Episode 61

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9th Jun 2022

The Villain of the Story Part 1B—Mad Scientist on Film

Host Anthony Desiato digs into Pre-Crisis Lex Luthor, aka the mad scientist, as depicted in film, TV, and animation with guest Tyler Patrick (host of the KRYPTON REPORT podcast). Anthony and Tyler discuss Luthor's portrayals in the 1950 Kirk Alyn serial ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN, the Filmation and SUPER FRIENDS cartoons, the 1988-1992 SUPERBOY television series, and of course, the Richard Donner movies ft. Gene Hackman.

This is Part 1B of "The Villain of the Story," a multi-part event examining Superman's ultimate opponent, Lex Luthor, across time and media. Come back on Tuesday (6/14) as Anthony and guest Scott Honig consider the Post-Crisis evil businessman iteration of Lex.

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.