Episode 99

Published on:

18th Apr 2023

King of the World (Electric 'Til One Million VII)

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Scott Honig dig into the "King of the World" saga in the finale to "Electric 'Til One Million," an epic podcast event mining the late 1990s in the Triangle Era comics and beyond.

In the final major storyline of the Dan Jurgens-led Triangle Era (prior to the arrival of Jeph Loeb and Joe Kelly in late 1999), Superman fears that he isn't doing enough when his nightmares start coming true—so he abandons his Clark Kent identity and positions himself as Earth's authoritarian protector. Featuring additional guest clips by Douglas Evasick.

This episode covers: ACTION COMICS #750-760, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #564-573, SUPERMAN #141-151, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #85-95, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW #12-15, and the KING OF THE WORLD and SUPERMEN OF AMERICA one-shots. Featuring the work of Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Karl Kesel, Jerry Ordway, Tom Grummett, Mark Schultz, Doug Mahnke, Stuart Immonen, Mark Millar, and more.

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Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey
From the Host of My Comic Shop History
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 86 years. New episodes every Tuesday.
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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker (MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY), and podcaster. He hosts a network of podcasts including: DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE, ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE IN THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, SUMMONING THE ZORDS, and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY.