Weekly DC Review: February 26, 2021 (Week 08)

WEEK 7 / WEEK 9

House-Keeping: 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 the blending of Pre and Post-New 52 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- Another week, another Gothamite vs Other contender. This time, Superman returns to fight the main Bat himself. Bruce Wayne would leave Clark in the dust, procuring 32 Points over 4 Appearances.

Antagonist Of The Week – It was a throw-down heard across the universe, as Black Adam and Sinestro went toe to toe for Antagonist of the Week. Sinestro eviscerated Adam, gaining over double Adam’s Points with 19 over 2 Appearances.

Book Of The Week- It was a quieter final week than I expected for Future Slate, but there was one contender who blew the other titles away. Generations Forged #1 brought in 92 Points over 15 Characters.

Statistical Notes-  1 New Antagonist Added.

Top Ten Heroes
1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 128 Points (19 Appearances)
2.) Superman (Clark Kent) – 106 Points (17 Appearances)
3.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 99 Points (14 Appearances)
4.) Superman (Jonathan Kent) – 89 Points (14 Appearances)
5.) Batman (Jace Fox) – 79 Points (11 Appearances)
6.) Catwoman (Selina Kyle) – 57 Points (8 Appearances)
7.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 54 Points (10 Appearances)
8.) Wonder Woman (Yara Flor) – 39 Points (7 Appearances)
9.) Aquawoman (Andy Curry) – 36 Points (4 Appearances)
10.) Superwoman (Kara Kent) – 35 Points (5 Appearances)

Commentary: Future State ended with very little resolution and a drastic swing back to the older generation of heroes, which was disappointing. Bruce, Clark, and Diana are locked up at the top, where the trinity is likely to stay. Aquawoman is the saddest addition, as Andy is not likely to make much than an appearance as she returns to being a child in the Prime timeline. We’ll see if Jace and Jonathan can stand strong against the Bat-Family as the year continues on.

Top Ten Antagonists
1.) Poison Ivy – 34 Points (5 Appearances)
2.) Sinestro – 32 Points (4 Appearances)
3.) Two Face – 26 Points (6 Appearances)
4.) Clayface – 25 Points (4 Appearances)
5.) Killer Croc – 25 Points (6 Appearances)
6.) Black Adam/Lex Luthor – 23 Points (5 Appearances)
8.) Vandal Savage – 21 Points (7 Appearances)
9.) Talia Al Ghul – 19 Points (5 Appearances)
10.) Victor Zsasz – 18 Points (5 Appearances)

Commentary: 70% Gotham make up is not surprising, nor is a Gothamite sitting at the top of the Antagonist hierarchy. We’ll see who sticks around now that we’re entering Infinite Frontier.

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

Batman: Black & White #3 (11)
Batman (JF) – Durability, Melee, Projectile, Vehicle, LT, DA (Gang Leader)
Etrigan
Zatanna – Deception, Magic, 
Future State: Aquaman #2 (24)
Aquaman (JH) – Durability, Flight, Melee, Weapon, LT, TU (Aquawoman), CD: Reunited with Andy
Aquawoman (AC) –
Creature, Durability, Flight, Melee, Rage, Sense, Strength, Telepathy, Teleport, Water, Water Defensive, Water Offensive, TU (Aquaman), LT, CD: Bonds With Alien Life
Future State: Batman/Superman #2 (32)
Animal Man (BB) – Creature, Flight, Intellect, TU (Batman)
Batman (BW) –
Durability, Explosive, Heal, Projectile, Strength, Toxin, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Superman), LT, DA (Superman Synthoid) 
Superman (CK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, TU (Batman), SC, DA (Professor Pyg)
Antagonist(s)
Professor Pyg –  Creature, Intellect, Tech, LT
Future State: Dark Detective #4 (36)
Batman (BW) – Blade, Computers, Explosive, Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Stealth, Strength, Tech, Toxin, SC, DA (Peacekeeper-01)
Ravager (RW) –
Blade, Deception, Melee, Sense, Weapon, TU (Jason Todd), LT
Red Hood (JT) – Durability, Heal, Melee, Stealth, Strength, Vehicle, Whip, TU (Ravager), CD: Name Cleared
Antagonist(s)
White Rabbit – Possession, Tech, LT, CD: Evolved Mad-Hatter’s Technology
Future State: Suicide Squad #2 (29) 
Hippolyta – Melee, CD: Member Of The Quintessence 
Phantom Stranger –
Teleport
Raven –
Durability, Flight, Magic Offensive, Melee, Strength, Teleport, LT, CD: Destroys The Universe, DA (Wizard)
Spectre – Flight, CD: Member Of The Quintessence 
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Absorb, Flight, Intellect, Lightning, Teleport, TU, CD: Sent Back In Time
Sinestro –
Flight, CD: Member Of The Quintessence 
Future State: Superman – House of El #1 (6)
Superman (CK) – Durability, Flight, Influence, Melee, Wind
Future State: Superman vs Imperious Lex #2 (12)
Superman (CK) – Computers, Flight, Intellect, Melee, CD: Solves Energy Crisis
Antagonist(s)
Lex Luthor – Assassin, Business, Computers, Energy, LT
Generations Forged #1 (92)
Adam Strange
Alanna Strange
Artemis –
Melee, Strength, TU (Starfire), CD: Switched Sides
Batman (BW) –
Intellect, Melee, Strength, TU (Sinestro), LT, CD: Saved The Linearverse
Booster Gold –
Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, Tech, Weapon, TU (Batman), CD: Saved The Linearverse
Doctor Light –
Absorb, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Intellect, Sense, Strength, TU (Starfire), LT, CD: Saved The Linearverse
Kamandi – Agility, Artifact, Energy, Gun, Melee, Weapon, TU (Doctor Light), LT, CD: Saved The Linearverse
Robin (DG)
Starfire – Deception, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Strength, TU (Doctor Light), CD: Saved The Linearverse
Steel – Blunt, Durability, Energy, Intellect, Strength, Weapon, TU (Superboy), LT, CD: Saved The Linearverse
Superman (CK) – Flight, Melee
Antagonist(s)
Cyborg Superman- Flight
OMAC –
Melee, TU (Sinestro) CD: Switched Sides,
Sinestro –
Artifact, Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Shield, Strength, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, Willpower, TU (Batman), LT, CD: Saved The Linearverse
Ultra-Humanite –
Melee, TU (Sinestro), CD: Switched Sides,
Sensational Wonder Woman #8 (7) 
Wonder Woman (DP) – Melee, Stealth, Strength, Tech, Vehicle, DA (Blue Snowman)
The Next Batman – Second Son #1 (9) 
Batman (JF) – Agility, Melee, Projectile, Stealth, Weapon, Vehicle, DA (Goons) 
Grifter (CC) 
Truth & Justice #8 (15)
Hellblazer (JC) – Artifact, Deception, Durability, Flames, Magic, TU (Papa Midnite) , DA (Mirror Demon)
Antagonist(s)
Papa Midnite – Blade, Durability, Flames, Magic, TU (Hellblazer), DA (Mirror Demon)



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