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With Superman & Lois finishing its third season, My Adventures with Superman on Max now, and Superman: Legacy beginning to assemble its cast, now is the perfect time to reflect on the greatest hero of them all: SUPERMAN! Featuring in 85 years of comics, radio, TV, film, animation, and live action, no character has had a greater impact on comic book culture than the gentle giant Superman and the mild-mannered Clark Kent.

Join host Vin, Vic, and Anthony as they look back on the Man of Tomorrow, their favorite adaptations, and what they hope to see in the future. What are the best Superman storylines? What makes a good Superman adaptation? Do the red undies matter?? Tune in for all this and more!

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[Warning: Spoilers from some Superman & Lois, My Adventures with Superman, and other Superman media are within the podcast! Avert your eyes and do not pass go if you don’t want to know what’s behind the curtain.]

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Ep. 35 Timestamps: Superman Discussion (Spoilers)

    • 00:19 – Intros
    • 00:44 – What’s your personal history with Superman?
    • 13:05 – Talking about the radio shows
    • 14:00 – Talking about Superman games
    • 16:00 – Discussing Superman comics (including Jon Kent, All-Star Superman, For All Seasons, Injustice, Up In the Sky, Secret Identity
    • 30:15 – What stories should be adapted for Superman that hasn’t already been done?
    • 33:20 – Newer/recent Superman projects discussion
    • 33:40 – Superman & Lois discussion
    • 39:15 – My Adventures with Superman discussion
    • 43:45 – Superman Legacy discussion
    • 56:54 – How do you think Superman Legacy will solve problems from past Superman adaptations?
    • 01:04:00 – Team ups 
    • 01:05:30 – Should we see Superman’s son Jonathan Kent in the new DCU?
    • 01:08:00 – Red undies, yes or no?
    • 01:09:48 – Outros

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Podcast credits and show notes

  • Anthony Flagg
  • Vin
  • Wiktor Reinfuss
Executive Producer/Editor
  • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 07/16/23

Superhero theme by HumanoideVFX on Pixabay.

The Comics Inspirations Behind David Corenswet’s Superman Suit


Cosmic Circle Ep. 18: New DC Slate Discussion

New DC Slate

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