DC Comics Presents #97 (Superman & The Final Chapter Of The Phantom Zone Criminals)

Episode 97

Episode #97 (Superman & The Final Chapter Of The Phantom Zone Criminals)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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All-Star Squadron


 


This is it!…the final issue of DC Comics Presents.  The episode begins with some Listener Feedback, followed by everyone’s favorite segment, Russell’s Comic Brag. (OK…I might be exaggerating!) Next, I will be spotlighting Superman‘s Guest?…well, not really his guest.  But Superman will be going up against The Phantom Zone Criminals.  So this episodes’ Spotlight will be about The Phantom Zone.  After some podcast promos, we’ll get right into our book; DC Comics Presents #97. The show closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.


 

DC Comics Presents #87 (Superman & Superboy Of Earth-Prime)

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Episode #87 (Superman & Superboy)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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SORRY ONCE AGAIN FOR THE DELAY!!

I am once again in the podcasting chair..at least for this episode.  Today, we will be going through DC Comics Presents #87. The episode begins with some Listener Feedback, followed by a consecutive-episode edition of Russell’s Comic Brag. Next, a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, the Superboy from Earth-Prime.  After that, and for the first time in a long time, we have two stories to go through in our issue; DC Comics Presents #87. The show closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.


The DC Comics Presents Show – Crisis On Infinite Earths Special

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Crisis On Infinite Earths Special


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We’ll take a break from our DC Comics Presents issues and take a look at the great event that will be a focus in our comic over the next several weeks, Crisis On Infinite Earths.  I will have a short Spotlight on the event and then go a little more in-depth with information from my “Crisis On Infinite Earths Compendium“.

DC Comics Presents #82 (Superman & Adam Strange) Guest Host: Professor Alan

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Episode #82 (Superman & Adam Strange)

This time around you will be hearing from yet another Guest Host and a great podcaster in his own right, Professor Alan.  The good Professor will tell you about his comic book history as well as his history with Superman‘s Guests, Adam StrangeProfessor Alan is so good, I didn’t even have to put the stoppers in to announce the segments.  He does that himself.  Professor Alan will then take you through today’s issue, DC Comics Presents #82. The Professor closes out the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack as well as going through some of the ads in today’s issue.

The Relatively Geeky Network

DC Comics Presents #79 (Superman & Clark Kent) Guest Host: Charlie Niemeyer

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Episode #79: Superman & Clark Kent


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Charlie’s Comic Brag

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Superman: The Power Within


This episode will feature the podcast styling of Guest Host, Charlie Niemeyer. He will be going through all of the regular DC Comics Presents Show’s segments, but in the unmatchable Charlie Niemeyer podcasting style. First, Charlie has a Comic Brag to talk about.  Then you will hear a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, Clark Kent.  Next, Charlie takes you through this week’s issue, DC Comic Presents #79.  Charlie closes out the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

DC Comics Presents Annual #3 (Superman & Shazam!) Guest Host: Ted Kilvington

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Episode Annual #3: Superman & Shazam!


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This episode will feature the podcast stylings of Guest Host, Ted Kilvington. He will be going through all of the regular DC Comics Presents Show’s segments, but with Ted’s own podcast style. You will hear the Comic Spinner Rack, a Spotlight on Dr. Sivana while directing the listener to my previous Spotlights on Captain Marvel. (Episodes #34 & #49) And let’s not forget about the comic itself. Ted does a synopsis as well as a page-by-page interpretation of DC Comics Presents Annual #3.

Justice Trek

Episode #71: DC Comics Presents #71 (Superman & Bizarro) or Bizarro Takes Over The Show

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Episode #71: Superman & Bizarro


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The only thing I can say about this episode is that it’s a little strange! Bizarro-Superman #1 highjacked the podcast. He does complete a few of the usual show segments, but I had to record a few things to make the show complete. We will have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest, Bizarro, which he thoroughly enjoyed up until the end.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #71.  Finally, we take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.  The show closes with a happy ending!

Episode #56: DC Comics Presents #56 (Superman & Power Girl)

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Episode #56: Superman & Power Girl


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #56. We get right into the episode this week with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest, Power Girl.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #56.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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Power Girl shares her thoughts on Kevin Bacon

Episode #55: DC Comics Presents #55 (Superman & Air Wave) [with special Guest Stars: Superboy & The Golden Age Air Wave]

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Episode #55: Superman & Air Wave


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #55. We get right into the episode this week with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest, Air Wave.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #55.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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

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Episode #50: Superman & Clark Kent


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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.

DC Comics Presents Annual #1 (Superman & Golden Age Superman) or A Visit From Back To The Bins

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Episode Annual #1: Superman & Golden Age Superman

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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents Annual #1. The episode starts out with a Spotlight for Superman‘s Guest, The Golden Age (or Earth-2) Superman.  Next, and for the first time, I have Special Guests! To help me dissect this issue, I will be getting some help from Back To The Bins podcasters Paul Spataro and Bill Robinson.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Back To The Bins

Episode #42: DC Comics Presents #42 (Superman & The Unknown Soldier)

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Episode #42 (Superman & The Unknown Soldier)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #42.  We start the show with some Listener Feedback.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Unknown Soldier.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment deals with the Golden Age Sandman.  The Hostess Ads have not ended just yet.  Thanks to Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (from Tales Of The JSA), another one will be performed.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #41: DC Comics Presents #41 (Superman & The Joker)

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Episode #41 (Superman & The Joker)

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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #41. I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Joker.  Instead of a “Whatever Happened To..?” segment, this time around we will be getting into a 16-page preview of “The New Wonder Woman“. (No Hostess Ad this time…I hope the ads haven’t stopped yet!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

 

Episode #40: DC Comics Presents #40 (Superman & Metamorpho: The Element Man)

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Episode #40 (Superman & Metamorpho)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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World’s Finest #146

While Batman visits Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, Superman observes five minutes of silence in Krypton’s memory. Pictures of Krypton stir Batman’s memory of his childhood. He remembers certain places on Krypton that Superman has never revealed to him. He also recalls flying on Earth. Batman believes that he too may be from Krypton.   Investigation of the mystery leads Batman to Dr. Thomas Ellison, a friend of his father. Bruce finds photographs in Ellison’s possession which confirm his suspicions. Ellison also withholds a secret belief that he caused Krypton’s destruction. Superman follows Batman to Ellison’s home, where the Caped Crusader is attempting to learn the truth. Ellison explains that using a telescope, he observed Krypton prior to the planet’s destruction. Toddler Bruce Wayne who lived next door to Ellison also observed Krypton. Ellison taught Bruce Kryptonian lore and using wires made it appear that Bruce could fly, accounting for Bruce’s memories. Ellison also observed that a reaction was building inside Krypton. He attempted to stop it using a neutralizing ray, but instead the device accelerated Krypton’s destruction. Superman is angered over the revelation. He uses a time-scope to force Ellison to watch his parents die. While watching, Superman and Ellison both see Jor-EL and Lara monitoring Krypton’s impending doom. Jor-EL detects Ellison’s intervention, but observes that the neutralizing ray has no effect. Krypton then explodes. Ellison’s conscious is finally cleared after learning that he was not responsible for destroying Krypton. Superman apologizes for his anger and thanks Ellison for attempting to save his world.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #40. We will start the show with a returning Russell’s Comic Brag.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Metamorpho.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Air Wave from the Golden Age where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #39: DC Comics Presents #39 (Superman & Plastic Man)

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Episode #39 (Superman & Plastic Man)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #39. We start the episode with some Listener Feedback, including the long-awaited 10th I-Tunes Review.  Next up, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Plastic Man.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Richard Dragon: Kung-Fu Fighter where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #38: DC Comics Presents #38 (Superman & The Flash)

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Episode #38 (Superman & The Flash)


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #38. No holding back this time as we start out with our Spotlight segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Flash.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into The Crimson Avenger where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #29: DC Comics Presents #29 (Superman & The Spectre)

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Episode #29 (Superman & The Spectre)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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Fireside Book Series – Collects Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st series) #3, Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #12, Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #3, and the Hulk stories from Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) #60-75 and 88. Featuring some of the Jade Giant’s earliest adventures including his origin and some of his greatest battles with the Avengers, Sub-Mariner, Fantastic Four, the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime, the nefarious Leader, and more. Featuring appearances by Rick Jones, Betty Ross, and General “Thunderbolt” Ross, the man who would become the Hulk’s most tenacious adversary.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #29. We’ll start this episode with an email, a couple of I-Tunes reviews, and some talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Spectre. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Dr. Mid-Nite where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #27: DC Comics Presents #27 (Superman & Manhunter From Mars)

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Episode #27 (Superman & Martian Manhunter)

Martian Manhunter


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superboy #144

After preventing an armored car heist, Superboy discovers his uniform is replaced with another one! When he goes home, Ma and Pa claim another boy is their son and Superboy. Then when he goes to the attic, Jor-EL and Lara attack him. Can Superboy figure out what’s going on and convince everyone that he’s the real Superboy?


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #27. I have one email to read as well as a Comic Brag to talk about.  I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, J’onn J’onnz The Martian Manhunter. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Congorilla (Congo Bill) where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #26: DC Comics Presents #26 (Superman & Green Lantern)

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Episode #26 (Superman & Green Lantern)

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This time out, we’ll getting into DC Comics Presents #26. I will be re-presenting the Spotlight I did for DC Comics Presents #6 on Green Lantern. But I will updating my thoughts towards the end of it with Green Lantern in the Media. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Sargon The Sorcer where I will have another Spotlight as well as the story itself. There will be yet another Spotlight on The New Teen Titans, who debut in this comic, as well as their first story. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.


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Episode #23: DC Comics Presents #23 (Superman & Doctor Fate)

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Episode 23 Superman & Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superboy received a message from deep space from his Kryptonian father Jor-EL. Investigating, he discovers the bodies of Jor-EL and Lara in a space capsule surrounded by Kryptonite radiation. He is then pushed close to the capsule by Xonar, an old foe of his father. Superboy is rescued by Dr. Krylo, another Kryptonian and is taken to safety. Krylo explains that he was able to cryogenically preserve himself and Superboy’s parents even though Jor-EL did not want to be preserved. Superboy and Krylo then enlist the aid of Jonathan Kent to retrieve the capsule. Xonar strikes again to stop them, but Superboy fights him off. The villain then crashes into a space mine and is killed. Krylo exposes himself to the Kryptonite to save Jonathan. Superboy then takes the bodies of his parents back to Earth hoping to revive them. However, a recording inside the rocket explains that both Jor-EL and Lara were dying of radiation poisoning before they were placed into the rocket by Krylo. Reviving them would only lead to another painful death, so Superboy leaves their bodies in the rocket and returns it to deep space.


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #23. I will be bringing another installment of “Russell’s Comic Brag“. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest Star, Doctor Fate. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #21: DC Comics Presents #21 (Superman & The Elongated Man)

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Episode 21 Superman & The Elongated Man


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superman agrees to carry several instruments to an alien world to study an unusual reaction inside that world’s sun. While on the alien planet, the sun changes from yellow to red robbing Superman of his powers. He is able to send a message back to Earth. He meets a race of cave men. One of the cave men steals his costume, then he contracts a fever. Eventually Lois, Jimmy, and an astronomer arrive as part of a rescue party. Jimmy retrieves Superman’s costume and they return to Earth.


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #21. I will be reading a couple of emails and be bringing another installment of “Russell’s Comic Brag“. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, The Elongated Man. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #19: DC Comics Presents #19 (Superman & Batgirl)

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Episode #19 Superman & Batgirl

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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The Superhero Women strike back! Another valiant volume in the Marvel Origins series, stories about the start of your favorite Marvel maidens–including Ms. Marvel, Red Sonja, Hela (Goddess Of Death), Lyra (the Femizon), Shanna The She-Devil, Medusa (one of the Inhumans), The Invisible Girl from The Fantastic Four, The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), The Black Widow, and The Cat. Liberate yourself from worries with the women’s side of super sagas in The Superhero Women!


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #19. I will be bringing another installment of “Russell’s Comic Brag“. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Batgirl. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #15: DC Comics Presents #15 (Superman & The Atom)

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Episode #15 Superman & The Atom

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #15. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, The Atom.  I will be reading some E-Mail and Facebook Comments. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale. Hope you enjoy!!

Episode #14: DC Comics Presents #14 (Superman & Superboy)

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Episode #14 Superman & Superboy


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #14. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Superboy?!  Wait..Superman was Superboy so how…I guess we’ll get into it later. I will be reading E-Mail and introducing some new Podcast Promos.  Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale. Hope you enjoy!!

Episode #13: DC Comics Presents #13 (Superman & The Legion Of Super-Heroes)

This episode is dedicated to J. David Weter,
the biggest Legion Of Super-Heroes fan I know.

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #13. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Stars, The Legion Of Super-Heroes. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.  Hope you enjoy!!

Episode #11: DC Comics Presents #11 (Superman & Hawkman)

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #11. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Hawkman. I will be reading a I-Tunes Review and talking about some cartoons. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.  There’s also a “cheap” plug for MyComicShop.COM along the way!

Episode #10: DC Comics Presents #10 (Superman & SGT. Rock)

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Episode #10 Superman & SGT. Rock


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #10. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, SGT Rock. I will be reading a new email and my first I-Tunes Review.  Plus, I will be doing my very first Hostess Ad (sorry listeners) and we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #9: DC Comics Presents #9 (Superman & Wonder Woman)

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Episode #9 Superman & Wonder Woman

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #9. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Wonder Woman. I will update the listeners to the Facebook post mentioned in the previous episode. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #8: DC Comics Presents #8 (Superman & Swamp Thing)

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #8. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Swamp Thing. I will read an email and respond to a Facebook post.  Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #7: DC Comics Presents #7 (Superman & Red Tornado)

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #7. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Red Tornado. Plus, we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.  My affiliation with MyComicShop.COM is mentioned, so click on the link if you want to help out.

Episode #6: DC Comics Presents #6 (Superman & Green Lantern)

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Episode #6: Superman & Green Lantern


This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #6. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Green Lantern. Plus, I ask for help in finding other podcasts that have done DC Comics Presents comic issues and we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.

Episode #5: DC Comics Presents #5 (Superman & Aquaman)

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This episode we delve into DC Comics Presents #5. I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest Star, Aquaman. Plus, I will be giving some shout-outs to some fellow podcasters and we will go to the Comic Spinner Rack to see what other comics were on sale.