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Episode Guide
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Note: Season 3 is considered to be both Season 3 and 4.
For Episodes in Airdate Order, refer to the listings on the Review page.

Episode #14 - Blasts From the Past: Part 1
Original Airdate - September 8th, 1997. - Second Season Premiere
Note: Series also branded as The New Superman Adventures beginning with Superman: The Animated Series season two


Superman decides to release Mala, a Kryptonian criminal, from the Phantom Zone, but when Mala proves too power-hungry for this world, Superman tries to send her back. Mala escapes with the Phantom Zone Projector and releases Krypton's most notorious traitor, Jax-Ur.

Episode #15 - Ghost in the Machine
Original Airdate - September 29th, 1997.

Brainiac, having stored himself in LexCorp's computers, forces Lex Luthor to build him a new body -- while Superman and Mercy Graves team up to rescue Mercy's ungrateful boss.

Episode #16 - Action Figures
Original Airdate - September 20th, 1997.

An amnesiac Metallo surfaces on a volcanic island, and in his conclusion ' becomes a super-hero to a pair of young children. But his true nature returns as both Lois and Superman arrive to investigate -and the volcano begins to erupt!

Episode #17 - Blasts From the Past: Part 2
Original Airdate - September 9th, 1997.

Intent on conquering the world, Jax-Ur and Mala send Superman into the Phantom Zone, and then destroy the Projector. As their decimating attacks begin, it's up to Lois and Professor Hamilton to rescue the Man of Steel in time.

Episode #18 - Livewire
Original Airdate - September 13th, 1997.

Radio shock-jock Leslie Willis is turned into a being of pure electricity, and begins her media-crazed rampage to drain Metropolis' power and kill Superman in the bargain.

Episode #19 - Target
Original Airdate - September 19th, 1997.

A one time mentor to Lois Lane, Edward Lytener is back on the scene. He wants the gratitude Lois never showed him, and he wants her undivided attention. So when life-threatening events begin occurring seemingly aimed at Lois, Superman is there to save the day.

Episode #20 - Identity Crisis
Original Airdate - September 15th, 1997.

Superman encounters Bizarro, an imperfect genetic double of The Man of Steel, who tries to take Superman's place as Metropolis' hero.

Episode #21 - Mxyzpixilated
Original Airdate - September 20th, 1997.

An imp named Mxyzptlk comes from another dimension to play mind games with Superman to prove who is more clever and the only way to get rid of him is making Mxy say his name backwards.

Episode #22 - Speed Demons
Original Airdate - September 13th, 1997.

The Flash teams up with Superman to counter Mark Mardon, a.k.a. "The Weather Wizard," who holds Metropolis hostage with the threat of unleashing a killer hurricane.

Episode #23 - Double Dose
Original Airdate - September 22nd, 1997.

Livewire busts Parasite out of Stryker's Island Prison with the sole intent of teaming up to confront and defeat Superman.

Episode #24 - Solar Power
Original Airdate - September 26th, 1997.

Edward Lytener returns as "Luminus," a light technology-based villain, who turns the sun red in order to drain Superman of his powers.

Episode #25 - Brave New Metropolis
Original Airdate - September 27th, 1997.

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

Episode #26 - Monkey Fun
Original Airdate - September 27th, 1997.

Superman encounters Titano, a monkey lost in outer space when Lois was a child. When the monkey goes through a metamorphous, growing into a rampaging King Kong-sized chimp, who Superman must take on to save Metropolis from the primate's uncontrolled scourge.

Episode #27 - The Prometheon
Original Airdate - September 12th, 1997.

A giant humanoid creature with incredible strength and heat-sapping abilities, falls to Earth and now threatens the planet. Superman has to fight the creature's advances and send it back into outer space.

Episode #28 - Father's Day
Original Airdate - October 3rd, 1997.

Kalibak, son of Darkseid, arrives in Metropolis to kill Superman, and subsequently show his ability as a warrior to his father.

Episode #29 - The Hand of Fate
Original Airdate - October 11th, 1997.

A dormant spirit released from an ancient artifact, invades a petty thief, creating a monster named Karkull. Superman must gain the assistance of Doctor Fate to battle this monster.

Episode #30 - Bizarro's World
Original Airdate - October 10th, 1997.

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

Episode #31 - Prototype
Original Airdate - October 11th, 1997.

A super-strong mechanical suit of armor stands as a threat to both villains and the innocent citizens of Metropolis. Piloted by an S.C.U. officer who becomes one with the suit, only Superman can thwart off the danger posed by this new multi-faceted, yet increasingly dangerous crime-fighting device.

Episode #32 - The Late Mr. Kent
Original Airdate - November 1st, 1997.

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.But the eyewitness is unreliable, allowing Clark to emerge and find the man who should truly be in the gas chamber -- Detective Kurt Bowman.

Episode #33 - Apokolips... Now!: Part 1
Original Airdate - February 7th, 1998.

Darkseid brings his battle against Superman to Earth. While all looks hopeless, Orion, an escapee from Apokolips' firepits, teams up with Superman to defeat Darkseid's advances.

Episode #34 - Heavy Metal
Original Airdate - November 8th, 1997.

Superman teams up with Steel (John Henry Irons), to take on a much modified and improved Metallo.

Episode #35 - Apokolips... Now!: Part 2
Original Airdate - February 14th, 1998.

Steppenwolf, a hunter from Apokolips, joins Darkseid in his battle to take over Earth, which results in a crushing blow to Metropolis and Superman -- the death of a friend.

Episode #36 - Warrior Queen
Original Airdate - November 22nd, 1997.

Maxima, Queen of Almerac, chases Superman as a potential mate. She takes the Man of Steel up to her planet, where, as she prepares to marry him, Superman educates Maxima that a mate isn't something to take, but a person who is won over and loved.

Episode #37 - Little Girl Lost: Part 1
Original Airdate - May 2nd, 1998.

While Superman is exploring the remains of his home world of Krypton, he finds a teenage girl who is the last survivor of Argos, a sister planet of Krypton. He brings her to Earth where she gains superpowers like Superman's. Wanting to prove herself, she single-handedly takes on Granny Goodness and the rejuvenated Intergang.

Episode #38 - Little Girl Lost: Part 2
Original Airdate - May 2nd, 1998. - Second Season Finale

When Granny Goodness calls upon her Female Furies from Apokolips for help, Superman comes to his "cousin's" aid. When the Furies capture Superman and take him to Apokolips, it is up to Supergirl to rescue him.

Episode #39 - World's Finest: Part 1
Original Airdate - October 4th, 1997.

Joker steals a statue made of solid Kryptonite and comes to Metropolis where he makes a deal-with Luthor to kill Superman. But Batman follows him to Metropolis.

Episode #40 - World's Finest: Part 2
Original Airdate - October 4th, 1997.

Joker kidnaps Lois in order to lure Superman to his death but Batman's intervention saves the day and soon after. Joker then sics a killer robot on Batman and Superman must rescue a sinking ocean liner.

Episode #41 - World's Finest: Part 3
Original Airdate - October 4th, 1997.

Lois's romance with Bruce Wayne hits rough waters when she discovers that he is Batman. Meanwhile, Joker turns the tables, on his partnership with Luthor, kidnapping him and using the powerful new Lexwing aircraft to attack Metropolis. Superman and Batman must put aside their differences to save the city together.

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