Superman Radio Series - Story Reviews

Superman on Radio In conjunction with our "Superman on Radio" Episode List, the reviews presented on this page are designed to give you the Superman Homepage reviewer's opinion on each Superman radio series story from the 1940s.

NOTE: Stories marked with an * indicate that recordings of episodes within the story are either missing or incomplete, preventing us from reviewing it.

1940

1941

1942

  • December 19, 1941 - January 9: The Mechanical Man
  • January 12 - February 6: Lita The Leopard Woman
  • February 9 - February 25: The Ghost Car
  • February 27 - March 9: A Mystery For Superman
  • August 31: Superman Comes to Earth
  • September 1: Eben Kent Dies in a Fire, Clark Goes to Metropolis
  • September 2 - September 16: The Wolfe*
  • September 17 - September 29: The Tiny Men*
  • September 30 - October 13: Mystery in Arabia*
  • October 14 - October 26: The Black Narcissus*
  • October 27 - November 20: The Headless Indian
  • November 23 - December 9: The Midnight Intruder*
  • December 10 - December 22: Lost Continent of Atlantis*
  • December 23 - December 31: The Mystery Ship*

1943

  • January 4 - January 22: The Tin Men*
  • January 25 - February 4: Trouble in Athabascus*
  • February 5 - February 19: Island of Ghost Ships*
  • February 22 - March 15: The Model Plane Mystery*
  • March 17 - March 22: Dr. Cameron's Helicopter*
  • March 23 - April 13: The Vulture and The Thunderbolt Express*
  • April 14 - April 29: The Bainbridge Disaster*
  • April 30 - May 19: Master of the Dream World*
  • May 20 - June 2: The Ghost Squadron*
  • June 3 - June 11: The Meteor From Krypton*
  • June 14 - July 5: Society of the Flamingo*
  • July 6 - July 21: Mr. Prim and the Dragonfly Adventure*
  • July 22 - August 2: The Genie in the Bottle*
  • August 3 - August 17: The World of the Future*
  • August 18 - September 6: The Civil Air Patrol*
  • September 7 - September 16: Penrose Salvage Company*
  • September 17 - September 22: Mystery of the Death Plane*
  • September 23 - October 1: Adventures in the Capitol City*
  • October 4 - October 13: German Submarine Menace*
  • October 14 - October 28: The New German Weapon*
  • October 29 - November 17: The Mystery of Prince Philip*
  • November 18 - December 9: Military Espionage*
  • December 10 - January 3: Stolen War Information*

1944

  • January 4 - January 13: Lois and Jimmy Disappears*
  • January 14 - January 26: The Green Death*
  • January 27 - February 11: The Mystery of the $100,000 Stamp*
  • February 14 - February 21: Mystery of the Transport Plane Crashes*
  • February 22 - March 1: Lighthouse Point*
  • March 2 - March 7: The Rocket Plane*
  • March 8 - March 27: The Mystery of Clifftown*
  • March 28 - April 25: The Mystery of the Golden Pigeon*
  • April 26 - May 24: Mystery of Desert Springs and The Birdmen*
  • May 25 - June 9: The Hurdy-Gurdy Man*
  • June 12 - June 30: The North Woods Story*
  • July 3 - July 13: The Seagull, North Pacific Adventure*
  • July 14 - July 28: The Mystery of the Aviation Freight Lines*
  • July 31 - August 14: The Society of the Crimson Robe*
  • August 15 - August 28: Ghosts of the Air*
  • August 29 - September 8: The Scorpion*
  • September 11 - September 27: Der Teufel's Atomic Pistol*
  • September 28 - October 26: The Mystery of the Mummy Case*
  • October 27 - November 8: Dr. Roebling and the Voice Machine*
  • November 16 - December 4: Planet Utopia*
  • December 5 - December 19: Lois' Uncle John and the Missing Plans*
  • December 20 - December 27: The Missing Santa Claus*

1945

  • December 28 - January 12: The Man in the Velvet Shoes*
  • January 15 - February 9: The Mystery of the Sleeping Beauty*
  • February 12 - February 27: The Space Shell*
  • February 28 - March 15: The Mystery of the Waxmen*
  • March 16 - April 2: The Mystery of the Golden Nail*
  • April 3 - April 13: The Ghost Car*
  • April 16 - April 26: The Boy King of Moravia*
  • April 27 - May 16: Lair of the Dragon*
  • May 17 - May 30: The Mystery of the Counterfeit Money*
  • May 31 - June 13: Valley of the Giants*
  • June 14 - July 10: The Desert Adventure*
  • July 11 - August 6: The Underseas Kingdom*
  • August 7 - August 15: The Flood*
  • August 24 - September 3: The Black Market*
  • September 4 - September 21: Doctor Blythe's Confidence Gang
  • September 24 - September 25: The Meteor of Kryptonite
  • September 26 - October 10: The Scarlet Widow
  • October 11 - November 6: The Atom Man
  • November 7 - December 3: Atom Man in Metropolis

1946

1947

1948

1949

  • December 30 - January 20: The Return of the Octopus*
  • January 21 - February 4: The Mystery of the Spellbound Ships*
  • February 7: The Frozen Death*
  • February 9: The Mystery of the Golden Eagle*
  • February 11: The Riddle of the Chinese Jade*
  • February 14: The Curse of the Devil's Creek*
  • February 16: The Lost Civilation*
  • February 18: The Mystery of the Voice Machine*
  • February 21: The Mystery of the Little Men*
  • February 23: The Story of Marina Baum*
  • February 25: Death Rides the Roller Coaster*
  • February 28: The Mystery of the Singing Wheels*
  • March 2: The Case of the Poisoned Town*
  • March 4: The Mystery of the Ten Thousand Dollar Ghost
  • March 7: The Mystery of the Flying Monster
  • March 9: The Case of the Double Trouble
  • March 11: Superman's Mortal Enemy*
  • March 14: The Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds*
  • March 16: The Cat as Big as an Elephant*
  • March 18: The Mystery of the Walking Doll*
  • March 21: The Return of Terror*
  • March 23: How Time Stood Still*
  • March 25: The World's Greatest Secret*
  • March 28: Crime by the Carload*
  • March 30: Fangs of Fury*
  • April 1: The Mystery of the Citadel of Doom*
  • April 4: The Mystery of the Death Train*
  • April 6: Terror Under the Big Top*
  • April 8: The Man of a Thousand Faces*
  • April 11: The Lost King*
  • April 13: The Mystery of Skull Cave*
  • April 15: (Untitled Story)*
  • April 18: The Secret of the Sahara*
  • April 20: A Voice from the Grave*
  • April 22: The Deadly Double*
  • April 25: The Adventure of the Impractical Joker*
  • April 27: An Experiment in Danger*
  • April 29: The Mystery of the Phantom Fleet*
  • May 2: The Triangle of Crime*
  • May 4: The Mystery of the Vibrating Death*
  • May 6: The Mystery of Butte Valley*
  • May 9: The Eye of Balapur*
  • May 11: The Horsemen of Doom*
  • May 13: The Mystery of the New Face*
  • May 16: The Vengeful Ghost*
  • May 18: The Mystery of the Flaming Forest*
  • May 20: The Winged Horse*
  • May 23: Death on the Diamond*
  • May 25: The Riddle of the Tapestry*
  • May 27: The Mystery of the Singing Wheels*
  • May 30: The Speedway of Terror*
  • June 1: Crime at a Bargain*
  • June 3: The Vanishing Ships*
  • June 6: The Case of the Double Double Cross*
  • June 8: The Portrait of Satan*
  • June 10: The Ghost of Shipwreck Island*
  • June 13: Eleven for Death*
  • June 15: Forecast for Crime*
  • June 17: Murder on the Midway*
  • June 20: The Borrowed Corpse*
  • June 22: Killer at Large*
  • June 24: The Mystery of the Frozen Monster*
  • October 27: The Case of the Courageous Cobbler*
  • October 29: The Mystery of the Walking Dead
  • November 12: The Million Dollar Mystery*
  • November 19: One Minute to Death
  • November 26: Puzzle of the Poison Pomegranate
  • December 3: Death Rides the Roller Coaster
  • December 10: Mystery of the Mechanical Monster
  • December 17: The Diamond of Death
  • December 24: Highway To Murder*
  • December 31: Mystery of the Little Men

1950

  • January 7: The Ghost of Billy Baker
  • January 14: Voices of the Dead
  • January 21: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • June 5: The Wall of Death*
  • June 7: The Plunging Planet*
  • June 12: The Riddle of the Chinese Jade*
  • June 14: The Mystery of the Golden Eagle*
  • June 19: The Lost Civilization*
  • June 21: The Man of a Thousand Faces*
  • June 26: An Experiment in Danger*
  • June 28: The Mystery of the Flaming Forest*
  • July 3: The Mystery of the $10,000 Ghost*
  • July 5: The Borrowed Corpse*
  • July 10: Superman's Mortal Enemy*
  • July 12: The Adventure of the Impractical Joker*
  • July 17: The Winged Horse*
  • July 19: The Deadly Double*
  • July 24: A Voice From the Grave*
  • July 26: The Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds*
  • July 31: The Vengeful Ghost*
  • August 2: The Mystery of Butte Valley*
  • August 7: The Triangle of Crime*
  • August 9: The Portrait of Satan*
  • August 14: Eleven for Death*
  • August 16: The Mystery of the New Face*
  • August 21: The Eye of Balapur*
  • August 23: The Curse of Devil's Creek*
  • August 28: The Crime at a Bargain*
  • August 30: The Mystery of the Vibrating Death*
  • September 4: The Speedway of Terror*
  • September 7: The Case of the Double Double Cross*
  • September 12: How Time Stood Still*
  • September 14: The Cat as Big as an Elephant*
  • September 19: The Lost King*
  • September 21: Crime by the Carload*
  • September 26: The Mystery of the Phantom Fleet*
  • September 28: Death on the Diamond*
  • October 3: The World's Greatest Secret*
  • October 5: The Ghost of Shipwreck Island*
  • October 10: The Riddle of the Mysterious Tapestry*
  • October 12: The Case of the Double Trouble*
  • October 17: Forecast for Crime*
  • October 19: The Horsemen of Doom*
  • October 24: The Vanishing Ships*
  • October 26: The Mystery of the Fortress of Fear*
  • October 30: Killer at Large*
  • November 2: Terror Under the Big Top*
  • November 7: The Mystery of Skull Cave*
  • November 9: The Return of Panic*
  • November 14: The Frozen Death*
  • November 16: The Mermaid's Ghost*
  • November 21: Murder on the Midway
  • November 23: The Story of Marina Baum
  • November 28: The Swiss Clock Killers*
  • November 30: The Secret of the Sahara*
  • December 5: The Achilles Heel*
  • December 7: Napoleon's Death Head*
  • December 12: The Mystery of the Voice Machine*
  • December 14: Glass Diamonds Spell Death*
  • December 19: The Case of the Precious Papers*
  • December 21: The Mystery of the Fabulous Fortune*
  • December 26: The Mystery of the Madcap Monkey*
  • December 28: Death in Disguise*

1951

  • January 2: Fangs of Fury*
  • January 4: The Mystery of the Walking Doll*
  • January 9: Murder with Music*
  • January 11: The Case of the Mysterious Midgets*
  • January 16: The Mystery of the Stolen Costume*
  • January 18: Operation Danger*
  • January 23: The Mystery of the Reasoning Robot*
  • January 25: The Lizard Men*
  • January 30: The Ghost of Johnny Johnson*
  • February 1: The Counterfeit Murderers*
  • February 6: The Mystery of the Singing Wheels*
  • February 8: Death Sells a Picture*
  • February 13: The Diamond of Doom*
  • February 15: The Murder Trap*
  • February 20: Ride of Death*
  • February 22: The Diamond Pigeon*
  • February 27: The Marked Witness*
  • March 1: The Mystery of the Prehistoric Monster*



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