The New 52 Adventures of Superman
A podcast reviewing and exploring every Superman adventure in DC Comics -- The New 52
02 Superboy Supergirl Superman 1

After the tremendous response you gave to episode 1, how could we not return for more?

In this second episode of The New 52 Adventures of Superman, we turn our attention to the rest of the Superman stable of books: Superboy 1, Supergirl 1, and Superman 1.  The Superman universe in this New 52 universe is unfolding before our eyes, so it is of course our job to dissect and talk about what we like, what we love, and every now and again what we wish were different.

We do hope you enjoy the show, "we" being Jon M. Wilson from Golden Age Superman, J. David Weter of PADSmash!: An Incredible Hulk Podcast and Green Lantern's Light, as well as Michael Kaiser, coming out of retirement after having been involved with a couple different shows in months gone.  If you have thoughts on the books we cover or on our comments regarding them, please share them by writing an email or comment below.

Next episode due February 1

Direct download: New_52_Adventures_02.mp3
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  • I like the top half of Supergirl's costume but hate how the leave so much open. How do you guys like these changes?

    posted by: Quinton on 2012-05-23 05:00:40

  • I'm still catching up (obviously) with you guys, but wanted to say what a good job I think you're doing. I am thrilled there's a podcast on the Superman network that is tracking the new 52 Super titles, right from the get-go. I, for one, do not miss Superman's red exterior underwear; and I agree with J. David: Supergirl's new costume is far too "iffy" around the lower regions. (I also agree with him that this is nowhere near as bad as the Michael Turner mess.) I have a 4-year-old daughter who really likes Wonder Woman, but the "bathing suit" aspect of her and this Supergirl's costume really do detract when presenting these heroines as role models for girls. This is a teenage girl, and a modest skirt would be much more appropriate. That aside, I am really enjoying the new Supergirl series. It's not got quite the emotional heart of the Igle-Sterling run we just came off of, but it's action-packed and a lot of fun, and this Kara has lots of potential. As for Superman's two titles (I'm not reading Superboy - budgets only go so far): So far, I've preferred "Action" to "Superman," but now that Jurgens is on the latter title, it has really dramatically improved. I wish Morrison had kept Superman in the jeans-and-t-shirt mode longer than he did, and didn't bring in weirdo time travel stuff on top of a reimagined Braniac; but, oh, well. I do, however, agree that the Superman title has a nice "Bronze Age" feel to it. That was the era in which I was first exposed to Superman, so I appreciate touches like GBS, Morgan Edge, and so on. And I frankly don't think the loss of the Clark-Lois marriage is that devastating. It'll be back, eventually. It's not like Peter Parker and MJ, after all; in most people's minds, the Superman-Clark-Lois triangle is one of the defining elements of the mythos. And I *really* liked the analysis of how Clark having devoted a life-long career to "the homeless stories" would lead to isolation, loneliness, etc. It made a lot of sense and added real depth to my appreciation of the issue, and the reboot overall. Yep, you've got a good 'cast going here - keep up the good work! Mike (Bibliomike) Poteet Havertown, PA

    posted by: Mike Poteet on 2012-05-03 18:23:20

  • another great podcast,

    posted by: Bob Marshall on 2012-02-02 20:03:01

  • I just found out about the podcast and I'm really looking forward to listening to it....... Up,Up And Away!

    posted by: Cory Moore on 2012-01-21 07:25:45

  • You raised a lot of good questions. We'll address these on the show. Thanks for listening!

    posted by: Jon M. Wilson on 2012-01-17 03:29:47

  • Man, I love this show! I started, as I think a lot of us did, as a fan of From Crisis to Crisis and branched out from there. I've been following Amazing Spider-Man Classics (thanks for that one, Jon), many of the other superman podcast network podcasts, and also Legends of the Batman (R.I.P) So far, this show is rated up there with Crisis to Crisis as far as I'm concerned. A couple of things that were just on my mind: 1. Thank you guys so much for your insights into all these books, especially Superboy. There was tons of stuff I was missing, mostly because I never read deathstroke/teen titans or any Wildstorm outside of The Authority. Even in action, you guys caught a few things I missed an that's just fun. 2. I have a theory about something in Action that I wanted to share: I think that Clark's mystery informant is, in fact, Lex Luthor. I know there's nothing solid to prove that. However, in Justice League #1, when Bats and GL meet Superman, the smashed building Superman rushes out of has a twisted sign in the background that says Luthor Corp Industries or something to that effect. At any rate, it is a Luthor-owned building. Currently in action, it doesn't feel like Luthor has a company or presence in Metropolis outside of his consultancy with the government. Maybe he's just a buisnessman in Metropolis on the side, but wouldn't it be interesting if he's mannipulating Clark Kent without realizing that Kent is Superman in an attempt to oust Glenmorgan and create a power vaccume that he can fill himself? 3. I feel that the mood throughout the issues of Superman we've gotten so far have been kind of uncomforatably sullen. Does any one else feel like this? Ok, this is getting really, really long. I love this show, I am very fond of you guys as the hosts. Please, please, please for my sake if no one elses, keep doing this show. Looking forward to the next one, Alex

    posted by: Alexander McConnell on 2012-01-16 18:46:39

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