Weekly DC Review: October 29, 2021 (Week 43)

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Weekly Omissions- Batman/Fortnite: Foundations #1, DC Vs. Vampires #1

Hero Of The Week- In the final week of her 80th Anniversary celebratory month, Wonder Woman took Gold with 16 Points gathered in a Single Appearance, also giving her Performance Of The Week.

Antagonist Of The Week – This was a very villain heavy week, but the final fight for dominance would occur in the pages of Deathstroke Inc #2, where Slade Wilson would fight Hank Henshaw for the honor. The Cyborg Superman would best Slade in his own title, bringing in 10 Points while Slade only held 9.

Book Of The Week- It’s a blast from the past, as The Long Halloween returns to take Book Of The Week, with Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1 bringing in 38 Points over 7 Characters.

Welcome to the League – 2 Protagonists, 2 Antagonists: Guardian (Jim Harper), Hephaesteus (Amazons) Polka Dot Man (Abner Krill), The Gardener

WEEK 42 / WEEK 44

MONTH END STATS

TOP 10 HEROES

1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 717 Points (137 Appearances)
2.) Superman (Clark Kent) – 414 Points (75 Appearances)
3.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 393 Points (48 Appearances)
4.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 255 Points (57 Appearances)

5.) Superboy (Jonathan Kent) – 245 Points (39 Appearances)
6.) Robin (Damian Wayne) – 189 Points (42 Appearances)
7.) Catwoman (Selina Kyle) – 187 Points (29 Appearances)
8.) Batman (Jace Fox) – 182 Points (33 Appearances)
9.) Oracle (Barbara Gordon) – 179 Points (58 Appearances)
10.) Harley Quinn – 170 Points (36 Appearances)

Commentary: Batman breaks 700, Nightwing moves up 1 spot to take #4, the Super-sons reunite in the middle as Jonathan Kent moves down to 5th and Damian Wayne moves up 3 to 6th. Jason Todd falls out of Top 10 by a single point, with Harley Quinn making her way in. I’m predicting Wonder Woman to overtake Clark Kent for #2 by year’s end.

TOP 10 ANTAGONISTS


1.) Scarecrow – 92 Points (26 Appearances)
2.) Ghost Maker – 72 Points (11 Appearances)
3.) Black Adam – 72 Points (19 Appearances)
4.) Poison Ivy- 69 Points (18 Appearances)

5.) Amanda Waller – 65 Points (24 Appearances)
6.) The Joker – 63 Points (22 Appearances)
7.) Killer Croc – 61 Points (19 Appearances)
8.) Mr. Freeze – 56 Points (14 Appearances)
9.) Peacekeeper 01 – 55 Points (10 Appearances)
10.) Talia Al Ghul – 54 Points (17 Appearances)

Commentary: Amanda Waller moves up 3 into the Top 5 while Mr. Freeze also moves up 3 to #8. Clayface and Lex Luthor both find themselves out of the top 10, replaced by Peacekeeper 01 and Talia Al Ghul. Fear State remains the most important player in Antagonistic Competitiveness.

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

Aquaman/Green Arrow #1 (21)
Aquaman (AC) – Energy, Explosive, Flight, Intellect, Projectile, Sonics, Suit, Weapon, CD: Body Swapped, DA (Green Arrow)
Green Arrow (OQ) – Agility, Blade, Durability, Flight, Melee, Senses, Strength, Weapon, CD: Body Swapped
Aquaman: The Becoming #2 (20)
Aquaman (JH) – Agility, Blunt, Durability, Flight, Melee, Vehicle, Water Offensive, TU (Mera), DA (Atlanteans)
Aquawoman (AC) 
Mera – Deception, Espionage, Melee, Stealth, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Aquaman), LT
Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1 (38)
Batgirl (BG) – CD: Special Night Trick r Treating with Richard
Batman (BW) – Deception, Influence, Melee, Stealth, Suit, Tech, TU (Two-Face), LT, DA (Calendar Men)
Commissioner Gordon (JG) – Tech, CD: Arranges A Special Trick r Treat Night
Robin (DG) – Agility, Melee, Stealth, Tech, CD: Special Night Trick r Treating with Barbara, DA (Calendar Men)
Antagonist(s)
Calendar Man (JD)  – Gun, Tech, Weapon, LT
Solomon Grundy – Durability, Melee, TU (Two-Face), SC, DA (Calendar Men)
Two-Face (HD)  – Gun, Weapon, TU (Batman), SC
Checkmate #5 (26)
Colonel Trevor 
Director Bones – Gun, Melee, Weapon
Green Arrow (OQ) – Projectile, Weapon
Guardian – Shield Defensive
Manhunter (KS) – Blunt
Robin (DW) – Blade, Deception, Projectile
The Question (VS) – Melee
Wonder Twin (Jayna)
Wonder Twin (Zan)
Antagonist(s)
Malcolm Merlyn 
Manhutner (MS)– Teleport
Talia Al Ghul – Gun, Weapon
Deathstroke Inc. #2 (30)
Black Canary  – Flight, Melee, Sonics, Suit, Whip, LT, SC, DA (Robots)
Antagonist(s)
Cheetah – CD: Queen Cheetah
Cyborg Superman (HH) – Agility, Bionics, Creature, Flight, Intellect, Melee, Sense, Strength, Tech
Deathstroke (SW) – Blade, Durability, Flight, Melee, Suit, Weapon, SC, DA (Robots)
Detective Comics #1044 (13)
Batgirl (BG) – Computers
Batman (BW) – Intellect, Melee, Suit, Tech, Weapon
Batwoman (KK) – Blade, Melee, Projectile, DA (Magistrate Men)
Harley Quinn #8 (21)
Catwoman (SK) – Claws, Suit, Whip, TU (The Gardener) 
Harley Quinn (HQ) – Fourth Wall, Influence, Melee, Sense, TU (The Gardener) 
Antagonist(s)
Hugo Strange – Explosive, Tech
Poison Ivy – Ensnare, CD: Awakens 
The Gardener – Creature, Melee, TU (Catwoman)
Robin #7 (24)
Connor Hawke – Agility, Melee, DA (XXL)
Flatline – Agility, Melee, Speed, CD: Death, DA (Drenched)
Ravager (RW) – Blade, CD: Death, DA (Black Swan)
Robin (DW) – Agility, Deception, Durability, Melee, Sleuth, Strength, Whip, CD: Learns Mother Soul Is His Great Grandmother, DA (Respawn)
Task Force Z #1 (36)
Red Hood (JT) – Agility, Blunt, Influence, Melee, Weapon, LT, DA (Mr. Freeze)
Antagonist(s)
Arkham Knight – Blade, Claws, Durability, Weapon, DA (Freeze’s Goons)
Bane – Melee, Strength, Toxin, DA (Polka Dot Man) 
Man-Bat (KL)– Claws, Claws Offensive, Flight, Melee, DA (Freeze’s Goons)
Mr. Freeze – Ensnare, Gun, Ice, Melee, Toxin, Weapon, DA (Bane)
Polka Dot Man– Energy, Energy Offensive
Wonder Girl #8 (15)
Artemis 
Queen Hera
– LT
Wonder Girl (CS)
Wonder Girl (YF) – Blade, Creature, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Rage, Weapon, CD: Learns About How Her Mother’s Past Connects To Her Future
Antagonist(s)
Eros – Influence
Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #5 (25)
Hephaestus – Flames, Melee, Strength, DA (Drumos)
Phillipus – Influence
Queen Hippolyta – Tech 
Wonder Woman (DP) – Artifact, Blade, Crawl, Creature, Durability, Ensnare, Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip, DA (Belzebuth)


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