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Feat: Darkseid, ‘Infinite Frontier’ #0

 

IN UNIVERSAL AND MULTIVERSAL ANOMALIES

DARKSEID (UXAS)
PRIME EARTH

In Infinite Frontier (2021) #0, titled “Infinite Frontier”, Darkseid performs an energy projection feat. The Quintessence are on Earth Omega surveying the threat they trapped there. Freed, true form Darkseid attacks and kills the Quintessence.

How much energy projection does it take for true form Darkseid to kill the Quintessence?

DARKSEID FREED HIMSELF FROM EARTH OMEGA AND UNITED ALL HIS PAST FORMS TO BECOME TRUE FORM DARKSEID.

TRUE FORM DARKSEID ATTACKED THE QUINTESSENCE BY SURPRISE AND KILLED THEM WITH AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF ENERGY.

TRUE FORM DARKSEID GENERATED A NIGH-OMNIPOTENT LEVEL OF ENERGY PROJECTION DESTROYING THE POSITIVE ENERGY OF THE QUINTESSENCE.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

NIGH-OMNIPOTENCE

                       

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The Quintessence are surveying Earth Omega. Wonder Woman had sensed a new threat and the Quintessence hid from her their imprisoning it on Earth Omega. Suddenly, true form Darkseid attacks the Quintessence from behind, killing them.

We will use the energy of Doctor Manhattan to estimate the Quintessence’s power.

THE QUINTESSENCE AND DOCTOR MANHATTAN

In Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020) #1, Wonder Woman meets Wally West in Themyscira which has been turned into a prison hell. Wally is powered by Doctor Manhattan’s Positive energy and explains the Justice League’s battle against Perpetua: Perpetua created the Prime multiverse using Crisis energy and the Positive energy from Doctor Manhattan granted to the Justice League by the Quintessence was not sufficient. Ultimately, Perpetua won the battle.

Since the Quintessence is able to manipulate the Positive energy at the multiversal level, its Energy Projection is at least Multiversal Level.

In Watchmen (1986), Doctor Manhattan claims to be able to see his past, present and future timeline. Doctor Manhattan’s main super power is to be present to all points in time in the DC multiverse.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Doctor Manhattan has the power of nigh-omnipresence since he is present to the past, the present and the future. This indicates Doctor Manhattan is likely present 20 billion years ago in the Prime Earth multiverse created by Perpetua. To calculate his nigh-omnipresence is simply to estimate the total energy of Perpetua’s Prime Earth multiverse. Since it extends to the Sixth Dimension, that energy is infinite.

ENERGY PROJECTION

True form Darkseid freed himself and killed the Quintessence in a surprise attack.

True form Darkseid generated a Nigh-Omnipotent-Level of Energy Projection.


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SOURCES

Darkseid: How DC’s Darkest New God Reached His Final Form in CBR.com.
Infinite Frontier Vol 1 0 in DC Database.
Dark Nights: Death Metal Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

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DC Day List: 5 Reasons Why Superman Is The Justice League’s Leader, And 5 Reasons Why It’s Wonder Woman (Film and Comics)

 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Ivan Reis


Colorist(s)

Alex Sinclair


Cover

Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Alex Sinclair


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

February, 2020

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In the Post-Crisis continuity, Superman has been the Justice League of America’s public figure as well as its tactical commander. In fact, Superman’s leadership commands respect from his peers. In contrast, Wonder Woman has played a similar role, particularly due to her expertise in war and her role as a diplomatic embassador for Themyscira.

Let’s list five reasons why Superman is the Justice League’s true inspiration and five reasons why Wonder Woman’s leadership uncovers deception and sees the vision of the DC Universe.

10. IN THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN PROTECTS THE LEAGUE AGAINST DOOMSDAY

The Death Of Superman (2018) is the 11th installment in the DC Animated Movie Universe. In the movie, the monster named Doomsday is on a rampage across the United States and it is up to the Justice League to stop it. When the situation seems hopeless, Wonder Woman arises to fight the monster. Though she eventually loses, her leadership causes Superman to go all-out.

9. IN JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR, SUPERMAN LEADS THE LEAGUE INTO WAR AGAINST APOKOLIPS

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020), is the final installment in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. At the beginning of the movie, Superman formulates a plan to invade Apokolips in order to prevent war on Earth. But Superman and the Justice League Dark are captured. After the Justice League’s forces are destroyed, John Constantine enacts a plan to save them. Finally, Superman is freed from Darkseid’s control on Apokolips. In the finale, an amped Superman takes on Darkseid toe-to-toe.

8. IN SUPERMAN: SACRIFICE, WONDER WOMAN FREES SUPERMAN FROM MAXWELL LORD’S MIND-CONTROL

In Superman: Sacrifice, Superman has attacked Batman at the Watchtower. After, the Justice League discovers that Maxwell Lord mind-controls Superman and has taken control of Brother Eye. Violently, Superman attacks the League and escapes. Now, with her powers of Truth, Wonder Woman tracks him down and locates Checkmate. After a vicious battle, Wonder Woman kills Maxwell to free Superman from his delusions. Really, a controversial decision that created a crisis of leadership in the Justice League. Importantly, it contributed to Infinite Crisis.

7. IN INFINITE CRISIS, SUPERMAN STOPS SUPERBOY-PRIME WITHOUT KILLING

In Infinite Crisis, the 52 universes in the DC multiverse are threatened of destruction by Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor Jr. Indeed, the villains seek to destroy the 52 earths to restore Earth-Prime, the perfect Earth. In a crisis of leadership, Earth-One and Earth-Two Supermen rise to save the multiverse. On the Green Lantern planet Mogo, a depowered Earth-One Superman defeats a depowered Superboy-Prime after flying through a red sun, delivering a speech that inspired fans.

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6. IN ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER WOMAN LEADS THE LEAGUE IN BATTLE

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Wonder Woman shows why she is the League’s tactical leader. With Superman inactive, Wonder Woman leads the League in battle against Steppenwolf and the parademons. When Batman decides to sacrifice himself to drive Steppenwolf’s army away, Wonder Woman rallies the League to help him. Again, she saves Batman from death at the hands of Apokoliptian armies. In the end, she decapitates Steppenwolf with her magical sword.

5. IN BATMAN V. SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN SACRIFICES HIMSELF TO KILL DOOMSDAY

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is the second movie in Snyder’s trilogy. In the movie, Superman and Batman clash after Lex Luthor stages a political intrigue. In the finale, both heroes must fight with Wonder Woman against Doomsday, Luthor’s mutated Zod. In order to save the Earth and Lois Lane, Superman sacrifices himself, killing Doomsday with a kryptonite spear.

4. IN DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, WONDER WOMAN CREATES THE FIRST ANTI-CRISIS

In Dark Nights: Death Metal, the DC heroes must stop an invasion from The Batman Who Laughs and the Dark multiverse. In order to stop the dangers to the multiverse once and for all, Wonder Woman leads the heroes into the first Anti-Crisis. After one final battle, she defeats The Batman Who Laughs in the death sun. At the end, the DC multiverse is restored with no frontiers and all the crises in continuity remembered.

 

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3. IN FINAL CRISIS, SUPERMAN RESTORES THE DC MULTIVERSE

In Final Crisis, Darkseid finally conquered the Anti-Life Equation. Now, he set out to create a Fifth World on New Earth. During the crisis, even Nil is threatened by destruction by the Equation. In the end, Darkseid destroys the entirety of the DC multiverse, past, present and future. Only a group of heroes and civilians remain in space on the Watchtower. Proving to be the Justice League’s true leader, Superman uses his remaining stores of solar energy to activate the Miracle Machine and restore the DC multiverse. Though it was not the last crisis, since the multiverse was rebooted again after Flashpoint.

2. WONDER WOMAN REFUSES TO ASCEND AMONG THE QUINTESSENCE TO REMAIN HUMAN

With Infinite Frontier (2021) #0, the Quintessence shows Wonder Woman a vision of the new DC multiverse. Then, they congratulate the heroine and propose her to ascend into their ranks as a goddess. However, Wonder Woman declines to preserve her humanity and fight the impending darkness.

1. SUPERMAN INSPIRES PEOPLE BY REVEALING HIS SECRET IDENTITY

Perhaps, the greatest reason why Superman is the Justice League‘s best leader is his example. In Superman (2020) #18, Superman finally comes out and reveals his secret identity to the public. Though his peers questioned his decision and Batman feared mind control. At the same time, the decision also worsened his hero status. Definitely, a decision of momentous proportions that changed the status quo and shows how much the Man of Steel can inspire people around the world.

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LINKS

The Death of Superman (Movie) in DC Database.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Movie) in DC Database.
Superman: Sacrifice in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis in DC Database.
Final Crisis in DC Database.
Infinite Frontier Vol 1 0 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 5 18 in DC Database.

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“Wonder Woman: Contagion” Review

 

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In Wonder Woman (2010) #40, Power Girl possessed by the Children Of Ares, fights Wonder Woman. DC Comics

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One of the best Wonder Woman runs. Gift this comic to your significant other on the occasions of Valentine’s Day, marriages, dates an festivals. Available on Amazon.

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Gail Simone continues her acclaimed run on WONDER WOMAN with this collection! Gail Simone and fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott reunite for this explosive tale featuring the stunning return of a star-spanning threat from Diana’s past! Meanwhile, five mysterious young men with a dark and terrible secret have arrived on Paradise Island with one mission: To kill Wonder Woman! Guest-starring the Green Lantern Corps

Critically, Wonder Woman: Contagion (2010) is the most popular Wonder Woman storyline by Gail Simone. Importantly, Wonder Woman must face a familiar foe from the Amazons and save Earth from alien invasion.

Together, writer Gail Simone and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Though mythological and gladiatorial, the writing shines on the epic genre with the menace of alien invasions. Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of Post-Crisis: vibrant, anatomically correct and story-oriented. Moreover, Power Girl vs Wonder Woman!

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  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 128 pages.
  • Hardcover format available.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: October 19, 2020.
  • Dimensions: 6.66 x 0.22 x 10.17 inches.

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To begin, Wonder Woman: Contagion reveals Gail Simone’s most popular storyline. Though, the plot seems disconnected. In reality, Wonder Woman: Contagion collects two different story arcs, Murder of Crows and Contagion. We recommend collecting in single issues.

Importantly, Wonder Woman must free Power Girl from the Children of Ares. Dangerously, Astarte appears with an alien fleet to destroy the Earth save 100 women. And Wonder Woman must choose between Earth and the Amazons.

The comic is good for your collection. You will definitely love the realism in the art, the characters’ classical poses and the color palette. This is the comic to own in order to build your Wonder Woman collection.

This product has 29 global ratings with a customer review rating of 4.0 out of 5.

POSITIVE REVIEW

The customer review said: “Well, this is it. The end of one of many great runs on Wonder Woman. Pity it had to end so soon.

This volume contains to more arcs to close out the series. The first involves a threat that was teased in the last volume. Ares has created 5 sons, and now they are terrorizing Washington DC. This arc comes with a surprise appearance of Powergirl for added fun. It’s a good arc, but I’m a bit disappointed how soon it ended.

For the grand finale, we get another alien invasion. A female society of warriors (where have we heard that) have descended on the Earth and they come packing Green Lantern tech. Diana and friends pull out every stop to repel the invasion. I’m glad that the series got to go out on such a great note.”

NEGATIVE REVIEW

There are five negative reviews. One negative review pointed the poor plot: “Not only bad, but, boring to tears. The first story it’s about five kids, all children to Ares, God of War, doing pranks to stablish anarchy. WW fights against them and Power Girl. How does WW wins the five children? By spanking them! The second story it’s a bout WW’s aunt who was abducted by aliens, years later she returns to Earth to get all the technology she has. WW finaly gets control of the space Amazons with the help of Achilles and the Amazons of Themyscira, when we have seen the Green Lanter Corps at the beginning of the story. Bump. Few action and a very bad script bur the arto work is not bad. Definitively not the best WW graphic novel.”

Overall, this comic was great.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

  • Paperback format available.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Mythological themes.
  • Great art.

NEGATIVE:

  • Poor plot.
  • Collects two different story arcs.
  • Not enough customer global ratings.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as the most popular Wonder Woman story arc by Gail Simone.


























Rating: 4 out of 5.


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Metropolis Battles: Power Girl vs Wonder Woman (Heroine vs Heroine)

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SYNOPSIS FOR “A MURDER OF CROWS, PART TWO – THROWDOWN”

Civil unrest and fires are appearing in Washington D.C. They have been caused by mysterious forces that have manipulated Power Girl into thinking Wonder Woman is her enemy.

Power Girl is possessed and is determined to defeat Wonder Woman. As Wonder Woman worries about the people to protect, she has to finally take the gloves off!

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT: THE SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON VS THE AMAZON PRINCESS
In Wonder Woman (2010) #40, Power Girl possessed by the Children Of Ares, fights Wonder Woman. DC Comics

The two contestants enter Washington D.C. On the left side is Power Girl, the Supergirl from Krypton and on the right side is Wonder Woman, the Amazon Princess.

Let’s look at the stats!

Power Girl – Earth-Two

Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Stellar 67%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Continent 42%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
Wonder Woman – New Earth

Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%
Fighting Skills: Warrior Madness 84%
Intelligence: Leader 33%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Bracelets of Submission.
  • Gold Armor.
  • Lasso of Truth.
  • Sandals of Hermes.
  • Tiara.
  • Invisible Jet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Piercing Weapons.
  • Blindness.

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THE FIGHT

In Wonder Woman (2010) #41, Wonder Woman fights Power Girl possessed by the Children of Ares.

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DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS

The fight starts out with Power Girl attacking Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman (2010) #40.

POWER GIRL INTERNAL BLEEDING + BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 4 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 8 DAMAGE PTS.
WONDER WOMAN CONCUSSION ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.

On the following pages, Power Girl and Wonder Woman get into Round 2 with Power Girl having the upper hand.

POWER GIRL INTERNAL BLEEDING + BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS (x3): 4 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

In Rounds 3 and 4, though Power Girl has superior power, Wonder Woman has superior fighting skills. In the end, Wonder Woman frees Power Girl from mind control.

POWER GIRL BLUNT FORCE (x2) + CONCUSSION (x2) ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) + 3 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 8 DAMAGE PTS.
WONDER WOMAN CONCUSSION (x3) ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 9 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


KAREN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-13 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy From Re-Entry = 35082363750 J = 8.35294375 Tons of TNT.

-(13 DAMAGE PTS * 5434.9130519 N * 1 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00001682234 PTS * Ton of TNT.

Karen’s Durability = (-0.00001682234 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(8.35294375 Tons of TNT) = -0.00000201394 PTS.
Durability = 6 – 0.00000201394 PTS = 6 PTS = PLANETARY.

DURABILITY: PLANETARY

Durability: Planetary 50%

DIANA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-30 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy From Re-Entry = 35082363750 J = 8.35294375 Tons of TNT.

-(30 DAMAGE PTS * 5434.9130519 N * 733905.87 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -28.4908185124 PTS * Ton of TNT.

Diana’s Durability = (-28.4908185124 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(8.35294375 Tons of TNT) = –3.41087158792 PTS.
Durability = 6 – 3.41087158792 = 2.59 PTS = CITY BLOCK.

DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK

Durability: City Block 21%

WINNER: WONDER WOMAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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The Boy Who Knew Her Secret: Part 2 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | May 29, 1979 (United States) 7.8
Director: Leslie H. MartinsonWriter: William Moulton Marston, Stanley Ralph Ross, Anne CollinsStars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Michael ShannonSummary: With a boy knowing that she is really Wonder Woman, Diana Prince continues her battle against a mysterious alien invasion.

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S2.E5: Comes with Everything You See Here

The Boy Who Knew Her Secret: Part 1 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | May 28, 1979 (United States) 7.8
Director: Leslie H. MartinsonWriter: William Moulton Marston, Stanley Ralph Ross, Anne CollinsStars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Michael ShannonSummary: Diana Prince investigating a strange alien force in a small suburban community, is seen whirling into Wonder Woman by a young boy.

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POWER GIRL'S FIRST APPEARANCE

In Infinite Crisis (2006) #2, titled “The Survivors”, Power Girl is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths.’

In 'Infinite Crisis' (2006) #2, titled "The Survivors", Power Girl is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of 'Crisis On Infinite Earths.'
In Infinite Crisis (2006) #2, Power Girl, titled “The Survivors”, is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths.’ DC Comics


LINKS

Wonder Woman (2010) #41 in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis (2006) #2 in DC Database.
Kara Zor-L (Earth-Two) in DC Database.
Diana of Themyscira (New Earth) in DC Database.
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DC vs Marvel: In The ‘JLA/Avengers’ Crossover, The Formidable JLA vs The Mighty Avengers

 

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IN TEAM-UPS AND CROSSOVERS

“A CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS”

JLA/Avengers. DC Comics.

In honor of George Perez, let’s look at a classic DC/Marvel crossover.

Furthermore, our top-rated Formidability Ranking uses four central Fighting Skills to settle the debate.

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JLA/AVENGERS IS CANON TO DC AND MARVEL

JLA/AVENGERS

In the classic inter-company crossover JLA/Avengers (2004), both super-teams assemble to take on a threat that threatens the Omniverse. Particularly, the series was so successful that the JLA: Syndicate Rules established the crossover to be canon to the New Earth continuity.

In contests of champions, the Grandmaster and Metron task both teams with the responsibility to assemble six items of power from each universe.

Namely, from the DC Universe: Green Lantern’s Power Battery, the Book of Eternity, the Orb of Ra, the items of the Demons Three, the Spear of Destiny and Psycho Pirate’s Medusa Mask.

From the Marvel Universe: the Ultimate Nullifier, the Evil Eye of Avalon, the Infinity Gems, the Cosmic Cube, the Casket of Ancient Winters and the Wand of Watoomb.

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In JLA/Avengers #2, the Leaguers are leading 6-5. In a titanic clash, the JLA and the Avengers face off for the Cosmic Cube. On Savage Land, a knock-out drag-out slugfest follows. Let’s rank the main contestants in the battle in terms of the Power Hierarchy.

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QUALITY OPPONENTS

Generally, our formidability takes into account a character’s quality of opponents. Using this hierarchy, we can formulate a Power Hierarchy. Namely, it is the following:

Peak Human, Assassin, Metahuman, Criminal Mastermind/Team-Wrecker, Warrior, Hi-Tech Genius/Enhanced, Political Leader, Demon or Monster/Supernatural Being, Champion, Cosmic Being, Skyfather, God or Abstract.

Before we rank the JLA and Avengers, let’s list some rules.

  1. First, only beings below God or Abstract are included. God or Abstract include Galactus, Eternity, Living Tribunal, Beyonder, One-Above-All.
  2. Since we focus on battles, we will go by power levels.
  3. We are rating power levels only in issue #2.
  4. Since only the major battles are included, not all members of both teams are included.

Let’s rank our JLA and Avengers.

The Cosmic Beings

SUPERMAN

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

SUPERMAN IS A COSMIC BEING

Really, Superman‘s power levels are off the charts in the issue.

To this end, he ranks as Cosmic Being because he stops Thor’s hammer strike with his left hand.

In fact, it takes at least a Cosmic Being in order to bypass the enchantment on Thor’s Mjolnir.

Potentially, Superman could solo the Avengers team.

Indeed, it takes Hercules, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wonder Man and Vision to put down the Man of Steel at the end of the fight.

THOR

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

THOR IS A CHAMPION

Really, Thor faces one of his toughest battles. First, he wades through a powerful blast of heat vision.

After Superman caught Mjolnir, he knocks him out with a powerful haymaker. Indeed, he is overwhelmed by Superman’s sheer power.

Generally, Thor ranks as a Champion since he is at least as powerful as the Avengers team.

ZATANNA

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

Both Zatanna and Scarlet Witch are amped by Chaos Magic.

Effectively, they are Cosmic Beings with powers of teleportation, nigh omniscience and reality-warping.

SCARLET WITCH

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

Both Zatanna and Scarlet Witch are amped by Chaos Magic.

Effectively, they are Cosmic Beings with powers of teleportation, nigh omniscience and reality-warping.

GREEN LANTERN

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

In their first match-up, Green Lantern had Photon on the ropes. As matter of fact, he caged her up in a construct.

In their second match, Photon is absorbing the Oan energy from his power ring. Fortunately, he is saved by Captain Atom.

Generally, Green Lantern is a Champion. However, he upgrades to Cosmic Being after he absorbs the energy of the Cosmic Cube.

And had he succeeded, the JLA woud have had a clean victory.

CAPTAIN MARVEL

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

To begin, Monica Rambeau has the power of converting her body into any energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Really, she is a Champion on the Avengers team and can take on any one.

Likely, she needs to adapt to the type of energy and has a limit to how much EM energy she can absorb.

Nonetheless, she is among the mightiest on the Avengers team.

The Champions

WONDER WOMAN

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

So far, Wonder Woman has shown she can defeat multiple Avengers. At first, she faces Hercules, Wasp and Yellowjacket.

Later, after Superman and Thor are defeated, she knocks down Yellowjacket.

Generally, Wonder Woman is a Champion in the Power Hierarchy.

GIANT MAN

Power Hierarchy: Enhanced 50%

First, Yellowjacket shrinks down to size and attacks Wonder Woman with the other Avengers.

Then, he delivers a powerful blow at increased size when Thor falls. However, Wonder Woman soon overpowers him.

With the Pym Particles, Yellowjacket is Enhanced in the Power Hierarchy.

AQUAMAN

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

In one instant, Aquaman defeats multiple Avengers with a sea monster.

Generally, Aquaman is a Champion in the Power Hierarchy.

AVENGERS

Power Hierarchy: Supernatural Being 67%

Generally, the Avengers add up to Hercules‘ power level, which is Supernatural Being in the Power Hierarchy.

The Peak Humans

GREEN ARROW

Power Hierarchy: Peak Human 8%

In the battle, Green Arrow and Hawkeye are in a stand-off. Though, in the end, Green Arrow has the advantage with Captain America’s help.

Generally, Green Arrow is a Peak Human in the Power Hierarchy.

HAWKEYE

Power Hierarchy: Peak Human 8%

In the battle, Green Arrow and Hawkeye are in a stand-off. Though, in the end, Captain America orders Hawkeye to stand down.

Generally, Hawkeye is a Peak Human in the Power Hierarchy.

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VERDICT:

With help, the JLA won a virtual victory and the Avengers actually tied the score.
Really, lacking Flash’s Speed Force and the Avengers at full strength, the JLA are stacked with three Cosmic Beings and two Champions.
Generally, the underdog Avengers even things with better teamwork and preparation.
JLA wins a difficult fight.

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LINKS

JLA/Avengers Crossover Will Be Reprinted To Honor George Perez in SuperheroHype.
JLA/Avengers in DC Database.
JLA: Syndicate Rules in DC Database.
JLA/Avengers Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
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DC Day Series: Batman Is Plagued By Femme Fatales (And “Hush”)

 

DC DAY SERIES

In 'Batman' (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss under the full moon in Gotham City.
In Batman (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss. DC Comics

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IN ROMANCE

INTRO

Over his long storied history, Batman has been incarnated in various media: comic, live-action series and movies, video games, radio and more. Importantly, what has seized the fans’ imagination seems to have been the Dark Knight’s tortured but disciplined humanity. Though Batman may have demons, he always seems to come out on top. And he always comes to a battle prepared with ten moves ahead.

However, in the romance department Batman seems to consistently fail to form lasting relationships. Since DC Universe Rebirth, has that changed? Let’s explain.

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#BATGOD OR #BATNINJA?

Batman Begins. WB.

In his multiple relationships, Batman has always seemed to remain aloof. In addition, he has struggled with trust and the ability to manage both his romantic relationships and his crusading as the Dark Knight.

From our previous article, we continue the central question of our series: Do his relationships with his femme fatales, bring out the best in Batman making him a #Batgod, or the worst in Batman making him a #Batninja?

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So far, the Twitter audience has given one vote to Talia Al Ghul.

Let’s look at four of Batman’s femme fatales and explain how they affect whether they are #Batgod or #Batninja.

 

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BATMAN’S FEMME FATALES

BAT-NINJA: TALIA AL GHUL

Perhaps, one of Batman’s most dangerous loves. In fact, Talia Al Ghul loves and is loyal to two men: Her father Ra’s Al Ghul and Batman her lover. Without a doubt, her loyalty to her father has often caused conflict with Batman. In Tower of Babel, she breached Batman’s trust in order to steal his contingency plans and attacks the JLA. Later, Robin: Son of Batman popularized in Damian Wayne’s solo title the truth he was Batman’s and Talia al Ghul’s.

For years, Talia hid his existence from the boy’s father. Moreover, she trained Damian in the League of Asssassins. Also, to complicate matters, in Deathstroke vs Batman, Talia arranged for Damian’s false paternity tests in order to start a feud between the rivals. Though Talia has helped Batman on many occasions, she definitely brings the worst in him. Definitely, Batman is her Bat-ninja.

In 'Deathstroke' (2018) #30, Batman fights Deathstroke.
In Deathstroke (2018) #30, Batman fights Deathstroke. DC Comics.

BAT-GOD: WONDER WOMAN

Really, this relationship has remained more of an infatuation and respect than anything else. Within the Trinity, Wonder Woman has held a close bond with Batman and perhaps, a closer one with Superman. In fact, the Superman-Wonder Woman romance takes its starting point from their impossible romance while fighting a thousand years in Valhalla.

For their part, Wonder Woman seems drawn to Batman’s decisiveness, mystery and solitude. During their battles, they naturally grew close together. During “JLA: Obsidian Age,” they even shared a kiss. However, nothing long-lasting came of it. For their mutual respect and burgeoning romance, Wonder Woman definitely makes Batman into a Bat-god.

In JLA (2002) #74, Batman and Wonder Woman share a kiss. DC Comics.

BAT-NINJA: POISON IVY

Perhaps, a strong contender for Batman’s most passionate flame. Initially, Batman mistook his feelings for Pamela Isley as love. In reality, as a chlorokinetic, Poison Ivy can manipulate men’s and women’s emotions with pheromones. On many occasions, Poison Ivy has attempted to kill the Dark Knight.

On other instances, she has longed for a relationship with him. In Feat: Batman, Batman: Gotham Knights #64, we explain how Batman cured Pamela Isley of her chlorokinesis. Later, the two would have a relationship that ended on Pamela’s suicide attempt. Definitely, Pamela brings the worst in the Caped Crusader as her Bat-ninja.

In Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight (1993) #43, Poison Ivy’s kiss causes Batman to hallucinate. DC Comics.

BAT-GOD: CATWOMAN

Over 82 years of shared history, Catwoman has been the relationship that has suited Batman the best. At times tense, at times passionate. Also, at times supportive, at times cheating. At the same time, though they ultimately did not trust each other in Hush, their relationship blossomed over the years. In Tom King’s DC Rebirth run on Batman (2016), Batman actually proposes to Catwoman.

Certainly, a monumental shift which even leads to her pregnancy. However, the pair ends up not marrying. Nonetheless, it appears Catwoman has been a constant in the Bat-family and continues to support the Bat in times of need. Definitely, Batman is Catwoman’s Bat-god and their relationship truly helps both.

In 'Batman' (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss under the full moon in Gotham City.
In Batman (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss. DC Comics

 

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THAT FAMOUS BAT-KICK

In Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1, we rated Batman’s notorious Bat-kick in the DC/Marvel crossover from the 1980s.

Given Hulk’s tough skin and “oversized lungs”, no one outside of at least a Metahuman Level in Strength Class could have caused Hulk’s reflex.1 Evidently, Batman kicked Hulk at a pressure point, the solar plexus.

In terms of Strength Level, Hulk’s oversized lungs would have necessitated approximately a Planetary Level of Super Strength in order to gasp for air.

For this reason, in order to save appearances, we can state that the Bat-kick likely required Bat-ninja Fighting Skills with chi manipulation. Or blame it on Deus Ex Machina.

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Reviews: 4 Essential New 52 Runs To Collect Digitally

 

REVIEWS

Green Arrow (2013) #24. DC Comics

IN Reading Guides, Lists, Reviews

ESSENTIAL NEW 52 RUNS FOR YOUR DIGITAL COLLECTION

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: GREEN ARROW (2016)

Collects Green Arrow #17-34, #23.1; Secret Origins #4, Futures End: Green Arrow #1.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

From 2013 to 2016, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino had some of the best runs on Green Arrow in recent memory. Namely, the story arc is simply titled Green Arrow that acts as a soft reboot. Critically, it is one of the best runs of the New 52.

In a sense, it is similar to a Batman: Year One story. In fact, it is a back-to-basics run about Green Arrow‘s origin story including the loss of his fortune and his time stranded on Starfish Island. Thematically, it is about loss, responsibility and overcoming extreme pain.

Really, critics and die-hard fans of Green Arrow have raved about this run. At Comic Book Movie, Bradley M. Walker Sr. lauds the series as a successful jumping on point for new and old fans alike.

Furthermore, the work by the tandem Lemire-Sorrentino is revolutionary. In fact, Sorrentino’s artistic experiment lends itself well to a digital format.

Certainly, the Green Arrow vs Count Vertigo battle is a highlight of the run. Without a doubt, it reveals the brutality and the savagery of Oliver’s training and skills. Definitely, it is not for the faint of heart.

Definitely, this story is one of the best Green Arrow stories ever told. Successfully, the comic gains new fans onboard with its back-to-basics approach and its origin story. In fact, it is available on Amazon in the link below.

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BEST: WONDER WOMAN (2011-2016)

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Wonder Woman may become a classic collection in the future. Namely, it is the fourth volume in the Wonder Woman series that lasted the entirety of the New 52. And that is saying the work is top-notch.

At the helm, is a creative team that had a long-lasting impact on the character and the DC Universe.

As matter of fact, the changes that Azzarello and his team brought to the series impacted Wonder Woman well into Rebirth. It may be said that when Wonder Woman became the God of War, she slowly became the central character in the DC Universe.

Indeed, this is evident in Justice League: Darkseid War which clotures the New 52 and in Dark Nights: Death Metal which gives a fresh beginning to the DC multiverse.

For new readers, Wonder Woman presents a stark contrast in its colorful cast of characters. Though the confrontation between the heroine and First Born is complex, it is amplified by caricature.

In effect, both characters by their physical appearance and their morality stand diametrically opposed. It is this caricature that is evident in the Olympians who have abandoned mythological attire for a more modern outlook.

This colorful cast of characters with its machinations seems to weave a tapestry that ultimately seeks power and domination.

When Wonder Woman has to protect a new life, a new dimension of maternity is added to her personality. In the end, she saves the day by making a difficult choice in battle. And the new love interest with Orion is an added breath of fresh air.

Really, this may be some of the best Wonder Woman writing in years.

Definitely, this volume is essential Wonder Woman and the caricatures flow perfectly on the Kindle format.

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BEST: BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

At DC Comics, Batman is the established most popular character. Really, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run is the stuff of legend! As matter of fact, Batman takes his war on crime against the Court of Owls, an organization that controls all of Gotham City.

Without a doubt, this is the decisive Batman run of the New 52. What makes it stand out is the organization’s mythical status and its apparent connection to the Wayne family. In fact, there is an ominous prophecy of Bruce Wayne’s timely death after a murder.

Importantly, a Publisher’s Weekly review, comments Capullo’s art is pulp fiction. Correctly, the run features some of the best noir and pulp art from the New 52. In fact, Capullo excels at exaggeration and grotesqueness.

Without a doubt, the art enhances the surrealism of the different story arcs. Perfectly, the complexity of the story and the surrealist art have great visual effects on Kindle & Comixology.

To sum, the Batman series was elevated to a higher note in the New 52. In many respects, it is the Detective element that has been highlighted more even during DC Universe Rebirth. As we have put it, Batman is either a #Batgod or a #Batninja. For your part, take your pick.

Definitely, this graphic novel belongs in your digital collection. Certainly, this is one of the most serious treatments of the New 52.

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BEST: DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (2013-2014)

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Technically, DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe is a limited series. However, its popularity, fan service and characterization make it a strong contender for the best New 52 story arc.

And including, the mega-popular Superman vs He-Man battle that overjoyed fans of the DC Universe and The Masters of The Universe.

Really, the crossover event captured a moment of glory and excitement for the New 52 reboot. Indeed, were He-Man and company going to shake the DC Universe status quo?

For some reason, it would have made sense for He-Man to dethrone Superman as the most powerful DC hero.

Notwithstanding, the first appearance of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in the New 52 has value for comic collectors. For the first time, the Justice League, the Masters of the Universe and the Justice League Dark stop a multiversal threat!

Really, this limited series revealed the potential of the New 52: to change the status quo, to deliver on bold and inventive ideas.

Certainly, this limited series is essential New 52. Definitely, you can collect equally the paperback or the digital formats.

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LINKS

Comic Review – Green Arrow Deluxe Edition in ComicBookMovie.com.
Wonder Woman (2011—2016) in DC Database.
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls in Publisher’s Weekly.
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe (2013—2014) in DC Database.
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Battle Ranker Competition Round 3: Uatu The Watcher vs Random Team 7

 

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Super Power Explained: The Classic JLA Big Seven Ranked In Formidability

The Classic JLA line-up radially to center: Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman.
 

SUPER POWER

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IN TEAMS, SQUADS AND LEAGUES

THE JLA ARE DC’S PREMIERE SUPERHERO TEAM

The Classic JLA line-up radially to center: Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman.
The Classic JLA line-up radially to center: Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman. DC Comics.

In our JLA reviews, we mentioned how Grant Morrison’s 1997 JLA run, revitalized the franchise. More importantly, it gave a new generation of fans the classic JLA line-up: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter.

What makes the JLA work is that they are a modern pantheon of gods. Literally! Grant Morrison gave us a beefed-up version of superheroes that continually outdid previous prowesses such as: Wally’s Infinite Mass Punch, Martian Manhunter figuring out Joker’s mind, Superman absorbing Mageddon’s anti-sunlight or even Batman going toe to toe against Prometheus.

Really, the JLA are DC’s premiere superhero team. In fact, they are the best and take on threats of any scale: From J’onn’s apparent death, the rise of the Injustice Gang, the alternate future of the ALE, to Superman remaining a symbol of hope in a White Martian invasion.

Though their chemistry is definitely legendary, let’s list how the individual members rank in formidability.

FORMIDABILITY

Generally, formidability is the ability to compete, match and defeat a foe despite overwhelming odds. Usually, formidability indicates a warrior’s ability to defeat a stronger, more powerful and more resourceful enemy. For this reason, it is almost interchangeable with the Fighting Skills Level. For example, this explains why Batman is able to defeat Killer Croc or Bane who are in fact stronger or more powerful. Using tactics, training, technology, resources and intel, Batman is usually able to take on more powerful opponents.

Before we rank the JLA Big Seven, let’s list some rules.

  1. First, the superhero should be able to consistently defeat opponents above their strength class or power level.
  2. In terms of power level or fighting skills, they should have few or no weaknesses.
  3. Consistently, they should face quality opponents that are at least able to destroy a city.
  4. Finally, they should have fewer limitations in power, strength, ability or intelligence.

Let’s rank our Big Seven. To note, all scores are rated out of a 100.

1. WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman. DC Comics.
Strength Class: Limitless 100%
Weaknesses: Divine Enchantment 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Leadership 75%

SCORE: 87.5

FORMIDABILITY:

WARRIOR MADNESS

Generally, Wonder Woman is THE best warrior in the universe. In fact, the best melee fighter in DC. In addition, unlike the other powerhouses in the DC Universe, she has no discernible weaknesses. Though, she has weaknesses to piercing weapons such as bullets and arrows. At the same time, it must be said that her powers are magical in nature, which means she ultimately depends on the Olympian gods.

Incredibly, she has stood up above her strength class against Superman, Darkseid and Doomsday. Furthermore, she consistently fights quality opponents like Ares, Genocide, First Born, The Olympian. Dark Nights: Death Metal reveals her greatest strength is the ability to see the truth.

However, where Wonder Woman ranks lower is on leadership and morals. At one point, she was cast out of Paradise Island for not bringing peace to Man’s World. Moreover, her warrior code has often caused other heroes to question her morals. For example, see Superman: Sacrifice.

2. GREEN LANTERN

Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner). DC Comics.
Strength Class: Galaxy 75%
Weaknesses: Irrelevant 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Willpower 100%

SCORE: 87.5

FORMIDABILITY:

WARRIOR MADNESS

Personally, Kyle Rayner is among my favorites at DC. Indeed, the Last Green Lantern is one of the best characters in recent memory. What separates Kyle as a character, is the combination of art and superheroing. When you bring together a struggling artist and the most powerful weapon powered by imagination and will, you get… god-like power!

When Kyle merged with the Ion Entity, Green Lantern became a god-like being capable of creation, nigh-omniscience, nigh-omnipresence. Really, Kyle is among the most likable heroes and the fact that he continued to want a normal life, is a testament to his awesomeness!

Generally, Green Lantern has faced tough competition from Mongul, Parallax, contained Solaris going supernova, fought the Monitors, the New Gods Takion and Kalibak, busted through the Manhunters and battled Monarch a time-travelling villain. With the yellow impurity gone, Kyle is only limited by his willpower. Indeed, something he has plenty of.

 

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3. SUPERMAN

Superman. DC Comics.
Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: Rare Minerals or Elements 75%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Weakness Exploitation 83%

SCORE: 79

FORMIDABILITY:

WARRIOR

Importantly, Superman is the most powerful DC hero. However, Superman’s greatest strength is his great humanity. When it comes down to limitations, opponents have often used a long list of weakness exploitation. Seldom, however, do they use his humanity in battle.

Perhaps, due to his overwhelming power and strength. In comparison to other heroes, the Man of Steel consistently faces tough competition. Many times, Superman faces foes above his Strength Class. Such as Dominus, Imperiex, Brainiac-13, Mandrakk, World Forger and True Form Darkseid.

Really, Superman’s weakness to kryptonite is well-known. As Thought Robot, Superman is second to the Monitor Mind The Overvoid in power. Though, the Cosmic Armor grants him Boundless Strength. Properly speaking, Superman belongs to the Infinite Class of Super Strength.

4. FLASH

Flash (Wally West). DC Comics.
Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: Universal Forces 92%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Durability 25%

SCORE: 58.5

FORMIDABILITY:

BLOODLUSTED

Recently, Wally West has become the best Flash among fans. And we can see why: He is relatable, a team-player, a great leader and one of the best graduates from the Teen Titans. Since Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wally has grown on fans and today sports a large fanbase. Though, that success has not necessarily translated to live-action.

Formidability-wise, Flash has no real weaknesses but has limitations. In fact, the Speed Force grants him the potential for infinite kinetic energy. Since Flash’s powers are physical, they can be altered by advanced weaponry or devices. Namely, one of the Flash’s rogues, the Thinker, once depowered Flash and transported him to Wonderland. Generally, Flash is limited by his durability being a metahuman. Though, his super strength potential is Infinite.

Famously, Batman once figured out the Flash’s weakness. When Ra’s Al Ghul stole Batman’s contingency plans against the JLA, he specifically targeted their weaknesses. In order to take down Flash, attach an electrostrobe to his spine to trigger seizures at super speed. Ouch! Nevertheless, Flash is generally affected by universal or multiversal forces that either reduce his kinetic energy or his connection to the Speed Force. Effectively depowering him.

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5. AQUAMAN

Aquaman. DC Comics.
Strength Class: Planetary 50%
Weaknesses: Divine Enchantment 100%
Quality Opponents: Champion 75%
Limitations: Power Dependency 92%

SCORE: 58.5

FORMIDABILITY:

BLOODLUSTED

Generally, most comic battle boards rank Aquaman as a mid-tier in strength level. In some respects, the rating is correct. Indeed, the problem is that he has shown to match powerful energy-based metahumans such as Black Manta and Ocean Master. At the same time, he has out-performed team-busters and champions such as the OMAC and Despero.

Formidability-wise, Aquaman’s only weakness is water deprivation. However, with the water bearer hand, he is able to overcome it. At the same time, water is itself a power dependency limitation since Orin depends on it to survive. Nonetheless, despite his reputation, Aquaman is a powerhouse at DC comics.

Indeed, his combination of brutality, resources, intelligence, strength, energy projection and telepathy is unmatched. In addition, the water is his natural element. In many cases, in underwater battles, he can call upon sea life. Which is a sizable part of all species on Earth.

6. MARTIAN MANHUNTER

Martian Manhunter. DC Comics.
Strength Class: Stellar 58%
Weaknesses: Conventional Warfare 25%
Quality Opponents: Cosmic Being 83%
Limitations: Weakness Exploitation 83%

SCORE: 24.5

FORMIDABILITY:

BRAWLER

At this time, Martian Manhunter still gets no respect from writers and editors. Though the Fernus story arc did reveal the Burning Martians’ terrifying potential. At his highest potential, J’onn J’onnz is a Cosmic Being. In some respects, DC comics has yet to capitalize on J’onn’s power-set to tell long-lasting stories.

Recently, in Justice League: Last Ride, J’onn J’onnz went Super Saiyan in order to defeat Darkseid. Definitely, a power-up for the Green Martian. Perhaps, an indication that J’onn has finally put aside his fire weakness. At the same time, Martian Manhunter may challenge Superman as the most powerful hero in the DC Universe.

Only time will tell if the editorial team at DC finally raises his stock.

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7. BATMAN

Batman in the sewers of Gotham City.
Flash (Wally West). DC Comics.
Strength Class: Metahuman 17%
Weaknesses: Peak Human 8%
Quality Opponents: Skyfather 92%
Limitations: Durability 25%

SCORE: -29.5

FORMIDABILITY:

CIVILIAN

Why is Batman’s score so low? Let’s explain. In reality, Batman‘s formidability is about the intangibles. We are talking about resources, discipline, preparation, contingency plans, detective work with peak human conditioning and fighting skills. Though we can definitely rate these attributes, it is clear that the Dark Knight’s abilities rate him as a metahuman at his highest potential.

Though Batman does incredibly alone, his particular skills allow him to excel in teams. Indeed, his stealth and escapology are excellent for recon as the other powerhouses take the brunt of the damage. Furthermore, his expertise in science, psychology, criminology and mysticism make him the JLA’s best tactical leader.

However, being a low-level metahuman, the Dark Knight definitely suffers from low competition. His foes often include Bane, Killer Croc, Joker or even Prometheus. Nonetheless, as an essential part of the JLA, he has stood up to foes above his strength class: Superman, Green Lantern, Supergirl or even Darkseid. Finally, Batman may be the Bat-God or Prep-Master in any universe! And that is saying something.

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LINKS

The Flash: How Wally West Lost His Powers in the Weirdest Way in CBR.com.
Justice League: Last Ride #5 in Comic Vine.
Justice League: Martian Manhunter Just Went Super Saiyan to Battle Darkseid in CBR.com.
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DC Day: Scheming To Recruit Jessica Cruz, The Doom Patrol Attempted To Lobotomize Her

In 'Justice League' (2014) #31, the Doom Patrol is on the scene in Oregon to help Jessica Cruz.
 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Geoff Johns


Penciler(s)

Doug Mahnke


Colorist(s)

Andrew Dalhouse


Cover

Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rod Reis


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

October, 2014

IN REDEMPTION

LEX LUTHOR WANTS TO JOIN THE JUSTICE LEAGUE

Previously, Jessica Cruz was chosen by the Ring of Volthoom. After the demise of the Criime Syndicate, the Ring wanted her as the new Power Ring. Elsewhere, at Wayne Manor, Lex Luthor confronts Bruce Wayne. Finally, he has deduced that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Before Lex can continue his accusations, Alfred mounts his gun at the criminal’s temple. Quickly, Bruce knocks Lex down. When Lex notices a clock on the wall, he blows it.

Then, the passage to the Batcave appears behind the rubble. In reality, the billionnaire has come to join forces with the Batman. In fact, he believes a threat is coming to Earth. After Batman tells him a modified tale of the scorpion and the frog, Lex departs. Suddenly, Superman and Wonder Woman alert Bruce. In Oregon, a green energy detonation has been detected. Fortunately, the Doom Patrol arrive to help.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #31, the Doom Patrol is on the scene in Oregon to help Jessica Cruz.
In Justice League (2014) #31, the Doom Patrol is on the scene in Oregon to help Jessica Cruz. DC Comics.

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND THE DOOM PATROL FIGHT OVER JESSICA’S LOBOTOMY

In Justice League (2014) #33, the Doom Patrol and the Justice League fight. Previously, the Doom Patrol had come to recruit Jessica Cruz. When her powers are out of control, they elect drastic measures. Heroically, Luthor arrives to save the day. In fact, he threatens to blow Chief’s spine out. Meanwhile, the Ring reveals why he chose Jessica. As matter of fact, she is the lone survivor from a murder attempt by two gunmen in the woods. When Jessica realizes it, a big explosion follows.

Strangely, the detonation reaches to Anti-Monitor. Sinisterly, she tells him of Prime Earth. Dangerously, the cosmic being promises to “consume it.”1 As the fight rages, Lex tells Batman his plan. As matter of fact, the Ring of Volthoom works like a power ring: indeed, it works on emotion. If Luthor can use shock therapy on Jessica’s synapses, he can severe her emotional connection. Drastically, Chief favors psycho-surgery, an euphemism for lobotomy.

'Justice League' (2014) #33.
Justice League (2014) #33. DC Comics.

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BATMAN SAVES THE DAY

But Batman saves the day. Courageously, he reaches out to within Jessica’s energy field. Honestly, he tells her he too is a victim. In addition, she should face her fear. Instead of fearing the darkness, she should embrace it. Reassuringly, Jessica takes Batman’s hand. Together, they summon their wills and Jessica manages to extinguish the Ring of Volthoom’s blast. Finally, Batman tells Lex they never needed him to save the day.

In fact, the Justice League held the Doom Patrol back for Batman, not Luthor. Sternly, Lex replies: “But you will.”1 Later, Batman advises Superman and Wonder Woman to recruit Lex Luthor. For two reasons: In order to keep him in check and investigate Lexcorp. Though Superman opposes revealing their secret identities. Eventually, Superman formally welcomes Lex Luthor into the Justice League. To end, he lays down some ground rules.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #33, Batman helps Jessica Cruz conquer her fear.
In Justice League (2014) #33, Batman helps Jessica Cruz conquer her fear. DC Comics.

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LINKS

Justice League Vol 2 31 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 33 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #33.