Secret Identity by Busiek & Immonen (PLUS: The Origin of Superboy-Prime)

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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!”

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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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