The last time we saw Darkseid was in 2009 with Morrison’s Final Crisis, and now Jim Lee brings back the legendary Jack Kirby villain. Though the skirt may be gone (probably for the best), there is no mistaking those deep, glowing red eyes. Darkseid will make his much awaited return to the DCU on December 21 with JUSTICE LEAGUE #4. Lee’s new design looks pretty damn epic if you ask me. Check out some more details after the jump. Read on for the skinny…
The DC blog ran the following with the image:
“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.
Now that you’re all jumping out of your chairs over this, fret not, you’ll be able to see this design in action soon enough! In JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 in fact, on sale December 21. And, get this, this shot of Darkseid isn’t even the BEST SHOT of him in that issue!
You’ll just have to see it to believe it.”