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The Man of Steel first came to the screen in 1941 and there was no turning back. Since then, films, television series and collectables based on the superhero have become a classic part of pop culture. Don't miss out on these original, rare cartoons featuring one of the most beloved characters of all time.
FEATURING 17 EPISODES: Superman; The Mechanical Monsters; Billion Dollar Limited; The Arctic Giant; The Bulleteers; The Magnetic Telescope; Electric Earthquake; Volcano; Terror on the Midway; Japoteurs; Showdown; Eleventh Hour; Destruction, Inc.; The Mummy Strikes; Jungle Drums; The Underground World; Secret Agent
Top Customer Reviews
As much as I love the continuing modern adventures of super heros like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman, the earlier stories and artwork for each hero have always been my favorites. The Fleischer cartoons capture the early art-deco look and feel of the original Superman / Action Comics era. The artwork is great and the stories are timeless. This is the series that spawned the well know lines: "Faster than a speeding bullet...... More powerful than a locomative....able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.....Superman" These cartoons are the epitome of early American comic book heros.
The only complaints I have (and really, this is nothing) is that each episode starts with an added supscript "Originally Released October 1942" for a few seconds. Having this appear before the cartoon starts at all would have been better instead of inserting over the actual film itself. It would have been better suited to a booklet, which leads to my other complaint. There is no booklet. They do make up for it with a nice video intro regarding Superman and the cartoon series however.
This set is a real steal for the price, and it contains all of the early episodes, complete and fully restored. I would suggest this set for fans who prefer the early look of comic book heros, art deco animation, and Superman in general.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The beautiful Fleisher Studio cartoons are a wonderful chapter in the mediated history of the Man of Steel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel O'Rourke
Really well done animation. The only thing I didn't like about it was that the full frame was not completely visible.Published 2 months ago by Frye Bikes
Quite possibly the best example of early animation. This should be required viewing for movie lovers as well as comic book geeks.Published 2 months ago by drsowell
Make sure you buy the version produced by DC/WB, in a yellow box with Superman flying with Lois in his arms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mark schlesinger
Why didn't I listen to the other reviews?! This Blu-ray sucks big time. Everything that eveybody said is sooooooo true. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yadhit
A waste of money. Gaiam puts their logo on every short. Several shorts are out of synch. The picture quality is like VHS quality. Need I say more?Published 2 months ago by feltonfan
I remember having a VHS tape with a few of these episodes on it as a kid. Nostalgia is really the only reason I bought this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Scott Roberts II
I have always loved the Fleischer Superman cartoons and was delighted to see them available in HD and these beautiful cartoons really stand out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by stephen s mallett