I loved the Byrne run on Superman in general. I enjoyed the Magpie issue, but there were a couple things that bugged me. I too did not like the "might have been friends" line; even if their methods are different, and one doesn't like the way the other works, I like to think they could still be friends. But it was their first meeting and that could certainly change. I also thought the "bomb tied to an innocent person" was silly and rather convoluted. What if Batman hadn't been able to stop Superman before he got too close? I just think there could have been a better way.