Host Anthony Desiato and guest Alex Segura (author of the 2022 novel “Secret Identity”) dig into a real-world take on DC’s most iconic character: 2004’s “Superman: Secret Identity” by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen, depicting the life journey of a man named Clark Kent—in a world where Superman and his mild-mannered alter ego exist only in comic books—who discovers he actually possesses the Man of Steel’s powers.
But first! In a special preshow segment, Anthony and returning guest Bernie Gerstmayr compare notes on 1985’s “DC Comics Presents” no.87, the issue by Elliot S! Maggin & Curt Swan that introduced Superboy-Prime and inspired Busiek & Immonen’s story.
The podcast is off next week for the Memorial Day holiday. It will return in two weeks (June 6, 2023) with a discussion of the anthology miniseries “Superman: Red & Blue!”
Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
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