chap22 wrote:true, there's not, but that's not what i'm arguing either. Cadmus was a long story arc; SSM is a lot of individual episodes. they just happen to also include running subplots, something none of the Timm stuff really did. plus they mix humor as well. ask anybody, writing good comedy's harder than writing anything else.
i'm not arguing that SSM is better than all of Timm's stuff, and i'm certainly not arguing that the Timm-DCu is bad or lacking in any way. you'll be HARD-pressed to find a bigger fan of BTAS, STAS, and the whole run of JL than me. all i'm saying is that from astorytelling standpoint, from a craft standpoint, SSM is just as exceptional.
and i'll give you that the character animation is better in the Timm-verse, but the action scenes in SM? wowzers. that's some great stuff.
the Darkseid stuff was a ongoing storyline too. You knew something epic was going to happen and boy did it happen.
Plus what about the mini subplots Superman had going on in his animated show? There's the Intergang, MPD, Steel, Metallo, and Brainiac ones as well. Plus that sun dude who was stalking Lois with that red herring cop who you knew something dirty was going on with him and we find out what in another episode.
Also how ye you forget what BTAS did in it's first season. Don't you remember they introduced HARVEY DENT first and then during the middle or end of the season introduced Two-Face?