Archive for August, 2011

August 30th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 31 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

When destruction reigns in Metropolis and a scientist goes missing, Superman takes a hand (eventually) as Michael looks at the Superman story from ACTION COMICS #21. The issues sees Superman taking on the disasters, robots, the National Guard and more in a story that lets us bid farewell to Superman’s most-frequent and nefarious foe, the Ultra-Humanite.

QUOTABLE:
I’ve got to halt that madwoman!
Superman

The cover to ACTION COMICS #21 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


Superman vs. robots!


No choice!


Just forget about it!

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August 23rd, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 30 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

The Superman media empire grows again as the newspaper strip expands to seven days a week with the addition of a full-color Sunday strip! This episode, Michael looks at the first storyline which features extortion, assault and animal abuse! And once Superman is done with that, he takes on the villain! HIJINKS!

QUOTABLE:
I — I must be dreaming!
Mike Hensely

Throwing cars!


A beatiful panel...


BEAR!


He'll huff and he'll puff...

Links mentioned in the episode:
– A pre-sell Superman image showing that Clark Kent and Superman are “one and the same.” A redrawn version of this was used in first Sunday strip.
The Speeding Bullet, an archive of Superman newspaper strips, run by Jared Bond

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The Thrilling Adventures of Superman is also a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to check out the Superman Homepage!

August 16th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 29 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

Metropolis’ new district attorney sets out to clean up the town… and stirs up a hornets nest who doesn’t take to kindly to it as Michael looks at the ninth storyline from the Superman daily newspaper strip! Our spunky gal reporter Lois Lane is hot on the story… and neck-deep in trouble — literally! Can Superman save the girl and the day? All this, plus Lois finally get her interview with Superman! This 30-strip story has it all, folks! Also in this episode, Michael presents a Spotlight on artist Paul Cassidy.

QUOTABLE:
I have dedicated myself to helping the oppressed — and seeing that truth and right triumph.
Superman

The Daily Planet


If bullets don't work...


An excellent panel


WAR!

Intertitles for this story:
– War on Crime
– Clark Wins a Bet
– A Signal
– Prepared For Action
– An Impertinent Query
– Superman Acquiesces
– Superman Grins
– Returning Bullets
– An Invulnerable Target
– A Swift Return
– Superman Acts as Valet
– The Confession
– A Tough Argument
– Look Out, Lois
– Spunky Lois
– Surprise!
– Hot News!
– Not So Fast, Lois
– A Better Way
– Superman Picks Up the Scent
– Just in Time
– Now What?
– Some of Their Own Medicine.
– Signed Confession.
– Watch Out, Superman!
– Lois is Curious
– Solitary Worker
– A Break For Lois
– On the Front Page.
– War!

Links mentioned in the episode:
Newspaper dailies at DCComics.com

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August 14th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

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August 9th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 28 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.

Michael is joined by J. David Weter of Superman Forever Radio for a look three excellent Superman comics. First up is ACTION COMICS #19 where a deadly plague wreaks havoc on Metropolis and Superman must confront the sinister force behind it all. Next up is SUPERMAN #3 which is mostly reprints, but brings some fun additions to Superman’s history. And finally, David and Michael move on to ACTION COMICS #20, where Clark Kent goes to Hollywood and meets screen star Dolores Winters. But when Winters suddenly quits and turns to a life of crime… Superman has to find out why! And, boy, is it a shocker.

Be sure to check out J. David Weter’s Superman podcast, Superman Forever Radio, as well as Xavier’s Podcast For Gifted Youngsters, The Walking Dorks and his most recently announced effort, PADSMASH: An Incredible Hulk Podcast. A huge thanks once more to Mr. Weter for coming on the show.

QUOTABLE:
Next stop for this plane — eternity!
Superman

The cover to ACTION COMICS #19 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


'Dead! Bring our your dead!'


Running man


HYPNO-HELMET!!


The cover to SUPERMAN #3 by Joe Shuster


SUPERMAN #3 frontispiece


The cover to ACTION COMICS #20 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


X-ray vision


A silent protector. A watchful guardian.


Dude looks like a lady.

Links mentioned in the episode:
“What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way”, from ACTION COMICS #775, is David’s favorite Superman story.
– The cover to SUPERMAN #3 was paid homage to on the cover of SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #81 by Jon Bogdanove and Dennis Janke.
– Images of the three Superman balloons from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades can be seen at the Superman Homepage.

Download the episode directly. Or, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS feed! You can connect with show on Facebook, as well, to get updates! The Thrilling Adventures of Superman is also a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network.

Questions or comments? Additions or corrections? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue.