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

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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 #89 (Superman & The Omega Men)

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Episode #89 (Superman & The Omega Men)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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DC Challenge


I am once again in the podcasting chair, interchanging with Guest Hosts for the next couple of episodes. Today, we will be going through DC Comics Presents #89. The episode begins with some Listener Feedback, followed by everyone’s favorite segment, Russell’s Comic Brag. (OK…I might be exaggerating!)  Next, a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, The Omega Men. After that, we’ll get into our issue; DC Comics Presents #89. 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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Showcase Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown, Volume 1


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.


4th (and Final) Annual Christmas Episode – Batman & The Outsiders #19

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2017 Christmas Episode


Russell’s Comic Brag

Batman Family Series
Batman Family Series


Welcome to the 4th (and sadly Final) Christmas Special for The DC Comics Presents Show! This time out, we’ll be getting into Batman & The Outsiders #19. We start this episode, for the first time in a long time, with the Russell’s Comic Brag segment and it’s brought to you by a very special guest. Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Batman & The Outsiders. Then we will delve into our issue, Batman & The Outsiders #19. Finally, we’ll take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack. All that and special Christmas Music splashed throughout the episode. I hope you enjoy my gift to you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, PODCAST LISTENER!!

DC Comics Presents #81 (Superman & Ambush Bug)

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Episode #81 (Superman & Ambush Bug)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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I am back in the Podcasting Chair this week, and this time out we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #81. The show starts with some Listener Feedback. (Yes…I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews) Next, I have a Russell’s Comic Brag to talk about. Then, we’ll have a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Ambush Bug. After a podcast promo, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #81. Finally, we take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

DC Comics Presents #78 (Superman & The Forgotten Villains) Guest Host: Back To The Bins

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Episode #78 (Superman & The Forgotten Villains)


This time around I will be splitting the duties with my Guest HostsBack To The Bins. (Scott Gardner, Paul Spataro, and Bill Robinson)  First, I will be doing a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guests, The Forgotten Villains.  After that Scott, Paul, and Bill will get into our book, DC Comics Presents #78.  Finally, I will take us on a trip to The Comic Spinner Rack.

Back To The Bins

Episode #72: DC Comics Presents #72 (Superman & The Joker & Phantom Stranger)

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Episode #72: Superman & The Joker & Phantom Stranger


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superman #204


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #72. The show starts with some Listener Feedback and I give an update for Facebook Page Likes and I-Tunes Rating. (Yes…I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews) After that, we move on to everyone’s favorite segment; Russell’s Comic Brag, where I get to talk about another comic purchase.  Then, we have an update on the Spotlight for Superman‘s two Guests, The Joker and Phantom Stranger.  Next, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #72.  Finally, we take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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 #69: DC Comics Presents #69 (Superman & Blackhawk)

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Episode #69: Superman & Blackhawk


Russell’s Comic Brag

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World’s Finest #167


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #69. The show starts with some Listener Feedback and I give an update for Facebook Page Likes and I-Tunes Rating. (and I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews) Next, we move on to everyone’s favorite segment; Russell’s Comic Brag, where I get to talk about another comic purchase .  Then, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Blackhawk.  Next, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #69.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #65: DC Comics Presents #65 (Superman & Madame Xanadu)

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Episode #65: Superman & Madame Xanadu


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #65. The episode begins with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Madame Xanadu.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #65.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #64: DC Comics Presents #64 (Superman & Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth)

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Episode #64: Superman & Kamandi


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #64. The episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (and once more I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #64.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #63: DC Comics Presents #63 (Superman & Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld)

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Episode #63: Superman & Amethyst


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #63. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once more I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld.  Then, we delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #63.  We close out the episode with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #62: DC Comics Presents #62 (Superman & The Freedom Fighters)

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Episode #62: Superman & The Freedom Fighters


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #62. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once again I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews…only a few weeks left to get to my goal of 25 Reviews!)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, The Freedom Fighters.  Then, we delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #62.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #61: DC Comics Presents #61 (Superman & O.M.A.C. [One Man Army Corps])

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Episode #61: Superman & O.M.A.C.


Russell’s Comic Brag

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A big Thank You to Dave McElvenney!!


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #61.  We begin the show with the return of the Russell’s Comic Brag segment.  Next up is a little listener feedback. (and as usual, I grovel for more comments and emails) I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, O.M.A.C. – One Man Army Corps.  Then we get right into the DC Comics Presents #61 issue.  We close the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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 #54: DC Comics Presents #54 (Superman & Green Arrow)

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Episode #54: Superman & Green Arrow


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #54.  The episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (I also continue to grovel for more email & some I-Tunes Reviews/Ratings)  Next, I will be re-presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Green Arrow.  (I add a little bit more information from the original Spotlight)  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #54.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #53: DC Comics Presents #53 (Superman In The House Of Mystery)

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Episode #53: Superman In The House Of Mystery


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superman #151

A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon is loose on Earth and Superman must stop the creature.


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Even though it’s not Halloween yet, I try to give this episode that type of feel.  ENJOY!

This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #53.  We begin the show with a Russell’s Comic Brag segment.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, The House Of Mystery.  In this issue, along with our Superman/House Of Mystery story, I will also be presenting a 16-Page Comic Preview for “Atari Force“ along with a Spotlight Extra on the team.  We close the show with 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 #49: DC Comics Presents #49 (Superman & SHAZAM!)

Episode 49

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Episode #49: Superman & SHAZAM!


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #49. We are now in the post-“Whatever Happened To?!” era.  This episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (I also continue to grovel for I-Tunes Reviews/Ratings)  Next, I will be re-presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Captain Marvel.  (I add a little bit more information from the original Spotlight)  Then, I will get into our issue number 49.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #47: DC Comics Presents #47 (Superman & The Masters Of The Universe)

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Episode #47 (Superman & The Masters Of The Universe)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #47.  Due to the length of the Spotlight segment, we will forego Listener Feedback. So our Episode will open with a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Masters Of The Universe.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment concludes the Golden Age Sandman story from Episode #42. This time we will find out Whatever Happened To..? to Sandy The Golden Boy.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #46: DC Comics Presents #46(Superman & The Global Guardians)

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Episode #46 (Superman & The Global Guardians)


Russell’s Comic Brag
Flash 270-271

Flash #270 – While Barry Allen learns of Professor Gilbert Nephron’s untested process for reversing a criminal’s evil impulses, the Flash must deal with a silent criminal who dresses as a clown and uses deadly gadgets.
Flash #271 – The Flash escapes The Clown’s bomb blast. Meanwhile, several other plots are unfolding; Iris’ frustration towards her husband grows, the Flash continues to be sought by a female stalker, and Barry finally witnesses Dr. Nephron’s controversial criminal-rehabilitation procedure with Clive Yorkin. If that’s not enough, The Clown prepares his next caper by kidnapping two politicians and the president of the power company. He traps the Flash and places him atop an acrobatic gyroscope along with the other men. The four try to balance themselves on the electrical power-lines, while the Clown strikes a sinister chord causing the sputtering wires to smoke.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #46. We will start the show with some Listener Feedback. (I also grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, the long-awaited return of Russell’s Comic Brag.  I bring two books, not just one!  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s GuestsThe Global Guardians.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #45: DC Comics Presents #45 (Superman & Firestorm)

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Episode #45 (Superman & Firestorm)


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #45. A shorter episode this time around as we begin the episode with a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Firestorm.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.


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Episode #44: DC Comics Presents #44 (Superman & Dial ‘H’ For Hero)

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Episode #44 (Superman & Dial ‘H’ For Hero)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #44. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, a back-and-forth from the Facebook page plus a new I-Tunes Review.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Dial ‘H’ For Hero.  Sadly, we may have come to the end of the Hostess Ad era!  Very SAD!  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #43: DC Comics Presents #43 (Superman & The Legion Of Super-Heroes)

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Episode #43 (Superman & The Legion Of Super-Heroes)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #43. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a celebratory Facebook number is mentioned.  (there’s also some new begging and groveling for feedback and I-Tunes reviews!)  I will be presenting an “updated” Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Legion Of Super-Heroes.  (You may notice the difference in sound quality)  I had to do another Hostess Ad (SORRY!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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)

Episode 40

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 #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 #36: DC Comics Presents #36 (Superman & Starman)

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Episode #36 (Superman & Starman)


Russell’s Comic Brag

Krypton Chronicles

The Krypton Chronicles

A three-issue limited series published in 1981.
The series explores the genealogy of Superman’s birth-family, the House of EL.


A shorter episode this time out.  We’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #36. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a Facebook Page update.  Then we’ll go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Starman.  Another Hostess Ad, performed by Charlie Niemeyer.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #33: DC Comics Presents #33 (Superman & Shazam!)

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Episode #33 (Superman & Shazam!)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superman #198

The Superman Revenge Squad attempts to lure the Man of Steel into an other-dimensional trap with a Clark Kent android.


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #33. We’ll start this episode with some Listener Feedback and then go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting another “extra long” Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Shazam! Our “Whatever Happened To..?” changes to “Whatever Will Happen To..?” for this one episode. There, we will delve into the character Star Hawkins where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  SORRY..I had to create another Hostess Ad. And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #31: DC Comics Presents #31 (Superman & Robin The Teen Wonder)

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Episode #31 (Superman & Robin)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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Action Comics #355 (1967)

Biochemist Karl Keller has been imprisoned in a forced labor camp after criticizing his country’s leadership. Keller escapes after discovering some Kryptonian chemicals that when ingested give him an explosive punch. The scientist then comes to America where he becomes a boxer called the One Punch Kid. During one match, Superman disguises himself as Keller’s opponent and is surprised when a punch knocks him down.  Later, Keller creates a costumed identity for himself called the Annihilator. He holds a grudge against Superman, since the Man of Steel did not free him from the labor camp. The Annihilator then becomes a super-villain and his punch is able to best Superman. The Man of Steel is forced to retreat in order to develop a strategy against his newest foe.


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #31. We’ll start this episode with an email and some more talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Robin The Teen Wonder. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Golden Age Robotman where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.