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Alan Burke and Rob O'Connor, two Kryptonian superfans living in Ireland delve into the nooks and crannies of 80 years of Superman across all media - comics, TV shows, movies and even radio shows!

All Star Superfan Podcast Rob O'Connor, Alan Burke

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Alan Burke and Rob O'Connor, two Kryptonian superfans living in Ireland delve into the nooks and crannies of 80 years of Superman across all media - comics, TV shows, movies and even radio shows!

    #53 - Does the John Byrne MAN OF STEEL miniseries hold up?

    #53 - Does the John Byrne MAN OF STEEL miniseries hold up?

    "It was Krypton that made me Superman, but it's the Earth that makes me human."Alan and Rob take a look back on John Byrne's seminal 1986 MAN OF STEEL miniseries, the book that changed Superman forever. How does its fast-paced storytelling hold up? How did Byrne's decisions have ramifications for the ensuing decades of Superman (and DC) storytelling? Was there and overemphasis on Clark's Earth upbringing or did it provide a necessary grounding for the character? All these questions and more are answered PLUS we read some very divisive fan letters and tweets on the subject!
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    Episode edited by Alan Burke. Thanks to Shawn Allen for our music and Aaron Price for our show logo. Show notes and social media poster designed by Rob O'Connor with original art by John Byrne. 
     
     

    • 2 hr 50 min
    #52 - James Gunn's Superman costume reveal PLUS! A celebration of Fleischer Superman with Michael Bailey

    #52 - James Gunn's Superman costume reveal PLUS! A celebration of Fleischer Superman with Michael Bailey

    With the reveal of the full Superman costume from James Gunn's new "SUPERMAN" film hot off the presses, Alan and Rob give their immediate reaction. 
     
    Plus - the lads are joined once again by esteemed Superman podcaster Michael Bailey to examine the seminal Superman animated films produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1940s. The panel discusses the impact of these stunningly beautiful animated shorts and how the work of Max and Dave Fleischer would go on to have an enduring influence on the Superman mythology forevermore. They also examine how the production and popularity of the shorts would change animation forever and go on to inspire creators for decades to come. 
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    Thanks to Shawn Allen for our music. Social media poster designed by Rob O'Connor. Editing & Show Notes by Alan Burke.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #51 - INTERVIEW with 'Superman & Lois' staff writer ADAM MALLINGER

    #51 - INTERVIEW with 'Superman & Lois' staff writer ADAM MALLINGER

    Alan & Rob are joined by ‘Superman & Lois’ staff writer, Adam Mallinger to chat all about working on the first three seasons incredible series, from missing out on working on another CW show to landing his dream job writing the Man of Steel, from peppering the show with callbacks to previous live action iterations, to the crushing difficulties of working through the Covid pandemic and his very personal contributions to the ‘Earth Prime: Superman & Lois’ tie-in comic book.  We talk all about the heartbreak surrounding the show's imminent conclusion and the various factors that played into it.
     
    PLUS be the first to hear Adam’s pitch to DC Comics for a 3 Supermen team up which includes THREE (count 'em THREE) former live-action Supermen joining forces!
     
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    FACEBOOK:  @allstarsuperfanINSTAGRAM: @allstarsuperfanTWITTER:  @allstarsuperpodEMAIL:  allstarsuperpod@gmail.com
    Thanks to Shawn Allen for our music and Aaron Price for our logo. Social media poster designed by Rob O'Connor. Editing by Alan Burke. Show notes by Alan Burke and Rob O'Connor.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #50 - Superman LEGACY no more! Plus: A Special Message from Mark Waid, Last Days of Lex Luthor and Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow

    #50 - Superman LEGACY no more! Plus: A Special Message from Mark Waid, Last Days of Lex Luthor and Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow

    Rob and Alan unite in person for the first time ever for this bumper 50th episode extravaganza covering ALL of the latest Superman movie news - Legacy begone as James Gunn has now renamed the movie! What of the ballooning cast? Or the new/old logo? Will Fantastic Four's similar release date hurt Superman's chances? All of these choices and changes and many more discussed. 
    Also featured are detailed comic book reviews of "Superman: Last Days of Lex Luthor" by Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch as well as Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow by Tom King and Bilquis Eveley. 
    PLUS, we hear a special message from friend of the show and legendary creator Mark Waid with some reflections on how "Last Days of Lex Luthor" came to be, as well as why it has suffered some delays. 
     
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    Show logo by Aaron Price. Editing & Show Notes by Rob O'Connor

    • 1 hr 46 min
    #49 - An All Star Review of Scooby Doo and Krypto Too

    #49 - An All Star Review of Scooby Doo and Krypto Too

    "Great Caesar's Ghost!"
    "Not a ghost named after a salad!"
    ZOINKS! Alan & Rob join the Scooby Gang and Superman’s favourite canine sidekick Krypto, as Mystery Incorporated finally take on a Metropolis based mystery, the untimely disappearance of the Justice League in the recent animated movie, ‘Scooby-Doo and Krypto Too!’ (No, it’s not a sequel). 
    Are the gang up to the task of taking on the combined might of General Zod, Ursa, Non, Solomon Grundy, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Giganta, Brainiac, Lex Luthor and the mysterious phantoms terrorising The Hall of Justice? 
    Tune in to find out! 
    Alan & Rob also chat about a 2019 episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? in which the gang team up with Kevin Conroy’s Batman to take on the villainous Man-Bat…JINKIES! 
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    Show logo by Aaron Price. Editing & Show Notes by Alan Burke.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #48 - SHOWCASE: RoboCop Franchise Discussion feat. Stuart Mulrain

    #48 - SHOWCASE: RoboCop Franchise Discussion feat. Stuart Mulrain

    "Can you FLY, Bobby?"
     
    Alan and Rob usher in 2024 by taking a brief vacation from Metropolis all the way to Old Detroit (or is it Delta City by now?) to delve deeply into all the cybernetic treasures in the RoboCop franchise! Who is he? What is he? Is he a superhero or not? 
     
    In addition to Paul Verhoeven's original 1987 masterpiece, we talk the highs and lows of the sequels! The comics! The toys! The Joel Edgerton reboot! The TV miniseries from 2001! And of course, the hidden gem of the franchise (no seriously!), 1994's Canada-tastic RoboCop: The Series.
     
    PLUS we give our thoughts on the recently released RoboCop: Rogue City for PC and consoles. 
    This episode is a long one! Use the timecodes if you want to skip around!
     
    Joining the lads is returning guest Stuart Mulrain from the  And Why Not? podcast. Check out Stuart's own episode reviewing the first RoboCop movie! 
     
    NOTE: This episode was recorded before the recent New Game Plus update to Rogue City. Also we don't discuss the Milly Alcock Supergirl casting which literally happened last night!
     
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    TIMECODES: 
    00:00:00 - MediaBreak Bulletin
    00:03:10 - Intro Chat and Superman update
    00:09:07 - Why RoboCop?
    00:11:30 - RoboCop (1987) Discussion
    00:41:00 - RoboCop 2 (1990) Discussion
    00:57:35 - RoboCop 3 (1993) Discussion
    01:15:00 - RoboCop vs Terminator Comic (brief discussion)
    01:17:03 - RoboCop: The Series (1994) Discussion
    01:43:30 - RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001) Discussion
    01:51:55 - RoboCop (2014) Discussion
    02:01:00 - RoboCop: Rogue City (2023) Discussion
    02:15:48 - Where should the franchise go next? #
     
    All film music owned by its parent company; used for entertainment purposes only. Thanks to Shawn Allen for our theme song. Editing, social media and show notes by Rob O'Connor.

    • 2 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Witt2687 ,

The Best Superman Podcast!!

I can’t speak enough to how nice & enjoyable it is to listen to Alan and Rob talk about all things Superman with genuine sincerity and love. Never a moment of trolling or ridicule, this podcast serves as a true testament to Superman by sharing their love and admiration for the character and its properties. Even finding legitimate joy, fun, and humor in movie mishaps like 1997’s Steel, this podcast is like hanging out with your mates to share in the positivity of a character you all love. Great job gents!! Keep up the awesome work.

Adm_Ragu ,

Fantastic Superman Podcast!

Fantastic duo focusing on all things Superman related. Loved the interview with Gerard Christopher about his time as Superboy.

Sinatra12345 ,

They cover is all!

I absolutely love how this podcast doesn’t miss a moment! They cover everything that is Superman (or one of Sup’s buddies)! I particularly love the Lois and Clark coverage. So many ignore this gem of a show! I’m excited every time I see buzz words likes Teri or Dean or “the new adventures…”

Thank you for being a terrific way to enjoy my commute!!

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