Kirby's version, which is the original. I just saw this as forebearance on Darkseid's part. Why zap Orion's ship? It still wouldn't give him Apokolips back. Kirby's "Super Power" series set on Earth was a direct sequel to this, where Darkseid and his minions attacked Earth to make it a "second Apokolips". It even started with Darkseid on the run on Apokolips.
The ending of New Genesis, and Highfather's Zenlike acceptance of it, was truly the way the series should have ended.