Watch 75 years of Superman flash by in Zack Snyder's epic tribute 'toon

Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short

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)

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