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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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In the first episode Destroy the Defendroids Perry White throws various newspapers onto a desk in disgust. The third newspaper he throws on the pile is an edition of The Daily Bugle. The Daily Bugle is the newspaper that Peter Parker/Spider - Man works for. Which is situated in the Marvel Universe not DC Universe. See more »

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Perry White: Don't call me chief!
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Version of Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »

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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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