There came a day when the Old Gods died. Their destroyed world reformed into two planets of light and dark, New Genesis and Apokolips, each inhabited by New Gods who warred against each other to either protect or control all life and the Source, the energy behind all living things.

For many years, there existed a truce between Apokolips and New Genesis when its rulers Darkseid and Izaya the Highfather exchanged their infant sons. But Darkseid eventually set the truce aside to resume his quest for conquest and the Anti-Life Equation. Many times, the New Gods have brought their war to Earth, making allies and enemies of its super heroes. Theirs is a conflict that transcends time and space, and the ultimate victory will affect all life.