Etta James said it best... "At last!"
As a 50th anniversary gift to fans, DC Comics' Man of Steel was given a brand-new Saturday morning cartoon in 1988. Now, fans of all ages can finally join the celebration when Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics release Ruby-Spears Superman, a 2-disc collection of cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, on November 3, 2009 for $26.99 SRP.
Debuting in 1988, the Ruby-Spears Superman series brought back some familiar foes and new unfriendly faces for battles against our favorite hero. In addition to the thrills of Superman's weekly adventures, each episode also includes a mini-segment - a continuing series called Superman Family Album. These featurettes tell the real story of what it was like to grow up as the most powerful boy in Smallville. Watch young Clark Kent deal with not only the normal trials and tribulations of youth and adolescence, but learn to balance them with his newfound super powers.
Ruby-Spears Productions was founded in 1977 by veteran writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Ruby and Spears started as sound editors at Hanna-Barbera, branched out into writing, and eventually went on to create "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" In total, Ruby-Spears Productions produced 36 different TV series including the hit, "Alvin and the Chipmunks."
"These celebratory episodes not only take fans through the expected, yet exhilarating, adventures of Superman, but they share the untold story of his youth," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Warner Home Video is absolutely thrilled to release Ruby-Spears Superman just in time for the holiday season."
Ruby-Spears Superman will include the special feature:
- Corruption of the Corrupt: The Rise of LexCorp: A fascinating glimpse into the Decade of Greed, when Americans were growing more and more distrustful of corporate leadership. From the headlines of the day to the pages of Superman arose a new vision of an old villain, Lex Luthor and his conglomerate, LexCorp.
- Disc 1
- 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
- Disc 2
- 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
21 years waiting for this. At last is right....I remeber the Wonder Woman episode was well done. Here's hoping my memory hasn't built these cartoons up over the years to something I'll be disappointed by...