- Apr 20, 2021
- New York
- Real Name
- Neal Rose
Thanks Nelson! Comic books have been a passion of mine since I was probably 6 years old. When the rest of my childhood seemed to be mostly troubling there were the comic books with all the great super heroes and my lone ray of light. Stan Lee rescued me as his fantasies were the only things that a confused little kid gravitated to. I practically learned to read write and speak from reading Marvel Comics and ultimately it gave me a career that lasted over 38 years.Hey Neal, it was great of you to post all those great comic covers! You have a real passion for it! That’s great.
Last night I watched a couple of the season 1 episodes that were not shown over the weekend binge. The Stolen Costume and Runaway Robot. plus the extra features, Noel Neill and Stamp Day for Superman on the second season set.
I did listen to the audio commentary from Gary Grossman on the Stolen Costume episode and learned of his book From Serial to Cereal. So that’s pretty cool the author of that book contributed to the extras on the Superman series set. I might have to find a copy of that book too.
I might have to watch another episode. The DVDs look better then the episodes broadcast too.
Those two early Season 1 episodes are wonderful examples of how great the Adventures of Superman were, (particularly the first two seasons). I need to go back and listen to that audio commentary. All too often I neglect to listen to those on many classic TV DVD releases. Thanks for reminding me about it. Although I didn't know about Superman Serial to Cereal the name Gary Grossman was familiar to me.
I wondered during this past weekend why you were watching the cut episodes on the Decades Network Adventures of Superman Binge when you mentioned you had purchased the complete DVD series, but I figured maybe you just didn't feel like going through the trouble of inserting the discs into your DVD player. Also I don't exactly know why but in a way it feels better to watch something being aired on tv than on a DVD player. Perhaps it's because we don't know what episode is about to be shown or because it brings back the way we actually watched it for the very first time? But I didn't post that in any of the threads where you mentioned it was airing because I thought to myself, why spoil your good time.
I've always loved reading about your enthusiasm here as you are just now discovering so many classic tv series. You might be single-handed keeping physical media alive.