The adventures of the Man of Steel in his teenage years.
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 Lana Lang / ... (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Clark Kent / ... (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Jay Fernandez ...
 Matt Ritter (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
Zevi Wolmark ...
 Christopher Grimes (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 C. Dennis Jackson (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
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The adventures of Superman when he was a boy! Actually, as a young man...who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered journalism student at Shuster University, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and...well, you know the rest... Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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By the time this series was produced, Superboy had been nullified from the regular DC Universe continuity; a Superboy - Kon-el - did appear later, after this series had been canceled, but he was not the same person as Superman in the current continuity. See more »

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Version of All-Star Superman (2011) See more »

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A unique portrayal of the character
8 September 2004 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I think the overall criticism of this show is too harsh. It didn't have the budget of _Lois & Clark_ or _Smallville_, but it was a lot of fun and, overall, well-done.

I actually prefer John Haymes Newton in the first season. Gerard Christopher was probably the better actor, but Newton brought a little cocky attitude--and a unique sexiness--to the role, never seen before or since in any interpretation of Superman. It added a new dimension to the character. A good example is the Newton episode where a bad guy drew a gun on Superboy and said "Freeze!" Superboy smirked and deadpanned "Good idea!" and then encased him in a block of ice with his super-breath. I think he may have come across to some people as too much of a "bad boy" for the role, but it really did work.

The Christopher episodes were fun, but they lacked something.

Overall, the show really deserves better treatment than it has received. I hope it resurfaces somewhere soon.


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