Welcome to the one hundred and sixty-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.
THE BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS IS ALMOST HERE!
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, an all-out war is about to erupt in the streets of Metropolis. It has been building for months and the boys (Mike and Jeff) are excited that they have reached this point in the Post-Crisis era. Unfortunately there is the small matter of Superman’s big problem. His powers have gone out of control and he’s growing to massive proportions. That’s where we are at the start of the May 1994 cover dated books. In Superman: The Man of Steel #33 things reach a breaking point for Superman and he reaches out to Cadmus for help. Meanwhile Lois is starting to have a real bad time as her story about Lex Luthor the II being a clone has changed on its way to the pages of the Daily Planet. Things get worse in Superman #89 as Big Words and Superman head to space because apparently it will be safer to deal with Superman’s problem above the Earth where nothing could possibly go wrong. Oh, and Perry White gives Lois some very bad news. After that Mike and Jeff talk about the time Superboy and friends sit down to watch the pilot episode of a new animated series in Superboy #4 and about Steel’s new friend in Steel #4. Finally the boys hop into a cab, pay their six fifty and head to a segment they like to call Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet.
During the episode Mike and Jeff talk about a DC Universe page that was made to look like a yearbook for the younger heroes that had recently gotten their own titles. As luck would have it Mike ran across it in a book published around the same time as the issues they discuss in this episode and scanned it so you could see what they were talking about.
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Next time: It is a packed episodes, boys and girls! Not only do Mike and Jeff talk about Adventures of Superman #512 and Action Comics #699 but also Supergirl #4 and Retroactive 1990’s Superman #1!