Episode 32: Jerry Ordway Part 1

Welcome to the thirty-second 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.

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This week Mike and Jeff have a holiday treat for you! A couple of weeks ago the boys “sat down” with writer/artist Jerry Ordway to chat about his work on Superman. In this first part (Yes, there are two parts, folks. Jerry was very generous with his time.) Jerry talks about how he became a fan of Superman, how coloring books led to him breaking into the business, how he was tapped to pencil Adventures of Superman and the very candid behind the scenes stories of how Bibbo, Cat Grant, Jose Delgado and Emil Hamilton were created. Jeff and Mike had a lot of fun with this interview and would like to thank Jerry for taking the time to talk to two Superman fans.

And just think; there’s another hour to come next week!

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  1. Congratulations to Michael and Jeffrey on another excellent interview. It was a real pleasure to hear Jerry Ordway speak at such length about his career, the early days of the Superman reboot, and his tenure as artist/writer. I’ve sung his praises as an illustrator more than once, but I want also to compliment his plotting/storytelling, which only improved as time went on — I’m confident his writing on the Power of Shazam! benefited immensely from those earlier experiences.

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