Wednesday, 23 January 2013

From Page To Screen And Back

Four live action TV series have been derived from Superman comics:

The Adventures Of Superman;
Lois And Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman;

Superboy comic strips were about Clark Kent alias Superboy in Smallville.
The Superboy TV series was about Clark Kent alias Superboy at Schuster University.
The Smallville TV series was about Clark Kent in Smallville.

Thus, Clark begins his costumed superhero career as Superboy in Smallville, as Superboy at Schuster University or as Superman in Metropolis.

Three monthly comic books have been based on Superman-related TV series:

The Superman Adventures, based on an animated series;
Superboy, based on Superboy;
Smallville: Season 11, a sequel to Smallville.

When The Superman Adventures began publication, it was the first new comic book version of Superman since John Byrne's revamp in the Man Of Steel mini-series. Since then, there have been at least two changes to mainstream continuity as well as All Star and Earth 1 versions of the character and, since the Smallville TV series, Seasons 1-10, was a prequel to Superman, Smallville: Season 11 is just a roundabout title for a new Superman comic.

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