I think, after reading this, that your hatred of Damien can actually work to help you enjoy this title.
Not that I didn't enjoy issue #1, or issue #2, I did, greatly, but I think the main reason, or one of, is due to the same, similar feeling for the character of Damien that you hold. While you hate the character Damien, I rather like the fact that I find Damien to be a punk asshole. A very similar feeling though nowhere as strong
However, that ... distaste ... shall we say, really works well here with the contrast of Jon's character. Good cop / bad cop. Sweet and Sour.
With Jon, I think he is too sweet at times. Especially in Action Comics. I like him, don't get me wrong. But I like him for the exact opposite of the reason I like Damien. Now true, Jon is being shown to be more meek than strong with Damien so far, but you have to know that is heading towards a point of emphasis in their duo-ship soon. Oh yes, there will be a confrontation.
Damien will soon learn that nice and caring is not the same as being a welcome mat. That just because you are sweet, you are not weak.
Yeah, I really liked the first two issues of this title. It really is like eating the perfect dessert. You get that real sweet and tasty flavor (Jon) tamed by the citric acid, the tough of vinegar, the bit of heat (Damien) to round it out.
8 outta 10 - Food Channel shows