Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Superman Again

Since I have much more time for reading, I thought it was time to find a book about the Man of Steel.  I looked through the branch system catalog of NYPL and found the following item which I borrowed and am reading on my Kindle Fire:

Haven, Tom. 2011. Our hero: Superman on Earth. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.

Most of the book is concerned with the history of the Superman comic from its inception in the 1930s to the present.  I remember in the 1960s running to the neighborhood candy store to get the last Superman or Action Comics.

There was not much said about the TV show with George Reeves.  Superman and the Mole Men was actually a B movie that was released as a pilot for the TV series which aired in syndication from 1951-57.  The movie was condensed into two episodes aired in 1951.  Years ago I recorded several shows on VHS tape which I still have, but today I ordered seasons 3 and 4 on DVD.

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