Superhero Showdown – Round 1

Want a way to earn extra raffle tickets in the Readers, Assemble! Summer Reading Club? One way is to vote each week for the best superhero from DC Comics and Marvel! Once you’ve voted, confirm that you’ve completed the week’s challenge on the Readers, Assemble! website, and come into the library to pick your raffle ticket!

This week’s category is Aliens. Some of the best superheroes (and villains) have extraterrestrial origins. Voting for this category will end on Thursday, June 11 at 11:45 p.m.


Don’t know a whole lot about superheroes? Not to worry! We’ve done some research for you that might help you make your decision. (All of the information is from the DC Comics and Marvel wikis, so if you don’t agree with any of this information, take it up with them!)

Who is the best alien from DC Comics?



Name: Kal-El. Origin: Krypton. Powers: Kryptonian Physiology, Superhuman Strength, Invulnerability, Longevity, Superhuman Stamina, Flight, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Hearing, Super Smell, Self-Sustenance, Healing Factor, Super Breath, Heat Vision, Super Vision. Abilities: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced), Genius Level Intellect. Weaknesses: Magic, Chi, Kryptonite, Lead, Solar Energy Dependency



Name: Koriand’r. Origin: Tamaran. Powers: Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Durability, Energy Projection, Flight. Abilities: Aviation, Firearms, Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic), Swordsmanship



Name: Kara Zol-El. Origin: Krypton. Powers: Kryptonian Physiology, Heat Vision, Superhuman Hearing, Super Vision, Flight, Invulnerability, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Super Breath. Weaknesses: Kryptonite, Sensory Overload

Martian Manhunter

Name: J’onn J’onzz. Origin: Mars. Powers: Extrasensory Input, Super Vision, Heat Vision, Telepathy, Mind Control, Telekinesis, Flight, Malleable Form, Invulnerability, Regeneration, Self-Sustenance, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Endurance, Superhuman Strength. Abilities: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced), Hunting. Weaknesses: Fire

Who is the best alien from Marvel Comics?


Name: Thor Odinson. Origin: Asgard. Powers: Asgardian/Elder God Physiology, Life-Force (full access to powers regardless of realm), Superhuman Strength, Invulnerability, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Senses, Healing Factor, Longevity, Super Breath, Flight, Self-Sustenance, Earth Control, Transcend Dimensions, Energy Manipulation, Lightning/Electrokinesis, Rain Control, Memory Alteration, All-Tongue. Abilities: Expert Combatant, Mind Resistance, Some Magic, Skilled Tactician, Diplomatic Immunity, Gifted Intellect. Weaknesses: Warriors’ Madness


Name: Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan. Origin: Planet Zen-Whoberi, Silican System, Milky Way in an alternate future. Powers: Zen Whoberis Physiology, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Agility, Superhuman Reflexes, Superhuman Durability, Regenerative Healing Factor, Black Vortex Empowerment, Infinity Cloak. Abilities: Martial Arts, Weapons Master, Expert Marksman, Master Tactician and Strategist, Master Acrobat

silversurfergalactusSilver Surfer

Name: Norrin Radd. Origin: Somewhere on Zenn-La, Deneb System, the Milky Way Galaxy. Powers: The Power Cosmic – Energy Absorption and Manipulation, Matter Manipulation; Superhuman Strength, Invulnerability, Godlike Stamina, Flight Speed, Cosmic Senses, Cosmic Self-Sustenance. Abilities: Hand-to-Hand Combat


Name: Galan. Origin: Planet Taa (in the universe before this one). Powers: Immortality, God-level Strength, God-level Stamina, God-level Speed, Invulnerability, Energy Discharges, Energy Absorption, Levitation, Size-Alteration, Adapted Appearance, Molecular Restructuring, Matter Transmutation, Teleportation, Force-Fields, Interdimensional & Intradimensional Portals, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Cosmic Awareness, Resurrection,  Creation, Soul Control & Manipulation, Recreation, Power/Ability Bestowal, Vitakinesis, Fear Rays. Abilities: Genius Intellect. Weaknesses: Cosmic Hunger (must absorb energy from life-sustaining planets in order to have full power)








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