Digging for Kryptonite: The Villain of the Story Part 3—Nemesis

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the mid-2000s era of Luthor, when Pre-Crisis elements of the character’s history returned, with guest Bernie Gerstmayr.

Anthony and Bernie discuss this melding of Lex as depicted in comics (“Public Enemies,” “Birthright,” “Secret Origin” and more) and television (“Smallville” and “Supergirl”).


This is Part 3 of “The Villain of the Story,” a multi-part event examining Superman’s ultimate opponent, Lex Luthor, across time and media. Come back next Tuesday (6/28) for the conclusion as Anthony and guest Ralph Puma consider Luthor as an ideologue.

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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