That’s the damnedest thing about Darkseid. You can kill him on as many multi-dimensional planes as you’d like, but he’s still going to find some way to come back and send bad vibes at you and your friends. Even if he’s homeless.
If that doesn’t make a lick of sense to you, then I owe you some explanation. See HOBODARKSEID’s one of those meta-humorous twitter accounts in the same league as the likes of JJonahJameson, God_Damn_Batman and Not_Mark_Millar. That is, an account from the perspective of an obviously-fictional person. We actually did about them a while back. Matt Fraction’s been behind this one, which happens to record the concise diatribes of Apokolips’ evil despot, who’s extra ornery on account of him, somehow, becoming a hobo after (presumably) losing his throne. The tweets ran a deadly combination of agitated and evil for a while but, after NPR let the secret out about the account's origins, the feed dried up for almost a year.
That is, until Darkseid Jenkins (as HoboDarkseid is also known) tweeted this…
ME AND HIROSHIMA, MOTHERF***ERS #HOBODARKSEID
The hashtag speaks true! Associating himself with the site of a nuclear explosion would certainly be in Darkseid’s M.O. Whether this is just one tweet floating in the abyss or the first mark of a return to metafictional microblogging remains to be seen. Although, we may never be certain considering that there’s no blue check mark to verify this account’s identity.
Anyway, Hobodarkseid’s got more than 4000 followers. Are any of you Comic Vine maniacs in their ranks? Does his return fill you relief and vindication, or fear and dread?
Speaking of fear, dread and Twitter, I also happen to have an account myself. @TomPinchuk , simply enough. Follow me and you’ll see tweets that are perhaps just as grim, but updated more frequently.