Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Perils of Superman 

A criminal who was sent to prison by Superman and the Planet staff goes to the Planet office and tells them of his intention to go after them. They respond that Superman will stop him. Only... See full summary »

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A criminal who was sent to prison by Superman and the Planet staff goes to the Planet office and tells them of his intention to go after them. They respond that Superman will stop him. Only problem is that he wears a lead mask to conceal his identity and he has other men wearing the same mask. Eventually he captures all of the Planet staff and puts them in a perilous situation and Superman has but minutes to save each one of them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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21 April 1958 (USA)  »

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A Memorable Episode
10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man wearing a lead mask threatens Perry White and his staff and claims he has 10 other men running around the city with the same mask - which Superman's eyes can't penetrate - and all them have a "different up their sleeves." His plan is to bring down both the Daily Planet and Superman.

This was a memorable episode. I actually remember watching this spooky (to me as a small boy in the 1950s) episode. It wasn't just the scary masks, but seeing Clark Kent dangling above a vat full of acid is pretty dark stuff for this usually-lighthearted show.

The crooks imitate the old serials, tying Lois Lane to the railroad tracks, putting Perry White on a treadmill with a buzz saw approaching and leading Olsen up in the mountains with, unknown to him, no brakes on his car. "I've always liked these imaginative, old-fashioned ways of getting rid of ones enemies," boasts the head crook.

"You'll never get away with this," says Clark in one of the many clichés used in this dramatic episode. It may not be scary anymore, but it is still a good show.


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