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The New Adventures of Superman

The New Adventures of Superman

CBS 1966

The New Adventures of Superman was an animated series that premiered on September 10, 1966. The series was produced by Filmation Associates and ran for three seasons. It was based on the popular Superman comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series focuses on the adventures of Superman an incredibly powerful superhero from the planet Krypton who defends Earth from all sorts of dangers. Superman's secret identity is Clark Kent a mild-mannered reporter for the newspaper "The Daily Planet". There Superman worked under newspaper editor Perry White with fellow reporter Louis Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen. The first season of the series ran from 1966 to 1967 under the title The New Adventures of Superman and featured two six minute Superman cartoons with one six minute Superboy cartoon played between them. Thirty-six Superman shorts and eighteen Superboy shorts were produced for the series. This guide features only the Superman cartoons featured in the series. For a complete listing of the Superboy cartoon featured in the series, see The Adventures of Superboy (1966). In the 1967-1968 season sixteen new episodes of The New Adventures of Superman ran as part of The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. This hour long animated show featured episodes from a number of other cartoon series. In addition new Superman episodes, the show also featured eight new episode of The Adventures of Superboy (1966), thirty-six episodes of Aquaman, three episodes of The Green Lantern, three episodes of Hawkman, three episodes of The Justice League of America, three episodes of The Atom, three episodes of The Flash, and three episodes of The Teen Titans. In the 1968-1969 season was the third and final season of new episodes of The New Adventures of Superman. The artwork of the series changed to imitate that of Superman comic book artist Curt Swan. It also featured longer two-part episodes. The final sequence of sixteen shorts ran as part of The Batman/Superman Hour. This show

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The 10 Best Episodes of The New Adventures of Superman

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E2

#1 - The Mermen of Emor

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 2

While investigating the disappearances of a number of divers, a scuba diving Jimmy Olsen is captured by Mermen from the underground city of Emor. The Mermen have been abducting people for violent gladitorial games. Superman must foil the Mermen and rescue Jimmy and the other divers.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 2 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E4

#2 - Merlin's Magic Marbles

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 4

Lex Luthor travels back in time and meets the magician Merlin. Luthor tricks Merlin into giving him Magic Marbles which allow him to transform into different things so that he can commit crimes.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 2 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E5

#3 - The Threat of the Thrutans

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 5

When three Thrutan aliens crash land on earth, they theaten to blow up a rocket installation if they don't get a rocket in order to fly them home. Superman manages to stop their bomb, but also helps the aliens get back home.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E10

#4 - The Invisible Raiders

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 10

A supervillian named the Sorcerer uses invisibility to rob a museum and kidnap Jimmy Olsen. When they take Jimmy to their cave hideout, he uses his signal watch to inform Superman. Superman heads to the gave and rescues him.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E13

#5 - The Magnetic Monster

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 13

Aliens arrive from the planet Damoss. They are planning to invade and want to test out one of their new weapons that employs magnetism. They unleash their weapon which begins destroying metal objects like airplanes and bridges. Superman stops the weapon and unleashes it on the aliens in order to destroy their space ship.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 3 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E14

#6 - The Toys of Doom

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 14

The Toyman captures Lois and Jimmy and unleashes a wave of dangerous toys in Metropolis. Superman deafeats the toys and heads to the Toyman's hideout. There he is met by a Toy Army. Superman destroys the Toy Army and rescues Lois and Jimmy. The Toyman tries to make an escape but he is captured by the police.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E15

#7 - The Iron Eater

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 15

A metal eating monster attacks Metropolis after it arrives on Earth from a meteor. Whenever it eats metal, however, it changes its appearance. Superman final captures the monster wen it tries to destroy a bridge. He takes it into space and leaves it on an asteroid made of iron.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E16

#8 - The Ape Army of the Amazon

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 16

A scientist is using a sonic machine to control apes in the Amazon. He wants to build an army. When Lois and Clark crash their plane in the Amazon, Clark changes into Superman and rescues Lois from the ape army. Eventually, he is also able to put an end to the scientists work by capturing him while he is attempting to rob a temple.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E18

#9 - The Deadly Dish

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 18

Lex Luthor builds a Kryptonite ray machine and plots to destroy Superman with it. He hypnotizes Lois, Jimmy, and Perry so that they get into danger within the range of his machine. When Superman comes to rescue them, he bring a lead shield. Safe from the Kryptonite rays, Superman destorys the machine and captures Lex Luthor.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E19

#10 - The Insect Raiders

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 19

When a group of insect men attack an ocean liner, Superman comes to the rescue. He saves the ship as the insects raiders try to sink it. The insect raiders kidnap Jimmy Olsen and surround him with bomb filled eggs. Superman rescues Jimmy and stops the insects as they go off on another raid.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E20
#11 - Return of Warlock
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 20

The Warlock tries to get back at Superman by attacking his friends at the Daily Planet. He revives the skeleton of a dinosaur and has it attack Jimmy. He then seizes control of Lois's car and sends her driving up a building. Knowing that Perry is next, Superman lays a trap for the Warlock. When the Warlock comes for Perry, Superman takes the jewel out of his wand and sends the Warlock back to prison.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

#12 - The Abominable Iceman
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 21

In Hawaii, an ice-man uses a freezing machine in order to create another ice age. The iceman, however, runs into trouble from the navy. Just as he is about to be attacked, Superman saves him. He takes the iceman and his freezing machine out of harm's way to a asteroid.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E3
#13 - The Prehistoric Pterodactyls
7.50
Season 1 - Episode 3

When an earthquake releases two prehistoric Pterodactyls, one attacks an American pilot while the other heads to the city of San Francisco. Superman rescues the pilot by using a lasso to capture the Pterodactyl that was attacking him. Superman, then, heads to San Francisco and uses a net to capture the other one before it can do any more harm. Unwilling to hurt the dinosaurs, Superman heads to another world to set them free.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 2 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E6
#14 - The Wicked Warlock
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 6

A warlock wants to steal a gem in order to power his magic. Superman cannot capture him because he always uses his magic wand to turn himself invisible. Superman must figure out a way to stop the warlock before he can get away with his crime.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E7
#15 - The Chimp Who Made It Big
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 7

On an experimental space flight, a monkey is bombarded with mysterious growth rays when a piece of kryptonite collides with a meteor. The monkey returns to earth and begins to grow enormous. Superman must stop the ape before it manages to hurt someone.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E8
#16 - The Deadly Icebergs
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 8

A group of pirates unleash three magnetically powered icebergs in order to destory a nuclear powered vessel. Fortunately, Clark is onboard the ship and changes into Superman to stop the icebergs and catch the pirates.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E9
#17 - The Robot of Riga
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 9

Lois and Jimmy are abducted by a UFO and taken to the planet Riga. When Superman discovers this, he flies to Riga and saves Lois and Jimmy from a fire-breathing robot.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E11
#18 - The Neolithic Nightmare
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 11

While investigating a cavern, Jimmy Olsen is sucked into an underground world. Before he is rescued by Superman, he is menaced by a number of giant prehistoric animals.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E12
#19 - The Return of Brainiac
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 12

Brainiac returns to Earth on board a flying saucer. He uses a shrinking ray to shrink Lois and Jimmy. When Jimmy signals Superman, Superman is also hit with the shrinking ray. Superman must find some way to get back to normal size and must also protect Lois and Jimmy from now dangerous ants.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

The New Adventures of Superman - S1E17
#20 - The Fire Phantom
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 17

When Clark and Jimmy are on a camping trip, the Fire Phantom emergers from a deep mine shaft and begins to set fire to the forest. Jimmy goes for a walk and finds himself surrounded by a forest fire. Fortunately, Clark wakes up when he smells the fire and changes into Superman. He rescues Jimmy from the flames and stops the Fire Phantom.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The New Adventures of Superman from 1 votes.

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