VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX EPISODE 227: I LOVE BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

Episode 228 – I Love Bringing People Together: First Impressions of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

The first thing I want to make absolutely clear is that despite this episode’s setting I am in no way trying to rip off the format of the very awesome Dinner 4 Geeks. That is an amazing show. Scott Ryfun (award winning radio host), Jeff (Scott’s minion). Ryan (the toy geek) and Ron (just Ron) have something special down there in south Georgia. The fact that this episode was recorded at a restaurant was a matter of practicality more than a desire to be like another show. So…yeah.

Anyway, back on March 25, 2016 I went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with my lovely wife Rachel, Jon M Wilson (co-host of The Giant Superman Podcast and host of The New 52 Adventures of Superman), Donovan Morgan Grant (co-host of The Comic Revue Podcast and the now done and dusted The Next Dimension: A DragonBall Z Podcast), Jesse Garrett (also of the now done and dusted The Next Dimension: A DragonBall Z Podcast) and Jesse’s wife April. After the film we went to grab something to eat and as fans do after seeing a comic book film we talked about it. What followed is a spoiler filled discussion of the movie and I can’t stress the spoiler part of that enough. We talk about what we liked, what we didn’t like, the implications of the ending, how the characters were treated and why the cheddar cheese bites were great.

You know…the important stuff.

No matter how I felt about the film this was one of the best movie going experiences of my life. It was awesome that Jon came to visit and that Donovan drove from another state through Atlanta traffic to see the film with us. I’m glad this episode came out as well as it did.

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FSTB EPISODE 201 – SUPERMAN #145

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Episode 201: Superman #145

Welcome to the two hundred and first episode of From Silver to Bronze: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Action Comics #241 to Action Comics #396 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

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

This time out we are joined by Jon Wilson and Bob Fisher to discuss Superman #145.  Bob hosts the amazing Superman Forever Radio podcast and Jon has hosted a number of Superman related shows, including Golden Age Superman and the New 52 Adventures of Superman.  Together they host the Giant Superman Podcast and since they talk about Silver Age comics and we talk about Silver Age comics it seemed like a good idea to get us all together to talk about this issue.

There are three…count them THREE Superman stories to talk about this time out.  In Superman’s Secret Identity Jimmy Olsen gets a “great idea” on how to find out if Lois would blab Superman’s true identity if she knew it and a man is nearly killed in the process.  Then in The Interplanetary Circus an interplanetary cirus (imagine that) shows up in Metropolis and hilarity ensues.  Finally the guys talk about The Night of March 31st where all kinds of weird stuff happens for some unknown reason.

Thanks to Bob and Jon for coming out to play this time out.  Be sure to check out their shows because they are keen!

Next Time: More Silver Age fun with Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #25!