Weekly DC Review: May 27, 2022 (Week 21)

Help Support The Heroes We Love: You can purchase all DC Comics digitally through their digital app, or the Comixology service. So DC is the house the Bat sustains at this point. So let’s highlight some of the great Batman things. Joshua Williamson is doing an amazing callback to eras past with a combined Batman & Robin run. It’s a great technique we haven’t seen in a long time.

Weekly Omissions- Batman: Beyond The White Knight #3, Batman: Fortress #1, DC Vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

Hero Of The Week- Batman with 22 Points over 4 Appearances and Performance Of The Week with 10 Points in a Single Appearance. Every single week in April and May, Batman got Hero Of The Week. I’m tired.

Antagonist Of The WeekShadow War carries Deathstroke to an Antagonist Of The Week Performance,15 Points over 2 Appearances, at the expense of his life.

Book Of The Week- No Shadow War title? No Batman book? Fear Not, Robin #14 shall carry the Shadow War Event to Gold, bringing in 54 Points over 18 Characters.

Welcome to the League – 1 New Antagonist Added; Geo-Force (Brion Markov)

WEEK 20 / WEEK 22

TOP 10 HEROES
1.) Batman (Bruce Wayne) – 389 Points (69 Appearances)
2.) Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) – 160 Points (27 Appearances)
3.) Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – 160 Points (38 Appearances)
4.) Robin (Damian Wayne)/Superman (Clark Kent) – 103 Points (21 Appearances)
6.) Aquaman (Arthur Curry) – 101 Points (21 Appearances)
7.) Superman (Jonathan Kent) – 100 Points (16 Appearances)
8.) The Flash (Wally West) – 96 Points (20 Appearances)
9.) Oracle (Barbara Gordon) – 96 Points (36 Appearances)
10.) Aquaman (Jackson Hyde) – 77 Points (9 Appearances)

Commentary: More than half of the Top 10 is not Bat-Family! The Aqua-Family make the biggest gains, with Arthur moving from 9th to 6th, and Jackson entering the Top 10. Meanwhile Dick ties with Diana, and Damian ties with Clark, challenging the notion of the DC Trinity being anything but Bat-Family at this point.

TOP 10 ANTAGONISTS
1.) Black Adam – 68 Points (16 Appearances)
2.) Deathstroke – 64 Points (11 Appearances)
3.) Black Manta – 51 Points (9 Appearances)
4.) The Penguin – 46 Points (14 Appearances)
5.) Ghost Maker – 42 Points (10 Appearances)
6.) Peacemaker – 34 Points (9 Appearances)
7.) Mirror Master – 33 Points (10 Appearances)
8.) Solomon Grundy – 32 points (10 Appearances)
9.) Talia Al Ghul – 30 Points (10 Appearances)
10.) Rick Flagg – 29 Points (8 Appearances)

Commentary: The biggest upset this month is Ghost Maker charting at 5th place. With Suicide Squad coming to an end, Shadow War concluding, and Black Adam leaving the League, we shall see what the back half of the year holds for our Antagonists.

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

Action Comics #1043 (17)
Apollo 
Midnighter 
Steel (NI) – Energy, Energy Offensive, DA (Robots)
Superman (CK) – Blade, Intellect, LT, DA (Robots)
Antagonist(s)
Enchantress 
Manchester Black 
Mongul – Business, Melee, Strength
Aquamen #4 (43)
Aquaman (AC) – Flight, Strength, TU (Batwoman), SC
Aquaman (JH) – Flight, Senses, Water Offensive, Weapon, TU (Batwoman), LT, SC
Aquawoman (AC) – Flight
Batwoman (KK) – Ensnare, Swing, TU (Aquaman), DA (Criminals)
Mera – Flight, Senses, TU (Black Manta)
Mr. Terrific – Tech, TU (Aquaman)
Tempest – Flight, TU (Black Manta)
Tula – Flight, TU (Black Manta)
Antagonist(s)
Black Manta – Blade, Durability, Energy, Flight, Magic, Suit
Ocean Master – TU (Scavenger), LT
Deathstroke Inc. #9 (36)
Batman (BW) – Agility, Precision, Projectile
Batman (JO)
Dark Ranger
El Gaucho
Ravager – Influence, Weapon, LT
Robin (DW) – Sense
Wingman 
Antagonist(s)
Clown Hunter
Count Vertigo 
Deathstroke (SW) – Blade, Explosive, Influence, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, LT
Doctor Destiny
Ghost Maker – Blade, Melee
Girder 
Mother Soul 
Phobia 
Prometheus 
Respawn – Heal
Talia Al Ghul – LT
Detective Comics #1060 (17)
Batman (BW) – Computers, Durability, Investigation, Projectile, Sense, Suit, Tech, Vehicle, SC
Batwoman (KK)
Oracle (BG) – Investigation
Antagonist(s)
The Riddler (EN) – Influence, Intellect
Talia Al Ghul 
Harley Quinn #15 (15)
Batwoman (KK) – Durability, Influence, Melee, Suit, Swing, TU (Harley Quinn), LT
Harley Quinn – Blunt, Deception, Melee, TU (Batwoman)
Oracle (BG) – Stealth
Robin #14 (54)
Batman (BW) – Melee, Suit
Batman (JO) – Suit
Dark Ranger – Suit
El Gaucho – Suit
Geo-Force – Deception, Geokinesis, CD: Killed Ra’s Al Ghul
Ravager – Blade, Weapon, DA (Shadows)
Robin (DW) – Melee, LT
Wingman – Suit
Antagonist(s)
Count Vertigo – Sonics Offensive
Dark Archer – Projectile
Deathstroke (SW) – Blade, Gun, Melee, Strength, Weapon, CD: Death
Doctor Destiny – Telepathy Offensive
Ghost Maker – Blade, Suit
Girder  – Melee
Mother Soul 
Phobia – Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, DA (Shadows)
Prometheus – Blunt, Weapon
Talia Al Ghul – Blade, Durability, Weapon, Willpower, DA (Deathstroke)
Task Force Z #8 (36)
Batgirl (CC) – Intellect, Melee
Batman (BW) – Durability, Swing, Tech, Vehicle
Nightwing (DG) – Melee, Projectile, DA (Red Hood)
Oracle (BG) 
Red Hood (JT) – Blunt, Deception, Energy, Melee, Thief, Weapon
Robin (TD) – Melee
Antagonist(s)
Man-Bat – Heal
Mr. Bloom – Heal, Intellect, Toxin
Solomon Grundy – Melee, Projectile, Strength, DA (Cops)
Two-Face – Explosive, LT
Teen Titans Academy #15 (24)
Arsenal (RH) 
Beast Boy – Deception
Cyborg – Deception
Donna Troy 
Kid Flash (WW)
Nightwing (DG) 
Raven – Deception, Magic
Red Arrow 
Roundhouse 
Shazam (BB) – CD: Remains At The Pillar Of Eternity To Safeguard It
Starfire – Business
Tempest 
Antagonist(s)
Black Adam – Flight, Melee
Desaad – Tech
The Swamp Thing Season Two #13 (15)
Green Lantern (HJ) – Flight
King Of Cities – Energy, Sense, Telepathy
Swamp Thing (LK) – Appendage Offensive, Claws Off, Grow, Plants, Plants Off, Sense, Teleport, DA (Machine)


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