With the news that they’ve finally cast a Superman to appear on the second season of ‘Supergirl’, we may finally get away from the long shots, shadowed cameos and ‘red boots in the other room’ appearances that were one of the most-mocked aspects of S1.  Of course, this isn’t the first time the Man of Steel has appeared on the small screen (that was over SIXTY years ago.)  Heck, if we count appearances of Superboy and the non-costumed adventures of Tom Welling, there might even be enough for a special edition of Ten Things, he said sigNIFicantly, leading us to today’s solar-powered query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has never seen the ‘Teen Wolf’ TV series, but hopes that it has a ton of basketball scenes, asking: Which small-screen incarnation of the Man Of Steel is the top TV Superman?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. June 18, 2016 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Of all, the DCAU incarnation.

    Of live-action, as cheesy as it was, Dean Cain’s version from “Lois and Clark”.

  2. Randron
    June 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    Tom Welling for sure; would have been “super” if they got him for the role in Supergirl, though I’m a huge fan of Tyler.
    Honorable mention to Tim Daly for the animated series, he’s my definitive voice for Clark.

  3. June 19, 2016 at 5:06 am — Reply

    I love the beady-eyed, barrel-chested version popularized in Superman: The Animated Series.

  4. June 19, 2016 at 5:54 am — Reply

    Probably animated Superman, followed by George Reeves.

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