Post by M. W. Gallaher on Dec 31, 2016 9:10:39 GMT -5
#6: Adventures of Superman Before I ever read a comic book, I knew Superman. If George Reeves' show was on, I watched. One of my earliest memories was of waking up one morning very early, before sunrise, while my father prepared to go in to an early shift. I switched on our set in the dark living room, and found a local station was playing Superman before the farm report, the episode with the Mole Men! One of my favorites, along with the one where Superman learns to walk through walls, and the origin episode!). This show is what really primed me for comics. When I started reading, I gravitated to Superman comics (particularly Jimmy Olsen, Superboy, and World's Finest), thanks to the familiarity with the character that this show inspired. I never liked Lois Lane, whether played by either of the actresses--both seemed too harsh and unfeminine, and I never liked women's fashions and hairstyles from that era. But boy, I loved Superman, and that rousing theme music. The limitations imposed by budget and special effects I never noticed. I did always want to see more of Superman, but maybe it was more effective to dole him out a little more, in the end.