Weekly DC Review: September 25th, 2020 (Week 39)

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Hero Of The Week- Batman only put up 8 points this week, so who outshone the Dark Knight to take Hero Of The Week? It was none other than Barry Allen, The Flash, zipping up 20 points over 2 appearances. Superman would take second place with 16 points over 3 appearances. Wally West, The Flash, would also place in the top three, with 15 points over a single appearance.

Antagonist Of The Week- Harley Quinn would also have an off week, with only 6 points over two appearances. The Upside Down Man takes first this week with a surprisingly strong, seven point scoring, singular outing. This was more than Black Mask, Deadshot, Fin, and The Batman Who Laughs, who all got 6 points in their appearance this week.

Book Of The Week- The Suicide Squad put up a tough fight (52) against the injustice of comic book events, but Dark Nights Death Metal: Speed Metal #1 edged it out with 59 points. This was a delightfully small week at DC, who had been publishing 50 plus page mammoths at least once, usually twice a week since we started tracking in Week 32.

Statistical Notes- 2 New Heroes, 6 New Antagonists Added.

Batman remains The Top Hero, breaking 200 points in seven weeks, with 202 points over 36 appearances.

Harley Quinn remains The Top Antagonist, creeping ever closer to 100 points with 96 points over 22 appearances.

Key: TU – Team-Up; LT – Lead Team; SC – Save Civilian; CD – Character Development; DA – Defeat Antagonist.

Action Comics #1025 (27)
Brainiac 5 – Flight, Tech, Telepathy
Superboy (CK) – Flight, Melee, Sense, Speed
Superboy (JK) – Durability, Flight, Sense, Strength
Supergirl (KK) – Flight, Sense, Strength
Superman (CK) – Flight, Optics, Sense, Speed, Strength, LT
Antagonist(s)
Red Cloud – Morph
Aquaman #63 (25)
Aqualad (JH) – Blade, Creature, Flight,  Magic, Sonics, Strength, Vehicle, Water Defensive, Water Offensive, Weapon, Whip, DA (The Trench) CD: Learns To Be Active In Love Life
Aquaman– Flight, Melee, Weapon, TU (Tula)
Tula – Flight, Melee, TU (Aquaman)
Antagonist(s)
Black Manta – Tech
Batgirl #49 (12)
Batgirl (BG) – Computers, Melee, Sleuth, Stealth, Tech, CD: Death of Brother
Antagonist(s)
James Gordon Jr – Assassin, Melee, Personality, CD: Death
Batman Beyond #47 (10)
Batman (TG) – Claws Offensive, Flight, Melee, Suit, Wings Offensive, TU (Damian Wayne), DA: Zeh-Ro
Booster Gold – Creature
Batman/Superman #12 (32)
Batman (BW) – Agility, Computer, Explosive, Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Tech, LT, DA (Bat-Cave)
Batwoman (KK) – Sleuth, Tech, TU (Steel), LT
Steel (JH) – Computers, Flight, TU (Batwoman), LT
Superman (CK) – Flight, Ice, Melee, Optics, Senses, Strength, DA (Bat-Cave
Antagonist(s)
Brainiac – Creature, Possession, CD: Become a Sentient Virus
Dark Nights Death Metal: Speed Metal #1 (59)
Doctor Manhattan
Donna Troy
Impulse (BA) – LT, TU (The Flash)
Impulse (IW) – TU (Impulse)
Jesse Quick – TU (Impulse)
Kid Flash (WW) – Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive, TU (The Flash), DA (Batman Who Laughs)
Max Mercury – TU (Impulse)
Nightwing
The Flash (AH) -TU (Impulse)
The Flash (BA) – Energy, Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive, Wind, TU (The Flash), LT, DA (Batman Who Laughs)
The Flash (JG) – Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive, TU (The Flash) LT, DA (Batman Who Laughs)
The Flash (WW) – Absorb, Cosmic, Energy, Melee, Sense, Speed, Speed Defensive, Speed Offensive, Tech, Willpower, TU (The Flash) LT, DA (Batman Who Laughs), CD: Becomes The Leader Of The Flash Family 
The Turtle (JW)
Wonder Woman
Antagonist(s)
The Batman Who Laughs – Creature, Morph, Size, Speed, Willpower
Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #14 (3)
Antagonist(s)
Harley Quinn – Blunt, Explosive
Justice League Dark #26 (38)
Detective Chimp – Blade, Magic, LT
Doctor Fate (KH) – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive
Giovanni Zatara – LT
Hellblazer (JC) – Artifact, Magic, CD: Death
Madame Xanadu – Artifact, Magic
Swamp Thing (AH) – Ensnare, Magic, Plant Offensive
Wonder Woman – Flight, Magic, Shield, Shield Defensive
Zatanna – Magic, Magic Offensive
Antagonist(s)
Man-Bat (KL) – Toxin
Upside Down Man – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Morph, DA (Hellblazer)
Shazam #15 (15)
Aquaman – Senses, TU (Shazam) DA (Sea Squid)
Shazam (BB) – Durability, Ensnare, Flight, Intellect, Morph, Strength, TU (Aquaman), SC, DA (Japanese Robot)
Shazam Jr (FF)
Suicide Squad #9 (53)
Blue Beetle (TK) – Intellect, TU (Black Mask)
Antagonist(s)
Black Mask – Deception, Gun, Weapon, TU (Blue Beetle), DA (Deadshot)
Chaos Kitten – Melee, Stealth, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Deadly Six – Energy Off, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Deadshot – Gun, Intellect, Precision, CD: Death, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Fin – Creature, Flight, Melee, Strength, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Harley Quinn – Melee, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Osita – Melee, Strength, LT, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
The Aerie – Flight, Tech, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
The Wink – Teleport, Teleport Offensive, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Thylacine – Agility, Melee, Stealth, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
Zebraman – Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, DA (Kord Industries Guards)
The Flash #762 (32)
Aquaman
Batman (BW)
Green Lantern (JS)
Impulse (BA)
Impulse (IW)
Kid Flash (WW)
Superman (CK)
The Flash (BA) – Absorb, Intangibility, Melee, Sleuth, Speed, Speed Offensive, Teleport, SC, CD: Forgives Thawne,  DA (Reverse Flash)
The Flash (JG)
The Turtle (JW)
Wonder Woman
Antagonist(s)
Captain Cold
Golden Glider
Gorilla Grodd
Reverse Flash (ET) – Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive, CD: Grounded in Barry’s Speed Force Connection
The Turtle
Tornado Twin (Dawn) 
Tornado Twin (Don)

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