Welcome to the two hundredth and twenty-ninth 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.
Well, Mike and Jeff hope you get comfy before listening to this episode because it’s a long one and has an extended discussion at the beginning before they get into the comics. Mike thought about trimming all of that out, but decided to leave it in because the show tends to go away for extended periods of time and when that happens Mike and Jeff tend to talk more at the beginning.
It’s a thing.
Anyway, after an extended intro that includes thoughts on the DC Universe App and Mike complaining about the tone of the Titans series, the boys get into the penultimate Supplemental episode, which means they’re talking about the other Superman related/company wide crossover books that came out with a November 1995 cover date. First up is three part Future Tense storyline that ran through Superboy #21, Legion of Super-Heroes #74, and Legionnaires #31. Mike thought it would be a good idea to do all of that as one segment and even did one synopsis to cover all three issues.
After a break the boys get into Underworld Unleashed territory and cover Steel #21 and Underworld Unleashed #1. They also look at a Gangbuster story in Showcase ’95 #10 and an Agent Liberty story in Showcase ’95 #11. Mike is particularly salty about how the Supergirl television series dealt with Agent Liberty during Season Four, so you may want to bring a bottle of water or something.
Below is a gallery of the covers from the comics discussed during this episode.
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Next Time: It’s time for another Lois and Clark episode as Mike and Jeff begin their sporadic look at Season 3. This episode is about the first two episodes from that season, We Have A Lot To Talk About and Ordinary People.