On The Young and the Restless, Adam Newman has a new face (which happens a lot). It is, however, one familiar to TV viewers. Actor Justin Hartley played Fox on the defunct soap opera Passions, as well as Oliver Queen, aka The Green Arrow, on Smallville. He was also Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, on the unsold pilot of the same name. Aquaman became the first unsuccessful pilot ever released for viewing on iTunes (where it instantly shot up to No. 1 in the rankings).
But Hartley isn’t the only actor to ever make the switch from soap-opera hunk to superhero—and back again. Check out our three favorite good guys—and our three favorite bad guys— from GH, ATWT, OLTL, AW, GL, SB and more, who share a past in both soap operas and comic books at Entertainment Weekly, here.