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doomsday

, domesday
the day on which the Last Judgment will occur
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Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey #2 © 1994 DC Comics. BACK COVER ART BY DAN JURGENS AND BRETT BREEDING.

Doomsday

(pop culture)
Abrawny fist, spiny protrusions shredding the fabric of its glove, hammered through a steel wall in a late 1992 prelude to a Superman storyline. The fist belonged to Doomsday, a 7-foot monstrosity of unknown origin, erupting from a prison pod with wanton destruction on his mind. In DC Comics' landmark “Death of Superman” serial, Doomsday barrels through North America, plowing over the Justice League and attracting the attention of the mighty Man of Steel. Superman and Doomsday's battle evolves over several issues, climaxing in a blood brawl in the highly publicized Superman vol. 2 #75 (1993), in which Superman sacrifices his life to stop this behemoth (although the hero was, after much story exploitation, later resurrected). Doomsday was created by committee. Writers, artists, and editors periodically gathered at “Supersummits” to chart the overlapping events of the franchise of four monthly Superman series, and Doomsday was the group's 1992 attempt to introduce “a foe that Superman could barely defeat,” remarked Superman #75 artist/writer Dan Jurgens. The publicity machine behind the “Death of Superman” event triggered international headlines and the brief fashion trend of black “S” armbands. Superman #75's release packed millions of new consumers into comics shops, many of whom speculatively purchased multiple copies as future collector's items. The Man of Steel's epic struggle with Doomsday was also chronicled in prose by comics scribe Roger Stern in the best-selling novel The Death and Life of Superman (1993). Eager to revisit this “box-office” bonanza, DC and Jurgens produced the three-issue miniseries Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey (1994), revealing Doomsday's origin: eons ago he was genetically engineered on Superman's homeworld of Krypton to be a killing machine capable of regeneration if ever defeated. With the help of a Kryptonian battlesuit, Superman bested Doomsday, but this seemingly unstoppable force continues to occasionally resurface—including television appearances on the Cartoon Network's Justice League (2001–2004) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–present), with Michael Jai White of Spawn fame lending the monster voice.
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We are employees and we have to work if we keep in mind the willingness of Allah during our duties, it will become a source of Nijaat in the dooms day.
LAH0RE, September 29, 2009 (Frontier Star): Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Ahmad Kurd has said a larger tribe of pharaohs is sitting outside the judiciary and the dooms day will come if the pharaohs sitting inside the judiciary are identified.
She further said that Quran has the solutions to all problems facing the world till dooms day.
Challenging the detractors who were painting Dooms Day scenario, he asked them to wait for another two years to evaluate our performance.
The president said that the family of Holy Prophet (PBUH) under the leadership of his Grandson offered unique sacrifices which will remain as glowing example for the humanity till Dooms day.
Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has made this act of sacrifice mandatory and permanent duty for well-to-do Muslims till Dooms Day.