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Old 10-09-2013, 04:48 PM   #76
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I gotta go with Superman: TAS on this one. I liked JL/JLU as well and I found Batman TAS dull and dry as hell. But the Superman one was more focused than JL/JLU. It was the first time I ever saw Superman really delved into and his rogues gallery given a place to shine. IMO, it's DC's best show to date. I just loved it.
Awesome, but can you explain why you thought Superman TAS was more focused than JL/U?

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #77
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Well, it being just about one character and his mythos you got to delve into areas of Superman that we never really got before(especially regarding his villains). Before this show, I'd never heard of half of these characters(I never read DC comics). I never heard of Metallo or Parasite or the Toyman. But now I have and they're a great collection of villains. They never really got their due before unlike say, Batman's villains. I never read any of his comics either yet I was far more aware of most of his rogues gallery from other sources. And the change to Brainiac is every bit as impressive as what they had done to Mr. Freeze in BTAS.

JL/JLU is essentially a better updating of Superfriends.

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Old 10-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #78
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STAS' problem was that apart from the part 3 of the show opener, the makers were frightened of actually showing Superman being awesome and kicking arse with his powers. Nearly every damned episode had the same formula - Supes experiences new enemy, struggles, and either wins an early battle or losing it, leading to round 2 when either Supes has powered up or the enemy has and they both duke it out again. And every time Superman spends half his screen time grunting, getting punched down, forced back, unable to do anything at all.

BTAS was awesome because even in the early parts of the episodes Batman would often fight some mooks, do some cool things, etc. But Supes just got blasted this way and that for the entire show and made it aggravating to watch.

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:08 AM   #79
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STAS' problem was that apart from the part 3 of the show opener, the makers were frightened of actually showing Superman being awesome and kicking arse with his powers. Nearly every damned episode had the same formula - Supes experiences new enemy, struggles, and either wins an early battle or losing it, leading to round 2 when either Supes has powered up or the enemy has and they both duke it out again. And every time Superman spends half his screen time grunting, getting punched down, forced back, unable to do anything at all.

BTAS was awesome because even in the early parts of the episodes Batman would often fight some mooks, do some cool things, etc. But Supes just got blasted this way and that for the entire show and made it aggravating to watch.
Hey, you could argue that BTAS had the same episodic problem too! Atleast we saw that Superman didn't always win, like with "Apokolips Now!" and "Legacy".

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The thing with S:TAS was that apart from the 3 part opener and the Darkseid storyline, a lot of the episodes just felt very...meh. It wasn't compelling or dramatic or tragic like the B:TAS episodes were. Every time a new villain was introduced in B:TAS you couldn't help but be drawn in because the villains' origins were so dark and tragic and constantly pushed the envelope of what could be shown on a kids cartoon. Superman played it safe, and that's not a bad thing, but if it took more risks like B:TAS in terms of tone and story, it could have easily been a top tier cartoon.

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #81
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I haven't watched the entire show but I do own one of the volumes of STAS on DVD...the only episode that I found particularly memorable was the one by paul dini with Myxlptlk. Justice league had better better stories ( though it had the benefit of being an ensemble), though I still got annoyed with superman constantly getting electrocuted and falling unconscious for much of the first season. But I'll still vote for justice league.

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #82
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I gotta go with Superman: TAS on this one. I liked JL/JLU as well and I found Batman TAS dull and dry as hell. But the Superman one was more focused than JL/JLU. It was the first time I ever saw Superman really delved into and his rogues gallery given a place to shine. IMO, it's DC's best show to date. I just loved it.
This was a big problem for me in JL.How the heck do you manage to make Batman uninteresting?

But it wasn't just him.It felt too...generic.While I'm not the biggest Young Justice fan,I'd have preferred something along those lines for JL. Involving the secret I.D's and support characters would've been a good idea.

Instead,it just ended up feeling like a more "grown up" Superfriends.

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #84
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I liked Justice League better because of all the DC characters they'd bring in & plots weren't tied down to just Superman. However, I'm a BIG Superman fan & enjoyed Superman TAS very much & was saddened when they decided to cancel it.

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This was a big problem for me in JL. How the heck do you manage to make Batman uninteresting?

But it wasn't just him.It felt too...generic.While I'm not the biggest Young Justice fan,I'd have preferred something along those lines for JL. Involving the secret I.D's and support characters would've been a good idea.

Instead,it just ended up feeling like a more "grown up" Superfriends.
Well for me Batman is uninteresting by definition. Characters who are dark and that darkness becomes their defining characteristic usually hit me that way. Ditto Spawn, Punisher, DareDevil and Wolverine since they're all working variations on the same type of character. Such characters will never be interesting to me.

The only time I have ever found Batman interesting was in Begins.

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C'mon! STAS is falling behind by ALOT

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Yeah, it's almost as if people prefer justice league to superman the animated series or something

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Old 10-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #88
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I adored Superman:The Animated Series but Justice League is my favorite cartoon of all time based on the phenomenal second season alone. Superman had some fantastic stories and was more like the TAS counterpart than what was seen of him in the first season of JL. My rewatch of Unlimited is coming soon so I hope Superman is just as awesome as he was in Season 2.

The other characters shined alot several times too as well as awesome arcing relationships that really built up and payed off, the DCAU definitely deserves to be treasured.

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Yeah, it's almost as if people prefer justice league to superman the animated series or something
Very funny -_-

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I liked batman the beast!! but I enjoyed super man series. My favorite was justice league.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #92
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To be honest, I like them both equally, but since Superman TAS features more Superman (obviously). It is my favorite.

Also, I know we are discussing TV shows, but Supes has his own home on the hype. I think it's done this way to keep comic fans from fighting over something stupid in every single forum...which we usually do in short order.


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Old 11-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #93
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To be honest, I like them both equally, but since Superman TAS features more Superman (obviously). It is my favorite.

Also, I know we are discussing TV shows, but Supes has his own home on the hype. I think it's done this way to keep comic fans from fighting over something stupid in every single forum...which we usually do in short order.
Finally, someone who prefers STAS.

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Tell me about it! It's like the black sheep of the DCAU.
That pleasure is deserved by The Zeta Project, most DCAU fans don't even know it exists.

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I love S:TAS, but I'm going to have to choose Justice League.

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