DAILY PLANET: Why Dooming Superman May Be the Best Thing For Him

There’s no sugar coating it. By all accounts and on all levels, Superman is doomed. It’s surprising. It’s frightening. It’s tragic. But it’s also compelling. No one wants to see Superman brought down permanently. But as far as human drama goes, you can’t ask for a more powerful one. Here’s why.

DC Digital Comics: Celebrating Black History Month

From the honor and strength of John Stewart, to the pure techno power of Cyborg, to the energy and humor of Static Shock, DC’s African-American heroes have become both inspirations and favorites of DC fans the world over. John Stewart first joined the Green Lantern Corps in the 1970s and remains the definitive Green Lantern to a generation of fans who grew up with the Justice League animated series. Cyborg has overcome great injury and physical change and now fights alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the Justice League.

The New Batman/Superman Adventures (1997 - 2000)

A cool combination of Superman: The Animated Series with The New Batman Adventures. Each half-hour episode featured either a single repeat from the original Superman run, the orginial Batman run, or a brand new story featuring Batman made specifically for this series.

 
 
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Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

Steel (1997)

Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal ("Kazaam") sheds his hi-tops for a dazzling suit of battle armor as the latest and greatest DC Comics superhero to wage war on crime. When evil scientist Judd Nelson ("Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "The Breakfast Club") begins selling top-secret weapons to LA's street gangs, former military researcher Shaq joins forces with a brilliant electronics expert to build an invincible suit of armor. Layered in his magnetic metal sheath and armed with his own hi-tech weaponry, Shaq transforms into his mythic alter-ego, "Steel." From a secret command center, Steel sets out on a high-powered silver motorcycle to confront Nelson and rid the city of crime. Co-starring Annabeth Gish ("Double Jeopardy," "Nixon") and the original urban crime-fighter, Richard Roundtree ("Shaft," "Seven"). Directed by multiple Emmy-winner Kenneth Johnson (TV's "Incredible Hulk," TV's "V"). Produced by Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning producer/composer/performer, Quincy Jones. 

Cast: 
Shaquille O'Neal
Annabeth Gish
Richard Roundtree
Judd Nelson
Irma P. Hall
Ray J
Charles Napier
Directors: 
Kenneth Johnson
Writers: 
Kenneth Johnson
Producers: 
Joel Simon
David Salzman
Shaquille O'Neal
Leonard Armato
Bruce Binkow
Quincy Jones
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Action
Adventure

Superman: The Animated Series (1996 - 2000)

The creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning "Batman: The Animated Series" chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary superhero, as he battles the forces of villainy and continues his quest for "truth, justice and the American way."

 
Voice Talent: 
Tim Daly
Dana Delany
Producers: 
Alan Burnett
Paul Dini
Bruce Timm
Executive Producers: 
Jean MacCurdy
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Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

An unexpected ally joins in the battle against the Doomsdays

As Steel, Superboy, and Supergirl use all of their might to beat Doomsdays across the world into submission, Superman faces down with the real mastermind behind the reign of terror. But even with all of their powers combined, is the super-team strong enough to defeat all of the Doomsdays? Perhaps the help of an unexpected ally will bring them the victory they’re hoping for and stop the Reign of the Doomsdays once and for all.

STEEL #1 sells out and goes back to press

STEEL #1, the first part of the REIGN OF DOOMSDAY storyline, has sold out and gone back for a second printing, this time with a blood-red cover. Foreboding, right? Check it out below.

Along with that, we have a few more variants for you. First up is Andy Clarke’s variant cover to Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2 followed closely by another dynamic Felipe Massafera variant to GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #7. Rounding out the batch is Kevin Maguire’s cover to JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #19.

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DCU in 2011: What does Doomsday want?

Doomsday's back - and while we agree that that’s not a good sign for the heroes of the DCU, we can still ask: why did Doomsday return?

Well, I asked, and I got a hint back in return. Here's a few words from DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza about Reign of Doomsday:

DCU in 2011: The Reign of Doomsday

Doomsday is coming back.

A few of you drew this conclusion from last week's tease, and we'll confirm here that the Kryptonian killing machine will return to Earth early next year - and you don't need me to tell you that's never a good sign for the heroes of the DCU.

Doomsday will first make his presence known this January in STEEL #1 - but I can promise you, he won't be the only hero facing Doomsday's wrath for long. The story will continue with:

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