The BEST Episodes of Superman: The Animated Series

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Network: The WB

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.

Legacy (2)

#1 - Legacy (2)

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 12, 2000

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

star 8.79
224 votes
Writers: Paul Dini, Rich Fogel
World's Finest (1)

#2 - World's Finest (1)

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 4, 1997

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

star 8.65
232 votes
Writers: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Rich Fogel

#3 - Target

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 19, 1997

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 8.45
161 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
World's Finest (3)

#4 - World's Finest (3)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 4, 1997

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 8.42
224 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
Blasts from the Past (2)

#5 - Blasts from the Past (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 1997

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 8.42
221 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Robert Goodman
In Brightest Day...

#6 - In Brightest Day...

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 6, 1999

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

star 8.41
203 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
Apokolips...Now! (2)

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

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Feb 14, 1998

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 8.39
221 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
Legacy (1)

#8 - Legacy (1)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 5, 2000

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

star 8.31
167 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
World's Finest (2)

#9 - World's Finest (2)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 4, 1997

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

star 8.28
221 votes
Writers: Steve Gerber
Double Dose

#10 - Double Dose

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 22, 1997

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 8.24
195 votes
Directors: Yuichiro Yano
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
Little Girl Lost (1)

#11 - Little Girl Lost (1)

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired May 2, 1998

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 8.22
160 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Alan Burnett, Evan Dorkin, Paul Dini, Sarah Dyer
Father's Day

#12 - Father's Day

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 3, 1997

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

star 8.16
157 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Mark Evanier, Steve Gerber

#13 - Mxyzpixilated

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 20, 1997

Superman must repeatedly deal with Mr. Mxyzptlk a strange and powerful being from the fifth dimension.7.0

star 8.13
223 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Paul Dini
Action Figures

#14 - Action Figures

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 20, 1997

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

star 8.07
165 votes
Directors: Kenji Hachizaki
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
Knight Time

#15 - Knight Time

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 1998

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

star 8.07
204 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Robert Goodman
Identity Crisis

#16 - Identity Crisis

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 1997

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

star 8.03
200 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
Two's a Crowd

#17 - Two's a Crowd

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 15, 1997

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 7.98
196 votes
Directors: Hiroyuki Aoyama
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
A Fish Story

#18 - A Fish Story

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 8, 1999

Marine animals attack Metropolis because Lex Luthor has captured Aquaman.

star 7.95
192 votes
Writers: Hilary J. Bader, Rich Fogel

#19 - Obsession

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 15, 1998

Superman must stop the Toyman as he tries to abduct Darci Mason a popular supermodel and robot created by the Toyman.

star 7.93
160 votes
Writers: Andrew Donkin, Ron Fogelman
Brave New Metropolis

#20 - Brave New Metropolis

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 27, 1997

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

star 7.93
218 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
Little Girl Lost (2)

#21 - Little Girl Lost (2)

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired May 2, 1998

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 7.89
133 votes
Writers: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
The Prometheon

#22 - The Prometheon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 12, 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.

star 7.88
193 votes
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
Apokolips...Now! (1)

#23 - Apokolips...Now! (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 7, 1998

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

star 7.88
166 votes
Writers: Rich Fogel
Superman's Pal

#24 - Superman's Pal

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 20, 1999

Jimmy becomes known as Superman's pal, which although may sound cool at first, it certainly attracts lots of trouble to Jimmy.

star 7.85
158 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
The Hand of Fate

#25 - The Hand of Fate

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 6, 1997

When an evil demon named Lord Karkull is unleashed, Superman attempts to enlist the aid of the now retired wizard superhero, Doctor Fate.

star 7.84
188 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Hilary J. Bader, Stan Berkowitz