Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey

Flat Squirrel Productions

Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing podcast series exploring Superman! Digging for Kryptonite is an examination of Krypton's Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel and the larger DC Universe for over 85 years. New episodes every Tuesday. read less
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Superman & Batman's First Meetings Across Time & Media
Apr 2 2024
Superman & Batman's First Meetings Across Time & Media
Host Anthony Desiato and guest Rich Roney dig into the origins of the World's Finest team as they survey the first meetings between Superman and Batman across time and media — from their first appearance together in 1941's ALL-STAR COMICS #7 to the first official meeting in SUPERMAN #76 (1952) to John Byrne's reinvention in MAN OF STEEL #3 (1986) to Mark Waid's most recent retelling in WORLD'S FINEST #18-19 (2023).Additional stories covered include the partially lost radio serial "Mystery of the Wax Men" (1945), WORLD'S FINEST #84 (1956) & #94 (1958), ADVENTURE COMICS #275 (1960), SUPERBOY #182 (1972), the "World's Finest" 3-parter from SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (1997), "When Clark Met Bruce" by the SUPERMAN: FOR ALL SEASONS team of Loeb & Sale (2003), SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL 2006, SUPERMAN #710 (2011), the "Cross World" arc from BATMAN/SUPERMAN (2013), and BATMAN V SUPERMAN (2016).Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato, including the spinoff podcasts BEYOND METROPOLIS and DIGGING FOR JUSTICE!Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies. FACEBOOK GROUP: Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan GroupFACEBOOK PAGE: @diggingforkryptonitepodINSTAGRAM: @diggingforkryptonitepodTWITTER: @diggingforkrpodEMAIL: flatsquirrelproductions@gmail.comWEBSITE: FlatSquirrelProductions.com Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.Mentioned in this episode:Fat Moose ComicsAlways Hold On To SmallvilleHang On To Your Shorts Film FestivalAw Yeah ComicsThe Pop BreakAcme ComicsSam LimParagons of Earth
The New Krypton Saga Part 2
Dec 19 2023
The New Krypton Saga Part 2
Host Anthony Desiato and guest Chris Clow (THE COMIC BINGE, DISCOVERY DEBRIEF) dig into the "World Against Superman" and "Last Stand of New Krypton" chapters of the sprawling 2008-2018 NEW KRYPTON saga.Featuring a Q&A with former Superman editor Matt Idelson at the top of the episode!This second and final installment on New Krypton covers:SUPERMAN #691-700 by James Robinson & Bernard Chang;ACTION COMICS #880-889 by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, & Pere Pérez;SUPERGIRL #44-52 by Sterling Gates & Jamal Igle;SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6-12 by Rucka, Robinson, & Pete Woods;ADVENTURE COMICS #8-11 by various;SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #1-3 by Robinson, Gates, & Woods; andWAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0-5 by Robinson, Gates, & Eddy BarrowsSupport the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato, including the spinoff podcasts BEYOND METROPOLIS and DIGGING FOR JUSTICE!Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies. FACEBOOK GROUP: Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan GroupFACEBOOK PAGE: @diggingforkryptonitepodINSTAGRAM: @diggingforkryptonitepodTWITTER: @diggingforkrpodEMAIL: flatsquirrelproductions@gmail.comWEBSITE: FlatSquirrelProductions.com Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.Mentioned in this episode:Sam LimHang On To Your Shorts Film FestivalAw Yeah ComicsAlways Hold On To SmallvilleAcme ComicsFat Moose Comics
The New Krypton Saga Part 1
Dec 12 2023
The New Krypton Saga Part 1
Host Anthony Desiato closes the final gap in his modern-era Superman reading with a two-part discussion of the "New Krypton" saga, which played out across more than 100 issues from 2008-2010.In Part 1, Anthony and guest Tyler Patrick (KRYPTON REPORT) dig into the initial "New Krypton" and "World Without Superman" chapters of the sweeping saga:SUPERMAN #681-690 by James Robinson & Renato Guedes;ACTION COMICS #871-879 by Geoff Johns & Pete Woods, followed by Greg Rucka;SUPERGIRL #35-43 by Sterling Gates & Jamal Igle; andSUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON by Rucka, Robinson, & WoodsThis episode also considers the "Last Son" (Johns & Adam Kubert) and "Braniac" (Johns & Gary Frank) arcs that paved the way for "New Krypton."Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato, including the spinoff podcasts BEYOND METROPOLIS and DIGGING FOR JUSTICE!Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies. FACEBOOK GROUP: Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan GroupFACEBOOK PAGE: @diggingforkryptonitepodINSTAGRAM: @diggingforkryptonitepodTWITTER: @diggingforkrpodEMAIL: flatsquirrelproductions@gmail.comWEBSITE: FlatSquirrelProductions.com Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.Mentioned in this episode:Aw Yeah ComicsAcme ComicsAlways Hold On To SmallvilleSam LimHang On To Your Shorts Film FestivalFat Moose Comics