For over a decade, Superman held a position as a core team member of the Super Friends, later the Super Powers team. Although the adventures usually focused on team-ups, over the course of the 100+ episodes, the Man of Steel received his fair share of spotlights.
During the series first season, Lara and Jor-El made their animated debuts as the secret origin of Superman was wedged into the episode, The Planet Splitter.
The Boy of Steel sneaked in a couple of appearances as well, first appearing during the telling of Lex Luthor's origin in the series third season episode, History of Doom.
In the Super Friends short Return of the Phantoms, Superman and Superboy managed a paradox-inducing team-up against phantom zone baddies.
Phantom zone villains were a perennial favorite of the series. In The Evil From Krypton, a Zod look-alike cashed in on the Superman film franchise popularity. Other recurring Superman villains included Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Toyman, Brainiac, and eventually the dreaded Darkseid.
In the final season, the Death of Superman story was told long before writers of the comic thought up the similar gimmick (at least the 90's telling).
In another series standout, The Krypton Syndrome, Superman went back in time and met Jor-El and had to decide whether to save his home planet or Earth.
Kryptonites of many colors from green to gold were also frequently plot elements, though none were as fun as the unpredictable effects of red K which could make Superman young, old, weak, or with extra arms.
Superman was also a popular spokesman in the series' sometimes featured PSAs which had him teaching crafts, sharing safety tips, and revealing code words.
Check back next week for another chapter in The Super History of Superman.