Secret Origins Redux 2: Robotman

Siskoid and Bass take on Secret Origins Month at the Fire and Water Podcast Network with a tale that might well have fit into the original run of Secret Origins, The Origin of the Golden Age Robotman, from All-Star Squadron #63 (November 1986). Who was the original brain in a metal body? Roy Thomas, Mike Bair and Mike Machlan give all the deets, and Siskoid even went back to look at the original tale by Jerry Siegel for comparison. Every secret revealed!

Listen to it at the Fire and Water Podcast Network, under Secret Origins Redux 2: Robotman

Some highlights from All-Star Squadron #63 by Roy Thomas, Mike Bair and Mike Machlan (with a few comparisons to the original by Jerry Siegel, Leo Nowak and Paul Cassidy, from Star-Spangled Comics #7, April 1942):
Dr. Robert Crane's fiancée Joan, in 1986 and in 1942:
Waking up is hard to do...
In easier times, however...
Every superhero needs a secret identity.
The action finale and nods to Siegel and Shuster.
Credits:
“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.
Additional music: "Robots" by Dan Mangan.

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