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.

The Return of Doomsday (Death ‘Til Wedding I)

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Bernie Gerstmayr dig into a trio of Doomsday stories in the kickoff to “Death ‘Til Wedding,” an epic podcast event surveying the post-“Death of Superman” landscape in comics and beyond. 

Another Exciting Episode in the Adventures of Superman: Superman on Earth (1×01)

Host Anthony Desiato takes flight in the series premiere of this “Adventures of Superman” rewatch podcast, which will cover each episode of the classic George Reeves television series. 

Digging for Kryptonite: The 1948 and 1950 Movie Serials Starring Kirk Alyn

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Tyler Patrick (Krypton Report podcast) dig into the 1948 and 1950 theatrical serials “Superman” and “Atom Man vs. Superman” starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill.

Superman: Earth One by J. Michael Straczynski

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Zack Benz (publisher of the real-life Daily Planet) dig into the three-volume graphic novel series “Superman: Earth One” by writer J. Michael Straczynzski, including the ways in which the author’s personal adversity informed his interpretation of the character.

Digging for Kryptonite — The Superman of Frank Miller (PLUS: Digging for Justice Preview)

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Bill Maio dig into comic book creator Frank Miller’s interpretation of Superman across his Dark Knight Universe, with a specific focus on “Superman: Year One” (drawn by John Romita Jr.) and “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” (co-written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Andy Kubert).

Digging for Kryptonite: For All Seasons and Kryptonite (A Tribute to Tim Sale)

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Scott Honig dig into a pair of timeless Superman stories drawn by the incomparable Tim Sale: “For All Seasons” (written by Jeph Loeb) and “Kryptonite” (written by Darwyn Cooke).

Digging for Kryptonite: The Super Friends Mixtape

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Jeremy Frutkin dig into the classic 1970s/1980s Hanna-Barbera cartoon “Super Friends” as they watch and discuss a selection of Superman-centric installments.

Digging for Kryptonite: The Villain of the Story Part 4—Ideologue

Host Anthony Desiato digs into Lex Luthor as an ideologue—philosophically opposed to the existence of Superman—with guest Ralph Puma in the finale to “The Villain of the Story.” Anthony and Ralph consider the Lex of Brian Azzarello’s “Man of Steel,” Grant Morrison’s “All Star Superman,” Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman” and more.