DC superheroes laid the groundwork for all others that followed. Join Comic Book Syndicate as they explore DC superheroes, from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to Dr. Occult, Slam Bradley and more! Each episode follows one DC superhero as they evolve from the Golden Age to the Silver Age to Bronze Age.



Episode #21 | Starman (Part 2)

The story of Will Payton & Jack Knight. Starmans in the Bronze Age and the dreaded 1990s. Reviewing Starman #1 ("Grassroots Hero" by Roger Stern, Tom Lyle & Bob Smith) and Starman #0 ("Falling Star, Rising Son" by James Robinson, Tony Harris and Wade Von Grawbadger). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:37:16 12/21/2023

Past Episodes

Featuring Ted Knight, Mikaal Tomas and Prince Gavyn. G.I.Jolie & Bex Luthor re-join Mike-EL and Joshua Murr-VELL! The many origins of the many Starmans are explored on your favourite superhero podcast. Reviewing Adventure Comics #61 ("The Amazing Starman", by Jack Burnley), 1st Issue #12 ("Starman", by Gerry Conway, Mike Vosburg, Mike Royer), and Starman #1 ("Grassroots" by Roger Stern, Tom Lyle, Bob Smith).
00:40:32 11/27/2023
ALL the heroes, in one story! DC Comics invents the idea of teaming up a group of solo characters into one group. Reviewing All-Star Comics #3 ("The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America" by Gardner Fox, and Everett E. Hibbard) and The Brave and the Bold #28 ("Starro the Conqueror" by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky).
00:55:45 11/13/2023
From "Ma" Hunkel to Maxine Hunkel, and an android in between. The strange story of a DC legacy hero. Reviewing All-American Comics #20 and #21 (by Sheldon Mayer), Justice League Of America #64 (by Gardner Fox, Dick Dillin and George Roussos), and Justice Society Of America (2007) #1 (by Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:49:20 10/30/2023
From "Atom Al" to the Tiny Titan. The Atom in the 1940s, 60s and 80s. Reviewing All-American Comics #19 ("Introducing the Mighty Atom" by Bill O'Connor and Ben Flinton), Showcase #34 ("Birth of the Atom!" by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane), and Power Of The Atom #1 ("Home Is The Hero!" by Roger Stern and Dwayne Turner). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:57:35 10/16/2023
Adam-Antium joins Mike-EL for a look at a classic DC mini-series. Len Wein, Jim Aparo & John Byrne shape the many contradictory aspects of Batman's long history into a (somewhat) coherent origin, and tell a (somewhat) cohesive mystery, in Untold Legend Of The Batman #1-3. Plus, a brief look at flashback origins from Detective Comics #190 (by Bill Finger and Lew Sayre Schwartz) and Detective Comics #560 (by Doug Moench, Gene Colan and Bob Smith). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
01:24:26 10/2/2023
3 different Green Lanterns for 3 different ages. Reviewing All-American Comics #16 ("The Origin Of Green Lantern", by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell), Showcase #22 ("S.O.S. Green Lantern", by John Broome and Gil Kane), and Green Lantern #87 ("Beware My Power!" by Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:57:00 9/18/2023
wsg Paul Carbonaro Reviewing More Fun Comics #67 ("The Origin of Doctor Fate", by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman), 1st Issue Special #1 ("The Immortal Destiny", by Martin Pasko and Walt Simonson) and Doctor Fate #1 ("Cycles", by J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen and Dave Hunt). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:40:05 9/4/2023
Adam-Antium joins Joshua Murr-VELL and Mike-EL for an Hour-Long discussion about Hour-Man! Possibly the worst DC superhero of the Golden Age was revived, legacy'd, then replaced by a robot, but never quite caught on. Reviewing "Presenting 'Tick-Tock' Tyler, the Hour-Man" (Adventure Comics #48, by Ken Fitch, Bernard Baily), "Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage!" (Showcase #55, by Gardner Fox, Murphy Anderson), (JLA #12 Grant Morrison, Howard Porter, John Dell). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
01:18:08 8/14/2023
Reviewing Superman #61 ("The Kid From Krypton", by Bill Finger and Al Plastino), Superboy #8 ("When Superboy Was A Superbaby!" by Bill Finger and Curt Swan) and Action Comics #158 ("The Kid From Krypton!", writer unknown, art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:50:13 7/31/2023
Paul Carbonaro joins Josh and Mike for a look at another iconic DC superhero. Reviewing "The Spectre!" and "The Spectre Strikes! (More Fun Comics #52 and #53, by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily), "The Wrath of the Spectre" (Adventure Comics #431, by Michael Fleisher, Russell Carley, Jim Aparo), and "Vessels) (The Spectre #1, by Doug Moench, Gene Colan, Steve Mitchell). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:57:26 7/10/2023
Three very different characters from DC Comics are the topic of this week's show: the superhero Johnny Thunder ("The Kidnapping of Johnny Thunder", Flash Comics #1, by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier), Western hero Johnny Thunder ("Introducing Johnny Thunder", All-American Comics #100, by Robert Kanigher and Alex Toth), and the hard-boiled detective/robot spider-fighter Jonni Thunder (Jonni Thunder #1, by Roy and Dann Thomas and Dick Giordano). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:53:14 6/26/2023
Adam-Antium joins Mike-EL and Joshua Murr-VELL for another deep dive into DC Superhero History. Reviewing "The Origin of Hawkman" (Flash Comics #1, by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville), "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!" (The Brave And The Bold #34, by Fox and Joe Kubert), and "Flashzone" (Hawkworld #1, by Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
01:12:53 6/5/2023
Paul Carbonaro and Brad Faye join Mike-EL for this week's discussion. The legendary DC superhero that defined three eras of superhero fun. Reviewing Flash Comics #1 (by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert), Showcase #4 (by Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert), and Flash #1 (by Mike Baron, Jackson Guice and Larry Mahlstedt). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:49:41 5/22/2023
Bill Finger and Bob Kane's landmark superhero appears in three different origin stories: THE BAT-MAN! Reviewing Detective Comics #33 (by Bill Finger, with Bob Kane), Batman #47 (by Bill Finger, with Bob Kane) and Detective Comics #235 (by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff). www.ComicBookSyndicate.com
00:57:00 5/8/2023

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