FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 56: MAY 1990

Episode 56: May 1990

Welcome to the 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

You would think that after a month like April 1990 that the Superman creators would want to take it easy and relax a bit. Well you would be WRONG! While the month starts quiet May 1990 builds and builds and ends in sixteen different types of awesome and this makes Mike and Jeff very happy. First up in Superman #43, which features the final fate of Jimmy Olsen’s mother and the introduction of a “Kryptonite Man”. Then in Adventures of Superman #466 four space explorers are hit with cosmic rays which changes them forever in most fantastic ways and boy does it end badly. Oh, and a major character is introduced in this issue so keep an ear out for that. Then there’s Action Comics #653 where Amanda McCoy FINALLY confronts Clark Kent complete with a certain piece of jewelry that might pose a problem for the Man of Steel. Finally there’s Superboy: The Comic Book #4, which is pretty awful all things considered. So you get all of this in addition to Elsewhere in the DCU, Elsewhere Elsewhere and YOUR e-mails.

In the episode we read an e-mail from listener Matt Linkous.  Matt was nice enough to send along two scans from a gift book that contained a two page origin of Superman.  We thought they were pretty keen so here they are.

Thanks for pointing these images our way, Matt.

Next week: A certain Caped Crusader comes to town as Intergang makes its move!

Next week: The fate of Jimmy’s mother! Four fantastic astronauts are caught in the world’s strangest accident! Amanda McCoy confronts Clark Kent! Come back same super time, same super website.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 55: APRIL 1990

Episode 55: April 1990

Welcome to the fifty-fifth 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

DAY OF THE KRYPTON MAN concludes this week and Mike and Jeff are fifteen different types of excited to talk about it. In Superman #42 the Man of Steel becomes the Man From Krypton as Kal-El/Draaga Round 2 begins and you get to hear Jeff and Mike sing a classic theme song! The fight continues in Adventures of Superman #465 with the world watching as Kal-El prepares to grant Draaga’s Death Rite! It all concludes in Action Comics #652 as Kal-El takes Jonathan and Martha Kent to the Fortress of Solitude and battles the entity ultimately responsible for his recent behavior. Finally the boys take a look at Superboy: The Comic Book #3 as a famed comedian kidnaps a famed historical figure. The only problem; Lana Lang is kidnapped as well! Plus there is the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere in the Real World features plus e-mails!

And remember…YOU!

Next week: The fate of Jimmy’s mother! Four fantastic astronauts are caught in the world’s strangest accident! Amanda McCoy confronts Clark Kent! Come back same super time, same super website.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link .

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 54: MARCH 1990

Episode 54: March 1990

Welcome to the fifty-fourth 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

From Crisis to Crisis is back for another week and was almost defeated this week by one of its deadliest enemies; Mother Nature. See, where Mike lives it is the time of year where storms pop up on a nearly hourly basis and he lost power for awhile there but the weather broke and he was able to upload the episode.

Anyhow this week Jeff and Mike bring you the first three parts of DAY OF THE KRYPTON MAN and what a wild week it is. In Superman #41 Lobo comes on to the scene and accepts a challenge from some shark creatures to kill the Man of Steel before Draaga can get to him. Lobo and Superman throw down in the Fortress of Solitude in Adventures of Superman #464. DAY OF THE KRYPTON MAN continues in Action Comics #651 where Maxima (the real Maxima) finally gets to Earth to land herself a Kryptonian mate. After that the boys discuss the second issue of Superboy: The Comic Book where Clark Kent meets his future boss for the first time. Finally Mike and Jeff go through what else was going on in DC Comics that month and in the world as well.

Next week: DAY OF THE KRYPTON MAN CONCLUDES!

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 53: FEBRUARY 1990

Episode 53: February 1990

Welcome to the fifty-third 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

This is a big one, folks! Two and a half hours of From Crisis to Crisis goodness! Why two and a half hours? We have no idea but it sure was fun to record. This time out the boys talk about the Superman books that came out with the February 1990 cover date. In Superman #40 the Man of Steel fights the Four Armed Terror. In Adventures of Superman #463 we get the race of the century as Superman races Wally West, the Flash. Action Comics #650 comes up next and not only is it a great story but Mike comes clean about his criminal past. Finally Mike and Jeff bring in Superboy: The Comic Book with issue #1, based on the syndicated series that was airing at the time. They don’t cover the book as in depth as the others but they wanted to talk about it just the same. So you get all of this and the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere in the Real World segments plus an e-mail.

Next week: DAY OF THE KRYPTON MAN BEGINS!

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 52: JANUARY 1990

Episode 52: January 1990

Welcome to the fifty-second 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

This week we begin the fourth year of the Post Crisis on Infinite Earths Superman with the comics that came out with the January 1990 cover date. In Superman #39 Jimmy finds himself trapped in a world without color and comes face to face with someone who could be his father. Also Clark Kent makes a decision that rocks the staff of the Daily Planet. In Adventures of Superman #462 we are treated to a Christmas tale where the secret of Alice the office worker is revealed. Finally in Action Comics #649 we get the finale to the Brainiac Trilogy where Clark settles into some familiar new digs and Brainiac gets his groove back…sort of. In addition to all of that we have elsewhere in the DCU, which includes what amounts to a glorified cameo in Doom Patrol #29. Jeffrey wraps it all up with the Elsewhere in the Real World segment.

Next week: A four armed terror, the return of a certain imp from the fifth dimension and an over sized anniversary issue of Action Comics.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 51: E-MAILS

Episode 51: E-MAILS!

Welcome to the fifty-first 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

Sorry about the lateness of this episode, folks. Mike’s life got REALLY crazy there last week and editing this episode took a lot more time than he thought it would.

Anyhoo, this week Jeff and Mike put down the comics and “pick up” the e-mails sent in by you the listener and do a whole lot of reading. The topics are many and varied from JMS on Superman to the future of the comic book to the April Fools episode to mistakes made by Mike about a random character from Superman #12. More than anything the boys wanted to take an episode to finally read some of the flat out awesome mail that they get because they have been so remiss about this lately. Things return to normal next week. For now sit back, relax and hear the thoughts of your fellow listeners.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link .

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.