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Adventures of Superman


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 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1950s (2000)

by James Stuart Olson

The Adventures of Superman, first released in television syndication in the fall of 1952, starred George Reeves as Clark Kent and Superman, Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane, Jack Larson as Jimmy Olson, and John Hamilton as Perry White. A total ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

In this sense, Smallville was a genuine prequel to the adventures of Superman, focusing on the dramatic relationships and the events that made ...

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 Weird War Stories (2017)

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media by Paul Green

The adventures of Superman as a boy, growing up in Smallville. “Superboy's Civil War Time Trip!” [SHW] First publication: #19 (September 1961); Story: Jerry Siegel; Art: George Papp; Publisher: National Periodical Publications, Inc. (DC).

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 ...

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 ...

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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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