Episode 8: June 1987

Welcome to the eighth 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 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

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

This week your hosts, Jeffrey Taylor and Michael Bailey, examine the books that came out with the cover date of June 1987, which included Superman #6, Adventures of Superman #429 and Action Comics #589. Notable events include Superman fighting Host, the secret of Catherine Grant’s past and a team-up with the Green Lantern Corps that calls back to Action Comics #585. Mike and Jeff also dip into the Metropolis E-Mail Bag and answer a few listener questions. Mainly Mike rambles on about cover dates but somehow it remains entertaining. This does cause the show to run about twenty minutes longer than usual, but the boys really like to read the e-mail.

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  1. Action Comics 589 was a special issue for those of us then following Steve Englehart & Joe Staton’s phenomenal run on Green Lantern/GL Corps. Thanks for mentioning it during the podcast. Byrne has occasionally worked with the GL franchise — Ganthet’s Tale may be one of the best examples — but 589 came when the GLs were atop their late 1980s peak. (And yes, Ch’p is awesome.) The tie-in with Action 585’s story was a welcome plus and an example of the connections among stories that Byrne & Co. created for readers following the entire S-family of titles. Indeed, because Action tended to make fewer connections, a “follow-up” of this sort was an especially nice change of pace.

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