Superboy


The fourth episode of season four of The Adventures of Superboy continues the theme of “doubles”, this time with two Lana Langs.  The Basement sees Lana investigating an old house, wherein she is trapped by an alien entity who steals her identity. This time this episode allows Stacy Haiduk a […]

4.04 The Basement


From season four of The Adventures of Superboy comes The Kryptonite Kid starring Gerard Christopher as Superboy / Clark Kent and Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang.  The episode opens with a scientist trying to partially neutralise Kryptonite to make it safe for Superboy, but the experiment goes awry and a young man becomes […]

4.03 The Kryptonite Kid


In another episode that pushes the boundaries of Superbooy further away from its original “High School” premise, Meet Mr. Mxyzptlk takes a leaf out of the comic books to introduce one of Superman’s colourful enemies.  A remarkably accurate piece of casting sees Michael J Pollard as the eponymous mischievous imp […]

1.16 Meet Mr. Mxyzptlk




From the first season of Superboy, starring John Haymes Newton as Clark Kent / Superboy, Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang, and Jim Calvert as T.J.White, comes this second episode that began with The Alien Solution and continued with Revenge of the Alien, part 1.  The previous episode ended with the alien […]

1.14 Revenge of the Alien, part 2


The first two-part adventure in the first season of Superboy could almost be considered the second part of an ongoing story.  Revenge of the Alien is a sequel to The Alien Solution and, as before, lifts the series out of its High School limitations and back into the wider world […]

1.13 Revenge of the Alien, part 1



Utilising elements from Christopher Reeve’s first outing in Superman – The Movie, Kryptonite Kills sees Lex Luthor get his hands on the only thing that can kill Superboy.  Scott James Wells is back as more of a “Lex-like” Lex Luthor a step-up from the school bully that he was in The […]

1.12 Kryptonite Kills


The Invisible People is more of a “human” story, closer to the previous Troubled Waters and not at all like The Alien Solution.  It features Lana quite prominently, possibly explaining her absence from the previous story, and T.J. is back after being conspicuous by his absence for two episodes. On […]

1.11 The Invisible People


From aliens attacking from outer space, back to Smallville to visit Clark’s home and family, Superboy certainly keeps up the variety.  The tenth episode of this first season sees trouble at the Kent farm, as neighbouring farms are being encouraged to sell up to a big business in the episode […]

1.10 Troubled Waters



Contrasting wonderfully with the previous low-key “school bully” episode of Superboy comes The Alien Solution, the ninth episode and the first to fully acknowledge the existence of aliens other than Superboy.  Starring John Haymes Newton as Clark Kent / Superboy, Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang, and Jim Calvert as T.J.White, The […]

1.09 The Alien Solution



The seventh episode of the first season of Superboy from 1988, entitled The Beast and Beauty, starring John Haymes Newton as Clark Kent / Superboy, Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang, and Jim Calvert as T.J.White, also features David Marciano (of Due South fame) as the guy who would be Superboy. The episode […]

1.07 The Beast and Beauty