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Superman: Apokolips...Now!

Darkseid has decided to finally attack Superman directly, and has launched his forces against Earth. However, a man who escapes from Apokolips’ firepits teams up with Superman and gives him the information that could help save the world. However, with such a large army approaching, will they me able to succeed?

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x25
Production Number: 033
Airdate: Saturday February 07th, 1998

Director: Dan Riba
Writer: Rich Fogel
Story: Bruce Timm

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Guest Stars
Bruce Weitz
voiced Bruno Mannheim
Dana Delany
voiced Lois Lane
Joanna Cassidy
voiced Maggie Sawyer
John Garry (1)
voiced Guard
Joseph Bologna
voiced Dan Turpin
Laraine Newman
voiced Toby Raynes
Michael Ironside
voiced Darkseid
Steve McGowan
voiced Thug #1
Steve Sandor
voiced Orion
Victor Brandt
voiced Professor Hamilton
Barbara Parkins
voiced Mother Box
Main Cast
Tim Daly
voiced Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El
Episode Notes
This episode marks the last appearance of Bruno Mannheim. It's not explicitly clear what happened to him, but all indicates that he died after the explosion.

In the comics, Maggie Sawyer is a lesbian and the woman sitting next to her hospital bed is her lover.

The son of Highfather who was exchanged for Orion would later escape to New Genesis and become the New God Mr. Miracle.

Episode Quotes
Maggie Sawyer: Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug.

Mother Box: Let us begin at the beginning. What once was whole was split asunder and in its place there arose two worlds. Worlds as different as daylight and darkness, virtue and evil. One is called New Genesis, unparallel in its beauty. It is ruled by the wise and powerful High Father. The other is Apokolips, a ravage wasteland ruled by the demonic and omnipotent Darkside. He psychically feeds on the despair and misery of others. Because of their opposite natures these two worlds have been locked in eternal warmer. However an uneasy truce was established when Darkside and High Father exchanged their infant sons. Unfortunately this has not diminished Darksides's ambitions. For years he has searched the galaxies for the legendary anti-life equation, a formula that would give him complete control over all living things. In his endless search, he has conquered and subjugated planet after planet.

Bruno Mannheim: You promised me you would make me a king!
Darkseid: And so you are – a king of fools!

Cultural References
Title: Apokolips...Now!

The title is a pun on the movie title Apocalypse Now.

Warning: Superman season 2 episode 25 guide may contain spoilers
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