New Gods

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The New Gods are a fictional race created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics. The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is a utopian planet ruled by the benevolent Highfather, while Apokolips is a nightmarish, ruined world ruled by the tyrannic Darkseid. The two planets were once part of the same world, but split apart millennia ago. The characters associated with the New Gods are often collectively referred to as "Jack Kirby's Fourth World". The New Gods first appeared in New Gods #1 and Mister Miracle #1 (both titles were published concurrently). The other two "Fourth World" titles were Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen and The Forever People. Various New Gods -- notably Darkseid -- went on to interact with other denizens of the DC Universe.

After leaving DC Comics and returning to Marvel Comics, Kirby went on to create a similar concept in the Eternals.

Inhabitants of New Genesis:

Inhabitants of Apokolips:

Other notable Fourth World characters and concepts:

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