Chapters 1 to 4 of the 15-episode 1950 serial have the Man of Steel (Kirk Alyn) battling Lex Luthor, a.k.a. Atom Man, who's trying to take over the world by using a number of deadly inventions. Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot. Tommy Bond, who played Butch in the "Our Gang" series, costars as Jimmy Olsen. The flying effects are created with cartoon animation. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet.