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Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California on RKO-Pathé stages and RKO Forty Acres back lot. Sponsored by cereal manufacturer Kellogg's, the syndicated show's first, and last, air dates are disputed but generally accepted as September 19, 1952 and April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons were filmed in black-and-white; seasons three through six were filmed in color but originally telecast monochromatically in first-run syndication. Television viewers would not see Superman in color until the series was syndicated to local stations in 1965.


Adventures of Superman, sometimes The Adventures of Superman, was a comic book series featuring Superman, produced monthly by DC Comics, and numbered from issue #424 to issue #649, for a total of 225 issues, with an issue #0 published between issues #516 and #517 during the Zero Hour crossover event and issue #1,000,000 during the DC One Million crossover event. It was the renamed continuation of the original Superman title which began in 1939, and with issue #650 returns to the original title. A second Superman series also ran from 1987 to 2006, launched with issue #1 after John Byrne revamped the character, and ended along with Adventures of Superman in April 2006 with issue #226.

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Google previewDC Comics Encyclopedia

In 1951 a television series was commissioned, Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves, with the 25th and 26th episodes of the series being adapted from the theatrical release of the movie Superman ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1950s (2000)

by James Stuart Olson

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 5 Hollywood had produced a host of "Rin Tin Tin" films, all featuring a German Shepherd dog who battled Indians, bandidos, and criminals in the Old West. The television series, which premiered on ABC ...

Google preview100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries [2 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries by Robert C. Sickels

But that wasn't the case—in fact, the character was just being prepared for the brave new world of postwar multimedia starting with the wildly popular Adventures of Superman television series, which debuted the year after the radio show ...

Google previewInternational Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (2004)

by Peter Hunt

Four Superman alter egos resurrected in four different publications: Superman, Adventures of Superman, Action Comics and Man of Steel, providing an opportunity for the old hero to be rejuvenated and re-launched worldwide ( Giromini et al.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

SUPERHERO FILM ° 371 1951 feature Superman and the Mole Men—a theatrical release of the pilot episode of the upcoming television series, Adventures of Superman. Superman and the Mole Men can thus claim to be the first feature film ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, THE US syndicated tv series (1951-7). Superman Inc/Lippert Productions. Pr Whitney Ellsworth, Bernard Lubar, Robert Maxwell. Dir Bob Barnes and many others. Spfx Danny Hayes, Thol Simonson.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television (2014)

by Horace Newcomb, Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards Horace Newcomb

action/adventure series, a number of which were mined from popular children's books or comic book series, including The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Superman, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

cast: Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Basil Rathbone director: Alfred Werker Adventures of Superman, The (TV scifi) cast: Phyllis ...

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Adventures of Superman - Noel Neil - "A Logical Explanation"

Ending of episode Superman In Exile with Noel Neil as Lois Lane.

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