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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.

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July 19th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 26 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 starts with a mysterious woman in the road ends with Superman taking on one of his own: A crooked journalist and his scandal-lovin’ publisher. Yellow journalism and blackmail lead our red, yellow and blue-clad hero on his latest four-color adventure as Michael looks at the Superman story from ACTION COMICS #18!

QUOTABLE:
If ever anyone had this coming — it’s you!
-Superman

The cover to ACTION COMICS #18 by Fred Guardineer


Superman's X-ray vision


Clark Kent: Ready for action


LOWER THAT GUN!

Links mentioned in the episode:
Deadman Comics, Issue by Issue by Brian Foss
Bert Christman biography from WarbirdForum.com. And here’s his Wikipedia entry, just for good measure.

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.

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July 12th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 25 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.

Another big episode is here as Michael is joined by Charlie Niemeyer of “Superman in the Bronze Age” for a look at another three amazing issues! Things get kicked off with ACTION COMICS #16 where Superman smashes — literally! — a gambling racket. They then move on to SUPERMAN #2, with the second Superman text story. And finally, they take a look at ACTION COMICS #17, where our hero takes on the challenge of rescuing a stranded steamer, and is drawn into a larger plot formed by a very familiar foe!

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

QUOTABLE:
It’s time for Superman to take a hand — before more lives are uselessly sacrificed!
-Superman

The cover to ACTION COMICS #16 by Fred Guardineer


Superman on patrol!


Smashing!


What is Superman doing?!


The cover to SUPERMAN #2 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


Text story header


The cover to ACTION COMICS #17 by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy


So, this happened.


Lois Lane's long lost identical twin


Mild-mannered reporter

Links mentioned in the episode:
“Who Took the Super Out of Superman” which can be read at Superman Through the Ages) is one of Charlie’s favorite Superman stories.
– The cover to SUPERMAN #2 was paid homage to in SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #26 with art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin.
– The “victory garden” cover mentioned by Michael in the episode is from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #11 and was drawn by Jack Burnley.

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.

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June 28th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 23 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.

Avast, me hearties! Perk yer ears and enjoy some grog as I spin ye a tale from ACTION COMICS #15, the likes a’ which ye ne’er seen before! ‘Tis thrill an’ chills on the high seas as Superman fights a pack a’ scurvy landlubbers who dare try lay claim to a booty meant to aid a flock a’ nippers. By the powers, ’tis not a tale for the lily-livered among ye, as their be fisticuffs and sharks ahead. But fer ye gentlemen o’ fortune, I say ’tis for you, or I surely be headin’ to Davey Jones’ locker! Arr!

QUOTABLE:
Bullets? -Ha! I eat ‘em for breakfast!
-Clark Kent (yes, Clark Kent!)

The cover to ACTION COMICS #15 by Fred Guardineer.


Clark channels his inner Thurston B. Howell III.


Superman vs. a shark. A SHARK!


Superman pulls a prank.

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June 7th, 2011  Posted at   The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

The Thrilling Adventures of Superman

Welcome to episode 20 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 show returns in grand style as Michael is joined by Michael Kaiser of “Legends of the Batman” and “The Mighty Shield: A Captain America Podcast” for an epic look at not one, not two, but three sensational issues!

The adventures begin with ACTION COMICS #13 where Superman unravels the mystery of a taxi cab racket and finds something — or someone — far more sinister is behind it: The wheelchair-bound madman known as the Ultra-Humanite! They then move on to the historic SUPERMAN #1, which unveils never-before-told details about Superman’s origin, his first prose story, our hero’s very own fan club and more! They then wrap things up with ACTION COMICS #14, where Superman investigates a suspicious subway collapse and faces off against a strangely familiar foe with a thirst for world domination!

And be sure to check out Michael Kaiser’s other podcasts, The Mighty Shield: A Captain America Podcast, co-hosted with Jon M. Wilson, and Legends of the Batman, co-hosted with Michael Bradley, who you hear in each and every episode of this show! And a huge thanks once more to Mr. Kaiser for coming on the show.

QUOTABLE:
So we meet at last, eh? It was inevitable that we should clash!
-The Ultra-Humanite

The cover to ACTION COMICS #13 by Joe Shuster


Crushing the gun: A Superman staple


Smash those cars!


Superman vs. buzz saw


The cover to SUPERMAN #1 by Joe Shuster


The Kents


Superman warns against... vigilante justice? There be irony ahead.


The cover to ACTION COMICS #14 by Fred Guardineer


Whoopsedaisy


"Good for you 'Ultra'!"


Good question, chief!

Links mentioned in the episode:
The cover to LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE #2 was painted by Glen Orbik in homage to the cover of ACTION COMICS #13. Though not mentioned in the episode, the cover was also paid homage to by Stuart Immonen in interior artwork to SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #1. It was an image used on the cover a book given to Clark.
– Much of the material from SUPERMAN #1, covered this episode, was reprinted from ACTION COMICS #1-4. That material was covered in episodes one, two, three and four of the show, so is only touched on in this episode.

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.