Amazing job on this piece. I always prefer this rivalry to Superman and Lex Luthor; I prefer the idea of his arch nemesis being not only someone who matches him in terms of abilities but is also the opposite of him, i.e. Darkseid is the embodiment of all that is evil and he the embodiment of all that is good.
Incredibly done rendering of Superman squaring off against Darkseid in combat! The art-style reminds very much of the style of artists that have worked on Superman like Ed Mcguinness.Mcguinness also has this way of drawing his characters with a high level of detail with big,bulging muscles while still retaining more of a hyper-real stle,a ''cartoony'' style as superhippieman put it. I agree with you as well as Bryano37,I also think Superman should be huge as well.I like how he looks in the set photos for the upcoming 2013 Superman Movie,Man Of Steel.Henry Cavill,The New Superman looks like a Michael Turner-Drawing of Superman or a Jim Lee- Drawing of Superman or a Shane Davis -Drawing of Superman or an Ed Mcguinness-Drawing of Superman or a Jerry Ordway-Drawing of Superman or an Ed Benes-Drawing of Superman or a Jonh Byrne-Drawing of Superman or a Tom Grummett -Drawing of Superman or a Dan Jurgens-Drawing of Superman and so on ! I think there`s some padding in the Superman costume for Man Of Steel(to make him look even bigger than he already is),but I still feel like more of it is actually Cavill than the percentage of what isn`t him-I don`t feel it`s like how Micheal Keaton was in the Batsuit in Tim Burton`s 1989 Batman with all of these fake,sculpted muscles which prevented Keaton from having to hit the gym and ''work it out'' so he could actually have those kinds of developed and defined muscles(not that I didn`t like the 1989 Batman,because I did).
I want to see a Man Of Steel with huge,bulging muscles,I want to see a Man Of Steel who looks tough and manly and like a fighter,and that`s one of the things that I`m really hoping for with Man Of Steel and maybe that`s just something audiences just might hopefully get(because I certainly didn`t feel that the Former Man Of Steel,Brandon Routh was that kind of Superman in Superman Returns-to me,Routh didn`t seem like Superman at all,he didn`t seem manly or tough at all in the role and to me it felt more like he was just doing an impersonation of Christopher Reeve instead of putting his own indvidual imprint as an actor on a role that others before him have done and I felt the movie was a massive disappointmnet and a missed opportunity). Again,I like the way you draw Superman as this hulking,powerfully built figure with a cape(also reminds me of the way Tim Sale drew Superman in The Superman Graphic Novel ''For All Seasons'').Darkseid is usually pretty big in The Comics,but here you just took it to another level and made him into this massively mountainous figure! I like how you did Lord Darkseid,too!