Rating: Not Rated
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Superman: Learning to Fly Explores the Creation of the Series
Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast- Showcases the Supporting Players in the Superman Saga
Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman The Origin and Evolution of Superman’s Adventures
Superman: Behind the Cape David Kaufman (The Voice of Jimmy Olsen) Takes You Behind the Scenes with the Show’s Creative Team
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman Excerpt From the New Documentary Produced by Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns
Bonus Disc Featuring the All-New Documentary The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman
“The creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary superhero, as he battles the forces of villainy and continues his quest for ‘truth, justice and the American way.'”
“Superman: The Complete Animated Series” is not rated.
This set collects all the previous Superman DVD sets that were released from 2004 to 2006. It’s all the same discs, episodes, and bonus features repackaged again. The only new thing is a seventh disc that contains the bonus feature entitled “The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman.” In this, Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and the other creators discuss the comic origins of Darkseid and his minions and their translation to comics. There is a lot of talk about Jack Kirby and his creative process. They also acknowledge that they modeled the policeman Dan Turpin after Kirby himself. When the character is killed by Darkseid, they discuss Superman’s reaction to it and the fact that they put as many Kirby created characters as possible at the funeral scene for Turpin. It’s a very interesting featurette.
If you already own the Superman DVD sets, is it worth picking them up again here for the new bonus feature? I’d say no. Wait for it on Blu-ray. But if you have kids that destroyed the previous discs or you have never added them to your collection, this is a great opportunity to get them at a good price. It also comes in a plastic case rather than the awful cardboard cases the earlier editions came in. It’s a nice change.