Fans of DC's Superman franchise got double the pleasure in 1988. Not only did the Man of Steel return to CBS with a solo animated series that we've reviewed here in the past, but we also got a brand new series, set more in modern times, of Superboy. 27 years after a failed pilot from Adventures of Superman producer Whitney Ellsworth, the Boy of Steel finally landed his own series. Suffice it to say, it outlasted Ruby-Spears' Superman, lasting 4 seasons.
John Haymes Newton was cast first as Superboy, aka Clark Kent, but left after the first season due to either creative differences, money, or both. Gerard Christopher stepped in beginning with season 2, and it was, dare I say it, up, up, and away from there. DC, of course, adapted the series into a comic book that lasted about a year or two.
Here's the first season open:
And, here's one from season 2, Gerard Christopher's 1st season:
The series came from the same folks who masterminded the four "Superman" movies with Christopher Reeve, but, due likely to litigation issues involving the estates of co-creators Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster, it hasn't been seen since it ended in 1992. Once those issues are finally settled, I'd not be surprised to find it materializing somewhere, like, say, maybe, The Hub?
No rating: I didn't watch the show.