08 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Metal Men: Teacher's Pests

Hmm. Still waiting to be won over by the antics of these metalloids. I hope that in the next outing they get to fight a villain because right now, I am not finding the team too easy to get behind. Sorry, not too much else to say other than that I do appreciate the inclusion of Asimov's Laws of Robotics.

07 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Supermarket

Basically, toddler Superman was super annoying and if the citizens of Smallville couldn't figure out that the flying baby grew up to be Superman, they were morons. I admit, I did think it was a bit amusing when Clark used heat vision to cook about 100 hot dogs.

06 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Fugitive From Space

Throw out all of your preconceptions. Superman found a crashed ship with two aliens: one a space cop and one a fugitive. One was ugly and one was pretty (in theory). Guess which was the bad one...

05 February 2014

Super History of Superman: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

Perhaps its a tribute to the Man of Steel that a world without Superman is as bleak as that depicted in The Flashpoint Paradox. On the other hand, its a bit depressing seeing the anemic results of government program Project Superman.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Adoption

In this first 5-minute family album tale we learned about how a super powered baby Kal was adopted by the Kents after he proved too much trouble for other potential parents. The fact that he could fly probably should have been a tip off to his identity years later. I guess it was kind of sweet that the baby chose the Kents, but I have mixed feelings so far about how worth while these tales are going to be.This was pretty heavy on the cheese... but at least probably better than the Ruby-Spears produced Plastic Family shorts.

04 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Destroy the Defendroids

Can you read my mind? This Superman series clearly took inspiration from the live action movie series. Not only was the scene of Superman flying with Lois ripped from the first movie, but Lex Luthor was portrayed as a somewhat over-the-top comical schemer who traded real-estate for "legitamate" business; the movie's Miss Teschmacher was traded in for this series Miss Morganberry and the episode even paid homage to the great California earthquake caused in the film - though this time Earth's rotation did not need to be reversed for Superman to save the day.

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.