Top Five Most Iconic Darkseid Covers
Here are the top five most iconic covers featuring Darkseid (with iconic being determined partially subjectively by what covers are called to mind when one thinks of Darkseid, but first being determined with a prominent objective standard of whether a cover is homaged a lot or featured a lot in histories of the character). The notable exception is no covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in)! Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.
For the fifth spot, I was going to go with the Hunger Dogs graphic novel by Jack Kirby, but there were enough decent choices out there that I figured it only fair to let you folks pick the fifth cover!
So your decision was…
Artist: John Byrne
Artist: J.G. Jones
Perhaps the most recent cover on any of these lists, but Darkseid really doesn’t have as many “iconic” covers as you might think, and this cover is pretty darn iconic.
Artist: Jim Starlin
This is the storyline that really introduced Darkseid into the DC Universe proper, and if you’re not going to have Kirby draw Darkseid, Starlin is certainly no slouch, as clearly he has a great affinity for the character.
Artist: Keith Giffen
One of the most memorable moments of a memorable creative run of Keith Giffen and Paul Levitz…
Artist: Jack Kirby
The first cover appearance of Darkseid!
This set the tone right off the bat on how to depict Darkseid – floating head!