Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rating the Supermen

Having watched Superman Doomsday this week, I was curious about two other Superman appearances on Kids WB cartoons this morning. On Legion of Super-Heroes, a clone of Superman lures the Legion to the 41st century to battle Imperiex. Superman X, as he is called, has enhanced powers and an immunity to kryptonite. The catch? He's more pragmatic than altruistic, having been raised in a dystopia. Sorry, badass Superman has never worked for me.

Then on The Batman, Superman delivers a relief check from Metropolis to Gotham, and as he arrives, Metallo shows up. In this retelling of The WB's previous World's Finest movie, Superman is an overconfident loner and Batman is the one who knows the value of teamwork. Reprising their roles from Justice League Unlimited are George Newbern as Clark/Superman, Dana Delany as Lois, and Clancy Brown as Lex. Superman resembles Christopher Reeve, blue eyes and all. Lois has huge eyes. At the end of part one, Lex gains control of Superman with a little help from Poison Ivy. Eh, I didn't think the story needed retelling, especially with many of the same voice actors.

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