Battles Of The Week: Aquaman vs Black Manta (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE OTHERS, CONCLUSION”

Six years ago, Aquaman and the Others saved a village in Siberia after failing to catch Black Manta. In the present, Aquaman and the Others survive the collapse of an island. Black Manta escapes again.

Aquaman laments the fact he killed Black Manta’s father though Black Manta did not kill Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry. His father died of a heart attack. Arthur dons his Aquaman costume and goes after Black Manta with the others.

Will Aquaman repeat the mistakes of the past?

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

WILL BLACK MANTA ESCAPE AQUAMAN AGAIN?
In 'Aquaman' (2012) #13, Black Manta prepares to deal the Sceptre to unidentified buyers.

In ‘Aquaman’ (2012) #13, Black Manta prepares to deal the Sceptre to unidentified buyers. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in the eye of the storm. On the left side is Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas and on the right side is Black Manta.

Let’s look at the stats.

AQUAMAN – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Trident of Poseidon.
WEAKNESSES
  • Dehydration.

BLACK MANTA – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Dead King’s Scepter.
  • Globe of Transportation.
WEAKNESSES
  • Tear of Extinction.

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THE FIGHT

Aquaman races across the globe in order to catch Black Manta. But it may already be too late for the hero.

The battle to decide who is the true King of Atlantis!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out intercepting the Dead King’s Scepter at high speed.


On the following page, Black Manta attacks Aquaman with his optic blasts. Aquaman evades them.



In the following pages, the fight gets serious. Aquaman guts Black Manta with the Trident of Poseidon. Then he removes his Manta helmet. Black Manta responds with a knife stabbing. On the following page, Aquaman electroshocks Black Manta by destroying his dart, and then breaking his elbow.

AQUAMAN INTERNAL BLEEDING + CONCUSSION + EXPLOSION + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 4 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 15 DAMAGE PTS.
BLACK MANTA INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Black Manta is defeated and Aquaman spares his life.

TOTAL


AQUAMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-4 DAMAGE PTS.Energy Produced NY in Joules = (11*10^9 Wh) = (11*10^9 Wh)(3600 s)/(1 Wh) = 3.96*10^13 J.

-(4 DAMAGE PTS * 3.96*10^13 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -37714.2857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

BLACK MANTA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-15 DAMAGE PTS. Weight Of A City = 10^7 Tons = 10^10 kg.
Aquaman’s Strength = 9.81*10^10 N.

-(15 DAMAGE PTS * 9.81*10^10 N * 5 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 1751.78571429 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: AQUAMAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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AQUAMAN IN COMICS

‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, titled “The Submarine Strikes”, marks the first appearance of Aquaman in DC continuity. In the issue, Aquaman has to save an unarmed ship carrying refugees and hospital workers from the attack by submarine U-112.

The issue was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman.

More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, titled “The Submarine Strikes”, marks the first appearance of Aquaman in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: WONDER WOMAN VS STORM. JUNE 18TH.


SOURCES

Aquaman Vol 7 13 in DC Database.
Aquaman (Arthur Curry) in DC Database.
David Hyde (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
More Fun Comics Vol 1 73 in DC Database.

Feat: Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #4

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SILVER SURFER (NORRIN RADD)
EARTH-616

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1969) #4, titled “The Good, The Bad And The Uncanny!”, Silver Surfer performs an energy projection feat. Loki has mischievously brought Silver Surfer to kill Thor. Silver Surfer challenges Thor, though unbeknownst to him, Loki has added to his power. During the battle, Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic encases Mjolnir in a cosmic field preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer.

How much energy projection does it take for Silver Surfer to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field, preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer?

Silver Surfer used the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.

SILVER SURFER BROKE THE WORTHINESS ENCHANTMENT ON MJOLNIR REDUCING THOR TO HALF POWER, THE EQUIVALENT OF HALF OF THE UNIVERSE’S ZERO SUM ENERGY, WITH 4.0296675*10^62 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

UNIVERSAL

                       

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Silver Surfer has been brought to Asgard by Loki’s mischief. His mission is to kill Thor in order to stop a purported war. Silver Surfer challenges Thor to a duel. During the battle, Silver Surfer uses the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.

We will use the mystical enchantment on Mjolnir in order to calculate the Silver Surfer’s energy projection.

THOR’S MJOLNIR

In ‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1964) #101, Thor has fallen in love with mortal Jane Foster. As he prepares to go to Asgard to plead his case to marry Jane, Loki projects a vision of Thor to Odin showing his plans. Odin decreases the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir by half and bans Thor from Asgard until he renounces his love.

In ‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1964) #101, Odin decreases the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir by half and bans Thor from Asgard until he renounces his love. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Mjolnir increases Thor’s power by half. Let’s estimate Thor’s energy projection from his highest power output which is the God Blast.

First, let’s estimate Galactus’ durability. In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch’s help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. Mister Fantastic threatens Galactus with the Ultimate Nullifier who states Mister Fantastic has “the means to destroy a galaxy… to lay waste to a universe!!”1

In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch's help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth.
In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch’s help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The statement indicates Galactus is Universal Level in Durability. In ‘Thor’ (1969) #161, Thor unleashes the God Blast on Galactus in order to stop the fight between Galactus and Ego the Living Planet.

Since Thor’s God Blast put Galactus near death, it is at least Universal Level in Energy Projection.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

The worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir gives Thor half of his divine power. The worthiness enchantment has been broken by Thor, the Red Norvell, Beta Ray Bill, and Captain America. They all have in common that they embrace the warrior code. Thor’s highest power, the God Blast, is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Thor does not need Mjolnir in order to project this super power and even at half power, can release it on his own.

Even at half power, Thor is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Since the universe has zero sum energy, Thor’s Energy Projection is half of that energy which equals the kinetic energy of the universe in expansion.

Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.

ENERGY PROJECTION

Augmented by Loki, Silver Surfer was able to break the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir. The worthiness enchantment grants Thor half of his power which is Universal Level in Energy Projection.

Silver Surfer generated half of the energy of the universe in Energy Projection. In order to encase Mjolnir in his cosmic field, Silver Surfer had to generate the kinetic energy of the universe, a Universal Level of Energy Projection.

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Calculations for Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #4

“In the case of a universe that is approximately uniform in space, one can show that this negative gravitational energy exactly cancels the positive energy represented by the matter. So the total energy of the universe is zero.” https://www.livescience.com/33129-total-energy-universe-zero.html#:~:text=In%20the%20case%20of%20a,of%20the%20universe%20is%20zero.%22

Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.


SOURCES

Journey into Mystery Vol 1 101 in Marvel Database.
Silver Surfer Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Mjolnir in Marvel Database.
Journey into Mystery Vol 1 101 in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 50 in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 161 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Fantastic Four #50.

Battles Of The Week: Hulk vs Sentry Part II (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “VICIOUS CIRCLE”

Hulk has brought an invasion and gladiatorial combat to Earth in order to get revenge on the Illuminati. Hulk pits Illuminati members against one another, and when Mister Fantastic must make the impossible choice, Sentry comes to his aid.

In an epic fight that spanned the pages of ‘World War Hulk,’ Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SENTRY UNLEASHED! CAN HULK WITHSTAND THE POWER OF A MILLION EXPLODING SUNS?
In 'World War Hulk' (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants near Madison Square Garden in New York. On the left side is World Breaker Hulk and on the right side is Sentry, with the power of a million exploding suns.

Let’s look at the stats.

HULK – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.
In 'World War Hulk' (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk.
SENTRY – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • CLOC.
WEAKNESSES
  • Psychic Assault.
  • The Negative Zone.
  • Lack Of Control.
  • Vulnerability To Chi.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: DEATHSTROKE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

World Breaker Hulk has given Reed Richards the ultimatum to kill Tony Stark. However, Reed has rejected it. As the situation becomes dire, Reed asks Hulk to surrender. At that moment, Sentry explodes in.

The battle to decide who is the cosmic god!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight continues with Sentry going berserk. He busts out the power of a million exploding suns on World Breaker Hulk.

SENTRY GALAXY BUSTING ATTACK: 11 DAMAGE PTS.






On the following pages, it is an all-out battle between Sentry and World Breaker Hulk. World Breaker Hulk hits Sentry with three Planet-Busting punches.

SENTRY EXPLOSION + GALAXY BUSTING ATTACKS (x2) = 5 DAMAGE PTS + 11 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 27 DAMAGE PTS.

HULK PLANET-BUSTING ATTACKS (x3) = 27 DAMAGE PTS.


As both combatants are locked in punches, Sentry unleashes three Galaxy-Busting attacks reverting both he and World Breaker Hulk to their human forms.

SENTRY GALAXY-BUSTING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS (x3) = 11 DAMAGE PTS (x3) + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 39 DAMAGE PTS.


HULK BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACK = 6 DAMAGE PTS.


In the end, Robert Reynolds is exhausted and collapses on the floor while Bruce Banner is still standing.

TOTAL


HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -313 DAMAGE PTS

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-313 DAMAGE PTS.

Power Of Sun = 3.846E+26 J.
Gravitational Pull Of Sun = 3.52E+22 N.

-(313 DAMAGE PTS * 4.0296675*10^62 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -3.0030617*10^55 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

SENTRY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -60 DAMAGE PTS

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-60 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52E+22 N.

-(60 DAMAGE PTS * 3.846*10^26 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -5.4942857e+18 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

OUTCOME: HULK WINS BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL.

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HULK IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the second appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue featured the Avengers’ offer for Spider-Man to join and indeed, a brief scuffle between Spidey and none other than… Captain America! ‘Nuff said!

'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: THANOS VS ETERNITY. MAY 20TH.


SOURCES

World War Hulk Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Robert Reynolds (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

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

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

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

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

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

Let’s look at the stats.

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

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

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THE FIGHT

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

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE



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

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




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

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




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

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

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

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

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

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

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

OUTCOME: CYBORG WINS BY DIGITAL SHUTDOWN

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CYBORG IN COMICS

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

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

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

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


SOURCES

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

Battles Of The Week: Hulk vs Sentry Part I (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “VICIOUS CIRCLE”

Hulk has brought an invasion and gladiatorial combat to Earth in order to get revenge on the Illuminati. Hulk pits Illuminati members against one another, and when Mister Fantastic must make the impossible choice, Sentry comes to his aid.

In an epic fight that spanned the pages of ‘World War Hulk,’ Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SENTRY UNLEASHED! CAN HULK WITHSTAND THE POWER OF A MILLION EXPLODING SUNS?
In 'World War Hulk' (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants near Madison Square Garden in New York. On the left side is World Breaker Hulk and on the right side is Sentry, with the power of a million exploding suns.

Let’s look at the stats.

HULK – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.
In 'World War Hulk' (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk.
SENTRY – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • CLOC.
WEAKNESSES
  • Psychic Assault.
  • The Negative Zone.
  • Lack Of Control.
  • Vulnerability To Chi.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: DEATHSTROKE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

World Breaker Hulk has given Reed Richards the ultimatum to kill Tony Stark. However, Reed has rejected it. As the situation becomes dire, Reed asks Hulk to surrender. At that moment, Sentry explodes in.

The battle to decide who is the cosmic god!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Sentry using energy manipulation to dive bomb World Breaker Hulk through Madison Square Garden.

SENTRY ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK (x3): 18 DAMAGE PTS.






On the following page, Sentry hits World Breaker Hulk with an energy manipulation punch that does serious damage. Hulk is sent through buildings three times before being momentarily halted.

Then, World Breaker Hulk gets up and deals the Sentry a punch that creates an explosion.

SENTRY ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK + CONCUSSION ATTACK (x3) = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 9 DAMAGE PTS = 15 PTS.
HULK EXPLOSION ATTACK = 5 DAMAGE PTS.


The fight goes into high gear as World Breaker Hulk deals Sentry three Planet-Busting punches to the face.

HULK PLANET-BUSTING ATTACK (x3) = 27 DAMAGE PTS.


The battle is not over.

TOTAL


HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-33 DAMAGE PTS.

Power Of Sun = 3.846E+26 J.
Gravitational Pull Of Sun = 3.52E+22 N.

-(33 DAMAGE PTS * (3.846*10^26 J + 3.52*10^22 N * 1609 m) * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -3.4668605*10^18 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

SENTRY’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-27 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52E+22 N.

-(27 DAMAGE PTS * 3.52*10^22 N * 1 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -8.3809524*10^12 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

OUTCOME: HULK VS SENTRY PART II. MAY 21ST.

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HULK IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the second appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue featured the Avengers’ offer for Spider-Man to join and indeed, a brief scuffle between Spidey and none other than… Captain America! ‘Nuff said!

'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

World War Hulk Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Robert Reynolds (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Darkseid vs Superman (Villain vs Hero)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

SYNOPSIS FOR “The Supergirl from Krypton, Part 6 of 6: Hero”

Superman is standing before Kara Zor-El’s ashes. Darkseid’s Omega Effect blasted Superman’s cousin, turning her to ashes.

Superman, enraged, engages Darkseid in a vicious battle that will have permanent consequences on their rivalry.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SUPERMAN BATTLES DARKSEID TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE!
In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #13, Superman is angry and battles Darkseid.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #13, Superman is angry at the death of Kara Zor-El and battles Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants at the Kent farm in Smallville, Kansas. On the left side is Darkseid and on the right side is Superman, the Man of Steel.

Let’s look at the stats.

DARKSEID – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: COSMIC
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Father Box.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Dependency on X-Element.
Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Items in the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Legion Flight Ring.
  • Archer rifle.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • High-Pitched Noises.
  • Psionics.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM (HERO VS VILLAIN).

THE FIGHT

Superman watched Darkseid murder Supergirl with his Omega Effect at the Kent farm. Now, he is going to avenge Supergirl, in a battle that takes Darkseid to the edge of the Promethean Galaxy!

The battle to decide who is the true warrior!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Superman punching Darkseid with his back turned to the Man of Steel.

SUPERMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following page, Superman does a piledrive attack and Darkseid responds with a blow.

SUPERMAN CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.




Wonder Woman intervenes and re-directs Darkseid’s Omega Beam. After removing Wonder Woman from the battlefield, Superman dials up the gears. He takes Darkseid to the sun. Both characters trade haymakers near the sun. Finally, Superman gets the upperhand with three punches in the sun.

WONDER WOMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERMAN CONCUSSION ATTACK (x2) + BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x4): 6 DAMAGE PTS + 4 DAMAGE PTS = 10 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.
At the end of the battle, Superman Boom Tubes Darkseid to the Source Wall, past the Promethean Galaxy.

SUPERMAN BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL (x2): 12 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


DARKSEID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-28 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N.
Distance From Earth To Sun = 149.6*10^9 m.
Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.

-(28 DAMAGE PTS * ((149.6*10^9 m * 3.52*10^22 N) + (4.0296675*10^62 J)) * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -79.5944464*10^52 PTS * Ton of TNT.


Durability = We therefore can calculate that the total energy the sun has to burn is around 1.3 x 10^44 Joules. Dividing 3.8 x 10^26 Watts (the rate at which the sun is giving off energy) into this number gives an approximate value of 10 billion years for the sun’s lifetime.
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/our-solar-system/51-our-solar-system/the-sun/birth-death-and-evolution-of-the-sun/167-how-do-you-calculate-the-lifetime-of-the-sun-advanced

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

SUPERMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-3 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N.

-(3 DAMAGE PTS * 1609.34 m * 3.52*10^22 N * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 3.7765845*10^17 PTS * Ton of TNT.


Durability = We therefore can calculate that the total energy the sun has to burn is around 1.3 x 10^44 Joules. Dividing 3.8 x 10^26 Watts (the rate at which the sun is giving off energy) into this number gives an approximate value of 10 billion years for the sun’s lifetime.
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/our-solar-system/51-our-solar-system/the-sun/birth-death-and-evolution-of-the-sun/167-how-do-you-calculate-the-lifetime-of-the-sun-advanced

DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM

OUTCOME: SUPERMAN WINS BY BATTLEFIELD REMOVAL

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DARKSEID IN COMICS

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

The issue was created by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams.

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

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SOURCES

Superman/Batman Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Vol 1 134 in DC Database.

Feat: Hulk, ‘Incredible Hulk’ #54

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

HULK (BRUCE BANNER)
EARTH-616

In ‘Incredible Hulk’ (2003) #54, titled “Welcome To Entropy,” Hulk performs a super strength feat. In New Mexico, Hulk is manipulated by Home Base and Nadia Donorva. In Entropy, Hulk has to battle Abomination. During the fight, Hulk implodes Abomination’s face with a punch.

How much super strength does it take for Hulk to implode the Abomination’s face with a punch?

In 'Incredible Hulk' (2003) #54, Hulk performs a super strength feat. Hulk implodes Abomination's face with a punch.
In ‘Incredible Hulk’ (2003) #54, Hulk performs a super strength feat. During the fight, Hulk implodes Abomination’s face with a punch.

HULK PUNCHED THE ABOMINATION WITH 13602858368.4 NEWTONS OF FORCE OR 7891709 PSI OF STRESS.

HULK GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 13602858368.4 JOULES OF ENERGY, 1.237 TIMES THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY NEW YORK CITY IN A DAY, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A LARGE BUILDING.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

CITY

         

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Calculations for Hulk, ‘Incredible Hulk’ #54

Energy of heat of re-entry (Max durability of Abomination) = (1/2)mv^2 = (0.5)(444.52 kg)(7823.2 m/s) = 13602858368.4 J.
Ratio Energy of re-entry/Energy produced by New York = (13602858368.4 J-hr)/(11000000000 J-hr) = 1.237.
(13602858368.4 J)(1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 3.239 Tons of TNT


Hulk, ‘Incredible Hulk’ #54

SOURCES

Incredible Hulk Vol 2 54 in Marvel Database.
Emil Blonsky (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Hulk vs Wolverine (Hero vs Hero)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “VICIOUS CIRCLE”

There is a blizzard and Wolverine and the Hulk are on a collision course. While attempting to land their plane at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the X-Men Blackbird is intercepted by a familiar intruder.

Wolverine, the leader of the X-Men, must gather his team and investigate a forest fire. As Wolverine is puzzled by the fire and his new leadership, a monster lurks.

In one of the most emotional fights yet, Wolverine fights Hulk!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

THE WOLVERINE HUNTS GREY HULK!
In 'Incredible Hulk' #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him.
In ‘Incredible Hulk’ #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. On the left side is Grey Hulk and on the right side is Wolverine, leader of the X-Men.

Let’s look at the stats.

HULK – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY
SUPER SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: CIVILIAN
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.
WOLVERINE – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Adamantium.
  • Wolverine’s Suit.
  • Motorcycle.
  • X-Men Blackbird.
WEAKNESSES
  • Amnesia.
  • Sensory Overload.
  • Adamantium Allotropes.
  • Drowning.
  • Muramasa Blade.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: DEATHSTROKE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

As Wolverine investigates a fire at Dallas/Forth Worth Airport, Hulk sneaks up on him and attacks him. It turns out the Army had attacked Hulk after the X-Men‘s plane crash. Now, the battle is on.

The battle to decide who is the ferocious animal!

DAMAGE SCALE

In 'Incredible Hulk' #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him.

The fight starts out with Wolverine investigating a forest fire at the site of the remains of a truck on fire where Hulk sneaks up on Wolverine and attacks. Wolverine draws first blood and slashes Hulk’s right arm.

WOLVERINE INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following page, Hulk hits Wolverine’s sensitive hearing with a thunderclap. Wolverine has a concussion and from there, the fight becomes serious.

HULK CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.




Wolverine then goes into Berserker rage and deals Hulk a vicious attack to the thorax, near the heart. Still, Hulk using his healing factors, gets up and keeps fighting. Hulk beats down on Wolverine. Then, Wolverine deals two more attacks to the chest followed with three additional attacks on Hulk’s back. Then, Hulk throws Wolverine into a tree.

WOLVERINE INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS: 20 DAMAGE PTS – 3 PTS HULK HEALING FACTOR (x2) = 14 DAMAGE PTS.
HULK BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS = 1 PT + 3 PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS.


At the end of the battle, Hulk deals Wolverine another Concussion attack. However, the battle ends in a draw when Clay, Hulk’s friend intervenes.

TOTAL


HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-19 DAMAGE PTS.

-(19 DAMAGE PTS * 22290000 cal * 4.184 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.42 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

WOLVERINE’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-10 DAMAGE PTS.

-(10 DAMAGE PTS * 10^11 N * 5 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1190 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

OUTCOME: DRAW

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WOLVERINE IN COMICS

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1974) #180, titled “And the Wind Howls… Wendigo!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. As Hulk faces Wendigo, the Canadian Army activates Weapon X to take him down.

The issue was created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.

In 'Incredible Hulk' (1974) #180, Hulk faces Wendigo and Weapon X.
‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1974) #180 marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Incredible Hulk Vol 1 340 in Marvel Database.
James Howlett (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 180 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Spider-Man vs Venom (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN PART 1: PLAGUE AND PESTILENCE”

In this origin story re-telling, the symbiote has fully bonded to Eddie Brock. He is now prepared to get his revenge on Spider-Man for losing his reporter job at the Daily Globe. Venom becomes a stalker and goads Spider-Man into a fight…

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

VENOM STALKS SPIDER-MAN AND GOADS HIM INTO A FIGHT
In 'Venom: Dark Origin' (2008) #5, Venom stalks and goads Spider-Man into a fight.
In ‘Venom: Dark Origin’ (2008) #5, Venom stalks Spider-Man and goads him into a fight. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants at the Daily Bugle in New York. On the left side is Spider-Man and on the right side is Venom.

Let’s look at the stats.

SPIDER-MAN – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters.
  • Utility belt.
  • Spider-tracers.
  • Spider-signal.
  • Avenger Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Spider-sense disruption.
  • Ethyl chloride.
  • Bad luck.
VENOM – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Venom Symbiote.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental Instability.
  • Sonics.
  • Heat.
  • Knull.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: CAPTAIN AMERICA VS IRON MAN.

THE FIGHT

In order to get revenge on Spider-Man who caused him to lose his reporter job at the Daily Globe, Venom stalks Spider-Man with a camera. Venom goads Spider-Man into fighting him in New York.

The battle to decide who is the true Spider-Man!

OUTCOME: SPIDER-MAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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VENOM IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Venom who bonded to Eddie Brock as he was attempting suicide at Our Lady of Saints. The issue reveals Eddie’s hatred for Spider-Man over the latter’s involvement in Eddie’s loss of employment at the Daily Globe.

The graphic novel was created by Tom DeFalco and David Michelinie.

VENOM’S FIRST SINISTER ISSUE
'Amazing Spider-Man' (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: CAPTAIN MARVEL VS ROGUE. MARCH 17TH.

SOURCES

Venom: Dark Origin Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Edward Brock (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 30 in Marvel Database.