THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 26: DRAGONCON 2021 ROUND UP OR OH THE THINGS WE DID

Episode 26: DragonCon 2021 Round Up or Oh The Things We Did

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with a brand new episode where they talk about DragonCon!  DragonCon 2021 to be precise and the Crew has a fun time recounting the more Superman centric adventures they had while attending a convention that can be best described as Geek Mardi Gras.

Bethany and Alison talk about their experiences getting their pictures taken with Tyler Hoechlin and then talking with him on the Walk of Fame.  One of those conversations nearly ended in Bethany having to “throw hands” with other people in line.  Michael talks about how he chickened out of meeting Tyler but made up for that with his adventures moderating the three Smallville celebrity panels that went down during con.  Then they talk about the various fan panels they were part of.  Oddly enough, the three members of the Crew were not on a panel together, but that didn’t stop them from discussing the Man of Steel and Lois and the boys seperately.

The Crew also got their picture taken together for the first time and their good friend Michael Faulkner even added some effects for them.

And here is the video from that Battle of the Media Supermen panel.  Thanks to Rebecca Johnson of Supergirl Radio for filming that.

Finally, the Crew goes through the very limited amount of feedback they have received for the previous episode!

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The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: No clue.  But it should be fun.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 25: DRAGONCON 2021 PREVIEW OR WHAT WE’RE DOING AT CON

Episode 25: DragonCon 2021 Preview or What We’re Doing At Con

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are together again to talk about…well, they aren’t talking about Superman and Lois because the first season is over.  Instead, The Crew talks about DragonCon, which is a massive five day convention that takes place in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend.  Everyone gives their DragonCon origin story, explains what DragonCon is, and then talk about what panels/workshops they will be running/moderating/participating in.

Here’s the meme The Crew joked about towards the end of the episode.

At one point, Michael mentions a Batman panel from 2014.  Here are the pictures he remembered to post.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: Possibly a recorded at DragonCon episode.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 24: LAST SONS OF KRYPTON OR MIKE’S NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

Episode 24: Last Sons of Krypton or Mike’s Not Crying, You’re Crying

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back to talk about the last episode of the first season of the CW series Superman and Lois.  Lasts Sons of Krypton was an action packed and emotional finale to the season and The Crew unpacks the episode by talking about how long it should take for a Kryptonian to be fully charged under a yellow sun, who had the best redemption arc, why the denouement worked so well, the moment Mike feared the show was going to do something that just about every other version of Superman has done in the past few years, why all of the actors that have played Superman for the past forty years all look alike, and more!

Bethany discusses who had The Most Punchable Face and The Crew teases what they are going to be talking about in the next episode.

Hint…it’s DragonCon.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew discuss DragonCon 2021!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 23: THE ERADICATOR OR APPARENTLY HE CAN TOUCH THIS

Episode 23: The Eradicator or Apparently He Can Touch This

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are reunited and it feels so good.  This time out they are discussing the penultimate season one episode of Superman and Lois, which was titled The Eradicator.  Bethany discusses the amount of screaming that happened while watching the episode and how it had a similar feel to another show.  Alison discusses the things she appreciates about Tyler Hoechlin’s take on Superman.  Michael actually has some nice things to say about Sam Lane, who did a lot right in this episode.

There isn’t any Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson, but Bethany does reveal who had The Most Punchable Face.

It’s not John Henry.

There are also many references to late eighties hip hop.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew discuss the Superman and Lois Season 1 Finale!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 22: CATCHING UP WITH ALISON OR BETHANY AND MICHAEL ARE NERDS

Episode 22: Catching Up With Alison or Bethany and Michael Are Nerds

The BAM Crew is back (Bethany, Alison and Michael) and boy did Bethany and Michael miss Alison. Luckily, she is back and spends the bulk of this episode giving her thoughts on the last two episodes of Superman and Lois.  So, you’ll get her thoughts on Tyler and the aftermath of the big battle as well as why she was gone for two weeks.

Alison also accuses Bethany and Michael of being huge nerds because of all of their talk of the musical 1776.

It’s a thing.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew discuss the next episode of Superman and Lois!

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 21: FAIL SAFE OR EVERYTHING IS SUS

Episode 21: Fail Safe or Everything Is Sus

Alison is still on a secret mission but Bethany and Michael managed to get together to discuss the latest episode of Superman and Lois, which was titled Fail Safe.  The episode is half listener feedback, half show commentary, and all Bethany and Michael being really tired, so things get a little silly at times.  Bethany explains why everthing is sus throughout the episode and Michael loved this episode so much because of what it reminded him of in his Superman fandom.

And the revelation of The Most Punchable Face will not shock anymore.

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THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 20: THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH OR DON’T MOCK CESAR ROMERO

Episode 20: Through The Valley of Death or Don’t Mock Cesar Romero

Two-thirds of The BAM Crew (Bethany and Michael) are here (Alison is on a secret mission) with special guest Kelley (the Director for the American Sci-Fi Fantasy Media Track at DragonCon) to discuss the latest episode of Superman and Lois.  Through The Valley of Death had a lot to discuss from the use of a certain Kryptonian to how awesome Diggle is to how blood thirsty John Henry was to Diggle taking Sam Lane to church to how great Jonathan Kent is.

Seriously.  Jonathan was just amazing this time out.

So, you get all that AND another installment of Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 and two winners of this episode’s Most Punchable Face.

Oh, and here are those pictures of Ray Middleton as Superman.

Bethany and Michael would once again like to thank Kelley for guest hosting.  They had a lot of fun.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew discusses the next exciting episode of Superman and Lois.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 19: AN INTERVIEW WITH ADAM MALLINGER OR ADAM DOESN’T SPOIL ANYTHING

Episode 19: An Interview With Adam Mallinger or Adam Doesn’t Spoil Anything

The BAM CRew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back and once again the show they cover, Superman and Lois, is on hiatus.  Usually they would pick another bit of Superman live action or animation to discuss in leiu of episode commentary, but this time Michael used one of the few connections he has to secure an interview with former writer’s assistant on Superman and Lois and now staff writer on Superman and Lois Adam Mallinger.

Adam talks about his history as a Superman fan, his time in the writers room of Superman and Lois, some really cool behind the scenes stories about how the big Steel reveal happened, how the episode he wrote evolved from the original idea to what was seen on the air, the one great unused idea Adam had for Superman defending the farm from the possessed Kryptonians, and so much more.  While the discussion spoils episodes that have already aired there are no spoilers for future episodes.  Because that’s not how this show rolls.

And here’s that issue of Superman with Tim Drake on the cover.

Finally, here are some links to Adam’s blog with more information on how the episode he wrote came together, how the Steel reveal happened, and that college television show he talked about.  Just click on the links above.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew continue their hiatus with…something.  Don’t look.  Just listen.  They ain’t saying what it is.  Just…trust them.

THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES EPISODE 18: A BRIEF REMINISCENCE IN-BETWEEN CATACLYSMIC EVENTS OR SHIRT RIPS & PHONES BOOTHS & PAIN

Episode 18: A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events or Shirt Rips & Phone Booths & Pain

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with a brand new, oversized episode!  This time out they are discussing the eleventh episode of Superman and Lois, which was titled A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events.  

And there were some legit Cataclysmic Events in this episode.

There was a lot to unpack about this episode between the flashbacks and the ending and the fact that there is someone who is a bigger jerk than Hologramps.  Alison has some amazing obscervations (including something about Baby Jordan), Bethany waxes Tyler Hoechlin’s car, and Michael discusses why Bitsie Tulloch may be his favorite live action Lois ever.  The Crew also goes through a whole bunch of audience feedback, which is why the episode is a tad longer than usual.

This is not meant as a complaint.  Please, send more feedback!

As promised, here is the link for Save Me: The Smallville Anthology podcast that was mentioned during the feedback section.

Techincal Note: There was something wonky abou Bethany’s audio.  Usually this sort of thing is able to be dealt with in post production, but this time it couldn’t be helped.  It’s not terrible, but it is there.  This is all on Mike for not being able to sort it out.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at [email protected].  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew begin their second hiatus period with a surprise!

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 256: KINGDOM COME PART 2

Episode 256: Kingdom Come Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-sixth episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Mike and Jeff continue their coverage of the epic four issue mini-series turned graphic novel Kingdom Come.  In this installment, they discuss the final two issues and cover a lot of ground.  There is a debate on whether or not the newer super powered beings in the story could be classified as villains or not.  The boys also discuss whether or not Superman and Wonder Woman would ever ultimately work out as a couple, what “pulling a Geoff Johns” means, the deeper themes of the story, and whether Diana was right and wrong about her approach to the ending.  They also discuss the epilogue, which was exclusive to the collected edition.

Below are the covers and select pages from the two main books Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff finish their coverage of Kingdom Come by looking at the various collected editions, adaptations, and merchandise associated with the series.