Genesis (DC Comics)

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Cover of Genesis #2 (Oct 1997), by Alan Davis.
Publisher DC Comics
Publication date October 1997
Main character(s) Highfather
Creative team
Writer(s) John Byrne
Penciller(s) Ron Wagner
Inker(s) Joe Rubinstein
Colorist(s) Patricia Mulvihill

"Genesis" was a comic book crossover storyline published by DC Comics that ran through a self-titled, four-issue, weekly mini-series and various tie-in issues, all cover-dated October 1997. The main mini-series was written by John Byrne and drawn by Ron Wagner.


The storyline centers on the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips and revolves around the concept of the "Godwave", an interstellar phenomenon created by the Source that spread throughout the universe, creating gods on its first pass before reaching the edge of the universe and bouncing back, creating demigods and metahumans on its second pass.

The Godwave threatens reality when it reaches back to its starting point, neutralizing or altering the abilities of various metahumans and making ordinary humans feel like something is missing. The superheroes of Earth and the New Gods of New Genesis battle Darkseid to prevent him from accomplishing his plan to seize the power of the Godwave. Darkseid and his forces stage an invasion of Earth before travelling to the Source Wall where they are confronted by the heroes.


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