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Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 36 – “The Late Mr. Kent”

April 8, 2010 4 comments

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Written by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Kenji Hachizaki
Originally Aired: November 1st, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS, Volume Two

Site Notes: As usual, don’t forget to use Twitter to be informed of updates. And a belated RIP to Dick Giordano, one of the men most responsible for shaping the DC Universe as we know it and a damned fine inker in his own right. Thank you, sir, and good afternoon.

And I think I’ve been screwing up the title formatting recently, so you may want to check your bookmarks since some pages might have moved since they were originally published.

Summary: Clark Kent is killed while attempting to clear an accused murderer’s name. This is a problem for Superman. Read more…

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Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 53: “Unity”

March 14, 2010 2 comments

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Written by: Paul Dini and Rich Fogel
Directed by: Shin-Ichi Tsuji
Originally Aired: May 15, 1999
DVD: Superman: TAS, Volume 3

Summary: After a trip to Metropolis, Supergirl returns home to find that Smallville’s come under the spell of a mysterious preacher with a dark secret.

Arc Notes: The Kents apparently know that Babs is Batgirl. Read more…

Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 32 – “The Hand of Fate”

March 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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Written by: Hilary J. Bader and Stan Berkowitz
Directed by: Dan Riba
Originally Aired: October 6, 1997
DVD: Superman: The Animated Series, Volume Two

Summary: An unholy demon lord is loosed in Metropolis, and in order to save the staff of the Daily Planet Superman must seek the aid of a combat-weary Doctor Fate.

Arc Notes: Doctor Fate’s mythos gets established before his return on Justice League; Superman’s vulnerability to magic is detailed for the first time in animated form. Read more…

Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 21 – “Mxyzpixilated”

February 8, 2010 1 comment

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Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Originally Aired: September 20, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS: Volume 2

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Summary: An all-powerful being from the fifth dimension takes an interest in annoying Superman. Hilarity ensues. Read more…

Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 47 – “Absolute Power”

January 28, 2010 2 comments

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Written by Hilary J. Bader, Alan Burnett
Directed by Butch Lukic
Originally Aired: January 16th, 1999
DVD: Superman, TAS, Volume 3

Summary: Superman stumbles upon a planet ruled by the Kryptonian exiles Jax-Ur and Mala, and must decide between letting their reign continue or intervening and potentially threatening the population.

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Superman: The Animated Series, Episode 25 – “Brave New Metropolis”

January 26, 2010 2 comments

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Story by Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett
Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Curt Geda
Originally Aired: September 27, 1997
DVD: Superman TAS Volume Two

Summary: A lab accident catapults Lois into a parallel world where she’s been dead for years and Superman rules over Metropolis with an iron fist, with Lex Luthor at his side.

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Superman: The Animated Series, Episodes 53-54 – “Legacy”

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

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Story by Paul Dini
Written by Rich Fogel
Directed by Curt Geda and Dan Riba
Originally Aired February 5th & 12th, 2000
DVD: Superman: TAS, Volume Three

Summary: Earth is overrun by an invasion from Apokolips, whose leader is revealed to be none other than Superman himself.

Arc Notes: This is certainly one of the most important episodes in DCAU history; not only is this the finale of STAS, but these are the seventh and eighth episodes of the Darkseid storyline. Also, the roots of the arc which ran through much of Justice League trace back to this episode.

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