Alan Burke

Alan has an extensive knowledge and passion for comic book literature and the legacy of Superman in particular. Alan is an avid collector of rare comic book and film memorabilia and believes that comic book characters, such as Superman, represent the equivalent of a modern day mythology. Alan believes that fictional comic book characters, such as Superman, represent the modern day equivalent to the Gods of ancient mythology.

All Star Superfan Podcast: Issue no.29 — 2022 All-Star Holiday Special!

Seasons greetings, Metropolitans! Rob and Alan celebrate another successful year and gather round the fireplace to discuss the latest round of WB shake-ups as well as one of their “Lois & Clark” favorites “Twas the Night Before Mxymas.”

All-Star Superfan: Issue no.24 — MARV WOLFMAN on the Ruby Spears Superman cartoon

Alan and Rob are joined by one of the most influential and impactful comic creators of all time, Marv Wolfman who details his experiences helping to create one of the oft-forgotten Superman cartoons, the beloved Ruby Spears animated series of the late eighties.

All Star Superfan Issue no.21: Superboy in the Multiverse of Madness with Sam Rizzo (and Gerard Christopher)

This week Alan and Rob are joined by Sam Rizzo (of the Superboy: The Legacy Podcast) to discuss the lasting legacy of the oft-forgotten chapter in the history of Superman TV shows.

All Star Superfan Issue 20 — The Most Important Superman story EVER? (feat. Michael Bailey)

This week Alan and Rob are joined by veteran podcasting legend Michael Bailey to discuss what may be the most important Superman story ever: The Clan of the Fiery Cross — the landmark radio serial that delivered a crushing blow to the legitimacy of a very real hate organization. 

The All Star Superfan Holiday Special

We’re back with a special holiday episode for you to enjoy as you wrap your presents! Alan and Rob discuss their podcasting highlights so far as well as dive into a jovial, yuletide discussion of the classic Lois & Clark Christmas episode “Seasons Greedings” (the first live action appearance of the Toyman!)

All Star Superfan no. 10 — Asteroids and Amnesia! PART TWO

You might believe a man can push an asteroid! Rob and Alan complete their journey through the stars as they explore two more episodes based on the classic “Menace from the Stars” comic — an episode of “Superboy” that somehow manages to crowbar in death cults and an episode of “Lois & Clark” that features some of the most breathtaking flying effects in the history of the character (no it doesn’t).