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The Best Battles In Comics This Week: 1-15-16

Fights from SECRET WARS #9, BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2, and BIRTHRIGHT #13 are featured.

Comics often feature huge fights with superheroes against supervillains. Sometimes we even have superheroes fighting other superheroes. Get ready to cheer and possibly cringe at the brutal punches being thrown in this week's selection of best battles.

There will be some spoilers below!

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SECRET WARS #9

(By Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, and Ive Svorcina)

The heroes on Battleworld are ready to put an end to Doctor Doom's reign as a god. Black Panther and Namor prepare to take him on. How do you fight a god? T'Challa managed to get an Infinity Gauntlet and uses it to transform Doom into glass.

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Namor follows this by throwing his trident at Doom and shatters his body. Both Namor and Panther know it's not that easy. Doom uses the powers he obtained to reform himself.

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With Doom able to reform himself so easily, Namor is unable to do much when Doom retaliates. Panther manages to block Doom's blast and the two prepare to fight as gods.

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The fight rages on. It almost appear they are evenly matched. Doom soon turns the tables. He makes it clear that T'Challa's actions haven't accomplished anything. Did Black Panther really think he could defeat God Doom?

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As Doom points out how much of a fool T'Challa must be for thinking he could defeat him, he notices he's smiling up at him. This was all a distraction. Doom will have to continue the fight against Reed Richards.

BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2

(By James Tynion IV, Freddie E. Williams II, and Jeremy Colwell)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are in a strange world trying to fight Shredder and the Foot Clan. In this world, they encounter a man dressed as a bat. As we often see in comics, a fight soon begins when Batman wonders what these giant turtles are doing in his city.

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The four turtles attack Batman at once. He manages to dodge their blows, grabs one of Raphael's sai, and signals the Batmobile to shock him. Michelangelo comes at Batman and tells him to think fast.

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Donatello is also taken out quickly. Leonardo charges toward Batman with his swords. He's not happy at seeing his brothers get knocked around.

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Luckily for Leonardo, Master Splinter arrives to put a stop to all this. What will Batman think of a giant talking rat?

BIRTHRIGHT #13

(By Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas)

Mikey is back in his homeworld after spending years in another dimension on Terranos. Trying to escape dark forces, they continue to follow him over and attack.

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The fight was contained in a deserted area but it soon moves to the streets. Mikey isn't concerned about civilians witnessing the execution of his attacker. Mikey doesn't even flinch at his attacker's mystical swords.

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Ready to complete another part of his mission to rid the world of this evil, he prepares for the final blow, he gets a little surprise.

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It's not a physical attack but one that cuts into his soul. The attacker continues slashing at him and Mikey is unable to defend himself. You know there's no way this is the end for Mikey but it's definitely not looking good for him.

That's all the time we have for this week. Thanks to Imperviousand Bamz2Bluntz for their suggestions.

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What are your top three fights from this latest round of new comics? Support what you love and tell the world below. Also,don't forget to make nominations every week in this thread, especially if you feel we missed a great battle. If you're sad we missed one, speak up next week! You can even make suggestions via Twitter and use the hashtag #CVBattles.

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Posted By martinceld

so God Doom>Infinity gauntlet??? Where did his powers come from anyway

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Posted By comicace3

The infinity war fight was epic

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Edited By galeme

@martinceld said:

so God Doom>Infinity gauntlet??? Where did his powers come from anyway

His powers come from Beyonders and Beyonders > Infinity gauntlet imo.

Batman vs TMNT is perfect.

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Posted By justice teen

The living tribunal was supposed to be the 2nd mos powerful being in the marvel MULTIVERSE and the beyonders killed him, then proceeded to destroy the multiverse. Where was the one above all during this?

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Posted By KritikalMassX

And to think, this may be one of the last few times we'll get to see Namor.

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Edited By Ultimate_Knight

Batman fight was great. Makes me wish it lasted an entire issue. I can no longer recall a single issue that is a fight from page one up to the end.

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Posted By galeme
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Posted By kcomicfan

Great fights this week.

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Posted By TheExile285

Almost tempted to buy SW #9 to see how Reed beats Doom.

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Posted By Sirfizwhiz

@ready_4_madness: No. The TMNT were having issues with their own bodies in DC Universe, and Master Splinter ends up stalemating Batman lol. Master Splinter also out stealth Batman, following him to his cave.

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Posted By NeonGameWave

Really cool fights and really awesome comics!

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Posted By sinikettu

Secret wares... hehe that typo made me smile.

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Posted By starrk_coyote

@justiceteen: easy, he was sleeping in the midst of all this :D

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Edited By jashro44

@ready_4_madness: No. The TMNT were having issues with their own bodies in DC Universe, and Master Splinter ends up stalemating Batman lol. Master Splinter also out stealth Batman, following him to his cave.

They were stated to be slowly losing their mutation but they never exhibited any symptoms to imply they were hindered as of yet IIRC (I'd need to reread both issues to be sure). As for Splinter and batman they fought for a page and Splinter threw a smoke bomb and fled, so its not like it was a stalemate where they were both knocked out, it was a stalemate in the sense the fight never concluded. Not to mention Leo said he has never seen anyone fight like batman, except for maybe shredder, and than stated Bruce was actually just analyzing them and wasn't going full out.

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Edited By the_stegman

Drugged Clark Kent vs Deathstroke.

Superman : American Alien

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

@jashro44:

They were stated to be slowly losing their mutation but they never exhibited any symptoms to imply they were hindered as of yet IIRC (I'd need to reread both issues to be sure).

If your slowly losing your superhuman stats, its a factor. They simply were not 100% no matter how you slice it.

As for Splinter and batman they fought for a page and Splinter threw a smoke bomb and fled, so its not like it was a stalemate where they were both knocked out, it was a stalemate in the sense the fight never concluded.

Thats a stalemate, and smoking out Batman with his own gimmik is a plus for Splinter.

Not to mention Leo said he has never seen anyone fight like batman, except formaybe shredder, and than stated Bruce was actually just analyzing them and wasn't going full out.

The Turtles going all out with their morals on attitude? Nope. Were they even 100% at all? Nope. Would the Mirage Turtles kicked Batman's ass? Yup :)

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Everybody should be reading Birthright!

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@jashro44: You seem far more reliable. Did they comment on losing their superhuman ability during the fight? Did they show any signs at all? Batman doesn't even look like he's trying. And did he and Splinter even fight? Throwing down a smoke bomb isn't really a fight if so...nor is it out stealthing him.

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@galeme said:
@martinceld said:

so God Doom>Infinity gauntlet??? Where did his powers come from anyway

His powers come from Beyonders and Beyonders > Infinity gauntlet imo.

Batman vs TMNT is perfect.

He could only handle a fraction of that power.MM had all the beyonders power. That is why Reed went to him to stop Doom.MM even cut doom off the power an let him an reed fight. That is why Doom cannot do everything he wants like fix his face or know everything.

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@sirfizzwhizz:

If your slowly losing your superhuman stats, its a factor. They simply were not 100% no matter how you slice it.

Can you actually prove it made a significant/meaningful difference? Did you even read the issue?

Thats a stalemate, and smoking out Batman with his own gimmik is a plus for Splinter.

OK so? The "fight" lasted like 10 seconds and it never concluded.....A 10 second fight isn't the be all end all. Just because batman (while he was analyzing and testing them) didn't wreck Splinter in one page doesn't mean they are equals. Honestly did anyone expect Batman to beat Splinter in one page? I don't read the IDW Turtles comics, but I am guessing Splinter is more impressive than that. I have to assume you aren't giving Splinter enough credit and don't have faith in his feats, if you are going to cling to this and argue that Splinter is batmans equal just based on this.

Splinter using the flash bang on batman was impressive.

The Turtles going all out with their morals on attitude? Nope.

Why does it matter if the Turtles held back due to morals? So did batman....Leo even made note of this. The turtles weren't analyzing batman and fighting him "like a detective". Bruce was literally just testing them according to Leo....

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So basically while batman is just testing the turtles he is comparable to Shredder...Who is only "maybe" like batman.....

Were they even 100% at all? Nope.

They were most likely 95% at least....Using the information we currently have (this can obviously change in the upcoming issues). Hell there is actually no proof to say there stats have even been affected. Its an assumption as things stand.

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

@jashro44:

Can you actually prove it made a significant meaningful difference? Did you even read the issue?

I looked it over at the shop last night.

OK so? The "fight" lasted like 10 seconds and it never concluded.....A 10 second fight isn't the be all end all. Just because batman (while he was analyzing and testing them) didn't wreck Splinter in one page doesn't mean they are equals. Honestly did anyone expect Batman to beat Splinter in one page?

Fug Newtons no.

I don't read the IDW Turtles comics, but I am guessing Splinter is more impressive than that. I have to assume you aren't giving Splinter enough credit and don't have faith in his feats, if you are going to cling to this and argue that Splinter is batmans equal just based on this.

Say what? Splinter > IDW Turtles. So he should do better.

Splinter using the flash bang on batman was impressive.

Yes, and ironic.

Why does it matter if the Turtles held back due to morals? So did batman....Leo even made note of this. The turtles weren't analyzing batman and fighting him "like a detective". Bruce was literally just testing them according to Leo....

So basically while batman is just testing the turtles he is comparable to Shredder...Who is only "maybe" like batman.....

Un true. leo said "Shredder maybe" nothing that Batman was better or even on par with Shredder. Just the closest example. Again the Turtles are stated not 100% anyway.

They were most likely 95% at least....Using the information we currently have (this can obviously change in the upcoming issues). Hell there is actually no proof to say there stats have even been affected. Its an assumption as things stand.

Its a assumption with that statement made period they were at their best.

Mirage turtles would have still wrecked.

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@the_stegman said:

Drugged Clark Kent vs Deathstroke.

Superman : American Alien

That is so awesome!

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@blacklegraph said:
@the_stegman said:

Drugged Clark Kent vs Deathstroke.

Superman : American Alien

That is so awesome!

Is that canon?

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Posted By galeme

Batman was holding back. He was just trying to figure it out who they are. And Master Splinter just run away. It is not definitely a stalemate.

Also Leo said he never fought with anyone like him, Shredder maybe. Even with the full power of Turtles, i don't think they will against Batman.

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Posted By the_stegman

@sirfizzwhizz: I don't know if it's canon or not. It's a mini series Max Landis is doing.

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Posted By jashro44

@sirfizzwhizz:

Un true. leo said "Shredder maybe" nothing that Batman was better or even on par with Shredder. Just the closest example. Again the Turtles are stated not 100% anyway.

"I've never seen someone fight like him....Maybe Shredder...." Leo flat out said the only person he's fought who's even at a similar level to batman is shredder. And even than only "maybe"....Not to mention Leo stated during the fight that batman was on another level than the turtles, and that they needed to attack him at the same time to stand a chance. But when they tried that Bruce just used there numbers against them.

And no the turtles were not stated to be below peak capacity. It was stated that they are going to revert to their natural state eventually. Show me one statement which actually says they weren't at there best. That is speculation currently. It wouldn't surprise me if that was the case but its not a fact yet.

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@galeme said:

Batman was holding back. He was just trying to figure it out who they are. And Master Splinter just run away. It is not definitely a stalemate.

Also Leo said he never fought with anyone like him, Shredder maybe. Even with the full power of Turtles, i don't think they will against Batman.

Yeah because Batman is so unbeatable... until he runs into a slight meta human and gets own without resorting to tech abuse and plot device.

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

@jashro44:

"I've never seen someone fight like him....Maybe Shredder...." Leo flat out said the only person he's fought who's even at a similar level to batman is shredder. And even than only "maybe"....Not to mention Leo stated during the fight that batman was on another level than the turtles, and that they needed to attack him at the same time to stand a chance. But when they tried that Bruce just used there numbers against them.

Your reading into the statement than myself. Thats the problem. To you the statement makes it sound like Batman is better and Shredder being close, to me the opposite.

And no the turtles were not stated to be below peak capacity. It was stated that they are going to revert to their natural state eventually. Show me one statement which actually says they weren't at there best. That is speculation currently. It wouldn't surprise me if that was the case but its not a fact yet.

Show me one scan they were not at their best. I can show you the scan that they were reverting to weaker forms, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS STATED TO BE HAPPENING!

lol.

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Posted By galeme

Lol so much Bat-hater on this thread. Time to fly away.

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Posted By jashro44

@sirfizzwhizz:

Your reading into the statement than myself. Thats the problem. To you the statement makes it sound like Batman is better and Shredder being close, to me the opposite.

I literally quoted the exact statement. How you can interpret it as the opposite is beyond me.

Show me one scan they were not at their best.

I don't need to prove a negative.

I can show you the scan that they were reverting to weaker forms,BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS STATED TO BE HAPPENING!

No you can show me a scan where it is stated they have begun to revert back to there original state. You can't show me proof it hindered them during the fight in a significant fashion.

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Posted By Marco_Alonso

So turtles too weak or batman too strong.

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

@jashro44:

No you can show me a scan where it is stated they have begun to revert back to there original state. You can't show me proof it hindered them during the fight in a significant fashion.

Pretty ignorant no? They are reverting because they are not in their universe. Why would the revert process be time delay, happen only after much time pass instead happen soon they entered the universe of Batman?

Which is more logical? Thats what I thought.

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Posted By nappystr8

I don't know about the writing, but the art on Batman v TMNT looks a lot better than I expected. I might have to get caught up on this miniseries.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

We've got ourselves a strawman here.

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Everybody should be reading Birthright!

Agreed, but they are all too busy whining and complaining about everything that's wrong with DC and Marvel comics while continuing to buy them and hoping it's all going to suddenly change.

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Posted By greeneagle
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Posted By jashro44

@jashro44:

No you can show me a scan where it is stated they have begun to revert back to there original state. You can't show me proof it hindered them during the fight in a significant fashion.

Pretty ignorant no? They are reverting because they are not in their universe. Why would the revert process be time delay, happen only after much time pass instead happen soon they entered the universe of Batman?

Which is more logical? Thats what I thought.

I never said the reverting process was delayed. There still in there mutant form and they haven't actually commented on any noticeable side effects like weakness or fatigue or anything like that. Obviously they have begun to revert but there is no indication there physical capabilities have actually been affected yet. The process is obviously not instantaneous so its not like they were just instantly weakened when they stepped into the DCU.

If you were arguing its possible they could be weakened I would understand but its not a fact yet.

@jashro44: You seem far more reliable. Did they comment on losing their superhuman ability during the fight? Did they show any signs at all? Batman doesn't even look like he's trying. And did he and Splinter even fight? Throwing down a smoke bomb isn't really a fight if so...nor is it out stealthing him.

I missed your comment some how so sorry. If you want to look at the fight, and splinter sneaking up on batman (which did also happen later in the comic) I uploaded scans here:

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles-7/does-batman-always-win-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-1457796/?page=3

Anyways this is what Cadence is talking about in regards to the turtles "being weakened":

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Honestly its not impossible to assume the Turtles have gotten weaker my issue is Cadences initial comment was this:

No. The TMNT were having issues with their own bodies in DC Universe, and Master Splinter ends up stalemating Batman lol. Master Splinter also out stealth Batman, following him to his cave.

They have not yet shown issues with there bodies. All though there mutegen is being effected it can't really be proven for sure that they have started to get weakened. In fact the turtles weren't even aware of this until Splinter sneaked into Wayne enterprises and found this out which would imply they haven't felt any affects yet.

I don't mind if people are saying its something to at least consider but it shouldn't be promoted as a fact yet. Way to early.

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Posted By Devil_Driver

@sirfizzwhizz: You didn't honestly expect the turtles to look good in their own comic against Batman did you? LOL

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

@sirfizzwhizz: You didn't honestly expect the turtles to look good in their own comic against Batman did you? LOL

^ I expected more respect. THANKFULLY Dredd and Predator decimated Batman in crossovers :)

@sirfizzwhizz: We get it, you don't like Batman :)

I love Batman, at least Frank Millers Batman.

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Which oddly everyone hates.

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Posted By jashro44

@sirfizzwhizz: I like Earth 31 batman....The dark knight returns was the first comic I read and what got me into comics.....

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@jashro44: Ah thanks. That was a sick fight. Wish Batman and Splinter fought more.

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Posted By jashro44

@jashro44: Ahnung thanks. That was a sick fight. Wish Batman and Splinter fought more.

No problem.

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Posted By Lvenger

The Batman vs TMNT fight was very well presented, pretty much how I thought the fight would go in the comic itself, Batman has the upper hand on the Turtles but was holding back to test them and figure them out and then the Batman vs Splinter had no obvious conclusion so Splinter could stealth follow Batman to Wayne Enterprises and then discover the Batcave.

I definitely don't agree with the faulty excuse that the Turtles were hindered in that fight, they displayed no signs of physical hinderance or underperformance and the analysis Lucius Fox made is that the mutagen agent is becoming inert and that this will result in the TMNT and Splinter devolving back to animals. It sounds more like an excuse for TMNT fans upset by Batman beating the TMNT even though the same Turtles get beaten by their arch enemy human martial artist in the IDW comics, namely Shredder. Even if there wasn't respect given in this fight, I bet there will be respect when Batman fights Shredder. Who knows, maybe one of the Turtles will solo Damian Wayne when he shows up in this crossover.

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Posted By HeraldofGanthet

@the_stegman:

Drugged Clark Kent vs Deathstroke.

Superman : American Alien

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LMAO!!! This is awesome! Thankfully, Deathstroke decided to use his regular Katana instead of his Promethium one or this would've been an entirely different outcome!!;)

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@devil_driver said:

@sirfizzwhizz: You didn't honestly expect the turtles to look good in their own comic against Batman did you? LOL

^ I expected more respect. THANKFULLY Dredd and Predator decimated Batman in crossovers :)

Which is funny because Dredd at least is what Peak Human going from memory like Bruce, but we are to believe that the turtles who should be above him in physicals are no match and that there is no reason behind this whatsoever, it's properly written huehuehuehue

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