portrayed as stronger than Supergirl. During the “H’el On Earth” storyline, Superman takes on H’el in the Star Chamber for the second time. In their first encounter, H’el dominated Superman all across the board. In their second encounter, Superman no longer holds back. By delivering devastating punches, Superman gains the upper hand on H’el.

It appears that in the New 52, Superman is stronger than Wonder Woman and Supergirl. On the other hand, Wonder Woman manages to keep up with Superman due to her experience. At the same time, Wonder Woman managed to defeat Supergirl because of her experience and perhaps, because Supergirl in the New 52 does not hold back also. In any incarnation since Post-Crisis, Wonder Woman has the advantage.

In 'Superman' (2013) #17, Superman delivers a devastating punch on H'el.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #17, Superman delivers a devastating punch on H’el. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SOURCES

Supergirl Vol 6 17 in DC Database.
Superman/Batman Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Supergirl Vol 5 5 in DC Database.
Countdown to Infinite Crisis Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Superman: H’el on Earth in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 17 in DC Database.
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DC Day: During The “H’el On Earth” Storyline, Wonder Woman Bests Supergirl In Combat

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
 

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.