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Battles Of The Week: Iceman vs Ultimate Enemy (Reed Richards) (Hero vs Villain)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval.

SYNOPSIS FOR “LESSONS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS”

Mysteriously, Ultimate Enemy is attacking the superheroes of Ultimate Marvel. At Peter Parker’s home, Bobby Drake, May Parker and Gwen Stacy are attacked by the antagonist.

Changing into Iceman, Bobby Drake takes on the Ultimate Enemy.

IN MAD SCIENCE

'Ultimate Enemy' (2010) #3.
Ultimate Enemy (2010) #3. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Iceman alias Bobby Drake, and on the right side is the Ultimate Enemy alias Reed Richards.

Let’s look at the stats.

ICEMAN – EARTH-1610
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: Multi-City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 58%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
ULTIMATE ENEMY – EARTH-1610
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 58%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

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THE FIGHT

Brutally, Ultimate Enemy engages Iceman in a fight.

The battle to decide who is the metahuman!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Ultimate Enemy attacking the Parker home. Fast, Bobby Drake changes into Iceman and attacks.

ICEMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following pages, Iceman freezes the Parker home in order to protect from Ultimate Enemy’s energy blasts. Then, he attacks. This time, both fighters connect.

ICEMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
ULTIMATE ENEMY ENERGY MANIPULATION: 6 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Iceman has frozen his foe. However, Ultimate Enemy blows through. Soon, Iceman is on the ropes.

ICEMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
ULTIMATE ENEMY EXPLOSION ATTACK: 5 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


ICEMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-11 DAMAGE PTS.

Ultimate Enemy’s Heat of Fusion = =(1000 kg)(4186 J/kg C°)(–37 C°) = -154882000 J.
Commercial Building’s Power = 22.5 kWh = 0.019359465 Ton of TNT.
-(11 DAMAGE PTS * -154882000 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(60 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00676072222 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Iceman’s Durability = -(0.00676072222 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(0.019359465 Ton of TNT) = -0.34922050893 PTS.

Durability PTS = 2 – 0.34922050893 = 1.7 PTS = BUILDING.

DURABILITY: BUILDING

Durability: Building 17%
ULTIMATE’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-18 DAMAGE PTS.

Iceman’s House Freeze =(181436.948 kg)(4186 J/kg C°)(–37 C°) = -28101317380.1 J.
City Energy In 1 Second = (3.96*10^13 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 9428.57142857 Tons of TNT.
-(18 DAMAGE PTS * -28101317380.1 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(60 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -2.00723695572 PTS * Tons of TNT.
Ultimate Enemy’s Durability = -(2.00723695572 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(9428.57142857 Tons of TNT) = -0.00021288876 PTS.
Durability PTS = 3 – 0.00021288876 = 2.9 PTS = CITY.

DURABILITY: CITY

Durability: City 25%

OUTCOME: .DRAW

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ICEMAN IN COMICS

‘X-Men’ (1963) #1 marks the first appearance of the Iceman and the X-Men in Marvel continuity. The original team consisted of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman.

'X-Men' (1963) #1 marks the first appearance of the X-Men in Marvel continuity. The original team consisted of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman.
‘X-Men’ (1963) #1 marks the first appearance of the X-Men in Marvel continuity. The original team consisted of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman. Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: BATMAN VS SPAWN. JANUARY 19TH.


REFERENCES

Ultimate Enemy Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Robert Drake (Earth-1610) in Marvel Database.
X-Men’ Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
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DB Comics Mailbag: How Come Kitty Pryde Didn’t Starve To Death When She Was Permanently Phased?

In 'Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men' (2008) #1, Shadowcat phases a 10-mile bullet through Earth.
 

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IN SUPER POWER EXPLAINED


AT HER PEAK, SHADOWCAT CAN PHASE AN INTER-PLANETARY BULLET THROUGH EARTH

In 'Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men' (2008) #1, Shadowcat phases a 10-mile bullet through Earth.
In Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men (2008) #1, Shadowcat phases a 10-mile bullet through Earth. Marvel Comics.

To begin, Shadowcat has often been the most disrespected member of the X-Men. Indeed, her mutant super power allows her to phase through solid objects. Nonetheless, her bashfulness, youth and fear have often caused her some issues. But all that changed.

In one remarkable story, Kitty Pryde is called upon to save the Earth from impending doom. Particularly, the X-Men are on a mission to Breakworld to prevent the destruction of Earth. On Breakworld, the planet is governed according to prophecies viewed on “timeshadows.”1 Violently, the planet had been at constant war. In order to investigate the prophecy of a mutant that would cause the end of Breakworld, the X-Men travel there. As it turns out, the prophecy referred to Colossus.

When Powerlord Kruun activated Retaliator from their orbiting moon, the 10-mile bullet was fired on a collision course with Earth-616. Immediately, Shadowcat phased through the bullet attempting to alter its navigation systems. However, with no navigation systems inside, Kitty was forced to use her mutant powers. Meanwhile, the X-Men and Earth’s heroes banded together to avert the cataclysm. However, the bullet’s magic was too powerful providing them with fantasies about victories. Finally, summoning all her might, Shadowcat phased the bullet all the way through Earth. In the end, she seemed permanently merged with the bullet in space where she stayed for a duration of two years.

Really, when we rate this feat, Kitty’s energy projection required her to phase a 10-mile bullet traveling at stellar speed. In fact, in the comic, we get the information that the bullet had a gravitational slingshot around Desirius-Beta, which is 8.6 light years or 8.136*1016 meters away from Earth. At eight minutes from a collision with Earth, the bullet was traveling Faster-Than-Light at 1.695*1014 m/s. Overall, the kinetic energy of the bullet was at least 2.87*1028 Joules. In order words, Shadowcat had to perform a Stellar-Level of Energy Projection.

Now, let’s answer the user’s question by looking at how Kitty’s powers work when phased.

A GHOST, KITTY WOULD NOT NEED TO EAT NOR BREATHE WHEN PHASED

3. SHADOWCAT CAN AIR WALK

In 'Kitty Pryde and Wolverine' (1985) #5, Kitty Pryde has to concentrate to walk on air.
In Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1985) #5, Kitty Pryde has to concentrate to walk on air. Marvel Comics.

In Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1985) #5, Kitty Pryde becomes Shadowcat for the first time. To this end, she travels to Tokyo in order to warn Heiji Shigematsu to stop threatening her father.

During the issue, Kitty displays her famous ability to walk on air. Though the physics of this super power are unclear, basically, Kitty is able to become less dense than air. At the same time, she phases all her atoms through the air molecules. Really, she would have to phase her 7 octillion or 7*1027 atoms to become less denser than 1.225 kg/m3. In each cubic meter of air, she would have to phase at least 2.53 x 10^25 atoms. For 4.74 m3, that’s less than 5.81 kg.

Theoretically, being less dense than air would enable to not need to breathe. However, it should be noted that it is a mental or psionic process in the case of Kitty that requires concentration.

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2. SHADOWCAT CAN DISRUPT CIRCUITRY AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1999) #367, Kitty Pryde disrupts the Acolytes' Gravimetric Pulse Ship.
In Uncanny X-Men (1999) #367, Kitty Pryde disrupts the Acolytes’ Gravimetric Pulse Ship. Marvel Comics.

In many respects, an indication of Kitty’s phasing powers, is her ability to disrupt circuitry and electrical systems. In Uncanny X-Men (1999) #367, Kitty Pryde and the X-Men are fighting the Magneto War. Namely, Magneto with his Acolytes have unleashed an EMP over the Earth. To this end, he demands that the UN cede land for a mutant sanctuary. Against Magneto are the X-Men. During the battle, Shadowcat disrupts the Acolytes’ Gravimetric Pulse ship’s electrical systems.

In some sense, Shadowcat’s psionic powers are purely physical. It appears phasing her atoms between the atoms of solid objects, allows her to disrupt the force of electromagnetism. Likely, she affects the directional movement of electrically charged particles – these include protons and electrons – necessary to create a current.

In some respects, Shadowcat affects matter at the atomic level by disrupting electromagnetic and electrical forces. This seems to indicate that in a phased state, her mind and body supply electrical energy. And the average human produces 100 watts at rest, which is less than 10 percent of the 1250 W that a house consumes every hour. Definitely, this is a Peak Human-Level feat.

1. IN THE PERMANENT PHASED STATE, SHADOWCAT DOES NOT NEED TO EAT

After the Breakworld bullet, Kitty Pryde remained in space for an extended period of time. Furthermore, she stayed without need for food.

In theory, the ability to phase through solid objects and to walk on air, would preclude the need for air and food. Indeed, in a phased state, Kitty’s body is either fully or partially intangible. At the same time, the loss of the need for air means there would be no biochemistry involved, since oxygen is needed to carry out the living reactions of the body. As such, Shadowcat would not need food. In effect, in her phased state she is a ghost.

ANSWER:

In her phased state, Shadowcat is a ghost and without the need for air, precludes the need for the biochemistry of life. Therefore, she would not need food.


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Marvel Day: In ‘What If’, Phoenix Stops Galactus And Terrax In The Shi’ar Galaxy Then Goes On To Consume A Star, Earth And The Universe

The Phoenix Force destroys the Earth-81727 universe.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Mary Jo Duffy


Penciler(s)

Jerry Bingham


Inker(s)

John Stuart


Colorist(s)

Carl Gafford


Cover

Frank Miller


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

April 7, 1981

IN EXTINCTION

‘WHAT IF THE PHOENIX HAD NOT DIED’ ?

The Phoenix Force destroys the Earth-81727 universe.
The Phoenix Force destroys the Earth-81727 universe. Marvel Comics.
In our short-story of love, passion, destruction and extinction, we begin with Uatu in the Earth-616 universe. 

To begin,the Watcher ponders the Phoenix's journey with the X-Men. In his musings, he contemplates an alternate reality...

Here, Phoenix did not die! Instead, the X-Men lost their battle against the Shi'ar and the Phoenix Force was psychically lobotomized from Jean Grey. But in reality, this was further from the truth.

On a fateful day, the X-Men were called into battle by Lilandra. On the alien planet Arama, our children of the atom were to face Galactus trying to consume the planet... and his herald Terrax! A fierce battle followed during which Terrax struck down the X-Men, even threatening Cyclops.

At that moment, we realized that the Phoenix had been laying dormant. Violently, she emerged and removed the Power Cosmic from Terrax. Then, she valiantly engaged Galactus in combat. Soon, she defeated him and repelled his invasion. However, Jean is overwhelmed by the fury and the passion of the Phoenix. A cosmic fiery bird of death and rebirth, Phoenix destroyed asteroids and consumed a star.

Eventually, the X-Men returned to Earth. When Shadowcat berated Jean for losing control, the telepath killed her. Soon, Dark Phoenix destroyed the X-Men one by one. Finally, the death of her lover, Cyclops, was the last straw.

In a fit of rage, folly and cosmic madness, the fiery bird consumed Earth, then the galaxy, and finally, the universe and beyond.

Here ends the story of the Phoenix which should serve as a cautionary tale to not let this fiery cosmic bird to reign unimpeded in the cosmos.

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Marvel Day: How Iron Man’s Futurism Correctly Predicted The Civil War If The Heroes Didn’t Work Together

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Alex Maleev


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Gabriele Dell’Otto


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

March 29, 2006

IN CIVIL RIGHTS

THE HEROES OF EARTH SHOULD HAVE BANDED TOGETHER

In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. After the Kree-Skrull war, Iron Man convenes a meeting. In attendance are Mister Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, King Namor, Black Bolt and Professor X. As matter of fact, Iron Man and the attendees recognize the war could have been averted. Indeed, it would if the different superhero teams had pooled resources and intel.

Despite their acknowledgements, the meeting highlights the differences among the various factions. For his part, Iron Man favors forming a delegation of superheroes to serve a united front against future threats. However, his idea is opposed by every other attendee, especially Namor. In some sense, Iron Man proves prescient as this move could have averted the major crisis to befall the Marvel Universe: Civil War. Though, the Illuminati forms.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN’S FUTURISM COULD HAVE PREVENTED CIVIL WAR

Forward in time, after House of M, the Illuminati convenes. Due to House of M, Professor X is absent. During the meeting, Iron Man informs them of important news. Recently, the U.S. government is planning on passing the Superhero Registration Act. As a result of House of M, 198 and Secret War, this is a likely development. Really, Tony explains how his mind and Reed’s work. As an inventor, industrialist and businessman, Tony is a futurist.

Hence, he is able to predict social trends and what people need. Correctly, he predicts what the New Warriors would later do in their quest for fame. Consequently, he advises the Illuminati to get onboard. However, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt and King Namor forcefully refuse. Only Mister Fantastic agrees. Though Tony’s views are extreme, they highlight the fact he was correct: Early on, the heroes of Earth should have formed a delegation. In the end, the Illuminati were a missed opportunity.

'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1.
New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1. Marvel Comics.

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THE DIFFERENT TEAMS AT THE END OF HOUSE OF M

X-MEN

At the end of the story, Scarlet Witch uttered the spell “no more mutants.” Only 198 mutants remain on Earth. At Xavier’s Institute, Emma Frost finds out that many mutants are powerless. In the issue, the X-Men find a depowered Magneto in Genosha. About Wanda, here whereabouts are unknown.

NEW AVENGERS

At Avengers Tower, the memories of the New Avengers have been restored. In shock, Doctor Strange feels he has failed his duty to protect Earth. For his part, Spider-Man demands that Strange erase their memories of House of M. To which Doctor Strange declines. Unfortunately, the New Avengers face Hawkeye‘s apparent death.

House of M. Marvel Comics.

TIMES WHEN IRON MAN WAS CORRECT

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED

In Avengers Disassembled: Chaos, the Avengers are attacked by a mysterious force. First, there is the resurrected Jack-Of-Hearts who attacks Avengers Mansion. Then Tony is inexplicably drunk without having a drink.

This leads to a violent outburst at the U.N. Then, Vision attacks the Avengers. Finally, She-Hulk brutally rips Vision apart. Correctly, Iron Man realizes that the attacks are connected. Though the Avengers disagree.

AVX

In AvX, Tony is correct twice. The first time, he correctly designs a Phoenix-Killer Armor. Powerfully, he detonates it on the moon. Though the Phoenix is destroyed, it splits into the Phoenix Five.

Later, Iron Man correctly deduces the reason for the Phoenix Force’s return to Earth. The Phoenix Force and Chaos Magic are like yin and yang. Indeed, the Phoenix returned because of Scarlet Witch’s “no more mutants.”

CIVIL WAR II

In Civil War II, Tony comes into blows with Carol Danvers. During an invasion by a Celestial Destructor, the Ultimates used information from an Inhuman. Namely, Ulysses provided information to save the day. When Captain Marvel wanted Ulysses to join the Ultimates, Iron Man opposed the decision.

Correctly, he questioned Ulysses’ mysterious powers, whether the future can be changed and the morality of pre-emptive strikes. Though conflict soon followed with several tragedies. Such as the deaths of War Machine and Hulk. After, there was a final battle between Iron Man and Captain Marvel. Apparently, Tony died. In the end, jumping between futures, Ulysses vanished to meet Eternity.

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SOURCES

New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Civil War II in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Quicksilver vs High Evolutionary

 
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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna.

SYNOPSIS FOR “COUNTER: EVOLUTIONARY PART 5”

On Counter Earth, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch find out the truth about their origins. In his efforts, High Evolutionary wants to create the perfect lifeform. Soon, battle comes and Quicksilver fights High Evolutionary mano a mano.

IN MAD SCIENCE

'Uncanny Avengers' (2015) #5.
‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2015) #5. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in Lowtown, on Counter Earth. On the left side is Quicksilver and on the right side is High Evolutionary.

Let’s look at the stats.

QUICKSILVER – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: Multi-Galaxy 75%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Avengers Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental Illnesses.
HIGH EVOLUTIONARY – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Multi-Galaxy 75%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Infinite 100%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Evolutionary Exoskeleton.
  • Genetic Manipulation Technology.

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THE FIGHT

To begin, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver find out that High Evolutionary is actually their father. Angrily, a battle follows to stop his machinations. During the battle, Quicksilver fights High Evolutionary.

Indeed, the battle to decide who is the most evolved!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Quicksilver piercing High Evolutionary with a long metal shard.

QUICKSILVER BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.







On the following pages, Quicksilver runs high speed attacks on High Evolutionary. High Evolutionary responds by creating a black hole. Later, Quicksilver speedblitzes him.

HIGH EVOLUTIONARY GALAXY-BUSTING ATTACK: 11 DAMAGE PTS.
QUICKSILVER CONCUSSION + UNIVERSE-BUSTING (x11) ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS + 12 DAMAGE PTS (x12) = 147 DAMAGE PTS.






On the final page, High Evolutionary leaves the battle field, defeated.

TOTAL


PIETRO’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-14 DAMAGE PTS.

-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 60514927200000000000000000000000000000000000 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.5849148*10^35 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK

Durability: City Block 25%
WYNDHAM’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-136 DAMAGE PTS.

-(148 DAMAGE PTS * 1.0553891*10^54 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.4199781*10^55 PTS * Tons of TNT.

DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%

OUTCOME: QUICKSILVER WINS BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL.

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QUICKSILVER IN COMICS

Originally, X-Men (1964) #4, titled “The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!” marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity. Furthermore, the issue showcases Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as supervillains. In fact, they are members of Magneto‘s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Moreover, it is the first appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In the issue, they fight the X-Men for the first time.

Amazingly, the comic was written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby.

QUICKSILVER’S FIRST APPEARANCE
'X-Men' (1964) #4, titled "The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!" marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity.
X-Men (1964) #4, titled “The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!” marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: PUNISHER VS NIGHT THRASHER. NOVEMBER 18TH.


Uncanny Avengers Vol 2 5 in Marvel Database.
Pietro Maximoff (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
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Super Power: In AvX, Cyclops And The X-Men Match The Avengers In Raw Power

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
 
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SUPER POWER

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WITH AVENGERS VS X-MEN THE PHOENIX RETURNS TO EARTH FOR HOPE SUMMERS

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. Marvel Comics.

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. At the White House, Iron Man and Captain America brief the President. In a recent event, Nova crash landed on Earth. In fact, he came to warn the Avengers that the Phoenix was returning to Earth. That same day, there is a Phoenix sighting.

At Utopia, Cyclops is training Hope Summers harder than ever for Phoenix’s arrival. When Cyclops pushes her to her limits, Hope manifests the Phoenix. Later that day, Captain America and the Avengers come to take Hope into protective custody. But, Cyclops refuses. In one optic blast, the Avengers vs X-Men fight is on!

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HOW THE AVENGERS AND THE X-MEN STACK UP IN RAW POWER

ENERGY PROJECTION

Really, Cyclops and Captain America are the two best leaders on Marvel Earth. Generally, they are alpha males that command attention. When they met head-to-head, energy projection was the main factor in Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2. Without a doubt, the Alpha-Mutant vs the Super-Soldier. Indeed, Cyclops’ optic blasts proved devastating. Though, Cap proved more than capable of handling them. In Civil War: X-Men (2006) #4, Iron Man measured Cyclops’ power output to 2 Gigawatts. Enough to level a city block!

CYCLOPS
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
CAPTAIN AMERICA
Captain America.
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%

SUPER STRENGTH

In their match-up, Colossus and Red Hulk seemed evenly matched! Colossus’ organic steel can dish out a Planetary-Level punishment. Just ask the Juggernaut! However, Red Hulk simply is in a league of his own in terms of super strength. In our Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy, we ranked Red Hulk’s most notorious feat: Punching out Uatu the Watcher! Certainly, it was a Galaxy-Level feat! Definitely, we look forward to these two powerhouses duking out some more.

COLOSSUS
Colossus.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
RED HULK
Red Hulk.
Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

ENERGY PROJECTION

Among the X-Men and Avengers, Emma Frost and Iron Man are among the most dangerous. In addition, they are also the most resourceful in terms of energy projection. Particularly, Emma Frost is an Omega-Class Telepath. During their encounter, Iron Man recognized the threat. Incredibly, he hit Emma with 17,000 Microscopic Telepathic Tasers. Ouch! In response, White Queen switched to diamond form and punched Iron Man in the abdomen. Soon, the fight ended with Magneto’s intervention. Though, Emma Frost proved to be more than a match for Iron Man’s hi-tech.

EMMA FROST
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%
IRON MAN
Iron Man.
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%

SUPER SPEEED

In their family reunion, Magneto and Quicksilver were outmatched in super speed. Indeed, Quicksilver proved superior combat speed landing a punch. At the same time, Magneto’s EM Sight allows him to perceive electromagnetic forces and energies on Earth. In part, it explains Magneto’s enhanced perception and his ability to track speedsters. In Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4, Magneto is able to show heightened reflexes. Reactively, he erects a force field as Quicksilver charges at him at high speed. Though, Quicksilver beats him in raw power speedwise. Nevertheless, both Magneto and Quicksilver are in the same Speed Class.

MAGNETO
Magneto.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%
QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%

SUPER STRENGTH

In the Marvel Universe, if Namor gets respect, Thing continues to be underrated. With these two, super strength is all that matters. Bombastically, Namor has tangled with Hulk, Hercules and Luke Cage over the years. In fact, Namor’s overwhelming super strength and brutality always seem to come out on top or draw. For his part, Thing once withstood and pushed back a hydraulo press that could press a planet. Together, these two powerhouses have super strength on a planetary scale. In the super strength department, they are evenly matched.

NAMOR
Namor.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
THING
Thing.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%

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REFERENCES

Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Civil War: X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Hydraulo-Press in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Gambit vs Wolverine (Hero vs Hero)

 
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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Klaus Janson, John Byrne, Rick Leonardi, Marc Silvestri, Michael Golden, Larry Stroman.

SYNOPSIS FOR “TOO MANY MUTANTS!”

Following the X-Tinction Agenda the X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor have gathered at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. While the X-Men and Cable contemplate bringing the teams together under one leader, Gambit officially tries out for the X-Men.

In the Danger Room, Wolverine spars with Gambit.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SPARRING MATCH IN THE DANGER ROOM! GAMBIT VS WOLVERINE!
In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1991) #273, Gambit spars with Wolverine.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1991) #273, Gambit spars with Wolverine. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants inside Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. On the left side is Gambit, and on the right side is Wolverine.

Let’s look at the stats.

GAMBIT – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Guild Costume.
  • Throwing Spikes.
  • Playing Cards.
  • Bo-staff.
WOLVERINE – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 58%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Wolverine’s Suit.
  • Adamantium.

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THE FIGHT

In order to officially join the X-Men, Gambit spars with Wolverine.

The battle to decide who is the master assassin!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Wolverine and Gambit sparring in the Danger Room.


On the following page, a simulation of Lady Deathstrike appears. Wolverine destroys it.




On the final page, Gambit strikes Wolverine four time with his bo-staff ending the match.

GAMBIT BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x4): 1 DAMAGE PT (x4) = 4 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


GAMBIT’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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0 DAMAGE PTS.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%
MUMM-ATOR’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-4 DAMAGE PTS.

DURABILITY: PLANETARY

Durability: Planetary 58%

OUTCOME: GAMBIT WINS.

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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.

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Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 273 in Marvel Database.
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 180 in Marvel Database.
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“Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #273” Review

 
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‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1991) #273. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Following the X-Tinction Agenda the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants contemplate their next moves against the various threats facing them from around the globe.

Critically, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1991) #273, is one of the best X-Men stories. Together, the X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor meet at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. To this end, they must meet the global threats to mutants and the X-Men. And, an impending crisis looms.

Together, writer Chris Claremont and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Though stoic, the writing shines on the relationships among the different teams. Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of the 90s: big, bold, fun. Moreover, Gambit vs Wolverine!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the X-Men and at comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Storm! And Iceman!

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To begin, this comics foreshadows an important crisis in X-Men continuity. Mysteriously, the menace of the Shadow King looms. Indeed, a trial that will test the X-Men leading to new threats and even new relationships. Such as Rogue and Gambit. In addition, the X-Men must save Professor X.

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“House of M” Review

 
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“House of M” (2005). AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Collects House of M (2005) #1-8. The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!

Gloriously, “House of M” is the most important X-Men comic of the 2000s decade. Importantly, the comic has important ramifications in the Marvel Universe leading up to “Civil War.” To sum, Wanda is out of control and it is up to the Avengers and the X-Men to stop her.

In the storyline, Brian Michael Bendis’s writing shines while Olivier Coipel illustrates high-quality, colored pages. Notably, the art is commendable for its realism and muted colors while the story is enveloped in darkness.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed share this comic to fans of X-Men and to comic collectors. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more X-Men! And Wolverine!

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To begin, “House of M” is the most important X-Men comic of the 2000s decade. In a few words, the comic runs through the Marvel Universe and brings together the Avengers and the X-Men. In fact, both teams are banded against the overwhelming threat of the Scarlet Witch.

Moreover, the comic is excellent for your Comixology collection and for delving into high-quality art. Indeed, this is the ebook to own in order to build your Comixology collection. Really, this comic is free to purchase with a Comixology Unlimited membership. Definitely, you will love the Comixology format and the higher resolution.

This product has excellent reviews and has 1182 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “House of M revolutionizes the Marvel Comic World and, in a way, starts the X-Men series over again. While House of M does not move particularly quickly (not many flashy battle scenes), it certainly adds a lot of psychological depth to many familiar characters like Wolverine, Magneto, Quicksilver, Spiderman, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and a host of others, as we the readers witness what the world would be like if each mutant had their ideal life.” 

The reviews were overall very positive with 26 negative reviews. A problem cited by a negative review was the lack of emotional resonance: “An absolutely dreadful example of the tedium that is Bendis’ writing. His trouble is simple: In the superhero genre, which is innately or (at least historically) one rooted in action, he too often eschews action to try to hit emotional, personal beats. Sadly, he displays no understanding of people and our emotions.”

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Super Power: Contrary To Professor X, Storm’s Weather Powers Indicate Her African Ancestry Passed Down Godhood Through Magic

In 'X-Men' (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman's blizzard.
 
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PROFESSOR X THOUGHT STORM WAS A MUTANT

In 'Giant Size X-Men' (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant.
In ‘Giant Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Before joining the X-Men, Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a rain/fertility goddess by local tribesmen in Kenya. When the original X-Men team was missing, Professor X assembled new members to rescue them. During the first meeting, Professor X revealed to Ororo that she was not a goddess, instead, she was a mutant. Really, he made her the offer to discover the real world and fight for the cause of mutants. Curiously, Ororo accepted.

STORM’S WEATHER POWERS ARE THE RESULT OF MUTATION

Correctly, Storm’s weather powers are the result of mutation. In fact, Storm is one of the powerful mutants on Earth. Furthermore, the X-Man has been classified as an Omega Level mutant. With training and experience under Professor X’s direction, Storm has grown in skill, power and leadership.

An instance that supports Professor X’s thesis is Feat: Black Panther, ‘Doomwar’ #1. Here, T’Challa proactively invented a cell that nullifies the X-gene. Effectively, Storm has no powers under such conditions. However, there is evidence that Storm’s powers are based on magic and witchcraft.

In 'X-Men' (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman's blizzard.
In ‘X-Men’ (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman’s blizzard. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

STORM’S ATMOKINESIS

Atmokinesis: Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to manipulate the weather.[167] Storm possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of Weather Manipulation. She has been able to control both Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems on several occasions. [Storm] can modify the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture (at a molecular level),[167] generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. [Storm] can incite all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes,[168] as well as mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well.

-“Ororo Munroe (Earth-616),” Marvel Database

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STORM IS A GODDESS OF THE STORM INHERITED THROUGH A LINE OF AFRICAN WITCHES

In ‘Marvel Tarot’ (2007) #1, we find out about Storm’s line of ancestry. In reality, Ororo Munroe descends from a line of witches. All of them, have distinctive white hair, blue eyes and the potential to wield magic. We can formulate two theories to explain Storm’s super powers.

First, Storm’s super powers showcase magical potential and properly unite science and magic. Here, the evidence that supports our hypothesis is the fact that Storm derives power from faith. In Wakanda, she is properly worshipped as a Goddess of the Storm. Furthermore, Black Panther, her former husband and King, considered her a goddess.

Second, Storm’s super powers are both divine and genetic. As Goddess of the Storm, she can hear and grant prayers. At the same time, her godhood is both the result of religion and magical inheritance. Indeed, Storm has both white hair and blue eyes. Therefore, these phenotypes presuppose a genetic basis. In addition, there is evidence that her powers are based on the X-gene. In conclusion, this may provide a rare case in the Marvel Universe where magical potential has a genetic basis. Moreover, it is possible that the X-gene is itself recessive.

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FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘X-MEN: TO SERVE AND PROTECT’ #3, STORM USES THE LOKI-CREATED STORMCASTER TO TRANSFORM INTO THE GODDESS OF THE STORM

In 'X-Men: To Serve And Protect' Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm.
In ‘X-Men: To Serve And Protect’ (2011) #3, Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 121 in Marvel Database.
Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Marvel Tarot Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Mutant Biology in Marvel Database.
X-Men: To Serve and Protect Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.