Superman: The Black Ring Vol 1
With that understood, whoever opposes the Man of Stale (yeah, I said it) has to be a diabolical stand out in order to counteract Superman’s blandness.
Enter: Superman: The Black Ring, a testament to the arch-enemy to end all arch-enemies and (for my money) the most engaging aspect of Big Blue’s mythos: Lex Luthor.
Apparently, the events of Blackest Knight (here, figure it out) granted Luthor with immense power and a revelation that surprised nobody but Lex. The revelation that deep down inside he wants to be Superman.
However, any profound self-actualization the character may stumble upon is met with amusing cheekiness. (Hey…he’s still Lex Luthor and his megalomania must remain intact).
His art is light enough to support Cornell’s audacity yet maintains the traditional line work that seems to mollify the majority of DC’s traditionalist readership.