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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 Chaos Burn

An unspeakable, mythic threat to the whole of Krypton.... where'd he get those boots?

Edited by SoA

@ghidoran: he looks better on ur link than whatever that is

Posted by Veshark

No.

Posted by ILLO_29

He looks ok, I mean who said an alien creation has to follow human proportions exactly. If your were to engineer a creature that was made to just wreak havoc and kill then you would want huge forearms, legs and chest. Head is a bit small and I could do without the clown shoes.

Posted by New_World_Order

Looks like an oversized zombie, which is pretty cool if you ask me.

Posted by mcbean

Is that Clay face with horns all over

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

well that's........................ shit

Posted by ChillinVillain

The only problem with design are the shoes and the small head, but other than that he looks pretty cool; those saying he isn't intimidating are just exaggerationg because he would look scary as hell in real-life.

Also Doomsday is an alien, which means that his design doesn't need fit our idea of human proportions. The look also gives him character, with those "trophies" on his person (how he puts them on with those hands, we'll never know....)

At, least he'll have a semblance of a story and may not be giant retard like pre-New 52 liked to display him as.

Posted by Ancient_0f_Days

Just saw this in the AAP:

Even this Doomsday looks WAY more badass that that chunky curly round lookin thing...he don't need no trophies...

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@xanni15 said:

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

wait....you mean he's one of the Monkee's?

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Posted by Nerx

@k4tzm4n: ick

looks like a pile of cancer tumors and gypsum put together

Edited by mrterrific9

I actually like this look more than the previous one- this doesn't mean that I didnt like the previous look.

The pre-flashpoint Doomsday was really uninteresting:" I punch!!! I REALLY hate Superman!" <---- I just summed up his whole personality.

This look actually gives him some flavor and flare.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Heck, I think he looks cool. And this might be a previous version of the big guy, for all we know.

Posted by ivolution2k1

he looks strong i give you that, but its not a good look he just looks weird

Posted by Vaeternus

So people are judging DD already even if the story is good and even though we don't know anything about him yet really, based on the design they don't like? *sigh* lol

He may not even look exactly like this, look at Superman early on from early concepts his final design was slightly altered and more modern...I'll still get it, new design or not makes no difference to me. He looks like Doomsday, that's all I care about. People said the same thing with the Injustice Earth 2 version mohawk...

DD is still a badass, period. Though I do find his whole new "Predator" habit a bit interesting.

Posted by MugsyOG

look at dat shoe size

Edited by cuddles667

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

I for one would pay to see that.

Posted by The Stegman

...Well, that's an interesting look, not bad per se..just, interesting.

Edited by Lonestar9

Yeap, another dumb design, DC makes changes just to make changes. No real improvement to a character that didn't need changing. Still, it is what it is, maybe the story will be good.

Posted by mk111

Just saw this in the AAP:

Even this Doomsday looks WAY more badass that that chunky curly round lookin thing...he don't need no trophies...

Now that looks cool and awesome!

Posted by Ancient_0f_Days

@mk111: I know right....too bad DC is too stupid to use it or something like it.....we're probably stuck with lardass doomsday....

Posted by AlexanderGray
Posted by ScarletBatman

Better than the look he sported when he killed Superman. Still terrible though.

Edited by Ancient_0f_Days
Posted by McDerpyson

MY 90's SENSE IS TINGLING!!!

Posted by ravisher

i will destroy you all

Posted by QuantomMan

man he looks so bizarre. I really like Injustice adaptation of him. They should have gone with something similiar to that

Posted by mk111

@quantomman:

I agree, but then, I can't think of a single DD design worse than this one!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

All I could think of was Tom Servo. "Might as well call me Bob Huge-Hands!"

Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher

Ok I like the trophy keeping, and I like the idea of him as a monster from Kryptonian legend. However this design is absolutely terrible.

Posted by EnSabahNurX

There are some good concepts here but it needs some serious tweaking for him to look less ridiculous, like those arms lol

Posted by Batman404

Talk about ruining the look of a great character.

Posted by mk111

@batman404: I know, right? And Doomsday is hard to mess up, IMO.

Posted by jashro44

Because its written by Greg Pak I will probably pick it up.

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Posted by Emp3rorD4v1d

holy shit, doomsday looks like an alien gorilla...but a badass one

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice look. But feel like I'm looking at a gorilla. lol

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Biggest bulkiest forearms...ever! Haha!

Edited by Glitch_Spawn

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Just saw this in the AAP:

Even this Doomsday looks WAY more badass that that chunky curly round lookin thing...he don't need no trophies...

I actually dig this...

Edited by Ancient_0f_Days

I actually dig this...

it's slim, well proportioned, no mountainous forearms or microscopic head. As long as no one has a problem with him looking slightly like Pumba (tusks), this would be an ideal redesign for the character ....

Posted by redo7

Not bad for an animated cartoon,.. it lacks the menacing look the other version had. Similar to what Marvel (Disney) did to Hulk in terms of ape-like figure in the movie. The previous version wins in my opinion.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

I trust Pak completely guy knows what he is doing, i have no doubt he'll make doomsday more than just " ARGG KILL SUPERMAN ARGG"

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Written by Greg Pak? Count me in!

YES DAMMIT! Greg Pak is Friggin Awesome!

i trust him completely! he can make doomsday so much more than just a brick!

Posted by kid Apollo

hes like the Boogie Man, i like that

Edited by DocLuthorVonDoom

Oh man, he looks like crap! I liked Booth's run on Fantastic Four and X-men, kind of a fake Arthur Adams, but still enjoyable; but now he just seems to be phoning it in...well, I guess most artist at DC seem to be phoning it in lately...or quitting. Also, didn't Morrison already give us Doomsday? And a new, incredibly inspired, origin story for him in Action Comics?

Posted by Vincie_Pooh

hmmm. The face of A-Bomb. I wanna see how this turns out.

Edited by Outside_85

Sry, but I preferred him with the bone spikes... and those colors makes me think of him in a suit and tie.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@deranged_midget said:

Written by Greg Pak? Count me in!

YES DAMMIT! Greg Pak is Friggin Awesome!

i trust him completely! he can make doomsday so much more than just a brick!

If anyone can, it's most definitely him. I can't wait for his run on Action Comics!

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:
@deranged_midget said:

Written by Greg Pak? Count me in!

YES DAMMIT! Greg Pak is Friggin Awesome!

i trust him completely! he can make doomsday so much more than just a brick!

If anyone can, it's most definitely him. I can't wait for his run on Action Comics!

Greg pak is taking over action comics? REALLY? YESH!

Posted by Deranged Midget

Greg pak is taking over action comics? REALLY? YESH!

Yeah, after Lobdell's brief stint on the title. He's handling Batman/Superman and Action Comics. Should be a good time to be a fan of either.

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