Not just to the page, but to DC in general. Is there any comics you'd recommend? Or any movies?
Given when Zod was revived in Batman Vs Superman Dawn of justice as a baby Doomsday why Did Superman not undergo a similar evolution, how did Darkseid create doomsday in DCAMU's continuity in The death of superman?
Here's my working theory on how I think these things came to be.
Zod was created via the genesis chamber, Superman in the current continuity of movies was also created via the genesis chamber and was very carefully revived via the same chamber.
The genesis chamber was created via the technology used by the Bertron to create doomsday. given the technology was likely directly adapted from this tech the DNA of the last stage of doomsday would likely end up as something like mitochondrial DNA and does not propagate because the embryo is formed around it...biology 1 board the heck out of me so that as much as I can explain.
So way back in Justice league war, Darkseid acquired superman DNA likely via skin cells he likely found this insert and decided to see what would be created from it, thus doomsday was cloned. Zod became a baby doomsday because the rebirth prosses of the Justice league movieverse may have instead doomsday DNA as junk DNA and the rebirth prosses caused the activation protocol for doomsday genetic memory causing Zod's mutation.
However, because it is clearly stated in Man of Steel stated Superman was the First natural-born Kryptonian in...i forget the number of years, Kal-El does not have the genetic insert at all thus did not have doomsday genetic memory so he was revived without the mutation prosses starting.
As to why superman of New earth did not become a second doomsday the simple explanation is the Kryptonian Regeneration Matrix is it took six months to revive superman because the regeneration matrix was programmed to prevent the activation of the genetic memory of doomsday.
However, what do you guys think?
An Anonymous Discord user I found on server last week had posted a leaked info of the characters we will see in the upcoming superman animated film superman man of tomorrow of the rest cast that had not been announced yet from warner so here are the list of DC characters we will also see in this film.
The Cast only shows the Characters not the actors because it's unknown who will voice them in the film.
So we will see most of Superman's supporting cast and friends we know in this movie but Jor-el and Lara Superman's parents are in this movie because they can be seen in the Trailer.
Also Mercy Graves Lex's Bodyguard is also in this film and is also seen in the Trailer as well.
Two of Superman's other Foes Neutron and Prankster will be in this Film, But The Ultra-Humanite will be in it as well since it is really interesting as he was Superman's First Supervillain he had ever fought before Lex Luthor But it's mostly likely he won't be a gorilla as we all know him in the comics and he most likely be a Human just like his fist appearance as this film is an origin story for superman.
But there was one more Character This Anonymous user said but it's a surprise Because he is a villain we will see in the end credits who was hired by Lobo because we all know Lobo is in this Film and we all know he was hired to get Superman Dead or Alive but we don't know who he could be?.
So let me know in the comments of what you guys think about this
I have recently read Dceased and I can say it could have been absolutely better . Here are my words for showing my idea : Emotional but a little harsh , enough characterizations , for leading characters , a well done pencilling with the support of enjoyable coloring . At last , maybe a little haste was in whole of the issues for reaching the end of story . 8/10
Personally, this is a great example of why I do not like superman all that much as he leads the league into a trap thinking he could handle Darkseid and whatever else was thrown at them. he did not even consider it would be a trap or if it was he would just be able to handle it. he made it personal like because Darkseid found a creature capable of killing him.
Then he went and got Aquaman killed, batman, wonder woman, Starfire, Mera, cyborg brainwashed with the woman all cybernetically modified and the rest of the league killed. his 'saving' the planet got Harly Quinn, Etrigan, batwoman, batgirl, Bain, and many other heroes killed, and still did not save the planet.
the worst thing is I have to wait even longer for a Hunter/pray adaptation were we learn the origins of doomsday. the plus side is we will likely be getting another adaptation of The death of superman.
I get that we need superman as a deterrent for beings as powerful as Darkseid he should not be a leader.
however, i enjoyed the movie as a whole as we see things a normal storyline would not like the fact that trigon really truly cares for his daughter, Constantine arguing with captain boomerang. and the flash choosing to save the earth by causing another flashpoint.
Since it was announced that DC was breaking off with Diamond, much has been speculated regarding the future of comic shops, DC, and even the monthly floppy model. Some people are going so far to predict the impeding death of the direct market. And although panicked "the sky is falling on our heads" reactions are nothing new (the demise of super-hero comic-books has been predicted as early as the Sixties), it looks like they may be right this time.
Why? Let's face it: Sales have been dropping for decades and are in the toilet right now. Most of the current dwindling readership is made up for impossible-to-please continuity-obsessed middle-aged people whose likes and dislikes have been carved in stone. Comic-book shops have been dying since the 90's, and the pandemic outbreak isn't helping matters. DC is resorting to sales-boosting reboots and relaunches with increased frequency, which has ensured continuity is non-existent.
DC breaking up with Diamond might be the first sign of the death of the direct market.
And, to be honest, I wouldn't regret its demise. I'll be sorry for the people who will find themselves jobless, but I'll not mourn the direct market because its rise has led the industry to this situation. Marvel and DC started to focus on the direct market in the 80's because comic-books weren't wanted in newsstands and the like. Back then, the direct market was a lifeline, but abandoning the newsstands altogether was a disastrous long-term decision because it meant the disappearance of the casual buyer, who is willing to try new things and may become a dedicated fan and regular buyer. Marvel and DC stopped looking for new fans, which meant their fanbase began gradually aging and shrinking because lapsed older fans weren't replaced with newer fans.
Films, cartoon and live-action series, and games show people still like super-heroes. But young kids aren't reading comic-books. And why should they? If they want to get into some character they'll have to find a comic-book shop, wade through thousands of issues and titles, and pony up 3-5$ for a fragment of a -probably crappy, convoluted and opaque- story which they'll take five minutes to read.
And still, the Scholastic comics sell way better than either DC or Marvel's stuff has for years now. So maybe it isn't modern kids don't like comics. Maybe it is the current monthly floppy model sold to specialty stores is not and was never sustainable in the long term.
It's rumored DC will phase the floppies out in favor of self-contained books sold in bookstores and malls, and although it may be detrimental to the shared universe, I think it may be a good thing.
As you may know, I'm a Superman fan. And for whatever reason, the vast majority of popular Superman stories published since 1986 have been self-contained, alternate continuity titles: All-Star, Birthright, Secret Identity... The only exception I may think of is "The Death of Superman", and it didn't become popular because the story was so good. Similarly, DC cancelled the trades collecting Supergirl's Peter David and Sterling Gates' runs, but "Cosmic Adventures of 8th Grade" has been reprinted four times since 2009, and "Being Super" is being reprinted again after four years.
So it sounds like single trades collecting a self-contained story are definitely profitable.
And it isn't only that. I was in my early teens when I started reading Asterix and TinTin stories. I could find their albums easily in any bookstore and library, even though most of them were published decades before my birth, I knew where I should start reading, and I could pick any book and understand the story. I didn't need to hunt old back issues, I didn't have to wade through dozens of mediocre comics until finding the good ones, I didn't need to read four different books to follow one story, I wasn't confused about several first issues or different continuities.
They were very accesible comics, and it's relatively easy and affordable to own all albums.
Then I started reading Dragon Ball and other manga series. And although they were an ongoing series, I knew I had to start off with the first book, then read the second one, after open the third one... until it's over. A single book, a single continuity, a single version of the characters.
So, should DC and Marvel drop the direct market and the monthly floppy format and try other models? I think they should. Of course, perhaps I am wrong.
Either way, I thought it may be an interesting topic.
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I came across a few articles about the Sun being white, and not actually yellow (it has to do with something in relation with the color spectrum, I hardly paid attention in my Social Studies classes).
So, would this mean that Superman (and gang) gets his powers from the effects of our WHITE Sun and NOT YELLOW Sun?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbr.com/interview-ernie-altbacker-justice-league-dark-apokolips-war/amp/. Caught this interview from the writer talking about that ending and the potential future movies, if anyone’s interested. I grew a lot of feelings for DC’s successful continuative films.
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HBO MAX launches this month on the 27th (my birthday actually). Is there a list of which DC stuff they’ll have available? I saw “every Superman and Batman film ever”, but no specifics.
Will they have JL/JLU and the recent animation films? And do you guys think future DC animation films will debut on MAX, like the upcoming JLD show by Abrams?