Welcome back, Super-fans and comic connoisseurs, to another electrifying episode of Play Comics! This week, we’re diving headfirst into the pixelated world of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, the game that lets you don the cape and tights of the Last Son of Krypton himself. Released on the GameCube and PS2, this gem is based on the iconic Superman: The Animated Series, and trust us it’s more fun than a barrel of Kryptonite!

Joining us in the Fortress of Solitude is none other than Anthony Sytko from the podcast Capes on the Couch. Anthony’s here to help us dissect this game faster than a speeding bullet and to share his super-insights on what makes this title soar—or crash-land like a Kryptonian spaceship.

So grab your capes, tighten your spandex, and get ready for a supercharged episode that’s sure to leave you feeling more powerful than a locomotive. Whether you’re a fan of the animated series, a gaming guru, or just here for the witty banter, this episode has something for everyone. Up, up, and away!

Learn such things as:

  • How does a cartoon that’s so good keep getting games that are so bad?
  • Eventually we’re going to get a Superman game that’s a good game but still feels fully like Superman?
  • How did Anthony beat Doc Issues to getting to talk about this game?
  • And so much more!

You can find Anthony @CapesOnTheCouch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and of course the Capes on the Couch website.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

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Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

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A big thanks to Spawnography as well as the Transphoria campaign on Kickstarter for the promos today.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who thinks that Superman ripped off Homelander.

Chris Osborne

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