Welcome to the two hundredth and thirtieth 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.
This time out Mike and Jeff begin their look at the third season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. For those coming in late, Clark got down on bended knee during the final moments of the season two finale and the episode ended on a freeze frame. Things pick up from there (sort of) in the opening moments of We Have A Lot to Talk About. It turns out that Lois has figured out that Clark is Superman and suddenly their relationship status has changed to “complicated”. Meanwhile Bill Church, head of Intergang, is back with a brand-new outlook on life and a security force that is protecting Metropolis. He also has a new love, Mindy, who doesn’t like what Bill is doing and teams with his son to take the old man out. Then, in Ordinary People, Lois finds herself in the crosshairs of Larry Flint/Hugh Hefner wannabe Spencer Spencer, who has taken exception to an article Lois wrote. Spencer also has a degenerative disease that he is trying to “cure” by transplanting his head on the body of Superman. These two storylines converge as Lois and Clark take a vacation, arranged by Spencer, and spend some time discussing their relationship.
Content warning; Mike has serious problems with aspects of both Ordinary People and the direction season three takes.
Next Time: The boys continue their look at The Trial of Superman with Action Comics #716 and Superman: The Man of Steel #51.