With Superman’s 75th Birthday this year, I am celebrating the Last Son Of Krypton by checking him out in various other media. This week we are jumping ahead to the Rudy-Spears Superman Cartoons from 1988!
Casual viewers would notice a change that long time fans already knew about. With the Man Of Steel Reboot, Lex Luther was now a wealthy businessman, constantly plotting and doing nasty things to Kal-El. Rich and evil is Luther’s new M.O.
One of the best segments in this show was the inclusion of the Superman Family Album. Cute little vignettes about a young Clark Kent using his powers with much comedic results. The supermarket segment was hysterical.
The talented Marv Wolfman, writer of the Teen Titans, Crisis On Infinite Earths, and one of the architects of the Man Of Steel Reboot, was the head story editor for this series. Fans can see his fingerprints all over this gem.
For the bit of the older child, this show is an amazing action packed adventure series that modernizes so many aspects of Superman.
…is currently reading The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay by Michael Chabon.
P.S. This post is one of several I hope to do this year to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Superman. Happy Birthday Kal-El! Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Superman Man Of Steel opens Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.