“Action Comics (1938-2011) #831” Review

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‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam–and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces!

‘Action Comics’ #831 is a turning point in DC continuity. It set up the banding together of the supervillains of the DC Universe and positioned Black Adam as a major player on the global scene. This is the battle that laid out the lines of demarcation between Superman and Black Adam.

John Byrne’s art is crisp in this issue with full colors while Gail Simone against shows the nuances of portraying a multi-dimensional supervillain in Black Adam.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Share this comic to fans of Black Adam and comic book rumbles. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Black Adam! And Doctor Psycho!

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FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS


  • “Action Comics (1938-2011) #831.”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2005.

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‘Action Comics #831’ answers the question of who would win in a fight between Superman and Black Adam. The fight between the hero and the villain is well orchestrated and the stakes are raised because Metropolis is in danger. If you are looking for a believable fight between these two powerhouses, look no further.

The comic is excellent for your collection and for studying John Byrne’s lines and panels. You will definitely love the strong expressions on the characters and the structurally sound layouts of Metropolis. This is the comic to own in order to build your 2000s John Byrne collection.

This product has 1 rating of 4 out of 5 with no customer reviews.

Overall, this comic was good.

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OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as an entertaining comic book battle between Superman and Black Adam.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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“Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2 (of 2)” Review

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“Watchmen (2019) edition.” AP Photo/DC Comics.

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One of the greatest Superman stories in the 2000s. Gift this graphic novel to your family and friends as a celebration of the enduring 83-year story of Superman. Available on Amazon.

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The epic voyage beyond reality concludes in this heart-stopping finale as the multiverse-spanning quest for the elixir of the supergods reaches its end on the shores of a battlefield beyond imagination! But first, the Supermen of five worlds must lay bare the darkest secret of the multiverse, expose the shocking origin of the Monitors and come face to face with a seemingly unstoppable evil fueled by the power of 52 living universes!

‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2’ is one of the most celebrated aspects of ‘Final Crisis.’ With the life of Lois Lane hanging in the balance, Superman embarks on a journey across the DC multiverse that takes him to the edge of reality. Grant Morrison’s opus is a literary tour de force of the DC Universe.

Grant Morrison’s writing is at its best here. He brings together multiple concepts: the DC multiverse, the Bleed, the Monitors and Heaven. Do not miss the battle between Superman and Mandrakk.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Share this comic to fans of Superman and writer Grant Morrison. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Superman! And the Monitors!

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  • “Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2 (of 2)”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 31 pages.
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  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013.

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“Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2 (of 2)” is the comic to own in order to collect Grant Morrison’s runs. ‘Superman Beyond’ is part of Grant Morrison’s Superman-centric DC Universe and fits well in Post-Crisis continuity.

The comic is excellent for debates about comic book battles and for sharing your fandom. Fans of the DC Universe and ‘Final Crisis’ will love the art deco style of Doug Mahnke. With a Comixology Unlimited Membership, this comic is free.

This product has 3 ratings with an average score of 5 out of 5. There are no customer reviews.

Overall, this comic was great.

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  • Affordable price.
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  • Due to the large file size, there may be slow downloads.

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I recommend this comic as an important addition to Grant Morrison’s runs in the DC Universe.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Battles Of The Week: Superman vs Hulk (DC vs Marvel)

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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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

SUPERMAN SPRINGS INTO ACTION!
In 'Marvel Versus DC' (1996) #3, Clark Kent changes into Superman.
In ‘Marvel Versus DC’ (1996) #3, Clark Kent changes into Superman. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Grand Canyon. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Hulk, the Green Goliath.

Let’s look at the stats.

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: Continent 42%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • All items at the Fortress of Solitude.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Vulnerability to Red Solar Radiation.
HULK – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Continent 42%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
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.

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THE FIGHT

Clark Kent changes into Superman and heads to the scene of a fight between Hulk and Metallo. On the scene, Superman and Hulk are teleported to the Grand Canyon to do battle.

The battle to decide who is the strongest!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Hulk punching Superman in a surprise attack. Superman hits the ground, comes back and hits Hulk with a dose of heat vision.

HULK BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following page, Superman and Hulk trade blows.

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




On the final page, Superman goes all-out and knocks out Hulk with a punch.

SUPERMAN CONCUSSION: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Superman wins the battle.

TOTAL


SUPERMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * 13583226.84 N * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -31.2286146896 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%
HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-11 DAMAGE PTS.

-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 3.54*10^22 N * 1609.34 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.4920881e+17 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

Durability: Continent 42%

OUTCOME: SUPERMAN WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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HULK IN COMICS

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1962) #1, titled “The Hulk”, marks the first appearance of Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue is the origin story of the Hulk and recounts his gamma ray accident.

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1962) #1, titled “The Hulk”, marks the first appearance of Hulk in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
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DC Day Explained: Why Wonder Woman Beats Supergirl Any Day!

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

CHECK OUT THE STORY: WHY APOLLO IS “FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET!”

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.