Archive for December, 2011

December 27th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 52 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.

Before closing out the year, Michael is joined by Charlie Niemeyer for a look at the four Superman radio serial auditions or “pilot” episodes. Originally put together in 1939, these recordings offer a look at the show’s original conception and find Superman going up against a new menace in the form of the Shark!

And be sure to check out Charlie’s podcast, Superman in the Bronze Age! A huge thanks once more to Mr. Niemeyer for coming on the show.

QUOTABLE:
Superman’s friends don’t drown!
Superman

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December 22nd, 2011  Posted at   Green Lantern's Light

Welcome to the episode three of Green Lantern’s Light! Each episode, we look at the stories of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and the entire Green Lantern Corps, beginning with GREEN LANTERN #172 from 1983.

Just in time for Christmas, we dive head-first into 1984 with a look at Green Lantern comics from January, February and March of that year. As Hal adjusts to life back at home, the Shark surfaces to take a bite out of our Emerald Crusader. Then in issue #177, we get a flashback to a twice-told tale where Hal hooks horns with the huge-headed hoodlum, Hector Hammond!

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December 20th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 51 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.

Cozy up by the fireplace and celebrate the season with the first-ever Thrilling Adventures of Superman Christmas Spectacular! In this episode, Michael shares two holiday-themed stories, a selection of Christmas music and some seasonal memories… all to brighten your holiday. Merry Christmas!

QUOTABLE:
We have to do something… give them some sense of hope.
Superman

The cover to DCU Holiday Bash III by Rodolfo Damaggio and Robert Campanella


Merry Christmas...


Santa Bart!

Links mentioned in the episode:
Superman in the Bronze Age Christmas Special 2010
“Jor-El, Jor-El” by Michelle Osorio

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December 16th, 2011  Posted at   News of Interest

I was guest-host on episode 37 of Superman in the Bronze Age, co-hosted by Charlie Niemeyer and J. David Weter. In the episode, we discuss Superman comics from February 1973, which included SUPERMAN #261 and ACTION COMICS #421.

I had a lot of fun with the guys and they put out a great show, so be sure to check all the back episodes, as well.

And thanks again to Charlie and David for having me on the show!

December 13th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 50 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.

It’s a titanic team-up of Golden Age Superman podcasters for this anniversary episode as Michael is joined by Jon M. Wilson to discuss “The Reign of the Superman” from 1933! Originally self-published in the pages of their fanzine, the prose story features Jerry Siegel’s and Joe Shuster’s first conception of a character labeled as Superman… and the science-fiction horror story brings a decidedly different take on the concept!

Be sure to check out Jon Wilsons’s podcast, Golden Age Superman , as well as his reviews for every third issue of ACTION COMICS and other books at Simply Superman/Batman. And stay tuned for forthcoming announcements concerning his upcoming Superman in the New 52 podcast. A huge thanks once more to Mr. Wilson for coming on the show.

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Furthermore, during the night my mind has assimilated all the knowledge that exists in the universe. I know as much about Pluto as its inhabitants whose information I absorbed. I am a virtual sponge that absorbs every secret ever created. Every science is known to me and the most abtruse questions are mere childsplay to my staggering intellect. I am a veritable God!
William Dunn, a.k.a. the Superman

The cover to SCIENCE FICTION: THE ADVANCE GUARD OF FUTURE CIVILIZATION #3 by Joe Shuster


The opening splash

Links mentioned in the episode:
– “The Reign of the Superman” Wikipedia entry
– Read “The Reign of the Superman” at the Internet Archive.

Download the episode directly. Or, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS feed! Questions or comments? Additions or corrections? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue. You can connect with show on Facebook and Twitter, as well, to get updates!

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!