So I was thrilled to be asked by Rob to appear on the show as a guest. Today Fire and Water Episode 140 drops, discussing a story from 1989's Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2, a story written by Alan Brennert and drawn by Dick Giordano. This is the famous Deadman story 'Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot', a story with a famous secret guest star.
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I can't t thank Rob enough for asking me on to talk about this story and Supergirl in general.
This is a pretty famous (or infamous) story that I have already covered on this blog way back in 2010 here.
This book came out about a year after the Matrix Supergirl was introduced into the DCU. It also was a couple of months after we saw Matrix, shapeshifted into Superman, go insane and flee to outer space to try to find herself.
This was really a tough time for Supergirl fans. Not only had the original Supergirl been removed from continuity, completely forgotten but Matrix had come on board, gone nuts, and left. We had (at least at this point) a true imposter in the role. And it was going to get worse before it got better.
So this story was a complete treasure for Kara fans.
In the podcast, I talk about how I insert this panel into lectures I give trainees at the hospital (medical students, residents, and fellows). I, of course, insert trademarks and copyright information at the bottom of the slide.
I put this in lectures that are early in the academic year, when the trainees are realizing how hard their job is going to be and need a little inspiration. They are often fatigued and feeling unrecognized. So this panel is perfect.
This story was being showcased on podcast because TwoMorrows Back Issue magazine is doing a Supergirl centric issue (out this week) which includes Rob's interview with Alan Brennert. Here is a link! Go and buy it here at TWOMORROWS’ BACK ISSUE! - http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_54&products_id=1210&zenid=7h10ejk34ml83ol190oo48qvr3
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