Superman: TAS – S1 – A Little Piece of Home

Characters: Lex Luthor, Mercy, Lois Lane, Clark Kent/Superman, First Appearance: Kryptonite, Professor Peterson, Professor Hamilton With this, the fifth episode, we start to get into some dangerous territory: the series is becoming boring and pedestrian. This is something that I actually do remember from the initial run; it started off with a pretty decent three part origin story, then gave us… Toyman as a follow-up, and now… an episode that introduces Kryptonite to the cartoon series. Now, Kryptonite is an essential part of the mythos (not bad, considering it was first created for the 1940s radio serials, and not the … Continue reading Superman: TAS – S1 – A Little Piece of Home

Superman: TAS – S1 – Fun and Games

Characters: Clark Kent/Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen First Appearance: Winslow Schott/Toyman, Bruno Mannheim After the three part debut which gave us a lot of characters and established three villains (Brainiac, Luthor & John Corben who will become Metallo), we slow down considerably with…. Toyman. Something I have always appreciated about the various Timmverse cartoons is that they really tried hard to incorporate as much of the mythos into each series that they could. Everything from the best and most obscure to the more mundane. That of course means I was inevitably going to get an episode from a third stringer … Continue reading Superman: TAS – S1 – Fun and Games

Superman: TAS – S1 – The Last Son of Krypton

Characters & First Appearances (in order of appearance): Jor-El, Brainiac, Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman, Lara Lor-Van, White Dog (Krypto?), Jonathan & Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Angela, Lex Luthor, John Corben (Metallo), Bibbo “The Last Son of Krypton” originally debuted as a ninety minute long special movie, but in collections and re-runs is more accurately represented as the first three episodes of the series. In these first three episodes, “The Last Son of Krypton” introduced us to the majority of important and most recognizable characters from the mythos, gave us a standard origin story, and established both … Continue reading Superman: TAS – S1 – The Last Son of Krypton