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The Super Mates Podcast

The podcast where a certified comic/sci-fi/fantasy geek actually gets his wife to co-host a show with him! Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! Join Chris and Cindy Franklin on their bi-weekly journey through all things geeky. They'll discuss comics, movies, TV shows, books, toys...anything and everything geeks love to gab about.

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Super Mates Episode 33: Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman ‘77

Chris and Cindy hop in their Invisible Plane and head back to the disco era to check out the 2nd season opening tele-film for the 70s Wonder Woman TV series, retitled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman! Lynda Carter must leave Paradise Island once more, this time to help Lyle Wagonner’s Steve Trevor, Jr. stop a group of terrorists! What did the Super Mates think of the transition to the “modern” era? Does this episode hold up to the fabled World War II-centric first season? Only one way to know for sure!Then it’s off to the comic rack, for DC’s Brand-New Wonder Woman ’77 comic, based on this version of the television series! Wonder Woman goes clubbin’ and runs afowl (get it) of the Silver Swan! Then in the second story, Diana Prince wakes up in a world that is not her own. If she’s not Wonder Woman, who is? Hmmm, I don’t know…maybe Cathy Lee Crosby?!?Listen on!Download via iTunes.Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: We celebrate the USA’s birthday with a look at the Star-Spangled Avenger himself, Captain America! Join us for our examination of the 1991 prestige format mini-series The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty!

20 Jun 2015

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Super Mates Episode 24: Super Hero Weddings, Part I

Chris and Cindy celebrate the first anniversary of Super Mates, and Valentine’s Day with a look at famous Super Hero weddings! Hear them discuss the legendary nuptials of some of the world’s greatest super heroes!First off, it’s the wedding of Aquaman and Mera in Aquaman (vol. 1) #18! Aquaman becomes the king of Atlantis, but he must choose a queen! Despite his love for Mera, he must marry an Atlantean! Will the two love birds work it out, or will Arthur feel the fury of a Sea Queen scorned?!?It’s wall to wall action in Fantastic Four (vol. 1) Annual #3, 1965! Dr. Doom sets out to disrupt the happy day of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl! He sends an army of villains to the Baxter Building, but luckily the entire Marvel Universe of heroes shows up to stop them! Oh, and there is a wedding at the end. Lee and Kirby at their whackiest!Then it’s a much quieter event in Tales of the Teen Titans #50. You are invited to the wedding of Donna (Wonder Girl) Troy and Terry Long. Marv Wolfman and George Perez present a wedding with no flights, no tights but plenty of nice character moments.Download via iTunes.Cindy’s guest-spot on Disney, Indiana is now available!Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time, we continue the celebration with the wedding of Peter (Spider-Man_ Parker and Mary Jane Watson, AND the weddings of Clark (Superman) Kent and Lois Lane. And yes we said weddings!

5 Feb 2015

Rank #2

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Super Mates 83: House of Franklin-Stein Part 2

The full moon shines on the House of Franklin-Stein! There’s a werewolf on the loose, and the only ones who can stop it are…Gary Busey and Cory Haim? Chris and Cindy discuss Stephen King’s Silver Bullet!Also from the comic crypt... in war-torn Europe, Captain America meets a werewolf of a different stripe in “An Epic Battle” with art by Bruce Timm!Subscribe via iTunes.This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.comClip credits:Stephen King’s Silver Bullet directed by Daniel Attias, music by Jay ChatawayOpening wedding march by Marc Shaiman from Addams Family Values“Captain America” by Jimmy Buffett“Captain America” theme by Jacques Urbont from The Marvel Super Heroes cartoon series, 1966Captain America: The First Avenger opening theme by Alan SilvestriCaptain America TV Movie closing theme by Mike Post“Wolfbane” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

27 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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Super Mates 90: House of Franklin-Stein Part 4

In this year’s final trip to the House of Franklin-Stein, Chris and Cindy sit down and watch (and comment) on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins and an all-star cast!Their couch-potatoing continues with the Super Friends episode “Voodoo Vampire”. Batman, Robin, Superman and Aquaman are transformed into slaves by the evil Vampiress! Can Black Vulcan and Wonder Woman save them?Happy Halloween!!! Our theme song maestro, Terry O'Malley's Bandcamp page! Check it out!Subscribe via iTunes.This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fwpodcasts• Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.comClip credits:Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) directed by Francis Ford Coppola, music by Wojciech Kilar“The House of Franklinstein” by Terry O’MalleySuper Friends theme by Hoyt CurtainClips from Super Friends (1980) “Voodoo Vampire”“A Monster’s Holiday” by Buck Owens

28 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Super Mates 89: House of Franklin-Stein Part 3

Franklin-Stein created podcast about Frankenstein Created Woman! Chris and Cindy discuss the fourth Hammer Frankenstein film, starring Peter Cushing as the cunning Baron, with Susan Denberg as his most beautiful creation. But she’s got two souls trapped inside her, hungering for murderous revenge!Then it’s off to the comic crypt and The Invaders #31, by Don Glut and Chic Stone to meet yet another Frankenstein, and another monster, this one forced to work for the Third Reich! Can Captain America, Namor and the Human Torch stop this demented descendant from building an army of the undead?Subscribe via iTunes.Infogothic: An Unauthorised Graphic Guide to Hammer Horror by Alastair Hughes This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fwpodcasts• Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.comClip credits:Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) directed by Terrence Fisher, music by James Benard“The House of Franklinstein” by Terry O’Malley“Frankenstein” by The Edgar Winter GroupTheme from The Marvel Super-Heroes by Jacques UrbontMusic from Captain America: The First Avenger by Alan SilvestriTheme from Captain America (1979) by Mike Post“Long Black Veil” by Johnny Cash

14 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Super Mates 56: The Shadow –1994

Summer Blockbusters That Weren’t! Chris and Cindy examine the 1994 film adaptation of pulp and radio’s Master of Darkness, The Shadow, starring Alec Baldwin and Penelope Ann Miller. Does it hold up today, despite its less-than-stellar box office returns? Chris and Cindy know!This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com Clip credits:“Wedding March” from Flash Gordon by QueenThe Shadow radio show opening featuring Orson WellesOpening theme and suite from The Shadow by Jerry Goldsmith“Original Sin” by Taylor Dane from The Shadow Original Soundtrack

23 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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Super Mates Episode 43: Talkin’ Crisis with Shagg! Plus Feedback!

Chris and Cindy present the second part of a special crossover with The Fire and Water Podcast! Chris takes in dinner and a debate with The Irredeemable Shagg! The two discuss the pros and cons of the classic but controversial mini-series event, Crisis on Infinite Earths! When the dust settled, was this cosmic reset worth it? Who knows, but the conversation was a whole lot of fun!Plus, we take a dip into the email sack and read YOUR comments on previous episodes, covering BTAS and the House of Franklin-Stein horror series!This episode is dedicated to the memory of David Sopko. Donations to help David’s family in their time of need can be sent here.Listen on!Download via iTunes.List of Podcasts and episodes doing tributes to the late great Murphy Anderson Flowers & Fishnets: A Black Canary Podcast episode 19 Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal (CRJ) #005 Head Speaks Episode 17 Task Force X Episode 16 Comic Book Time Machine #77 Who’s Who Special: Murphy Anderson Back to the BinsLet us know what you think! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: We celebrate the 75th anniversary of Robin, the Boy Wonder by looking at comics and TV episodes that cover all of those who have worn the red and green!

19 Nov 2015

Rank #7

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Super Mates Episode 22: Vintage Super Hero Children’s Books

Chris and Cindy visit their bookshelf of the past, and pull out some of their favorite children’s books featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!First up is 1966’s Batman and Robin: From Alfred To Zowie! Learn the alphabet with the Dynamic Duo, as Chris recites the pulse-pounding text by Ruthanna Thomas, and describes the art by comics veteran Tom Gill! You can practically hear the Neal Hefti theme! Oh wait…you can!Then it’s off to The Super Dictionary from 1978. This strange DC Comics experiment has some very…interesting illustrations and text used to define some rather innocuous words. You have to see it (or hear about it!) to believe it.We wrap things up with two beautiful Marvel Books from 1984, each written by David Anthony Kraft, with gorgeous art by Marie Severin and Earl Norem; The Amazing Spider-Man: The Big Top Mystery and Fantastic Four: The Island of Danger!Download via iTunes.Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!

8 Jan 2015

Rank #8

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Super Mates Episode 4: Star Trek- All Our Yesterdays

Space…the Final Frontier…for geekery! Join Chris and Cindy as the beam into the 23rd century! First they explore the strange new world known as the Lexington Comic Con, where they meet none other than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner! The Captain is commanding a much smaller vehicle these days!As we travel at warp speed, the Franklins discuss how they got into Star Trek, and of course debate which version of Trek is best (like there is any real debate?).Then it’s on to our Prime Directive, commentary on the classic Star Trek Season 3 episode “All Our Yesterdays”. Kirk’s loins get him into trouble once again, and Spock and McCoy blindly follow him into danger. While trapped in a dying planet’s frozen past, Spock goes out of his Vulcan mind, and finds love with the time-tossed (and of course, scantily-clad) Zarabeth…while Bones becomes a true Spock-Blocker!We wrap things ups with our resident librarian Cindy giving you a Captain’s Log on two follow-ups to this classic episode, the Trek novels “Yesterday’s Son” and “Time for Yesterday”.So prepare yourself and leap through the Atavachron into podcasting adventure!Subscribe via iTunes Be sure to let us know what you think! What are your favorite episodes of Star Trek? Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the Esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed! Check them out here:http://www.fireandwaterpodcast.blogspot.com/Next time, we dig into our toy chest, and wax nostalgic about our favorite toys of the 1980s!

3 Apr 2014

Rank #9

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Super Mates Episode 47: Star Trek TOS "The Paradise Syndrome"

I AM KIROK!!! Chris and Cindy take a look at another Star Trek romance! On an alien world doomed by an oncoming asteroid, Kirk loses his memory, but finds love with a Native American descendant named Miramanee. Can this new “god”, Kirok save his wife (!) and his people, or will it take the intervention of Spock and the Enterprise?It’s got elastic headbands! Fringed mini-skirts! It’s got Shatner in buckskins, screaming at the sky! Classic Star Trek!Plus, a brief SPOILER-FILLED discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!What did you think of this Trek episode? Who is Kirk’s true love? We’d love to read your thoughts aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly!Next Time: Cindy’s pick! We take a look at the new DC Bombshells comic series!

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21 Jan 2016

Rank #10

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Super Mates Episode 45: Christmas Toy and TV Memories

Ho-ho-ho! In this festive Yuletide episode, Chris reminisces about Christmas toys he received as a boy. From The Six Million Dollar Man, Evel Kneivel, and Mego, to He-Man, Super Powers, M.A.S.K., G.I. Joe and Transformers, it’s a visit from the Toys of Christmas Past!In between the ramblings on plastic baubles, Cindy discusses her Top 5 Favorite TV Christmas Specials! Which holiday favorites make her list? Listen on and find out!Merry Christmas!Download via iTunes.What did you get for Christmas as kids? What were your favorite Christmas specials? We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris and Cindy shared their Star Wars Memories on Disney, Indiana Episode #194! Check it out here. Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: Our first episode of the New Year features a first-time guest, and a subject that has to do with “The First”!

15 Dec 2015

Rank #11

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Super Mates 82: House of Franklin-Stein Part 1

Come back to The House of Franklin-Stein! The spooks are after Bud & Lou…and Chris & Cindy! It’s an all-time classic: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (and the Wolf Man, and Dracula!) With Chaney, Lugosi and Strange!Then it’s over to the comic vault of horror to review Super Friends #28 (1979), featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes vs. a monster rally all their own: Solomon Grundy! Bizarro! Man-Bat! Etrigan the Demon! Swamp Thing!Subscribe via iTunes.This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com A Werewolf Remembers: The Testament of Lawrence Stewart Talbot by Frank J. Dello Stritto : http://www.cultmoviespress.com/a-werewolf-remembers/Clip credits:Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein directed by Charles T. Barton; music by Frank SkinnerOpening wedding march by Marc Shaiman from Addams Family Values World’s Greatest Super Friends theme and incidental mustic by Hoyt Curtain“(It’s A) Monster’s Holiday” by Buck Owens

13 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Super Mates 88: House of Franklin-Stein Part 2

Howl at the House of Franklin-Stein! The Super Mates discuss 1994’s Wolf, starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and James Spader. Is it a monster movie, or an examination of one man’s mid-life crisis in the corporate world? Or is it both?Then, Batman has a return bout with Anthony Lupus under the “Werewolf Moon” by Gerry Conway, Don Newton and Dan Adkins, from Detective Comics #505.Subscribe via iTunes.This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fwpodcasts Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts & https://twitter.com/supermatespod Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.comClip credits:Wolf (1994) directed by Mike Nichols, music by Ennio Moricone“The House of Franklinstein” by Terry O’Malley“Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein and Dracula” by The DiamondsMusic from Batman: The Animated Series by Shirley Walker“Little Red Riding Hood” by The Meteors

30 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Super Mates Episode 41: Return of the Vampire / Captain America Battles Baron Blood!

Giant-Sized Finale! In their last, harrowing trip into the House of Franklin-Stein (for this year anyway), Chris and Cindy discuss 1943’s The Return of the Vampire starring Bela Lugosi as a vampire that is NOT Dracula. Seriously, he’s not. We mean it! In war-torn London, vampire Armand Tesla rises from his tomb to exact his revenge on those who vanquished him. Along the way we meet his werewolf minion, and even more unbelievable for a 1940s horror film, a strong female protagonist! How does this Columbia release stack up to the fabled Universal Monster series? The answer may surprise you!Then, the Super Mates end the comic portions of the series in style, by taking a fond look at Captain America # 253 and 254 by Roger Stern, John Byrne, and Joe Rubenstein! The Star-Spangled Avenger answers the call of a friend and need…his old Invaders teammate, Union Jack! The aged hero is convinced a series of grisly murders are the work of his vampiric brother, Baron Blood! What follows is a timeless classic, with one of the most shocking endings of the Bronze Age of comics!Listen on!Rob Kelly and Chris discuss Spidey vs. the Man-Wolf and Dracula over at the Power Records Podcast! http://firestormfan.com/audio/Power%20Records%20Podcast%20Episode%2011.mp3Rob and Chris attend the Mad Monster Party over at the Film and Water Podcast: http://firestormfan.com/audio/Film%20and%20Water%20Podcast%20Episode%2011.mp3Let us know what you think! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Next time: Back to Opal City for the next installment of The Starman Chronicles! Plus your feedback!

22 Oct 2015

Rank #14

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Super Mates Episode 13: Guardians, State of the Comic Book Movie, and Your Feedback!

In this episode, Chris and Cindy Franklin gush about the Guardians of the Galaxy, and that segues into discussion on the state of the comic book movie. Where they’ve been, where they are at, and where they are possibly going. Can Marvel Studios do no wrong? Is DC/WB finally getting on track? Will Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice shock and awe us?Then it’s time to dig into the Super Mates Mail Bag for more feedback from you, our fantastic listeners! Topics include: How bad was that 70s Spidey TV movie? How evil were the Super Enemies? How right were the Justice Lords? Just who is Donna Troy, anyway? And, how does Cindy manage to poke holes in every airtight story she reads?Subscribe via iTunes Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: It’s part one of our Halloween Horror Series, The House of Franklin-Stein! Join us for discussion of the Universal Classic, The Bride of Frankenstein! Plus, one of your favorite super heroes takes on famous monsters!

21 Aug 2014

Rank #15

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Super Mates Episode 27: The Starman Chronicles 1

This episode marks the beginning of a new recurring feature: The Starman Chronicles, covering James Robinson’s epic DC series from beginning to end.Jack Knight is no hero. He’s a collector and dealer in pop culture antiques. His father Ted was Starman, defender of Opal City and member of the Justice Society of America. Now his brother David wears the red and green and protects their city. But when David falls, and Opal succumbs to Starman’s greatest enemy, will Jack be able to rise to meet the destiny forced upon him, or is the city, and his father’s legacy, doomed?Chris and Cindy begin the series by taking a brief look at all the various versions of Starman who have existed throughout DC’s history. Then they are off to examine Starman (Vol. 2) #0-3, the “Sins of the Father” arc by Robinson, and artists Tony Harris and Wade Von Grawbadger. It’s the “hero legacy” bit done as only DC can, but with a darker twist. What did they think of it? How were they affected by this series? And why did Chris grow a goatee?Listen on!Download via iTunes.Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: It’s the Death of Superman! No, not that one. And no, not that one either! Chris and Cindy take a look at two animated “deaths” for the Man of Steel from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League!

19 Mar 2015

Rank #16

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Super Mates Episode 7: Legends of Batman and Wonder Woman

In this episode, Chris and Cindy Franklin share two of their favorite comic book mini-series; The Untold Legend of the Batman by Len Wein, John Byrne and Jim Aparo, and The Legend of Wonder Woman by Kurt Busiek and Trina Robbins.Batman is targeted for destruction by a foe who knows his every secret! The Darknight Detective must reexamine his own history to discover the shocking identity of this merciless tormentor before it is too late!Listen as Chris and Cindy wade through flashbacks filled with Silver Age retcons, and question how long it takes to build a Batmobile! Plus, how does this thing REALLY end, anyway? It’s apparently open for debate…and they have one!Then, on to Paradise Island, where Queen Hippolyta mourns the loss of her daughter in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. She gazes back through time to witness Wonder Woman’s battle with the evil Atomia and her subatomic world!Our hosts delight at Robbins’ great Golden Age-inspired artwork, but bemoan the presence of the most irritating brat ever to grace the comic page…SUZIE!!!So slide down the Batpole, hop in the Invisible Plane, and join us for a nostalgic trip, deep in the recesses of long boxes everywhere!Subscribe via iTunes Be sure to let us know what you think! What did you think of these two mini-series, or what’s your opinion on retcons and reboots like Crisis on Infinite Earths? Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the Esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed! Check them out here:http://www.fireandwaterpodcast.blogspot.com/ Next time, Chris and Cindy are joined by Rob Kelly of the Fire and Water podcast to talk about some of the greatest Batman stories ever told, by writer Alan Brennert!

15 May 2014

Rank #17

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Super Mates Episode 5: 80s Toy Memories Part 1

Journey with Chris and Cindy Franklin back to the decade of excess…excessively cool toys that is!But first the happy couple does their geeky duty and Rap About Cap…Captain America: The Winter Soldier film! In this spoiler-free mini-review, both gush about how they love Chris Evans (for totally different reasons) and why you should run out to a theater and see this movie…after you listen to this episode of course!Then on to the toys! From roided-up barbarians to fruit-scented dolls, it’s Part 1 of our 80s toy retrospective as Chris and Cindy recall childhood adventures with the Masters of the Universe, Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Cabbage Patch Kids and more! How did Cindy’s mom manage to get a Cabbage Patch doll in 1983, and not get mobbed? What horrible fate befell Duke from G.I. Joe?Listen and find out!Subscribe via iTunes Be sure to let us know what you think! What are your favorite 80s toys? Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the Esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed! Check them out here:http://www.fireandwaterpodcast.blogspot.com/ Come back next time for Part 2 of our trip to the age of Trapper Keepers! Super Powers, Care Bears, Secret Wars, My Buddy, Transformers, My Little Pony, M.A.S.K. and more await!

17 Apr 2014

Rank #18

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Super Mates Episode 15: Horror of Dracula and Batman vs. … Christopher Lee?

It’s our second trip to the haunted House of Franklin-Stein! This time Chris and Cindy Franklin tackle the Prince of Darkness with Hammer’s 1958 opus, Horror of Dracula! Christopher Lee is pure evil as the blood-sucking count, out for revenge against those who would dare oppose him. Peter Cushing is the screen’s best Van Helsing (don’t even TRY to argue about it), dedicated to ending his unholy reign of terror once and for all!Then the Super Mates venture into the comics crypt for a look at Detective Comics #455. Batman and Alfred run afoul of a clever vampire, who bears a striking resemblance to a certain actor known for wearing fake fangs! It’s Batman’s Adventure in Hammer-Land! What did our intrepid couple think of it? Will Cindy poke stake holes through it?Download via iTunes.Be sure to let us know what you think! Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com. If you're listening on iTunes, please consider leaving a review of our show! We’re also on Facebook!Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!Next time: It’s part three of The House of Franklin-Stein! Chris and Cindy are joined by their son Andrew to discuss the sad tale of their favorite Universal Monster….Larry Talbot, aka The Wolf Man!!! Grab your silver-headed cane and join the hunt!

18 Sep 2014

Rank #19

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Super Mates 54: JLMay Crossover Part 5! JLA: Year One #9

The epic JLMay podcast crossover continues! Chris and Cindy take a look at JLA: Year One #9 by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Barry Kitson and Michael Bair. The JLA are at their lowest point while Locus strikes! Plus, every DC fan’s wish: Snapper Carr gets his!Be sure to follow the crossover to these fines shows: Idol Head of Diabolu: http://shoutengine.com/TheIdolHeadofDiaboluPodcast Comic Reflections: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/comicreflections Views from the Longbox: http://www.viewsfromthelongbox.com This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK Visit our WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/ Follow us on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/supermatespodcast Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Email us at supermatespodcast@gmail.com Clip credits:“Wedding March” from Flash Gordon by QueenSelected tracks from Justice League: The New Frontier Soundtrack by Kevin MantheiClip from Dumb and Dumber by Peter FarrellyTheme from Justice League by Lolita RitmanisTheme from Justice League Unlimited by Michael McCuistionJustice League: Crisis on Two Worlds opening theme by James L. Venable “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb): by Edd Byrnes and Connie StevensClosing theme from The World’s Greatest Super Friends by Hoyt Curtin“Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie

19 May 2016

Rank #20