Would you like to know where you can purchase a copy of Superman the Animated Series? Well I am going to tell you where it can be had at a reasonable price. This series made its debut on the youth oriented WB network in September of 1996 and ran until February of 2000. The series is renowned for its adult quality thematic programing and vivid animation. The series attempts to incorporate the various evolutions of the character over the years reflecting his genesis in 1932 as a result of the creative talents of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.
Superman in this series adds more of the human frailties of the character and there tends to be a suppressing of his previous imperviousness to injury. This version is in line with the more modern depiction of the character penned by John Byrne, who displays a more restrained rendering of Superman’s powers.
This series displays engrossing story telling that displays an emotional urgency to many of the shows episodes. It begins with a multiple episode genesis of the character that begins on the planet Krypton and ends with his arrival on earth in smallville, culminating with his hiring as a reporter at the Daily Planet newspaper.
Superman the Animated Series features a vast array of allies and enemies. From villains such as Darkseid to heroes like Batman and the Flash, the series explores a wide range of story lines and themes. One of the more poignant moments is the funeral of Lt. Daniel Turpin who is killed by Darkseid during the episode “Apokolips… Now! Part II” The funeral displays traditions from Jewish culture and is dedicated to the late Jack Kirby who is a comic’s pioneer who did work for Marvel Comics as well as DC Comics.
Superman the Animated Series explores over occasional episode’s the relationship between Superman and reporter Lois Lane. During one episode there’s put on display a rivalry that exists between Superman and Batman with Bruce Wayne making a play for Lois Lane’s attention much to the chagrin of both Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. The voice characterization of Superman is provided by Tim Daly and Lois Lane is portrayed by Dana Delany. Guest appearance by Batman is portrayed by Kevin Conroy of Batman the Animated Series fame. Villain Lex Luthor is portrayed by Clancy Brown. You can find this series in DVD format at stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart.