SUPERMAN: SERIAL TO CEREAL was written by Gary Grossman, and published by Popular Library in August 1977. The book chronicled the history of Superman on the screen, from the movie serials of the 1940’s to the TV series of the 1950’s.
Gary Grossman covered the history of movie serials, the development of the two Superman serials, as well as the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV show. He explored the careers of the principal producers, directors and actors involved in the various Superman productions, with plenty of personal anecdotes from everyone.
At the back of the book was an appendix of complete credits to the serials SUPERMAN (1948) and ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN (1950), and THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV series.
Although I did not mention them in the episode, I have covered the careers of the following actors involved in the productions:
– Kirk Alyn: EPISODE 43: KIRK ALYN & GREGORY REED: SUPERMAN ACTORS!
– George Reeves: EPISODE 55: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE REEVES!
-Phyllis Coates: EPISODE 56: A DOUBLE FEATURE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHYLLIS COATES! / THE SUPERMAN COMIC STRIP!
– Noel Neill: EPISODE 102: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOEL NEILL!
Next Episode: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 3 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 74!
In two weeks, in honor of Curt Swan’s birthday: CURT SWAN’S EARLIEST COMIC BOOK STORIES!
Two weeks after this episode we will return to out regular look at the August 1958 cover dated issues of SUPERMAN 123 & ACTION COMICS 243.
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