Introduction: investigating Smallville

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Smallville chronicles
Subtitle of host publicationcritical essays on the television series
EditorsLincoln Geraghty
Place of PublicationLanham
PublisherScarecrow Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9780810881310
ISBN (Print)9780810881303
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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