All Star Superfan Podcast

All Star Superfan Podcast

Welcome to ALL-STAR SUPERFAN the podcast that delves into the full 80-year multimedia legacy of the Man of Steel! We cover comics, movies, TV shows, radio shows, games and much more! PLUS you can hear exclusive interviews with some of the greatest comic creators of all time as well as actors, writers and fellow podcasters. Stay safe and stay super!


May 26, 2023 80 mins


Alan and Rob are joined once again by friend of the podcast & Caped Wonder Europe’s own Martin Lakin to take another sneaky look under the counter at the movie stash behind the bar at Bibbo’s ‘Ace o’ Clubs’.

This time they examine Cannon's 1987’s classic, ‘Masters of the Universe’ starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella, the movie based on the classic 80’s Mattel toyline of...

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Alan and Rob chat all things Superman with entertainment journalist, veteran fan and fellow podcaster Ed Gross as well as hearing all about his brand new book VOICES FROM KRYPTON, an oral history of the Man of Steel. Ed gives us his take on the highs and lows of Superman lore as well as memories from interviewing legends from the world of Superman movies, comics and more including Marlon Brando, Brandon Routh, Richard Donner, Sidne...

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Alan and Rob check in to talk all about a great, recent anthology series of Superman short stories, perfect for new fans and old looking to get a dose of classic Superman action and maybe even a glimpse at some familiar podcasting friends...? All this and more!




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Alan & Rob, greatest criminal podcasters of the modern era have devised a way to DESTROY Superman with none other than Nuclear Man himself, Mark Pillow star of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace!

We learn how Mark landed the role of the supervillain with the most metal hairdo of the 1980s, how he broke his foot during an epic moon battle with Christopher Reeve, his thoughts on the reaction to the film, the mythical 134 minute cut and...

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Rob and Alan join forces once again to talk about the latest exciting movie news in DC. Is Superman finally on the right track? Or will James Gunn be the silver bullet that kills DC for good? 

PLUS! We dust off a previously unreleased episode from the early days of the podcast where we discuss our favourite toys and collectibles. Kenner's Super Powers toyline! Kenner's Superman the Man of Steel toyline! Superman on VHS! Superboy on...

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Alan & Rob chat to DC Exclusive Artist Cian Tormey, the man who brought Superman to Dublin, Ireland in Superman: Son of Kal-El!

Cian brings us through his secret origin story - through all the trials and tribulations that led him to leave a successful career in advertising so that he could chase his dreams as a comic book artist, finally landing an exclusive contract with DC, with some of his top tips for budding professionals. 


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December 24, 2022 97 mins

Seasons greetings, Metropolitans! Rob and Alan celebrate another successful year and gather round the fireplace to discuss the latest round of WB shake-ups as well as one of their "Lois & Clark" favourites 'Twas the Night Before Mxymas'. Rob also recaps one of his favourite holiday-themed comics, "Superman" #165. 


PLUS! Our favourite Holiday tradition! We play Christmas messages from fans and contributors. 


NOTE: This episode w...

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ADDICTED TO LEX! Alan, Rob and special guest Zach Moore (of 'Always Hold Onto Smallville' fame) join forces to explore four distinctly different, utterly unique television interpretations of everyone's favourite bald megalomaniac. No, not Blofeld. No not Doctor Evil either! It's Lex, baby!

PLUS! Stay tuned for an emergency reaction to Jon Cryer's announcement that he will NOT be joining the cast of Superman & Lois, as the search be...

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WELCOME TO BIBBO'S B-MOVIES! Home of the lesser-loved (and just generally lesser) superhero movies of yesteryear! Rob and Alan shepherd in this new side-show with the help of long time friend of the podcast Stuart Mulrain from 'And Why Not' and this week we're haphazardly freethrowing our thoughts and takes regarding the ill-fated "STEEL" movie from 1997 starring none other than Shaquille O'Neal and directed by 'Incredible Hulk' al...

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November 12, 2022 32 mins

A special episode:


Rob and Alan take a few short, difficult moments to reflect on the loss of one of the most iconic custodians of a superhero role of all time.


This is our tribute to the one true Dark Knight, the late, great Kevin Conroy.


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Matt Truex joins the All Star Superfan Podcast once again for a rousing roundtable discussion on the 2006 blockbuster 'Superman Returns'. We laugh! We cry! We yell 'WRONG!' to a bewildered crowd. Matt shares a deeply personal connection to the film while Rob whines about mid-2000s CGI. Alan is on the fence! 


 MEANWHILE: Another Superman Returns! Alan and Rob share their thoughts on Henry Cavill's return to Metropolis. 



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Alan and Rob are joined by yet another giant of Superman comics - the legendary Dan Jurgens, writer and artist of the landmark Superman #75 and an instrumental voice in 'The Death of Superman' saga of comics. Dan talks the legacy of the monumental event, the hype at the time, appearing on two separate Superman shows as well as the brand new anniversary 80-page "The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1" coming to comic shop...

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Alan and Rob are joined by one of the most influential and impactful comic creators of all time, Marv Wolfman who details his experiences helping to create one of the oft-forgotten Superman cartoons, the beloved Ruby Spears animated series of the late eighties. He also gives his thoughts on current Superman comics, movies and other great anecdotes from his legendary career.



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Alan and Rob get together to discuss the current state of Warner Bros Discovery and the impact it's having on its DC projects. 

We also have a laid back discussion on some of the other films and TV shows we've been watching including Prey and the wonderful Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.  PLUS! We read some of the nice correspondence we've been receiving from you the fans.



00:00:00 - Intro

00:04:00 - Star Trek comics, N...

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This week Alan and Rob give their thoughts on the brand new movie "DC League of Super Pets" in cinemas now. It turns out Alan is NOT a dog person! We also discuss Mark Russell and Michael Allred's amazing new book "Superman: Space Age" as well as an extra special topic suggested by a listener of the show. 



00:00:00 - Intro

00:03:23 - DC Super Pets review and discussion

00:49:16 - Superman Space Age Book One spoiler re...

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Alan and Rob take a look at all of the comics explicitly set in the world of the Christopher Reeve movies, notably the comic book adaptations of Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace with Rob managing to drive Alan insane with his impressions of Gus Gorman, Ross Webster, Lex and even Lenny Luthor.

Plus! We take a special look at Earth Prime #2: Superman and Lois (which conta...

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This week Alan and Rob are joined by Sam Rizzo (of the Superboy: The Legacy Podcast) to discuss the lasting legacy of the oft-forgotten chapter in the history of Superman TV shows. We also talk in-depth about Sam's favourite episode "Road's not Taken" as well as touching on other great Superboy episodes and getting his thoughts on other Superman shows. 

PLUS! We are surprised by a super-special guest as Superboy himself Gerard Chri...

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This week Alan and Rob catch up on a few current Superman-related topics including the possible return of Henry Cavill to upcoming Superman movie projects; the trailer for 'Black Adam' and their thoughts on the first few issues of the highly popular "Son of Kal-El" comic.  Please note: This episode was recorded in the days prior to Tim Sale's tragic passing so some of our discussion is now sadly out of date, but we have made the d...

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This week Alan and Rob are joined by veteran podcasting legend Michael Bailey to discuss what may be the most important Superman story ever: The Clan of the Fiery Cross - the landmark radio serial that delivered a crushing blow to the legitimacy of a very real hate organisation. 


Join us as we talk all things radio - the magic of Bud Collyer's dual performance as Clark and Superman, the way the stories and episodes still hold up ...

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This week Alan and Rob chat to the gentle giant himself Jack O'Halloran all about his time as an actor appearing in legendary films such as Farewell My Lovely, the 1976 version of King Kong as well as (of course) Superman 1 and 2 - we get his thoughts on the different versions of Superman II as well as all the infamous shenanigans that went on behind the scenes.

What was Christopher Reeve really like? Why did Marlon Brandon read of...

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