On the Tuesday, January 22 episode of SyFy’s Face Off, the contestants competed to create their own superheroes. DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee appeared to announce the contest and revealed that the winning design would appear in a DC Comic (Justice League Dark).
Jim Lee along with top DC artists Mark Buckingham, Cliff Chiang, Tony Daniel, David Finch, Nicola Scott and J.H. Williams III helped sketch out the superheroes for the contestants.
The contestants designed superheroes called Elijah: Bringer of Plagues, Orion X, Solarian, The Infernal Core, Freedom Fighter, Robot Girl, Mercury Ray, Dark Shard, H2ophelia, Silversight, Revolt, Contagion, and Dick Gritty. The judges selected Robot Girl, Dick Gritty and The Infernal Core as the three best superheroes.
Elijah: Bringer of Plagues was picked as the worst superhero, and the designer Michael was sent home. The Infernal Core, which was designed by Anthony, was selected as the best superhero and will appear in an upcoming issue of Justice League Dark. In describing the Infernal Core, Anthony said, “He’s from the Earth’s core, and he eliminates all the people who are destroying the planet.”