|“||Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the infant of Krypton is now the Man of Steel: SUPERMAN! To best be in a position to use his amazing powers in a never-ending battle for truth and justice, Superman has assumed the disguise of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper.||„|
|~ The intro to the first seven shorts|
This Superman is the one featured in the seventeen shorts created by Fleischer Studios. The shorts are remembered for their extremely high-quality animation for the time and reasonably accurate adaptation of Golden Age Superman stories, and served as both an introduction to the character for the general public and a major inspiration for the DC Animated Universe. They have since entered the public domain.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C
Name: Clark Kent/Kal-El
Origin: Fleischer Superman shorts
Age: Likely thirties
Attack Potency: Large Building level (Punched back the beam of the Mad Scientist, pushed a chunk of mountain the size of a large dam, dragged an enormous ship underwater)
Striking Strength: Large Building Class
Durability: Large Building level (Withstood the full-power beam of the Mad Scientist without a scratch, which was capable of vaporizing large chunks of a bridge at reduced power)
Stamina: Apparently high; can engage in prolonged melee.
Range: Standard melee range; higher with thrown objects.
Standard Equipment: His costume, which appears to be quite resistant to damage, allowing him to protect others.
Intelligence: Likely above average; he is a trained reporter and decent at disguise.
Weaknesses: Aside from lacking the power of many other Supermen, none notable; Kryptonite, red sun radiation, and magic were never depicted.