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.

Digging for Kryptonite — Superman Exile and the Post-Byrne Era (Crisis ‘Til Death IV)

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the post-Byrne era of the Superman titles as “Crisis ‘Til Death” continues! In Part IV, Anthony and guest Scott Honig discuss the psychologically-tinged tales “Exile” and “Day of the Krypton Man.” This episode covers “Superman” no. 23-43, ACTION no. 643-652 and Annual no. 2, and ADVENTURES no. 445-465, featuring the work of Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, and more. “Crisis ‘Til Death” runs WEEKLY, so come back in one week for Part V! 

Digging for Kryptonite — Post-Crisis Superman by John Byrne (Crisis ‘Til Death I)

Host Anthony Desiato begins an epic eight-part deep dive into the period of Superman history from 1986 to 1993, also known as the post-‘Crisis On Infinite Earths” relaunch through the “Death and Return of Superman!”

Digging For Kryptonite — How Superman Inspired Me – Special Edition

Host Anthony Desiato shares a personal story about how Superman, specifically a poignant moment from the pilot episode of the CW television series “superman & Lois,” inspired a recent career move. Featuring returning guest Jeremy Frutkin.

Digging for Kryptonite: Superman in the Bronze Age

Host Anthony Desiato and guest Bernie Gerstmayr dig into the Bronze Age of Superman (1970-1985), which marked a pivot from the Silver Age into more grounded, introspective stories and featured Clark Kent as a TV news anchor.

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