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SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS & The Final Days of Pre-Crisis Superboy
Episode 15511th June 2024 • Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey • Flat Squirrel Productions
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Host Anthony Desiato digs into the final days of Pre-Crisis Superboy — before the skies turned red and Clark Kent's past as Superboy was stripped from continuity in John Byrne's MAN OF STEEL reboot.

First, Anthony and guest Rob O'Connor (All Star Superfan Podcast) shine a light on an overlooked gem: the 1984-1985 miniseries SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS by Bob Rozakis, Curt Swan, and Kurt Schaffenberger — with covers by Frank Miller! — which chronicled Clark Kent's junior year in college at Metropolis University and showed his transition from Superboy to Superman.

Then, Case Aiken (Men of Steel) tags in for the Post-Crisis storyline "The Greatest Hero of Them All" by John Byrne, Paul Levitz, and Greg LaRocque. If Clark Kent was never Superboy, then who inspired the Legion of Super-Heroes and had all those adventures with them in the future? This 1987 crossover sought to reconcile this continuity conflict over four issues spanning LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37-38, SUPERMAN #8, and ACTION COMICS #591. Pocket Universe, here we come!

"A Superboy Fan Journey" Chapter VI. Next week: An interview with Superboy TV actor GERARD CHRISTOPHER!

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Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art Isaiah Simmons (2020-2024 version by Gregg Schigiel). Theme music by Basic Printer.

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