Over the last thrity years, DC hasn't been as black and white as it was during the Golden and much of the Silver Ages. A trend began of pulling the heroes into the realm of reality and then into the realm of gray. Since 86, the lines became less defined. Some stories were stunts and some were genuine quality stories. Take 2004's "Identity Crisis". We learn that not only had certain members of the JLA erased the memories of certain villians who discovered their dual identities, but they went one step further with Dr. Light and as a consequence, with Batman. On the one hand, there was plenty of justification for what was done. But then there was the moral and ethical question of what they did. "Countdown", "Crisis Of Conscious", "The OMAC Project", "Sacrifice" & "Infinite Crisis" took it further from "Identity Crisis". In 2002, there was Action Comics #775's "What's So Funny About Truth & Justice". The story featured Superman vs the Elite and the question of which way is the best. Superman who avoids excessive force that will result in death, or Manchester Black's Elite, which has the mentality of "Victory no matter the cost." The Manhunter series features a lawyer by day and vigilante by night, but she's willing to go further than even Daredevil. 1996 had "Kingdom Come" where the issue of which form of superhero was best. Superman's JLA, Batman's JLA or Magog's Justice Battalion. Suicide Squad was made up of former villians forced to work for the government. The current members of the Secret Six are villians who are willing to work both sides, for the right price. Booster Gold in 52 is back to being a hero who wants the fame and glory that comes with his occupation. Green Arrow always wants to take a stand politically. The Outsiders are now covert, willing to go where others fear to tread. Willing to break international laws to get the job done.