10 episodes

It was the most unlikely art heist of all time. Join some improbable detectives and one determined comic book dealer as they investigate the mysterious theft of the most important comic in the world ... a comic stolen from Nicolas Cage.

Stealing Superman iHeartPodcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 141 Ratings

It was the most unlikely art heist of all time. Join some improbable detectives and one determined comic book dealer as they investigate the mysterious theft of the most important comic in the world ... a comic stolen from Nicolas Cage.

    Stealing Superman: Episode Eight — Special Farewell Issue

    Stealing Superman: Episode Eight — Special Farewell Issue

    Nic Cage’s recovered copy of Action Comics #1 leaves a series of unanswered questions and prompts a reexamination of what really happened the night it went missing. Plus, we meet the billionaire Superman superfan who has the comic today.
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    • 46 min
    Stealing Superman: Episode Seven — Strange Visitor

    Stealing Superman: Episode Seven — Strange Visitor

    Eleven years after going missing, Nicolas Cage’s copy of Action #1 reportedly surfaces in an abandoned storage locker in California. To confirm it, cops go undercover and discover a story almost too good to be true.  
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    • 48 min
    Stealing Superman: Episode Six — Another Planet

    Stealing Superman: Episode Six — Another Planet

    Long before Nicolas Cage's copy of Action #1 was stolen, high school pals Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had to conjure up the character. But Superman may have never seen the light of day if not for a real crime that changed the duo’s lives forever.
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    • 47 min
    Stealing Superman: Episode Five — Now a Major Motion Picture

    Stealing Superman: Episode Five — Now a Major Motion Picture

    Nic Cage’s infamous comics heist proves irresistible to Hollywood, which mounts a film version of the theft — yet the finished movie has never been released. Plus: a different Superman origin story, about the time Cage donned the cape and tights. 
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    • 48 min
    Bonus: The Boy Who Loved Superman

    Bonus: The Boy Who Loved Superman

    A Superman collector in Illinois is horrified to discover his entire collection has gone missing. As police search for the thief, the collecting community delivers their own brand of justice.
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    • 31 min
    Stealing Superman: Episode Four – The Memphis Affair

    Stealing Superman: Episode Four – The Memphis Affair

    Nicolas Cage weds Lisa Marie Presley, but Memphis beckons for another reason. Another rare Cage comic turns up in the soulful city, leading police to think they’ve finally cracked the case.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

daddyojr ,

Very enjoyable!

Had never heard the story of Nick Cage’s stolen Action #1 and other comics, so this was some great story-telling on that plus other interesting stories related to Superman in general.

Pediheart ,

Wanted to like it but it meanders and the narrator is bad

this podcast had a great topic but it sorta promises more than it delivers. No final answer about the theft and lots of side stories that just sorta obfuscate the fact that the ‘investigation’ kinda figured out not all that much . Narrator has an annoying quality - there’s an earnestness in her tone no matter whether describing something of no importance or of great importance.

ldnq ,

Not your typical podcast

Absolutely loved this unique and winding story. Dana has a great narrative style.

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