Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 5: Happy birthday, George Reeves!

Born on this day in 1914: Television's first Superman, George Reeves!

from Fifty Who Made DC Great one-shot (DC, 1985)

Here's a selection of photo and features on Reeves from DC magazines!:

from The Amazing World of DC Comics #1 (DC, July 1974)

"Superman on the Screen" from Limited Collectors' Edition #C-31 (DC, October 1974)

from "Superman's Photo Album" in The Amazing World of Superman one-shot (DC, 1973)

from "Superman's Young Friends on Film" in Limited Collectors' Edition #C-38 (DC, October 1975)

from DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes (Bullfinch Press, October 1995), by Les Daniels

Oh, and before I forget to tell ya: George Reeves was in a buncha other movies, too, films like The Fighting 69th, So Proudly We Hail!, From Here to Eternity, Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia and Rancho Notorious, Jungle Goddess, Sex Hygiene, and many more. Oh yeah, some little inddependent picture that you've probably never seen and hasn't made much of a dent in history called Gone with the Wind.

You left us far too soon, sweet George Reeves. Much peace to you, and happy birthday.


Dave said...

Hey, Bully, when I click on that "More" link, I get a dead page.

Bully said...

Sorry about that, Dave! It's been fixed now and the little stuffed bull responsible has been sacked.