Welcome to the one hundred and ninety-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 Christmas/Yuletide/Holiday cheer continues this week and Mike and Jeff go back to the format of covering a few episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as their own separate shows instead of putting them at the end of a regular episode. So the boys have three episodes to talk about starting with That Old Gang of Mine. This “classic” episode has clones of Al Capone, John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde showing up in Metropolis. Also Clark Kent dies. Both of these sentences are true. Then there’s Bolt From The Blue, an episode where a down on his luck guy gets super powers via lightning. It’s not a really good episode but it has some fun moments. Jeff seemed to like that one more than Mike, a situation that is reversed with the next episode. Seasons Greedings is Lois and Clark’s first Christmas episode and features someone they call Winslow Schott who should be the Toyman but they never call him Toyman, which is probably for the best.
Mike still liked the episode. Jeff less so. Both liked that Dean Cain wrote it.
During one of the breaks we played a song called That’s Why They Call Him Santa Claus. That particular carol was performed by a very talented musician named Jamie Kelley. Jamie is not only a fantastic singer and performer but he is a huge Superman fan. Michael had the pleasure of meeting him during the 2008 Superman Celebration where Jamie was the spitting image of the nineties era Clark Kent and Superman. Be sure to check out Jamie’s music over at his website!
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Next Time: Things return to normal with the first half of the March 1995 cover dated Superman books. Comics covered will be Superman: The Man of Steel #42, Superman #98, the Elseworlds tale Superman: Kal and Superboy #13.