Episode 54

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20th Apr 2022

The Donnerverse Part V—Superman Returns

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the Brandon Routh-starring SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) with guest Bernie Gerstmayr. They explore how the film—Initially a critical and commercial disappointment—has aged and whether it serves as a fitting coda to the Richard Donner vision of the character.

This is the conclusion to a 5-episode event examining the works and influence of Richard Donner across film and comics. Bernie returns next week for the start of a two-episode examination of the Kingdom Come Superman!

Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.

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About the Podcast

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, weekly 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 more than 80 years.
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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker, and podcast host who has been chronicling the culture of comic shops for the past decade. Projects include the films MY COMIC SHOP DOCUMENTARY and MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY, as well as the podcast series MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY and DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE.