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Marvel Day: Rookie Speedball Teams Up With Spidey and DD In “The Evolutionary War”

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Tom DeFalco, David Michelinie


Penciler(s)

Mark Bagley


Colorist(s)

Bob Sharen


Cover

Ron Frenz, John Romita


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

May 31, 1988

IN MAD SCIENCE

In Evolutionary War, the High Evolutionary has survived his latest suicide attempt. He renews his quest to perfect the human genetic pool and create a human race superior to the Beyonders.

After a series of failed attempts, the drug war in New York City emerges. In his latest attack, High Evolutionary wants to setup a machine that puts the city to sleep, to put his sinister plan in motion. It’s up to Spider-Man, Daredevil and the unlikely hero Speedball to stop him.

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HIGH EVOLUTIONARY VISITS THE ETERNALS TO MAP THE SURFER’S GENOME

In Silver Surfer Annual (1988) #1, the High Evolutionary visits the Eternals. Successfully, he persuades them to aid his cause to perfect the human genome. To this end, they agree to map the Silver Surfer‘s genome. However, the Surfer refuses and they let him be.

THE PURIFIERS ATTACK MUTANTS DEEMED A THREAT TO HUMAN GENETIC PURITY

In New Mutants Annual (1988) #4, the High Evolutionary’s Purifiers attack mutants deemed a threat to human genetic purity. When Magma is attacked, the New Mutants and the Hellfire Club storm the villain’s base in Wyoming.

 

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SPEEDBALL, DD AND SPIDEY STOP THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY’S DEVICE IN NEW YORK

In Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1988) #22, is the first appearance of Speedball in Marvel continuity. Named Robbie Baldwin, he overhears the High Evolutionary and his plan to put New York City to sleep with his device. With the help of Spider-Man and Daredevil, they stop the Purifiers and destroy the device atop the Empire State Building.

IN THE FINALE, AN AD-HOC AVENGERS TEAM VS THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY

In Avengers Annual (1988) #17, an Avengers reservist team of Jocasta, the Captain, Falcon, Hercules, Hulk, Beast and Yellowjacket must stop High Evolutionary’s genetic bomb. In one final battle, the Avengers hyper-evolve Hercules to match High Evolutionary with the villain’s equipment. Apparently, both combatants are destroyed.

 

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Metropolis Battles: Iceman vs Ultimate Enemy (Reed Richards) (Hero vs Villain)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Ultimate Enemy (Part III)”

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%

WINNER: .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

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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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Metropolis Battles: Quicksilver vs High Evolutionary

 
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METROPOLIS BATTLES

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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.
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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%

WINNER: 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.

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X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.