Title: Adventures of Superman
Series: 6
Episodes: 104
First Transmission: 1952

Adventures of Superman sees the Man of Steel fighting crime with the help of his friends at the Daily Planet. Early superhero television series from DC comics.

 

Best Episode

Panic in the Sky (1953) – Superman intercepts a giant asteroid on collision course with Earth, causing it to orbit go into orbit. Superman then loses his memory and it is only he who can stop the danger that the asteroid still presents.

2nd Best Episode

The Perils of Superman (1958) – A criminal sent to prison by Superman and wearing a lead mask to conceal his identity captures all of the Planet staff and puts them in a perilous situation. Superman has but minutes to save each one.

3rd Best Episode

All That Glitters (1958) – Professor Pepperwinkle isolates a substance called “Positive K”, which has the effect of giving Lois and Jimmy the powers of Superman.

4th Best Episode

Superman’s Wife (1958) – A beautiful policewoman poses as Superman’s wife in order to help him break up a gang of bank robbers.

5th Best Episode

The Face and the Voice (1953) – A thug  undergoes plastic surgery to look like Superman and steals money. At first Superman thinks he might be sleepwalking, but he soon realises that he must stop the criminal’s caper.

Worst Episode

The Case of the Talkative Dummy (1952) – Clark, Lois, and Jimmy attend a ventriloquist act that goes awry when the dummy appears to talk by itself. They soon link what the dummy said to a series of armoured car hijackings.

 

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2022-02-14

The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings (which is less common with older series), or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

The overall spread in the rating distribution is equal to 1.6 rating points.

The top-rated episode, Panic in the Sky (1953), differs from the second-rated episode, The Perils of Superman (1958), by 0 percent of the overall spread.

The bottom-rated episode, The Case of the Talkative Dummy (1952), differs from the second bottom-rated episode, The Runaway Robot (1953), by 12 percent of the overall spread.

The middle-rated episode is Flight to the North (1955).

 

Episode Rating Graph for The Adventures of Superman (1952)

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Superman on Earth (1952)
#2 The Haunted Lighthouse (1952)
#3 The Case of the Talkative Dummy (1952)
#4 Mystery of the Broken Statues (1952)
#5 The Monkey Mystery (1952)
#6 Night of Terror (1952)
#7 The Birthday Letter (1952)
#8 The Mind Machine (1952)
#9 Rescue (1952)
#10 The Secret of Superman (1952)
#11 No Holds Barred (1952)
#12 The Deserted Village (1952)
#13 The Stolen Costume (1952)
#14 Treasure of the Incas (1952)
#15 Double Trouble (1952)
#16 Mystery in Wax (1953)
#17 The Runaway Robot (1953)
#18 Drums of Death (1953)
#19 The Evil Three (1953)
#20 The Riddle of the Chinese Jade (1953)
#21 The Human Bomb (1953)
#22 Czar of the Underworld (1953)
#23 Ghost Wolf (1953)
#24 Crime Wave (1953)
#25 The Unknown People: Part I (1953)
#26 The Unknown People: Part II (1953)
#27 Five Minutes to Doom (1953)
#28 The Big Squeeze (1953)
#29 The Man Who Could Read Minds (1953)
#30 Jet Ace (1953)
#31 Shot in the Dark (1953)
#32 The Defeat of Superman (1953)
#33 Superman in Exile (1953)
#34 A Ghost for Scotland Yard (1953)
#35 The Dog Who Knew Superman (1953)
#36 The Face and the Voice (1953)
#37 The Man in the Lead Mask (1953)
#38 Panic in the Sky (1953)
#39 The Machine That Could Plot Crimes (1953)
#40 Jungle Devil (1953)
#41 My Friend Superman (1953)
#42 The Clown Who Cried (1954)
#43 The Boy Who Hated Superman (1954)
#44 Semi-Private Eye (1954)
#45 Perry White’s Scoop (1954)
#46 Beware the Wrecker (1954)
#47 The Golden Vulture (1954)
#48 Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor (1954)
#49 Lady in Black (1954)
#50 Star of Fate (1954)
#51 The Whistling Bird (1954)
#52 Around the World with Superman (1954)
#53 Through the Time Barrier (1955)
#54 The Talking Clue (1955)
#55 The Lucky Cat (1955)
#56 Superman Week (1955)
#57 Great Caesar’s Ghost (1955)
#58 Test of a Warrior (1955)
#59 Olsen’s Millions (1955)
#60 Clark Kent, Outlaw (1955)
#61 The Magic Necklace (1955)
#62 The Bully of Dry Gulch (1955)
#63 Flight to the North (1955)
#64 The Seven Souvenirs (1955)
#65 King for a Day (1955)
#66 Joey (1956)
#67 The Unlucky Number (1956)
#68 The Big Freeze (1956)
#69 Peril by Sea (1956)
#70 Topsy Turvy (1956)
#71 Jimmy the Kid (1956)
#72 The Girl Who Hired Superman (1956)
#73 The Wedding of Superman (1956)
#74 Dagger Island (1956)
#75 Blackmail (1956)
#76 The Deadly Rock (1956)
#77 The Phantom Ring (1956)
#78 The Jolly Roger (1956)
#79 Peril in Paris (1957)
#80 Tin Hero (1957)
#81 The Town That Wasn’t (1957)
#82 Tomb of Zaharan (1957)
#83 The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (1957)
#84 Disappearing Lois (1957)
#85 Money to Burn (1957)
#86 Close Shave (1957)
#87 The Phony Alibi (1957)
#88 The Prince Albert Coat (1957)
#89 The Stolen Elephant (1957)
#90 Mr. Zero (1957)
#91 Whatever Goes Up (1957)
#92 The Last Knight (1958)
#93 The Magic Secret (1958)
#94 Divide and Conquer (1958)
#95 The Mysterious Cube (1958)
#96 The Atomic Captive (1958)
#97 The Superman Silver Mine (1958)
#98 The Big Forget (1958)
#99 The Gentle Monster (1958)
#100 Superman’s Wife (1958)
#101 Three in One (1958)
#102 The Brainy Burro (1958)
#103 The Perils of Superman (1958)
#104 All That Glitters (1958)