I should probably write, “Halloween 2017” because we’re a few weeks out from Halloween but I wanted to get this episode out because I had co-hosts and making them wait a year seemed unfair.
Anyway, this time out I am celebrating Halloween by looking at a handful of monster related Superman books with some friends of mine from the Superman podcasting community. First up is a story from Superman #143 from December of 1960 (cover date February 1961) titled Bizarro Meets Frankenstein where…Bizarro meets Frankenstein. More accurately Bizarro meets an actor playing Frankenstein’s Monster and I was honored to have Bob Fisher (of Superman Forever Radio fame) stops by to help me go over this story. We talk about what happens when Bizarro gets jealous that the media is saying Frankenstein is the scariest thing ever, Bizarro as a character and the Silver Age in general. After a quick break Michael Bradley (of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman and Superman and Batman fame) joins me to talk about Superman & Batman vs Vampires & Werewolves. This was a 2008 mini-series that I had…mixed feelings on but Michael and I had a fun talking about the story and the differences between Superman and Batman in how they deal with the super natural. After that I go through your feedback and tease some upcoming projects.
During the show I mentioned Billy Hogan’s excellent show The Superman Fan Podcast. Be sure to click on the link and check it out.
Next Time: Come back on the 23rd for a special episode celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Death of Superman and then right around the end of the month I’ll be joined by Rob Kelly to talk about Superman’s place in the Justice League of America!