DC Comics confirms that Doomsday will return in <i>Steel #1</i>

DC's The Source blog confirmed today that the teaser we shared last week is indeed an indication that Doomsday, the monstrous villian who once killed Superman, will return in January.

The villain will return in the Steel one-shot, one of several "iconic" one-shots that month. The story will continue in Outsiders #37, JLA #55 and Superboy #6, and will presumably conclude in a fifth, as-yet-unnamed comic.

“Doomsday is one of the most popular villains in Superman’s canon of foes,” said DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, “He injects a feeling of dread and chaos into the DC Universe that few other characters can.” Doomsday last appeared in Action Comics #871, where, after he was apparently beaten to death by Superman, Supergirl and a host of Kandorians, his body was given to Lex Luthor to make improvements.

Update: If you check DC's solicitations today for Outsiders #37, you'll see that this storyline is called "Reign of Doomsday" and is setting up "an explosive summer event."

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