Don't forget that during the timeframe in which Superman fought Asmodel, he existed in an energy form held together by a containment suit. Not only that, but Superman used every bit of his muscular power with the Earth's entire magnetic field simply to hold Asmodel IN PLACE. No small accomplishment by any means, but the only reason Superman survived his fight with Asmodel [due to the fact that flesh that touches Asmodel disintegrates (which is why the shape shifting Martian Manhunter's body was falling apart during his battle with him)] was because he retained his strength and gained electromagnetic powers, despite no longer having a physical body. He (Superman) never actually gained an inch worth of ground in his attempt to push Asmodel back. It was IMO a beastly example of him holding the line, though. Just saying.
@_black: It's been a long time since I've read it, but I seem to remember that I thought Superman had the edge in the battle. Can't remember exactly.
Yup. This happened during his "Electrosupes" phase. Good thing too, because if he wasn't pure energy (like he was during that time), he didn't have the benefit of complete molecular control like his Martian teammate. And even J'onn J'onzz had a hard time just keeping his atoms from falling apart trying to fight, hell,TOUCH this guy. Asmodel is no joke.