Episode 152

Published on:

14th May 2024

The Adventures of Superboy — 1961 Unaired TV Pilot

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Zach Moore (ALWAYS HOLD ON TO SMALLVILLE) dig into one of the most obscure pieces of Superman media: the unaired 1961 television pilot for THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY, written & produced by Whitney Ellsworth and starring Johnny Rockwell in the title role. Anthony and Zach discuss the history and production of the pilot, which would have extended Superman's presence on screen following George Reeves' death and the end of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN. They also discuss the pilot, "Raja's Ransom," in depth and share storylines from the 12 unfilmed scripts. "A Superboy Fan Journey" Chapter III.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Sam Lim

Always Hold On To Smallville

Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

Fat Moose Comics

The Pop Break

Paragons of Earth

Aw Yeah Comics

Acme Comics

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Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey
From the Host of My Comic Shop History
Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing podcast series exploring Superman! Digging for Kryptonite is an examination of Krypton's Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel and the larger DC Universe for over 86 years. New episodes every Tuesday.
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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker (MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY), and podcaster. He hosts a network of podcasts including: DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE, ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE IN THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, SUMMONING THE ZORDS, and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY.