Episode 154

Published on:

4th Jun 2024

The New Adventures of Superboy

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the Bronze Age comic book series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY, which ran for 54 issues from 1980-1984, in an epic 2-part discussion! First, Anthony welcomes Jon Wilson (JON READS COMICS) to compare notes on the run by writer Cary Bates and artist Kurt Schaffenberger, which gave the Kents a far larger, more active role in their son's training and highlighted the future Superman's growing pains in a new way.

Then, Rob O'Connor (ALL STAR SUPERFAN PODCAST) tags in to tackle writer Paul Kupperberg's run with Schaffenberger, which developed Superboy's supporting cast, gave Clark Kent a girlfriend, and saw Jonathan Kent in a bid for city council. They also discuss what Kupperberg had planned for the written, but unpublished, issue #55.

"A Superboy Fan Journey" Chapter V. Next week: SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS and the final days of Pre-Crisis Superboy!

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Mentioned in this episode:

Sam Lim

Always Hold On To Smallville

Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

Fat Moose Comics

Aw Yeah Comics

Acme Comics

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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.