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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
March 1: Tim Daly, voice of Superman in Superman: The Animated Series, born in New York, NY in 1956.
March 1: Zack Snyder, director of the Man of Steel movie, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA in 1966.
March 1: Jensen Ackles, Jason Teague in Smallville TV series, born in Dallas, Texas in 1978.
March 9: Artist Rick Burchett (Superman Adventures) born in 1952.
March 12: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet.
March 14: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 1999 of natural causes, aged 88.
March 25: Krypto The Superdog premieres in the U.S. on Cartoon Network in 2005.
March 26: Artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Action Comics) born in 1948.
March 31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
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July 12, 2005: Adventures of Superman Season 1 DVD Available for Pre-Order
The long-awaited DVD release "The Adventures of Superman - The Complete 1st Season" is now available for pre-orders. Scheduled for an October 18th release, the set will contain the following Special Extras:
Superman and the Mole Men theatrical movie
Featurette: "From Inkwell to Backlot" retrospective
Vintage George Reeves short
Original Kellogg's Cereal TV spots
Commentary Tracks by Super-Experts (details to be announced)
This 5-DVD set runs 662 minutes in the original full-frame black-and-white video and mono audio soundtrack. Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish are flying your way along with closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Here's the official description of the release:
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! The legendary Man of Steel, last survivor of the doomed planet Krypton lives on earth, assuming the secret identity of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman. This is the first Superman TV series! Originally aired in the 1950's, it featured George Reeves as Superman and enjoyed tremendous success during its broadcast. The TV series premise was established a year before its broadcast via the theatrical release of "Superman and The Mole Men" in 1951.