52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Creating Doomsday

Call me stubborn, but I’m still not convinced that what we saw in the second trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is actually Doomsday.  However, the internet, fans, and various media outlets seem to believe so.  I think it’s a red herring.  If you knew the full history of the character, then this would seem much too soon for him to be introduced.  And having him as a side character in this film would not do him justice (pun intended).

Did You Know?

  • Doomsday was created by Dan Jurgens, Brett Greeding, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, and Roger Stern.
  • Writer/artist Dan Jurgens created Doomsday because he wanted an antagonist who could pose as a real challenge to Superman in a straight out brawl.  This contrasted with Superman’s usual foes at that time who had a reliance on technology or intellect, or had some advantageous ability over the Man of Steel.
  • Doomsday’s first appearance was a cameo in Superman: Man of Steel #17 (November 1992).
  • In many rankings, Doomsday is among the top 100 greatest comic book villains.
  • Doomsday’s original name was “The Ultimate.”  The name “Doomsday” was given due to Booster Gold describing his encounter with the creature as “the arrival of Doomsday.”

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