The Adventures of Superboy
The adventures of Superman when he was a boy. In his secret identity of Clark Kent, Superboy works for a government organization that investigates unusual and paranormal disturbances. His girlfriend Lana Lang works with him as well. Superboy spends much of his time battling a series of super villains such as Metallo and his arch-nemesis Lex Luthor.
Series Fun Facts
- Sherman Howard (Lex Luthor) would later audition to play the same character in animated form in Superman . However, Clancy Brown was ultimately cast in the role.
- According to producer Ilya Salkind, John Newton was fired after the first season due to his arrest for DUI. Newton's contract had a morals clause.
- The show was canceled following a lawsuit filed by Warner Brothers (the company that owned the Superman "family" of characters) against the Salkinds who had leased the rights in the early…
[show]The show was canceled following a lawsuit filed by Warner Brothers (the company that owned the Superman "family" of characters) against the Salkinds who had leased the rights in the early 1970s and made the "Superman"(Christopher Reeves) film series. The Salkinds produced the first 3 films, and sold the rights to "Cannon/Golan Globus Production" who released "Superman IV." WB claimed that they had first shot at making a series (the show was distributed through Viacom). The case was settled and the rights officially reverted to WB and the show has not been rerun in North America since, although a DVD release of the first season did occur in 2006.