- Hilarious in Hindsight: A special issue where Batman and Superman duke it out has a moment where Batman calls Supes a "motherless alien." Superman is very pissed off by this. What, no "Save Martha"?
- Nightmare Retardant: Batman's first costume is supposed to look intimidating, but due to Darwyn Cooke's Lighter and Softer art style he still looks pretty cuddly.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
- Despite all the buildup as a major character, Superman is quickly knocked out by the Center and is missing until the end.
- Robin only appears briefly, and is just used as a plot device for Batman to tell Superman about his new Lighter and Softer style.note
- Aquaman only makes a brief appearance at the end.
- The Woobie: Poor Martian Manhunter.
YMMV / DC: The New Frontier