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In the DC Comics fictional shared Universe, Apokolips was the planet ruled by Darkseid, established in Jack Kirby's Fourth World series. It is also integral to many DC Comics stories. The planet is considered the opposite of New Genesis. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Darkseid is a DC Comics supervillain created by Jack Kirby, originally as part of The Fourth World series of comic books in the early 1970s. ... The Fourth World is the popular name given to a number of interconnecting comic book titles produced by Jack Kirby and published by DC Comics from 1970 to 1973. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, New Genesis was the home-planet of the New Gods from Jack Kirbys Fourth World metaseries. ...


Apokolips is an ecumenopolis with burning firepits that exists in between dimensions, occupying a 'frequency' somewhere between the physical universe and Hell. It can be visited by both space and dimensional travel. Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a progression from the current...


The population is a downtrodden lot, including many kidnapped from other worlds before being 'broken.' The majority of the population are called "Lowlies", a bald and fearful race that has no conception of self worth or value. The Lowlies are subject to constant abuse that ends only with death. Slightly above them are the Parademons who serve as the keepers of the planet's order. Higher above the Parademons are the Female Furies who are Darkseid's personal guard. (Male Furies also exist, but are less common) They are blessed with unnatural strength and longeveity and are allowed to develop individuality. This exposure to new concepts often results in them developing often comical or garish personalities that contrast strongly with the immense sadism that is required to reach their position. The leaders of the Furies are Granny Goodness, who sports the appearance of a matronly old woman while being the most powerful of the guards, and Kanto, who enjoys a unique position as Darkseid's master assassin. The chief guard, Big Barda had a third position under Granny which not been filled since her defection from the group. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... In comic books, the Female Furies were a squadron of Apokolips-based fighters in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series. ... Granny Goodness is a follower of Darkseid in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series published by DC Comics. ... Big Barda is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine created by Jack Kirby, originally for The Fourth World series of titles. ...


Apokolips is surprisingly the second most advanced planet in the universe, the first being New Genesis. With their technology, they are the height of power in the universe and are able to devastate galaxies when they choose to use it. It is furthermore the source of unparalleled misery in the universe as the planet routinely arms evil groups with advanced technology in order to further its influence (and misery) across the universe.


Apokolips is ruled by Darkseid as its theocratic god/despot but he defers most of the actual day to day ruling to his counsellor Desaad. Darkseid has no real contenders for the throne of Apokolips except the demon Mantis, although his sons Orion, Grayven, and Kalibak are also potential contenders. Darkseid is cursed by Grayven and Kalibak's stupidity and Orion's service of good. It is prophesized that Orion will overthrow Darkseid. In Kingdom Come it's revealed that Darkseid's overthrow will not result in major changes on Apokolips, as Apokolips' evil comes from itself rather than its master. In DC Comics comic books, Desaad is one of the followers of Darkseid from the planet of Apokalips in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series. ... Mantis is a DC Comics supervillain created by Jack Kirby as part of The Fourth World comic series in the 1970s. ... Orion is a fictional character, a superhero of the New Gods in the Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series in the DC Comics universe. ... Grayven is one of the 3 sons of Darkseid, a DC Comics supervillain, ruler of the planet Apokolips. ... In comic books, Kalibak was the first son of Darkseid from Apokolips in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series. ... The cover to Absolute Kingdom Come by Alex Ross (2006) Kingdom Come is a comic book limited series published in 1996 by DC Comics, written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross. ...


In the 30th century, original Legion of Superheroes continuity, Apokolips is inactive and Darkseid incapitated. In the Reboot Legion continuity, Darkseid was aged and dying with the planet mostly uninhabited but the center of a large cult. The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of comic book superheroes in the future. ...


Both Apokalips and New Genesis were seemingly destroyed in a final battle prior to Grant Morrison's miniseries Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle. The surviving New Gods from both worlds are now on Earth. Grant Morrison (January 31, 1960 - ) is a comic book writer and artist born in Glasgow, Scotland. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Mister Miracle is a DC Comics superhero created by Jack Kirby, originally as part of The Fourth World series of titles. ...


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Apokolips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Apokolips is an ecumenopolis with burning firepits that exists in between dimensions, occupying a 'frequency' somewhere between the physical universe and Hell.
Apokolips is surprisingly the second most advanced planet in the universe, the first being New Genesis.
Apokolips is ruled by Darkseid as its theocratic god/despot but he defers most of the actual day to day ruling to his counsellor Desaad.
apokolips_meta (18031 words)
APOKOLIPS: One of the two planets (the other was New Genesis) created when the “world of the gods” was destroyed billions of years ago and the raw material spun into two spheres.
GLORIOUS GODFREY: Native of Apokolips, one of Darkseid’s lieutenants, a spellbinding orator and rabble-rouser who was also master of the Justifiers and one of the Forever People’s greatest foes.
She was queen of Apokolips until her death, whereupon she was succeeded by Darkseid.
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