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‘My Adventures With Superman’ Season 2 Review: Action Packed Glory

Following a successful but unconventional first season, the last son of Krypton is back for round 2 in Adult Swim’s My Adventures With Superman.

This review is based on the first two episodes of My Adventures With Superman S2, made possible by screeners courtesy of Adult Swim. 

‘My Adventures With Superman’ S2 Review: Action Packed Glory
My Adventures With Superman S2 / Image Courtesy of Adult Swim

My Adventures With Superman follows Clark Kent (Jack Quaid) as he battles with balancing his daily life as a reporter for the Daily Planet, an esteemed news outlet, and his superhero alter ego Superman. Season 1 saw the character investigating week-to-week mysteries with his colleagues Lois Lane (Alice Lee) and Jimmy Olsen (Ishmel Sahid) as well as battling the sinister Task Force X. 

The show resumes its story in its second season as “the three best friends face a host of new threats. Powerful foes will emerge from Clark’s alien past, Amanda Waller will take aim at Superman, Lois will grapple with the future, and Jimmy Olsen will spend an unbelievable amount of money. Krypton is coming for our young heroes, and its arrival will test their strength, loyalty, and love like never before.”

There’s certainly a lot to love about this show and its second season but it does come with its downsides. It’s not afraid to flaunt its expertise in character relationships and authentic emotive portrayal, whether that be embarrassment, love sickness or just general happiness.

‘My Adventures With Superman’ S2 Review: Action Packed Glory
My Adventures With Superman S2 / Image Courtesy of Adult Swim

South Korean animation studio, Studio Mir, returns to animate the second season of the show and continually excels with its backgrounds as well as some of the effects. The show’s first season did struggle with character designs, especially in terms of villains but as far as I can see, that is no longer an issue here. 

Character designs feel more grounded, representative of their comic counterparts and a lot more visually appealing in general. The voice acting continues to be a highlight, and Alice Lee in particular continues to live up to the hype the show’s first season generated for her character. She is a highlight and her dynamic with Quaid’s portrayal of the Man of Steel is amazingly contagious. 

The first two episodes of the season seem to struggle with the burden of being set up though, as everything seems mysterious and ready to pay off in later episodes. This focus on the plot leaves little time to flesh out and really connect with these characters, even if what we do see of them is very fun.

Although it is probable that there are more character driven episodes in the middle portion of the season, they certainly could have included a little bit more. It does its job leaving the viewer wanting more, anticipating the next episode. But that in of itself could be a problem for many viewers depending on how they like to watch their television shows, whether that be a binge watch or weekly. 

The first two episodes of My Adventures With Superman Season 2 offer a well-written tale of intrigue complete with tightly knit characters, an infectious dynamic and polished character designs. With the release of this second season, starting May 25 on Adult Swim, and the ongoing filming for James Gunn’s Superman, fans of the Man of Tomorrow are eating good. 

‘My Adventures With Superman’ S2 Review: Action Packed Glory
My Adventures With Superman S2 / Image Courtesy of Adult Swim

My Adventures With Superman Season 2 stars Jack Quaid as Clark Kent/ Superman, Alice Lee as Lois Lane, Ishmel Sahid as Jimmy Olsen, Debra Wilson as Amanda Waller and Max Mittelman as Lex Luthor. The series begins streaming on Adult Swim at midnight ET on May 25 then on Max the next day. 

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