Clone Wars Creator Shares Bizarre Superman Artwork for Canned DC Show

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
November 27, 2020  12:02 PM

 

Genndy Tartakovsky is one of the most celebrated cartoonists of all time and his iconic drawing style propelled him to greater heights during the '90s up to the early 2000s when Cartoon Network was still at its peak. If you grew up during those times, chances are Genndy's name rings a bell to you, and for good reason. Genndy is responsible for CN classics like Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars among others.

Considering Genndy's extreme popularity back in the day, it's not surprising how he was tapped to create several shows for Cartoon Network and that includes a supposed Superman animated series that never saw the light of day. In his latest Instagram post, Tartakovsky shared his artwork for the canned show and his version of the Man of Steel is quite bizarre, to say the least. 

Genndy wrote, "Here's something different…Once upon a time I was asked to do some Superman short cartoons…and well as sometimes these things go, it went away. But here are some never before seen drawings." Check out the artwork here:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Genndy Tartakovsky (@genndytartakovsky)


We don't know why the idea for his Superman cartoon was ultimately scrapped but given the fact that he has consistently delivered in the past, his vision for the iconic DC character probably would've been promising and it's a shame it never happened. But then again, the animated Justice League series was the undisputed flagbearer for the DCAU back then so I guess they didn't want to risk Genndy's version becoming a flop.

Speaking of Supes, Zack Snyder's Justice League is hitting HBO Max in 2021.

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