Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Genie of Gensu vs. Blackbriar Thorn

The Giant Genie
Debut: 1965
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Giant-sized, super-strength, invulnerability, flight and destructive eye beams.

Was commanded by mobsters to commit robberies and fight Martian Manhunter to a standstill. Hoods were eventually tricked into dismissing their genie.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: 0
Lose: Aroo (1-3)
Draw: 0


Blackbriar Thorn
Debut: 1984
Nemesis: Superman
Other Major Foes: The Demon Etrigan, the JSA
Appearances: 25+ comics.
Powers: Plant Control, illusions, weather manipulation and immortality.

Bio: Ancient druid high priest who became trapped inside a tree and lost for centuries. Uncovered, Thorn used his giant wooden form and magic to plague modern heroes.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
Blackbriar Thorn rapidly loses his powers when uprooted out of the earth. The Genie of Gensu essentially cannot be harmed physically, and constantly picks up heavy things to fly off with. Genie trumps wizard.


will_in_chicago said...

Frank, the Genie for the win over the druid.

By the way, Frank, Newsarama is speculating on a new "Crisis" next year.

I think that I have a list for a reboot. J'Onn has not been all that well used, nor has Stormwatch. The early characterization of the Justice League made me cheer J'Onn beating up the characters, and the JLA was not all that impressive.

So, what would you like to see in a reboot of this current reboot?

Diabolu Frank said...

Will, I don't believe there's a reboot is in the cards anytime soon. Top to near bottom, everyone who spearheaded the New 52 are still at DC doing the same stuff. Hell, Geoff Johns may well write the 10th anniversary sequel to Infinite Crisis that was itself the quarter-century celebration of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Nothing much of consequence came out of the prior reboots following COIE, and I doubt that precedent will be broken. I talked so much about what I wanted for J'Onn J'Onzz in the New 52 over the past few years that hasn't come to fruition that I can just stand on those old posts.

Diabolu Frank said...

Blackbriar Thorn 20.00% (1)
The Genie of Gensu 80.00% (4)
Total 5 votes