The Best Episodes of Superman: The Animated Series

World's Finest (Part 1)

#1 - World's Finest (Part 1) 8.70

Season 2 - Episode 16

Batman travels to Metropolis when the Joker steals a solid Kryptonite statue and makes a deal with Lex Luthor to kill Superman.

Directors: Toshihiko Masuda, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
World's Finest (Part 3)

#2 - World's Finest (Part 3) 8.41

Season 2 - Episode 18

Lois ends her romance with Bruce Wayne when she discovers that he is Batman. Lex Luthor tries to end his alliance with the Joker, but the Joker turns the tables and kidnaps Lex and steals a powerful aircraft to attack Metropolis.

Directors: Toshihiko Masuda, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
World's Finest (Part 2)

#3 - World's Finest (Part 2) 8.40

Season 2 - Episode 17

Lois Lane becomes romantically tied to Bruce Wayne and is kidnapped by the Joker in an attempt to lure superman to his death.

Directors: Toshihiko Masuda, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Knight Time

#4 - Knight Time 8.36

Season 3 - Episode 2

After Bruce Wayne is kidnapped, Superman must go undercover as Batman to find him.

Directors: Curt Geda
Legacy: Part II

#5 - Legacy: Part II 8.20

Season 4 - Episode 3

Superman breaks free of Darkseid's control and goes to Apokolips to try to stop Darkseid once and for all.

Directors: Dan Riba, Paul Dini
Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)

#6 - Apokolips...Now! (Part 2) 8.17

Season 2 - Episode 26

Darkseid invades Earth with the help of Steppenwolf. With help from the citizens of Metropolis and the arrival of troops from New Genesis, Superman is able to stop his advance, but not without losses.

Directors: Dan Riba, Rich Fogel, Bruce Timm
In Brightest Day...

#7 - In Brightest Day... 8.04

Season 3 - Episode 7

Superman teams up with Kyle Rayner the new Green Lantern in order to stop Sinestro.

Directors: Butch Lukic
The Late Mr. Kent

#8 - The Late Mr. Kent 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 22

Clark Kent is thought to be dead after an automobile accident. Superman must nevertheless save an innocent man from execution and find the real culprit.

Directors: Kenji Hachizaki
The Last Son of Krypton (Part 1)

#9 - The Last Son of Krypton (Part 1) 7.95

Season 1 - Episode 1

Jor-El, a Kryptonian scientist and Council Member, rescues his son Kal-El from the dying planet by launching the baby to Earth.

Directors: Dan Riba, Scott Jeralds, Curt Geda, Bruce Timm
Legacy: Part I

#10 - Legacy: Part I 7.92

Season 4 - Episode 2

Superman is stripped of his memory and is adopted by Darkseid in an effort to take over Earth.

Directors: Curt Geda, Paul Dini
Little Girl Lost (Part 2)

#11 - Little Girl Lost (Part 2) 7.91

Season 2 - Episode 28

Granny Goodness gets help against Supergirl from the Female Furies from Apokolips. Superman arrives but is captured and taken to Apokolips. Supergirl must rescue him and destroy a comet directed towards Earth by Granny Goodness.

Directors: Curt Geda, Rich Fogel
Little Girl Lost (Part 1)

#12 - Little Girl Lost (Part 1) 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 27

Superman discovers a teenage girl in stasis while exploring the remains of his home world Krypton. She is the last survivor of Argos, a sister planet of Krypton whose civilization was destroyed when Krypton exploded. On returning to Earth she discovers that she has superpowers like superman and wanting to prove herself she goes to Metropolis to take on Granny Goodness and Intergang.

Directors: Curt Geda

#13 - Target 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 7

Someone has it in for Lois and tries to kill her. It's up to her and Superman to find out who the mysterious aggressor is.

Directors: Curt Geda
Blasts from the Past (Part 2)

#14 - Blasts from the Past (Part 2) 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 2

Superman and Professor Hamilton start building a new Phantom Zone projector to balance the odds. However Jax-Ur and Mala manage to 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.

Directors: Dan Riba
Apokolips...Now! (Part 1)

#15 - Apokolips...Now! (Part 1) 7.77

Season 2 - Episode 25

Superman teams up with Orion, an escapee from Apokolips, to take on Darkseid as he prepares to attack Earth.

Directors: Dan Riba, Bruce Timm
New Kids in Town

#16 - New Kids in Town 7.76

Season 3 - Episode 3

Brainiac travels back in time from the year 2979 to destroy a young Clark Kent before he can become Superman. The Legion of Superheroes, however, send three of their own to stop him: Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Chameleon Boy.

Directors: Butch Lukic
Brave New Metropolis

#17 - Brave New Metropolis 7.76

Season 2 - Episode 12

Lois stumbles into a parallel world where Superman and Lex Luthor work together as dictators of Metropolis.

Directors: Curt Geda, Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett
Double Dose

#18 - Double Dose 7.69

Season 2 - Episode 10

Livewire manages to escape from prison and tries to get her back on Superman, but once again, she underestimated his skills. So, she convinces an unlikely ally - the Parasite - to help her taking Superman out for good.

Directors: Yuichiro Yano
Identity Crisis

#19 - Identity Crisis 7.69

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

Directors: Curt Geda, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Goodman
The Demon Reborn

#20 - The Demon Reborn 7.69

Season 4 - Episode 1

Superman and Batman team up against an aging Ra's Al Ghul who sees Superman as the key to his continued immortality.

Directors: Dan Riba
Speed Demons

#21 - Speed Demons 7.68

Season 2 - Episode 4

Superman and the Flash get together to stage a "Fastest Man Alive" charity race. However, the monitoring arm bands placed on them have been rigged by Mark Mardon, a petty extortionist who is using his brother's technological genius to control the weather and siphon off 'ionic energy' from the racing superheroes. Mardon plans on extorting a billion dollars with his weather threats. After his brother turns against him he tries to kill him, which attracts the attention of the two superheroes. Together they take down Mardon when his weather-control wand goes out of control and come to a grudging mutual admiration.

Directors: Toshihiko Masuda
Two's a Crowd

#22 - Two's a Crowd 7.67

Season 1 - Episode 13

When embittered scientist Earl Garver goes into a coma before revealing the location of a ticking bomb, Superman risks enlisting the Parasite to drain the information from Garver's mind.

Directors: Hiroyuki Aoyama
Stolen Memories

#23 - Stolen Memories 7.66

Season 1 - Episode 8

Brainiac, 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.

Directors: Curt Geda
Action Figures

#24 - Action Figures 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 9

On an island with a active volcano that is about to erupt, Metallo appears with temporary amnesia.

Directors: Kenji Hachizaki
Father's Day

#25 - Father's Day 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 15

Kalibak, the son of Darkseid, comes to Metropolis to kill Superman, and prove himself to his father.

Directors: Dan Riba