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Superman: The Animated Series is cartoon based on the adventures of Superman, the DC Comics superhero. The series is sometimes fun and bold, with stories about robots and aliens, and sometimes darker, with episodes that deal with the concepts of good versus evil.

The show quickly establishes Superman

DC Comics
3 Seasons, 71 Episodes
January 1, 1996
Animation & Cartoons
8.2/10
Cast: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, David Kaufman
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Superman: The Animated Series Full Episode Guide

  • When Ra's Al Ghul, known as "The Demon," attempts to steal Superman's powers, Batman comes to the rescue.

  • Superman teams with Supergirl to save his adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent, along with the rest of Smallville, from an alien threat.

  • When the marine life near Metropolis suddenly joins together to threaten the citizens, Lois Lane (series star DANA DELANY) discovers the cause: Lex Luthor (series star CLANCY BROWN) has taken Aquaman (guest star voice MIGUEL FERRER) prisoner!

  • Jimmy Olsen (recurring guest star voice DAVID KAUFMAN) and Superman work together to combat Metallo (recurring guest star voice MALCOLM McDOWELL) when the evildoer returns to Metropolis.

  • Kyle Rayner (guest star voice MICHAEL P. GRECO) is given a mysterious ring that enables him to transform into crimefighting superhero Green Lantern. When the Green Lantern's most dangerous enemy, Sinestro (recurring guest star voice TED LEVINE) attacks Earth, Rayner teams with Superman to defeat the villain.

  • Superman confronts Jax-Ur (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN) and Mala (new guest star voice SARAH DOUGLAS) while defending a distant planet that the two Kryptonian outlaws have enslaved.

  • Mxyzptlk (recurring guest star voice GILBERT GOTTFRIED) gets into trouble with the rulers of his planet--and Superman--when he enlists Bizarro's (series star TIM DALY) help to wreak havoc on Earth.

  • Smitten with love, Toyman (recurring guest star voice BUD CORT) will do anything, even destroy Metropolis, to possess Darci Mason (guest star voice NANCY TRAVIS), a mechanical fashion model. The only person standing between Toyman and his obsession for Darci is Superman.

  • In Clark's hometown of Smallville, a teenage Clark Kent (guest star voice JASON MARSDEN) teams with Chameleon Boy (guest star voice JASON PRIESTLEY), Cosmic Boy (guest star voice CHAD LOWE) and Saturn Girl (guest star voice MELISSA JOAN HART) from the New Legion to battle Brainiac (recurring guest voice COREY BURTON).

  • Superman masquerades as Batman to confront Roxy Rocket (guest star voice CHARITY JAMES), Penguin (guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS) and a host of other bad guys who are on a crime spree in Gotham City during the real Batman's (guest star voice KEVIN CONROY) mysterious absence.

  • Volcana (guest star voice PERI GILPIN), a villainess who can control fire, goes on a crime spree stealing valuable artifacts while on the run from government agents and Superman (series star TIM DALY).

  • When Granny Goodness (recurring guest star voice EDWARD ASNER) and the Female Furies capture Superman, Supergirl (recurring guest star voice NICHOLLE TOM) must rescue him. She must free him before a deadly comet that has been unleashed by Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE) destroys Earth. Part 2 of 2

  • While Superman explores deep space, he finds a teenage girl who is the last survivor of a civilization that was destroyed when Krypton exploded. He brings her to Earth where she discovers that she possesses superpowers like Superman's. Wanting to prove herself, Supergirl (recurring guest star voice NICHOLLE TOM) single-handedly confronts Granny Goodness (recurring guest star voice EDWARD ASNER) and Intergang. Part 1 of 2

  • Steppenwolf (guest star voice SHERMAN HOWARD), a hunter from Apokolips, joins Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE) in his battle to take over Earth, which results in the death of Dan Turpin (recurring guest star voice JOSEPH BOLOGNA). Part 2 of 2

  • Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE) brings his battle against Superman to Earth. When all looks hopeless, Orion (guest star voice STEVE SANDOR), an escapee from Apokolips' fire pits, teams with Superman to defeat Darkseid. Part 1 of 2

  • Maxima, Queen of Almerac (guest star voice SHARON LAWRENCE), desires Superman as a potential mate. She kidnaps the Man of Steel and takes him to her home planet, where she prepares to marry him. Superman teaches Maxima that she can't simply capture a husband but must earn his love during a courtship.

  • Superman pairs again with John Henry Irons, AKA Steel (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL DORN) to defeat a modified and improved Metallo (recurring guest star voice MALCOLM McDOWELL).

  • As Clark Kent rushes to save an innocent man from dying in the gas chamber, he is involved in an auto accident and thought to be dead. Clark secretly emerges from the crash to find the man who deserves to be in the gas chamber--Detective Kurt Bowman (guest star voice EDDIE BARTH).

  • A superstrong mechanical suit of armor poses a threat to both the villains and the innocent citizens of Metropolis.

  • While visiting Superman's Fortress of Solitude, Bizarro witnesses the demise of Krypton. Believing this is his own past, Bizarro constructs a replica of Krypton in downtown Metropolis with the intent to blow it up in the same manner that Krypton exploded.

  • A dormant spirit released from an ancient artifact invades a petty thief, creating a monster named Karkull (guest star voice TED LEVINE). With the assistance of Doctor Fate, Superman confronts the monster.

  • Lois's romance with Bruce Wayne (recurring guest star voice KEVIN CONROY) disintegrates when she discovers that he is Batman. Meanwhile, Luthor attempts to dissolve his partnership with Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL), but Joker kidnaps him. When Joker uses the powerful new Lexwing aircraft to attack Metropolis, Superman and Batman must work as a team to stop the remainder of Luthor's killer robots. Part 3 of 3

  • Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) kidnaps Lois in order to lure Superman to his death. Batman's (recurring guest star voice KEVIN CONROY) intervention saves the day and, soon after, Lois tells a heartbroken Clark that she will be transferring to Gotham City in order to be with Bruce Wayne. The move is postponed when Joker unleashes killer robots to attack Batman while Superman rescues a sinking ocean liner. Part 2 of 3

  • Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) steals a statue made of solid Kryptonite and makes a deal with Luthor to kill Superman. But Joker's plan is jeopardized when Batman (recurring guest star voice KEVIN CONROY) arrives to warn Superman that his life is in danger. Part 1 of 3

  • Kalibak (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL DORN), son of Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE), arrives in Metropolis to kill Superman and prove his ability as a warrior to his father.

  • Brainiac (recurring guest voice COREY BURTON) returns for revenge. In a battle with Lex Luthor (recurring guest star voice CLANCY BROWN), Brainiac attempts to force Lex to build him a new body. Superman saves the ungrateful Lex and stores Brainiac in the LexCorp computer.

  • Superman fights a genetically altered King Kong-sized monkey.

  • Lois falls into a parallel Metropolis where Superman and Lex Luthor work together as dictators to hold the city in an authoritarian grip of forced justice.

  • Edward Lytener (recurring guest star voice ROBERT HAYS) returns as "Luminus," a light technology-based villain, who turns the sun red in order to drain Superman of his powers.

  • Livewire (recurring guest star voice LORI PETTY) teams with Parasite (recurring guest star voice BRION JAMES) to confront and defeat Superman.

  • An amnesiac Metallo (recurring guest star voice MALCOLM McDOWELL) travels to a volcanic island and, in his confusion, becomes a superhero to a pair of young children. But he regains his true personality when Lois Lane (series star DANA DELANY) and Superman arrive to investigate. And then the volcano erupts!

  • A one-time mentor to Lois Lane, Edward Lytener (recurring guest star voice ROBERT HAYS) wants the gratitude Lois never showed him, as well as her undivided attention. But when Edward threatens Lois, Superman rescues her.

  • Superman encounters Bizarro (also voiced by series star TIM DALY), an imperfect genetic double of the Man of Steel, who tries to take Superman's place as Metropolis' hero.

  • Controversial radio show host Leslie Willis (recurring guest star voice LORI PETTY) is turned into a being of pure electricity and begins her media-crazed rampage to drain Metropolis' power and kill Superman.

  • The Flash (guest star voice CHARLIE SCHLATTER) teams with Superman to confront Mark Mardon (guest star voice MIGUEL FERRER), AKA "The Weather Wizard," who holds Metropolis hostage with the threat of unleashing a killer hurricane.

  • A giant humanoid creature with incredible strength falls to Earth and threatens the planet. Superman must fight the evil creature and send it back into outer space.

  • Intent on conquering the world, Jax-Ur (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN) and Mala (recurring guest star voice LESLIE EASTERBROOK) send Superman into the Phantom Zone, and then destroy the Projector. Lois and Professor Hamilton (recurring guest star voice VICTOR BRANDT) must rescue the Man of Steel. Part 2 of 2

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