It's Election Day here in the United States and after what feels like fifty years of candidates yelling at each other it all comes down to today. In a very obvious attempt to tie in an episode to current events I sat down with Andrew Leyland to talk about the Superman: President Lex trade paperback.
Actually we begin by spending 30 to 40 minutes of the episode talking about the first two episodes of the second season of the Supegirl television series. Tyler Hoechlin guest starred as Superman and Clark Kent in those episodes and the two of us had some thoughts on how he played those characters. If you are looking for two people that hated his take you are going to be disappointed. If you are looking for two people who do nothing but insult the current movie version of the character you will be disappointed because it is possible to like one, not like the other and at the same time not be a complete asshat about it.
After that we move into the Superman: President Lex trade which reprints...well, it reprints a lot of the comics that had to do with Lex Luthor getting elected President but it does so in such a wonky way that looking at the trade is a bit weird. Despite this Andy and I soldier and talk about the writing, the art, why I love Jeph Loeb's Superman so much, the English pronunciation of the the word "Head" and other fun stuff. Towards the end I do get on a bit of a political soap box but it's fairly brief so if that isn't your thing there isn't much to suffer through.
Andy can be found at a variety of podcasts including Hey Kids Comics, The Palace of Glittering Delights, The Fantasticast, Listen to the Prophets: A Deep Space Nine Podcast and the recently wrapped up Keep Em' Flying: A Firefly Podcast.
Next Time: My epic, star studded look at the DC Comics Legends events begins! Finally!