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The Many Looks of Darkseid, from Kirby to Lee & Beyond

With the continuity of the DC Universe rebooted, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee got to re-tell the origin of the Justice League. Now, if you're telling the Justice League's origin with all options available to you, you probably tie it into Darkseid and that's precisely what Johns and Lee did, with a group of superheroes being forced to form the Justice League to take on Darkseid.

As part of the new continuity, Jim Lee gave Darkseid his most drastic revamp yet...

Surprisingly enough, Jim Lee's take on Darkseid was used very consistently throughout the New 52. Darkseid showed up fairly frequently (in Earth 2, in Batman and Robin, in his own one-shot during Forever Evil), but Jim Lee's design was used for all of them.

That changed with the final arc of Geoff Johns' run on Justice League, with "The Darkseid War." Jason Fabok came up with a new design for Darkseid that we first saw in full in Justice League #43...

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Darkseid is then killed, but brought back to life in the body of the infant son of Superwoman and Ultraman an in Justice League #50, Fabok gives us another version of Darkseid...

At the end of the story, "baby Darkseid" is reverted once more to infancy, so we get to see him as a baby at the end of the issue...

Recently, the "baby Darkseid" story has continued in the pages of Wonder Woman. We get to see Darkseid returned to adulthood and rocking a new look in Wonder Woman #37 (by Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia)...

In the pages of Tom King and Mitch Gerads' current Mister Miracle series, we got a BRIEF look at Darkseid in Mister Miracle #6 and he looked basically like his classic Kirby design...

Finally, here is the design of Darkseid for the upcoming Justice League: Odyssey series, which is definitely a major departure for the New God...

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