The Adventures of Superman

Version: Unabridged
Author: Radio Spirits
Narrator: Various Artists
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Radio Theatre, Drama
Publisher: Radio Spirits
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

"Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPERMAN!" Superman was first introduced in the four-color pages of Action Comics, but soon took to the airwaves in what would become the greatest adventure serial from the Golden Age of Radio. The Adventures of Superman also introduced the legendary crime-fighting duo of Batman and Robin. In the thrilling 11-part serial "Batman's Great Mystery," Clark Kent and Robin suspect that the real Batman has been kidnapped when an impersonator masquerading as the Caped Crusader tries to undermine American aid to postwar Europe. Join Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel, with Matt Crowley as Batman and Ronald Liss as the Boy Wonder as they fight "a never-ending battle for truth and justice!" Batman's Great Mystery 2/3/48 to 2/17/48

Reviews (4)

Boring

Written by Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on June 12th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

My children thought this was incredibly boring and the disks were in such bad shape that they skipped constantly.

Boring

Written by Anonymous on November 17th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I usually like these old radio shows, but this one was horrible. The story, which was weak to begin with, dragged on way too long. The interesting point were the pro-World War II political (anti-isolationist) bias hamhandedly presented in the radiocast.

Unbearable Period Piece

Written by Paul Crabtree on August 11th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

If you can listen through interminable lists and lists and lists of weekly winners and more winners and more winners to get to the storyline, you are more patient that I am. But it is an interesting piece of Americana nonetheless.

Adventures of Superman

Written by Sean Wylie on July 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was extremely disappointed with this radio production. First of all, 1/3 of the show is spent reading off the names and hometowns of Superman contest winners (at least 200 people won this silly contest every single day). Another 1/3 of the story is just recapping what happened in the previous broadcast (it takes 11 broadcast days to cover maybe 2 hours of story time). The remaining 1/3 is a terribly written story designed as a propoganda piece for sending money to Europe after WWII. What really bothered me was that Batman & Robin are portraited as complete idiots who must be rescued by Superman. Do not bother with this one.

Author Details

Author Details

Authors, Various

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