Comic Book Superhero Store Superboy - The Complete First Season

Site Main Page Boards Comics Cons Features Gallery News Resources Shopping Wallpaper Wiki Videos
Superhero books
clothing DVDs toys posters video games Shop here to support our site Superhero Workout Buy Comics
Store Front

Superhero Universe Characters
Superman Merchandise
Auto
Books
Clothing
Collectibles
DVDs
Electronics
Jewelry
Kitchen
Music
Pet Supplies
Toys
Posters

Video Games



Aquaman
Avengers
Batman
Captain America
Daredevil
Fantastic Four
Flash
Ghost Rider
G.I. Joe
Green Arrow
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Hulk
Iron Man
Indiana Jones
Justice League
Shazam
Spider-man
Star Trek
Star Wars
Supergirl
Superman
Teen Titans
Thor
TMNT
Transformers
Wonder Woman
X-men


Batman Arkham City

Shop for superhero products, collectibles, books, toys, and more.
Search for Superhero Merchandise Superman Blu-rays Superman Cartoons Superman Movies  Superman Television
 Buy Comic Books

Superboy - The Complete First Season


 


 

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Movie DVD

Amazon.com:
Produced by Alexander and Ilya Salkind, who revitalized Superman's movie career in the '70s with Christopher Reeve in the title role, the syndicated television series Superboy (1988-92) was a flawed but likable attempt to put a youthful spin on the Man of Steel by placing him in college and ridding Metropolis of crime between classes John Haymes Newton (the "Cable Guy" on Desperate Housewives) did a respectable job in both Clark Kent's oversized spectacles and in the cape and boots, and the series certainly made attempts to acknowledge its comic book origins by utilizing original characters, including Lana Lang (Stacy Haiduk), Lex Luthor (Scott Wells), and even villains like Mr. Mxyzptlk (a wonderfully eccentric performance by character actor Michael J. Pollard). Unfortunately, budget restraints and some woefully hackneyed scripts prevented the show from presenting Superboy's exploits in the grand style of the comics, and 20 years after its release, the first season is best appreciated as a camp exercise than a true action-adventure series. Still, there are some moments that approximate the high-flying style of the comics books ("The Alien Solution," which pits Superboy against a belligerent invisible alien, and Pollard's turn in "Mr. Mxyzpltk"), and guest stars like a youthful Joaquin Phoenix (billed here as "Leaf Phoenix) in "Little Hercules" provide some interesting turns (though Leif Garrett's appearance as a wealthy rock star who catches Lana's eye in "Bringing Down the House" pushes things back into camp waters). The extras include a making-of featurette, which covers the series' conception and casting, and commentary by Newton (who gets the show's camp appeal) and Ilya Salkind (who doesn't) on two episodes; Newton's screen test and an excerpt from Ken Burns and Bryan Singer's Superman documentary, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman, round out the supplemental features. --Paul Gaita

 

Visit the Comic book Superhero Collectibles Forum
Comic Books Looking for a certain comic book, got news about a hot collectible, or want to recommend a graphic novel that is for sale.
 
Movie and DVD Reviews  Discuss movies, TV shows, etc at the theatre and on DVD here.  Discuss poster collecting
Superhero & SCI-FI Clothing Discuss t-shirts, caps, and other superhero clothing here. If you are looking for a particular item post your hunted item here or let others know what clothing collectibles you bought that rocked.
Toy Collectibles Discuss the latest Superhero and SCI-FI Toys, Action Figures, and Collectibles here.
Video Games Discuss and review upcoming and current video games