Weekly DC Review: February 25, 2022 (Week 08)

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Weekly Omissions- Batman Vs. Bigby: A Wolf In Gotham #6, DC vs. Vampires #5, Hardware: Season One #4, The Human Target #5

Hero Of The Week- In a Bat-lite week, DC allows other to shine. And unsurprisingly, with his movie drawing nearer, it is Arthur Curry who takes Hero Of The Week. Aquaman brought in 16 Points over 2 Appearances. Gotham is never far from the spotlight though, as Selina Kyle took Performance Of The Week, bringing in 15 Points over a single Appearance.

Antagonist Of The Week – Much like his Antagonistic Protagonist counterpart, Black Manta takes Antagonist Of The Week, bringing in 12 Points over a single Appearance.

Book Of The Week- It was a really tight race at the top, but Deathstroke’s newly minted villain army brought him victory by a single point; Deathstroke Inc. #6 brought in 43 Points over 17 Characters.

Welcome to the League – 3 New Antagonists Added: Mother Soul (Ruh Al Ghul), Phobia (Angela Hawkins), Sharpnel (Mark Scheffer)

WEEK 7 / WEEK 9

TOP 10 HEROES
1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 120 Points, 25 Appearances
2.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 69 Points, 19 Appearances
3.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 55 Points, 9 Appearances
4.) Superman (Jonathan Kent) – 51 Points, 7 Appearances
5.) Aquaman (Arthur Curry) – 50 Points, 12 Appearances
6.) Aquaman (Jackson Hyde) – 46 Points, 5 Appearances
7.) Superman (Clark Kent) – 40 Points, 12 Appearances
8.) Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) – 38 Points, 9 Appearances
9.) Robin (Damian Wayne) – 37 Points, 8 Appearances
10.) Oracle (Barbara Gordon) – 36 Points, 15 Appearances

Commentary: Clark is #7 after sitting at #2 for the entirity of 2021, Aquaman is in the Top 5 (with his protégé Aquaman having the best Performance per Appearances), and Cassandra Cain is the best amongst the B Tier Bat-Family. This is a pretty cool Top 10.

TOP 10 ANTAGONISTS
1.) Black Adam – 34 Points, 8 Appearances
2.) Black Manta – 31 Points, 5 Appearances
3.) Psycho Pirate – 19 Points, 5 Appearances
4.) Solomon Grundy – 19 Points, 7 Appearances
5.) King Shark – 15 Points, 2 Appearances
6.) Peacemaker – 15 Points, 4 Appearances
7.) Deathstroke – 14 Points, 2 Appearances
8.) Darkseid/Manchester Black/Match/Mr. Bloom/Ra’s Al Ghul – 13 Points, 2 Appearances

Commentary: None of the big names are on this list, except for Darkseid (who is at the bottom). Darkseid is tied with Manchester Black for last place in the Top 10. Solomon Grundy on the other hand is having a great year, getting around quite a bit.

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

Action Comics #1040 (22)
Martian Manhunter – Creature, Heal, Melee, Morph, Strength, Telepathy Offensive, DA (Trapp)
Superman (CK) – Absorb, Influence, Melee, Senses, Speed, Strength
Steel (NI)
Antagonist(s)
Mongul – Blunt, Energy, Weapon
OMAC – Melee
Aquaman/Green Arrow: Deep Target #5 (13)
Aquaman (AC) – Crawl, Ensnare, Projectile, Weapon, TU (General Anderton), CD: Restored To Proper Body
Green Arrow (OQ) – Crawl, Melee, Strength, TU (General Anderton), CD: Restored To Proper Body
Aquamen #1 (38)
Aquaman (AC) – Blade, Creature, Flight, Telepathy, Water, Weapon, TU (Black Manta), SC
Aquaman (JH) – Agility, Blade, Durability, Flight, Melee, Rage, Strength, Water, Water Defensive
Raven – Computers
Antagonist(s)
Black Manta – Computers, Durability, Energy, Ensnare, Melee, Suit, Vehicle, Whip, TU (Aquaman), SC, DA (Atlantean Sleeper)
Ocean Master – Blade, Creature, Melee, Weapon
Blue & Gold #6 (18)
Blue Beetle (JR)
Blue Beetle (TK) – Agility, Blade, Energy, Intellect, Melee, Weapon
Booster Gold – Agility, Blade, Energy, Melee, Weapon
Rip Hunter – Teleport, Temporal, LT
Catwoman #40 (16)
Catwoman (SK) – Agility, Claws, Crawl, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Stealth, Suit, Swing, Tech, Vehicle, Whip, LT, DA (Black Mask’s Goons)
Antagonist(s)
Black Mask
Deathstroke Inc. #6 #X (43)
Black Canary – Durability, Melee, Sonics Offensive
Detective Chimp – Investigation
Green Arrow (OQ) – Vehicle, Weapon
Hawkgirl (KS) – Flight, Melee, Strength
Naomi – Flight, Melee, Strength
Oracle (BG) – Computers
Ravager
The Flash (WW) – Speed
Wonder Woman (DP) – Flight, Melee, Strength
Zatanna – Magic
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Flight, Melee, Strength
Count Vertigo
Deathstroke – Gun, LT, CD: Starts Deathstroke Inc., DA (Monocle)
Doctor Destiny
Phobia (Angela Hawkins)
Prometheus 
Shrapnel (Mark Scheffer) – Projectile
Detective Comics #1054 (35)
Batgirl (CC) – Melee, DA (Party Crashers)
Batman (BW) – LT
Batman (JV) – Gun, Melee, Projectile
Batwoman (KK) – LT
Huntress (HB)
Nightwing (DG) – Melee
Oracle (BG)– Computers
Robin (TD) – Agility, Influence, Melee, Stealth
Spoiler (SB) – Agility, Explosive, Melee, Stealth, DA (Party-Crashers)
Antagonist(s)
Anarky – Flames
Mr. Freeze
Psycho Pirate – Influence, Telepathy
The Penguin – LT
Harley Quinn #12 (13)
Harley Quinn – Crawl, Influence, Melee, Weapon, TU (Solomon Grundy), DA (Killer Robots)
Antagonist(s)
Solomon Grundy – Heal, Melee, Strength, TU (Harley Quinn), DA (Killer Robots)
Robin #11 (30)
Connor Hawke – Agility, Melee, Sense, DA (Shadows)
Flatline – Agility, Blade, Melee, Weapon, CD: First Kiss With Damian, DA (Shadows)
Ravager
Robin (DW) – Melee, LT, CD: First Kiss With Nika, DA (Shadows)
Antagonist(s)
Lady Shiva
Lady Vic – CD: Joins League Of Shadows
Ra’s Al Ghul – Blade, LT
Respawn
Mother Soul (Ruh Al Ghul) – Claws
Talia Al Ghul – Business, LT
Task Force Z #5 (42)
Red Hood (JT) – Blunt, Durability, Energy, Melee, LT
Antagonist(s)
Amanda Waller – LT
Arkham Knight –Blade, Melee
Bane – Heal
Deadshot – Gun, Strength, Weapon, Willpower
KGBeast – Bionics, Blade, Gun, Melee, Weapon, DA (Goons)
Man-Bat– Claws, Flight, Melee, 
Mr. Bloom – Influence, Stealth
Mr. Freeze – Weapon
Solomon Grundy – Melee, Strength, DA (Man-Bat)
Two-Face 
Victor Zsasz – Melee, DA (Deadshot)
Teen Titans Academy #12 (17)
Beast Boy 
Bunker – Energy
Cyborg – Energy Defensive
Donna Troy – Flight, Strength
Nightwing (DG) – LT
Raven – Strength, Teleport
Starfire – Flight, Influence, Strength
Wonder Woman: Evolution #4 (07)
Wonder Woman (DP) – Blade, Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon, Willpower


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