WOW Style, excellent work. Your essay is very thoughtful and insightful. It's funny, because I was thinking about Superman: The Movie today, and how the portrayal of Superman/Clark Kent by Christopher Reeve compares to the portrayal as seen in Superman: The Animated Series. Reeve's portrayal in the movies (especially the first two) was near perfect and held to the established history of the character. Not until STAS had their been another protrayal of Superman/Clark Kent as close to that of the feature films.
While I agree with much of what you say here Style, I'm not sure I agree with the idea of "Clark" being more like Lois in STAS, as far as Clark being snide and mean-spirited when he exhibits personality as Clark. . I'm going to have to go back and watch my STAS DVD Vol. 1
Anyway Style, Great Work
"You know something Bruce, you're not always right".
(Superman to Batman) "Twilight"