And Monguls been pretty weak since the pre crisis era in all media. Byrne Superman one shot KO'd him around their first meeting, and Timm-verse Mongul got the holy heck beaten out of him by Supes in the "For the man who has everything" adaptation.
I'm only talking about Young Justice Slade who was able to hold his own against Black Beetle. This would put Slade in the same category as Black Betle and Mongul, both who handed Superboy and Wondergirl there asses
Just binge-watched Young Justice again. What a great animated show; cannot wait for season 3. That being said...
...Ya, guys like Deathstroke, Sportsmaster, Cheshire, etc., going toe-to-toe with legit uber-powered characters such as Black Beetle and Superboy made for entertaining throwdowns, but kinda made you go, "What?! Superboy could just go punch Bane a couple of times and he'd be in a coma."
That's always a complaint of mine: you know how a Kid Flash or Superboy could handle these threats, yet they always take the self-righteous (mistaken) high-road of "well, I cannot kill/disable these villains cause I'm a hero." While I thought he was interesting as one of the series' big bads, Vandal Savage is the number one example of this: being really old and experienced with a healing factor won't stop someone who can run the speed of sound, go intangible, has super strength, whatever from punching/phasing a fist through your chest.