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Exclusive Preview: EARTH 2 #15.1 DESAAD

Desaad is an agent of Darkseid's but he's been stranded on Earth. Find out what happens when he finds a way to fix that problem.

Beginning next week, all the DC New 52 titles will be taken over by the bad guys during Villains Month. In the Earth 2 title, Desaad takes over and we get to see what he's been up to since getting stranded. You can bet he's been up to no good.

Check out our exclusive preview courtesy of DC Comics.


As a member of Darkseid’s inner circle, Desaad is the Apokoliptian god of fear and pain. And since being stranded on Earth because of the events of EARTH 2 #1, Desaad has looked for a way home. He has the means, in the form of Boom Tube technology, but could not power it…until now!

Written by: Paul Levitz

Art by: Yildiray Cinar

Cover by: Ken Lashley

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Sep 4 2013

Posted by Outside_85

So he is now an empath or psychic vampire, think I might like him a bit more for that.

Edited by DecoyElite

He's totally pouting on the first panel of the second page. Look at that walk!

Posted by ForeverMan

Really hate the look of this character redesign.

Care Bears villain, anyone?

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Sweet. I'm pumped for this one.

Posted by judasnixon

What the hell did they do to Desaad? I don't even know what I'm looking at.......

Posted by Mbecks14

I try not to be one of those whiny fans in the case of redesigns, but I just don't like this one. It's not the worst, but I just don't get what they were going for.

Posted by Saren

The entire point of Desaad is that he's a terminal coward and behind-the-scenes schemer.......

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Posted by Trevel8182

Love this book.

Posted by jointron33

@citizenbane: so is starscream. Starscream can still fight though

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I thought all the Villain month comics had moving covers and were 4$?

Posted by dondave

So he is now an empath or psychic vampire, think I might like him a bit more for that.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

But this looks really interesting and i'll check it out.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Not too wild about the change on his look. Makes him seem too vampire/incubus to me for some reason. I'll give it a chance though. Go Villain's Month!

Edited by Hawkguy
Posted by dagmar_merrill

@hawkguy: Thanks. I'll be saving a good bit of money knowing that now. :D

Edited by Hawkguy

@dagmar_merrill: No problem. I saw the good news and knew I had to spread it!

Posted by Reactor

Me likes!

Posted by The Stegman

I'm picking up almost all of the Villain titles..except for this one and a few others. I only make room for villains I care for, this Desaad, along with Arcane, Penguin, and H'el, isn't on that list.

Posted by Trodorne

Not to get hung up on what they said. being stranded on earth.... they do realize there is more than one earth. hell from what we seen genesis and apocalypse could be earth as well but opposing spectrums of our possible futures.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

Oh no... Paul Levitz.

Don't get me wrong, he was a great leader for DC, but as a writer I try to avoid him.

Posted by DecoyElite

"Threw a f***ing shark on the beach. Does anyone even bat an eye? Nooooooooo. grumble, grumble, grumble"

Edited by Mangakid1995

@citizenbane: Yes but this is Earth 2 Desaad. Earth 1 Desaad can still be the scheming coward he's always been, same goes for his new design we haven't seen a clear look at Earth 1 Desaad he probably still looks the same.

Posted by Saren

@mangakid1995: There is no Earth-1 Desaad. Post-Flashpoint there's only one Darkseid, one Desaad, one Highfather etc in the multiverse. The Desaad that appeared in the first arc of Justice League is the same one that's appearing in World's Finest.

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Posted by metroplex02
Posted by NightFang

"Threw a f***ing shark on the beach. Does anyone even bat an eye? Nooooooooo. grumble, grumble, grumble"

Is anyone even there too see it?

Posted by DecoyElite

@nightfang: The guy he kills on the very same page, but the joke is more about how he looks like he's pouting.

Edited by WaveMotionCannon
Posted by The_Titan_Lord


Posted by Miss_Garrick

Stupid reboot look.

Edited by Arkhamc1tizen

Looks like a cool issue.

Posted by mightyrearranger

So he's the Four Horsemen incarnate in this or something? Works for me, things can only go up in life after you get humiliated by Pied Piper as Queen lyrics flash across the pages. :)

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

Really hate the look of this character redesign.

Care Bears villain, anyone?

that was exactly my first thought too! :D

...... but i still like his new design and earth 2 belongs to my must have titles.

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Posted by JuliusTakalua

WOW! he's more "badass" and scarier... but I thought Desaad was a bitch before the 52 though... Always getting punked by Orion and the rest of the gods....

But then there's really nothing wrong with a more sadistic version. He's more the "god of sadism" than ever before honestly and I quite honestly like this new godlike persona he's having.
But I also wish DC still makes Desaad Darkseid's bitch. And also Orion's bitch when Orion wants to make him a drag doll when he wants to. Just like the old comics....

Posted by ForeverMan

@metroplex02: infinitely tbh. Hollow human shell look > whatever they were going for here.

Edited by tomtomiii

I'm not sure I'm sold on the new look for Desaad, but I do like that the Darkseid's underrlings are a bit more powerful. Afterall, they are suppose to be New Gods. In the past, except so Darkseid ANYONE could beat up the Gods from Apokolips. Desaad, Kalibak, Steppenwolf, Granny Goodness ... all of them could be schooled by Zan, Jayna, and Gleek the Monkey. So I applaud the move to make them more menancing and a threat.

Now I agree with the look. He looks like a bad version of the Time Trapper ... but Care Bears villian!?! Lol, I love it! That's exactly it.