The adventures of the Man of Steel in his teenage years.
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Series cast summary:
 Lana Lang / ... (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
 Clark Kent / ... (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Jay Fernandez ...
 Matt Ritter (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
Zevi Wolmark ...
 Christopher Grimes (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
 C. Dennis Jackson (48 episodes, 1990-1992)


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 <>

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Release Date:

8 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Superboy  »

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(100 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The first two seasons were set at Shuster University, and the school had a building called the Siegel Center. This was a reference to the original creators of the Superman/Superboy characters, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. See more »


Referenced in Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) See more »

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Pretty good after the first season
12 February 2003 | by (Glendale Heights, IL) – See all my reviews

I (being an old Superman fan) started watching Superboy from the very beginning and toughed it out during the first season. I'm sorry to say that the first season was pretty bad, mostly because of John Haymes Newton's horrendous acting. When Gerard Christopher took over the lead role starting the second season the show definitely took a turn for the better, both in stories and acting. One of my favorite episodes was when he met his "older" self in a time trip that found himself in a utopian society. Of course I think that the show would have been much better if the writers and producers stuck to the original format of Superboy like the comics used to portray him, rather than have him run off to his college years, but I guess they figured they had to bend with the times. All in all the show turned out to be pretty good as it went on but unfortunately it wasn't fast enough to please the viewers and was cancelled. On another note for you trivia fans, Gerard Cristopher auditioned and won the part of Superman in the series "Lois and Clark". After the WB executive producer read his acting resume and discovered that he had previously starred in The Adventures of Superboy he said to Gerard, "you've done this already, I want someone who hasn't acted before!". Too bad because it would have been a good choice. Of course Dean Cain did the part excellent, but it would have been a good tie-in from Superboy. Hopefully the WB will think of this when "Smallville" runs its course!

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