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.
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In a two-part all-action, all adventure and part-time comedy special, many of the greatest superheroes of the DC Comics pantheon team up to take down some of their long-running enemies, then stop for a celebrity roast held in honor of Batman.
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.
Lesley Ann Warren
Elliot F. Alexander
Superman/Shazam!: The Return Of The Black Adam (2010)
Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man – pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice – young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice? For bounty hunter Jonah Hex and hard-boiled cop turned vengeance ghost The Spectre, getting their hands dirty is part of the job – maybe even the fun part. But Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary follow an internal moral code to guide their actions. They know it’s easy to get lost in the darkness of the fight, especially when villans like Merlyn the Magnificent and Count Vertigo place no value on human life.
When the Man of Steel is suddenly stricken by a fatal illness, he must find a cure while preparing for his final days. But before his impending fate consumes him, he must have a final confrontation with his greatest enemy, Lex Luthor, who will stop at nothing to finally defeat the world's greatest superhero. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's groundbreaking comic book series, All Star Superman.
In an alternate universe, an heroic Lex Luthor battles to save his planet from an evil variation of the Justice League! Now, to save his earth, Luthor enlists the Justice League from his universe's Crime Syndicate, a gang of villains with superpowers evenly matched with those of the Justice League. And in the ultimate battle of good versus evil, not only the fate of two earths hangs in the balance, but also the continuation of all existence!
The World’s Greatest Super Heroes become its most wanted criminals! When United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his "partner in crime," Batman, heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite -- and recruit help -- to stave off the onslaught, stop the asteroid and expose Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America. Based on the blockbuster comic series and graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.