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Superman Vs. Darkseid

(Superman (1987) #3)

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  14 reviews

In the pantheon of Superman’s greatest foes, none are as power-hungry, destructive, and oppressive as Darkseid-the despot leader of the hellish world of Apokolips! Darkseid’s ambition to conquer and enslave all of existence knows no bounds-and as one of the most dangerous villains in the universe, he stops at nothing so he can exert his will with force
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by DC (first published April 28th 2015)
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Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Good: The artwork in these comics is impressive; despite some of them being from nearly three decades ago, it doesn't feel dated. Darkseid makes for an interesting villain, and he proves that even a man with only one weakness still can be quite vulnerable. It was also great to see Batman, Wonder Woman, and especially Supergirl, the latter of whom will be appearing on a CBS series very soon.

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Emmett Spain
Jul 02, 2015 rated it liked it
A scattered collection of stories focused on the various smackdowns dealt to Darkseid by Superman over the years. Curious inclusions such as a couple of issues of the Countdown series, which are almost impossible to grasp out of context of the larger event if you haven't read it, give the collection a lazy feel--as though someone in DC found a few issues that featured Darkseid and Superman beating each other up and said "good enough".

Those looking to learn more about Darkseid will find little to
Matthew Patterson
It just collects a bunch of random fights from the comics between Superman and Darkseid. It's not worth buying considering most of the issues make almost no sense and aren't that enjoyable unless you read the story-lines they're in.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Pounded this out in a couple of hours; there are some good fights between Superman and Darkseid, including one where Superman falls into one of the pits, loses his memory and becomes a tool of ol' granite-face. He pretty much beats Darkseid's face in during every one of the fights, so it's kinda one-sided, but that's Superman for you. Ironically, the fight with New 52 Darkseid is omitted, other than a side story about some new trickster-type character that isn't really around long enough to make ...more
Todd Glaeser
Not really the John Byrne book you might be expecting, he only wrote and drew the first 1/3. The Loeb/Turner third is also worthwhile. It's the last third, the new 52 section, that was just kinda meh.
John Smith
A so so collection of stories most of which have been printed in other places. These were not even the best Superman Vs. Darkseid fights.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
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This is a compilation of Superman vs. Darkseid stories over the years. Both characters are sort of all-powerful godlike figures, meaning a complication is generally needed to give their battles some added interest: Superman has amnesia, for instance, or is really angry.

The issue I have with the collection is the issue I generally have with Superman stories as a whole--he's so powerful that it's necessary to introduce some convoluted obstacle and then remove it to prevent him from just winning ri
Victor Orozco
Like it says on the cover, this contains some of the most epic fights between DC Comics greatest hero Superman against DC’s most vicious villain, Darkseid.

Basically this feels like a boxing/pro-wrestling collection of some of the best fights ever faced between Superman and Darkseid.

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s hero fights off against Jack Kirby’s Fourth World villain here from the 1980’s Post-Crisis era, to an encounter set some time after the Worlds At War story with the Super Family. Anothe
Seth Tucker
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book starts with a Darkseid story arc from the 90's, goes to the Superman/Batman comic from the early 2000's and ends with Countdown and The Death of the New Gods from around 2010. Unfortunately, you really get to see how different writers show Darkseid's power levels, but in each of these adventures, Superman does what he always does and fights against the tyrannical devil from Frank Kirby's New Gods. Fun for long-time fans of Superman, and an interesting look at different clashes between ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read but one that feels pretty disjointed at times. You get the feeling that DC didn't put a lot of care into this collection--which is a shame because it's easy to see, with a little more effort, how special this book might have been. Still, it's a collection of Darkseid stories (with a lot of the other New Gods thrown in, too) so you know you're in for a good time no matter what. However, there's not as much Superman as one might expect in a tpb entitled Superman vs. Darkseid so Supes fa ...more
A collection of Superman and DarkSeid's greatest hits. This is for fans of Big Blue, stories are taken only from the confrontation of these two all the way from 1970!s until the late aughts. Quick read, but if you don't know half the stories then you'll just enjoy Superman kicking ass and defeating DarkSeid's time and again.
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
A nice compilation, but as a noob was hoping for more older stories involving Darkseid as opposed to more recent ones (heck, the last one is from November 2013!). All in all, I recommend this to a reader who is even more of a noob than I am. Would make a good and affordable gift for the comics reader who wants slightly more insight into some of the history between Superman and Darkseid.
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
First, I thought John Byrnes run on Superman was less than super (I won't even talk about his Fantastic Four run). His story here goes on too long and the rest run the gamut from good to so so.
John Yelverton
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A compendium of the greatest showdowns between Superman and Darkseid. It really hammers home how Darkseid is arguably the most dreaded villain in the DC Universe.
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