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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Gilbert Gottfried (Nick Nack) later voiced the villain Mr. Mxzyptlk on "Superman: The Animated Series." See more »

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One of the best Superman adaptations ever.
25 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems that sometimes very few people even remember that "Superboy" existed. But it did. And I have felt for a long time that this is the best ever (so far anyway) television adaptation of the Superman mythos. This show really stayed true to its comic book roots. This series marked the first live-action appearances of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bizarro, & Metallo. It also featured some really inventive storylines such as those featured in "Roads Not Taken" and "The Road to Hell", two 2-part episodes dealing with the Superboys of alternate universes, and "To Be Human" which featured Bizarro being transformed into a normal human only to have to give up his humanity to save Superboy's life. I don't care what anyone says, this series surpassed any other Superman television series in quality of stories and truth to its comic book roots.


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