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Secret Identity by Busiek & Immonen (PLUS: The Origin of Superboy-Prime)
Episode 10423rd May 2023 • Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey • Flat Squirrel Productions
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Host Anthony Desiato and guest Alex Segura (author of the 2022 novel SECRET IDENTITY) dig into a real-world take on DC's most iconic character: 2004's SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen, depicting the life journey of a man named Clark Kent—in a world where Superman and his mild-mannered alter ego exist only in comic books—who discovers he actually possesses the Man of Steel's powers.

But first! In a special preshow segment, Anthony and returning guest Bernie Gerstmayr compare notes on 1985's DC COMICS PRESENTS #87, the issue by Elliot S! Maggin & Curt Swan that introduced Superboy-Prime and inspired Busiek & Immonen's story.

The podcast is off next week for the Memorial Day holiday. It will return in two weeks (6/6/23) with a discussion of the anthology miniseries SUPERMAN: RED & BLUE!

Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.

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