Darkseid's Couch
A Comic Book Podcast That's Sometimes About Comic Books

S19:E4 - Superman No. 263 (1973)

Unhappy Birthday to You!

Nov 8, 2021

This time on the Couch: Mike, James, and Shée shed some tears for Superman no. 263! Emotionally-repressed Kryptonian Kal-El is forced to celebrate his fake earth birthday because humans won't give up their petty traditions even when it goes against the will of a god. What's the secret reason that Superman privately cries on every sixth birthday? Is it because he's worried My Chemical Romance might break up again? And, in another tale, Supes fights a flaming wolf, which is probably just a metaphor for his rage at having to blow out birthday candles like a pathetic mortal every year.

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