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Lex seems to suggest the possibility that H'el is in actuality no more powerful than Superman, potential-wise. Just that he's more willing to use the full force of his power as he has no cares for this world. The old Superman-holds-back trope coming up again, in other words.
I think this is a really good way to link us as the reader to Superman's powers.
Assuming that Superman can actually life the planet [dumb] his mass is not proportianate to that level of strength. So if you hit him hard enough, he will go flying. He just wont be seriously injured. Like hitting a pin with a bowling ball - big bang, no damage.
Irene Adler: “I would have you right here on this desk until you begged for mercy twice.”
Sherlock: “I’ve never begged for mercy in my life.”
A good issue the art was great I enjoyed the characterization of Lex came across both scary and damm well smart he much better here then was in action comics same goes for Superman also written be also smart one didn't like was how Superboy was written seemed lack confidence compared how he written in own book also liked the that Lodbell had a Superman and Wonder Woman mention, overall thought was good issue.
I'm a little torn on my feelings about this issue. Over all, I enjoyed. Though it did strike me as kind of pointless. It seemed to me like there wasn't enough going on in the H'el arc to fill all the crossover issues, so we took a little side trip to see what Lex is doing. There were a lot of wasted pages on the prison defenses. Ultimately the visit with Lex was pointless, as Superman didn't learn anything he didn't already know. Superman was just going to call the League anyway, to break into the Fortress. So why were here? Filler. At least that's what it felt like.
That being said, the portion with Lex was such an interesting take on the character that I really didn't mind. It's been a while since we've seen this version of Lex and it was pretty great. The brilliance combined with the arrogance and obsessive behavior was just great. Lex's interaction with Superboy was pretty intense. I like that while Lex hates Superman, he still respects him almost as an equal (the highest praise you can get form Lex). I love the idea that Lex is only in prison because he wants to be.
Lobdell is a little incosistent with his writing. We get some strange "superdick" moments again, which I could really do without. Lobdell still needs to learn that there is a difference between badass and total jerk. The romantic relationship with Superman and Wonder Woman felt really forced. Not just with the "beloved" that so many have commented on, but with all the content of those dialogue boxes (can't wait to take her in his arms, etc.). Though Lobdell does treat the characters with respect. We haven't seen Superman being treated with respect in quite some time, before the Nu52 and during those bad Jurgens/Giffen issues. Lobdell has no problem with wild sci-fi concepts and making sure Superman and his cast are as epic and powerful as they should be, and that's awesome. He has no problem establishing Superman as the most powerful of heroes physically and mentally. He makes Lex seem like a threat that only Superman can handle, with an off the charts intellect. I love that kind of stuff. So depsite some missteps here and there, he really seems to love these characters and treats them like the icons they're supposed to be.
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Goodbye León (november 16th, 1993 - june 12th, 2009). You were, are and always will be the best friend I ever had. I will always love you and never forget you. And please, please forgive me.
Thank you for teaching me about love, patience and caring. Rest in Peace, my friend. I hope that wherever it is you are now, you can run and play as much as you want.