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Maxwell Lord
MAXWELL LORD IV, or simply MAX LORD, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics
DC Comics
. The character first appeared in Justice League
Justice League
#1 (May 1987) and was created by Keith Giffen , J. M. DeMatteis , and Kevin Maguire . Depicted as a shrewd and powerful businessman, Maxwell Lord
Maxwell Lord
was influential in the formation of the Justice League
Justice League
International in the DC Universe
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Infinite Crisis
INFINITE CRISIS is a 2005–2006 comic book storyline published by DC Comics , consisting of an eponymous, seven-issue comic book limited series written by Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns
and illustrated by Phil Jimenez , George Pérez , Ivan Reis , and Jerry Ordway , and a number of tie-in books. The main miniseries debuted in October 2005 , and each issue was released with two variant covers: one by Pérez, and one by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope. The series storyline was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths , which "rebooted" much of the DC continuity in an effort to fix 50 years of contradictory character history. It revisited characters and concepts from that earlier Crisis, including the existence of DC's Multiverse . Some of the characters featured were alternate versions of comic icons such as an alternate Superman named Kal-L , who came from a parallel universe called Earth-Two
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Amorality
AMORALITY is an absence of, indifference towards, or disregard for morality . Morality
Morality
and amorality in humans and animals is a subject of dispute among scientists and philosophers. If morality is intrinsic to humanity, then amoral human beings either do not exist or are only deficiently human. If morality is extrinsic to humanity, then amoral human beings can both exist and be fully human, and may be amoral either by nature or by choice. Amoral should not be confused with immoral, which refers to an agent doing or thinking something he or she knows or believes to be wrong . CONTENTS* 1 Non-human manifestations * 1.1 Animals * 1.2 Legal entities * 2 Human amorality * 3 See also * 4 References NON-HUMAN MANIFESTATIONSAny entity that is not sapient may be considered categorically amoral. For example, a rock may be used (by rational agents) for good or bad purposes, but the rock itself is neither good nor bad
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DC Comics
DC COMICS, INC. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC ENTERTAINMENT, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. , a division of Time Warner . DC Comics
DC Comics
is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, and produces material featuring numerous well-known heroic characters including Superman
Superman
, Batman , Wonder Woman , Green Lantern
Green Lantern
, The Flash , The Spectre , The Atom , Aquaman , Hawkman , Martian Manhunter , Supergirl , Nightwing , Green Arrow , Black Canary , Zatanna and Cyborg
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Retcon
RETROACTIVE CONTINUITY, or RETCON for short, is a literary device in which established facts in a fictional work are adjusted, ignored or contradicted by a subsequently published work otherwise intended to maintain continuity with the former. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Etymology * 3 Types * 3.1 Addition * 3.2 Alteration * 3.3 Subtraction * 3.4 Temporal compression * 4 Related concepts * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links OVERVIEWThere are various motivations for applying retroactive continuity, including: * To accommodate desired aspects of sequels or derivative works which would otherwise be ruled out; * To correct and overcome errors or problems identified in the prior work since its publication; * To change how the prior work should be interpreted; * To match reality, when assumptions or projections of the future are later proven wrong
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Hegemony
HEGEMONY (UK : /hɪˈɡɛməni/ or /hɪˈdʒɛməni/ or US : /hɪˈdʒɛməni/ or pronunciation (help ·info ) or /ˈhɛdʒɪˌmoʊni/ or Greek : ἡγεμονία, hēgemonía), "leadership, rule" is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others. In ancient Greece (8th century BC – 6th century AD), hegemony denoted the politico–military dominance of a city-state over other city-states. The dominant state is known as the hegemon. In the 19th century, hegemony came to denote the "Social or cultural predominance or ascendancy; predominance by one group within a society or milieu"
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Crisis On Infinite Earths
"CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS" is an American comic book crossover storyline published by DC Comics from 1985 to 1986, consisting of an eponymous 12-issue, limited series comic book and a number of tie-in books. It was produced by DC Comics to herald a simplification of its then 50-year-old narrative continuity . The series was written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Pérez (pencils and layouts), Mike DeCarlo , Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway (inking and embellishing). The series removed the multiverse concept from the fictional DC Universe , depicting the death of long-standing characters Supergirl and the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash . Continuity in the DC Universe is divided into pre-Crisis and post-Crisis periods
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Metron (comics)
METRON is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics . CONTENTS * 1 Publication history * 2 Fictional character biography * 2.1 The New 52 * 3 Powers and abilities * 4 Other versions * 5 In other media * 5.1 Television * 5.2 Film * 5.3 Toys * 6 References * 7 External links PUBLICATION HISTORYMetron first appeared in New Gods #1 (February–March 1971) and was created by Jack Kirby for his Fourth World series in DC Comics . Metron was based on actor Leonard Nimoy 's portrayal of the Star Trek character Spock and designed as a character who "would frequently change sides (between New Genesis and Apokolips )". FICTIONAL CHARACTER BIOGRAPHYAlthough he possesses the powers of a god, Metron is typically depicted as a passive observer in the DC Universe rather than an active participant
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Brain Tumor
A BRAIN TUMOR or INTRACRANIAL NEOPLASM occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain . There are two main types of tumors : malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Cancerous tumors can be divided into primary tumors that start within the brain, and secondary tumors that have spread from somewhere else, known as brain metastasis tumors. All types of brain tumors may produce symptoms that vary depending on the part of the brain involved. These symptoms may include headaches , seizures , problem with vision , vomiting , and mental changes. The headache is classically worse in the morning and goes away with vomiting. More specific problems may include difficulty in walking, speaking, and with sensation. As the disease progresses unconsciousness may occur. The cause of most brain tumors is unknown. Uncommon risk factors include inherited neurofibromatosis , exposure to vinyl chloride , Epstein–Barr virus , and ionizing radiation
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New Genesis
NEW GENESIS is a fictional planet appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics . The planet is in a parallel dimension adjacent to the main DC Universe . This planet, along with Apokolips , is speculated to be near the constellation Orion . It is the home-planet of the New Gods from Jack Kirby\'s Fourth World comic book series. Since the planet exists in a parallel dimension, it is only accessible by a method of travel called a boom tube
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Phil Jimenez
PHIL JIMENEZ (born July 12, 1970) is an American comics artist and writer, known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman from 2000 to 2003, as one of the five pencilers of the 2005–2006 miniseries Infinite Crisis , and his collaborations with writer Grant Morrison on New X-Men and The Invisibles . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Other work * 4 Awards and recognition * 5 Personal life * 6 Bibliography * 6.1 DC Comics * 6.2 Vertigo * 6.3 WildStorm * 6.4 Marvel Comics * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFEPhil Jimenez was born and raised in Los Angeles and later Orange County, California . He moved to New York City to attend college at the School of Visual Arts , where he majored in cartooning. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991
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Alexander Luthor, Jr.
ALEXANDER LUTHOR JR. is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics
DC Comics
. CONTENTS * 1 Publication history * 2 Fictional character biography * 2.1 Crisis on Infinite Earths * 2.2 Escape from "Heaven" * 2.3 Infinite Crisis
Infinite Crisis
* 2.3.1 Countdown * 2.3.2 "I\'m you. Only better." * 2.4 Death * 2.5 2010s * 3 Powers and abilities * 4 In other media * 5 See also * 6 References PUBLICATION HISTORYCreated by Marv Wolfman
Marv Wolfman
and George Pérez , the character made his first appearance in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (April 1985), having a prominent role in the latter's storyline, as well as the Infinite Crisis event
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Identity Crisis (DC Comics)
IDENTITY CRISIS is a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics from June to December in 2004. It was created by writer Brad Meltzer and the artistic team of penciler Rags Morales and inker Michael Bair . CONTENTS * 1 Publication history * 2 Plot summary * 2.1 Aftermath * 3 Awards * 4 Collected editions * 5 References * 6 External links PUBLICATION HISTORYOne of DC's top-selling series, the first issue was released in June 2004 and was ranked first in comic book sales for that period with pre-order sales of 163,111. The second issue saw a decline in sales and ranked third in comic book sales in July 2004 period with pre-order sales of 129,852. The story also adheres to the continuity changes introduced by Crisis on Infinite Earths and Zero Hour: Crisis in Time , as heroine Wonder Woman was retconned out of the pre-Crisis JLA
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Brad Meltzer
BRAD MELTZER (born April 1, 1970) is an American political thriller novelist, non-fiction writer, TV show creator and comic book author. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Novels * 4 Non-Fiction * 5 Comic Books * 6 Television * 7 Personal life * 8 Bibliography * 8.1 Novels * 8.2 Children\'s books * 8.3 Non-fiction * 8.4 Comic books * 9 References * 10 External links EARLY LIFEBrad Meltzer was born on April 1, 1970. He grew up in Brooklyn , New York, and then moved to South Florida , where he graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School in 1988. He earned a degree from the University of Michigan , the first in his immediate family to attend a four-year college. In 1993, Meltzer lived in Beacon Hill, Boston , Massachusetts with roommate, fellow comic book writer/artist Judd Winick , working in sales at Games magazine by day while working on his first novel by night
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Captain Atom
CAPTAIN ATOM is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics
DC Comics
. Captain Atom has existed in three basic incarnations
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Mongul
Pre-Crisis * Superhuman Strength * Superhuman Speed * Superhuman Stamina * Superhuman Agility * Near invulnerability * Teleportation * Limited telepathy * Limited Telekinesis * Energy Projection * Access to vast alien technologyPost-Crisis (Senior) * Superhuman Strength * Superhuman Speed * Superhuman Stamina * Superhuman Agility * Superhuman Durability * Limited Energy Projection(Junior) * Superhuman Strength * Superhuman Speed * Superhuman Stamina * Superhuman Durability * Superhuman Agility * Limited Energy Projection * Qwardian power rings * Anatomical LiberationMONGUL is the name of two fictional characters that appear in comic books published by DC Comics
DC Comics
. Writer Len Wein and artist Jim Starlin created the first version of the character, who debuted in DC Comics Presents #27 (Nov. 1980). Writer Peter J. Tomasi
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