Episode 232: Trial of Superman Part 4

Welcome to the two hundredth and thirty-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.

Mike and Jeff continue their look at The Trial of Superman and even include some Underworld Unleashed action as well!

First up is Superman #107, where Superman tries to get medical help for Mope after his injuries in the previous episode and runs afoul of a character named Tolos.  (Fun fact; Tolos will become really important in the middle of cover date 1996.)  Also, the Cyborg Superman gets in on the action and takes on Team Superman, who are careening through space on an asteroid that Steel made rocket powered with the parts of Superboy’s space cycle.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #530, Superman and Mope head to a planet where the plot spins its wheels for part of the issue.  Meanwhile, on Earth, the Metropolis SCU takes on an Underworld Unleashed Hellgrammite.  Finally, in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #3, we get the back story on how Lex Luthor went from being weak and on the threshold of death to the handsome, rugged, and still bald specimen he has been since the first issue of Man of Tomorrow.

Warning; Jeff’s final thought leads to a discussion on an announcement that had just happened when this was recorded in the fall of 2019.  This discussion has opinions that some might find objectionable.  There’s nothing personal against anyone in particular.  So…yeah.

Below is a gallery of covers and select pages from the books the boys discuss in the episode.

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Next Time: The boys wrap up Cover Date 1995 with the FINAL Supplemental Episode!  Books covered will be Superboy #22, Steel #22, Underworld Unleashed issues 2 and 3, and Showcase ’95 #12.