My Adventures with Superman

My Adventures with Superman

A youthful take on the classic hero with entertaining action and fun character dynamics

7.6

TV Show

United States of America
English
Action & Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
2023
Alice Lee, Ishmel Sahid, Jack Quaid
23 min

TLDR

Some of the greatest battles in comics: Batman vs. Joker, Superman vs. Lex Luthor, my crush on innocent himbo Clark Kent vs. my crush on mischievous tomboy Lois.

What it's about

Still discovering his superpowers, a young Clark Kent uncovers mysteries in Metropolis with his fellow Daily Planet interns Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen.

The take

Bright, breezy, and refreshingly unburdened by the seriousness of so many live-action Superman shows and movies, this new animated series wipes the slate clean and boils down the titular hero to his most endearing qualities. Here, Clark Kent is still learning to be more in touch with his identity and emotions—most evident in his enigmatic flashbacks to his childhood, and in his absolute nervousness around the energetic and spontaneous Lois Lane. So while the action and the intrigue in My Adventures with Superman are still somewhat ordinary for an animated series, the undeniable, bashful chemistry between its two leads is what keeps these adventures worth going on. It's a romcom and a coming-of-age story wrapped in a classic superhero adventure, where selflessness and courage are firmly at the heart of everything.

What stands out

Even in just the series' first two episodes, the three main voice actors prove themselves to be lively, expressive, and entirely capable of selling moments both comedic and cute. As Lois and Jimmy Olsen, Alice Lee and Ishmel Sahid keep the enthusiasm up seemingly without ever tiring—but never to the point that the characters become grating. In fact, Lois's unchecked idealism becomes an important foundation for her arc and allows other characters to challenge her in more meaningful ways. And as Clark, Jack Quaid—perhaps better known for playing characters who are out of their depth, such as Hughie in The Boys and Boimler in Star Trek: Lower Decks—quickly relaxes into the role of a young Superman, his natural awkwardness paying off in spades.

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