The Adventures of Superboy (1988)

The BEST episodes of The Adventures of Superboy (1988)

Every episode of The Adventures of Superboy (1988) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Adventures of Superboy (1988)!

Based on the DC Comics character Superman's early years as Superboy. It was renamed The Adventures of Superboy at the start of the third season. The series was brought to the screen by executive producers Ilya and Alexander Salkind, who were the producers of the first three Superman movies and the 1984 Supergirl movie.

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Who is Superboy?
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9.75
4 votes

#1 - Who is Superboy?

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/1/1992

An intelligent computer that can retrace events on a given incident arrives at the Bureau, and Lana uses it to discover who Superboy is. All clues seem to point to Clark.

Directors: Robert Weimer
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Test of Time
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9.66
32 votes

#2 - Test of Time

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/1990

Two aliens from another world have come to Earth, and alter time, accelerating Superboy's presence. They test him, observing his reactions and using the results to determine if the entire human race on Earth can be conquered so they'll know how to take over the world and re-establish their race.

Directors: David Hartwell
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Wish for Armageddon
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8.50
6 votes

#3 - Wish for Armageddon

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/4/1991

Superboy has dreams about being involved in provoking the Russians into warfare, and finds that they are actually real when he sees reports about it on the news. It turns out that Superboy was tricked into signing a contract that places him under the control of a immortal man that is trying to bring about Armaggedon, so he'll be released from a lifelong curse.

Directors: Bob Wiemer
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Bodyswap
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8.40
5 votes

#4 - Bodyswap

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/22/1991

Superboy saves a vacationing family from disaster as their car heads toward collision with a tree. He then proceeds to steal their car. Needless to say, Superboy is not quite himself. Later, Luthor confronts Lana in a parking building. He claims that he is not really Luthor, but Superboy. He explains that a scientist named Deland lured him to a lab promising information about his past, but instead of that, he found his mind transferred to Luthor's body. Lana doesn't believe him, and escapes ""Luthor"". That night, ""Superboy"" arrives at Lana's apartment wanting to take their relationship to a deeper level. Back at Deland's lab, the real Superboy is captured by Luthor and taken to prison so he can take Luthor's place in the electric chair. Lana breaks him free, and explains she knew the real Superboy would never come on to her like that. The two hatch a plan to get Luthor back in his rightful body.

Directors: David Grossman
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To Be Human (1)
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8.25
4 votes

#5 - To Be Human (1)

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/19/1992

After a year of ""normal"" life, Bizarro Lana explodes one afternoon leaving Bizarro devastated. Superboy finds Bizarro mourning Bizarro Lana and offers him hope...hope of being made into a normal human being. Superboy takes Bizarro to Dr. Lynn, who has developed a process that can use Superboy's brainwaves to correct Bizarro's imperfect mind. The transfer works, but soemthing causes the machines to overload. Superboy is left disoriented and weak. Meanwhile, Chaos, an insane terrorist is bombing parts of the city and wreaking havoc. Chaos is spotted by Superboy driving down a Capitol City street shooting at random pedestrians. As Superboy flies over, Chaos fires at him, and in his weakened state, Superboy is injured by the blast and falls to the street. Chaos drags Superboy away to dispose of him once and for all.

Directors: John Huneck
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A Change of Heart (2)
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8.17
6 votes

#6 - A Change of Heart (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/1991

Adam threatens to kill Lana unless Tommy helps him develop a weapon to kill Superboy.

Directors: David Nutter
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Mine Games
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8.00
5 votes

#7 - Mine Games

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/21/1991

After a botched attempt to rescue Lana from Luthor, Superboy and Luthor end up trapped in a lead coated mine with a chunk of kryptonite, and they are forced to put aside their differences to find a way out.

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The Kryptonite Kid
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8.00
5 votes

#8 - The Kryptonite Kid

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/1991

A young scientist, who has been infected with kryptonite during a lab explosion, plans to use his powers to harm Superboy.

Directors: Thierry Notz
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Darla Goes Ballistic
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8.00
5 votes

#9 - Darla Goes Ballistic

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1991

Darla drinks an experimental formula which gives her strange and erratic powers.

Directors: John Huneck
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A Change of Heart (1)
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7.86
7 votes

#10 - A Change of Heart (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/1991

Superboy investigates a wave of violence, however he himself is accused of murder.

Directors: David Nutter
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Superstar
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7.83
6 votes

#11 - Superstar

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/3/1990

Superboy becomes involved with a singer who has lost herself, and is also being watched by a former singer who's now disabled and claims her voice is being used by the star, and plans revenge.

Directors: Kenneth Bowser
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Johnny Casanova and the Case of Secret Serum
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7.80
5 votes

#12 - Johnny Casanova and the Case of Secret Serum

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/12/1990

A potion stolen from a mob boss makes a man less attractive, but full of charm, and Lana falls in love with him. Meanwhile the mob is still after the man.

Directors: David Nutter
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The Basement
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7.80
5 votes

#13 - The Basement

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/1991

Lana goes to investigate reports of a ghost in a family's basement. What she finds is a little girl. But this is no ordinary little girl. She quickly slaps a device on Lana's neck and through it and an identical device on her own neck, she transforms herself into an exact duplicate of Lana. She reveals that she is an alien from a world where the beings have no identities of their own. They take the identities of others to survive. The alien has Lana's physical appearance, but not her memories. So she activates the device once again to transfer Lana's knowledge and memories to herself. The device malfunctions, however, and the connection is broken before the alien can absorb all of Lana's memories. She does catch a glimpse of Superboy, however, and wants to get closer to him so she can take his identity and his powers. The alien heads to the Bureau and convinces everyone there that she is really Lana. She then returns to the basement to finish Lana off.

Directors: Hugh Martin
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Werewolf
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7.71
7 votes

#14 - Werewolf

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/23/1991

Clark and company try to help a young woman, who has led them on a goose chase looking for a werewolf that she'd spotted. Meanwhile, she has a secret of her own.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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The Woman Called Tiger Eye
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7.67
6 votes

#15 - The Woman Called Tiger Eye

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/19/1990

After collecting several special crystals, a woman uses Superboy to fuse them together so she can use its power to control everyone.

Directors: Andre Guttfreund
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Jackson and Hyde
star
7.67
6 votes

#16 - Jackson and Hyde

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/20/1991

Jackson takes an elixir that makes him stronger, and transforms his behavior. As a result, he is now being blamed for the beating deaths of two people. Little does anyone know, there's a second person who's also taking the elixir.

Directors: John Huneck
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Special Effects
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7.60
5 votes

#17 - Special Effects

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/1991

While Clark and Lana investigate a murder by a group of monsters at a production studio, they run into Andy McAlister. Together, they find that a fellow director is actually responsible, and is blackmailing the monsters to commit the murders.

Directors: David Grossman
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Nick Knack
star
7.50
6 votes

#18 - Nick Knack

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/14/1990

A demented electronic's genius who was imprisoned because of Superboy escapes. He uses his genius to develop a mechanical suit which he uses to suck away Superboy's powers. Wearing the suit, he is almost as powerful as Superboy.

Directors: David Nutter
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The Haunting of Andy McAlister
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7.50
6 votes

#19 - The Haunting of Andy McAlister

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/21/1990

Andy, Clark and Lana visit Andy's uncle's mansion for the weekend, only to become trapped in a wall containing a world with ghosts from the wild west. A group of outlaws seek revenge against Andy's ancestor who put them there. Superboy, now without powers in this world, must simply get them back on the other side of the wall to get rid of the ghosts.

Directors: David Nutter
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Superboy... Lost
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7.50
4 votes

#20 - Superboy... Lost

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/1990

When Superboy tries to intercept a meteor that is approaching Earth, he is injured, resulting in amnesia. In the forest, a mother and son find him and nurse him back to health, while he rediscovers who he truly is. All the while, the mother and son are in hiding, trying to avoid death, courtesy of the boy's father.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
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People vs. Metallo
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7.50
4 votes

#21 - People vs. Metallo

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/6/1991

Court is in session for the trial of Metallo, but he turns the tables when kryptonite is smuggled into the courtroom, giving him strength to overtake it, and Superboy. He puts Superboy on trial while on the stand, subdued by the green rock, and it will take the teamwork of everyone in the room to bring Metallo down.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
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Know Thine Enemy (1)
star
7.50
4 votes

#22 - Know Thine Enemy (1)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/17/1991

Lex Luthor has plans to bring about the end of the world by detonating a network of ""dirty bombs"" that will wipe out the population with a cloud of radiation. And he has a plan to get Superboy out of the way as well. Superboy is drawn to an old lair of Luthor's by a hypersonic signal. There he finds Lana has followed him and they discover a computer program, created by Luthor, known as a ""psycho-disc"". The program allows the user to live out Luthor's life in a virtual reality type environment. Superboy activates the program and becomes Luthor in the VR world. He sees how Luthor lived with an abusive father, and a mother who refused to stand up for herself. The only person Luthor ever loved was his sister Lena. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Lana learns that if Superboy is not removed from the VR world soon, he will be trapped in a never ending loop of Luthor's memories. Lana becomes a part of the program herself, hoping to rescue Superboy.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Know Thine Enemy (2)
star
7.50
4 votes

#23 - Know Thine Enemy (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/1991

Lana appears in Luthor's VR world just as Superboy, believing he is Luthor, is about the kill ""his"" parents with a bomb. She convinces Superboy that he is not Luthor and none of what is happening is real. As soon as he acknowledges this, the program shuts down. Back at Luthor's lair, Darla now sees how truly crazy Lex is, and shoots him in the shoulder. She activates a hypersonic signal and Superboy follows it to the new lair. Meanwhile, Lana learns that Luthor's sudden death wish came about because his beloved Lena died in a car crash one week ago. However, he utilities were turned off the day before she died, and no body was ever found. Lana goes in search of Lena, who she believes is still alive somewhere. Luthor unleashes his android double to kill Superboy. The two fight as the countdown to destruction continues. Minutes before the bombs are to go off, Lana arrives with now 23-year-old Lena. Can Lena stop her brother from destroying the world?

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Rites of Passage (1)
star
7.50
4 votes

#24 - Rites of Passage (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/1992

Jackson investigates a phenomena which causes Superboy to lose control of his powers.

Directors: David Grossman
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Rites of Passage (2)
star
7.50
4 votes

#25 - Rites of Passage (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/1992

Before his powers are lost forever, Clark tries to get the crystal and complete the "Rites of Passage".

Directors: David Grossman
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