For the first time in 20 years, an animated Superman TV series is on the way. This episode of the podcast covers the, the DC League of Super-Pets movie, plus Superman ’78 and other comic book news.

A new Superman animated series, My Adventures with Superman announced – (Deadline)

  • “The animated series features twenty-somethings Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actress Alice Lee), and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet. My Adventures with Superman follows Clark as he builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis – and perhaps the world. Lois, now growing into a star investigative journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy Olsen under her wing. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down bad guys, stumbling over secrets, and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.”
  • Voices of Jack Quaid as Clark Kent/Superman and Alice Lee as Lois Lane
  • Decider – Will be an all-ages, serialized story
  • Given a 2-season order by HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Details on animated DC League of Super-Pets movie

  • Dwayne Johnson will voice Krypto – Variety
  • Synopsis – “The animated DC film centers on Superman’s dog, who teams up with a flying cat to stop crime while the Man of Steel is on vacation.” 
  • Scheduled for a May 20, 2022 theatrical release
  • Written/directed by Jared Stern (The Lego Batman Movie), co-directed by Sam Levine
  • Voice cast teaser – 

Details on Superman 78 13th Dimension

  • Different release schedule – no longer digital-first
  • Issue #1 releases August 24, will be monthly
  • 6 issues, 32 pages
  • Hardcover releases July 19, 2022
  • Description – Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?
  • Cover shows Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Brainiac

Comic book changes

  • Action comics will continue Warworld story with writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson
  • Limited series Superman and the Authority by writer Grant Morrison and artist Mikel Janín
  • Ongoing Superman title ending, replaced with “Son of Kal-El”
  • First time since 1939 there hasn’t been a Clark Kent-led Superman series?

DC Comics announces DC Black Label Superman vs. Lobo 3-issue series

  • Written by Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie, art by Mirka Andolfo
  • Issue #1 releases August 24

Justice League Infinity comic book series announced – DC Comics

  • Will be a continuation of DCAU/Justice League Unlimited

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