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Krypton: 5 Myths About The Fortress Of Solitude (Film, TV and Comics)

 

KRYPTON

DC Comics.

IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

In our Krypton series, we list five myths about the Fortress of Solitude.

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Image Day: Proving A Super-Genius, Spartan Invents HALO Cars With Infinite Battery-Life

 

IMAGE DAY

Writer(s)

Joe Casey


Penciler(s)

Dustin Nguyen


Colorist(s)

Randy Mayor, Wildstorm FX


Cover

Dustin Nguyen, Rian Hughes


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

September 24, 2003

IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

BEFORE WILDC.A.T.s. DISBANDED, SPARTAN UPGRADED TO A NEW BODY

During Gang War, Spartan discovered Kaizen Gamorra possessed his original Yohn Kohl body. After Mister Majestic incinerated Kaizen with his eye-beams, Spartan took up the John Colt personality again. However, this body was destroyed.

Around the time Zealot was killed, the WildC.A.T.s. disbanded. In that period, Spartan upgraded to a new body without the John Colt personality. Also, Emp sought to ascend to the spiritual plane. Spartan assisted his death.

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1996) #30, Mister Majestic incinerates Kaizen.
In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1996) #30, Mister Majestic incinerates Kaizen with his eye-beams. Image Comics.

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AFTER HE INHERITS HALO CORPORATION, HE BECOMES JACK MARLOWE

Later, Spartan finds out that Emp actually gave him his company, Halo Corporation. Dissatisfied with superheroing and in order to improve the world, Spartan accepts. And Spartan takes the identity of Jack Marlowe. Soon, Grifter, Noir and Void joined Halo Corporation.

With Void’s teleportation powers, the team discovered Otherspace. Later, Noir found the extra dimension contained limitless energy. In WildC.A.T.s. (2001) #26, Noir plans to kill Marlowe and create Halo batteries from Otherspace. Fortunately, Noir is killed by Marlowe. Later, Marlowe uses Noir’s lab to invent Halo cars.

In 'WildC.A.T.s.' (2001) #26, Noir reveals his plot against HALO and Marlowe.
WildC.A.T.s. (2001) #26. DC Comics.
 

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PROVING A SUPER-GENIUS, MARLOWE INVENTS HALO CARS POWERED BY BATTERIES WITH INFINITE ENERGY

WildC.A.T.s. 3.0 #14. DC Comics.

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SOURCES

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 30 in Image Comics Database.
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Marvel Day: The Day When He Discovered The Overspace, The Cosmic Entity Called Eternity Dubbed Hank Pym “The Scientist Supreme”

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage


Penciler(s)

Sean Chen


Colorist(s)

John Rauch


Cover

Marko Djurdjevic


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

October 21,2009

IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

ETERNITY DUBS HANK PYM “EARTH’S SCIENTIST SUPREME”1

In Mighty Avengers (2009) #30, Hank Pym discovers Overspace. Previously, Mister Fantastic discovered the dimension. Now, Hank uses the Pym Particles. In an instant, he increases his size past the Macroverse. Then, he reaches a boundless space beyond space and time. There, the cosmic entity called Eternity greets him. After a brief scuffle, Eternity has a talk with Hank. Indeed, Eternity thanks Hank for curing him of his astral cancer.

But Hank questions why Eternity did not call Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. Importantly, Eternity names Hank, “Earth’s Scientist Supreme.”1 Indeed, among Earth’s super geniuses, Hank Pym is the Mage. In fact, Eternity acknowledges Mister Fantastic as the Explorer is smarter. And Tony Stark as the Engineer uses science to shape the world. But Ant-Man does the impossible, taking science to the point of magic. Now, Hank is his champion to whom he entrusts the future.

Overspace.
Overspace. Marvel Comics.

 

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HANK PYM’S INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES

PYM PARTICLES

Perhaps, Ant-Man’s most well-known invention. Originally, Hank Pym discovered the Pym Particles. Early on, he synthesized a serum that shrinks matter in mass and size. First, he tested it on a chair which shrank. Then, he tested it on himself which shrank him to ant-size. Eventually, he was able to use the Pym Particles to increase his mass and size. Importantly, the Pym Particles allowed the user to bypass the Square-Cube law of physics.

ULTRON

Definitely, Hank Pym’s failure. Once a promising scientist, Hank’s inventions started to fail. When he invented Ultron, it was a breakthrough of Artificial Intelligence. However, Ultron grew to sentience, hypnotized Hank and made him forget. Soon, Ultron evolved and improved his design. Later, he would form the Masters of Evil and combat the Avengers. Also, Ultron would create Vision. Visit our Avengers: Rage of Ultron review and learn about Vision vs Ultron.

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Mighty Avengers (2009) #30. Marvel Comics.

CYBERNETIC HELMET

Indeed, you may have seen in the Ant-Man movie, his trademark invention, the Cybernetic Helmet. With it, the superhero telepathically controls hordes of ants and even flying insects. Really, one of his most ingenious inventions proving he is a man of magic.

MACROVERSE AND MICROVERSE

With the Pym Particles, Hank Pym can absorb subatomic particles from the Kosmos dimension. Effectively, he shunts extra-dimensional matter into the Prime Universe. Moreover, his enlarging and shrinking super powers allowed him to discover the Macroverse and the Microverse.

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LINKS

Mighty Avengers Vol 1 30 in Marvel Database.
Glossary:Square-cube law in Marvel Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Mighty Avengers #30.
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Super Power Explained: With The Pym Particles, Hank Pym Is Among Marvel’s Top 10 Super-Geniuses

In 'Marvel Universe: The End' (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled.
 

SUPER POWER

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IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

OUR TOP 10 LIST OF MARVEL’S SUPER-GENIUSES BY INVENTION (NO ONE-ABOVE-ALL OR ABSTRACT)

In 'Marvel Universe: The End' (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled.
In Marvel Universe: The End (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled. Marvel Comics.

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 Top 10, 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 feats, we will go by inventions or planning only.
  3. Different races in the Marvel Universe are included such as the Eternals, humans, Inhumans.

Let’s rank our Top 10.

10. PROFESSOR XAVIER

Professor X. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

What seems like a benign invention has actually changed the course of Marvel history. Namely, Professor X’s Cerebro is actually an E.S.P. device that helps him locate good and bad mutants.

Generally, though telepathy is a super power in the Marvel Universe, we can count it as super-genius intelligence. For the reason that being granted access to the secret thoughts and desires of men is definitely a god-like ability or super power.

Furthermore, Professor X has the intelligence to show for it. As matter of fact, an expert in genetics and the life sciences, the Professor X has shown remarkable scientific ingenuity s well as planning in combat situations.

Definitely, I would not want to mess with someone who once defeated Phoenix in a psionic battle!

9. BLACK BOLT

Black Bolt. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Though not really an inventor, Black Bolt is nonetheless one of the most capable scientists on Marvel Earth. During Infinity, Black Bolt invented the T-bomb.

When detonated, the bomb would cause all humans to undergo Terrigenesis and become Inhumans. Definitely, a nightmarish thought!

8. BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

As matter of fact, Black Panther is really a super-genius. Early, T’Challa earned a PhD in physics from Oxford University. Generally, Black Panther is a master tactician, problem solver and inventor.

During the Doomwar, T’Challa revealed he combined his knowledge of physics with alchemy in order to create new scientific discipline: shadow physics.

Now let’s move onto an actual scalable feat. During the Incursion in Secret Wars, Black Panther actually helped design the life raft. Moreover, he also designed an inter-dimensional planet-busting bomb!

Generally speaking, T’Challa is rated among the eight smartest minds on Earth. And he deserves it!

7. BEAST

Beast. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

In his Top 25 Smartest list, Victor Grubbs at CBR.com calls Beast a Renaissance man. What makes Hank McCoy stand out is that despite his blue monster appearance, he is very intellectually gifted, a man of culture and letters.

From the beginning, Beast was a founding member of the original X-Men. Furthermore, he would join the Avengers, X-Factor and even the Secret Avengers during Civil War.

In the intelligence department, Beast is among the eight smartest people on Marvel Earth. Namely, his expertises in medicine, anatomy, biophysics, electronics, biochemistry and genetics are at the top.

Among his most remarkable feats is his discovery of the hormonal extract that causes the X-gene. In addition, Hank discovered a cure to the Legacy Virus that devastated the mutant population.

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6. HANK PYM

Hank Pym. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Team-Wrecker 42%

POWER HIERARCHY:

TEAM-WRECKER

Without a doubt, Hank Pym is a revolutionary mind in the Marvel Universe. Really, there was hesitation as who has been the more inventive mind between Ant-Man and Iron Man. Later, we will see why Iron Man deserves the higher spot.

Among the most inventive minds on Earth, Hank Pym has been called by the Abstract named Eternity, “Earth’s Scientist Supreme.”1 Really, his discoveries have been ground-breaking.

Thanks to the Pym Particles, he discovered the Microverse by shrinking to subatomic scale and the Macroverse by increasing his size near infinity.

Though he is a super-genius, his attitude and his most important malfunctioning inventions – namely, Ultron – have prevented him from succeeding. Often times, he has been considered a failure. Read our Avengers: Rage of Ultron product review.

5. IRON MAN

Iron Man. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Enhanced 50%

POWER HIERARCHY:

ENHANCED

For the most part, Tony Stark is a businessman, a public figure and an inventor in the Marvel Universe. Importantly, he is well known for his Iron Man armors which have continually evolved over the years in response to threats and personal challenges.

Two reasons why Iron Man has succeeded where Hank Pym has not: his inventions have successfully revolutionized business and he has recovered from addiction.

At the same time, Iron Man performed a feat that has outclassed Hank. In AvX, Tony invents the Phoenix Killer Armor which temporarily bombs the Phoenix, though splitting it in the Phoenix Five.

4. BRUCE BANNER

Dr. Bruce Banner. Marvel Comics
Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Generally, BannerTech is developed in order to solve a problem. Regularly, Hulk is hunted by the authorities, the heroes and villains. To this end, Bruce’s expertise in gamma radiation has enabled him to create devices for teleportation, force fields or hologram projection.

For the sheer ingenuity of his inventions, Dr. Banner belongs near the top of this list.

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3. THANOS

Thanos. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Certainly, Thanos needs no introduction. Indeed, his villainy, intelligence and resources make him a fomidable foe. Importantly, Thanos’ inventions are for a single purpose: universal destruction!

In Annihilation, Thanos proved why he may be the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous foe. After Tenebrous and Aegis captured Galactus and Silver Surfer, the captured were turned over to the Annihilation Wave.

Dangerously, in order to help Annihilus conquer the Prime Universe, Thanos imprisoned Galactus to a bomb that was absorbing the energy he was feeding on. And the ultimate purpose was to destroy the Marvel multiverse for the Negative Zone.

2A/2B. REED RICHARDS/DOCTOR DOOM

Mister Fantastic. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

Doctor Doom. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Not much needs to be said about these two rivals. As matter of fact, Mister Fantastic is ahead of Doctor Doom, especially in the science department. Overall, they are in a league of their own. And that says a lot.

1. HIGH EVOLUTIONARY

High Evolutionary. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Among the Skyfathers in Marvel, other than Odin, Zeus, Mephisto and Thanos, High Evolutionary is among the greatest scientific minds. At his highest, High Evolutionary is able to predict the universe from beginning to end.

In addition, he is the actual father of twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Furthermore, read our product review for Uncanny Avengers: Counter-Evolutionary.

Where High Evolutionary outclasses every super-genius on the list, is the fact that he has used science to actually create life. Moreover, he created Counter-Earth where Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch travel in the comic.

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  1. Mighty Avengers #30.
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Krypton: The Phantom Zone Is Hell

The Phantom Zone.
 
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KRYPTON

War of the Supermen.
War of the Supermen. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

‘Superman: War Of The Supermen’ (2010) showcased why the Phantom Zone is hell. On the other hand, billions of Kryptonians could have been saved. If Jor-El’s plan to put them in the Phantom Zone had been enacted, the Kryptonian race would have survived the destruction of Krypton.

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