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More Info on The New 52's Doomsday

Get a better look at the updated design and a little bit of new info on the villain!

Villain Month will hit our wallets extra hard in September and one of the exciting announcements is that Doomsday will get his very own issue. This will be the first time the man who punched Superman really, really, reaaaallllly hard will appear in the post-Flashpoint universe and today DC has offered a better look at his updated character design. If I had to take a guess, I'd say it seems like this version of the character likes to keep trophies.

"But who is Doomsday? In The New 52, the legends surrounding this character have become stories told to terrify Kryptonians. Nobody knows who created him, where he comes from, or even dares to utter his name louder than in a whisper. But are the various myths about what the Doomsday creature is real? Was he really let loose on an army? And if nobody knows the truth behind this villain’s origin, is there really a way to stop him?"

Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Brett Booth, Doomsday's solo issue will go on sale September 25. Are you going to pick this one up, Viners?

Source: DC

202 Comments
Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

He looks..... Strange.

Posted by darkvare

he looks like the creech

Posted by darkwolverine

Not a big fan of the new look, because of the arms.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

he looks like an absolute beast

Edited by Xanni15

He looks like a member of Davy Jones's crew. 0.0

Posted by knightofthechronicle

I at least like the whole 'myth' behind Doomsday that the Kryptonian's created. The 'trophies' that Doomsday keeps is pretty cool though.

Edited by lifeboy

Man I wish he had that cool but weird white patches of hair. Death of superman should have taken best superman story...

Edited by Undeadpool

He's Doomsday the Sailor Maaaaan!

Uuuuk uk uk uk uk!

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Posted by frogdog

Why? of all the things to bring from pre 52, why would DC this choose this overused donkey?

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Edited by Rich711

The great DC cash grab. Yawn, I'll pass.

Maybe in another 6 months they will do 52 sidekicks each with chromium variant covers.

Posted by GothamRed

Is new doomsday made of wet clay? What's wrong with his arms?

Posted by GothamRed
@rich711 said:

Maybe in another 6 months they will do 52 sidekicks each with chromium variant covers.

I actually wouldn't mind that, it may be the chance to bring back donna and wally.

Posted by Black_Claw

Might pick this up. Those arms though...

Edited by blkson

lol would somebody break the fingers of whoever the hell is redesigning characters. Everyone doesn't need an upgrade (well downgrade) to their character designs.

Edited by Decoy Elite

He seems even more 90's now. O.O

Seriously those arms and that tiny head, man, just wow.

Posted by frogdog

He seems even more 90's now. O.O

Seriously those arms and that tiny head, man, just wow.

He's just missing oversized guns

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Posted by Decoy Elite

@frogdog said:

@decoy_elite said:

He seems even more 90's now. O.O

Seriously those arms and that tiny head, man, just wow.

He's just missing oversized guns

Maybe he'll adapt so that he has the power of gun arms.

I mean if DC's gonna do this they might as well go all out.

Posted by jer121

looks so terrible

Edited by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Ridiculous. A lot of the new designs have been shit in the New 52.

Posted by PymsEgo

Reasons I dont like it: 1. Disney squid beard 2. Ugly (and unnecesary) rain clogs

3. Belted bike shorts pulled halfway up to his pecs 4. ridiculously oversized forearms

5. Hands (without sweet knuckle spikes) that could hold 4 or 5 of his miniscule heads

Edited by drgnx

I liked Superdoom Better

Well at least we have an actor ready to play him in a love action, low budget movie

Posted by Decoy Elite

I think the arms are so big so as to distract the reader so they don't notice his massive feet.

Edited by MrDirector786

I think it looks alright but the arms are way too big.

Posted by XImpossibruX

Oh god... it looks like the love child of Doomday, Solomon Grundy and Grey Hulk

Edited by dondave

Looks Horrible

Posted by ectoborge

Damn looks better than ever. Hope this new Doomsday is more than meets the eye.

Posted by ARMIV2

I see it and think of a pre-Doomsday Doomsday, like an alpha or test version.

Edited by frogdog

@frogdog said:

@decoy_elite said:

He seems even more 90's now. O.O

Seriously those arms and that tiny head, man, just wow.

He's just missing oversized guns

Maybe he'll adapt so that he has the power of gun arms.

I mean if DC's gonna do this they might as well go all out.

Somebody call liefield

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Posted by Justthatkid

This isn't doomsday it's his ugly cousin.

Posted by RockyIII

Horrible design for all the reasons everyone has mentioned on these comments. DC should be ashamed and embarrased for even considering this garbage as a design option in the first place. I will not pay even a penny for a comic with this character in it.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Damn his arms are so massive his body can't deal with the weight of them, hence why one of them looks like its tearing off. Fail. Dumbday!

Edited by jumpstart55

He,s actually hunched over, so his arms appear bigger then they actually are.

He looks sick, i am definitely digging the new design.

Edited by The_Tree

He just looks like a rock covered Abomination, I prefer the old design.

Edited by Decoy Elite

@jumpstart55 said:

He,s actually hunched over, so his arms appear bigger then they actually are.

He looks sick, i am definitely digging the new design.

Perspective still seems crazy out of wack. His feet are still nearly as massive and his head is still tiny.

Maybe the design could look better with a less wonky image but it really doesn't really make any interesting modifications to the characters old design IMO.

Posted by DigbyKong

Posted by SoA

he looks like crap. not intimidating at all...

Posted by Birthright

Looks cool in my opinion

Posted by crassh76

Looks like a cross between Gorilla Grodd and Lobo. I guess it will take some getting used to.

Figures, I just got a half sleeve tattoo of an old Doomsday/Superman battle with some bio around it.

Edited by TheUnN4med

He's a monster, why he can't he have those arms? Anyways, I like this re-desing,

Edited by Hawkguy

I'll pick it up, although he looks kind of weird its funny to see people almost raging on here. Who knows, maybe it'll look awesome in action

Posted by ComicStooge

I actually like it.

Posted by SavageDragon

Not really a fan to be honest.

Posted by LimpoyzLoan

ohai clayface reject.

Posted by Michael_Moran

Yet more evidence on how the new 52 has ruined so many previously established good charecters

Posted by Reignmaker

Yet more evidence on how the new 52 has ruined so many previously established good charecters

Underwear on the outside was never a good thing.

Edited by BR_Havoc

WOW once again a horrible design. DC please top going back to the 90's for ideas to redesign characters.

Posted by OutlawRenegade

@michael_moran said:

Yet more evidence on how the new 52 has ruined so many previously established good charecters

Underwear on the outside was never a good thing.

^^^^

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Edited by Decoy Elite

He's a monster, why he can't he have those arms? Anyways, I like this re-desing,

Personally my issue is more with the head, it's so small that is makes everything look messed up and not in a unsettling or interesting way.

It's the big reason the arms stick out as so strange.

Posted by ThorBoy

Why would he needs shoes? Doomsday never had a good look. This version is junk. But I'm planning on buying it anyways