I finished Superman Doomsday, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_doomsday/, this morning.
This was an animated cartoon based on the series where DC killed off Superman in the early 1990′s. At the time, it cause quite a reaction, getting coverage in the national and even international press. Millions of readers who had never read comics, bought copies.
While I had religiously read lots of comics when young, by 1992, under the pressure of pretending to be adult, I had stopped. Thus I never read the original series.
Evidently throughout the 90′s there were attempts to turn this series into a movie; it almost got off the ground with of all people Nicolas Cage scheduled to star as Superman with Tim Burton directing. The mind boggles at what might have been the result, however it was never made.
Instead a direct to DVD animated cartoon was released in 2007, it was this that I got from Netflix.
I thought it was pretty good. It was interesting watching the story of how the original comics were created. A number of the people got pretty teary about some of the scenes in the comics when Superman died. Don’t tell my daughters, but so did I a little bit when watching the cartoon.
If you ever read Superman comics, I would recommend renting it. It brought many fond memories.
AND as an added bonus, Adam Baldwin, who played Jayne in the Firefly TV series, was the voice talent for Superman.