Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-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.
This time out Mike and Jeff do their final stand-alone episode discussing episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Why is this the final stand-alone episode? The boys go over that in the first part of the episode where Mike in particular lays out why he can’t spend as much time on the show as they have been. Then they get into the two episodes that came out around the same time as the issues with a February 1996 cover date. First up is Virtually Destroyed, where Lois and Clark find themselves trapped in a virtual reality made by the supposed illegitimate son of Lex Luthor. This happens in and around them talking about the possibility of having children. Also, Jimmy does some Tae Kwon Do.
It’s not quite as silly as it sounds, but it’s close.
Then, in Home is Where The Hurt Is, we are treated to a Christmas episode where Lois and Clark’s parents both come to Metropolis to celebrate the holidays. Lois’ dad also brings an android he created to be a companion. Yeah. That’s creepy. Anyway, Mindy Church is expanding her power base, so she has Joey Bermuda create a virus to kill the Man of Steel to get him out of the way. This actually works, and Clark suddenly finds himself on the edge of death. Will he survive?
Well, of course he will. The show went four seasons. Listen to find out how that happened.
After all that, the boys FINALLY get to the emails that have been piling up for three years. They’re sorry they took so long. They’ll try not to let you down again.
Shows promoted in this episode include:
- Hamilton vs Burr: A Werewolf Tale – By Jarrod Alberich, the Yard Sale Artist
- The Gary Show – Hosted by Mike Garvey and Paul Hix
- JLUCast Season 2 – Host by Chris and Cindy Franklin
- Legion of Super Bloggers – The LOS Bloggers Blog
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Next Time: The boys dive into the first half of the books with a cover date of March 1996 (a.k.a. Team Up Month) by looking at Action Comics #719 and Superman: The Man of Steel #54. After that becomes the Hey, Wha’ Happened: Real World edition, where Mike and Jeff talk about a few episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and what was going on in the real world when these books were published.