Superhero Showdown – Round 5

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 Transformed by Science. Some of the best superheroes (and villains) started out normal, but got their powers in a tragic lab accident (or was it on purpose?). Voting for this category will end on Thursday, July 9 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 superhero transformed by science from DC Comics?


Name: Victor Stone. Origin: Detroit, Michigan. Powers: Cybernetic Enhancement – Body Resistance, Jump Jets, Flight, The Grid, Sensor Systems, Shape-Change, Superhuman Durability, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Sensory Array, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Strength, Technomorphing, Boom-Tubes, Hush-Tubes, Computer Interfacing. Abilities: Genius Intellect, Athletics


Name: Basil Karlo. Origin: Gotham City. Powers: Malleable Clay-Like Body, Size Alteration, Density Control, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Durability, Power Replication. Abilities: Acting, Deception


The Flash

Name: Barry Allen. Origin: Central City. Powers: Accelerated Healing, Decelerated Aging, Energy Construct Creation, Flight, Increased Perceptions, Infinite Mass Punch, Phasing, Self-Sustenance, Sharing the Force, Speed Force Aura, Speed Force Conduit, Steal Speed, Supercharged Brain Activity, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Speed, Vortex Creations. Abilities: Forensic Pathology, Chemistry, Criminology



Name: Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein. Origin: New York. Powers: Density Control, Eidetic Memory, Energy Absorption, Energy Projection, Enhanced Vision, Flight, Molecular Reconstruction, Phasing, Psychic Link, Regeneration, Self-Sustenance, Superhuman Durability, Superhuman Strength, Transformation


Who is the best superhero transformed by science from Marvel Comics?



Name: Bruce Banner. Origin: Dayton, Ohio. Powers: Transformation – Unlimited Strength, Superhuman Leaping, Superhuman Lung Capacity; Superhuman Stamina, Vast Invulnerability, Regenerative Healing Factor – Diseases Immunity, Decelerated Aging; Superhuman Speed, Reactive Adaptation – Underwater Breathing; Increased Psionic Resistance, Extrasensory Perception – Astral Form Perception, Homing Ability; Gamma Radiation/Energy Manipulation & Emission. Abilities: Genius Intellect, Combat. Weaknesses: Gamma Radiation Draining, Radiation Bombardment, Adamatium & Vibranium Blades (somewhat), Adrenaline Suppression, Toxic Substances, Rage Nullification, Gas Inhalation, Strength Increasing Factor, Magic, Extreme Conditions


Name: James “Logan” Howlett. Origin: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. Powers: Superhumanly Acute Senses, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Insulated Weather Adaptation, Animal Empathy, Bone Claws, Adamantium Poisoning Immunity. Abilities: Master Tactician, Master Martial Artist, Expert Marksman, Expert Swordsman, Skilled Acrobat, Advanced Covert Ops Expert. Weaknesses: Vulnerable Senses, Decapitation/Severe Spinal Damage, Adamantium Allotropes, Reduced Buoyancy


Captain America

Name: Steve Rogers. Origin: New York City. Powers: Artificially Enhanced Physiology – Peak Human Strength, Peak Human Speed, Peak Human Durability, Peak Human Agility, Peak Human Reflexes, Peak Human Stamina, Peak Human Healing, Peak Human Senses, Peak Human Longevity. Abilities: Master Martial Artist, Master Shieldsmanship, Master Tactician & Strategist, Advanced Military Operator, Expert Marksman, Expert Swordsman, Weapons Proficiency.


Name: Peter Parker. Origin: Queens, New York. Powers: Spider Physiology – Wall-Crawling, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Durability, Superhuman Agility, Superhuman Equilibrium, Superhuman Reflexes, Regenerative Healing Factor, Spider-Sense. Abilities: Genius Intellect, Master Acrobat, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant. Weaknesses: Spider-Sense Disruption, Ethyl Chloride






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