FCTC EPISODE 254: AUGUST 1996 PART 2

Episode 254: August 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and 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.

Mike and Jeff finish up their coverage of the August 1996 cover dated books and things get really dramatic, especially between Lois and Superman.  In Action Comics #724, Brawl (you know, the character that looks like what happens when Jimmy Olsen and Blanka from Street Fighter 2 had a one-night stand) returns and Superman has to take him on, but it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem.  Then, in Superman: The Man of Steel #59, the Parasite makes his move, but the real drama is the continuing deterioration of Lois and Clark’s relationship.  Also, Lois receives a job offer from Franklin Stern.  After that, the boys discuss, Hey, Wha’ Happened in the rest of the DC Universe by looking at the Superman Family books, which includes Steel #29, Superboy #30, Showcase ’96 #7, and the two Legends of the Dead Earth annuals Superman Annual #8 and Superboy Annual #3

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

Shows Promoted In This Episode

Here is the House Ad for The Superman/Batman Adventures show that Mike and Jeff mentioned in the episode.

And here’s what the opening looked like.

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff begin what started out as a single episode and then became a two-parter and then morphed into a three-part examination of Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s classic mini-series Kingdom Come.