The superheroes of the big publishers are certainly powerful beings, but to what extent? We show you 12 feats that were performed by Marvel and DC characters
The world of superhero comics is full of beings with totally amazing powers and abilities: flying, having the strength to lift a bus over one’s head, controlling the weather, reading and manipulating minds… But, if we compare it with others In similar genres, such as manga where a character with minimal training can destroy entire islands with one punch, perhaps all of these incredible superpowers pale a bit due to always trying to maintain (even minimal) consistency with the laws of physics… or not?
There have been times when our beloved Marvel and DC characters have proven to have power unimaginable, capable of overshadowing the very gods.
These are the great feats performed by Marvel and DC characters that you may not have known about
Superman drags several planets
when we could see it: The Silver Age and in ‘All Star Superman’ #2 (2006)
How did it happen: Being able to drag the earth out of its orbit is an incredible feat, as we saw in ‘All Star Superman’ where in order to restore the earth’s orbit Superman, with the help of a harness created by Green Lantern, drags the entire earth ( about 6,000 trillion tons)… but dragging an entire solar system away from the orbit of a dying sun are already big words. Will the strength of the last son of Krypton have a limit?
Hulk destroys an asteroid twice the size of Earth
when we could see it: in ‘Marvel Comics Presents’ #52
How did it happen: Three young aliens, playing in space, inadvertently displace an asteroid twice the size of the earth from its orbit, and bring it closer to our planet. Helped by an anti-magnetic harness, the incredible Hulk destroys the asteroid… with a single punch.
Captain Atom creates a new universe and then destroys it
when we could see it: In the series ‘Captain Atom’ vol. 1
How did it happen: In the series it is revealed that Captain Atom gets his powers from the quantum field, which makes him capable of basically anything. He even created (and destroyed) universes with just a thought. Unfortunately (or fortunately) this power only lasted as long as said universe lasted, and the current Captain Atom is far less powerful.
Thor hits so hard he spawns a black hole
when we could see it: ‘Thor God of Thunder’ #2.
How did it happen: A young Thor is facing Gorr, the slayer of Gods, when seeing himself on equal terms he decides that he does not have to hold back any longer and attacks with all his might. The violence of the impact is such that it generates a black hole that swallows Gorr, and then chases him to continue fighting. Thor is also able to effortlessly escape the gravity of a black hole, from which not even light can escape.
Batman recovers from his broken back
when we could see it: The ‘Knightfall’ saga (‘The fall of the bat’)
How did it happen: In this Bane saga, after forcing Batman to face several villains who escaped from Arkham, he confronts the vigilante and breaks his back. Bruce then hands over the mantle of Batman to Azazel and begins a journey to recover and be able to move normally again. Thanks solely to his willpower, Batman not only manages to recover from his painful injury, but also months later he would face Bane again, defeating him.
Wolverine regenerates after losing his adamantium skeleton
when we could see it: In the saga ‘Fatal Attractions #5’ in ‘Wolverine’ #75
How did it happen: During said saga the X-Men face Magneto and his new allies, the Acolytes, in a fight that seems totally lost. At one point, Wolverine throws himself at Magneto willing to end the life of the master of magnetism… But he is also willing to go to the end and rips Logan’s adamantium from his bones through his skin.
Wolverine was not only able to recover from such torture, but by not having to fight the heavy metal infection in his blood, his healing factor was boosted like never before, regenerating wounds in seconds that would have been fatal before (or it would have taken him days to heal). ) as the loss of a limb or a vital organ.
Dark Phoenix devours several star systems
when we could see it: In the ‘Dark Phoenix Saga’
How did it happen: The Phoenix force is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel universe, if not the most powerful. Not only is it capable of surviving the destruction of the entire universe and being reborn endlessly (like the mythological animal that gives it its name), but it is also capable of consuming the energy of entire stars in a matter of seconds, causing chain reactions that They destroy your entire system. In the words of the Shiar themselves, the Dark Phoenix is capable of destroying the entire universe in a few moments.
Krona destroys several universes
when we could see it: En ‘JLA vs Avengers’ #1
How did it happen: Krona, one of the most powerful Guardians of the Universe, in his eternal search for answers about the origin of the universe, traveled from reality to reality until he reached Marvel, where he made a pact with the Grand Master and began the confrontation of the JLA against the Avengers . But before reaching the Marvel 616 universe, Krona ran into Arkon’s universe, Polemachus; and with the Crime Syndicate of America universe (with the evil versions of the Justice League) and, when he didn’t get the answers he was looking for, he destroyed both realities without a second thought.
Magneto reverses the magnetic poles of the earth
when we could see it: Again, in the ‘Fatal Attractions’ saga
How did it happen: Magneto is an Omega class mutant (capable of manipulating energy at its most basic level) who has always been torn between being the genocidal oppressor he feared in his childhood and the savior of his race he wants to be. However, when he loses hope in humanity and in most mutants, he chooses a few to save and sets out to destroy the earth by reversing its magnetic poles, a task he performs with great effort but luckily is stopped in time by the X-men. In the same saga he even emits an electromagnetic pulse so strong on earth that it destroys all electrical devices.
Wolf causes the genocide of his entire race
when we could see it: In the series ‘Lobo: The Last Czarnian’
How did it happen: Just for fun, in a history class, he released a horde of flying scorpions that practically exterminated his entire race (he only exterminated the others). For said work he gave himself an A.
Spiderman calmed down the Hulk… with a joke
when we could see it: In the comic ‘Spider-man Family’ #9
How did it happen: Not all feats, even amazing ones, are as epic as the ones above. Although he had some help from a sedative gas, Spider-Man was able to calm the Hulk back into his Bruce Banner form simply by telling him a “Knock Knock” joke.
Flash gives himself the powers
when we could see it: In the saga ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’
How did it happen: After sacrificing himself to stop the Anti-Monitor’s plans, Barry is unable to slow down and transforms into a bolt of pure energy that travels through time to the past, colliding with his own self in the lab and turning him into The Flash. . So Barry traveled back in time to become the lightning bolt that gave Barry his powers… now that’s a paradox.
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