Episode 151

Published on:

7th May 2024

Superboy & Krypto in the Silver Age (PLUS: Filmation Superboy)

Host Anthony Desiato digs into Silver Age Superboy in both comics and animation, examining three key facets of the Boy of Steel's adventures in the late 1950s and 1960s. First, Anthony welcomes back Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) to discuss the rare FILMATION SUPERBOY cartoons that aired on CBS from 1966-1969, which saw Superboy and Krypto contend with alien invaders, creatures running amok, and more.

Then, in the episode's main segment, Rich Roney returns as he and Anthony break down a dozen key Silver Age comic book stories, including the first appearances of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Bizarro, the Phantom Zone, and Mon-El; early meetings with Robin, Supergirl, and Lex Luthor; and key tales like Superboy's public debut, Pete Ross learning Clark's secret, and the deaths of Ma & Pa Kent.

Finally, Anthony introduces first-time guest Bryan Dempsey to discuss a selection of Silver Age comic book stories featuring Krypto and the Super-Pets, including "The Dog of Steel" (ADVENTURE COMICS #214), "The Super-Monkey from Krypton" (SUPERBOY #76), and "The Legion of Super-Traitors" (ADVENTURE COMICS #293).

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Mentioned in this episode:

Paragons of Earth

Always Hold On To Smallville

Fat Moose Comics

Aw Yeah Comics

Acme Comics

Sam Lim

The Pop Break

Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

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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.