"The Adventures of Superboy" Coming Soon!

Discussion in 'Saturday Morning Forever!' started by dtemplar, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. dtemplar

    dtemplar Old School Professor

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I was at the Home Theater Forum chat on Monday, and Warner has announced that there will be plans for The Adventures of Superboy coming soon to DVD.
     
  2. Zorak Masaki

    Zorak Masaki Active Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,449
    Looks like they cleared the rights issue with shuster and siegel.
     
  3. dtemplar

    dtemplar Old School Professor

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I thought when DC worked on Legion of 3 Worlds and the guy who worked on said it they would call Superboy-Prime instead of Superman-Prime.

    Let's just hope that Warner Bros. would bring the rest of the 60s Superman cartoons and the 60s Batman cartoons to DVD as well.
     
  4. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes PBS: We rock harder than MTV

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    15,540
    Location:
    Seattle
    Cool... as a kid, I liked the Superboy cartoons, particularly for Krypto. Glad to see they're finally on DVD (stupid rights disputes)...
     
  5. dtemplar

    dtemplar Old School Professor

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    North Carolina
    The first time I ever saw Superboy, it was on The Bozo Show on Wednesdays, and my first thought was, that's not Superboy, that's Superman.

    When you first see it, you know the blue costume, the big S, and the red cape. Superman has those too.

    The second thought was, why was the dog flying like Superman?

    I was 4 when I first saw it.
     
  6. Mandouga

    Mandouga Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    7,974
    Location:
    Newington, CT, USA
    He's a younger Clark Kent who decided to start his crime fighting career before leaving Smallville for Metropolis (and the Daily Planet). In this version, he protects Smallville with his faithful dog Krypto.
     
  7. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes PBS: We rock harder than MTV

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    15,540
    Location:
    Seattle
    To elaborate on the above poster's reply, Superboy is what Clark Kent called himself when he started his superhero career as a child in Smallville, before he grew up and moved to Metropolis. In the original comics, he first became Superboy at age 8, though most Superboy adventures focus on his teen years. He fought various menaces to Smallville, plus had adventures via time-travel with the Legion of Super-Heroes. After graduating from high school, the Kents both passed away, and Clark moved to Metropolis, where after a year or two, he changed his name to "Superman" during college.

    Superboy first appeared in "More Fun Comics" #101 in 1945, and was published through the mid-80s, when Byrne's 1986 Superman origin revamp ditched Superboy as a character (in favor of Clark becoming a superhero for the first time as an adult). Though recent comics apparently have brought back his Superboy career (least as far as the Legion's concerned)...

    Superboy comics are where a good chunk of Superman's mythos comes from---particularly Ma and Pa Kent as actual characters, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Krypto, the Phantom Zone, and his hometown being named Smallville.

    -B.
     
  8. Optimus81

    Optimus81 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Messages:
    792
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't suppose there was ever an episode during the Filmation run with the Legion of Super-Heroes, was there?
     
  9. Mandouga

    Mandouga Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    7,974
    Location:
    Newington, CT, USA
    Nope. It was just Superboy and Krypto.
     
  10. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes PBS: We rock harder than MTV

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    15,540
    Location:
    Seattle
    Lana, Ma and Pa Kent appeared a few times in the series as well, but no Legion. Odd considering one short's plot involved Superboy and Krypto being required to travel 1000 years into the future. There, during some fight, a group of people didn't seem to recognize the Boy of Steel in one scene (though the villain of the piece did)... weird.

    -B.
     
  11. TheAmazingJJJ

    TheAmazingJJJ Cosmic Dreamer

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    To coin a phrase... ABOUT FREAKING TIME!

    So... street date? Press release? Anything? Hello?
     
  12. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    12,375
    Location:
    Troy NY
    I'll believe it when it's made official.

    The Superboy shorts mark Ted Knight's debut as Filmation's official narrator of DC toons, save for Jackson Beck handling Superman's adventures. Bob Hastings (McHale's Navy, General Hospital, radio voice of Archie) was Superboy. Those were good times.
     
  13. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Trickin' N Treatin' Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    8,632
    Location:
    177A Bleecker Street
    This is awesome news. Superboy and Aquaman used to be my favorites of the Filmation bunch, and one of those has been on dvd for a while already. I wouldn't have expected to see this released before the original Batman cartoons though especially with it's legal issues in mind.
     
  14. Superboy Prime

    Superboy Prime New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Earth Prime
    I can't wait for these to come out. The Adventures of Batman and Superboy were both awesome. But I have both series on bootlegs and both are in high quality so I can wait for them to come out without losing sleep.:D
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    Release date?

    Any word on a release date for this series?!
    I'd love to get an official DVD of it.
     
  16. dtemplar

    dtemplar Old School Professor

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Don't forget that Hastings was also the voice of Commissioner Gordon on Batman: The Animated Series.
     
  17. Napoleon Solo

    Napoleon Solo Gatchaman G-6

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    I, as well, will believe when I see it. We'll probably get Fantastic Voyage and Journey to the center of the earth first...and that would not be a bad thing. :)
     
  18. ashleesmach1

    ashleesmach1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    373
    Location:
    Gotham
    Does

    anyone know when it may come out?
     
  19. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    I guess not...

    So, apparently, this isn't coming out, eh?

    I got my hopes up. But it's been a long time since the first announcement. I guess I gotta keep wating.
     
  20. dtemplar

    dtemplar Old School Professor

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I wrote to the Warner Archive's Facebook page, and asking that with next year being the 75th anniversary of Superman is there plans to release the Superboy cartoons as well as the remaining episodes of The New Adventures of Superman to DVD or Blu-Ray.

    I got a response:

    The good news is they're working on it, the bad news is we have to wait a while. Stay Tooned.
     

Share This Page

Timing:
0.3428 seconds
Memory:
12.924 MB
DB Queries:
23