Darkseid’s iconic Omega Beams are his most formidable weapon, but DC just confirmed Green Lantern rings are capable of stopping them in their tracks.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Justice League: Last Ride #5!
Of all his weapons, Darkseid‘s Omega Beams are the most iconic and devastating, and yet DC has revealed that Green Lantern can effectively stop them. In Justice League: Last Ride #5, on sale now in print and digital, the Lord of Apokolips attempts to unleash his Omega Beams on Green Lantern, only for Green Lantern to stop the Beams dead in their tracks.
Comic fans know Darkseid as the ruler of Apokolips, perpetually seeking the Anti-Life Equation in order to eliminate free will and enslave the universe’s population. In addition to his intimidating presence and godlike strength and stamina, Darkseid also uses Omega Beams, which are highly concentrated energy beam he shoots from his eyes. The Omega Beams are capable of destroying anything that gets in their path, and even track their targets once fired. On some occasions, Darkseid is capable of not only killing a person with the Beams, but also resurrecting them too; Darkseid uses this as a form of torture. Most recently, in Infinite Frontier, the Omega Beams also demonstrated the ability to transport people across the multiverse. They are the most formidable weapon in his arsenal and nothing can stop them – except the light of a Green Lantern. Readers can see it in Justice League: Last Ride #5, written by Chip Zdarsky, with art by Miguel Mendonca, colors by Enrica Angiolini and letters by Andworld Design.