LOOK! Up in the sky… The Adventures of Superman

George Reeves -January 5, 1914-June 16, 1959 -Being that today would have been Reeves’ birthday , I needed to post some kind of a tribute – I came across this and thought that this post would be a perfect tribute to the 50’s TV Superman -who died under mysterious circumstances. Some say suicide -others suspect murder -whatever the truth may be, Reeves left this world too soon.

Once upon a screen...

It all began on the 10th day of April in an unspecified year. A small craft crashed onto the Earth in Smallville, Kansas. The craft had a baby inside, the sole survivor of a race of supermen who was (miraculously) unscathed by the crash and its burning aftermath. We’d learn that the baby was the son of Jor-El, Krypton’s leading scientist, who sent his infant son to Earth in a rocket just as his planet exploded. Residents of Smallville, Eben and Sarah Kent find the baby, name him Clark and raise him to be a man dedicated to truth and justice. That is how audiences were introduced to Superman in “Superman on Earth,” the first episode of The Adventures of Superman TV series, which premiered on September 19, 1952. 

Later in that first episode we see Clark Kent get a job at The Daily Planet in the big city of Metropolis…

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