Adventures of Superman was the first television series featuring the comic book superhero Superman.The series, which was syndicated rather than being tied to a network, began filming in 1951, and was first aired on September 19, 1952. The final first-run episode was broadcast on April 28, 1958. George Reeves starred as Clark Kent/Superman with Phyllis Coates as the original Lois Lane.
Last Episode06x13 All That Glitters Aired: Apr. 28, 1958
Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as Superman.
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Series Fun Facts
- A different shot of a train was used intermittently on a few of the first episodes in the first season for the opening credits over the famous "more powerful than a locomotive" line.
- In episode #1.1 "Superman on Earth" a number of the costumes worn in the Krypton sequences were cannibalized from ones used in 1940s serials which were comic strip and comic book adaptations.…
[show]In episode #1.1 "Superman on Earth" a number of the costumes worn in the Krypton sequences were cannibalized from ones used in 1940s serials which were comic strip and comic book adaptations. The costume that Jor-El, Superman's father is the same one that Buster Crabbe wore in the serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). Other Kryptonians wore parts of the costumes of Captain Marvel (from Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)) and Captain America (from Captain America (1944)) among others.
- The phone number of the Daily Planet (and to Superman) was Metropolis 6-0500 (636-0500).