I find more than anything what really makes this piece work is the sense of drama. The action is framed perfectly and we already have a sense of not what already has happened but what is about to happen. The determination in Superman is clearly mirrored in Thor...whose own determination can be seen simply in the way he's holding his hammer to the ready. In their respective worlds both are a force to be reckoned with. Fans can debate endlessly about who would win and that's really almost beside the point. What is successfully captured here is two great wills in contention...The decision to have Thor in the foreground is correct, because we know right away who he is. I especially like the look on Superman's face, as if to say "Let's try that again." ~Daniel Hettmannsperger III (on Facebook)
I love how you can feel how confident Thor is in this picture even though you can't see him. The look on Superman's face is priceless as well. You can just hear him saying, "So...I don't have to hold back".