The BEST Episodes of Adventures of Superman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 25, 2020

Network: Syndication

Announcer: "The Adventures of Superman. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" Voices: "Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" Announcer: "Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands; and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way."

Panic in the Sky

#1 - Panic in the Sky

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 1953

Destination: Earth! Superman saves Metropolis from a plummeting asteroid -- and loses his memory in the process. Commentary available by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) and Noel Neill (Lois Lane).

star 9.25
44 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Jackson Gillis
The Perils of Superman

#2 - The Perils of Superman

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 21, 1958

Lois is tied to railroad track! Crooks in lead masks vow vengeance against the Daily Planet staff.

star 8.85
39 votes
Directors: George Reeves
Writers: Robert Leslie Bellem, Whitney Ellsworth
The Mysterious Cube

#3 - The Mysterious Cube

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 24, 1958

Safe from justice? A killer hides inside a bunker made of a strange material even Superman can't penetrate.

star 8.82
100 votes
Directors: George Blair
Writers: Robert Leslie Bellem, Whitney Ellsworth
Money to Burn

#4 - Money to Burn

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 1957

Hot news: The arson suspect in a big warehouse fir is...Perry White!

star 8.54
37 votes
Writers: David T. Chantler
No Holds Barred

#5 - No Holds Barred

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1952

When a crooked wrestling promoter paralyzes honest athletes, Superman steps in to reverse the damage and rescue an innocent captive.

star 8.43
83 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Peter Dixon
The Wedding of Superman

#6 - The Wedding of Superman

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 12, 1956

Superman pops the question, Lois says "yes". Is it a dream come true for the smitten femme reporter?

star 8.39
38 votes
Directors: Philip Ford
Writers: Jackson Gillis
The Talking Clue

#7 - The Talking Clue

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 30, 1955

Sound and fury. Bank robbers have a sudden interest in a young audiophile's collection of recorded sounds.

star 8.35
43 votes
Writers: David T. Chantler
The Magic Secret

#8 - The Magic Secret

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 10, 1958

Ready, Aim...A crimelord kidnaps Lois and Jimmy, using them as bait to lure our hero into the line of fire of a Kryptonite ray gun.

star 8.25
8 votes
Directors: Philip Ford
Writers: Robert Leslie Bellem, Whitney Ellsworth
The Secret of Superman

#9 - The Secret of Superman

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 21, 1952

An insane scientist, using powerful experimental truth drugs on Perry White, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, learns Superman's true identity.

star 8.22
81 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Wells Root
The Big Forget

#10 - The Big Forget

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 17, 1958

An anti-memory vapor can be useful to villains...and perhaps to Clark Kent when he needs to conceal his heroics.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: George Blair
Writers: David T. Chantler
The Stolen Costume

#11 - The Stolen Costume

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 1952

After a burglar steals Superman's costume from Clark Kent's closet, a mobster threatens to reveal the Man of Steel's secret identity. Commentary available by TV Producer/Author Gary H. Grossman.

star 7.97
76 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Ben Peter Freeman
Superman's Wife

#12 - Superman's Wife

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 31, 1958

Sorry, Lois. Superman unexpectedly marries a gorgeous blonde policewoman. But why?

star 7.96
47 votes
Directors: Lew Landers
Writers: Robert Leslie Bellem, Whitney Ellsworth
Whatever Goes Up

#13 - Whatever Goes Up

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired May 31, 1957

Jimmy Olsen: Scientist. The anti-gravity fluid he creates with his chemistry set draws interest from military men...and criminals.

star 7.94
36 votes
Writers: Wilton Schiller
Clark Kent, Outlaw

#14 - Clark Kent, Outlaw

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 10, 1955

Clark Kent is the man on the inside, posing as an ace safecracker to get the goods on a crime ring.

star 7.93
46 votes
Directors: George Blair
Writers: Leroy H. Zehren
The Gentle Monster

#15 - The Gentle Monster

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 24, 1958

It means no harm. And may bring death to Superman. A newly created robot is powered by Kryptonite.

star 7.92
39 votes
Writers: David T. Chantler
The Unknown People (2)

#16 - The Unknown People (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 10, 1953

Convinced the Mole Men are peaceful beings, Superman must save them from a vengeful mob determined to kill the armed visitors.

star 7.91
69 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Robert Maxwell, Whitney Ellsworth
The Birthday Letter

#17 - The Birthday Letter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 1952

Superman is implicated in the abduction of a young girl who is thought to have information concerning hidden counterfeit plates.

star 7.89
90 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Dennis J. Cooper
The Lucky Cat

#18 - The Lucky Cat

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 1955

Ladders, black cats, Friday the 13th. All harmless -- but someone intends real harm to an anti-superstition society.

star 7.87
40 votes
Writers: Jackson Gillis
King for a Day

#19 - King for a Day

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 15, 1955

A royal performance: Jimmy poses as a prince of Burgonia to help thwart an assassination plot.

star 7.85
40 votes
Directors: George Blair
Writers: Dwight V. Babcock
Five Minutes to Doom

#20 - Five Minutes to Doom

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1953

Beat the clock: The race is on to stop an innocent Death Row inmate's date with the electric chair.

star 7.85
78 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Monroe Manning
The Mind Machine

#21 - The Mind Machine

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 1952

Bravely testifying against a mobster, Lois Lane will die unless Clark Kent finds the weapon that will soon destroy her mind.

star 7.80
85 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Dennis J. Cooper, Lee Backman
The Unknown People (1)

#22 - The Unknown People (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 10, 1953

Clark Kent and Lois Lane visit the world's deepest oil well in Silsby, when strange humanoid creatures appear and terrorize the townspeople.

star 7.80
44 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Robert Maxwell, Whitney Ellsworth
The Human Bomb

#23 - The Human Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 6, 1953

On a windswept narrow ledge high above the ground, Lois Lane is chained to a dynamite-wielding daredevil ready to die.

star 7.78
45 votes
Directors: Lee Sholem
Writers: Robert Maxwell, Whitney Ellsworth
Superman on Earth

#24 - Superman on Earth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1952

Journey with Superman from Krypton to Metropolis, as he joins that Daily Planet staff and meets the fiery Lois Lane.

star 7.77
195 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Robert Maxwell
Superman in Exile

#25 - Superman in Exile

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 1953

Beware of Superman! A nuclear incident leaves him glowing with radioactivity and lethal to anyone he's near.

star 7.76
45 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Jackson Gillis