Episode 60

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7th Jun 2022

The Villain of the Story Part 1A—Mad Scientist in Comics

Host Anthony Desiato digs into Pre-Crisis Lex Luthor, aka the mad scientist, as depicted across the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages of comics with guest Rich Roney. Stories discussed include Luthor's first red-haired appearance in ACTION COMICS #23, revised Silver Age origin ("How Luthor Met Superboy") from ADVENTURE COMICS #271, and the Lexor arc ("The Showdown between Luthor and Superman," "The Team of Luthor and Brainiac," "Luthor - Super-Hero!", "The Death of Luthor," and "Rebirth").

This is Part 1A of "The Villain of the Story," a multi-part event examining Superman's ultimate opponent, Lex Luthor, across time and media. Come back for Part 1B in TWO DAYS (6/9) as Anthony and guest Tyler Patrick (KRYPTON REPORT) consider Pre-Crisis Lex in film, TV, and animation. Remaining installments to follow on Tuesdays, aka our new release day!

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 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. 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, 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.