DC Comics has had a fairly nice 2022. While they’re nonetheless second to Marvel in gross sales, and followers are getting a bit uninterested in its all Batman on a regular basis publishing schedule, there have nonetheless been numerous spectacular comics. A key a part of DC’s success this 12 months has been the villains.
Among DC’s most ruthless villains, Darkseid has at all times had a particular place. However, 2022 wasn’t the most effective 12 months for Darkseid. He appeared in Justice League Incarnate, serving to battle the Great Darkness alongside the Justice League Incarnate. The Great Darkness revealed Darkseid was its fist, took the tyrant over, and made him a member of Pariah’s Dark Army.
Darkseid appeared like he was going to be an enormous deal in Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths. Several moments even made it seem Darkseid would break from the Darkness. This by no means occurred, disappointing Darkseid followers. He was nonetheless essential to 2022’s occasions, however a villain of Darkseid’s caliber ought to’ve made a higher impression.
Prometheus is a villain who has at all times been simply on the cusp of stardom. His first appearances within the ’90s in JLA constructed him up as one thing particular, however the ensuing years noticed him wasted by writers who did not actually know what to do with him.