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Old January 8 2013, 12:34 AM   #31
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The only thing that irritated me about this Bizarro was they didn't reverse his S. That's always been my favorite thing about the damn character! Lol
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Old January 8 2013, 01:07 AM   #32
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They didn't reverse the S on the Superman: The Animated Series Bizarro either, since he started out looking just like Superman and then "decaying." However, his chest logo did somehow become distorted in the transformation.
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Old January 8 2013, 01:56 AM   #33
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I am not sure when the reverse \S/ was introduced but when Bizarro first appeared he had exactly the same costume as Superman. It was that way in all his 60s, Silver Age stories.

I always thought the best explained is that Bizarro later wears the shirt inside out.
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Old January 8 2013, 01:59 AM   #34
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I am not sure when the reverse \S/ was introduced but when Bizarro first appeared he had exactly the same costume as Superman. It was that way in all his 60s, Silver Age stories.
Yeah I realize, and I'm sure it was cheaper for them to just reuse one of Gerard Christopher's costumes than make a new one, but still...
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Old January 9 2013, 10:30 PM   #35
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Well, I don't think a backwards S would've mattered or not. Just the boxy, whitish face and hands, plus the weird language, were enough to sell the Bizarro story.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:12 AM   #36
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I am not sure when the reverse \S/ was introduced but when Bizarro first appeared he had exactly the same costume as Superman. It was that way in all his 60s, Silver Age stories.

I always thought the best explained is that Bizarro later wears the shirt inside out.
It was a 1960's comic story whose name I don't recall, but can be found in TPB called "Tales of the Bizzaro World". The population kicked Bizzaro no. 1 off-planet when it was discovered that he allowed "perfection" to exist there with the correct "S" insignia, and, after a series of blunders with Bizzaro Luthor, No. 1 returns to his planet and gives everybody new shirts with the S backwards.

It was Bizzaro Luthor's idea.
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Old January 10 2013, 02:52 AM   #37
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davejames wrote: View Post
The only thing that irritated me about this Bizarro was they didn't reverse his S. That's always been my favorite thing about the damn character! Lol
I did like that lingering shot of Bizarro looking in the mirror with Lana; it reversed the S to our view!
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Old January 10 2013, 01:49 PM   #38
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And I wonder if the producers thought of it as nothing more than a tiny detail. Of course you've got to love Bizarro's "Mr. Robotnik" walk.
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Old January 10 2013, 09:04 PM   #39
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I liked that the idea Superboy treats Bizarro as a brother. This idea was also used for Lois & Clark. Superman views his clone as brother. I wonder if that was ever used before Superboy.

I got to mention this - I can't remember the episode title but one has Lana dressed in a 60s miniskirt. That alone was worth the price of the DVD set.
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Old January 10 2013, 11:53 PM   #40
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The only episode I ever remembered was the one that took place in at least two different parallel universes:



About Luthor: They actually did explain the difference in appearance between the first and second versions of the character, didn't they?

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I am not sure when the reverse \S/ was introduced but when Bizarro first appeared he had exactly the same costume as Superman. It was that way in all his 60s, Silver Age stories.
It might have been Superfriends the cartoon series, which always depicted Bizarro with a backwards S.
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Old January 11 2013, 01:19 AM   #41
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Lots of cool Superboy (and Bizarro) pics on this site:
http://www.superboytheater.net/apps/...size=60&page=1

Also interesting to read that they used an early form of "wire removal" on the show. I thought that didn't come about til much later.
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Old January 11 2013, 01:32 AM   #42
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Nope, I remember that digital wire removal was used in Back to the Future Part II in the hoverboard sequences (where they removed not only wires, but in some shots a metal pipe that was supporting the hoverboard from below/forward). That was in 1989, contemporaneous with the Superboy series. Wikipedia says that ILM was using wire removal as early as Howard the Duck, of all things, in 1986.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:03 AM   #43
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Superboy had a lot less money to throw around than Zemeckis.

That's like saying that Robot Chicken can do everything Avatar did just because the technology exists.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:15 AM   #44
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True but the Salkinds had the same team doing the wirework that did it for them on the Superman films. So even though they did not have a big budget they had a lot of experience and knew tricks how to pull of the illusion of flight.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:18 AM   #45
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Here is a video that shows a lot of the flying effects, including scenes from the 3rd and 4th season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MbjdcVkwSs
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