Leap tall buildings with this INSIDE LOOK at George Reeves’ classic show…

Hey, cool: RetroFan’s Halloween issue — featuring an interview with Dark Shadows’ David Selby — is out Oct. 21, just in time for the holiday.

But it’s not all vampires, werewolves and ghosts. There are plenty of other terrific stories in RetroFan #11 — and one that caught my eye was a big feature on TV’s Adventures of Superman.

As I’ve noted before, this has been the year where I really appreciated the show for the first time, so I was naturally drawn not just to the issue’s in-depth history of George Reeves’ iconic show but a series of 10 debunked myths about it. (If only there were 13!)

So for this issue’s EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT, here are ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN MYTHS — DEBUNKED, by Ernest Farino, who took inspiration from Super-historian Michael Hayde.

But before we get to that, check out the issue’s table of contents:

Neat, huh? I’d say so.

But now it’s time to “Look! Up in the sky!” with ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN MYTHS — DEBUNKED:

(UPDATED: Some readers have complained that the type is too small to read on a smartphone if you access the story on Facebook. While we work on a fix, here’s a workaround: Copy the actual URL from 13th Dimension into your browser and then you can zoom in on the type on your device. — Dan)

RetroFan #11 is due out Oct. 21. It will be available in comics shops and from magazine sellers. You can also order it directly from publisher TwoMorrows. (Click here.)


— GEORGE REEVES’ SUPERMAN: It Took Decades But I Finally Get What Made Him Great. Click here.

— GEORGE REEVES’ Surprising Influence on Bronze Age SUPERMAN. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I did see one episode where ducked away from thrown pistol!

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  2. I’ve been watching reruns of “The Adventures of Superman” on the H&I network and enjoying them immensely. It’s been almost 50 years since I watched the series as a child. It’s a little hokey – particularly the last season or two, but the cast is great and it’s a lot of fun.

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    • Yet as pre-school age baby boomers unable to read comic books TAOS was our Superman just as very young children saw 1966 Adam West BATMAN as a superhero crime-fighter while older viewers saw a silly campy sitcom. ☺

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  3. The costume burning a well as his dislke on playing Superman was in the book “Superman, from Cerial to Serial.”

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    • The incident about the kid pointing a gun at him is also in the book.

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  4. The director of Hollywoodland said that Myth #5 was true. but he added it to the movie to show how much kids were into the show

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