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Continue below for Superman: The Animated Series episode desciptions provided directly by Warner Bros. Animation to assorted press outlets. Please note that since these are the earliest descriptions provided to the media, there may be errors in episode details. Continue below for links and content.

Year One - Year Two - Year Three


SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES - YEAR ONE

"A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME"
407005
Lex Luthor (series star CLANCY BROWN) discovers Superman's Achilles' heel: A deadly vulnerability to Kryptonite. Armed with this lethal information, the vile fiend sets out to destroy the Man of Steel once and for all.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JOHN RUBINSTEIN Peterson
JOHN GARRY Hanes
BRAD GARRETT Bibbo
TOM WILSON Joey
SCOTT VALENTINE Sam
LISA EDELSTEIN Mercy Graves
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton

LOG LINE
"A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME" (407005)...Once Lex Luthor discovers Superman's deadly vulnerability to Kryptonite, the fiend yearns to destroy the Man of Steel forever.
(96/97-YR.1)

"THE WAY OF ALL FLESH"
407006
Superman is the target of yet another of Lex Luthor's evil schemes. Lex Luthor transforms terrorist John Corben into Metallo (recurring guest star voice MALCOLM McDOWELL), a flesh and metal Kryptonite-hearted cyborg with evil intent and no emotions. Metallo's only mission is to destroy Superman. But once he discovers that he is more machine than man, Metallo attacks his creator and Superman must save Luthor from his own invention.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
JOHN RUBINOW Dr. Vale

LOG LINE
"THE WAY OF ALL FLESH" (407006)...Lex Luthor transforms terrorist John Corben into Metallo, a flesh-and-metal cyborg whose only mission is to destroy Superman.
(96/97-YR.1)

"FEEDING TIME"
407007

After toxic chemicals transform unremarkable janitor Rudy Jones (recurring guest star voice BRION JAMES) into the energy-draining Parasite, he imprisons Superman, intent on keeping the Man of Steel as his own personal power source.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
GEORGE DZUNDZA Perry White
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton
ROBERT PATRICK Lebeau

LOG LINE
"FEEDING TIME" (407007)...After toxic chemicals transform Rudy Jones into the energy-draining Parasite, he imprisons Superman to use as his own personal power source.
(96/97-YR.1)

"THE MAIN MAN" PART ONE
407008

Lobo (recurring guest star voice BRAD GARRETT), the infamous intergalactic bounty hunter, has been hired by the Preserver (recurring guest star voice SHERMAN HOWARD) to capture Superman, the last known survivor of his race. Lobo and Superman fight their way into deep space, where the double-crossing Preserver captures them both--Lobo is also the last of his kind.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton
DAVID L. LANDER Sqweek

LOG LINE
"THE MAIN MAN" PART ONE (407008)...An infamous intergalactic bounty hunter is hired to capture Superman.
(96/97-YR.1)

"STOLEN MEMORIES"
407009

Brainiac (recurring guest star voice COREY BURTON), once Krypton's all-knowing planetary computer, comes to Earth as part of his information-gathering trek across the galaxy. But, as Superman discovers, Brainiac's intent after gathering the world's knowledge is to destroy the Earth.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
CHRISTOPHER McDONALD Jor-El
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton

LOG LINE
"STOLEN MEMORIES" (407009)...The safety of the planet is threatened when Brainiac, once Krypton's main computer, arrives on Earth.
(96/97-YR.1)

"MY GIRL"
407010

Clark's childhood sweetheart, Lana Lang (recurring guest star voice JOELY FISHER), arrives in Metropolis and is romanced by Lex Luthor. By the time Lana realizes that Lex is a dangerous criminal, she knows enough of his secrets to help Superman defeat him. But when Lex sees Superman and Lana together, he provides Lana with false information so he can trap the Man of Steel. Superman eventually discovers Luthor's plan and saves himself and Lana.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LISA EDELSTEIN Mercy Graves
LARRY DRAKE Mr. Eelan
VALRI BROMFIELD Big Susan

LOG LINE
"MY GIRL" (407010)...Lex Luthor woos Clark's childhood sweetheart, Lana Lang, in a scheme to trap the Man of Steel.
(96/97-YR.1)

"THE MAIN MAN" PART TWO
407011

Superman and Lobo (recurring guest star voice BRAD GARRETT) join forces to escape the Preserver (recurring guest star voice SHERMAN HOWARD) and a wicked band of competing bounty hunters. After Lobo escapes to a tropical paradise, Superman transfers the Preserver's prisoners to the Fortress of Solitude.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID L. LANDER Sqweek
RICHARD MOLL Emperor Spooj

LOG LINE
"THE MAIN MAN" PART TWO (407011)...Superman and Lobo join forces to escape the Preserver and a wicked band of competing bounty hunters.
(96/97-YR.1)

"TOOLS OF THE TRADE"
407012

Bruno Mannheim (recurring guest star voice BRUCE WEITZ) wants to destroy Superman. He and his Intergang terrorize Metropolis with high-tech weapons supplied by Kanto (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL YORK), an agent of Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE). Will Superman triumph over this new evil?

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
JOANNA CASSIDY Maggie Sawyer
JOSEPH BOLOGNA Dan Turpin
KEVIN M. RICHARDSON Al

LOG LINE
"TOOLS OF THE TRADE" (407012)...To destroy Superman, Bruno Mannheim and his Intergang terrorize Metropolis with high-tech weapons supplied by the Darkseid.
(96/97-YR.1)

"TWO'S A CROWD"
407013

When embittered scientist Dr. Earl Garver (guest star voice BRIAN COX) goes into a coma before revealing the location of a ticking bomb, Superman risks enlisting the help of Parasite (recurring guest star voice BRION JAMES) to drain the information from Garver's mind.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton
JOANNA CASSIDY Maggie Sawyer
JOSEPH BOLOGNA Dan Turpin

LOG LINE
"TWO'S A CROWD" (407013)...Superman risks enlisting the help of Parasite to locate a time bomb.
(96/97-YR.1)


YEAR 1 - 1996-1997 SEASON
RUNNING ORDER:
1. Fun And Games 407004
2. A Little Piece Of Home 407005
3. Feeding Time 407007
4. My Girl 407010
5. The Way Of All Flesh 407006
6. Stolen Memories 407009
7. The Main Man: Part I 407008
8. The Main Man: Part II 407011
9. Tools Of The Trade 407012
10. Two's A Crowd 407013
- TOTAL OF 10 EPISODES -
*Note: "The Last Son of Krypton, Parts 1 - 3" not included in above season details for reasons unknown.


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