The Man of Steel fights evil in the city of Metropolis and beyond.
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Series cast summary:
Beau Weaver ...  Clark Kent / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Ginny McSwain Ginny McSwain ...  Lois Lane / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Mark L. Taylor ...  Jimmy Olsen / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Tress MacNeille ...  Martha Kent 13 episodes, 1988
Stanley Ralph Ross ...  Perry White 11 episodes, 1988
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Jonathan Kent 9 episodes, 1988
Michael Bell ...  Lex Luthor / ... 7 episodes, 1988
Lynne Marie Stewart ...  Jessica Morganberry 6 episodes, 1988
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This series, the first since the character's overhaul revision in the comics by John Byrne, shows the adventures of the Man of Steel as he fights villains like the evil head of the mega-corporation Lexcorp, Lex Luthor. In addition, we see the adventures of Clark as a boy in Smallville and all the mischief he causes with his powers. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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USA

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English

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17 September 1988 (USA) See more »

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Ruby-Spears Superman See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Color
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In the first episode Destroy the Defendroids Perry White throws various newspapers onto a desk in disgust. The third newspaper he throws on the pile is an edition of The Daily Bugle. The Daily Bugle is the newspaper that Peter Parker/Spider - Man works for. Which is situated in the Marvel Universe not DC Universe. See more »

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Superman/Clark Kent: Great Scott!
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One of the Very Best
26 October 2008 | by travybabySee all my reviews

In my mind, this remains one of the very best depictions of Superman on TV, as well as one of the most faithful to a particular comics period.

This series paid homage to both the Superman films of the '70s/'80s and the Superman comics series "reboot" of 1986-onward ("Man of Steel," "Superman Vol 2," "Action Comics," "Adventures of Superman," etc). The opening score and titles were stirring, based on the John Williams score from the films, updated for a Saturday morning action series. Marv Wolfman, one of the main contributors to the comics reboot (writer of "Adventures of Superman") was a perfect choice to be involved in this animated series. Overall, the series had a more mature feel while continuing to be very kid-friendly.

Superman was presented as believable, strong, and iconic. His recurring nemesis was Lex Luthor in his megalomaniac/CEO incarnation. The Daily Planet characters Lois, Jimmy, and Perry were portrayed well. One of my favorite appearances was by Wonder Woman, and the story revolved around her home island of Themyscira ("Paradise Island"). Both her design and that of her mother Hippolyte were in keeping with the similarly rebooted Wonder Woman comic book series of the era, and it seemed like an equally well-done animated series could have been developed for her if handled the same.

The one thing that is hard to believe is that this has not been released on DVD/Blu-ray! It deserves to be.


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