History Comicbook / NewGods

6th Feb '16 2:20:43 PM Freshmeat
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Creator/JackKirby's MagnumOpus meta-series where he developed an entire cosmic mythology involving the New Gods of the utopia of [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas New Genesis]] and the dystopia of [[PollutedWasteland Apokolips]]. Collectively, they were called ''The Fourth World''.
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Creator/JackKirby's MagnumOpus meta-series where he developed an entire cosmic mythology involving the New Gods of the utopia of [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas New Genesis]] and the dystopia of [[PollutedWasteland Apokolips]]. Collectively, they were called ''The Fourth World''.
27th Jan '16 3:45:44 PM nombretomado
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Because ''Jimmy Olsen'' was was one of the original Fourth World books, and Superman guest stars in the first issue of ''The Forever People,'' the whole New Gods saga has had close ties to Superman since the beginning, and the 1990's ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' firmly cemented the two mythoi together. These days, Darkseid tends to be depicted fighting Superman and/or the Justice League more often than he is shown fighting Orion.
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Because ''Jimmy Olsen'' was was one of the original Fourth World books, and Superman guest stars in the first issue of ''The Forever People,'' the whole New Gods saga has had close ties to Superman since the beginning, and the 1990's ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' firmly cemented the two mythoi together. These days, Darkseid tends to be depicted fighting Superman and/or the Justice League more often than he is shown fighting Orion.
22nd Jan '16 4:14:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Villainous example, and again, Glorious Godfrey. How dangerous could someone who is a goodlooking blond with tremendous powers of persuasion possibly be? There's no way a cowardly wimp like him could be a threat. HaHaHaNo. ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' showed just how powerful a talent like that could be.
6th Dec '15 5:45:20 PM nombretomado
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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'']], ''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'']], ''SevenSoldiers'', ''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.
19th Nov '15 7:51:53 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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** New Gods itself was a Stealth Sequel to Kirby's run on Thor. The first comic opens with the death of the "Old Gods", which includes a very familiar silhouette of a certain Thunderer.
9th Nov '15 6:28:37 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''Legends'' crossover, Glorious Godfrey used the alias "G. Gordon Godfrey", a joint parody of [[RichardNixon Watergate]] participant (and later radio demagogue) G. Gordon Liddy and, well, [[SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]].
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** In the ''Legends'' crossover, Glorious Godfrey used the alias "G. Gordon Godfrey", a joint parody of [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Watergate]] participant (and later radio demagogue) G. Gordon Liddy and, well, [[SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]].
21st Oct '15 12:27:20 AM RWDutton
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Darker and Edgier: Orion's hidden Apokolips nature and his angst about it, the planet-nuking climax of the Apokolips/New Genesis war
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Our hero enters the scene, confesses to (presumably mild) off-screen torture, then gloats over his fallen enemy as he slowly and deliberately batters him to death on screen, pausing only to angst about the horror of war and his own hidden inner darkness. Pretty dark and edgy for a DC comic by Jack Kirby ("Spawn") from 1971 (in the original *New Gods* run). The next comic, "The Glory Boat", underlines the idea that while New Genesis gods like Lightray are powerful, only savage fighters like the Apokolips-born Orion are truly effective warriors. Then "The Pact" shows the war between Apokolips and New Genesis escalating to the point where both sides are fighting on a planet-destroying scale.
14th Oct '15 5:30:59 AM moloch
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* TakeThat: Kirby's original New Gods had several "Take That!" disses against Marvel: ** The Third World is clearly supposed to be Marvel's version of Asgard. *** Could also be considered a MythologyGag; Kirby came up with the New Gods while still working at Marvel, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and his original idea]] would have them be part of TheMightyThor mythos, with the two pantheons battling at Ragnarok. ** Funky Flashman, the toady conman who works for Darkseid lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant based on Roy Thomas, and gets his meagre cash by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic rooting around in a container shaped like Jack's head]]. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée.]]
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* TakeThat: Kirby's original New Gods had several "Take That!" disses against Marvel: ** The Third World is clearly supposed to be Marvel's version of Asgard. *** Could also be considered a MythologyGag; Kirby came up with the New Gods while still working at Marvel, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and his original idea]] would have them be part of TheMightyThor mythos, with perhaps the two pantheons battling at Ragnarok. biggest one being... ** [[strike:Stan Lee]]... sorry, "[[Creator/StanLee Funky Flashman, Flashman]]", the toady conman who works for Darkseid lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant based on Roy Thomas, and gets his meagre cash by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic rooting around in a container shaped like Jack's head]]. head]] and isn't [[SmallNameBigEgo half as talented as he thinks he is]]. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée.]]toupée]]. Jack was ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' happy with Stan at the time.
10th Oct '15 11:56:01 AM nombretomado
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-->-- The prologue at the beginning of the first issue of ''NewGods''
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-->-- The prologue at the beginning of the first issue of ''NewGods'' ''ComicBook/NewGods''
10th Oct '15 9:53:25 AM nombretomado
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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'']], ''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 ''{{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'']], ''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 ''{{New ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', they were all (presumably) brought back to life thanks to CosmicRetcon.
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