I wouldn't be surprised if that energy drink that Luthor was consuming was some kind of smart elixir he came up with. I look at all of this as younger versions of "All Star Superman" since this is partially based on Morrison's proposed "Superman: Year One" story that would have been a prequel to All-Star Superman. As for Justice League #1...I don't have a problem with writers writing for trades. I have a problem with bad writing and atrocious dialogue of which there was in that book. I expect better from Johns who can and has done better with both things.