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.

All-Star Superman

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the modern classic “All-Star Superman” by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely with guest Mike Sangregorio. They discuss the how the story depicts Superman and his humanity, its distillation of the character’s entire mythology, and the 2011 animated adaptation written by the late Dwayne McDuffie. 

Digging for Kryptonite: Camelot Falls and The Black Ring

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Chris Clow (Discovery Debrief podcast) dig into a pair of Superman stories from the post-Infinite Crisis, pre-New 52 era: “Camelot Falls” by Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco and “The Black Ring” by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods.

The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary

Host Anthony Desiato celebrates the milestone 30th anniversary of “The Death of Superman” with guest Bernie Gerstmayr, exploring both the 2022 comic book special reuniting the original creative teams as well as other tellings of Superman’s death across time and media.

How ‘The Death of Superman’ shaped the Triangle Era comics landscape

Despite reading and collecting comic books since 1992, I still think of myself as a relative newbie to the hobby. After all, I know folks from my old comic shop who became fans in the Silver Age — they’re the veterans. (Plus, were the 90s really THAT long ago? Asking for a graying, thirtysomething friend.)

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