In 2011, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg united as the Justice League for the first time to defeat Darkseid and his legions of Parademons, kicking off what became known as The New 52 in the process. Now, the writer of that acclaimed tale, Geoff Johns, is bringing back the powerful leader of Apokolips, only this time Darkseid’s set his sights on a new adversary: the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. What happens when the two most destructive super-villains in the DC Universe take aim at each other?
Last week, SUPERMAN #38 revealed the Man of Steel’s new power—the Super Flare. Unlocked during a battle with the super-villain Ulysses, the Super Flare is a destructive, large-scale blast of intense heat capable of incinerating everything within a quarter mile. It also—at least so far—depletes Superman’s cells of solar energy, leaving him powerless for about a day.