Created by Jack Kirby in 1971, Darkseid is a quintessential villain when it comes to DC lore. A part of the New Gods mythology, Darkseid is tyranny incarnate and a threat to be feared across the multiverse. That being said, it’s difficult to find some of the best stories to really understand just how imposing a threat Darkseid is.
While it’s deeply tempting to say that you should start with the work of Jack Kirby, namely New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Forever People and Superman’s Best Friend Jimmy Olsen, these might not appeal to newer readers trying to just get to grips with the character. They can also be a little expensive when it comes to getting all the necessary volumes. It is something that should definitely be looked into for the character, and especially the mythology of the New Gods, but it’s by no means a benchmark for entry. Instead, here are some suggestions for stories that might give you a better idea of the character and his impact presented in chronological order. [Read more…] about The Best Darkseid Comics!