28 August 2013

Super History of Superman: The Batman (2007)

Even though it was titles The Batman, the series' 5th and final season might well have been called The Justice League. Throughout the season, the Caped Crusader teamed with other heroes of the DC universe beginning with the one, the only Man of Steel.

Clark and Bruce first teamed for the two part The Batman / Superman Story in which they teamed up against Lex Luthor. Interestingly, the episode featured another showdown as well with Metallo, quite reminiscent of the fight in the first arc of the Superman / Batman comic released just a few years earlier and revisited in the Superman / Batman: Public Enemies DTV. Watching Supes take on the villains of Gotham including Bane, Freeze, and Clayface was also a lot of fun.

Superman would return in the series finale in which the newly assembled Justice League joined forces against robotic versions of themselves and alien invaders. It sounds more exciting than it was, but truth be told, the Superman in these few episodes looked about as good as he ever had in animation.

Check back next week for another chapter in The Super History of Superman.

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