Re: Batman Beyond or Dark Knight Returns?
I like Batman Beyond more, pretty much because I like where the characters are and how they are portrayed. I like Bruce's involvement in Terry's work as Batman, and their mentor/student relationship. And I like Barbara becoming Police Commissioner with her reluctant but accepting relationship with Terry.
I see it as a more grounded and steady future than that of TDKReturns. The ironic thing is that while Batman Beyond's supposed intention is to be a kids show, it can at times feel darker than Batman:TAS ever got.
I really like the villains Inque and Blight, and the concepts of Shriek and Spellbinder. While I think the best stuff mostly takes place in the first season, I do really enjoy the episodes Eyewitness and The Call Part I and II.