In honor of Thursday’s premiere of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, Newsday looks at five TV shows whose heroes “scored less than super ratings.” Alas, there’s no mention of Misfits of Science, Generation X, or even Manimal, but there’s at least one series that’s near and dear to my heart:
The Man From Atlantis (NBC, 1977-78) – A pre-Dallas Patrick Duffy played this superhero, the last survivor of the doomed continent Atlantis. Any resemblance to Marvel Comics’ Sub-Mariner, was strictly coincidental, of course.
Newsday also lists 1990′s The Flash, written by current Flash comic-books scribes Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, 2002′s Birds of Prey, and two 1960s shows I’ve never heard of: Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific (no relation to the Justice Society member, I’m sure).