This is only personal opinion.
Doesn't Morrison imply that Superman is true God/Creator/Presence of DC universe?
IN All Star Superman,Final Crisis,etc, it was implied that Superman is source of "everything".
You will say that All Star Superman does not fit into continuity, but,I think Almost all of Morrison's works are tied to each other.
What do you think?
What I guess were the Old Gods were, "A WONDEROUS and highly COMPLEX CIVILIZATION ruled this sector of space, long before even DINOSAURS roamed the EARTH." They ended-up in war with an alien race. And when they discovered the Anti-Life Equation, not understanding what it actually was, it took them almost a century to, "--perfect the TECHNOLOGY needed to UTILIZE the equation...then DECADES more to construct a WEAPON that could focuse the ANTI-LIFE'S POWER." Creating the Anti-Life cannon almost bankrupt them. Their plan was to, "--blanket the INVADERS' SOLAR SYSTEM, to slayy all ALIENS in a two-hundred lightyear KILL-RANGE." Their planet was destroyed as soon as they activated the Anti-Life cannon, and it released the Anti-Life Entity.
When this happened, it then went and destroyed the planet's sun before going on a cosmic rampage. Hundreds of star systems based on records. According to Highfather, it looked like the universe was going to end. Then, when it was no longer to maintain its form in that universe, it created a "--TWO-HUNDRED-SQUARE-LIGHT-YEAR AREA of space was reduced to COSMIC DUST when the Anti-Life energies IMPLODED, ending its brief...yet INDESCRIBABLY DESTRUCTIVE existence in our universe." And the two planets that survived its destruction, New Genesis and Apokolips, were "sent back to the Stone Age" and dimensionally cut-off from the rest of the universe.
When Metron encountered it, he felt is "limitless power," it made him feel so small he said the New Gods are arrogant to call themselves "gods," and it basically broke his mind.
The Anti-Life Entity was an "anti-matter being" and had to alter itself to exist indefinitely in the DCU. By destroying two of a certain 4 stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, it would destroy the gravitational balance and destroy the entire galaxy, creating conditions where physical laws can be altered, allowing the ALE to alter itself.
Darkseid has a plan, ultimately he wants to take the ALE's power for himself, but his backup plan is to take a fraction of the power and trap it in its realm. He gets Etrigan to tap his power. He has to convince Jason Blood to merge back with Etrigan. He states, "--a revitalized ETRIGAN is a truly ELEMENTAL BEING! He is connected to...and one with...the LIMITLESS RESOURCES of pure nature." We later see Highfather think about Dakrseid claiming he can challenged the ALE with Etrigan's power. Even Highfather seems to acknowledge Etrigans power, as when Jason Blood and Etrigan are rejoined, Highfather states, "And may the Elder Gods forgive us."
When Darkseid does confront the ALE, narration talks about, "For ETRIGAN, reality becomes a BLACK VOID as he is transformed into a CONDUIT to the WELL of primal MYSTIC FORCES. Darkseid LAUGHS as he feels this might mingle with his own BLACK STRENGTH." And then when Darkseid attempts to restrain the ALE, it uses, "--but a FRACTION of its MIGHT and regains its FREEDOM." Darkseid is able to grab a portion of the ALE's power, and feels he'll be able to trap it in its own universe and still have enough leftover to take over the universe. It may have worked, but one of the ALE's aspects it sent to pull off its plan to destroy the Milky Way Galaxy, ruining Darkseid's plan.
Then, Doctor Fate comes in with Highfather and Orion, and connects himself to them, Darkseid and Etrigan to draw from their power. Doctor Fate goes on to describe, "--each of us is LINKED with a different ELEMENTAL SOURCE of near-INFINITE POWER!" And then state their various connections. This Cinque is unable to do anything to the Anti-Life Entity when attacking it. Doctor Fate is, however, able to destroy an entire dimension to trap the ALE in its own universe with the power he's drawing.
That was just the Anti-Life Entity. And that was also written by Starlin, the writer of DEATH OF THE NEW GODS, where Superman bursts through Soulfire Darkseid. Let's look at DOTNG to get a sense of power.
Scott Free with full control of the Anti-Life Equation was able to destroy The Source Wall.
So, it's a massive size. And, ya know, it being The SOURCE WALL, I would assume it would be immensely difficult to damage at all, let alone what he did. I doubt Scott had the full power of the Anti-Life Entity just because he had full mastery of the Anti-Life Equation, which would mean the ALE has even more power. But either way, it's an insane feat.
Then, when The Source merges back with his/its other half in the Anti-Life Entity, he fights Soulfire Darkseid in a fight that Superman described was, "--CUTTING through the FABRIC of REALITY--to The Bleed!"
This was the God of the New Gods that Darkseid was facing, and he was fine taking those attacks before containing The Source/ALE. And yet, despite all the ALE alone no-selling attacks from Doctor Fate amped to the level he could destroy an entire dimensional universe, that Scott Free with likely less than the ALE's full power could still destroy The Source Wall, and the ALE was just half the equation of of the power that Soulfire Darkseid faced, Superman still bust through him. This might be the most insane feat from a Top-Tier ever.
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Superman surviving such an explosion which destroys the universe, rips a hole in timestream and collapse realities on themselves and which was eventually going to destroy the entire creation? ****ing insane.
So, I've gone through RETURN TO KRYPTON and RETURN TO KRYPTON II. Each one has at least one insane feat, and a handful of decent to good feats. I thought I'd share in chronological order. I'm sure at least two of them have already been posted(I know Abhi's already posted the last one I'll add) but for completion's sake I'll include them.
FIRST!! Superman and Lois enter the Phantom Zone to go to this Krypton, they encounter a bunch of.....things. It wasn't really explained, Superman said it's hard to tell what's real and what isn't. For lack of a better term, I'll call them Phantom Zone Zombies. Superman and Lois face them, until Valor comes in and keeps them busy so they can leave. Also, nobody gropes Superman's wife.
Then, they're attacked by the Eradicator Assassins. An almost powerless Superman, Jor-El and Lara defeat them. Superman MAY have some degree of super strength, the way he smashes that piece of lab equipment through the Eradicator, but it's unclear.
Later, Superman and Lois face Clark's cousin Kru-El and his wife Faora, the "Hounds Of Zod," with both sides possessing Kryptonian weapons and flight gear. Lois feels she's handicapping Clark, as Kru-El and Faora are a real team. Clark shows some ability to fight with the gear he has, even causing Kru-El to say he's "skillful." When Lois decides the best course of action is to leave and keep Faora busy as long as she can so Clark can fight Kru-El, he actually nearly beats Kru-El(mostly off-panel apparently) before Lois came back with temporary powers and stops Kru-El, so the Xan can give Clark a message.
A decent fighting skill showing. When Superman, Jor-El and Jor-El's allies make a last stand against Zod's forces, Clark and Jor-El fight Zod in some type of armor generating a force field, with some weapons. Superman actually shows he still has some power, as he seems to project heat vision. Although considering his fight with Kru-El, that seems to be the only power he has left.
And some fools over in the versus forum thinks she is Superman-level. LOL.
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