The New Adventures of Superman (1966 – 1970)

These adventures were the first time that Superman (and his alter ego Clark Kent), Lois Lane and Perry White had been seen in animated form since they were immortalized in the iconic Superman short films. In addition, this series marked the animation debut of Jimmy Olsen and classic Superman villains like Lex Luthor and Brainiac. This animated Superman was forerunner show that lead to all the subsequent animated superhero programming.

 
Voice Talent: 
Bud Collyer
Jean Alexander
Jack Grimes
Ted Knight
Bob Hastings
Janet Waldo
Jackson Beck
Genre: 
Action
Adventure

It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman (1975)

The plot of this musical special revolves around Superman's efforts to defeat Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a ten-time Nobel Prize-losing scientist who seeks to avenge the scientific world's dismissal of his brilliance by attempting to destroy the world's symbol of good. Additionally, Superman comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper, who resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman.

 
Cast: 
George Chandler
Stuart Goetz
Danny Goldman
Geoffrey Horne
Phil Leeds
Harvey Lembeck
Allen Ludden
Lesley Ann Warren
David Wilson
Voice Talent: 
Gary Owens
Writers: 
Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
David Newman
Robert Benton
Romeo Muller
Producers: 
Elliot F. Alexander
Norman Twain
Directors: 
Jack Regas
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama
Musical

Superman: Doomsday (2007)

In an epic tale of sacrifice, Superman battles the an intergalactic serial killer in a superpowered Armageddon--Superman: Doomsday. After Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Metropolis by giving his life to defeat the foe, those who loved him the most mourn their fallen hero and friend. But a world without Superman proves to be short-lived when the Man of Steel mysteriously returns. Or does he? Based on the best-selling graphic novel of all time, The Death of Superman.

Cast: 
Adam Wylie
Cree Summer
Swoosie Kurtz
James Marsters
Adam Baldwin
Annie Heche
Ray Wise
John DiMaggio
Tom Kenny
Directors: 
Bruce Timm
Writers: 
Duane Capizzi
Bruce Timm
Producers: 
Bruce Timm
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)

Two enemies unite to destroy the Man of Steel! Embittered by Superman's (voiced by Tim Daly--"The Nine") heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor (voiced by Powers Boothe--"Deadwood") forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Braniac (voiced by Lance Henriksen--Appaloosa). Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor redesigns Braniac specifically to defeat the Man of Steel. But when Braniac betrays Luthor and reveals its sinister plans for world domination, Superman must brave the mysterious Phantom Zone to find the strength to survive this deadly showdown.

Cast: 
Tim Daly
Powers Boothe
Dana Delany
Lance Henriksen
George Dzundza
David Kaufman
Mike Farrell
Shelley Fabares
Directors: 
Curt Geda
Writers: 
Duane Capizzi
Christopher Simmons
Producers: 
Sander Schwartz
Curt Geda
Margaret M. Dean
Genre: 
Action
Adventure

Smallville (2001 - 2011)

Emerging from his darkest hour, only to find the path to his destiny blocked by ghosts from the past, Clark finds himself tempted toward darkness at every turn by shadows in the present. Despite insurmountable odds, will Clark be powerful enough to step into the light and claim his rightful place as Earth's mightiest protector? This modern retelling of a hero's legendary origins continues to blend realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent soars toward claiming his birthright
Cast: 
Tom Wellling
Erica Durance
Cassidy Freeman
Justin Hartley
Executive Producers: 
Alfred Gough
Miles Miller
Kelly Souders
Brian Peterson
James Marshall
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Joe Davola
Tom Welling
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama

The Best of 2011

There’s still glitter on the streets. Fridges are filled with half-empty bottles of champagne and gyms are extra crowded due to people working on their resolutions. And while we celebrate the beginning of a new year, there’s no better way to ring in 2012 than to reflect on the successes of 2011.

The DC offices were closed all of last week, but that doesn’t mean that press didn’t continue to roll in. Below, take a look at some of the year-end “best of” lists that ran.

Superman heads to Vegas in SUPERMAN #711

Superman heads to Las Vegas to stop Livewire's plot to score big! Livewire's gotten a lot more powerful since they last met, and the Man of Steel may be responsible - with Jimmy Olsen's help, Superman must save Vegas and find a way to stop Livewire once and for all.

SUPERMAN #711 is on sale today.

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