Showing posts with label Jack Kirby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jack Kirby. Show all posts

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Darkseid – New 52 | Comics

There was a time when immortal Old Gods existed; who craved for prayers of mere mortals yet had no care for them. Uxas was a mud grubber, who opposed this idea and eventually made them go on a war against each other by planting hate among them. When the Old Gods were dying, Uxas stole their power and become Darkseid.

His brother Izaya, too, was bestowed with same power by a dying Old God as a gift for his obedience, becoming a New God, Highfather. Izaya plead to Darkseid for restoring peace but the latter destroyed the world and Apokolips was born. His firstborn Kalibak became a brute warrior, Orion is traded by Highfather's son Mister Miracle from New Genesis and his daughter Grail was secretly raised by her mother, an Amazon named Myrina Black.

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Darkseid – New 52 | Comics

As Darkseid build an empire under his strict rules, Kaiyo, The Chaos Bringer defied him and ran, leading him to chase her to worlds after worlds. When he witnessed the superior might of Kal-El from Earth 2, an overzealous Darkseid laid waste to it (World's End). When he stepped on Prime Earth, he led an invading army only to be opposed by Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman; members of Justice League and sent back to Apokopils.

When his long-lost daughter Grail brings a powerful ancient being named Mobius AKA Anti-Monitor on Earth, he sent his general Steppenwolf and son Kalibak to confront them. Darkseid then showed up in a battle against Anti-Monitor in a losing battle and paid with his life.

For more information on Darkseid – New 52 comics series, you can check out the links below.

Darkseid – The New 52 (Comics) Wikipedia

Darkseid – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia

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Master of Omega Sanction

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Justice League Vol 2 23.1 – Darkseid

Infinity Man and the Forever People – Planet of the Humans

Green Lantern/New Gods – Godhead (Softcover)

Green Lantern/New Gods – Godhead (Hardcover)

Earth 2 – The Gathering

Earth 2 – The Tower of Fate

Earth 2 – Battle Cry

Earth 2 – Collision (Softcover)

Earth 2 – Collision (Hardcover)

Batman & Superman – Cross World

Justice League – Origin (Softcover)

Justice League – Origin (Hardcover)

Earth 2 – World's End Vol 01

Earth 2 – World's End Vol 02


Justice League – Darkseid War – Power of the Gods

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 01 (Softcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 01 (Hardcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 02 (Softcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 02 (Hardcover)

A fictional antagonistic character that was originally created by comic-book creator Jack Kirby (Captain America, Fourth World) for the New Earth continuity and later, in the aftermath of "Flashpoint", Darkseid was re-invented for The New 52. Writer Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Brightest Day) and artist Jim Lee (Batman – Hush, Superman – For Tomorrow) brought him to DC Comics' rebooted timeline of Prime Earth, in issue #3 of second monthly ongoing volume of Justice League (Justice League – Origin).

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Dark God of Apokolips

Darkseid's debuting storyline on The New 52 was later adapted into a direct-to-video titled Justice League – War (2014) from from DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Though, this version of the character was a bit over powerful than his original counterpart, he met his end during "Darkseid War".
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Spawn – Beginnings | Comics

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Spawn – Beginnings | Comics
Al Simmons was a former member of U.S. Marine Crops, also worked with the C.I.A. as a special agent trained for black ops. He was brutally murdered by his fellow agent in a twisted conspiracy while in the line of duty. Just because he was leading the life of an assassin in earth, he was sent straight to Hell upon death. One of the prime ruler of Hell, only known as Malebolgia offers him to join his cause, a war against Heaven and become his appointed herald, the Hellspawn. To see his widowed wife Wanda Blake for one last time, Simmons struck the deal with the devil at a cost that he wasn't completely aware of. With a burnt and disfigured appearance he returns to earth with his new super powers from Hell.

With his newly gained uncanny super-powers, Al Simmons desperately tries to re-construct his appearance many times but is unable to do so with perfection. Also he completely shatters emotionally when he come to know that five years have already passed since he had died and his beloved wife Wanda has since moved on with his best friend Terry Fitzgerald in Al's long time absence. Soon, he meets a clown like demon called The Violator who happens to be one of Malebolgia's evil lieutenants and the clown suddenly engages in a fierce battle with Spawn. Seeing this nonsense conflict, Malebolgia steps in to stop them from tearing each other and with no one left there is to care for, Al is now doubtful about his own destiny. He then goes after a psychotic child murderer who escaped the grasp of justice in plain sight and still at large.
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Spawn Vs. Violator
Here is your links for “Spawn – Beginnings" storyline from Image Comics in issues.

Spawn 01

Spawn 02

Spawn 03

Spawn 04

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Justice Gets Dark

Spawn 05

Here is your link for “Spawn – Beginnings" storyline from Image Comics.

Spawn – Beginnings

Spawn – Beginnings is a five part storyline telling the origin story of the superhero Spawn, collecting issue #01-05. Artist Todd McFarlane (Amazing Spider-ManImage United) acted as both writer and penciler for the story. It was almost twenty years ago when McFarlance created this best selling ongoing comics series from Image Comics. The issues related to this story were dedicated to the comic book legends like Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown, New Gods), Steve Ditko, Joe Shuster and Will Eisner respectively. The storyline is followed by the second storyline of the series titled "Spawn – Dark Discoveries".
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Saturday, November 22, 2003

Darkseid | Comics

Having grown up knowing his father Yuga Khan was lost to the Source Wall, Uxas of royal family of Apokolips developed an un-quenched lust for power. He always longed for the throne but his brother always came into his ways, who was a complete opposite of Uxas's nature. The quest to overthrow Drax and his mother Heggra, took him to New Genesis where he met a peaceful young man, who will become his future ally DeSaad after Uxas twisted his perspective with a slight misdirection and manipulation.

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As a link to Omega Realm was found, Drax was about to claim the power but Uxas interrupted him in the middle to gain the power and took the name Darkseid for himself. He became the most feared among all who ever walked on Apokolips and despite his rise to power cost the life of his brother Drax, his mother Heggra was actually pleased seeing her boy becoming a ruthless tyrant. Darkseid suggested his uncle, General Steppenwolf to hunt down the New Gods whom he viewed as enemies.

New Gods
Uxas ignited a war between Apokolips and New Genesis by sending General Steppenwolf to kill the New Gods. The first casualty of the war was Izaya's wife Avia and in retaliation, he killed Steppenwolf. Darkseid successfully brought him back to life and resumed the war he started for dominance over the New Gods. Heggra chose Tigra as his betrothed at that time but he felt more passionate towards the sorceress named Suli. They eventually married and because of her pacifist nature, Darkseid starts questioning his own ways.

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Darkseid | Comics

He would have two sons; Kalibak and Orion from Suli and Tigra respectively but Heggra not wanting her son to be as peaceful as Drax, orders DeSaad to kill Suli. Uxas was about to marry Karreev in order to get his hands on vast chemical deposits but the plan is ruined by Doomsday who crash landed and started tearing apart everything around. Heggra's conspiracy with DeSaad regarding Suli was revealed to Darkseid at some point and he forced the latter to poison his mother, thus becoming the ruler of Apokolips.

After reviewing a case of a dog cavalry soldier named Goodness, Darkseid realized her potential of brainwashing subjects and turning them into his loyal slaves, Granny Goodness of dog cavalry was made in-charge of his honor guard, the Female Furies. Upon learning from his encounter with the race of Green Martians that "will" embodied "life-equation", he came up with the theory of an "Anti-Life Equation" which will overthrow will and he become obsessed with it.

Darkseid made a pact with Highfather of New Gods that they’d keep each others’ son to raise in their adoptive worlds and as long as they stayed there, the truce will hold. Izaya's son Scott Free would became a maser escape artist Mister Miracle under the care of Granny Goodness and he eventually eloped with Big Barda, leader of the Female Furies. Orion also grew up becoming a great warrior of the Fourth World with the values of New Genesis, destined to kill Darkseid.

The Great Darkness Saga
When mysterious beings working for a master of "Great Darkness" start stealing powerful artifacts, Cosmic Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes of the 30th century goes to an investigation and confronts these beings. After capturing one of them, Mon-El and Dream Girl discovers that it was an imperfect clone of Shadow Lass and another of these being freed their worst enemy Mordru the Merciless. The unknown master appears to defeat both Mordru and another Legionnaire villain Time Trapper.

As one of these servants try to kidnap White Witch, Invisible Kid follows it through the warp it teleported with and encountered the master but only to be blast off by him. The Legionnaires attack the Sorcerers' World and there Mon-El faced the master and finally recognizing him. The latter goes to Mon-El's homeworld Daxam and took control over three billion Daxamites to reshape it in his own image. The master, none other than Darkseid is confronted and it took all the effort from every active and reserve Legionnaires just to thwart his plan.

Crisis on Infinite Earths
At the time of the first Crisis of the Universe, Darkseid's advisor DeSaad asks him what would be their course of action in this play. To which, the former simply replies that they will remain as audience as long as the heroes fairs against the might of Anti-Monitor but if they fail, he will still meet his fate at the hands of the lord of Apokolips. He eventually came to assist Alexander Luthor, Jr., Kal-L and Superboy-Prime to oppose a slightly weakened Anti-Monitor. However, due to the change of timeline, he probably doesn't remember taking part into the fight anymore.

Cosmic Odyssey
A being constructed of Anti-Life energy is set out to destroy planets by spreading its aspects across the Universe. Batman, Forager, Green Lantern John Stewart, Lightray, Martian Manhunter, Orion, Starfire and Superman have paired up and parted ways to capture its aspects. Meanwhile, Jason Blood of Earth is left behind in New Genesis to be merged with Etrigan, the Demon once again! Aided by Etrigan, Darkseid decides to face the Anti-Life being on his own but got overpowered, until he was saved by the arrival of Doctor Fate, Hightfather and Orion.

A year after the "Death of Superman", the asteroid that was carrying Doomsday finds its way to a scavenger ship that was heading to Apokolips. Upon landing, the monster unleashed death and destruction on the planet until Darkseid decided to stop the behemoth by stepping into a fight with him. He released his destructive Omega Beams but even that was not enough to put an end to his reign of chaos and he savagely beat down the ruler of Apokolips. Unfortunately for the tyrant, DeSaad had to call for Superman's help on Earth, who came to save the day.

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

Darkseid (Comics) Wikipedia

Darkseid (Comics) DC Wikia

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The Source Wall Conflict

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Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 01

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 02

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 03

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 04

Jack Kirby’s Forever People

Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga (Softcover)

Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga (Hardcover)

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths

History of the DC Universe (Softcover)

History of the DC Universe (Hardcover)

Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told

Legends – The Collected Edition

Superman – The Man of Steel Vol 02


Wonder Woman – Beauty and the Beasts

Cosmic Odyssey

Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey

Zero Hour – Crises In Time

Wonder Woman – Second Genesis

Sandman – The Wake

JLA – Rock of Ages

Justice League of America – The Nail

Orion – The Gates of Apokolips

Orion by Walter Simonson Omnibus

Superman – Our Worlds at War Book 01

Superman – Our Worlds at War Book 02

New Gods – Tales of the New Gods

JLA/Avengers (Softcover)

JLA/Avengers (Hardcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 02 – Supergirl from Krypton (Softcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 02 – Supergirl from Krypton (Hardcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 04 – With a Vengeance (Softcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 04 – With a Vengeance (Hardcover)

Countdown to Final Crisis Vol 01

Countdown to Final Crisis Vol 02

Countdown to Final Crisis Vol 03

Countdown to Final Crisis Vol 04

Superman/Batman Vol 06 – Torment (Softcover)

Superman/Batman Vol 06 – Torment (Hardcover)

Booster Gold – 52 Pick-Up (Softcover)

Booster Gold – 52 Pick-Up (Hardcover)

Death of The New Gods (Softcover)

Death of The New Gods (Hardcover)

Superman Vs. Darkseid

Final Crisis (Softcover)

Final Crisis (Hardcover)

Absolute Final Crisis

Final Crisis Companion

Justice League of America – When Worlds Collide (Softcover)

Justice League of America – When Worlds Collide (Hardcover)

A fictional villain who is considered as the most menacing and evil character that ever existed in the entire history of publication of DC Comics, Darkseid was created by one of the most renowned comic-book creator Jack Kirby (Captain America, Fourth World).

He was first debuted in 1970 on the pages of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, issue #133 and kept up appearing in many Superman and Justice League-based monthly ongoing titles and limited series. He was part of various popular storylines like The Great Darkness Saga, Supergirl from Krypton, other Superman and Justice League of America related titles as well as major crossover events like Cosmic Odyssey.

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Darkseid Vs. Superman

In the wake of The New 52 wave following the reality altering “Flashpoint” event, the character also made his debut in Prime Earth on the page of Justice League issue #4. The character has appeared in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated television series.

He was supposed to make a cameo in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 from DC Extended Universe. Darkseid also worked as an influence behind writer-artist Jim Starlin’s creation of the character Thanos; the most powerful antagonist from Marvel Comics.
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