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DC EXPLODES ON TV - NUMBER 8 OF TWELVE
The NEW Wonder Woman!
Welcome back to "DC Explodes on TV," counting down the top 12 DC comic covers seen on television and in movies. Today it's TWO covers in a tie for position number five! Our first cover appeared in...
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Joe Buck (Jon Voight) rides a bus to New York...
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A young Wonder Woman fan on the bus stares at Joe...
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He hides behind the brim of his hat...
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She lowers the comic and makes goo-goo eyes at Joe...
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Suddenly he tilts his hat back, and looks back at her, smiling...
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Embarassed, she hides behind the comic book....
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And here's the comic, Wonder Woman #178, cover by Mike Sekowsky...
A history-making reboot that just didn't work out.
(And yet I, Robby Reed, liked it better than any other WW series I ever read!)
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DC in-house ad for the second issue of the NEW Wonder Woman...
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Superman #83: "Clark Kent, Convict"
Our second cover in a tie for the number five spot is Superman #83, "Clark Kent, Convict," which was shown in the Superman TV series, in the episode "A Ghost For Scotland Yard."

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In Scotland for a story, a vendor gives Jimmy a Superman comic book...
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He shows it to Mr Kent, who laughs it off...
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As Jimmy walks away, we see the issue's cover...
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Finally, the vendor holds the issue up directly in front of the camera...

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Here's the cover. It's Superman #83, July-August 1953.
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Just in case Jimmy didn't realize what Superman's secret identity is from seeing this comic's front cover, the lead story's splash page makes it perfectly clear!
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This comic also contained the bizarre little seen as below -- which sets up a surreal "Truman Show" scenario. Does Jimmy know he is being filmed for a TV show? Raises all kinds of weird questions.
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This episode was supplemented with two others, "Lady in Black" and "Panic in The Sky," and released as a feature-length MOVIE that played in actual movie theateres (mostly in Europe).
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BELOW: Lobby card for the movie.
Was someone color-blind, or did Superman's uniform turn yellow?
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BELOW: Another lobby card, this one showing Noel Neil as Lois Lane.
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Rare behind-the-scenes shot -- filming in Clark's office!
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