Updated on 16 October, 2021
Steppenwolf Comics has been a popular comic book publishing company since the late 1940s. The company has brought some of the most memorable superheros in comic book history to the table. Steppenwolf has created some of the most memorable villains in comic book history, including Vandal Savage, Bob Kane (writer/co-writer), Bill Finger (artist/co-writer), and numerous others. In order to continue building up this exciting line of characters, DC has created various series featuring these great characters. These are:
- Darkseid, written by Tom Strong. The original creation of DC comic book's most prolific writer, Darkseid is a comic book supervillain and a member of the ruthless, evil, and awesome Dark Guild. According to the World-Wide-Web, Steppenwolf Comics has given prominence to this character. He is introduced in New Gods Issue 7. A powerful military General and dark knight from the outer planet of Apokolips, Darkseid is the father of Heggra, and thus the aunt of Darkseid's daughter, Al Pratt.
- Superman, written and illustrated by Bob Kane. Superman is a fictional super villain appearing in many comic books printed by DC comics. He is an alien from the planet Krypton who can take on any shape that he desires by inhaling and absorbing special chemical combinations. After absorbing three of these combining chemicals, Superman was transformed into a more powerful being than ever before.
- Snyder. An eccentric, fanatic and fanatical DC comics villain, Snyder is a purple and green alien who resembles an insect and acts as a manipulator and master criminal. He is featured in a number of issues of both the Batman comics and the Justice League comics.
In the latest issue of the Dark Knight Annual, written by Scott Waid, we finally learn what makes Snyder different from all the other strange alien creatures that make up the darkseeds. His appearance is very different indeed, and he is revealed to be the biological father of Heggra, who is played by actress Anne Hathaway. It was revealed at the end of the last season of The Batman that in order for the alien criminals to be incarcerated in the Phantom Zone, they were to be destroyed. However, in the New York episode of the Justice League, a number of these criminals escaped while Batman and the rest of the Justice League were trapped inside. What the inmates did not know was that in order for their cells to stay sealed, a massive amount of purple goo had to be sprayed on them.
Although many are excited about the prospect of a brand new look at the villains of the DC comics, some wonder how this new look will actually hold up. With a brand new look comes a brand new dynamic, and most of the characters in the DC Universe simply look too strange, unnerving and downright scary. For example, given that one of the founding members of the Justice League is Superman, you can probably expect a few scars, and even a bit of baldness for Superman's character. What about the mysterious Nightwing, who has never really been explained in any form? And the answer is... quite scary!
One of the biggest mysteries of the DC Universe is that of the strange orange-skinned alien known as Steppenwolf. In fact, it was revealed in the very first issue of the comic book that the alien race he was part of called the Shifar were actually nothing more than a front for a secret military force called the Peacekeepers. So the mystery of Steppenwolf and his motives actually grew as fans slowly saw more of this mysterious character. Finally, in the third issue of the series, it was revealed that not only did Steppenwolf have an elaborate scheme to steal the energy from Earth, but that he was also working secretly with military forces on Earth. Finally, after stealing the plans for a new superhero, which would later be called the Justice League, Steppenwolf was finally exposed and the evil of his scheme was finally revealed.
In the new 52, there seems to be a grand plan in place for Steppenwolf to once again wreak havoc in the DC Universe, and in this new timeline, he has recruited three new members into his evil army. First, we have Maxwell Lord, a former scientist turned into a sinister weapon of mass destruction, and second, there is Mr. Miracle, a young man who was presumed dead himself after being presumed dead in the same way as Maxwell Lord. With the new power of the Triumvirate, and a whole lot of henchmen to assist them, the Justice League will have no problem taking care of Steppenwolf once and for all. It will just be a matter of time before the villain is caught, and sent to the Phantom Zone.
In the new 52, there will be many more superheros that we will meet as the future evolves. One of the most important superheros for the future of the DC Universe, and perhaps the most interesting one, is none other than the Flash. The Flash has been featured in several classic stories, most notably "Flash: The Case of Superman," and he is an experienced military leader, who uses his newly-discovered speed to protect the streets of Gotham City. However, does having super human strength also come with a huge danger? If you'll be watching "The New 52" this year, you'll be glad to know that the answer to that question is... Yes!