Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-seventh 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.
REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN CONTINUES!
This week Mike and Jeff continue their coverage of the last act in the DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN saga and once again they brought a friend along. Joining the boys this time out is Shawn Engel, host of JUST ONE OF THE GUYS: A GREEN LANTERN/GUY GARDNER PODCAST and co-host of WALKING DEAD WENESDAYS over at the TWO TRUE FREAKS podcasting empire. It seemed like a no-brainer to have Shawn on for this episode because guest starring in ACTION COMICS #688 is none other than Guy Gardner! Apparently Guy is a bit miffed that four people are claiming to be Superman because while he never really liked the Man of Steel he did take down Doomsday when no one else could. So expect a big ol’ fight with the Last Son of Krypton with an unexpected ending. Then, begrudgingly, the trio cover SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL ANNUAL #2, which is part of BLOODLINES and introduces the new hero named Edge.
It’s not good.
(Future Edit: In late 2015, the guest for this episode, Shawn Engel, passed away suddenly. Shawn was not only an amazing podcaster with a quick wit and a keen insight, he was also one of the nicest guys that ever walked the Earth. This world lost one of its lights when Shawn left us. Rest easy, friend.)
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Next time: Steel meets Superboy and the Cyborg meets President Clinton.