@sethysquare: Thing is Perez handed in his script and told them not to ask him to change anything or tell him about any changes they made to it at the time he mentioned it he hadn't read the finished book, so where Perez stops and committee starts is hard to tell...but I figure it's mostly the committee.
yeah but so what.
Even if he didn't know what aspect of Superman he can touch on, the LEAST he could do, is set up a great villain. It doesn't take any backstory to create a good recurring villain that would be Superman's greatest foe.
So no excuses for him. It also didn't helped that he has written it horribly. Issue one already had this overly compressed feel and the layouts are horrible. Perez is a great artist and his own layouts can only be drawn with his art. The only saving grace was issue 5 & 6's art with Nicola Scott.
If you can't write a good story, don't blame it on editorial. He had a 6 month's worth of chances.