Originally this was meant to be a season premiere, and the start of a season long arc where Superman would have to win back Humanity's trust. However, the executives wanted Timm and Dini to work on Batman Beyond instead, and as such the arc was never produced.
A common concern is that Supergirl is the only one who responds to Kal-El's invasion of Earth. Why aren't Green Lantern, Flash, Steel, Fate, and any number of other super-powered heroes we've seen so far showing up to help?
Much like the Thanagarian invasion on Justice League, most likely Earth's other heroes were each fending off Darkseid's forces in their own neck of the woods. Also, Green Lantern may have been off-planet and Aquaman probably just didn't care.
In the previous episode, Lex Luthor says, "No way he survived that!" after hitting Superman with the kryptonite missile. But in this episode's recap, Luthor says "Nothing could survive that!"
How can a school of electric eels come to Aquaman's aid in the open oceans? Electric eels are found in northern South America in both the Amazon River and Orinoco River. They tend to live on muddy bottoms in calm water.
Some people wonder how it is that Aquaman could telepathically communicate with seagulls, as it's generally thought that this power only extends to creatures that live under the sea.
Aquaman's telepathic powers are such that he can communicate with sea life with the greatest control, but he has been known to use this power on other animals, but it is to a lesser extent.
When Lois and Aquaman were on the motorcycle headed for the cliff, why did Lois assume he could fly when it's obvious that Aquaman is a fish guy with the emphasis on Aqua?
When the lead thug is about to hit Jimmy with the pipe, and Superman catches it, the camera pans up from the thug to Superman, and you can see that the pipe is missing between the two men's hands, but can be seen on the other side of Superman's.
Bruce Timm, Character Designer and Producer, personally hand drew the piece of comic book art Kyle shows to Jimmy. He altered his own style to make the image resemble the work of Gil Kane, the original artist for the Silver Age Green Lantern comic.
The Guardians of the Universe are depicted wearing Green Lantern costumes as opposed to their traditional red robes from the comics. They will revert to the robes during their appearance in "Justice League."
Mxyzptlk's "going back on his word," refers to the fact that he promised to never again bother Superman if he got the imp to "say, spell, or otherwise reveal" his name backwards twice in a row, without a break in-between.
Goof The name of the alter ego of Saturn Girl is misspelled in the credits. It should be Imra, not Irma.
This episode is one of two episodes in which Clark Kent/Kal-El does not actually appear as Superman. The other is "The Last Son of Krypton (1)," which focuses exclusively on Jor-El.
When the Mad Hatter is using the microscope during an interrogation from Superman (as Batman) and Robin, his left hand is cuffed to the table. However, a closer pan clearly shows the same hand moving without the cuff.
The tail of a comet always points away from the sun. As the comet turned toward Earth, the tail should have continued pointing in the same direction it was previously.
In the comics, the character of Maggie Sawyer is a lesbian. Although it's not stated out loud, the woman sitting next to her hospital bed is quite obviously her lover.
For some reason, Metallo is shown with his "torn skin" look, while he was previously shown in the episode "Action Figures" to have lost all his skin. Even if Intergang has fixed him up, you think they'd give him a whole skin-suit.
Could John Henry Irons really carry Superman? If he's super-dense, that also makes him super-heavy.
Isn't Superman being very indiscreet calling John Henry Irons by name and talking to him about the prototype suit within earshot of two known felons?
Would John Henry Irons really stand unexposed muttering to himself while being shot at by two gunmen?
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