Welcome to the two hundredth and nineteenth 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.
This time out Mike and Jeff wrap up the Triangle Numbered books with an August 1995 cover date, which features a major event in the life of Jimmy Olsen! In Superman #103 the once and future Mr. Action draws out Arclight to get a big story and things don’t go as planned leading Jim to make a rash decision regarding his employment at the Daily Planet. Then, in Adventures of Superman #526, it’s Bloodsport vs. Bloodsport as the prison holding both men foolishly decide to let them have a boxing match, which couldn’t possibly lead to a full-blown riot, right? Oh wait, it does lead to a full-blown riot. Finally, the boys take a look at what else was going on in the DCU during this cover month.
(One again the subject matter of the second book leads Mike and Jeff into a discussion about some very real-world topics. Mike gives a heads up about this before that particular segment but the boys felt you should get a heads up here as well.)
Below is a gallery of covers and selected pages from the comics discussed.
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Next Time: Mike and Jeff cover the supplemental books with an August 1995 cover date. These books include Superboy #18, Steel #18, Loose Cannon #3, New Titans #124 and Outsiders #21.