Episode 7 of the Superman Confidential podcast takes a look at recent news involving the Man of Steel and gives a quick overview of an early post-crisis Superman/Doom Patrol crossover.

Trailer debuts for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – (IGN on YouTube)

  • So many characters
  • Heavy DCAU influence
  • PG-13; releases digitally March 30, physically on 4k and blu-ray April 16

Soundtrack for Krypton to be released March 8 – Film Music Reporter

  • Composed by Pinar Toprak
  • Blu-ray/DVD releases March 5

Krypton nominated for Visual Effects Society Award

  • “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photo-Real Episode”
  • For Season 1, Episode 10, “The Phantom Zone”
  • It did not win

Joshua Orpin cast as Conner Kent/Superboy in TitansDC Comics

  • Will be a series regular role
  • “Superboy, aka Conner Kent, is the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.”
  • Conner Kent version was also in Smallville
  • Has recently been in Young Justice, Reign of the Supermen

Action Comics #1000 was the best-selling comic book of 2018 – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman was the #5 selling collected edition of 2018

Ongoing comic series for Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen on the way from DC Comics

  • To spin out of May’s Leviathan Rising Special
  • Will debut in June
  • Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins
  • Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber

Brian Michael Bendis asked on Reddit about the 2 Superboys – Jon Kent and Conner Kent

  • “Jon and Conner will meet and work that out. On panel. PROMISE.
  • And yes, there will be some rebranding and some new looks. Change is good!”

Man and Superman

Superman and Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol vol 2 #10

  • Cover date – July, 1988
  • “The Soul of the Machine”
  • Written by Paul Kupperberg, penciled by Erik Larsen, inked by Gary Martin, colored by Tom Ziuko, lettered by John Workman, and edited by Robert Greenberger
  • Cover – “Metallo has trashed the Doom Patrol”, Superman flying over bodies
  • Both issues collected in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 9
  • Checking in with the Doom Patrol – Robotman is testing his powers
  • Metallo crashes on a farm, is looking for parts
  • Is sent to Kansas City to find the Doom Patrol
  • Public rallies against the Doom Patrol in KC
  • Larry Trainor wants to study Reactron
  • Romantic plot with Tempest and Negative Woman
  • Metallo crashes Doom Patrol headquarters, he wants superior body parts (Robotman’s)
  • Metallo takes control of Robotman’s body to bring it to him
  • Cliff starts to take down the Doom Patrol
  • They find Metallo, who attacks
  • Clark Kent is in Smallville, Kansas, having a picnic with Lana Lang
  • Overhears on radio about the DP/Metallo fight, takes off

Superman vol 2 #20

  • Cover date – August, 1988
  • “Doom in the Heartland!”
  • Written and penciled by John Byrne, inked by Byrne and Karl Kesel, colored by Petra Scotese, and edited by Mike Carlin and Renee Witterstaetter
  • Cover – Mashup of Robotman, Superman, and Metallo
  • Lana meets the Kents at their farm, introduces them to Matrix Supergirl
  • Subplots – Lois and Cat, Perry and Alice,
  • Page 7 before/after picnic
  • Metallo, his drones, and Robotman has taken down the Doom Patrol
  • Superman tracks them down
  • Matrix is just hanging out, listening on the radio
  • Cliff asks Superman to basically rip his head off, so he won’t hurt anyone
  • Gives some backstory on Metallo, Superman #1 and Luthor’s history
  • Scott Fischer and Celsius
  • Metallo is destroyed, everything but his head is found

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