The comics provide a cheaper means to explore characters and stories with a deeper scope. I don't give a shit how good peace on earth, all star, etc is in animation, it will never reach the level the comics do.
That said, animation, movies, etc is more accessible and popular compared to comics making understanding the highlights of xyz character a lot easier.
I think the only "problem" that superman/batman have is they don't start from square one because they expect you the reader/viewer to not be a complete social retard and know the character highlights. Hell even the movies have accepted this which is why we don't see shit like Uncle Ben getting shot over and over again. >>95879406
You mean retards just go around on the chans trying to start wars, but why?