Episode 16: The Marv Wolfman Interview

Welcome to the sixteenth episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

This week Michael and Jeffrey are both really happy to bring you the very first From Crisis to Crisis Pro Interview! A few weeks back the boys “sat down” with none other than Marv Wolfman, writer of the issues of Adventures of Superman they have been discussing for the past twelve or so episodes in addition to a lengthy run on the Pre-Crisis Superman as well as the Ruby Spears 1988 animated series. Marv was very gracious with his time and revealed a lot of the behind the scenes goings on during his time with the Man of Steel. Thrill to Marv talking about his Pre-Crisis work on Action Comics! Cheer at why he recast Lex Luthor as a ruthless businessman! Cry at the real reason he left Adventures of Superman after only one year! All of this and how the Garbage Pail Kids led to the 1988 Ruby Spears Superman series that aired on CBS.

Jeffrey and Michael would like to thank Marv Wolfman again for taking time out of his schedule to take part in this interview. It was a lot of fun, Marv. Thanks a bunch.

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  1. Like everyone else who’s a long-time reader, I was pleased and excited to hear that Jeffrey and Michael were going to interview Marv Wolfman. His brief recollections about working on the Ruby-Spears cartoons were as welcome as his thoughts on the Superman comics. (I did find it telling, however, that he admitted he may not have received the cartoon gig if they had known he was working on the comics at the time.) Thanks for a wonderful interview. I’m already looking forward to whomever you snag for the next round — and, of course, to all of the episodes in between.

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