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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.

Media by Amazing Spidey, Borg4of3, Bird Boy
Review by Bird Boy
Written by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
Directed by Curt Geda
Animation Services by Koko Enterprise Co., LTD., Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Music by Harvey R. Cohen

Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
Lori Petty as Livewire
George Dzundza as Perry White
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Brad Garrett as Bibbo
Cam Clarke as Sid Melkin
Townsend COleman as Co-Pilot
Haunani Minn as ER Doctor

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What can I say about this episode…it was funny, full of action, and yet…I wasn’t completely satisfied with it. The story itself was a bit “eh”, but the way Leslie turned into Livewire was almost believable…but there was still the bit of lameness to the whole thing.

One of the ups about the episode though, was the construction worker who was agreeing with Leslie’s hatred for Superman (apparently Superman was too “nice” and helped too many people), and then his crane broke, and sent him falling down. Naturally, Superman saved him, sort of making the man eat his words.

Back on topic of Livewire herself for a second, her whole plan was to suck the city of electricity, and kill Superman in the process. Superman later decided to use rubber gloves to aid him in his taking out Livewire—after all, even if you’re the man of steel, thousands of volts still hurt you.

Their really wasn’t much to say about this episode. It was your basic new-villain-gets-taken-down style episode, but at least it did it with a new villain, allowing us to see more of her in the future.

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