My Adventures With Superman: Jack Quaid Reveals Comic Book Inspirations


Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's "All-Star Superman" have had a profound impact on shaping the next generation of on-screen Supermen. James Gunn, co-chairman of DC Studios, cited the 12-issue comic book as a significant influence on "Superman: Legacy," his upcoming live-action reboot featuring David Corenswet as the new Man of Steel. Additionally, voice actor Jack Quaid acknowledged "All-Star Superman" as a key inspiration for Adult Swim's animated series "My Adventures With Superman." Quaid will lend his voice to a twenty-something Clark Kent in this coming-of-age story, which premieres on July 6th on Adult Swim and streams the following day on Max.

Quaid expressed his admiration for "All-Star Superman" in an interview with Collider, stating, "All-Star Superman was a significant inspiration. Through that story, you truly get to witness the genuine nature of the character. 'Superman For All Seasons' achieves a similar effect. These were two major influences for my portrayal of Superman. What I appreciate about this version is that Clark comes first. Initially, Clark isn't a persona he adopts to appear more relatable or to deceive others. That's who he genuinely is at his core, while he continues to discover his identity as Superman. Simultaneously, he grapples with working as an intern at a newspaper, with a strong desire to become a reporter, which I find fascinating."

Similar to the themes explored in "My Adventures With Superman," Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Superman For All Seasons" portrays the humble beginnings of a farm boy destined to become the world's greatest hero. The new animated series envisions Clark and his friend Jimmy Olsen (voiced by Ishmel Sahid) as interns at the Daily Planet, where they collaborate with the intelligent and ambitious Lois Lane (voiced by Alice Lee) to form an investigative reporting team.

"I definitely did imbue it with my own personality," The Boys star added of his Superman. "You know, I've also been a person in my twenties trying to figure out who I am and where I fit in. I think that getting to kind of harken back to those days in this character has been therapeutic and very fun."

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios present their latest project, "My Adventures With Superman": "The story follows Clark as he builds his secret identity as Superman and explores his own mysterious origins. Lois, on her way to becoming a star reporter, teams up with photographer Jimmy Olsen to break the stories that matter. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love… as Lois gets closer and closer to uncovering his secret identity! Our trio share adventures, take down bad guys, stumble over secrets, and discover what it means to be heroes in their own right."

In addition to the esteemed Daily Planet figures Perry White and Cat Grant, DC's Superman anime will introduce a captivating lineup of classic Super-villains. Among the anticipated adversaries are the familiar foes Brainiac, Parasite, and the mischievous Mr. Mxyzptlk. Furthermore, viewers can look forward to encounters with lesser-known DC rogues, including Silver Banshee, Brain and Monsieur Mallah from the Brotherhood of Evil, and Heat Wave, a villain from the Flash universe.

The highly anticipated season 1 of "My Adventures With Superman" will debut on July 6th with an exciting double episode premiere, followed by a new episode airing every Thursday at midnight. Encores of the latest episodes will be broadcast on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim and at midnight on Saturdays on Toonami. Additionally, fans can catch the new episodes streaming on Fridays on Max, the rebranded streaming platform formerly known as HBO Max.

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