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Episode 144 | The Bird, The Plane, The Superman

This episode was recorded on January 21st, 2018.

Our show this week is all about the hero known as Superman–why he’s important to comics and what he means as an icon and a character. Paul and René join Mike to discuss.

Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics
  • 00:24:25 – Comic Picks
  • 00:31:39 – The Bird, The Plane, The Superman
  • 01:13:16 – Wrap/Credits

Comic Reads/Picks for this week

  • Generation X #86
  • Fence #3
  • Assassinistas #1
  • Fantastic Four: Books of Doom
  • Future Quest Presents Birdman #6
  • Justice League # 36 & 37
  • Mister Miracle #6
  • Assassinistas #2
  • Superman #39
  • Nam Wolf # 1
  • Generation X # 1 (1994)
  • D. Gray Man #227
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion #72
  • Sex Criminals #21
  • Abbott #1
  • X-Men: Legion – The Shadow King Rising Trade Paperback

Relevant Links/Information

  • Mike – @mikerapin
  • Paul – @OhHiPaulie@SpikePilePod
  • René – @Rodrigur29
  • I Kill Giants BotM discussion thread
  • Recommended Reading:
  • Rene
    • Superman Earth One by J. Michael Straczynski
    • New Krypton by Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Sterling Gates
    • War of the Supermen by James Robinson and Sterling Gates (You’re that alien)
    • “Grounded” Arc (Superman #700 – #714, Pre-New 52) by J. Michael Straczynski
    • What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? By Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, and Lee Bermejo (Action Comics #775)
    • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime Special #1 by Geoff Johns (Flawed Superman)
    • Infinite Crisis by Geoff Johns (The Symbol)
    • “For Tomorrow” storyline by Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee (conversation with Father Leone)
    • American Alien by Max Landis
  • Paul
    • Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen
    • Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid & Leinil Yu
    • “The Jungle Line” by Alan Moore & Rick Veitch (DC Comics Presents #85)
    • Alan Moore’s Superman stories are all great: “For the Man Who Has Everything” (Superman Annual #11) & “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”
    • “The Curse of Superman” by Grant Morrison & Gene Ha (Action Comics vol. 2 #9)
    • All-Star Superman
    • “Must There Be a Superman?” by Elliot S. Maggin & Curt Swan (Superman #247)
      • Miracle Monday by Elliot S. Maggin
    • “Savior” by Rob Williams & Chris Weston (Adventures of Superman #12)

Our music is provided by Infinity Shred. You can find them on Bandcamp.

This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs.

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