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Batman or Black Canary doesn't mean he is any of those things you stated. I think if anything Alienated alone portrayed him far better than he was ever portrayed in the DCAU in my opinion.
Season 1 of YJ pretty much defined Superman by his refusal to talk to Superboy and the writers refused to examine how he felt and why he felt the way he did with any kind of depth beyond having him scream "I'm not his father!" like a kid who doesn't want to go to school, essentially reducing Superman to a cameo and a prop. While Batman had more than enough screen time to give you the feeling that he is who he's supposed to be - gruff, gravelly, stern, stoic but still capable of kindness & compassion - Superman did not, which resulted in scenes such as saving a bus full of kids Reeve-style and acting as the JLA's seemingly good natured spokesman falling flat since his barely there characterization doesn't register the heroic nobility and compassion typically associated him. His "good job kid" moment to Superboy at the end of "Auld Acquaintance" and their few moments in "Alienated" don't pull at the heart-strings the way they should since YJ's Superman never comes across as someone Superboy should actually care about, let alone like, beyond plot contrivance. And why should the audience care about Superman, beyond 70 some years of publication history, when the show's own writers don't care enough about Superman to invest any time in him? Even Superman yelling at the aliens from "Alienated" to run for their lives fails to live up to the legend of the Man of Steel when stacked against the predominantly negative image season 1 cultivated around him. In essence, he really is just a special effect. Aquaman and the Barry Allen Flash feel more fleshed out than him, and the latter appears even less (of course they're not hiding from clones).
A more compelling story could have easily been made from Superman trying to teach Superboy the value of empathy and compassion as the two learn how to coexist, but that probably would have taken too much time away from the awkward yet sacred Superboy/Ms. Martian subplot. As much as I enjoyed past works by Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Spectacular Spider-Man) I find myself hoping he doesn't get the tap to be show-runner on a future solo Superman series (and you know they're probably kicking one around to cash in on next year's Man of Steel).
The one thing I will agree to is that YJ's design of Superman is better looking than his JL/JLU design. That's pretty much the only thing YJ's Superman has over JL/JLU Superman. But for heart and soul JL/JLU's Superman still trumps YJ's Superman.
I found the Young Justice version to be my favourite. He looks strong (but not bulky), has striking blue eyes and I like the colours of his costume.
Second favourite would be a tie between JLU and S:TAS. I disliked his JL Season one look as he looked old and weathered. His Batman Beyond design looks great.
Third favourite would be The Batman.
While he had bulked up in Season 2, I actually prefer Supes' Season 1 look of LOSH. He looks dorky, yet he's still strong and showed that he must still grow into his role of being The Man of Steel.
I liked Superman's design from The Brave and the Bold as hit captured the Golden Age very well.
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superman's colors ALOT more compared to JL's dull purple and dark red colors which always appeared the same no matter how dark the show was.
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Don't get much of a heroic vibe from this show's Wonder Woman either, but watching her give Batman a hard time over Robin was fun.
Superman in action to flash-in-the-pan lip service heroism, which makes him feel less like a hero and more like a guy punching the time clock at work.
And for the record we don't actually see Supes being upset about the Kroloteans dying, we're left having to take Superboy's word for it.
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monster for not wanting anything to do with Superboy, and he was kinda justified in the way he didn't want him as a son, since they end up becoming "brothers" anyway. One problem I DID have was how he was warming up to Conner only to miss out on that five years later, and have it full-fledged by the time he leaves with the others.
We're probably kinda get off-topic considering the thread's topic, so I'll agree to disagree.
In general his STAS design was more proportionate than his JL/U.
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