Lex Luthor grabs power when he can, and the vacuum left by the once thought omnipotent Darkseid was gladly filled, thus allowing him to become the new ruler of Apokolips.
DC kicked off their presentations at Wonder Con with a DC All Access panel and previewed two pages of art from Justice League #49 and #50. The heavily anticipated issues, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jason Fabok, feature the conclusion of the Darkseid War, which you can see in the gallery.
The biggest question raised by the images concerns Luthor, who is featured upon Darkseid's throne, but in an armored suit with Superman's symbol on it. Is this him attempting to get into Superman's head, or is he aiming to dethrone the Kryptonian as the one and only Superman?
Time will tell when Justice League #49 releases on April 20th and #50 releases on May 25th.