Welcome to the two hundredth and twenty-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.
THE TRIAL OF SUPERMAN BEGINS…
…halfway through the episode.
That’s right, folks, it’s time to answer the summons for jury selection, because the Man of Steel is going on trial. Why? Well, you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out, but it’s…interesting. We ain’t sayin’ what it is. Just, trust us.
(Mike and Jeff stare out of the plane at Superman flying where the engine should be.)
Anyway, the action starts, appropriately, with Action Comics #715. In this issue we are introduced to the all new, all different Parasite! Who is he? How did he come to be? Well, some of that was answered last time, but you get the full story here. Then, just as Superman is at his lowest, Superman: The Man of Steel #50 happens and things get even weirder! Why are aliens looking to arrest Superman? What terrible crime could he have committed? Are Mike and Jeff too hard on the art? Listen and find out!
Below is a gallery of covers and selected pages from the comics discussed.
As promised, here is a scan of The Trial of Superman house ad!
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Next Time: The Trial of Superman continues with Superman #106 and Adventures of Superman #529
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