TV episodes

Cartoon impresario Max Fleischer was the among the first to bring the printed Superman comics to a wide audience in these fanciful 1940s shorts featuring the Man of Steel saving his true love, Lois Lane,battling mad scientists and overthrowing Nazis. Many of the slogans and attributes we ascribe to Superman today originated in this series, including the famous "Faster Than A Speeding Bullet" introduction. Bud Collyer performs the voice of ClarkKent/Superman, with Joan Alexander as Lois Lane.

  1. Season 1, episode 1,

    Daily Planet receives letter from mad scientist who threatens to turn his ray gun on Metropolis at midnight, Lois flies plane to scientists lair/Band of giant flying robots has been robbing buildings, Lois & Clark guess next will be from jewelry exhibit

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  2. Season 1, episode 2,

    When Lois is trapped aboard out-of-control train loaded with gold intended for national mint during daring robbery attempt, Superman must wrestle hurtling train to halt before it collides. / When frozen dinosaur brought from Siberia to Metropolis thaws.

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  3. Season 1, episode 3,

    Superman has hands full saving Metropolis & Lois when city refuse ransom demand by gang that call themselves “Bulleteers”/Superhuman effort of both Superman & Lois are required when mad scientist loses control of comet he has pulled toward earth to study.

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  4. Season 1, episode 4,

    Mad scientist threatens to generate earthquake that will destroy Metropolis unless all citizens abandon city & return land to descendents of original Native American inhabitants/Clark & Lois travel to island to cover volcanic eruption on Mount Monokoa.

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  5. Season 1, episode 5,

    Just as Lois is complaining that her current assignment to cover thex circus is boring, circus monkey accidentally releases giant gorilla that proceeds to run amok, frighten elephants. / When saboteurs attack the 1st working prototype of US' new bomber.

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  6. Season 1, episode 6,

    A small-time thief dons Superman costume to commit robberies & convinces Metropolis that Man of Steel has gone rogue. / When Lois & Clark are held prisoner in Japan, Superman sneaks out every night to help fight Japanese from behind enemy lines.

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  7. Season 1, episode 7,

    Lois goes undercover to investigate murder at local munitions plant, she is caught & sealed inside torpedo filled with explosives/When Clark gets lead on murder of Egyptologist, Lois tries to get scoop before him, but succeeds in putting herself in danger

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    Superman: The Fleischer Cartoons
  8. Season 1, episode 8,

    Lois & Superman battle Nazis at secret base in attempt to prevent German submarines from attacking unsuspecting American fleet/Lois turns in true story to print when she & Clark are taken prisoner by race of half-human, half-bird people

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