SNEAK PEEK: Still fighting the never-ending battle…
After decades more or less ignoring it, I’ve been binge-watching George Reeves’ The Adventures of Superman and man do I love it, much more than I expected.
I remember the show from when it was in syndication as a kid, but at the time it paled next to the Adam West Batman show, so my course was forever set for Gotham instead of Metropolis.
But boy is Superman a kick. You get drama, noir, cool action, silliness and sly humor. And that Jack Larson? Man, he’s the most underrated part of the show.
Anyway, I was tickled as all get out to see that the classic show will be featured in September’s RetroFan #11, published by TwoMorrows and edited by Michael Eury.
Dig the official description:
October 2020 – 84 FULL-COLOR pages
Just in time for Halloween, RetroFan #11 features interviews with Dark Shadows’ Quentin Collins, David Selby, and the niece of movie Frankenstein Glenn Strange, Julie Ann Reams. Plus: Kolchak the Night Stalker, Rod Serling retrospective, Casper the Friendly Ghost, TV’s Adventures of Superman, Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen, Quisp and Quake cereals, Saturday morning cartoon preview specials, scratch model customs, and more fun, fab features! Featuring columns by Ernest Farino, Andy Mangels, Will Murray, Scott Saavedra, and Scott Shaw! Edited by Michael Eury.
A couple thoughts:
— Speaking of Jack Larson, there’s also an article on comics’ Jimmy Olsen. Meanwhile, this Halloween-themed issue is headlined by an interview with Dark Shadows’ David Selby. There’s also a feature on cult-favorite Kolchak: The Night Stalker to look forward to.
— The $9.95 issue is due to ship Sept. 23, give or take a week. It will be available at comics shops but you can already pre-order it directly through TwoMorrows. (Click here.)
— GEORGE REEVES’ SUPERMAN: It Took Decades But I Finally Get What Made Him Great. Click here.
— Here’s the SUPERMAN ’55 Comic That DC Needs to Publish. Click here.