You may have read my article about one of my favorite stories, where Superman’s baby in Lois Lane ends up killing her. Later in the story, he finds Maxima for consolation, knowing that she is the only one that can bear his children. This hypothetical story demands that you read Action Comics 651 for clarification.
In Action Comics 651, we see Maxima from DC Comics for the first time in the flesh, because in a few issues back we actually witnessed was a simulacrum. (I learned a new word today!) She encounters Superman and basically demands his sperm. She explains how her bloodline has been made of only the strongest warriors throughout the galaxy, and Superman would make a suitable mate. She did her homework and their DNA is compatible. She also points out that no human female could carry a Kryptonian child, so why should he refuse?
Well for one, her race destroys civilizations to seek out the strongest willed survivors, then moves on. Superman refuses and Maxima rejects him in return. The funny thing about the way Maxima was made by DC Comics was how she does not understand how anyone could refuse her hot body. Superman needed to explain that simple rational thinking is all it takes to control oneself.
Maxima has not only the apparent powers of flight and strength, but is also able to use telepathic abilities to communicate and cause visualizations. Personally, I think that Superman should have joined her and bonded with the only person he could relate to the slightest bit. Instead he sits on a planet where if a plane ran into him while he was daydreaming in the sky, he would not even feel it. But I guess that is a great idea if you want to feel superior to everyone else. Read this issue for some awesome artwork by George Perez as well.