Debuting on March 12, 1940, The Adventures of Superman was an instant hit. It starred Clayton "Bud" Collyer in the dual roles of Superman and Clark Kent, and was a radio mainstay until its final episode in March 1951. In all, "Bud" Collyer played his most famous roles in more than 2,000 episodes.
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"The long-running adventure serial...was one of the hallmarks of the Golden Age of radio....Superman was never able to fly as high on television as he had for an adventure-filled decade in radio's theater of the imagination." (Anthony Tollin, "Superman on Radio")
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FELLOWS AND GIRLS
Cute, with a misleading title. It turns out that the FLYING MONSTER, is a rocket ship. An explosion is heard, but no one even sees the rocket ship and I am not sure that the word MONSTER is even used anywhere in the story.
HISTORY IS JUST A BUNCH OF NEWSPAPERS
It was fun hearing the old theme music , which is the same as was heard on the TV show. Like other reviewers I also like hearing the old commercials, which were all from the same company. If you liked the show, they had a new episode, three days a week.
"A Good Listen"
Short and to the point. I particularly liked the old commercials contained in the broadcast.
"Great Classic Superman Story!"
It ranks rather high as the quality of the restored production is amazing.
Superman/Clark Kent as the versatility of the actor Bud Collier really shines through.
The narrator and the other actors all had an air of suspense in their voices, gave the episode real drama and intensity.
I rooted for the little guy in this story Jimmy Olsen.
It was a good stand alone episode, A welcome refreshing change form the series stories that I have also heard of this title.
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