Episode 231: Trial of Superman Part 3

Welcome to the two hundredth and thirty-first 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.

Mike and Jeff get back to The Trial of Superman with chapters that feature intrigue, betrayal, and space pirates.

Seriously.  Space pirates.

The action (pun intended) begins in Action Comics #716 as Superman and his fellow escapees find refuge on Haven, but things go bad in a hurry when one of the crew turns on the other.  Lots of fighting follows, but eventually they escape and faced with…a space angel?  All is revealed in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #51, where the angel turns out to be part of a space pirate ship.  Turns out the captain, Freelance, is trying to collect the bounty on Superman and swashbuckling and sword fighting follow.  Also included, at no extra charge, is a discussion about the weight of comics relative to the era the book was published, Mike selling his books, and a reoccurring injury Mike gets on his side, which hurts quite a bit.  Jeff also throws Mike a curveball and instead of the usual Final Thought, Jeff asked Mike about his then recent adventures at DragonCon.

Below is a gallery containing the covers and select pages from the comics discussed during this episode.

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Next Time: The boys continue their look at The Trial of Superman with Superman #107, Adventures of Superman #530, and Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #3.

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