Superman 75 | Short 1
Air Date: October 16, 2013
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Produced By: Bruce Timm
Storyboarded By: Jay Oliva
Heroes: Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Robin, Batman, Wonder Woman, Eradicator, Superboy, Steel, Superman Red, and Superman Blue
Villains: Lex Luthor, Giant Turtle Man, Brainiac, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Doomsday, Cyborg Superman, Mr. Terrific, NIL-8, Harlequin, and Darkseid
Supporting: Lois Lane, Andy Warhol, Wendy & Marvin, Muhammad Ali, Ron Troupe, Emil Hamilton, Lana Lang, Dan Turpin, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Maggie Sawyer, Bibbo, Angela Chen, Ma & Pa Kent, and Sarita Felix
Beasts: Beppo, Streaky, Krypto, and Wonder Dog
Objects: Mechanical Monsters, Giant Key, and Boom Tube
Places: Metropolis, Daily Planet, Kandor City, Fortress of Solitude, Bizarro Earth, Smallville, Kent Farm, and Bodace
- Action Comics #1 - S glyph zoomed in on
- Action Comics #1
- Superman flies off the cover, but he didn't have that superpower yet
- S glyph changes
- In the crowd, to the right is Lois Lane in the maroon dress
- As he takes flight - Superman now has his 40's design ala Wayne Boring and Fred Ray
- Superman goes over Daily Planet
- The Daily Planet globe originated in the Fleischer Studios cartoons "The Arctic Giant" (1942)
- After Superman's back is to viewers, he shifts into Fleischer design
- The Fleischer Superman descends on robots in flight mode from "The Mechanical Monster" (1941)
- Action Comics #47 art by Fred Ray - Superman punches Lex Luthor through a brick wall
- S-glyph changes again
- "Adventures of Superman" TV series from 1952-1958 with homage to George Reeves in opening sequence
- Superman shifts to Silver Age look
- Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #53 - Jimmy is turned into the Giant Turtle Man. The same homage was recently done on Batman: The Brave and The Bold's "Battle of the Superheroes!"
- Action Comics #242 - Superman battles Brainiac for Kandor in Curt Swan style.
- Kandor wasn't on the cover of #242
- Superman takes on Brainiac outside the Fortress of Solitude, the giant key and Bizarro World.
- Superman is joined by Supergirl (Action Comics #252 version but with red skirt instead of a blue one), Streaky, Beppo the Super-Monkey, and Krypto above Smallville. Comet the Superhorse got the shaft.
- Mr. Mxyzptlk in his Silver Age look annoys Superman
- 1960s - Clark Kent, Andy Warhol, and Diana Prince look at Superman art
- To left of Clark is from Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #106, when Lois Lane used a transformation device to turn her black so she could do research for a story on Little Africa in Metropolis.
- The print on the right is inspired by a pop artist Peter Saul painting entitled "Superman and Superdog in Jail, 1963"
- Superfriends - in Alex Toth designs - Wonder Dog, Aquaman, Robin, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Wendy & Marvin
- Superman vs Muhammad Ali one shot by Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams, and Dick Girodano - Superman (powerless) fights Ali on planet Bodace and loses
- Lens flare! Superman (1978) - Christopher Reeve in final sequence of the movie
- John Williams' classic score ends
- 1978 Atari 2600 video game - Superman's first video game
- Death of Superman (1992) - Doomsday vs. Superman
- Eradicator, Superboy, Steel, and Cyborg Superman fly out of Superman #75 (news stand variant cover)
- When Superman was resurrected he came with longer hair and a black costume in Reign of Superman arc
- Superman Red & Blue (1998)
- Superman: The Animated Series - title sequence pose and in the crowd - Ron Troupe, Emil Hamilton, Lana Lang, Dan Turpin, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Maggie Sawyer, Bibbo, Pa & Ma Kent, Angela Chen, and Sarita Felix from "Action Figures" raising her hands up cheering.
- Water tower from "Smallville" (2001-2011)
- Kingdom Come - Superman holding Mr. Terrific, NIL-8, and Harlequin
- New 52 - Justice League #1 (2011) - (Jim Lee designs) Superman and Darkseid emerge from Boom Tube and fight
- Man of Steel (2013) - Henry Cavill in bank scene