We’re back! For the first time in weeks – but it felt like years to us – Cullen, John, and Jerry are all together in the studio to get some nerdy comic talk in together.
There is a lot going on right now, so we dive into the news head first. By the time this podcast posts, Daredevil season two will have been available on Netflix for about eight hours so there may be some listeners nearly finished with their first viewing of the sophomore season. The guys give their thoughts on the new season, and what we hope to see (or not see) in the next batch of episodes featuring New York City lawyer Matt Murdock, and the odd life he lives.
Next up is the release in just six days of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of us bemoans the over-use of the “Bat-Voice”, which just prompts the other two guys to do their best takes on said Bat-Voice. The guys choose sides in this battle – two for Batman, one for Superman. That, in turn, leads into a discussion of our favorite interpretations of Superman over the years. I think we are all in agreement that Superman-Red and Superman-Blue were not a high moment in the character’s history.
Last week, we got a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War, which introduces another character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Needless to say, a lot of people have been talking about Underoos for the last week.
If any of you will be at C2E2 this weekend in Chicago, John will be working at the Houchen Bindery booth. Please stop by and say hi. In fact, stop by and give him a hug!
As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, and we hope you enjoy the show.
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I could be wrong, but when you guys were talking about the TV depictions of Superman I think you left out the Fleischer cartoons version. Also, if you can call them movies, there were a couple of Columbia Pictures releases in the late 40’s-early 50’s starring Kirk Alyn.
BTW, love the show. I’ve been listening for a few months now and I always get a kick out of your conversations.
First, thank you very much for giving our show a listen. It never ceases to amaze us when someone tells us they listen to the show. We are glad you found us, and we hope you stick around for a long time.
You are completely correct! We did forget to mention the Fleischer cartoons, as well as the Kirk Alyn serials. In particular, the Fleischer cartoons served as the inspiration for the DC animated series of the 1990s, in terms of the look and designs. Going back just a little further, we should have also mentioned the radio dramas of the early 1940s. So much of the Superman mythos was first introduced in the radio shows (Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and kryptonite).
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Thank you for your reply.
I hadn’t even thought about the old radio shows. Good catch! I was focusing on the “moving pictures” versions. :) I didn’t know that kryptonite, Jimmy and Perry were introduced in the radio dramas. Once again, I learn something new from your podcast.
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Really great catches! I’ve always really loved those Fleischer cartoons. I think they really capture the original spirit of the character.
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My kids love those Fleischer cartoons! We got the collectors edition box set of the Superman movies years ago and the special features included all the old Fleischer cartoons. Not only do they capture the spirit of the character as you said, but they also remind us of the evolution of the character. Back then Superman couldn’t fly and his super strength wasn’t as God-like as it is now. They sure do portray Lois as an amoral opportunist, don’t they?
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You are correct. I find that lots of female characters come out unfavorably in those books. A bit of he-man woman-haters club going on.