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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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LAHORE -- Ameer, Jamat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the 2018 elections would prove the Dooms Day for the plunderers and they would have to go to the Odyala jail.
However, when the dooms day come even the smartest employee or manager and even the top management could not hide these irregularities, which had become crime.
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They painted dooms day scenario for Pakistan hockey and with renewed vigor campaigned for the removal of Bajwa which was unjustified.
Addressing the mourners, religious scholars and others threw light on the philosophy of martyrdom and said Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his family members' martyrdom gave such a unique lesson of patience and sacrifice which cannot be forgotten till the dooms day.
Such martyrs would always be remembered till dooms day, he added.
He pointed out that the political opponents were even forecasting dooms day scenario for the Party in Sindh after the local bodies' elections but the elections had confirmed that the popularity of the Party had surged in the province not to speak of its decline.
KARACHI -- The second day of the Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship in Colombo (Sri Lanka) turned out be a dooms day as all three Pakistani cueists Abdul Raheem, Mohammad Saqib and Haris Tahir suffered defeats on Friday.
LAHORE -- Former Olympians have lambasted the Pakistan Hockey Federation after Pakistan failed to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics saying that the teams crash in Antwerp was no less than a dooms day for them.
ATTOCK -- Provincial Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights and Minority Affairs MPA Tariq Masih Gill has said that the enemies of Pakistan would never succeed in their nefarious designs and Pakistan would remain on the world map till the dooms day.
" The burden of the forecast made by the astrologists about December, 21 as day of judgment fell on governor Punjab Latif Khosa and this day virtually cane as dooms day for him", he said this while talking to media men in his chamber on Friday.
"As the incomes are stagnant or declining since the last three years and the average increase in energy tariffs has been very high, even one or two per cent increase in taxes would create a Dooms Day scenario." The draconian measure of taxing-the-already-taxed