EXCLUSIVE: Lex Luthor Goes Full Darkseid on Manapul's "Darkseid War" Cover

CBR has the exclusive first look at artist Francis Manapul's cover for "Justice League: Darkseid War: Lex Luthor," the one-shot tale of what happens when the classic villain achieves his dream, but needs the help of his most powerful enemy to be able to truly appreciate it.

Throughout "The Darkseid War," DC Comics' Justice League has found themselves reborn, one by one, as the universe's New Gods. Batman is the new Metron, the Flash has become the Dark Racer and Superman is more powerful -- and more angry and violent -- than ever.

EXCLUSIVE: Justice League Powers Up On Manapul's "Darkseid War" Covers

And then there's Lex Luthor, who has become the new Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips. After craving power for years, Luthor may have more than he can handle, now that he's inherited the power of the evil New God, and all the responsibilities that come with it.

Written by Manapul and illustrated by Bong Dazo, the one-shot arrives in stores December 9.

Lex Luthor - At last, Lex Luthor, the new ruler of Apokolips, can do what he never could accomplish on Earth: hold the fate of a world in his hands. But his one failure from the "Darkseid War" continues to keep him from the peace he craves - and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!

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