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A Ruby-Spears Series
1988 animated series


September 17, 1988
Original Channel
Original Run
9/17/88 – 12/10/88

Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
Cherie Wilkerson
Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Marv Wolfman
Lawrence G. DiTillio
Buzz Dixon
Michael Reaves
Chris Weber
Karen Willson
Cosmo Anzilotti
Bill Hutten
Tony Love
Larry Huber
John Dorman (supervising producer)
Executive Producer(s)
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Production Company

Superman was a 1988 animated Saturday morning television series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions and Warner Bros. Television that aired on CBS featuring the DC Comics superhero of the same name (coinciding with the character's 50th anniversary, along with the live-action Superboy TV series that year). Veteran comic book writer Marv Wolfman was the head story editor, and noted comic book artist Gil Kane provided character designs.


Superman 1988 Intro

CBS, Introduction to the 1988 Superman Cartoon

The "Superman Family Album"

The final four minutes of each Superman episode were devoted to a brief snapshot from the "Superman Family Album." These biographical segments deviated from the contemporary comics to have Clark have his powers fully developed since infancy as opposed to developing as he matured. These stories depicted the Smallville misadventures of the young Kryptonian immigrant as he faces typical childhood trials with his first day at school, an overnight scouting campout, getting a driver's license, his first date, High School graduation, and ultimately his premiere as Superman.



    Ep #         Episode Name         The "Superman Family Album"         Initial airing    
1 Destroy the Defendroids     The Adoption     September 17, 1988    
2 Fugitive from Space     The Supermarket     September 24, 1988    
3 By the Skin of the Dragon's Teeth     At the Babysitter's     October 1, 1988    
4 Cybron Strikes     The First Day of School     October 8, 1988    
5 The Big Scoop     Overnight with the Scouts     October 15, 1988    
6 Triple-Play     The Circus     October 22, 1988    
7 The Hunter     Little Runaway     October 29, 1988    
8 Superman and Wonder Woman vs. The Sorceress of Time        The Birthday Party     November 5, 1988    
9 Bonechill     The Driver's License     November 12, 1988    
10 The Beast Beneath These Streets     First Date     November 19, 1988    
11 Wildsharkk     To Play or not to Play     November 26, 1988    
12 Night of the Living Shadows     Graduation     December 3, 1988    
13 The Last Time I Saw Earth     It's Superman     December 10, 1988    

Video game tie-ins

There were a few Superman video games released during the time this cartoon was on the air:

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