Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Doomsday | Comics

Ages ago, on purpose of creating an ultimate life-form, a Kryptonian mad-scientist named Bertron sent a baby outside to the harsh environment of that era. The baby is immediately killed by the hostile creatures that lived outside and its remains were collected to clone him again to repeat the process. They continued this for decades after decades to forcibly make it evolve and each time the subject was born better, stronger, with all the agonizing memory of its previous demise recorded intact in its genes.

Eventually, it reached a point where it hates all life and cannot be killed twice with the same measure it has been killed once. It then killed every other beast on surface and then mercilessly slaughtered Bertron and his crew after detecting their whereabouts. It then crashes to Bylan 5 and met Darkseid but the latter had to flee as the planet was on the brink of its doom. The creature managed to escape in a shuttle and then wrecks havoc to Oa, killing hundreds of Green Lanterns who were sent to stop him.

It was only stopped when one of the Guardians of the Universe decided to sacrifice himself to stop him but the massive energy that was released in the process has tore space, sending Doomsday to Calaton. After three years of his rampage on the planet, the beast is finally defeated by an energy being called The Radiant. Its body was masked and shackled before shooting him off to space because of his status as a mass murderer.

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Doomsday | Comics

Death of Superman
What the inhabitants of Calaton didn't know was that Doomsday cannot die and so he is regenerated to his full health even after it crash landed on Earth. Then it reached the surface to unleash a nonsensical killing spree, facing the Justice League and defeating them all with ease. Both Blue Beetle and Guy Gardner took a heavy beating at the hands of the monster when engaged in combat. Maxima was the only one among her teammates to even barely stand matched by the immense brute force of the creature, leading Booster Gold to name it "Doomsday".

Upon hearing the news of his friends getting their ass-kicked by this new mysterious menace, Superman rushes to the spot and joined the battle. It was then Doomsday realized that he has found a worthy opponent when he hit him without inflicting any effect. The Justice League reassembles to face the beast once again, only to get beaten down for one more time. Blows after blows were exchanged for hours between the two titans until Superman finally realized that he cannot stop Doomsday without killing it. Both of them delivered their killing blow to each other and their lifeless body fell to the ground.

Hunter/Prey
Following Superman's demise, Cyborg Superman took the body of the monster and shot it to space in an asteroid so that it never reaches another planet. However, a scavenger ship heading towards Apokolips have found it but the creature got loose and killed everyone on board. On Apokolips, Doomsday laid waste of the planet and even defeated the dreaded Darkseid after surviving the blasts of his Omega Beams. Superman was contacted by Desaad for help and he was quite uneasy seeing the monster that "killed" him is now resurrected. He unsuccessfully faced it one more time and then send him to the End of Time using Waverider's time travel device.

Doomsday Wars
A minion of Brainiac retrieved Doomsday from the End of Time to combine his brute force with his master's superior intellect. To work against Doomsday's strong will, Brainiac decided to genetically engineer the monstrosity within a human host and picked the newborn of Pete Ross and Lana Lang. While this will serve him greatly, he will also be hurting his arch-nemesis in the process. Superman manages to drive out Brainiac off Doomsday's body using "psi-blocker" and then left Doomsday in a stasis on moon, where he would never be able to regenerate more than 25%.

Our Worlds at War
When the existence of the Universe was threatened the cosmic entity known as Imperiex, Superman and all of Earth's heroes tried their best to oppose him. Considering the situation as a State of Emergency, Lex Luthor reformed Suicide Squad and sends them to release Doomsday to be unleashed on the threat. Upon releasing, the beast did a number on Chemo, Shrapnel, Mongul and Steel. Luthor also drafted Manchester Black to alter his perception and he is programmed to destroy Imperiex Probes alongside Superman but soon perished at the hands of Imperiex Prime.

Joker's Last Laugh
Using Superman's Kryptonian DNA, Luthor managed to grow flesh on Doomsday's skeleton that he was reduced to. He then managed for The Joker to release the monster in Washington, D.C. but Superman reached there in time to stop his rampage. The creature has developed some sort of intelligence and sentience this time, with which he blamed Lex for his death during "Imperiex War". Superman finally defeated the beast by introducing the concept of fear, pain and self-doubt to him. Afterwards, Luthor hands him over to Darkseid to repay Earth's debt for war against Imperiex to Apokolips.

Supergirl from Krypton
The arrival of Superman's long-lost cousin Kara Zor-El on Earth created debate among the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight about whether or not she is an imposter, while Wonder Woman took her to the Paradise Island. Darkseid sends an army of Doomsday clones that battled the Amazons and another small group of Doomsdays were busy kidnapping Kara. Since the creature's DNA was too complex to replicate, it was a clone devoid of sentience but raw power that are easily taken down by Batman and Superman.

Apokolips, Now!
Superman visited Apokolips to get back his friend John Henry Irons AKA Steel from Darkseid and they decided to face each other on combat. As the dark god of Apokolips getting a beat-down from the Man of Steel, his wife Mortalla instructs to release Doomsday to help Darkseid. Natasha Irons was then suddenly faced the beast to a standstill and then her uncle arrives in the Entropy Aegis armor to save her by blasting Doomsday on the far side of Apokolips. The creature didn't rejoin the battle and chose to wander around the planet without a purpose.

He eventually managed to get back to Earth from Apokolips after some time and realized that he has developed emotions within him. When back at Metropolis, Doomsday was shocked to see Superman getting beaten to death by Gog and then quickly jumps in to help, surprising both the Man of Steel and his enemy. Despite his help, Gog was victorious and Doomsday rallied an army against Gog as he became one of the greatest heroes of Earth. Superman was actually alive as a captive of Gog and Doomsday traveled to future to rescue him from the villain.

Infinite Crisis
With the Secret Society of Super-Villains running rampant across Metropolis, Doctor Psycho and Warp freed Doomsday from captivity. The behemoth was mind-controlled by Doctor Psycho for some time and when he came to knock off Green Arrow for good, Superman from both New Earth and Earth-Two came crushing on him. This is the first time they worked as a team and Doomsday had no chance of standing against the combined might of Kal-El and Kal-L.

New Krypton
Shortly after the establishment of New Krypton North Pole, Doomsday dropped in the middle of the Kryptonian delegation on Washington, D.C. As the President is evacuated, Superman and Supergirl decided to face the monster together. The fight drags them all to Metropolis but soon, more Kryptonians joined and took the monster to Earth's moon, where they savagely beat him to a bloody pulp, seemingly ending his life for good.

Reign of Doomsdays
Doomsday eventually came back to life from his demise even more powerful than he ever was and he faced Steel while reigning chaos across the globe. The beast demonstrated the ability to grow metallic boney protrusions and now he is capable of flight. Then he took down the Eradicator even after the intervention of The Outsiders. Boodikka of the Alpha Lantern Corps was also targeted by Doomsday but Batman and Supergirl took her away as Starman and Saint Walker hold him back.

It was actually looking for the Cyborg Superman in her and their fight took turns in the JLA Satellite for control. At the end of the fight, Doomsday kidnapped both Cyborg Superman and Supergirl before setting his sights on Superboy. It is revealed later that the real Doomsday has been imprisoned the whole time and the heroes were fighting an evolved, cyborg version of Doomsday called "Doomslayer". As the creature plans to destroy Earth, Eradicator takes control of the original Doomsday's body to save the day.

Flashpoint
In a world unknowingly created by Barry Allen due to change of reality, Doomsday existed as part of "Project Superman" named Project Six. General Sam Lane decided to use his DNA to create super soldiers and sent it to attack Booster Gold upon thinking him as an enemy. This is the second time Booster almost died at the hand of the beast and he managed to shot off the helmet that controlled him, he goes on a bloody rampage. When Doomsday saw images of Superman on screen, he immediately went berserk on the people on board again and killing them mercilessly.

For more information on Doomsday comics series, you can check out these links below.

Doomsday (Comics) Wikipedia

Doomsday (Comics) DC Wikia

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Rage of Doomsday!

Here is your links to buy "Doomsday" comics from DC Comics on Amazon.

Doomsday Annual 01

The Death of Superman

Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey

Superman – Doomsday

Superman – Doomsday Wars

Superman – Our Worlds at War

Joker's Last Laugh

Superman/Batman Vol 02 – Supergirl from Krypton

Infinite Crisis

Superman – New Krypton Vol 01

Superman – Return of Doomsday

Superman – Reign of Doomsday (Softcover)

Superman – Reign of Doomsday (Hardcover)

Flashpoint – World of Flashpoint Superman

Exists in the fictional Universe of DC Comics, the character Doomsday is perhaps the most powerful being in the entire existence when it comes to physical might. Doomsday was created by Dan Jurgens (Metamorpho – Year OneSuperman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey), who was accompanied by Brett Breeding, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson and Roger Stern back in 1992. He debuted on the pages of Superman – The Man of Steel issue #17 and then making his full appearance on the next issue. Aside from his legendary debuting story “The Death of Superman”, Doomsday also featured in other notable stories like Hunter/Prey, The Doomsday Wars, Supergirl from Krypton, Reign of Doomsday and Flashpoint.

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Kryptonian Killing Machine

The character got a rebooted origin in The New 52 timeline which got killed during “Superman – Doomed”. The original New Earth version of Doomsday found his way to “DC Rebirth” and led a “Path of Doom”. Doomsday made appearances animated TV series Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Legion of Super Heroes and an animated direct-to-video Superman: Doomsday, then on Smallville TV series and finally made his live-action debut in the 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which possibly was the most powerful incarnation of the character till date regarding any media.
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