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The New Adventures of Superboy
Episode 1544th June 2024 • Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey • Flat Squirrel Productions
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Host Anthony Desiato digs into the Bronze Age comic book series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY, which ran for 54 issues from 1980-1984, in an epic 2-part discussion! First, Anthony welcomes Jon Wilson (JON READS COMICS) to compare notes on the run by writer Cary Bates and artist Kurt Schaffenberger, which gave the Kents a far larger, more active role in their son's training and highlighted the future Superman's growing pains in a new way.

Then, Rob O'Connor (ALL STAR SUPERFAN PODCAST) tags in to tackle writer Paul Kupperberg's run with Schaffenberger, which developed Superboy's supporting cast, gave Clark Kent a girlfriend, and saw Jonathan Kent in a bid for city council. They also discuss what Kupperberg had planned for the written, but unpublished, issue #55.

"A Superboy Fan Journey" Chapter V. Next week: SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS and the final days of Pre-Crisis Superboy!

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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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