Professional author William Schoell writes and bitches about his work, his life, the publishing business, the writing life, and assorted issues affecting authors.
Your assessment of The Adventures of Superman in your book "Comic Book Heroes of the Screen" was unbelievably off the mark. It's one thing to not like a particular TV show or movie, but it's quite another to rag on the fans of the show you don't like. You and I are only four years apart in age, but world's apart in points of view. I love the old George Reeves' series, but that does not make me a "cult member" to have such an opinion. I loved the Chris Reeve movies too, at least until the end of the second movie and the mind wipe kiss, which ruined the rest of the run of films. I can appreciate that comic books are all about the geekiness for some, i.e. the special effects, "larger than life" costumed villains and "deadly weapons," but for me as a child a bad guy was a bad guy, whether he had a tommy gun or a laser gun. Superman could bounce bullets off his chest, but one bad guy made a bullet out of kryptonite and that's all it took to make it a deadly weapon against Superman. To each his own, but please don't guess why I loved the old series.
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