Happy Holidays, one and all, and welcome to the second day of The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network 2018 Holiday Spectacular! DC Comics recently published a 100 page comic titled World’s Greatest Super-Heroes Holiday Special through their distribution deal with Wal-Mart. I liked the cut of the comic’s jib and thought it might be fun to get together with a few friends to discuss the seven stories inside. The Irredeemable Shag, one of the co-founders of The Fire and Water Podcast Network, invited me to their giant new headquarters, called The Bunker, and so Eliza(my assistant from Views From The Longbox) and I hopped into the car and headed north.
No, Andy, it wasn’t to ski.
During this installment I hang out with Chris Franklin for about an hour to talk about a classic Superman Christmas story, Metropolis Mailbag. Superman has a tradition; once a year, around the holidays, he visits the main branch of the Metropolis Post Office to sort through the mail that gets sent to him. This time he brings Lois and she helps him not only go through the mail but choose which letters might require his attention. Chris and I also chat about this era of Superman in general, why it was so important and what the sequel to this story was like. Before all of that, though, I get a bit lost in the Fire and Water Bunker hallways, so you get to hear what that was like too.
Next Time: Alfred has a Christmas present for Batman. Let’s see if he notices. With two surprise special guests.