One of the greatest superheroes of all time, Superman, takes to the air in this action-packed animated series. Disguised as Clark Kent, a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Superman uses his powers to overcome the forces of evil in a tireless crusade against crime and injustice. Jimmy Olson, Perry White, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor join the fabled hero for exciting adventures. And a five-minute sequence in each episode recounts key moments from Superman's childhood.
A new, updated version of the popular comic book hero "Superman." The story begins with Superman's birth on the doomed planet Krypton and follows him on his arrival to Earth, his childhood in Kansas and his career as reporter for the Daily Planet.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! The legendary Man of Steele, last survivor of the doomed planet Krypton lives on earth, assuming the secret identity of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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