Superman in other media: Wikis

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Adaptations of Superman in other media

Actors who have portrayed Superman:
(top) Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve
(bottom) Dean Cain, Tom Welling, and Brandon Routh
Created by Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
Original source Comics published by DC Comics
First appearance Action Comics #1 (June 30 1938)
Films and television
Film(s) Superman (1948)
Superman (1978)
Superman Returns (2006)
Television
show(s)
Adventures of Superman (1952)
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Superman (1996)
Smallville (2001)
Theatrical presentations
Musical(s) It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman (1966)
Audio presentations
Radio show(s) The Adventures of Superman (1940)
DC Comics Super Heroes - Attack of the Elementals (1995)
Games
Video game(s) Superman (1979)
Superman (1988)
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002)

The comic book character Superman has appeared in many types of media. Since his first appearance in 1938, Superman has appeared in radio, television, movies, and video games each on multiple occasions, and his name, symbol, and image have appeared on products and merchandise.

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Portrayals

Among the actors who have played Superman (and/or his alter ego, Clark Kent) are:

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Radio & other audio

  • 1940s: The Adventures of Superman, radio series starring Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander.
  • 1966: The Adventures of Superman, vinyl LP featuring Bob Holiday as Superman.
  • 1970s - 1980s: various Superman-related vinyl albums from Peter Pan Records.
  • 1995: DC Comics Super Heroes - Attack of the Elementals - audio drama featuring the Justice League. Superman is voiced by David Earl Waterman.
  • 2008 The Never-Ending Battle Graphic Audio Superman was voiced by James Konicek. Mr Konicek has also voiced Superman in other DC Comics Audiobooks put out by Graphic Audio (www.graphicaudio.net)

Film

Television

Animated

Video games

Upcoming:

Theater & live appearances

Literature

Merchandising

Superman peanut butter
  • Sunnyland Refining Co., in 1983, marketed jars of creamy and crunchy peanut butter using the familiar image of Superman.

Theme park rides

Music

Songs about or that reference Superman:

Wed Shows

Notes

References


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