I love all of the animated series here, but you know what show I really hope they are able to put up one day? The Ruby Spears Superman!
I was five when this came out and I distinctly remember waking up early on Saturday mornings and turning to CBS to watch this. I loved that Superman looked like my Super Powers action figure and how he looked in the comics. I guess having Gil Kane do your designs doesn’t hurt. And I loved that intro. Like many cartoons at the time, they put the best animation into the intro, and with bits of the John Williams theme mixed with their theme, it made me want to keep watching. I wish they could have gotten a second season.
The show is very much of its time. It’s not going to blow your mind story-wise. But it had a certain charm to it, particularly the Superman Family Album segments. There was something special about seeing Clark at certain points growing up that was both heartwarming and funny. And the score during those segments! Ron Jones did an amazing job on this and I hope one day I’ll be able to buy a copy of the score (without spending a hundred plus dollars on the Superman CD box set it was included with)
Fingers crossed that one day this fun series makes it to DC Universe.