Atom Man vs. Superman Reviews
The main cast are all back and seem to be having a whale of a time. There are several shots where Neill seems on the verge of a laughing fit and, given the dialogue she has to work with, you can't blame her. Another reason for her giddiness may be that she gets to wear more than one outfit in this series. Alyn is just as likeable as in the previous series but sadly gets less time in the role of Clark Kent. Coming on board as Luthor is Lyle Talbot who fans of bad fifties cinema will know as the bald-headed star of many an Ed Wood production. He's actually quite restrained here compared to his later work and the writers have a lot of fun with his character. Here Luthor has a jet black sense of humour, sending his cronies adrift in space for a few minutes before bringing them back to earth to "teach them a lesson".
The series is fun throughout which is more than can be said for most of today's superhero outings. It also seems to have been quite influential. A plot-line involving Superman's loss of powers would be repeated in the ultimate comic book movie "Superman 2". At one point he saves metropolis by flying out across the ocean with a nuclear bomb on the verge of detonation. Now where have we seen that recently?