What Did Darkseid Do When He Got A Hold of the Infinity Gauntlet?

As you all likely know by now, Darkseid has a bit of an indirect connection to the Marvel Universe through a couple of different sort of directions. First off, Darkseid (and the rest of the New Gods)had sprung out of ideas that Jack Kirby had for Marvel Comics, but he decided to bring to DC instead when Marvel could not work out a deal with Kirby where he would get a financial interest in his new characters (he did not get that deal with DC, either, but it was more a matter of the principle for him to leave Marvel with the new characters).

Darkseid: Most Famous Character Kirby Introduced

Darkseid, of course, was likely THE most famous character that Jack Kirby had introduced in his classic Fourth World stories (New Gods, Mister Miracle and the Forever People)…

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Thanos Debut


The next Marvel connection was a couple of years after Jack Kirby had introduced the New Gods, Jim Starlin came out with a new character for Marvel that was roughly inspired by Darkseid (most in the initial design than anything else) called the Thanos (Starlin actually initially was inspired more by another New God, the Metron but when he submitted the original version of Thanos, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas said, “Beef him,gear him up! If you’re going to steal one of the New Gods, at least rip off Darkseid, the really better one!”)….

Darkseid: A great Villain

Marvel And DC Present: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans
Marvel And DC Present: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans


Darkseid is such a great villain that naturally, when DC and Marvel began doing crossovers together in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Darkseid was obviously going to be involved in it. He was one of the main villains in the X-Men/New Teen Titans crossover released in the early 1980s…

1990s: A period of Marvel DC crossover

When Marvel and DC had began crossing over again in the 1990s, John Byrne did a classic one-shot that pitted Galactus against Darkseid as Galactus attempts to eat  the Apokolips…

JLA Avengers Cover-1


By this point in time, Thanos had more than made a name for himself with a number of attempts to kill billions, but the most famous example was 1991’s the Infinity Gauntlet, where Thanos tracked down all of the Infinity Gems and used them to create the Infinity Gauntlet, which basically gave him omnipotence, which he used to kill around half the people in the universe!

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Marvel and DC had entered another period of not too many crossovers before they did one final major crossover event when Kurt Busiek and George Perez crossed over the Avengers with the Justice League…

Infinity Gauntlet 1

When the heroes found the Infinity Gauntlet on the list has been found by Darkseid, who now wields it! Alas, since the Infinity Gauntlet was taken from Marvel Universe to the DC Universe by Darkseid, it had failed to work…

Grandmaster Avengers

The heroes then fought for the Infinity Gauntlet when Darkseid discarded it…

Avengers who fought for the Gauntlet

Sources: comicbook

Sukriti Chowdhury
Sukriti Chowdhury

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