Micro-Face Image.png


Micro-Face Image.png


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the character Micro-Face developed by NPR’s Planet Money

Micro-Face created by Allen Ulmer

Sam Salazar Micro-Face created by Alex Segura and Jerry Ordway with Kenny Malone, Robert Smith, and Peter Krause

Small Cast :  2m, 2f, Ensemble Optional
Running Time: 30 minutes

NPR podcast Planet Money has announced the development of a new superhero podcast musical based on their upcoming comic book character Micro-Face, a superhero with a variety of audio super powers, to be written by composer/lyricist/librettist Kit Goldstein Grant.  A livestream special podcast of the short musical is planned for Spring 2022 (COVID permitting) following the comic book’s release.

Planet Money hosts Kenny Malone and Robert Smith have revived the 1940s superhero Micro-Face, originally created by Allen Ulmer.  In a series of episodes Planet Money has been exploring the public domain and the world of licensing and derivative works, and their own process in creating a new “superhero empire.”  A comic book of their new version of Micro-Face is currently in development, with a story by Alex Segura, cover art by Jerry Ordway, interior art by Jamal Igle, lettering by Taylor Esposito, coloring by Ellie Wright, and, of course, schtick by Planet Money.  The comic book is currently available for presale on NPR’s website at npr.org/micro-face.

To listen to the full Micro-Face podcast series and follow the progress of the musical, visit: npr.org/superhero.


Cover Art by Jerry Ordway


Original Micro-Face art.jpeg

Original Micro-Face comic book created by Allen Ulmer 

A Special Livestream Planet Money podcast is planned for Spring 2022, COVID permitting.

To be informed when this special event is announced, please sign up below!

Join our Micro-Face notification list

Thanks for subscribing!


For more information contact us