03 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Superman

The 1988 Superman show is an oft forgotten animated series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions which ran for just 13 episodes. Developed as a 50th anniversary tribute to the Man of Steel, the series also incorporated music from Superman: The Movie and opening narration from the 1950s Adventures of Superman television series.

Each half hour segment of the series included one 18 minute Superman tale paired with a 4 minute "Superman Family Album" short involving Superman as a young lad in Smallville.

This series launched after DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths saga which relaunched the DC universe. Thus, Lex Luthor was now presented as a corrupt businessman rather than an evil scientist. The series also offered the first official animated appearance of General Zod as well as a rare guest appearance by Wonder Woman.

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