32 episodes

Join Eric M. Esquivel (a real, live guy who wrote Superman a couple times!) and a rotating cast of SUPER special guest stars from around the LA creative community as they discuss their favorite stories featuring The Man Of Tomorrow, and how those stories impacted the work they do today.

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Join Eric M. Esquivel (a real, live guy who wrote Superman a couple times!) and a rotating cast of SUPER special guest stars from around the LA creative community as they discuss their favorite stories featuring The Man Of Tomorrow, and how those stories impacted the work they do today.

    #32: Superfriends Returns (with Arvind Ethan David)

    #32: Superfriends Returns (with Arvind Ethan David)

    In this, the first episode since the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS that was Meltdown Comics' closure, Eric sits down with the mighty Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Jagged Little Pill The Musical) to talk 1986's THE MAN OF STEEL, by John Byrne! 

    Topics include: Douglas Adams, being an American immigrant, and how 1980's politics shaped John Byrne's re-interpretation of the world's greatest hero!

    This Week's Guest: Arvind Ethan David

    TW/IG: @ArvD

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    Produced and engineered by Makenzie Mizell

    Music by Makenzie Mizell (https://www.makenziemizell.com/)

    Logo by Spencer Brinkeroff III (https://www.facebook.com/spencerB3/)

    • 42 min
    #31: Final Episode (with Steve Levy)

    #31: Final Episode (with Steve Levy)

    Steve Levy, executive producer for Starburns Industries, joins Eric on the FINAL episode of SuperFriends to talk Meltdown Comics' closure, his work on Harmontown and Ricking Morty-- and his love for iCarly! 


    Also: Rick and Morty season four spoilers (kind of)!

    Meltdown may be closed. The podcast may be over. But the battle for "Truth, Justice, and The American Way" is never-ending. Keep up the fight, Super Friends.

    This Week's Guest: Steve Levy

    TW/IG: @slevy79

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    Logo by Spencer Brinkeroff III (https://www.facebook.com/spencerB3/

    • 53 min
    #30: The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman (With Kevin Alvarez)

    #30: The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman (With Kevin Alvarez)

    Advertising guru Kevin Alvarez joins Eric in the studio to reminisce about the 2003 American Express campaign which was basically just a glorified excuse for Jerry Seinfeld to write two short films about Superman.

    Patrick Warburton (Brock Samson, The Tick) voiced Clark Kent!

    Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam) directed!

    Watch them here on the official (and super dated) website: http://www.wddg.com/projects/superman_seinfeld/

     

    This Week's Guest: Kevin Alvarez

    Instagram: @sweetboykev
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    • 56 min
    #29: Superman III (with Todd Bartoo)

    #29: Superman III (with Todd Bartoo)

    Todd Bartoo (Director/Writer of the upcoming film KILLING JOAN) joins Eric in the studio to discuss the cinematic question mark that is Superman 3.

    Topics include: studio notes, shady Hollywood dealings, and what the Heck a "producer" actually is.

    This Week's Guest: Todd Bartoo

    Website:  http://todfilm.com


    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/todfilm


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KillingJoan/

     

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    • 58 min
    #28: LOOK MAGAZINE February 27, 1940 (with Alex Wolinetz)

    #28: LOOK MAGAZINE February 27, 1940 (with Alex Wolinetz)

    Alex Wolinetz (Ravel) is a playwright, a comic book author, and a Jew! 

    In this episode, Alex joins Eric to discuss a rare two page comic by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman's creators) that appeared exclusively in LOOK Magazine, and features The Man Of Tomorrow taking on both Hitler and Stalin.

    Other topics include: Jerry and Joe's Judaism affecting their worldview, the entire Comic Book medium as an extension of Jewish culture, and the boys' punk rock attempt to reappropriate the terms "Übermensch" (used by Hitler) and "Man Of Steel" (used by Stalin), and apply them towards an American immigrant superhero. 

    Shalom!

    This Week's Guest: Alex Wolinetz

    Website: https://alexwolinetz.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexwolinetz

     

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    • 51 min
    #27: Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut (With James Fino)

    #27: Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut (With James Fino)

    In addition to being a massive Superman fan, James A. Fino is a 20 year veteran of The Entertainment Industry who has worked on bangers like Anomalisa, Community, Home Improvement, King Of The Hill, and more! He is also an Executive Producer/Partner at Starburns Industries, and a New Media Instructor for The University Of Texas' satellite campus, in Burbank. 


    He rules.


    In this episode, James and Eric discuss the Richard Donner Cut of SUPERMAN 2-- Eric's favorite film in the franchise!


    What is "The Richard Donner Cut", you ask? Listen to this episode and find out! 

    Website: www.StarburnsIndustries.com

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    Producer and Engineer: Max Mizell

    Music by Makenzie Mizell (https://www.makenziemizell.com/)

    Logo by Spencer Brinkeroff III (https://www.facebook.com/spencerB3/

    • 46 min

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