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
...  Matt Ritter 48 episodes, 1990-1992
Zevi Wolmark ...  Christopher Grimes 48 episodes, 1990-1992
...  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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Gerard Christopher was 30 years old when he made his debut as Superboy, making him older than Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill when they made their respective debuts as Superman. See more »

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Version of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) See more »

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A unique portrayal of the character
8 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I think the overall criticism of this show is too harsh. It didn't have the budget of _Lois & Clark_ or _Smallville_, but it was a lot of fun and, overall, well-done.

I actually prefer John Haymes Newton in the first season. Gerard Christopher was probably the better actor, but Newton brought a little cocky attitude--and a unique sexiness--to the role, never seen before or since in any interpretation of Superman. It added a new dimension to the character. A good example is the Newton episode where a bad guy drew a gun on Superboy and said "Freeze!" Superboy smirked and deadpanned "Good idea!" and then encased him in a block of ice with his super-breath. I think he may have come across to some people as too much of a "bad boy" for the role, but it really did work.

The Christopher episodes were fun, but they lacked something.

Overall, the show really deserves better treatment than it has received. I hope it resurfaces somewhere soon.


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