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: Issue no.23 — SUPER PETS and Superman: Space Age Spoiler Reviews

This week Alan and Rob give their thoughts on the brand new movie “DC League of Super Pets” in cinemas now. It turns out Alan is NOT a dog person.

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).

All-Star Superfan 8 — Supertalk with JM De Matteis

Alan and Rob talk all things Super with legendary comic scribe J.M DeMatteis — from JM’s historic run on Justice League International to his work on the DC animated films to Alan’s favourite Superman/Batman mashup “Speeding Bullets,” we even discuss JM’s work on some of Rob’s favourite episodes of the “Superboy” TV show.

All Star Superfan no. 5: The Best (Actually Good) Superman Videogames

Faster than a speeding bullet, Alan and Rob zoom through the complicated history of Superman’s adventures in the cyber sphere, from humble beginnings on the Atari 2600 to the latest games on the PS4.