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Radioactive Man

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This article is about the franchise. For other uses, see Radioactive Man (disambiguation).
Radioactive Man, the title character

Radioactive Man is a media franchise starring Radioactive Man. The franchise spans comic books, radio shows, TV shows, movies and action figures.


Radioactive Man #1.

Radioactive Man was created by Morty Mann in 1952. However, in the 1940s, there was a precursor to Radioactive Man called "Radio Man". However, Radio Man never starred in a radio show.

In the 1950s, Radioactive Man was made, starring Dirk Richter and Buddy Hodges. The 1967 Radioactive Man show and the movie that was spun-off from it is less fondly remembered though.

Radioactive Man starred in Civil Defense shorts such as Duck and Cover with Radioactive Man and Radioactive Man and Dad Build a Fallout Shelter.

In the 1960s, Radioactive Man starred in a musical You're a Swell Guy, Radioactive Man. The musical closed on opening night.

In the 1970s, Radioactive Man teamed up with Itchy and Scratchy in Radioactive Man and His Buddies. The show now has a cult following, but it was criticized for having violent content and schmaltzy sermonizing.

At some point, Radioactive Man the movie was being made in Springfield, starring Rainier Wolfcastle as Radioactive Man and Milhouse Van Houten as Fallout Boy.[1]


The comics were made in 1952 by Morty Mann. Since their creation, over 1000 issues of Radioactive Man have been released.[2]

At some point, the comic series got bought by Boffo Comics, with Arnold Leach serving as the publisher.[3]

A spin-off comic series aimed at girls, Lucy Nukem, was also created.[4]


The black and white serial.

In the 1950s, a black and white Radioactive Man serial was created. The serial starred Dirk Richter as Radioactive Man and Buddy Hodges as Fallout Boy. The series was sponsored by Laramie Cigarettes; consequently, Radioactive Man often smoked during the series.[5]

1960s TV series[edit]

The 1960s Radioactive Man series.

In the 1960s, a color TV series starring Dirk Richter again aired. The series was described as "campy".[6]

A film that was a continuation of the series was also made.[7]

Troy McClure trilogy[edit]

Main articles: Radioactive Man II: Bring On the Sequel and Radioactive Man III

A trilogy of films, starring Troy McClure as Radioactive Man, were made in the 1980s. The third film also starred Krusty the Clown as Krusto the Evil Clown and Buddy Hodges as Fallout Boy's great-grandfather.[8]

Rainier Wolfcastle film[edit]

Rainier Wolfcastle as Radioactive Man.

A film starring Rainier Wolfcastle as Radioactive Man was planned and started production, with filming taking place in Springfield. However, this never got completed after the Fallout Boy actor, Milhouse Van Houten, quit late during filming. Mickey Rooney tried to take over from Milhouse but producers ended up pulling production after they went broke from the gouging of the people of Springfield.[6]

The All-New Radioactive Man Super Guest Star Mystery Power Hour![edit]

The All-New Radioactive Man Super Guest Star Mystery Power Hour! is a show that focused on guest stars. One episode had Henry Kissinger and Yoko Ono help out Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy. Despite the program's name, it only lasted half an hour.[9]

Radioactive Woman[edit]

An all-female reboot of the Rainier Wolfcastle Radioactive Man film, called Radioactive Woman, was planned. The movie was to star Patty and Selma Bouvier as Radioactive Woman and Sherri and Terri Mackleberry as Fallout Girl, with Krusty the Clown directing the film. However, Krusty bought the rights to the film without ever intending on finishing it and filming ended once this was found out.[10]

Other media elements[edit]

You're a Swell Guy, Radioactive Man.png

A musical called You're a Swell Guy, Radioactive Man was released in 1968.[11]

An album entitled Radioactive Mon: Reggae Rock was released at some point.[4]

See also[edit]