The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime
Now to oppose these otherworldly deities -- the ying to their yang -- is Orion’s Father, and ruler of the dark world Apocalypse, Darkseid. Basically, Darkseid is a b*stard, and rules his land with an iron fist as well as with the help of his lowly minions.
Who are these minions? Dessad (Darkseids duplicitous aide). Kalibak (Orion’s brother, and brute). The Female Furies (leather bound vixens who were trained by...). Granny Goodness (mistress from hell). Kanto (the assassin). Steppenwolf (the hunter). Parademons (the sanguine sentries). Plus also many-many more I care not to mention as well.
Meanwhile, acting as a wanton spectator to these proceedings, is Metron, a knowledgeable and cold chap, who rides around in his Mobus Chair on a quest for the secret of life and the anti-life equation.
Why do the New Gods Keep on Getting Cancelled? Now you would have thought that characters created by the legendary comic book artist, Jack (Hulk / Thor / War) Kirby, would do really well, right? But no. Wrong. During their not so illustrious comic book career, the New Gods just keep on being cancelled again and again and again; from their initial outing with Jack in the seventies, right up to the present day.
What of the New God’s future? Thankfully, even if they haven't managed to sustain a regular title, they have managed to keep on keepin on in the DC Universe. At present, all the New Gods are dead in the current DC universe (due to ‘The Death of the New Gods’ mini-series), yet they are still able to make it into cartoons (Superman / Batman: Apocalypse) as well as inhabit one of the 52 multiversal planets (something that has not been fully explored presently). Moreover, with this latter development still in the pipeline (i.e. the new 52), I am sure that we'll be seeing the New God again... one day (Justice League perhaps?).