Superman (1996–2000)

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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

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 Jimmy Olsen (26 episodes, 1996-2000)
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Set in present day Metropolis against the backdrop of a bright, urban landscape, the ageless superhero combats sinister villains and rescues innocent victims in exciting new stories based on universal themes encompassing the same time-honored tradition of the classic Superman legend. Written by Anonymous

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Some of the character designs are clearly patterned on real actors. The more obvious likenesses are Shirley Jones ("The Patridge Family") to Martha Kent and Tella Savalas ("Kojak") to Lex Luthor. See more »

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Lobo: [eats Lois's pipe after she whacks him with it] Of course, any girl with class would rather be hangin' with the main man.
[Superman glares at him]
Lobo: So why don't you show old Lobo just how classy you really are?
Lois Lane: You pig!
[she slaps him, then recoils and rubs her sore hand]
Lois Lane: Ow!
Lobo: Ah! I like a girl who plays rough!
[indicates his chin]
Lobo: C'mon, let me have another, right here, right -
[Superman hits him right in the chin, and sends him flying through the air]
[...]
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The other Caped Crusader
15 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the success of "Batman: The Animated Series", Superman, who'd been out of the lime light for a while except for "Lois & Clark", finally got a shot at his own series again. This show recapped Superman's origin, established his relationships and pit him against a variety of characters - including a memorable brawl between him and Lobo, voiced by Brad Garrett (who also voiced another character, but I forget his name).

Superman was voiced by Tim Daly, and he did a damn fine job of it too. It's a shame that he wasn't available for "Justice League", as he was definitely superior to his successor, George Newbern (sorry George). Dana Delany was what Margot Kidder's Lois Lane SHOULD have been but never was. Same goes for Clancy Brown as Lex Luther. M*A*S*H alum Mike Farrell provided the voice of Superman's Earth dad.

Storylines were generally good and voice acting solid (as mentioned above), but the only thing that really marred this show was the animation. While not bad, the characters, particularly the male characters, were too blocky looking. Superman himself looked as though he'd been carved out of rock. This animation isn't bad but it's not on par with the animation in "Batman: The Animated Series". Sadly, this look has been retained for "Justice League".

Batman has made guest appearances on Superman from time to time, even did a "movie" with him, which brought their relationship up to date.

So all in all, a 9 1/2 out of 10.


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