COMICS: The Lord of Apokolips' Origin Revealed In JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1: DARKSEID

The last time we saw Darkseid, he was facing off against the Justice League in a flashback to the very start of "The New 52". While he's also making his presence felt in Batman/Superman, the Lord of Apokolips gets an origin story in Greg Pak's Justice League #23.1: Darkseid!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/30/2013
For Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips, you conform or die. Now born into his realm is an anomaly who looks to challenge that. A trickster, who will go to any length to survive even if it means sacrificing worlds to do it—leading to an Earth shattering confrontation between The Man of Steel and a Dark Lord.












JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1: DARKSEID
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by PAULO SIQUERIA
Cover by IVAN REIS
Source: MTV Geek
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darkspark - 8/30/2013, 11:25 AM
That is really similar to the recent arc in Thor about the God Butcher...
TheActionAce - 8/30/2013, 11:33 AM
pre darkseid/uxas looks a bit like Terrax
TheActionAce - 8/30/2013, 11:34 AM
Greg Pak and Paolo Siqueria

im sold
ComicFan1134 - 8/30/2013, 11:35 AM
Whatever, He Killed Gods, Moving On Now....
ThePowerCosmic - 8/30/2013, 11:36 AM
Wow he does look like Terrax. Love me some Darkseid though.

That cover is terrible But The art inside is great!
CaptShipwreck - 8/30/2013, 11:37 AM
They must have read thanos rising
Jollem - 8/30/2013, 11:44 AM
that's pretty cool. darkseid be evil, yo
Ineedrevelation - 8/30/2013, 11:53 AM
Love Darkseid!

They should push him more. Hopefully Justice League will feature this icon of a villain.
Omarvls - 8/30/2013, 11:55 AM
2017 baby
Justice League movie
Jollem - 8/30/2013, 11:56 AM
rbfn04 - 8/30/2013, 12:06 PM
@MAC 2D, kinda like this New universe Johns, DiDio and Lee are cooking...
Jollem - 8/30/2013, 12:10 PM
^i hate the new 52. also, the rotary phone is the best thing ever and they should have never changed it ._.
AutoFreek - 8/30/2013, 12:10 PM
sweet
rbfn04 - 8/30/2013, 12:17 PM
@Jollem because that's exactly what I said... If you find the New 52 fun, more power to you. I find it a step backwards. Rehashing old stories, 90s feel, 2D characters... But go for it.
Ineedrevelation - 8/30/2013, 12:19 PM
Wow.

I was serious.
Minato - 8/30/2013, 12:27 PM
@MAC I honestly wanna read your origin of Darkseid now cause this one is the story of Zeus all over again. Is it part of your DC animated universe?
Jollem - 8/30/2013, 12:27 PM
@rbfn04 - i feel ya, brosky. we are living in a digital world and i am an analog girl, as well. seriously, tho. i enjoy the new 52. you don't. and that is cool. no reason we can't hang out and play some atari together...
pesmerga44 - 8/30/2013, 12:28 PM
Ya compared to Thanos back story this is quite boring and unoriginal for comics. His original backstory is more compelling then this.
fatcobra - 8/30/2013, 12:29 PM
So, Darkseid killed all of the Old Gods and took their power in order to become THE New God? I can dig it. Though pre-transformation Darkseid/Uxas looks kinda dumb.
Minato - 8/30/2013, 12:31 PM
IMO Darkseids new look sucks he will always look like this to me






Jollem - 8/30/2013, 12:33 PM
here's my origin for darkseid

Darkseid: "Oh noes!! I'm just a ripoff of Thanos 'cause he is way better than me and Marvel rules 'cause they are totally original and stuff."

*fade to black*


now...i don't wanna sound cocky or nuthin', but, best origin everz
Minato - 8/30/2013, 12:34 PM
and just a lil more B@D@$$ERY for y’all
Ineedrevelation - 8/30/2013, 12:40 PM
Actually thanos is a ripoff of Darkseid.
Havenless - 8/30/2013, 12:41 PM
@MAC

I think they're trying to keep this one purposefully simple. When they say he's just always been evil, that tells you right from the get go that the back and forth stuff that Doom or Catwoman pull doesn't fly with him.

When he's involved in a story, it's as the villain. Period. Always has been, always will be. That's what I think they're saying with this.
Jollem - 8/30/2013, 12:50 PM
@Ineedrevelation - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
Shadowmaster35 - 8/30/2013, 1:10 PM
Let's never put a beard on my favorite villain of all time again please and thank you. Love me some Darkseid!!!!
pesmerga44 - 8/30/2013, 1:11 PM
Anyone notice how on the female god Darkseid goes for her boobs. Darkseid might be a little bit of a perv guys.
THORION76 - 8/30/2013, 1:26 PM
How does a small humanoid kill giant GODS with a small axe and they have almost unlimited power ????????
THORION76 - 8/30/2013, 1:27 PM
THE JACK KIRBY DARKSIED SKETCH = EPIC.
126thst - 8/30/2013, 1:43 PM
A++ for the art.
DCfan89 - 8/30/2013, 1:57 PM
hating the new 52 more and more
MatchesMalone1989 - 8/30/2013, 3:18 PM
those this really matter...Not so much. I wonder if Thanos will get this far again in Infinity. I hope he does....

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SnapperCarr - 8/30/2013, 3:57 PM
Darkseid is a badass.
Minato - 8/30/2013, 4:14 PM
@MAC
Looking forward to reading it.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/30/2013, 6:31 PM
Sweet origin.
GetsugaTensho22 - 8/30/2013, 7:42 PM
Greg Pak and Paolo Siqueria = SOLD.

Also, the new origin looks sweet. I can see the similarities to the God Butcher shit going on in Thor right now (which i'm not happy about, but hopefully it's handled a lot better.
The only thing i'm hoping they adress is how easily Darkseid was defeated in Justice League. I hope it's retconned as being a fake DS-robot or something he sent out onto the field, because he really can't be defeated so easily.
JoeMomma29 - 8/30/2013, 10:21 PM
@ McGee

I cannot believe I am doing this but I really think Ineedaweiner was being sincere and not trolling.
loki668 - 8/30/2013, 11:38 PM
I can't wait to read Darkseid: High School Guidance Counselor. Here are some great excerpts from that series.

"You're feeble education is only hindered by your foolish choices for your future."

"May I suggest majoring in mathematics? Perhaps a doctorate in the Anti-Life Equation"

"I will destroy the next cafeteria worker who serves chili-dogs!! The last ones left me releasing the Omega Effect anally!!"
MightyZeus - 8/31/2013, 7:10 AM
Look's crazy.

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