Re: What was Mark Waid's issues with the 1986 retelling?
His biggest issue was that Byrne replaced the real Superman with a lame impostor. Which is understandable.
And "The Man of Steel" isn't even remotely as good as Birthright. The latter one is a story, the MOS is just... well... just a few single issues with almost no connection at all.
"Yes! Man-Bat himself is--the Vampire over Vegas!" - The Batman ('Tec #429)