History Comicbook / NewGods

3rd Jun '17 12:19:38 AM bfunc
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** Orion (a good guy, with, admittedly, ''severe'' anger management issues) is ugly; in-story he's so ugly that he often wears a half-mask to conceal his face. He is of Apokoliptian origin, being the son of Darkseid himself; his goodness is due to him being raised by Highfather Izaya from a fairly young age.

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** Orion (a good guy, with, admittedly, ''severe'' anger management issues) is ugly; in-story he's so ugly that he often wears a half-mask to conceal his face. He is of Apokoliptian origin, being the son of Darkseid himself; his goodness is due to him being raised on New Genesis by Highfather Izaya from a fairly young age.
3rd Jun '17 12:17:57 AM bfunc
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Most of New Genesis is an unspoiled paradise, and the one major city, Supertown, is sleek and futuristic with abundant gardens and parks; Apokolips is an industrial wasteland with multiple fire-spouting craters that are each a significant portion of the planet's radius. The trope ''generally'' applies to the characters as well, with the good New Genesites being handsome/beautiful and the evil Apokaliptians being mostly ugly or deformed. There are some notable exceptions:
** ''Some'' of the (evil) Female Furies are buff but attractive.
** Orion (a good guy, with, admittedly, ''severe'' anger management issues) is ugly; in-story he's so ugly that he often wears a half-mask to conceal his face. He is of Apokoliptian origin, being the son of Darkseid himself; his goodness is due to him being raised by Highfather Izaya from a fairly young age.
** Glorious Godfrey is universally considered in-story to be extremely handsome and charismatic but is thoroughly evil. His sister Amazing Grace is also evil but beautiful.
** In the hands of a ''kind'' artist, Dan "Terrible" Turpin looks like the sort of guy you'd cast Creator/DannyDevito to play; in Kirby's original art, you might be excused for thinking he was a shaved gorilla in a suit. He's very definitely a good guy.
** Darkseid's uncle Steppenwolf is usually depicted as reasonably handsome (but with a BeardOfEvil).
21st May '17 12:04:18 PM DuckDuckNoose
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** [[Creator/StanLee Stan L...]] sorry, "[[Creator/StanLee Funky Flashman]]", the toady conman who works for Darkseid, lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant based on Roy Thomas, gets his meagre cash by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic rooting around in a container shaped like Jack's head]] and isn't [[SmallNameBigEgo half as talented as he thinks he is]]. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée]]. Jack was ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' happy with Stan at the time.

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** [[Creator/StanLee Stan L...]] sorry, "[[Creator/StanLee Funky Flashman]]", the toady conman who works for Darkseid, lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant -- "Houseroy" -- based on Roy Thomas, gets his meagre cash by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic rooting around in a container shaped like Jack's head]] and isn't [[SmallNameBigEgo half as talented as he thinks he is]]. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée]]. Jack was ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' happy with Stan at the time.[[note]]Stan, as Roy Thomas himself [[http://twomorrows.com/kirby/articles/18thomas.html later recounted]], was a bit hurt by how ''venomous'' it all was, and though there was still no love lost between them, even Kirby himself seemed to regret it later. (Roy, for his part, didn't necessarily mind and considered a lot of the jokes at ''his'' expense to be ActuallyPrettyFunny, but felt a talented man like Jack could've vented in a more subtle or creative way.)[[/note]]
20th May '17 10:31:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Even for a New God, Glorius Godfrey was a joke character - til ''ComicBook/LegendsDC''.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: FromNobodyToNightmare:
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Even for a New God, Glorius Godfrey was a joke character - til ''ComicBook/LegendsDC''.''ComicBook/LegendsDC''.
** Granny Goodness started out as a Lowly. She became the trainer of the Female Furies and Darkseid's most effective lieutenant.
19th May '17 8:22:46 AM Basara-kun
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* OrcRaisedByElves: Orion is this, being part of an experiment/peace deal that also included RaisedByOrcs. Scott Free was the son of one of the benevolent deities and was given to be raised by the EvilOverlord Darkseid. Darkseid's son, Orion, was raised in his place. Both of them grow up to be heroes.
25th Apr '17 9:02:17 AM JulianLapostat
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* AthensVersusSparta: The proto-planet divides into a warlike {{Mordor}} run by Darkseid called Apokolips and a verdant green planet called New Genesis.

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* AthensVersusSparta: AthensAndSparta: The proto-planet divides into a warlike {{Mordor}} run by Darkseid called Apokolips and a verdant green planet called New Genesis.
25th Apr '17 9:02:17 AM JulianLapostat
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25th Apr '17 8:47:19 AM JulianLapostat
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* AthensVersusSparta: The proto-planet divides into a warlike {{Mordor}} run by Darkseid called Apokolips and a verdant green planet called New Genesis.
5th Apr '17 5:34:12 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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Later writers revived the characters and concepts, though with a great deal of decay in concept as only Darkseid and Mr. Miracle caught on with fans (with Orion and Big Barda tagging along). These stories included the original 1970's ''Secret Society of Super-Villains,'' [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} The Great Darkness Saga]], [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Rock of Ages]], [[CrisisCrossover ''Legends'', ''Cosmic Odyssey'', ''Genesis'']], ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'', ''The Death of the New Gods'', ''Countdown to Final Crisis'', and finally ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', which slammed the door on the New Gods once and for all, while giving Darkseid a hell of a send-off as the VillainDecay got shrugged off of him on his way out the door. However, after the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', they were all (presumably) brought back to life thanks to CosmicRetcon.

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Later writers revived the characters and concepts, though with a great deal of decay in concept as only Darkseid and Mr. Miracle caught on with fans (with Orion and Big Barda tagging along). These stories included the original 1970's ''Secret Society of Super-Villains,'' [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} The Great Darkness Saga]], [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Rock of Ages]], [[CrisisCrossover ''Legends'', ''Cosmic Odyssey'', ''Genesis'']], ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'', ''The Death of the New Gods'', ''Countdown to Final Crisis'', and finally ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', which slammed the door on the New Gods once and for all, while giving Darkseid a hell of a send-off as the VillainDecay got shrugged off of him on his way out the door. However, after the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', they were all (presumably) brought back to life thanks to CosmicRetcon.
CosmicRetcon. Darkseid serves as, of all things, the StarterVillain for the Justice League, and his invasion of Earth is what leads to their formation. Fittingly, he also served as the ''final'' villain of that particular ''Justice League'' run, in the "Darkseid War" story arc.
18th Feb '17 2:29:39 PM Kadorhal
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-->-- The prologue at the beginning of the first issue of ''ComicBook/NewGods''

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-->-- The prologue at the beginning of the first issue of ''ComicBook/NewGods''
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