Superman wants pie.
That might not sound like an in-depth, character-driven story, but writer/artist Francis Manapul begs to differ. In this week's Justice League: Darkseid War — Superman
, which Manapul wrote, the pie is a metaphor (like any good slice of pie should be), and although there's plenty of action in the issue, the pie's meaning lies at the heart of the one-shot story.
Tying into the Justice League story by writer and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the Superman issue is one of six one-shots featuring covers by Manapul, who also drew the interiors of October and November's Justice League issues. And along with the Superman issue, Manapul is also writing the one-shot looking at Lex Luthor.
The weekly tie-in books, which started in October, are exploring the ramifications of some of DC's most beloved heroes getting god-like powers, including Batman, Lex Luthor, The Flash, Superman, Green Lantern and Shazam.
Newsarama talked to Manapul to find out more about this week's issue, what the pie really means, and how the Lex Luthor issue explores something completely different( detailed interview )