Another year of Superman is almost in the books, with 2018 drawing to close. This week’s Superman Confidential podcast takes a look back at the Man of Steel in 2018 in comics, movies, TV, and video games.


  • Finished Season 3 and started Season 4
  • Season 3 introduced Argo City
  • Season 4 introduced Agent Liberty, Raymond Jensen version of Parasite, Mercy and Otis Graves, and Manchester Black

Justice League Action

  • Season 1 wrapped in June, no news on a potential Season 2


30 – Metropolis TV/streaming series put into development for DC Universe

  • Set in Metropolis before the arrival of Superman
  • A series supposed to “follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”
  • Was given a 13-episode order
  • Supposed to be DC Universe’s second live-action show after Titans
  • Deadline – As of May, the show was put in “redevelopment” and there has been no updated news


21 – Krypton debuts on Syfy

  • 10 episode Season 1 from March to May
  • Seg-El, Dev-Em, Quex-Ul
  • Brainiac, General Zod, Doomsday, Jax-Ur


18 – Action Comics #1000/80th anniversary of Action Comics #1

  • Wraps up Dan Jurgens’ latest Action Comics run and Peter Tomasi/Patrick Gleason Superman run
  • Several great short stories
  • “The Car” written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, Olivier Coipel on art
  • Introduction of Brian Michael Bendis on Superman
  • Led to The Man of Steel 6-issue mini-series and Bendis taking over Action Comics #1001 and a new Superman #1


24 – The Death of Superman animated movie

  • Leads into 2019’s Reign of the Supermen

27 – Teen Titans GO! To The Movies

  • Nicolas Cage as Superman


16 – Lego DC Super-Villains video game

  • Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
  • Lex Luthor, Mercy Graves, Ultraman


9-11 – The CW’s “Elseworlds” crossover

  • Featured the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and introduction of Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane
  • Also an evil version of Superman
  • Full review here

21 – Titans Season 1 Finale *SPOILERS*

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