Supes was getting beat by this guy called Atlas who was an ordinary human who absorbed a magic ruby into his body.Supes say because Atlas powers come from a magic source it weakens him.Since we know WW (created by magic)CM (a transformed human)and Thor(a god, and if you consider JLAvengers revalent)don't weaken him.Then Atlas who has a magic ruby inside him, is more like Beta Ray Bill who was transformed by a magic hammer which he carries with him. So just like Atlas weakens him shouldn't BRB have the same effect on him? So does BRB have a better chance of beating Superman than Thor would ?
Didn't read the issue -- was it merely the magic that weakened Superman, or was it that Atlas' magic includes a weakening power? If it's the former, that's stupid. Can't stand deus ex machinae like that. For any
character. At least Superman put up a fight, though -- that it wasn't an "insta-machina"