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Superman: Tools of the Trade

When Bruno Mannheim's Intergang is thwarted by Superman, the Metropolis media are speculating whether the police are merely a clean-up crew for the Man of Steel, and if they're even effective at preventing crime. When the mysterious Kanto arrives with gifts of advanced, other-world weaponry, Mannheim doesn't look the gift horse in the mouth. Instead, he immediately sets out to plunder the city; using these phenomenal weapons to deal with Superman once and for all, is simply the icing on the cake.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 012
Airdate: Saturday February 01st, 1997

Director: Curt Geda
Writer: Mark Evanier


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Guest Stars
Bruce WeitzBruce Weitz
voiced Bruno Mannheim
Recurring
Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
voiced Maggie Sawyer
Recurring
Joseph BolognaJoseph Bologna
voiced Turpin
Recurring
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Al
Recurring
Lauren TomLauren Tom
voiced Angela Chen
Recurring
Michael IronsideMichael Ironside
voiced Darkseid
Recurring
Phil HayesPhil Hayes
voiced Blaine
Recurring
Michael YorkMichael York
voiced Kanto
Main Cast
Tim DalyTim Daly
voiced Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El
Episode Notes
First appearances of Dan Turpin, Maggie Sawyer and Darkseid (in the very end of this episode).



Episode Quotes
Bruno Mannheim: What's your boss want in return?
Kanto: Nothing... for now.
Bruno Mannheim: It's my experience that 'nothing' can be very expensive...

Superman: Think he'll come back?
Maggie Sawyer: If I had a dime for every time Dan Turpin threw in his badge, I'd make Lex Luthor look like a pauper!

Superman: You don't think he tried something foolish, do you?
Maggie Sawyer: I'd count on it!

Bruno Mannheim: Do you know what having this gun means, Turpin?
Dan Turpin: I can take it off your Christmas list?

Bruno Mannheim: Where in God's name are we?
Kanto: That depends. Which 'God' are you talking about?

Darkseid: Welcome to Apokolips, Mr. Mannheim.
Bruno Mannheim: Who are you?
Darkseid: Your new Lord and Master. You may call me... Darkseid.



Cultural References
Title: Tools of the Trade

"Tools of the trade" is an idiom that means those things needed and used to perform a specific task.



Warning: Superman season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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