The WORST Episodes of Superman: The Animated Series
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2021
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.
#1 - Monkey Fun
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 27, 1997
A monkey returned to earth from space begins to grow incredibly large and threatens Metropolis.
#2 - Solar Power
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 26, 1997
Edward Lytener escapes from Stryker's Island and becomes Luminus. He hopes to render Superman powerless by hijacking a number of satellites so that they permit only red light to filter through from the sun.
#3 - New Kids in Town
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 1998
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.
#4 - Tools of the Trade
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 1997
Bruno Mannheim's Intergang terrorizes Metropolis with hi-tech weapons from Darkseid, while SCU Inspector Dan Turpin goes on a personal hunt for answers.
#5 - Prototype
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 11, 1997
A suit of power armor is given to police officer who unfortunately is corrupted by the power it gives him.
#6 - The Demon Reborn
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1999
Superman and Batman team up against an aging Ra's Al Ghul who sees Superman as the key to his continued immortality.
#7 - Fun and Games
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 7, 1996
Superman rescues Metropolis thug Bruno Mannheim - and Lois - from the vengeful Toyman.
#8 - Where There's Smoke
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1998
Superman gets caught in the middle of a fight between Volcana, a woman with powerful paranormal skills, and the government agents that want to turn her into a weapon.
#9 - Bizarro's World
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 10, 1997
Bizarro learns of the destruction of Krypton and attempts to recreate the destruction in Metropolis.
#10 - Heavy Metal
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 8, 1997
Superman teams up with Steel to deal with Metallo.
#12 - A Little Piece of Home
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 1996
Lex Luthor discovers Superman's vulnerability to Kryptonite, and attempts to exploit this weakness to rid himself once and for all of the Man of Steel.
#13 - The Way of All Flesh
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 28, 1996
Thanks to the orchestrations of Lex Luthor, terrorist John Corben becomes Metallo, a skin-covered cyborg with a Kryptonite heart. Luthor then sets the supervillain on a quest to kill Superman.
#15 - The Main Man (2)
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 1996
Superman and Lobo team up to escape the Preserver and a vile band of competing bounty hunters with their own vendetta against the "Main Man".
#16 - Absolute Power
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 16, 1999
Superman stumbles across a world ruled by Phantom Zone criminals and tyrants Jax-Ur and Mala.
#17 - Feeding Time
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 21, 1996
After toxic chemicals transform janitor Rudy Jones into the energy-draining Parasite, he imprisons Superman, intent on keeping the Man of Steel as his own personal power source.
#18 - Warrior Queen
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 22, 1997
Maxima, Queen of Almerac, kidnaps Superman with the intent of making him her husband.
#19 - Livewire
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 13, 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.
#20 - My Girl
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 1996
Clark's childhood sweetheart Lana Lang comes to Metropolis, and puts her own life in danger by trying to spy on Lex Luthor for Superman.
#21 - Speed Demons
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 1997
Superman and the Flash stage a charity race to find out "Who is the Fastest Man Alive." But the villainous Weather Wizard plans to use the hero's power to his own advantage in order to become rich, even if it means the destruction of Metropolis
#22 - The Main Man (1)
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 1996
Intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo is employed to capture the Man of Steel, but thanks to a double-cross by the rare-species-collecting Preserver, both Superman and Lobo end up trapped in the Preserver's personal zoo.
#24 - Blasts from the Past (1)
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1997
Superman decides to release Mala, a Kryptonian criminal, from the Phantom Zone, but when Mala proves too power-hungry for this world, Superman tries to send her back. Mala escapes with the Phantom Zone Projector and releases Krypton's most notorious traitor, Jax-Ur.
#25 - The Late Mr. Kent
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 1, 1997
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.