Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TV Talk - Superman by Timm and Dini

Superman: Take it easy Batman. I have another way we can interrogate this guy. 
(Superman then throws man out of window.)

Welcome back to TV Talk. Today, I'm going to talk about Superman as animated by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. If you don't know who Timm and Dini are, well, look at this: AWESOME!!! Anyway, I'm going to try to do what I did with Smallville here: Background, Likes, Dislikes, and Best Episodes. So here we go:

I've watched Superman: TAS, Justice League and JLU all the way through. 'Nuff said.

Okay, maybe I'll say more on the subject. I saw the pilot of Superman TAS on VHS. Then, when we finally got cable, I was able to watch the show on Kids' WB (man, those were some great shows). Superman (and Batman) then got replaced by some show about some teenage Batman... WTH! (Kidding, kidding. Batman Beyond was and still is awesome.). After that show went the way of the dinosaur, then came JUSTICE LEAGUE/ JLU. I stuck through to the end (sort of anyway).


  •  Everything - Just about everything in these shows was awesome when concerning Superman. Just watch them! You will enjoy them!!


  • Not so mighty Superman - Early JL's first season Superman was a little weak. That's probably because they wanted the rest of the Leaguers  to be involved in fights. You can't have Superman doing everything on a show called JUSTICE LEAGUE. They did get better in making Superman less weak in later seasons though.
  • The fact that these shows aren't on today - That statement speaks for itself.
  • Brainiac Attacks - This was a Direct to video release that came out at around the time Superman Returns was being produced. THIS WAS HORRIBLE. It was so horrible I forgot about it. First off, Timm and Dini weren't involved with this. Second, everything else.

Best Episodes
  • The Late Mr. Kent - Remember that episode where Clark got killed for reporting? This is it and it is great.
  • Hereafter - a JL episode. I don't want to spoil it too much, but this episode is basicallly an homage to Funeral for a Friend and Exile.
  • A Better World - another JL ep. While not a Superman-centered episode, Superman is straight-up nuts in this episode. Just watch it and see Superman kill *** ******.
  • World's Finest - the first meeting between Batman and Superman. It's truly a Must See.
  • The Call - the only appearance of Superman and a future Justice league on Batman Beyond.
  • The Doomsday Sanction - a JL episode. Superman (the real one) vs. Doomsday
  • Knight Time - Superman dresses up as Batman. Hilarity ensues
  • Apokalips...Now!!! - Darkseid invades Earth. 
  • Legacy - the finale to Superman: TAS where Superman and Darkseid face off. 
  • Identity Crisis - Superman vs. Bizarro.
  • For the Man Who Has Everything - Based off a good one shot comic. Superman gets trapped in a world where his greatest desires happen.
  • The Last Son of Krypton - the Pilot to Superman: TAS. 
Well, that's all I have for today. Come back when I quickly look at the Max Fleischer cartoons and the rest of the Superman related movies or TV shows I have seen.

1 comment:

  1. Brainiac Attacks was AWESOME. Superman/JLU: TAS were NOT. I'm serious.