Weekly DC Review: January 29th, 2021 (Week 4)

WEEK 3 / WEEK 5

Hero Of The Week-  Bruce Wayne made up for his quiet month, taking his first Hero Of The Week of 2021 with a whooping 38 Points over 4 Appearances.

Antagonist Of The Week – Vandal and Mongul were tied up with 5 Points, unable to gain the advantage that Black Adam found to take first place, with 8 points.

Book Of The Week- Not a crazy amount of points garnered this week, but it is Strange Adventures #8 that takes home the gold, with 35 Points accrued from 10 Characters.

Statistical Notes-  0 New Characters Added. It’s the end of our first month of 2021, so let’s taking a look at our top tens for Heroes and Antagonists.

HEROES
1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 62 Points (10 Appearances)
2.) Superman (Jonathan Kent) – 58 Points (10 Appearances)
3.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 57 Points (8 Appearances)
4.) Superman (Clark Kent) – 45 Points (8 Appearances)
5.) Catwoman (Selina Kyle) – 33 Points (4 Appearances)
6.) Vixen (Mari McCabe)- 28 Points (6 Appearances)
7.) Batman (Jace Fox) – 26 Points (4 Appearances)
8.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 26 Points (5 Appearances)
9.) Robin (Damian Wayne) – 22 Points (5 Appearances)
10.) Wonder Woman (Yara Flor) – 19 Points (4 Appearances)


Brief Commentary: So six of our top ten is Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Jonathan Kent and Vixen are doing remarkably well; it is unlikely Vixen will carry that momentum forward. Jonathan is going toe-to-toe with Batman right now, which is astonishing. Your dad’s Superman could never.

ANTAGONISTS
1.) Vandal Savage – 21 Points (7 Appearances)
2.) Lex Luthor – 15 Points (3 Appearances)
3.) Sinestro – 13 Points (2 Appearances)
4.) Black Adam – 13 Points (3 Appearances)
5.) Killer Croc – 12 Points (3 Appearances)
6.) The Batman Who Laughs/Clayface – 9 Points (1 Appearance)
8.) Poison Ivy/Two-Face – 9 Points (2 Appearances)
10.) The Joker – 9 Points (3 Appearances)

Brief Commentary: This Top 10 I expect to remain fairly consistent. The Joker will move up, but the list will remain full of Bat-Villains, with the trinity being fought between Joker/Luthor/Sinestro. Black Adam may be a serious contender if he sticks around Brian Michael Bendis’ upcoming Justice League.

Last year’s Queen Antagonist has fallen hard in the first month of 2021; Harley didn’t place amongst the Heroes she is now a part of, and would have came in at 6th amongst the villains.

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

Batman: Black & White #2 (18)
Batman (BW) – Ensnare, Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Sleuth, Stealth, Strength, Suit, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Captain Gordon), DA (Corrupt Cops)
Black Cat (SK) – Melee, Stealth, Thief, 
Antagonist(s)
The Joker 
Challenge Of The Super-Sons #7 (14)
Robin (DW) – Vehicle, LT
Superboy (JK) – Energy Offensive, Melee, Speed, Strength, SC
Antagonist(s)
Vandal Savage – Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon
Future State: Aquaman #1 (15)
Aquaman (JH) – Blade, Flight,  Magic Offensive, Melee, Sense, Strength, Whip, TU (Aquawoman)
Aquawoman (AC) – Blade, Creature, Flight, Magic, TU (Aquaman), CD: Loss Of Limb
Future State: Batman/Superman #1 (19)
Batman (BW) – Agility, Computers, Ensnare, Stealth, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Superman)
Superman (CK) – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Senses, Strength, TU (Batman), SC, DA (Peacekeepers)
Shay Veritas 
Future State: Dark Detective #2 (25)
Batman (BW) – Deception, Durability, Explosive, Melee, Sleuth, Stealth, Tech, Vehicle, Willpower, SC, DA (Peacekeepers) 
Ravager (RW) – Blade, Melee, Weapon, TU (Red Hood), DA (Bar Patrons)
Red Hood (JT) – Melee, Suit, Vehicle, Whip, TU (Ravager), DA (Vigilante)
Future State: Suicide Squad #1 (8)
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Flight, Lightning, Magic, Magic Offensive, Strength, TU (Wonder Woman), DA (Wrath)
Future State: Imperious Lex (12)
Hawkman (CH) – Business
Superman (CK) – Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, DA (Reticulants)
Antagonist(s)
Lex Luthor – Energy, Melee, Strength
Sensational Wonder Woman #4 (16)
Artemis – Blade, Weapon, TU (Wonder Woman) DA (Mongol)
Wonder Woman (DP) –
Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Artemis)
Antagonist(s)
Mongul – Durability, Melee, Strength, Teleport
Strange Adventures #8 (35)
Adam Strange – Gun 
Alanna Strange – 
Batman (BW) – Intellect, Vehicle, TU (Mr. Terrific), LT
Doctor Fate (KN) – Flight, Magic, TU (Justice League)
Green Arrow – Projectile, TU (Justice League)
Green Lantern (HJ) – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Doctor Fate)
Mr. Terrific – Intellect, Melee, Tech, TU (Batman)
Superman (CK) – Durability, Flight, Strength, TU (Doctor Fate)
The Flash (BA) – Speed, TU (Doctor Fate)
Wonder Woman (DP) – Flight, Melee, TU (Doctor Fate) 
Truth and Justice #4 (10)
Superman (CK) – Durability, Energy, Ensnare, Flight, Senses, Sleuth, Speed, Strength, SC

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