COMICS: First Look At Jim Lee's DCnU Darkseid In Justice League #4

COMICS: First Look At Jim Lee's DCnU Darkseid In <i>Justice League</i> #4

One of DC's most popular villains makes his New 52 debut in the pages of Geoff John's Justice League. Check out the redesigned Darkseid by artist Jim Lee..

From DC's The Source..

Of all the villains being reintroduced within DC – THE NEW 52, none have been anticipated more than this one. He has not appeared inside a DC comic since early 2009 — DARKSEID!

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.

As awesome as this pic is, he really doesn't look very different from the previous incarnation of the character. Not that that's a bad thing. See Darkseid cause all sorts of trouble for Superman, Batman and co in Justice League #4 on sale December 21st.


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LMB10 - 11/14/2011, 7:33 AM
Looks ready to kick some ass
manymade1 - 11/14/2011, 7:33 AM
I need to get caught up in the new 52 Justice League. This fights gonna be so epic.
PaulRom - 11/14/2011, 7:34 AM
Looks awesome.
Was jut reminded that JL #3 comes out this week. :D
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 7:45 AM
Too busy. ANother poor redesign...
GoldenMan - 11/14/2011, 7:49 AM
aRandomSinisterClone - 11/14/2011, 7:50 AM
His wallet says bad muthaf**ker on it.
spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 7:51 AM
that looks pick cool.

I'm only picking up two comics of the entire 52 line; JLA and firestorm
spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 7:52 AM
@ thegoddansuperguy

batman's tactic of ultra sonics should have worked on superman
SageMode - 11/14/2011, 7:57 AM
What's with everyone's new armored look in DCnU? Darkseid was cool the way he looked before. This sucks
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:57 AM
^^^^ The new Darkseid

The old Darkseid..

A chest plate and a belt. Yep, they ruined him.
AlSimmons - 11/14/2011, 7:58 AM
I like how Jim Lee paid homage by adding the right angle finger tips lol.
AlSimmons - 11/14/2011, 8:03 AM
Spiderneil, nope. Superman has invulnerable skin but not invulnerable ear drums?? Any way Batman finds to defeat Superman besides Kryptonite is cheap and only happens because the writers dumb down Superman's durability.
JDUKE25 - 11/14/2011, 8:06 AM
hmm....looks interesting
spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 8:07 AM
@ alsimmons

daredevil aside superman has the most sensitive ears on the planet right? therefore hyper sonic should cause major damage to supes inner ear, right?

okay if superman is uneffected by hyper sonics why is he effected count vertigo's sound waves?
RunDTC - 11/14/2011, 8:09 AM
I'm with @Intruder. that looks awful.
ThaMessenger07 - 11/14/2011, 8:10 AM
Please do intruder, because this design is officially the thing I like least about this Reboot....I'm not one to bitch or Troll but this could use a nice fanboy rant. Way too much going on...seen better...

spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 8:10 AM
jim lee is usually rubbish at designing costume updates. his firestorm update was a frigging DISGRACE.
mrbadexample - 11/14/2011, 8:11 AM
its ok, nothing more
superotherside - 11/14/2011, 8:12 AM
I'm fine with the look of the new Darkseid...

Too all haters...
thedude2936 - 11/14/2011, 8:13 AM
I like it, he looks pretty menacing in the design, plus it makes him look more alien.
Dynamo - 11/14/2011, 8:19 AM
He looks like he stole Blue Beetle's armour.
ThaMessenger07 - 11/14/2011, 8:20 AM
He looks like a Big Closet Homo in costume at a Fantasy Fest.....just saying.....
airbeyonder18 - 11/14/2011, 8:21 AM
He looks like the new Anti Monitor
CrashTest - 11/14/2011, 8:23 AM
Yeah, Ive seen him look better.

the second photo that ThaMessenger07 posted is much better. Im not liking the new outfit.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 11/14/2011, 8:24 AM
I like the omega-ish shapes, but the overall feel is Apocalypse+Terrax+Darkseid's head. (Which is basically all you need. Darkseid has the most recognizable villain face after the Joker.) But why is his armor all cracked?
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 8:25 AM
@Dawnelldo too many elements clashing against each other. Too busy.

@Intruder i'm putting this ALL on Lee. Did you see his GL redesign? With them knee high wird Supergirl boots? Lee is stuck in the 90s...

@Superguy yeah, That design has nothing to do with the Omega armour Darkseid design you presented.

A bad design is a bad design... Get out of the 90s Lee!
st1s - 11/14/2011, 8:32 AM
HATE the shoulder pads
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 8:35 AM
Let's put armour in ALL our characters!!!!!!!!!

@ncreb he is, it's a bad change, tho...
HelaGood - 11/14/2011, 8:37 AM
wow...exactly the same...
AGENTJAY1130 - 11/14/2011, 8:39 AM
TypicalCBMer - 11/14/2011, 8:40 AM
NOOOO!!!! My life is over.... How could they do this to me???

He still looks like Darkseid but that is the least of my concerns. He totally looks like a wimp now. Totally. Right?

It's new and I won't accept anything new, unless it benefits my argument at the time.
JULEZ13 - 11/14/2011, 8:41 AM
Wow, that is a shitty design. I'm sorry, but that is just not good. Who is the art director over at DC? I have yet to like ANY of Jim Lee's redesigns for the DCn52.

I hate those shoulder pads. Too many different shapes colliding with each other. Did Jim Lee ever go to art school?? Or at least take any art classes while he was in school? There's no harmony in this!

And again with the high boots with holes in the knee caps. So, GL, Supergirl AND Darkseid will just happen to have a similar style of boots and they live in the same comic book universe with their home planets being galaxies away from one another. Riiiight . . . That's not unrealistic at all.
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 8:41 AM
@Intruder kinda like what Johns did to Starro. Changed it from a weird ass villain to a generic "conquer the universe cause I'm mad" type...
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 8:42 AM
@JULEZ I know, right??? WTF is up with those boots??????
13echo - 11/14/2011, 8:44 AM
I think King Kirby would be proud....
thalidomide - 11/14/2011, 8:54 AM
rbfn04 - 11/14/2011, 8:54 AM
@Intruder here here!

And I thought I'd never agree with you, hehehe.
Thelastdalek - 11/14/2011, 9:06 AM
Meh I dont love it and I prefer the old design alot but I can live with it.

and Inrtuder stop whining it never did annyone anny good all I here when I read your comments is Linkara's Superboy Prime voice.
tomasocelot - 11/14/2011, 9:07 AM
how come darkseid didnt get a collar like the rest of the DCU. is it cause he is a evil alien. I like the reboot so far but the collars need to go they are distracting. and its not the 90s anymore no more neck chokers for WW.
Dedpool - 11/14/2011, 9:07 AM
I like it. He definitely still has his Kirby esque flair, but THAT would terrify me coming out of a Boom Tube. That said the second pic The Messenger07 put up is awesome!!!
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