Originally posted by -Pr-
I honestly don't agree at all. She talked about stopping him, while he just wanted her to back off, at least from what I saw.
The situation was Superman was trying to get to the plot item, which had made Lois vanish, presumed dead, and Wonder Woman is trying to stop him because she thinks he'll die too, while Superman wants to take the risk that it does something other than kill people.
So all she was trying to do was stop him from getting to it, and all he had to do was get past her. So they slammed each other around for a bit with no real damage (which, I think, makes sense- they're each strong enough to hurt each other, but in order to cause real damage they have to *mean* it).
Then, finally, a nearby helicopter gets into danger, and Wonder Woman has to go rescue it, finally giving him the opening to get to the plot item and get vanished too.
Neither going for the kill, but all Superman had to do was get past her, and WW was trying to restrain him. Both could be described as just wanting the other to 'back off'- WW wanting Superman to back off from the plot item, and Superman wanting her to cease stopping him.
The real funny bit is if she was doing for restraint, why'd she leave her lasso behind and bring a knife instead?
(Answer: Because it's easier on the writer that way!)
What's wrong with Sacrifice? It has him using his powers pretty much ideally as KMC would want, aggressively and in combination in a way better than he does in 98% of his fights, with maybe the Elite fight and OWAW being better. It's pretty much everything you could hope for in a battle between two of DC's best, with both of them using every power in their arsenals and pulling out all the stops to try and win.
The writer's one of DC's big guns too, Greg Rucka who was a key writer in the event and with a consistent writing track record (52, Checkmate, etc.).
And it is just one of many- even the infamous 'kludd' panel is from a comic where the vampire-controlled Superman couldn't beat Wonder Woman, and the vampire controlling him had to help out and double-team to win. Then there's the Circe-Superman one where he was actually physically enhanced (but also less controlled or smart, so there's arguments either way with that one). Not many non-mind controlled ones, just For Tomorrow and League of One that I know of, FT as discussed has no injury to other side, and League of One is pretty much just her jumping him and bruising him up enough so that he'll be slowed down in saving the Justice League letting her do her thing, namely taking on a foe that'd probably kill her.
So, ironically, both have proven if they want to get past the other, they won't actually be able to fight past, but will instead rely on some other factor to draw them off, and then they'll go do something probably suicidal on their own.
The way it's presented, Superman holds something of an edge against her, but if he makes a mistake she has the ability to exploit it and turn things around. CM's able to stand toe to toe a little better, but he has less way to make him make a mistake or exploit one.
I don't think CM has ever fought Superman who's going all-out and using his powers in combination.