Episode #50: DC Comics Presents #50 (Superman & Clark Kent)

Episode 50

Clark Kent

Episode #50: Superman & Clark Kent

DC Comics Presents

This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #50. The show has a new theme song.  Thank You, Luke Daab!  We begin the show with some Listener Feedback and some Facebook numbers.  (I again grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, Clark Kent.  During the reading of our comic, when we reach the middle of the issue, a slight celebration will occur.  That marks the half-way point of the comics we will be covering in the DC Comics Presents series.  We close the show by going down to the Comic Spinner Rack.

One comment on “Episode #50: DC Comics Presents #50 (Superman & Clark Kent)

  1. Congratulations on reaching the halfway point of the DC Comics Presents series of comics (although, not of your podcast, from your mention of some possible extras). I smiled at the mini-celebration at the halfway point of your analysis.

    LOVE the new theme song! Thank you, Luke Daab! This piece really calls Superman to mind. Excellent work!

    I also like your “Clark Kent Action Figure, Complete with Fedora” on the web-page.

    Of course, we’ve seen Superman (or Superboy) and Clark split into separate people before, for example through the effects of Red Kryptonite. This story presented an interesting “take” on that split, with Superman seeming less “human”, or at least less empathetic, without Clark as a moderating effect on him. I don’t think I’d call him “arrogant Superman” so much as “aloof Superman” or “alien Superman”, but he’s not quite the hero we’ve grown to admire over the years.

    I wonder what caused the Miracle Machine to show up on that particular planetoid, and what happened to it after this story. We know it shows up in the 30th Century in possession of the Legion of Super-Heroes, but was it sitting on that planetoid for a thousand years, or had it been discovered and passed from person to person over the years? That could have made an interesting “back-up” series: “Adventures of the Miracle Machine”.

    It’s always touching to see Superman/Clark visiting the graves of Ma and Pa Kent. I think any Silver or Bronze Age fan would have to have a heart of stone not to “get something in my eye” at that kind of scene.

    Thanks, as always, Russell, and keep up the good work.


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