IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 7 – ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

Episode 07 – Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman

For the seventh episode of this show I am joined by Andrew Leyland (of The Overlooked Dark Knight, Hey Kids Comics, Listen to the Prophets, The Fantasticast and The Palace of Glittering Delights) to talk about the hardcover collection Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman.  This book was released in April of 2018 and was meant to celebrate not only the 80th birthday of Superman but the 80th birthday of Action Comics as a title.  Andy and I compare this book to a previous collection meant to celebrate Superman’s birthday before diving into this volume.  What stories did they choose to reprint?  What were the essays like? What was Jor-El like in college?  Andy and I ask and answer all of those questions and more.

After the main conversation I read some listener feedback and then explain why certain projects that were planned for 2018 fell by the wayside.  During this segment I also get a little personal and open up about a loss my wife and I suffered earlier this year.

Next Time: The Superman birthday celebration continues with the audio from the Superman The Movie : 40 Years of the Fastest Typist Ever Seen panel from DragonCon 2018.

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2 Responses to IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN EPISODE 7 – ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

  1. Wonderful episode! I enjoy the ongoing conversation between you and Andrew Leyland. It’s clear you have true affection for each other, and for the comics and characters you talk about. As an older fan of Superman (I’m about to turn 63.), I am so happy for you and other younger fans who finally got the opportunity to see Superman: The Movie in a theater among other fans. I had that experience, myself, when the movie was released originally, and I wholeheartedly wish it for any fan.
    I’m sorry for the life events that kept this podcast silent for a while, but those things do happen, and I’m glad it’s back. I’m looking forward to whatever new episodes you gift us with, whenever you release them. Thank you.

  2. Fantastic episode! Loved that book, and enjoyed Action 1000. So sorry about Boo, losing a pet, especially your first, isn’t easy. Glad you were still able to cover this book though. You and Andy really work well together! Looking forward to more of this show and the Dragoncon panels. Happy Holidays to you and Rachel!

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