Spoilers "Superman & Lois" Season 1 spoiler discussion!

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  1. The Realist

    The Realist Vice Admiral Admiral

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    New promo:



    As hellaciously much as I enjoed last night's Supergirl, I still cannot wait for S&L's return.
     
  2. Christopher

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    Wow, whatever algorithm picks the freeze frames for the videos picked an awful one.
     
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  3. The Realist

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    So Superman & Lois only has ten more episodes in its first season. I would have assumed that, once the current unplanned hiatus was over, they would be powering through those remaining episodes fairly quickly. But apparently, new episodes will be airing well into August?

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/...-and-returning-favorites-552215/20210429cw01/

    Note that a new episode of S&L is scheduled for August 10 following the season premiere of Stargirl.
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

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    Has Superman & Lois and Supergirl had new episodes on the same week?
     
  5. Christopher

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    Not yet. Supergirl took over S&L's time slot when it went onto COVID-enforced hiatus.
     
  6. The Realist

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    Per the link I provided, looks like the same thing is going to happen in August. My guess is that S&L's season finale will be August 17, with Supergirl taking over its slot on the 24th.
     
  7. The Realist

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    Per this paparazzi location filming photo, the Fleischer suit will be making a welcome return appearance:

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    :techman:
     
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    Special Guest Star, Cyborg, ;)
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

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    Can they give us one episode with these?
     
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  10. Anwar

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    A flashback to him fighting Metallo?
     
  11. The Realist

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  12. The Realist

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    As it turns out, he’s reportedly
    Atom Man, who was the villain in the second Kirk Alyn serial (and who was actually Luthor in disguise). Though a different (non-Luthor) version of Atom Man was featured in Gene Luen Yang's Superman Smashes the Klan, so they could also be drawing from that.
     
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  13. Christopher

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    Superman Smashes the Klan was adapted from a mid-1946 arc in the Superman radio series, and the Atom Man in Yang's comic was based on the original Atom Man who appeared on radio in late 1945. Atom Man was the one real superpowered villain Superman faced on radio, a sort of proto-Metallo -- a Nazi agent with kryptonite in his blood and special gauntlets that could focus it into deadly atomic rays, making him potentially as destructive as an atom bomb. His battle with Superman was the series's most epic storyline, running 38 episodes within a longer 76-episode kryptonite arc. The 1950 serial took the name Atom Man and combined it with the totally unrelated Luthor character from the comics.
     
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  14. The Realist

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    You can always be counted on for the Adventures of Superman radio series info. I’m much less familiar with it than most other Superman media — it’s probably a personal failing, but my attention tends to wander when I’m just listening to something and don’t have anything to engage me visually, so I’ve never been successful at getting into the radio show.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Hmm, interesting. I've been listening to a bunch of Big Finish Doctor Who audiobooks lately courtesy of the Hoopla online library, and I like to listen to them while doing things like making and eating meals or doing the dishes or cleaning. I let my eyes and hands focus on the routine tasks while my imagination engages with the story. (Though it's best if I'm having a very routine meal instead of something I have to think about, or I can miss a step or get the timing wrong.)
     
  16. Dick Whitman

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    I am lazy and do not like spoiler tags. But will be vague and say those pictures do not surprise me. You spend money on something I suspected they would use it more than a brief one time appearance.
     
  17. The Realist

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    I’m not especially surprised, but that doesn’t prevent me from being delighted. :beer:
     
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  18. Dick Whitman

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    The radio and/or serial speculation on that other character was my guess too. Main reason Superman is perceived as having few strong villains is they rarely look to the past to reuse old ones. As others have said this one has been revisited lately. So it’s possible.
     
  19. Christopher

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    The Superman radio series had some interesting villains that I feel would be worth adapting to other media. There was this one guy called the Laugher, who was basically Lex Luthor, the Kingpin, and the Joker rolled into one -- a fat, bald criminal mastermind who craved jewels and loved to laugh at others' misfortune, and who considered Superman the only adversary capable of posing a worthwhile challenge to his brilliance. He had a very strong debut, but then the writers seemed to run out of ideas and ended his story arc in an incredibly slapdash way (his shotgun randomly backfired and killed him while he was trying to assassinate Lois Lane, with Superman having no involvement in his defeat whatsoever because he was off wrestling a bear at the time, IIRC). A later story arc retconned him as having been captured alive by Superman, but he had only a minor role as the cellmate of that story's main villain and was written with none of his original charm and sophistication.
     
  20. TREK_GOD_1

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    If the character is Atom Man, that would be an interesting reveal; being based off of the Alyn serial is not a bad thing, as its one of the very few solid adaptations of Superman.[/QUOTE]