Welcome to the one hundred and twenty-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.
The battle is over. The mourning begins.
This week Mike and Jeff kick off their coverage of Funeral For a Friend, the second part of the Death and Return of Superman trilogy. They start things off by playing catch-up with the Superman: Doomsday and Beyond young adult novel written by Louise Simonson and with some general Death of Superman talk. Then they dig into the comics starting with Justice League America #70, which features the League’s reaction to Superman’s death and a few “Blue Beetle is dead,” jokes. Then they move into the story proper with Adventures of Superman #498 where we see the paramedics, assisted by the Guardian, Professor Hamilton and even Bibbo, try and ultimately fail to revive Superman. This is followed by Action Comics #685 the world reacts to the death of Superman. Finally Mike and Jeff play catch-up again, this time with the Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet and Elsewhere in the DCU segments.
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Next time: Funeral For a Friend continues with Superman: The Man of Steel #20 and Superman #76.