16 October 2013

Super History of Superman: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam was a high point of the far too brief run of the animated DC Showcase line of shorts. Running just 25 minutes,the tale didn't waste too much time with world building or back story. Most of the time was devoted to the team up of Captain Marvel and the Man of Steel against the evil Black Adam.

For my money, Superman has never been animated better than in this adventure. Black Adam proves a worthy foe, but Superman also gets the chance to flex some super muscle without getting overshadowed by Cap Marvel. And while sadly, this is a bit of an animated odd duck - being too short for a movie and not part of a series, its definitely worth seeking out.

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

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