I was not impressed, and my mind was not changed. If anything, this cemented my negative feelings for the character. I get that the reason he behaves perfect is that he is supposed to represent the best of us. But "the best of us" does not make for an interesting character. I just wanted to shove a finger down my throat. I am not anti-hero. I am just pro-multifaceted, three-dimensional characters. If this is Superman at his best, then I'll stick with the more "human," "understandable" and "flawed versions, if I subject myself to him at all. If I want a perfect man, I'll read the Gospels.
I admit that I did somewhat enjoy Lex Luthor in this story, and he is a character I very rarely enjoy. And it made a good "final story" for him. I guess, plot-wise it was a decent "Death of Superman" story. Certainly better than being punched over and over by Doomsday. It was a well told tale, but... it just outlined why I have never and will never like this character.
Sorry for the short entry, but I wanted to post something today. Instead, let me list some great heroes who are better characters than Superman.
Edgar (King Lear)
Mark Antony (Julius Caesar)
Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing)
Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing)
Elisa Maza (Gargoyles)
Captain John Sheridan
Link (Legend of Zelda)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
Aang (Avatar the Last Airbender)
Prince Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender)
Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H.)
Chief Brody (Jaws)
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
Will Kane (High Noon)
Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry)
Frank Serpico (Serpico)