The Best Episodes of Superman: The Animated Series

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

Superman, an incredibly powerful alien from the planet Krypton, defends Metropolis from supercriminals. Superman hides his identity behind the glasses of Clark Kent; a mild-mannered reporter for the newspaper the Daily Planet. At the Daily Planet Superman works with fellow reporter Lois Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen.

World's Finest (Part 1)

#1 - World's Finest (Part 1)

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.

star 8.50
50 votes
Writers: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Rich Fogel
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Knight Time

#2 - Knight Time

Season 3 - Episode 2

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

star 8.38
55 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Robert Goodman
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World's Finest (Part 2)

#3 - World's Finest (Part 2)

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.

star 8.34
41 votes
Writers: Steve Gerber
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World's Finest (Part 3)

#4 - World's Finest (Part 3)

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.

star 8.27
45 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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Legacy: Part II

#5 - Legacy: Part II

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 8.16
49 votes
Writers: Paul Dini, Rich Fogel
In Brightest Day...

#6 - In Brightest Day...

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 8.07
54 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
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Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)

#7 - Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)

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.

star 8.07
44 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
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The Late Mr. Kent

#8 - The Late Mr. Kent

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.

star 8.05
42 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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The Last Son of Krypton (Part 1)

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

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.

star 7.94
111 votes
Writers: Paul Dini, Alan Burnett
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Legacy: Part I

#10 - Legacy: Part I

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 7.87
47 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
Little Girl Lost (Part 2)

#11 - Little Girl Lost (Part 2)

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.

star 7.82
38 votes
Writers: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
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Apokolips...Now! (Part 1)

#12 - Apokolips...Now! (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 25

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

star 7.81
43 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
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Double Dose

#13 - Double Dose

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.

star 7.80
46 votes
Directors: Yuichiro Yano
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
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Blasts from the Past (Part 2)

#14 - Blasts from the Past (Part 2)

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.

star 7.76
45 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Robert Goodman
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The Demon Reborn

#15 - The Demon Reborn

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.

star 7.73
47 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Rich Fogel
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Stolen Memories

#16 - Stolen Memories

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.

star 7.72
53 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Rich Fogel
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Target

#17 - Target

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.

star 7.70
37 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
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Action Figures

#18 - Action Figures

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.70
43 votes
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
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Little Girl Lost (Part 1)

#19 - Little Girl Lost (Part 1)

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.

star 7.68
37 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Paul Dini, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Alan Burnett
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New Kids in Town

#20 - New Kids in Town

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.

star 7.67
45 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Stan Berkowitz, Rich Fogel
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Brave New Metropolis

#21 - Brave New Metropolis

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 7.66
41 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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Two's a Crowd

#22 - Two's a Crowd

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.

star 7.63
43 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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Identity Crisis

#23 - Identity Crisis

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.

star 7.63
48 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
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Tools of the Trade

#24 - Tools of the Trade

Season 1 - Episode 12

Bruno Mannheim's Intergang terrorizes Metropolis with hi-tech weapons from Darkseid, while SCU Inspector Dan Turpin goes on a personal hunt for answers.

star 7.59
46 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Mark Evanier
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The Last Son of Krypton (Part 3)

#25 - The Last Son of Krypton (Part 3)

Season 1 - Episode 3

Superman thwarts a plot by Lex Luthor to sell the LEXO-SKEL SUIT 5000 to Kaznian terrorists, via their agent John Corben.

star 7.59
66 votes
Writers: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
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