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Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  6 September 1996 (USA)
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The last survivor of the dead planet Krypton uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world Earth.

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Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
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Lois Lane (voice)
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Lex Luthor (voice)
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John Corben (voice)
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Sul-Van (voice)
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Perry White (voice)
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Jimmy Olsen (voice)
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Angela Chen (voice)
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Baby Kal-El (voice)
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Bibbo (voice)
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Shunned by Krypton's leaders for his theories of planetary destruction, scientist Jor-El rockets his infant son Kal-El to safety on Earth. There Kal is raised as Clark Kent and develops unusual abilities, moves to a shining Metropolis and meets a fiesty female reporter with a knack for trouble. Written by Ray Schaff -2-

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Superman - L'ultimo figlio di Krypton  »

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A throwaway line of dialog actually establishes that in this continuity, Bruce Wayne became the Batman before Kent went public as Superman; while Kent ponders adopting a costumed alter ego, Martha Kent actually refers to "that nut in Gotham". In most other continuities, Kent's emergence as Superman predates Bruce Wayne's emergence as the Batman since Action Comics#1 came out before Detective Comics#27 (the respective first appearances of Superman and the Batman). The Earth-1 Kent began his champion career as Superboy well before the Earth-1 Wayne became the Batman. However, two stories indicate that the Earth-2 Batman was active as early as 1937 (Detective Comics#65 and World's Finest Comics#60); since the first Batman story in Detective Comics#27 was not an origin story, this may indicate that the Earth-2 Batman began as an adventurer before the Earth-2 Kent became Superman. See more »

Quotes

Brainiac: [on Krypton's imminent destruction] If the council knew the truth, they would put me to work on an evacuation plan, a meaningless effort given the time remaining.
Jor-El: How long?
Brainiac: Hours... this world has seen its last sunrise.
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A Good DVD
20 July 2004 | by (Ma,USA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this start to the Animated Series. It gave Superman an origin that seemed to simplify the destruction of Krypton, yet tied in the comics a great deal. What I liked about this incarnation the most was how Superman wasn't overly powerful like in some incarnations. The animation is very crisp, and Tim Daily is PERFECT as the voice for Kal El. I got such a kick out of seeing Lex getting annoyed by the quiet, hovering Superman near the DVD's ending. I never caught all of the series' premier, so this $10 DVD was worth every penny. I only wished that the show lasted longer, too bad the WB nixed it. Its my fave DC animated series bar none so far, including Batman.


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