Welcome to the two hundredth and thirty-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.
This time out Mike and Jeff finish up their coverage of the Superman books published with a January 1996 cover date. They also finish up their coverage of The Trial of Superman, which has been one of the more interesting rides the boys have been on. In Superman #108, the Man of Steel and Team Superman stand up to the Tribunal in a really awesome scene. Unfortunately, Team Superman suffers a bit of a set back and by the end of the issue it appears that Superman has once again been killed. This turns out not to be the case and in Adventures of Superman #531 the heroes return home after Superman receives his final sentencing.
Then Mike and Jeff introduce revamped Meanwhile at the Daily Planet and Elseworlds segments under the umbrella of Hey…Wha’ Happened? Normally the real world portions of this will be done at the beginning of a month’s coverage, but things got weird around the time the boys recorded this so you get both in this episode. First, they look at the other Superman related books published with the January 1996 cover date. Books discussed include Superman/Toyman #1, Superboy #23, Steel #23, and Showcase ’96 #1. After that they look at the headlines during the month these comics were published in addition to the usual movie talk.
Below are the covers and selected pages from the books discussed in this episode.
And here are scans of the comic that came with the Hunter/Prey Superman/Doomsday two-pack.
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Next Time: It’s another Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode! The boys discuss the third season episodes, Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape, Chip off the Old Clark, Ultra Woman, and SuperMann.