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In the interview at CBR, Dan Didio goes further to indicate that Doomsday will be cutting through a few DC titles and leaving Steel, the Eradicator, Superboy, Supergirl, and Hank Henshaw / Cyborg Superman in his wake. Do some die?

(Dan Didio:) Part three, definitely not. Part six is the real question. Doomsday After his death at the hands of the Kryptonians. Doomsday comes back to life more powerful than ever and begins to carve a new path of destruction throughout the DCU through the four guys that took Superman’s place in “Reign of the Supermen,” and basically they’re all not left standing by the end. Let’s leave it there.

Steel #1

Outsiders #37

Date: 2011-03-13 11:46 am (UTC)
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Doomsday was a poor idea that only worked once, and even then only if you ignored logic. Constant reuse of him has done nothing to endear him to me.

On the other hand, the Eradicator is perhaps the most useless character reintroduction in a long, long time so no loss there.

Date: 2011-03-13 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Could you elaborate, please? I don't know much about Doomsday beyond reading The Death of Superman a few weeks back with my man. Afterwards he was all "SO, DID YOU LIKE IT?!" And the best I could say was that it was kind of fun, but mostly just one really long fight that dragged on and on, and then Superman was, well, dead (predictably).

So if *that* was the one time Doomsday worked...

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Date: 2011-03-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
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This was my train of thought to the letter T.
"Oh God, not this guy again. Well, at least he killed the Eradicator, the only character who manages to be even less interesting, so at least that's something.. I guess."

Date: 2011-03-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chocochuy
Wasn't that the reason why Doomsday and Bane were barely used at the DCAU stories?

Somehow I have the idea that Doomsday was a way to reflect the ultra-violent and over-muscled maniacs that were the rage back in the early 90s. He had no back-story, had a scary name and he reveled on the carnage that he had unleashed. The moment Superman fought him was an allegory of Traditional Comics vs. Extreme Comics. Sure, Doomsday had an upper hand during most of the fight (Methinks this was meant to imply the popularity of Image Comics during those days) but it was Superman that bathed himself with the Ambrosia that is Victory (It's never just you in this community), thus implying that in the end Traditional Comics still kick ass. Anyways, I am just expressing my opinion on Doomsday.

Bane, on the other hand, is quite badass that I must confess that I am GAR for him.

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Date: 2011-03-14 03:30 am (UTC)
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I agree. The only other time I thought a Doomsday appearance was significant was in the 4 part Superman/Doomsday graphic novel series, which revealed Doomsday's origin and provided a decent rematch between Superman and Doomsday. Also was interested in the character of Doomsboy in Superboy. It was during a Young Justice arc..forgot the name of it and sadly only read the one issue of that one. Otherwise, never saw the point in Doomsday being used again except for being used in New Krypton. Also, only liked Eradicator in Reign of the Superman, but he served his purpse, not really caring much for him since his return either.

Date: 2011-03-13 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
well, according to Didio they're both still alive. And I don't see him killing Superboy or Supergirl. Cyborg Superman can't die.

That leaves Steel and th Eradicator. I think only the Eradicator will die.

Date: 2011-03-13 01:07 pm (UTC)
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It better be the Eradicator, unless they kill of Steel because they *want* the uproar.

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Date: 2011-03-13 06:14 pm (UTC)
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The Eradicator is/was just a plot device from the aborted New Krypton story (I think even Didio admits there was supposed to be more to the story than just killing all the K's and everybody - including Kal-El - just shrugging it off and moving on). He's not even the original Eradicator from "Reign of the Supermen" in the 90s. Obvious, he's the goner.

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Date: 2011-03-13 12:47 pm (UTC)
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... Right. Anything on QVC?

Date: 2011-03-13 01:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heckfire
Wait, the Eradicator isn't already dead? I thought he kicked it back in the 90's after the last Outsiders comic tanked.

Date: 2011-03-13 02:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
He is a self-regenerating cyborg... robot? His an alien war machine, they can pull whatever they want with him. Before this, he was like a faceless shadow.

Date: 2011-03-14 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
He got better? =p

Date: 2011-03-13 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] majingojira
Ah, this makes me glad that my own take on Doomsday was a one shot.

It's not like you can grab Mr. Hyde twice, give him bionic implants and kryptonite spurs more than once...

Date: 2011-03-13 02:43 pm (UTC)
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So, does this means Doomsday can adapt himself to any one?

Date: 2011-03-13 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
That's been the case since the critter was given a backstory, in SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER/PREY. The first time it was killed (after it'd left its home), it was fried by an energy being; when it later fought a similar energy being, Doomsday had some weird energy-negating power that let it shred/dissipate the energy being's form.

The difference here is that it's adapting to things without having to be killed by it first.

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Date: 2011-03-13 03:14 pm (UTC)
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I'd feel a little bad about Eradicator dieing since I like the guy but he's not even the original Eradicator. He was a copy that was working for New Krypton making him extraordinarily disposable. The real one is supposedly still in Superman's Fortress recovering since 2005 and Infinite Crisis.

Date: 2011-03-14 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
The Eradicator is what was used to bring Superman back to health, am I right? Or am I thinking of something else?

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Date: 2011-03-13 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I don't really know what the Eradicator's deal is, so it's kinda hard to care about this.

He's a non-evil supercomputer, right?

Date: 2011-03-14 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Sorta--he was one of the "Supermen" to come after Superman's death, and while he wasn't evil--that was Cyborg Superman--he didn't have Superman's compassion or care about humanity. It was basically the power of Superman without the humanity.

Date: 2011-03-13 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
well, that title permutation had to happen.

and Steel plating for Steel, "having powers like mine".. he's gonna be making with the telekinesis when he comes to Smallville, isn't he? That's one way of adaptation.

Date: 2011-03-13 09:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zechs80
The only thing out of this event I'm gonna enjoy is Henshaw as a giant floating head in space (he possesses the JLA Space Station)

Date: 2011-03-13 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
Eclipso, the Cyborg, and Doomsday? It must be Wednesday!

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Date: 2011-03-14 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Meh - can't say this excites me. I'm a fan of the 'Death of Superman' story and its follow-ups - it's a well-written epic - but Doomsday himself is pretty much only interesting when he's used as an unstoppable, game-changing force, which clearly he isn't here, because unless Supes is going to die AGAIN... well.

Date: 2011-03-14 11:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Okay, first off...why would Doomsday need to evolve at all to take out Steel? I love Steel (he's my third favourite comic character), but he ain't THAT powerful. Doomsday could swat him away like nothing because Doomsday KILLED SUPERMAN. Steel isn't anywhere near as powerful as Superman.

With that said...why in the fuck would John Henry Irons just go toe-to-toe with Doomsday in the first place? Even HE would know he's ridiculously out of his league.

Date: 2011-03-14 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Huh. I guess it's a mark of how far I fell out Superman comics that I didn't realize that the Eradicator had come back not once but like THREE TIMES since the end of Reign of the Supermen.

Doomsday was a plot device and should have stayed that way. He was a way to bring about the 'Death' and 'Reign' storylines, which were actually really very well-done. Doomsday himself was very uninteresting. Bane, by comparison, is an interesting character with a poor track record of writers. When Bane is written well, he has a lot of appeal....he has dimensions that Doomsday totally lacks.


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