Weekly DC Review: April 29, 2022 (Week 17)

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Weekly Omissions- Batman: Beyond The White Knight #2, Dark Knights Of Steel #6, Rogues #2,

Hero Of The Week- Batman scored Protagonist Of The Week every week in April. This week was his best performance with 29 Points over 5 Appearances. Performance Of The Week was a tie between Green Arrow and Martian Manhunter, who both brought in 13 Points in a single Appearance.

Antagonist Of The Week – It was a battle between the Old Gods and the New Gods, with Pariah and Black Adam going at it. While Black Adam brought in 11 Points in 2 Appearances, Pariah brought in 12 Points in a single Appearance.

Book Of The Week- We had our first massive book of the year, with Justice League #75, “The Death Of The Justice League” brought in 179 Points over 46 different Characters. I’m already dreading Dark Crisis from a FCL perspective.

Welcome to the League – One New Antagonist Added: Black Lantern (Nekron)

WEEK 16 / WEEK 18

TOP 10 HEROES
1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 307 Points (54 Appearances)
2.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 138 Points (22 Appearances)
3.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 138 Points (33 Appearances)
4.) Robin (Damian Wayne) – 82 Points (17 Appearances)
5.) Superman (Clark Kent) – 81 Points (18 Appearances)
6.) Superman (Jonathan Kent) – 78 Points (13 Appearances)
7.) The Flash (Wally West) – 78 Points (18 Appearances)
8.) Oracle (Barbara Gordon) – 75 Points (30 Appearances)
9.) Aquaman (Arthur Curry) – 71 Points (16 Appearances)
10.) Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) – 67 Points (15 Appearances)

Commentary: Half of the Top 10 isn’t Bat-Family! Wonder Woman made big gains, but Damian jumped up 5 Places from 9th to 4th overall. The Flash also moved up by 3 Places, while both Supermen and Aquaman did some slight shifting around. This was a weak month for Bat-Family though, so we’ll see how many stick around in May.

TOP 10 ANTAGONISTS
1.) Black Adam – 63 Points (14 Appearances)
2.) Black Manta – 43 Points (7 Appearances)
3.) Deathstroke – 38 Points (7 Appearances)
4.) The Penguin – 37 Points (18 Appearances)
5.) Peacemaker – 30 Points (8 Appearances)
6.) Bloodsport – 28 Points (8 Appearances)
7.) Ultraman – 27 Points (3 Appearances)
8.) Mirror Master – 26 Points (8 Appearances)
9.) Psycho Pirate – 26 Points (10 Appearances)
10.) Match – 25 Points (6 Appearances)

Commentary: Psycho Pirate and Match fell considerably, while nearly everyone else made gains. Deathstroke came from just outside the Top 10 to the #3 place thanks to Shadow War, which caused the biggest upsets this month. Psycho Pirate remains the surprise performing on the villain side, continuing his streak of Appearances in Flashpoint Beyond now.

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

Action Comics #1042 (39)
Martian Manhunter – Energy Offensive, Flight, Heal, Intangibility, Intellect, Melee, Morph, Stealth, Strength, Telepathy, Willpower, DA (Criminals)
Midnighter – Blade
Steel (JI) – Intellect, Tech
Steel (NI) – Weapon
Superman (CK) – Durability, Melee, Strength, Tech, Weapon, DA (Badoons)
Superman (JK) – Flight
Antagonist(s)
Mongul – Creature, Melee, Strength
OMAC – Durability, Energy, Melee, Strength, Suit
Aquaman/Green Arrow #7 (24)
Aquaman (AC) – Durability, Ensnare, Flight, Melee, Strength, Water, Water Offensive, DA (General Anderton), CD: Restored Time Line
Green Arrow (OQ) – Blunt, Durability, Flight, Influence, Precision, Projectile, Suit, Tech, Weapon, LT, CD: Restored The Time Line, DA (Dinosaurs), 
Aquamen #3 (44)
Aqualass
Aquaman (AC)
– Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, TU (Mera)
Aquaman (JH) – Durability, Flight, Investigation, Stealth, Strength, Tech, Water, Water Defensive, TU (Batwoman), SC
Batwoman (KK) – Ensnare, Melee, Stealth, Tech, Whip, TU (Aquaman), DA (Atlantean Sleeper)
Frankenstein – Blade
Queen Mera – Deception, Ensnare, Flight, Investigation, Water, TU (Black Adam)
Tempest – Influence
Antagonist(s)
Black Manta – Energy Defensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Mera)
Ocean Master 
Deathstroke Inc #8 (29)
Batman (BW) – Melee
Ravager – Blade, TU (Robin)
Robin (DW) – Melee, Swing, TU (Ravager)
Antagonist(s)
Count Vertigo – Sonics
Deathstroke (SW) – Explosive, Precision, Projectile
Malcolm Merlyn – Projectile
Phobia (Angela Hawkins) 
Prometheus – Suit
Raptor– Influence
Respawn – Precision, Projectile, Weapon
Sharpnel
Talia Al Ghul – LT
Detective Comics #1059 (14)
Batman (BW) – Computers, Durability, Influence, Intellect, Investigation, Stealth, Suit, Tech, SC
Oracle (BG)
Antagonist(s)
The Riddler – Intellect, Tech
Harley Quinn #14 (12)
Batwoman (KK) – Durability, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Tech
Harley Quinn – Melee, Thief, Weapon
Oracle (BG) – Investigation
Justice League #75 (179)
Aquaman (AC) – Blade, Flight, Melee, Weapon, TU (Justice League Incarnate), CD: Death
Aquaman (JH) – Flight
Batman (BW) – Projectile, Weapon, TU (Justice League Incarnate), CD: Death
Black Canary – Sonics, Sonics Offensive, Strength, TU (Justice League Incarnate)
Captain Carrot – TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Detective Chimp – Computers
Dino-Cop – TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Doctor Multiverse – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Teleport, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Donna Troy
Firestorm
Ganthet 
Green Arrow (OQ) –Explosive, Precision, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Justice League Incarnate), CD: Death
Green Lantern (JS) – Cosmic, Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Gun, Sense, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Hawkgirl (KS) – Blunt, Flight, Weapon, TU (Justice League Incarnate), CD: Death
Hera
Highfather

Martian Manhunter – Flight, Morph, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Mary Marvel – TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Naomi
Phantom Stranger

President Superman (CE) – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Justice League), LT, CD: Death
Queen Aquawoman – Blade, Melee, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Superman (CK) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Justice League Incarnate), LT, CD: Death
Superman (JK) – Flight
The Flash (AH) – Melee, Speed, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
The Flash (WW)
The Spectre – Energy Offensive, Grow, CD: Becomes The Spirit Of Darkness, DA (Green Lantern)
The Wizard
Thunderer  – Lightning, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Wonder Girl (CS)
Wonder Woman (DP) – Blade, Flight, Shield, Shield Defensive, TU (Justice League Incarnate), CD: Death 
Zatanna – Magic Offensive, TU (Justice League), CD: Death
Antagonist(s)
Ares – Blade, Weapon, CD: Joins The Dark Army
Black Adam – Durability, Elements, Flight, Lightning, Melee, Strength, Teleport
Clownhunter
Darkseid – Durability, Energy Offensive, Melee, Strength, CD: Joins Dark Army
Doomsday – Durability, Melee, Strength, CD: Joins Dark Army, DA (Green Arrow)
Eclipso – Blade, Melee, Weapon, CD: Joins The Dark Army
Ghost Maker
Lex Luthor
Nekron –
Blade, Weapon, CD: Joins The Dark Army
Neron – Energy, Energy Offensive, CD: Joins The Dark Army
Pariah –Computers, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Possession, Reality, Strength, Tech, LT, DA (Justice League)
Upside Down Man – Durability, Flight, CD: Joins The Dark Army
Vandal Savage 
Robin #13 (51)
Batman (BW) – Ensnare, Suit, Swing, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Robin) LT, SC
Oracle (BG) – Computers, Investigation
Ravager – Blade, Durability, Melee
Robin (DW) – Agility, Blunt, Durability, Influence, Melee, Swing, Tech, Weapon, TU (Batman), SC, CD: Learns He Has A Brother
Antagonist(s)
Clown Hunter – Weapon, TU (Batman), DA (Assassin)
Deathstroke – Blade, Durability, Explosive, Melee, LT
Ghost Maker – Weapon, TU (Batman), DA (Assassins)
Prometheus – Melee, Weapon
Respawn – Agility, Durability, Influence, Whip
Teen Titan Academy #14 (22)
Arsenal
Beast Boy – CD: Ends Relationship With Rachel
Bunker 
Cyborg – CD: Bonded To Beast Boy
Donna Troy 
Kid Flash – CD: Graduation
Nightwing (DG)
Raven – Influence, CD: Relationship Ended With Garfield
Red Arrow (EQ) – CD: Graduation
Roundhouse – CD: Graduation
Starfire – Business
Tempest
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Flight, Lightning
The Joker #14 (21)
Batman (BW) – Stealth
Jim Gordon – Deception, Melee, Weapon, TU (Court Of Owls)
Oracle (BG)
Antagonist(s)
Bane – Influence, Melee, Strength
Punchline – Durability, Influence, Melee, Toxin
The Joker
Vengeance – Durability, Melee
The Swamp Thing #12 (16)
King Of Cities – Intellect, Melee, Sense, Strength, DA (Mechanical Zombies)
Swamp Thing (LK) – Blade, Heal, Melee, Plants, Sense, Strength, Teleport, CD: Starts Relationship With Jennifer Reece, DA (Rotted Plants)
Trial Of The Amazons #2 (49)
Artemis – Blade, Weapon
Atalanta – Absorb, Blade, Magic, Weapon, CD: Sacrified Herself To Seal Doom’s Doorway, DA (Chaos)
Donna Troy – Flight, Weapon
Philippus – Ensnare, Flight, Suit, Weapon
Queen Faruka – Artifact, Durability, Melee, Shield Defensive, Weapon, LT
Queen Nubia – Artifact, Melee, Weapon, Whip, LT, CD: Accepted As Queen Of All Amazons
Wonder Girl (CS) – Flight, Sense
Wonder Girl (YF) – Blade, Creature, Strength, CD: Crowned Wonder Girl
Wonder Woman (DP) – Blade, Influence, Melee, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Strength, Weapon, LT


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