Digging for Kryptonite: The Donnerverse Part II—Superman ’78 & Action Comics

Host Anthony Desiato presents a double feature digging into director Richard Donner’s impact on the world of Superman comics.

In the first half of the episode, Anthony welcomes 13th Dimension editor-in-chief Dan Greenfield to discuss the 2021 “Superman ’78” miniseries by Robert Venditti and Wilfredo Torres, which features an all-new story set within the universe and continuity of “Superman: The Movie.”


Then, in the second half, Anthony and guest Scott Honig examine the 2006-2008 “Action Comics” storylines “Last Son” (co-written by Donner and Geoff Johns with art by Adam Kubert) and “Brainiac” (written by Johns with art by Gary Frank).

This is part two of a five-episode event examining the works and influence of Donner across film and comics.

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

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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.

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