Golden Age Superman
Christmas 1940 SPECIAL!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! I am back for this Christmas season to look at a Superman promo comic that was released around this time in 1940. Joining me all the way from England is Andrew Leyland of Hey Kids Comics and Fantasticast podcasting fame! So join us for some talk about Superman, Christmas music, and Santa Claus being unable to do his job without help (as seems to happen every year in some story or another).

Direct download: Golden_Age_Superman_033_Christmas.mp3
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033B December 1940

I'm following my new format this episode, separating off discussion of real world and contemporary comics, as well as all Other Media adventures of Superman into their own episode here.

In the daily strips, a new adventure begins as Superman sets out to help change the life of the meekest man in the world.

The Sunday strips finish up Superman's confrontation with the robot bandits of Metropolis, and then Metropolis is attacked by a hurricane.  So of course Lois decides that's a great time to go out and get a story.

On the radio, Clark Kent wraps up the mystery of the 5 million dollar gold heist before setting off on a Native American adventure with Jimmy Olsen to solve the mystery of a series of deaths that are always accompanied by the howl of a coyote.

Not only that, but since 1940 is over, I take a few moments at the end to look back at the year and pick out some favorite and not so favorite works to come out of the franchise in the previous twelve months.

Direct download: Golden_Age_Superman_33B.mp3
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033A Action Comics 33

After another of my now regular hiatuses, I am back to discuss Action Comics 33 with my good friend Charlie Niemeyer. We'll be looking at Jack Burnley's penultimate story of his fabled run on the book, featuring a will, a lumber mill, a muscled and mustachioed Frenchman, and Lois dying in a whirlpool! (spoilers)

In the back-up features, Tex Thomson undergoes a significant and patriotic transformation. We'll also discuss the latest affairs of Pep Morgan, the Black Pirate, the Three Aces, Clip Carson, and Zatara.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Golden_Age_Superman_33A.mp3
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01 Justice Society Origins -- How It All Began

The first episode of a brand-new podcast has arrived!

In Justice Society Origins, JON WILSON (of Golden Age Superman, this show's parent podcast) and MICHAEL BAILEY (of several other podcasts, not the least of which are From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast and Tales of the Justice Society of America) begin at the beginning with All-Star Comics 3, where the feature characters from several other comics come together to discuss their recent adventures over dinner.  It may not be the most exciting of beginnings for the world's first successful super-team, but it is where we find ourselves today.

Also in each episode will be an origin spotlight.  This time around, we look at the beginnings and legacy of the original Red Tornado, Ma Hunkel.

Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to tell your friends!

Direct download: Justice_Society_Origins_01.mp3
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