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Smallville finale tonight, Clark Kent becomes Superman

Smallville finale tonight, Clark Kent becomes Superman

For ten years, the CW has been building on the saga of Superman. The story is generally known: boy arrives to earth from a distant planet Krypton, gets every awesome super power, then becomes the greatest super hero of all time. But Smallville has told the inbetween chapters that are so often overlooked, the days and years just before the boy becomes a man. Sure, Clark Kent has known he’s had powers for quite some time, but what moments actually made him decide to become Superman? Tonight is not only the finale of season 10, it is Smallville’s series finale; a 2-hour special starting at 8pm. The idea is that Clark’s full journey to become DC Comics’ most iconic hero will cap (cape?) off the evening. With maybe a dastardly Lex Luthor plot along the way. TOON in to the adventure tonight, to see the end of the beginning.

Superman Classic is fan animation meets comic book perfection

Superman Classic is fan animation meets comic book perfection

Superman has had a lot of exposure. Nearly 75 years of comic books, serials, cereals (both!), cartoons, toys, half a dozen films, etc. Every example has a different perspective on the character, from look to personality. Some are hit and some are miss, and those associated, from Smallville’s Tom Welling to Bryan Singer’s recent Superman Returns. But it’s the fans who make those reactions and turn projects into legends – so maybe its the fans who know the character best of all. That’s likely the motivation for Robb Pratt, a Superman fan who used his amazing traditional and digital art and animation talents to create a minute-long toon called Superman Classic. More than just a Max Fleischer reminiscent webisode, this clip features some style and techniques that put many studios to shame. Check it out!

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