Doomsday Is Returning To The DC Universe This Summer; Will Battle Supergirl And Martian Manhunter

Doomsday Is Returning To The DC Universe This Summer; Will Battle Supergirl And Martian Manhunter

DC Comics has announced another return for Doomsday, the villain that killed Superman, and it sounds like King Doomsday has sinister plans for both Supergirl and Martian Manhunter. Find out more right here!

By JoshWilding - May 17, 2023 11:05 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Comics
Source: The PopVerse

Yesterday, Marvel Comics announced the death of a fan-favourite character and DC Comics has since countered that by revealing the return of one of their most iconic antagonists. 

Yes, the creature that killed Superman, Doomsday, makes his comeback (not for the first time) this August. 

In the 48-page one-shot Action Comics Presents: Doomsday Special #1, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter will team up to battle the villain and we're guessing the monster's return will be bad news for the wider DC Universe. Whether Superman will get involved remains to be seen, but it definitely sounds like the stage is being set for something Man of Steel-related. 

"It is a creature beyond reason - and the only force in the universe strong enough to kill Superman," reads the official description. "It’s Doomsday, the living embodiment of death, destruction, and evolution!"

"In the wake of Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet, King Doomsday now sits on a throne of skulls across a river of blood, holding court over the demons that swarm in the depths of Hell...and he may have just found a way back to the land of the living."

"It’s now up to Supergirl and Martian Manhunter to drive the beast back and see that he never again returns to our earthly plane - even if they must die to do it! Plus: the return of Bloodwynd, the debut of the Doomhounds, and a clue to the next big Superman event!"

Action Comics Presents: Doomsday Special #1's creative team is writer Dan Watters and artist Eddy Barrows, while Björn Barends, Puppeteer Lee, Lucio Parrillo, Clayton Crain, and Jon Bogdanove have all been tapped to provide variant covers. 

Zack Snyder brought Doomsday to live-action in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though Smallville beat the filmmaker to it. Neither depiction satisfied fans, so the hope now is that DC Studios will one day take another crack at him. 

Take a first look at Doomsday's DC Comics return below.

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DCfan84
DCfan84 - 5/17/2023, 11:15 AM
Doomsday's design looks [frick]ing



But I still adore the 90's look



kg8817
kg8817 - 5/17/2023, 12:39 PM
@DCfan84 - If only they did a Death of Superman animated movie with that art style. What a shame.
DCfan84
DCfan84 - 5/17/2023, 10:24 PM
@kg8817 - I agree! But also, them keeping that art style strictly for the 90's OG comics is right! And respectful! That is pure nostalgia
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 5/17/2023, 11:17 AM
The greastest Doomsday ever...

mountainman
mountainman - 5/17/2023, 11:39 AM
@BlackStar25 - He looked s little better than the Lord of the Rings cave trolls from 10+ years earlier.
grif
grif - 5/17/2023, 2:30 PM
@BlackStar25 - :(
The1st
The1st - 5/17/2023, 4:25 PM
@BlackStar25 - For some reason when I first saw this I thought you were that trova guy.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/17/2023, 1:14 PM
Doomsday is one of Superman's better foes.

1.Brainiac
2.Mongul
3.Darkseid
4.Doomsday
5.General Zod
dragon316
dragon316 - 5/17/2023, 3:04 PM
@marvel72 - doomsday was reason I bought Superman comics only one who have put fear into him and killed him
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/17/2023, 4:49 PM
@dragon316 - I agree,it was great when he first came out,
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 5/17/2023, 1:15 PM
Beautiful artwork on some of these.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/17/2023, 3:08 PM

"In the wake of Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet, King Doomsday now sits on a throne of skulls across a river of blood, holding court over the demons that swarm in the depths of Hell...and he may have just found a way back to the land of the living."

I'm sorry but that was unexpectedly dope. Just so [frick]ing metal. I'm in you sonuvagun, you got me.

Also kinda reminded me of this:

"On a mountain of skulls, in a castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood! What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of evil!"
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/17/2023, 3:13 PM
"Girl of Steel... Woman of Metal!"

lol, that's so dumb, is she a girl or a woman? lol, make up your mind!

Also, steel is metal you dullards.
Demigods
Demigods - 5/17/2023, 5:07 PM
The Supergirl cover... is just trying way too hard. It looks like they melded her character with the 90's Superboy.
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