Showing posts with label New Gods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Gods. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Cosmic Odyssey | Comics

An invading troop from Apokolips arrived in Gotham City via a Boom Tube only to face New God Lightray and Superman, who quickly made them escape before they could set up the force field generator as part of their plan to take over the Earth. However, one of them had left behind who sought shelter in the sewer system and ended up facing Batman who incapacitated and stopped the soldier from informing his authority.

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Cosmic Odyssey | Comics

Meanwhile, while roaming on a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, Darkseid found Metron in a near catatonic state along with his Mobius Chair and upon rescuing him, the evil god realizes that a great cosmic threat is arising that needs the involvement of all the heroes.

The New God, Lonar arrives in Washington, D.C. to enlist the aid of Superman, Batman, J'onn J'onzz, Starfire, Green Lantern John Stewart and Jason Blood as ambassadors from Earth to New Genesis. Lonar transports them to New Genesis via Boom Tube where they all saw Highfather has allied with Darkseid to halt a cosmic disaster.

Anti-Life Equation was discovered by an ancient alien race that destroyed their planet and its aspects are unwillingly released by Metron which is now headed to four planets of a different star system. Batman decides to keep an eye on Darkseid while investigating and unbeknown to him that he has managed to capture the demon Etrigan, which he shows to to Jason Blood.

For more information on Cosmic Odyssey, you can check out these links below.

Cosmic Odyssey (Comics) Wikipedia

Cosmic Odyssey (Comics) DC Wikia

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The Cosmic Power Cinque

Here is your links for the "Cosmic Odyssey" limited series from DC Comics in issues.

Cosmic Odyssey 01

Cosmic Odyssey 02

Cosmic Odyssey 03

Cosmic Odyssey 04

Here is your link for the "Cosmic Odyssey" limited series from DC Comics.

Cosmic Odyssey (Softcover)

Cosmic Odyssey is a four issue limited series from DC Comics that ran from 1988-1989, following the “Millennium” crossover event in 1988 and is considered as one of the major event in the DC Universe.

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All Against Anti Life Entity

Profound writer Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Rann/Thanagar – Holy War) and talented artist Mike Mignola (Doctor Strange/Doctor Doom – Triumph and Torment, Hellboy) had created this four part epic tale that features major hero and villain characters from DC Comics. This epic cosmic event was followed by the "Invasion!" event from DC Comics.
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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.

Fourth World
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

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

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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