Darkseid is Back in the New DCU Justice League

Darkseid in Justice League #4

What could be big enough to bring earths greatest heroes together to form the Justice League that would be a threat from Darkseid and his minions from Apokolips.  Darkseid first appeared in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (November 1970) and was created by writer-artist Jack Kirby. Darkseid is one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. Debuting in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, he has appeared in four decades of DC Comics publications, featuring prominently in the New Gods titles and limited series as the recurring nemesis of the New Gods and Superman.

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Darkseid in DC’s New 52 ever since his involvement was teased in the pages of Justice League #1. In their Source blog, DC opted to show off Jim Lee’s redesign of the character, where they stated we’ll be able to see him in action in December’s Justice League #4. Editor Brian Cunningham said, “Superstar artist and DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee brings his razor sharp design skills to the greatest villain in the DC pantheon. Originally conceived and designed by Jack Kirby, the King of Comics himself, Darkseid’s redesign has the Kirby motif all over him. Jim has taken what made Darkseid a fearsome foe from his original incarnation and provided the big bad with a 21st century design flair for even more malevolence.”

I think Brian has a point Darkseid look is awesome, which will help in the slow moving storyline so far in Justice League. Perhaps it will move along now after introductions of all the characters are over and they start working as a team. I would like it to rival what Brian Michael Bendis did with the New Avengers in 2004. Well that remains to be seen. Tell me what you think of Justice League and the new Darkseid look done by Jim Lee. Stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt