Superman (1988– )

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The Man of Steel fights evil in the city of Metropolis and beyond

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 Clark Kent / ... (13 episodes, 1988)
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 Jessica Morganberry (6 episodes, 1988)
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This series, the first since the character's overhaul revision in the comics by John Byrne, shows the adventures of the Man of Steel as he fights villains like the evil head of the mega-corporation Lexcorp, Lex Luthor. In addition, we see the adventures of Clark as a boy in Smallville and all the mischief he causes with his powers. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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This series is the first other media adaptation of Superman that takes partially into account the major revisions to the character by comics artist/writer, John Byrne in his 1986 relaunch. The most notable elements used are that Clark is no longer Superboy in his youth and Lex Luthor is a villainous business owner armed with a kryptonite ring to ward off Superman. See more »

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Superman/Clark Kent: [Cyborn is escaping.] He's in the power lines.
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A Forgotten Gem of a Series
1 September 2000 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Nobody really remembers this animated Superman series because it only lasted for about 2 months. It was a twenty minute episode followed by a five minute "Smallville Journal" that told something about Superman's youth. This was the only time any series has even remotely attempted to remain close to the comic book.


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