5 years ago on Earth Prime:
DeSaad (From Earth 2) attacks a shark, but as it doesn’t understand its own pain, he can’t feed on it’s. He find a human asleep on the beach and feeds on his pain instead.
Upon his gaze and a few words he causes a security guard to go on a mass shooting and for a doctor to use a scalpel on himself.
4 years later, deep in the Congo, DeSaad has created a base of sorts for himself. He complains how primitive this planet is and how it is slowing construction so.
DeSaad discovers and wants Holt’s Tunneller. When DeSaad’s men break/force their way into Holt industries only to find the device seems to have been ripped off its moorings.
We find DeSaad escalating wars, torturing and breaking people, seemingly feeding off all the turmoil. He has a special victim he’s breaking called Ryouta.
He has special interest in a cartoonist.
DeSaad is trapped on this planet and wishes desperately to get home to him Apokolips, to his master Darkseid.
The cartoonist puzzles me. I’m not clear what they’re trying to get at. Is he the cartoonist for Earth-2? Too weird. I don’t know. To obscure a reference for me to get. If you understand whats going on in this issue with the cartoonist, please share in comments below.