Smallville’s first of ten seasons aired on the WB (Warner Bros.) Network in October 2001. Subtitled Superman the Early Years in UK promotional material for Channel 4, the series took the traditional Superman story and turned it into an American teen action drama about Clark Kent’s life at high school before he donned the famous blue tights and red cape. Instead of seeing Superman take on supercriminals in Metropolis, the audience got to see how he first developed his powers and learned to cope with girls, school, and teenage angst. Without his fancy costume, Smallville showed Superman as a vulnerable and innocent teenager.
|Title of host publication||The Smallville chronicles|
|Subtitle of host publication||critical essays on the television series|
|Place of Publication||Lanham|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|