A powerless Superman leaps to a near-certain death, falling for 20 seconds with the faith that his cobbled-together compatriots will do what's needed to save both him and the world. His only powers are faith, heroism, and leadership.
This week's Action Comics is one of those Perfect Superman Moments, in it's simple assertion that what makes Superman special is not his powers but his humanity and his heroism. It's a wonderful sequence that gave me the smile and chills that I look for every Wednesday.
As much as Grant Morrison's wonder-filled All-Star Superman captures one kind of Perfect Superman Story, Kurt Busiek's recent work on the Man Of Steel is just as stunning.