Sunday, April 6, 2014

Animated World of DC Comics: Superboy's Super Dilemma (1966)

DC Comics writer Leo Dorfman wrote many of Superboy's adventures back in the 60's, and thus also wrote a number of the Teen of Steel's TV shorts as well.

In "Superboy's Super Dilemma", Superboy (Bob Hastings) is given a serum by Professor Potter (Ted Knight, who also narrated) that is meant to make him immune to Kryptonite, but the befuddled scientist mixed a plant growth formula with the serum, causing Superboy to grow to gigantic proportions.

It might work better on the printed page, to tell you the truth.

What I find befuddling is how Superboy couldn't figure out for himself the cause of his sudden spurt. The viewers, I'm sure, had it figured out in mere seconds.

Rating: C.


magicdog said...

What could have been a good story was ruined by underestimating their audience. I'll bet every kid watching this episode was screaming at the TV, "It's the formula Superboy! It was the formula making you like this !!"

hobbyfan said...

I think that was the problem with a large majority of the shorts back in the day.