In the late 70s, a toku series was created based on Spider-Man...not really much to do with the comics, but it's still incredibly bizarre, corny and funny. I love it, but then again, I'm a huge Sentai/Power Rangers fan. It has the huge fighting robo and everything.
Note - it's Japanese but has English subs. If you have half an hour to spare, it's worth checking out.
The Elite were a DCU analog of Wildstorm's Authority, the aggressive Ellis/Millar heroes. My memory of that comic story is that Superman -- representing truth, justice and the American way as never before -- wins by lying.