The Last Son of Krypton burst upon the comics scene in 1938 and heralded the dawn of the age of superheroes. Check out this soaring animated salute to Superman's 75th-anniversary year by Superman: The Animated Series' Bruce Timm and director Zack Snyder, whose invigorating Man of Steel last summer paved the way for the upcoming Superman vs. Batman and eventual Justice League mega-projects.
This sweet short rockets through 75 years of Superman history, from the iconic images of Action Comics #1 to Alex Ross' silver-tinged hero and Richard Donner's patriotic rendition, all accompanied by the operatic strains of Hans Zimmer's rousing Man of Steel soundtrack. Watch Kal-El's many incarnations and adaptations over the decades as a stoic matinee idol, Saturday morning cartoon staple, Hollywood superstar and even a cheesy, 8-bit Atari 2600 videogame.
After all the battles and beatdowns, Clark still looks mighty fine for a senior citizen in a crimson cape.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)