Ruby-Spears Superman (2009, Warner Home Video)
Originally Aired: September 1988-December 1988, CBS
– Destroy The Defendroids/ The Adoption
– Fugitive From Space/ The Supermarket
– By The Skin of the Dragon’s Teeth/At The Babysitter’s
– Cybron Strikes/ The First Day of School
– The Big Scoop/ Overnight with the Scouts
– Triple-Play/ The Circus
– The Hunter/ Little Runaway
– Superman and Wonder Woman vs. The Sorcerer of Time/ The Birthday Party
– Bonechill/ The Driver’s License
– The Beast Beneath These Streets/ First Date
– Wildshark/ To Play or Not to Play
– Night of the Living Shadows/ Graduation
– The Last Time I Saw Earth/ It’s Superman
Corruption of the Corrupt: The Rise of LexCorp
So I’m finally getting around to reviewing this DVD. Some of you may be familiar with Tommy’s review over at Saturday Morning Central, but so what? I need some new material to post so here’s my take on it.
Not a lot of people are even aware this show existed but that’s not surprising because the show only lasted two months on CBS’ Saturday morning line-up. Despite this, it always stayed with me in my memory bank. I never had any particular episode that I was able to recall, I just remembered that the show existed and I liked it and was excited to watch it. I also remember being really disappointed one Saturday when it didn’t come on. There are 13 episodes in all and each episodes closes with a “Superman’s Family Album” segment focusing on his days as Clark Kent in Smallville.
Anyway, it has been commented that this show isn’t really very good and that is only good for nostalgia purposes. Obviously, most people who bother to buy a DVD of cartoon that only lasted for two months back in the ’80s is doing this for nostalgia, but that doesn’t have anything to do with the quality.