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"LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT'S A BIRD!
IT'S A PLANE! IT'S SUPERMAN!
Yes it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who disguised as Clark Kent,
mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper,
fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the
Anyone who has ever listened to the radio
show or watched the 1950's TV show with George Reeves
remembers these famous words. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
created Superman and since his first appearance in Action
Comics# 1 in 1938, he has appeared in other media as well;
first in 17 Fleischer theatrical cartoons, a successful
radio show, four television series (counting "Superboy"
and the upcoming "Smallville"), 2 live-action movie serials
and five feature films, with a sixth one being planned.
Superman has also appeared in a few animated TV cartoons,
a Broadway show, on record albums and CD movie scores by
You will find many of these versions of the Man of Steel
showcased in "Superman: From Krypton to Metropolis".
including many rare photos of the Man of Steel.
Here are some other Superman sites that I highly recommend:
the official DC COMICS site, Jim Nolt's THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE (about George Reeves), Gandalf's SUPERMAN CINEMA, Superman Hype, Superman V, The Voice, Steve Younis' unofficial SUPERMAN site, a few devoted to ABC's LOIS and CLARK, and one all about SUPERBOY in comic books and TV. You can find links to them on my Super-Links page.
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The many versions of SUPERMAN...
RADIO the guys who provided the voice for Superman on the radio were Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Michael Fitzmaurice, Stuart Milligan (BBC UK radio shows)
Theatrical and TV cartoons Bud Collyer (Fleischer, Famous Studios theatrical, Filmation TV animated); Danny Dark (Hanna Barbera & Superfriends TV cartoons); Beau Weaver (Ruby-Spears CBS Superman cartoon series); Tim Daly (Warner Brothers Kids TV animated series); Bob Hastings (Filmation Superboy animated series); George Newbern (JL Animated series), Michael Daingerfield (Krypto animated series)
Movie serials Kirk Alyn ("Superman" and "Atom Man VS Superman" serials for Columbia Pictures)
TV Series George Reeves ("Adventures Of Superman", special appearance on "I Love Lucy" TV show); Dean Cain (Lois And Clark, The New Adventures Of Superman" TV series; David Wilson (ABC-TV special "It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman, based on the Broadway play)
Broadway Play Bob Holiday("It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman" 1966); Gary Jackson East Haddam, CT. version of Broadway play); NOTE: several other actors have portrayed Superman in other productions based on this play.
Superman Movies George Reeves("Superman And The Molemen" 1951); Christopher Reeve (WB "Superman The Movie", "Superman 2: The Adventure Continues", "Superman 3" and "Superman 4: The Quest For Peace"); Brandon Routh "Superman Returns".
Superboy TV pilot & Series John Rockwell ("Superboy" TV pilot 1961); John Haymes Newton (Season 1) and Gerard Christopher ( season 2-4 of "Adventures Of Superboy" TV series by the Salkinds); Tom Welling (WB Smallville series)
Honorable Mention:Billy Curtis (Superpup TV pilot 1958); Jeff East (the teenage Clark Kent in "Superman The Movie");Aaron Smolinski (baby Clark in "Superman The Movie"); Helen Slater ("Supergirl"); Ray Middleton (1940 World's Fair);Denny Miller [with Billy Martin, then manager of the Texas Rangers]and Peter Lupus [with Dave Cowens of the Boston Celtics and Jerry Sloan of the Chicago Bulls]; Patrick Warburton supplying the voice of an animated Superman [with Seinfeld] in TV commercials); Chuck Woolery (game show host) in 1973 ABC Saturday Morning previews hosted by Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber; Ariel Ureta (Phillipine "Superman" film 1970's); Marc Stevens (R-rated "Souperman" film); Bill Murray [Saturday Night Live sketch], Milton Berle [Milton Berle Show sketch], Michael J Fox [TV talk show] and Lucille Ball [I Love Lucy" TV episode with George Reeves]); Mayo Kaan claimed to have been the model for the Fleischer Superman cartoons but that proved to be false. Actually Karol Krauser was the guy who was Joe Shuster's "model" for the Superman cartoons.)
UPDATES: Moved all the Superman comic book artists pages along with the Fleischer and TV animated cartoon pages to a new website: SUPERMAN ART AND ANIMATION SITE
Added a page showing the different versions of the Planet KRYPTON
Bryan Singer, director of X-MEN and X-MEN 2 was responsible for SUPERMAN RETURNS. The film received mixed reviews and was not the film most Superman fans wanted to see. Now Christopher Nolan, the man behind BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT with Christian Bale, will oversee the next Superman film. David Goyer came up with a modern take on the character and will write the screenplay along with Nolan's brother.
The best websites to read the latest news on the upcoming Superman film are
if you have any comments or suggestions about my website.
"DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SUPERMAN" (formerly the "Superman Scrapbook") is dedicated to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman, and those who has contributed to the Superman legend ever since; to Wayne Boring, whose artwork in the Superman comic books in the 1950's got me interested in the first place, and the George Reeves TV series, "ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN" for making me believe a comic book character could come "to life!". Down Memory Lane With Superman " has been online since October, 1999.
This is an unofficial and non-commercial website and in not affiliated with DC Comics and Warner Brothers, owners of the copyright to Superman (along with the Siegel estate) and all the characters in the comics and movies; this site is just for fans to browse and enjoy. Superman and all other characters are © copyright DC Comics and Warner Brothers Inc., and I am not affiliated with either company. All rights reserved; NO rights are given or implied. All images are also trademarked by DC Comics and Warner Bros. and their entertainment divisions and should not be used without permission.
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