Digging for Kryptonite: The 1948 and 1950 Movie Serials Starring Kirk Alyn

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Host Anthony Desiato and guest Tyler Patrick (Krypton Report podcast) dig into the 1948 and 1950 theatrical serials “Superman” and “Atom Man vs. Superman” starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill.

Anthony and Tyler discuss how this first live-action depiction of Superman utilized the repetitive, formulaic structure of movie serials—yet still brought the character life with integrity and laid the groundwork for successive interpretations, including the George Reeves series.

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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