Weekly DC Review: January 8th, 2021 (Week 1)

FIRST WEEK / WEEK 2

Welcome to 2021, which is a notable year for the Fantasy Comic League. We spent the back half of 2020 refining the rules and powers for a 2021 start. Soon we will have a version of the Fantasy Comic League Bible, and revised Powers Sheet up, but a few things have changed behind the scenes.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. For those keeping track of their own review teams, full statistics can be found in the below character reviews. Please use these results to determine your score and support us via the Fantasy Comic League’s Patreon page to become a Sanctioned Review Agent. Make sure to tweet any questions or comments to @FantasyComicLG on Twitter while using the #FantasyComicLeague tag!

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House-Keeping: DC Has definitely mixed things up in 2021, first by revising the continuity so that everything Pre and Post-New 52 counts (which is confusing since some of those histories contradict themselves). This opens up characters from all aspects of the timeline to eligibility for scoring points, as a way to account for the Future State event. This is new territory for us at the FCL, so rules may revise as we get past Future State and back into the proper swing of things.

They also introduced the Elseworld into the DC Prime Universe, which is where all Elseworlds stories take place. As it currently stands, we at the Fantasy Comic League only count things that are identifiably the Prime DC Universe, so titles such as DCeased will still not be scored. Books being printed in other imprints (with the exception of the occasional Black Label book) will not count for tracking.

After a blending of histories, the new revised ruling for counting DC Heroes for tracking will be a total of 52 Appearances from their combined Prime and New Earth continuities.

We score Digital First comics when they release digitally, not when they are collected in print.

If you have any questions about this, please reach out to us on Twitter.

Hero Of The Week-  Despite her stellar performance in Dark Nights: Death Metal, Wonder Woman fell one short of taking the inaugural Hero Of The Week accolade, with the Superman of Future State, Jonathan Kent taking it, with 24 Points scored over 4 Appearances. Bruce Wayne closed out the top three with 16 Points over 3 Appearances. After being shifted out of the category she dominated last year, Harley Quinn didn’t even break the Top 5 spot in the Hero category.

Antagonist Of The Week – A prominent Green Lantern, Super-Family, and Bat-Family antagonist went head to head this week, with Sinestro taking Gold (13 over 2), Lex Luthor taking Silver (11 over 2), and Killer Croc taking Bronze (10 over 2).

Book Of The Week- I hope this new Fantasy Comic League record holder is the biggest book that comes out in 2021, because I don’t know how many more 300+ point juggernauts I can handle. The event closed out last year with our first 300+ point issue and Dark Nights Death Metal #7 brings the gluttonous oversized event to a close, scoring 331 Points over 102 Characters.

Statistical Notes-  Harley Quinn and Man-Bat join the side of the Heroes in 2021. 6 New Heroes, 7 New Antagonists Added.

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

Challenge Of The Super Sons #4
Robin (DW)
Superboy (JK) – Durability, Flight
Antagonist(s)
Felix Faust – Ensnare, Magic, Magic Offensive
Vandal Savage – Melee, Strength
Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 (331)
Abigail Arcane – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Animal Man (BB) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Artemis – Blade, TU (Wonder Woman)
Aqualad – TU (Wonder Woman)
Aquaman – Blade, TU (Wonder Woman)
Batgirl (BG) – Melee, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Death, DA (Robinlings)
Batman (BW) – Artifact, Blade, Durability, Melee, Possession, Weapon, TU (Wonder Woman), LT, DA (Robinlings)
Batwoman (KK) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Beast Boy – TU (Wonder Woman)
Big Barda – TU (Wonder Woman)
Black Canary – TU (Wonder Woman)
Black Lightning (JP) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Blue Beetle (JR) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Blue Beetle (TK) – Melee, TU (Wonder Woman)
Booster Gold – TU (Wonder Woman)
Captain Carrot – TU (Wonder Woman)
Cyborg – Morph, TU (Wonder Woman)
Doctor Fate (KN) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Doctor Fate (KH) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Donna Troy (DT) – Blade, TU (Wonder Woman)
Dove (DG) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Etrigan – TU (Wonder Woman)
Firestorm – TU (Wonder Woman)
Harley Quinn (HQ) – Blunt, TU (Wonder Woman)
Hawkgirl (KS) – TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Joins The Totality
Hawkman (CH) – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Hawkwoman (ST) – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Hippolyta – Blade, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Arrow – TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (AS) – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (GG) – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (HJ) – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (JC) – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (KR) – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Green Lantern (SB) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Jarro – Heal, TU (Wonder Woman)
Kamandi
Katana
(TY) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Martian Manhunter – TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Joins The Totality
Mary Marvel – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Mera – TU (Wonder Woman)
Metamorpho – TU (Wonder Woman)
Mr. Miracle – TU (Wonder Woman)
Mr. Terrific – TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Joins The Totality
Nightwing (DG) – Blunt, Melee, Weapon, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Death, DA (Robinlings)
Orphan (CC) – TU (Wonder Woman)
President Superman – TU (Wonder Woman)
Raven – TU (Wonder Woman)
Red Hood (JT) – Blade, Melee, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Death, DA (Robinlings)
Red Tornado – TU (Wonder Woman)
Robin (DW) – Blade, Melee, Weapon, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Death, DA (Robinlings)
Sandman – TU (Wonder Woman)
Sergeant Rock – TU (Wonder Woman)
Shazam (BB) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Spoiler (SB) – Agility, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Robinlings)
Starfire – TU (Wonder Woman)
Steel (JI) – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Steel (NI) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Superboy (CK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Dark Multiverse Supermen)
Superboy (JK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Dark Multiverse Supermen)
Supergirl (KK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Dark Multiverse Supermen)
Superman (CK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Wonder Woman)
Swamp Thing (AH) – TU (Wonder Woman), LT
The Flash (BA) – Melee, Speed, TU (Wonder Woman)
The Flash (JG) – TU (Wonder Woman)
The Flash (WW) – Speed, TU (Wonder Woman)
The Signal (DT) – Blunt, TU (Wonder Woman)
Vixen – TU (Wonder Woman)
Wildcat – TU (Wonder Woman)
Wonder Woman (DP) – Absorb, Cosmic, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Reality, Sense, Shrink, Strength, Weapon, Whip, TU (DC Universe), DA (The Batman Who Laughs), CD: Saves Everything
Wonder Woman (YF)
Zatanna – TU (Wonder Woman)
Antagonist(s)
Bane – Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Robinlings)
Bizarro –  Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Black Adam – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Black Manta – TU (Wonder Woman)
Brainiac – Telepathy, TU (Wonder Woman)
Captain Cold – Ice, TU (Wonder Woman)
Cyborg Superman – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Deathstroke – Blade, TU (Wonder Woman)
Giganta (DZ) – Durability, TU (Wonder Woman)
Golden Glider – Ensnare, TU (Wonder Woman)
Killer Croc (WJ) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Killer Frost – Ice Offensive, TU (Wonder Woman)
Lex Luthor (LL) – Cosmic, Energy, Energy Defensive, Flight, Melee, Suit, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Joins The Totality, DA (Kill All)
Mr. Freeze – Ice, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Robinlings)
Ocean Master – TU (Wonder Woman)
Parasite – TU (Wonder Woman)
Poison Ivy – Ensnare, TU (Wonder Woman)
Robin King – Creature, Melee, TU (Batman Who Laughs) 
Scarecrow (JC) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Silver Banshee – Sonics, Strength, TU (Wonder Woman)
Sinestro – Energy, Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Solomon Grundy – Melee, Strength, Weapon, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Robinlings)
Superboy Prime
Talia Al Ghul – CD: Joins The Totality
The Batman Who Laughs – Cosmic, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Reality, Strength, TU (Robin King), LT, CD: Death
The Joker – Blunt, TU (Wonder Woman), CD: Death, DA (Robinlings)
Vandal Savage – CD: Joins The Totality 
Future State: Harley Quinn #1 (17)
Harley Quinn (HQ) – Agility, Blunt, Intellect, Melee, TU (Scarecrow), LT, DA (Professor Pyg)
Antagonist(s)
Black Mask – Gun
Professor Pyg – Blade, Melee, DA (Magistrate Officers)
Scare-Crow (JC) – TU (Harley Quinn), CD: Gave Up Being Scare-Crow
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 (19)
Supergirl (KK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Superman), DA (Brainiac)
Superman (JK) – Durability, Ensnare, Flight, Ice, Strength, Tech, TU (Superwoman), SC, CD: Becomes Superman, DA (Brainiac)
Future State: Swamp Thing #1 (3)
Doctor Fate (KH)
Green Lantern (JS)
Antagonist(s)
Lex Luthor (LL)
Future State: The Flash #1 (39)
Impulse (BA) – Tech, CD: Death
Kid Flash (WW) – CD: Death
Max Mercury – Energy, Sense, Tech, DA (Calculator)
Red Arrow (EQ)
The Flash (AH) – Sense, Tech
The Flash (BA) – Artifact, Gun, Ice, Intellect, Sense, Tech, LT
The Flash (JG) – Sense, Tech, Teleport, CD: Death
The Flash (WW) – Absorb, Sense, Speed, Speed Offensive, CD: Killed Kid Flash, DA (Global Guardians)
Antagonist(s)
The Calculator (NK) – Computers, Tech, Weapon, DA (Impulse)
Future State: The Next Batman #1 (59)
Batman (JF) – Agility, Melee, Suit, Tech, DA (Banelitos)
Black Lightning (JP) – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight
Katana – Agility, Blade, Melee, Sense, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Peacekeepers)
The Signal (DT) – Vehicle, SC
Antagonist(s)
Clayface (BK) – Blunt, Durability, Grow, Morph, Strength, SC, CD: Joins The Arkham Knights, DA (Magistrate Mercenaries)
Doctor Phosphorous – Guns, Toxin, SC, CD: Joins The Arkham Knights, DA (Magistrate Mercenaries)
Killer Croc (WJ) – Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength, CD: Joins The Arkham Knights, DA (Magistrate Mercenaries)
Two-Face – Gun, Tech, Weapon, SC, CD: Joins The Arkham Knights, DA (Magistrate Mercenaries)
Zsasz – Blunt, Gun, SC, CD: Joins The Arkham Knights, DA (Magistrate Mercenaries)
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 (9) 
Wonder Woman (YF) – Blade, Creature, Ensnare, Strength, Weapon, Whip, TU (Caipora), DA (Hydra)
Generations Shattered #1 (128)
Adam Strange – Gun, Vehicle, TU (Sinestro)
Alanna Strange – Vehicle, TU (Sinestro)
Artemis – Durability, Melee
Aquaman – Water
Batman (BW) – Agility, Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Kamandi)
Beast Boy – Morph
Black Canary
Black Lightning – Energy Offensive
Booster Gold – Flight, Melee, Suit, TU (Kamandi)
Brainiac Five – Computers
Cyborg – Bionics
Doctor Fate (KN) – Flight, TU (Wonder Woman)
Doctor Light – Durability, Energy Offensive, Intellect, TU (Kamandi)
Etrigan
Green Arrow – Projectile 
Green Lantern (AS) – TU (WW)
Green Lantern (JS) – Flight, Gun
Hawkman (CH) – Flight
Hawkwoman (ST) – Flight
Jonah Hex
Kamandi – Durability, Melee, Teleport, Weapon, TU (Batman)
Katana – Melee
Mera – Water
Raven – Energy, Flight, Sense
Robin (DG)
Sandman – TU (Wonder Woman)
Sergeant Rock
Starfire – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Kamandi), DA (Deathstroke)
Steel (JI) – Blunt, Durability, Flight, Strength, Weapon, TU (Kamandi)
Superboy (JK) – Durability, Flight, TU (Kamandi), SC,
Superman (CK) – Flight
The Flash (JG) – TU (Wonder Woman)
Wonder Girl (DT)
Wonder Woman (DP) – Melee, TU (Justice Society)
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Lightning
Cyborg Superman – Durability, Energy Offensive
Deathstroke – Blunt
Hector Hammond – Flight
OMAC – Durability, Flight, Melee
Reverse Flash – Speed
Sinestro – Artifact, Blade, Blunt, Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Kamandi)
Terra – Geokinesis, Geokinesis Offensive
Ultra-Humanite – Durability, Melee
Vandal Savage
Sensational Wonder Woman #1 (6) 
Hawkgirl (KS) 
Wonder Woman (DP) –
Blade, Durability, Willpower, SC
Truth And Justice #1 (12)
Doctor Mist – Telepathy, TU (Vixen), LT
Vixen – Business, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, TU (Doctor Mist), LT



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