In honor of Superman’s 75th anniversary, we’re going to take a look at one of the big events from Superman’s 40th anniversary: The enlargement of Kandor. That’s right. Superman finally finds a way to fulfill a promise that he made 20 years earlier (real time). Plus, Superboy and the Legion deal with some vengeful super-villains!
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Wipe your eyes and turn that frown upside down…I am back. Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. Household disasters seemed to have happened all at once. (Bats…Air Conditioning gone out…Lawn Mower stopped working) I know that’s no excuse…but I’m back now.
Really nothing else to add to my comments about Superman vs Muhammad Ali episodes. Issue awesome…Michael Bradley awesome…Commentary awesome…!
Superman vs Shazam episode was another great one. I still haven’t gotten that oversized comic yet. I have always been a Captain Marvel fan (even dressed up as him for Halloween one year as a kid). And it’s always great when you and J. David Weter get together.
Episode #83 “Let My People Grow” Superman #338 has always been one of my favorites. I did get this comic book when it was released in May of 1979. I no longer have my original copy, but I do have one. (by the way, this story was reprinted in Best Of DC Comic Digest #59 and in the trade paperback entitled
Superman: The Bottle City Of Kandor) I am glad you mentioned the Supermobile. I was wondering why Superman didn’t use it during the Supernova mission, but your point is valid as well about building a rocket when he could have used the Supermobile. Why do some have such a problem with the Supermobile? I think it’s a neat piece of machinery. I know Superman doesn’t usually need a vehicle, but it’s there when he does. As you were going through the ads, and came to the Fruit Stripe Gum item search, you were going through the items to find. (eg. 3 oranges, 3 lemons, etc.) I thought for sure you were going to end your recitation with “a partridge in a pear tree”. Here is some info on the 1943 copper penny. According to the American Numismatic Association, the 1943 copper-alloy cent is one of the most idealized and potentially one of the most sought-after items in American numismatics. Nearly all circulating pennies at that time were struck in zinc-coated steel because copper and nickel were needed for the Allied war effort. An estimated 40 examples are believed to have been struck, with 12 confirmed to exist. The error occurred when copper planchets were left in the press hopper and press machines during the changeover from copper to steel blanks. Examples were discovered after the War, with the first two in 1947, and another in 1958. An example was first sold in 1958 for $40,000; one mint condition specimen sold for over $200,000 in 2004.
I couldn’t come up with my “favorite” kryptonite story. But I did come up with a possible “favorite” for next time. How about what bronze age Superman tale would you like re-imagined for a story today? or if that’s too tough what bronze age tale or story arc would you like to see as an animated movie?
That’s about all I got for now. Eagerly awaiting your next episode…