The Missed Potential of Clark Kent in Superman: The Animated Series

Clark Kent confused, from Superman: The Animated Series

Clark Kent is my favorite part of Superman. On a basic level, it’s not hard to explain why: I enjoy the contrast between him and Superman, how he can add depth to Superman’s character, and the fact that Superman can be more easily challenged in this identity. But to go into detail is more complicated, […]

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Superman: An Outsider Among the Justice League? (Inspired by Superman vs. Meshi)

Manga Superman looking sad on a black background, thinking "But...to be honest, I'm not sure I fit in here."

Superman vs. Meshi is an official Superman manga that I greatly enjoy – not just because it’s cute, funny and well-drawn, but also because its depiction of Superman is actually really interesting. Like most of my favored depictions of him, he’s very humanized and very personable. It makes sense to focus on this side of […]

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My Adventures with Superman is great! But…

Promotional artwork for My Adventures with Superman, showing Superman holding Lois Lane while flying

About a month ago, it finally happened. My Adventures with Superman came out. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time; I wrote a blog post when it was first announced over 2 years ago. Based on what little was known about the show back then, it seemed like exactly what I wanted: […]

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Superhero Animated Show Art Style Tierlist

Superhero Animated Show Art Style Tierlist. Not in order within tiers. S tier: Batman: The Animated Series. A tier: Superman: The Animated Series. B tier: Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The New Batman Adventures, Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Static Shock, Young Justice. C tier: Spider-Man 1994, Superman 1989. D tier: The Batman.

I only included shows which I’ve watched what I feel is a significant enough amount of and whose art style I have a clearly defined opinion of. Chances are, I’ll make another version of this tierlist in the future with more shows. But for now, here are some more detailed thoughts on each of the […]

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Superman: Year One #1 Review

The cover art for Superman Year One Issue #1, featuring Superman emerging from a spaceship

Note: I do not recommend that young kids read either this review or the comic being discussed due to a reference to mature content. Frank Miller is a controversial comic creator, but he’s still a talented one. I’m not that familiar with his work, honestly, but I have read one of his more recent creations, […]

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Quick Update – Crossword Puzzle!

It may seem that I’ve abandoned this site and blog, but I am working on a couple things, and today have a minor but fun update. I recently created a Superman crossword puzzle and have it linked to on the main site in addition to here. I plan on creating more Superman crossword puzzles in […]

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Young Justice Review

Main characters of Young Justice Season 1 (Robin, Artemis, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Aqualad)

NOTE: This review does not cover Season 4. Earlier, I wrote a post reviewing the version of Superman featured in the Young Justice cartoon. It wasn’t exactly a favorable review. But the show in general is another story, especially if we’re talking about Season 1. Since this site is mostly geared to people who are […]

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What does “superhero” mean?

Group shot of the Justice League founding members in the DCAU (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl)

Most dictionary definitions of superhero include having superhuman powers as one of the criteria, which annoys me to no end considering Batman, obviously one of the most popular and famous superheroes of all time, doesn’t meet this criterion. The truth is, I don’t think a good definition of a superhero can really be summed up […]

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The Problem with Young Justice Superman

Superman in Young Justice

If you’re at all familiar with the Young Justice cartoon, you might think this article sounds a bit boring. And I don’t blame you; the problem with this cartoon’s incarnation of the Man of Steel seems glaringly obvious: in Season 1, he refuses to engage with Superboy, despite Superboy desperately wanting his guidance. (This version […]

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