Episode 2: Man of Steel Issue Three Thru Six

Welcome to the second episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a five year mission to seek out old comics and old storylines and to boldy cover the Superman comics published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006.

This week your hosts, Jeffrey Taylor and Michael Bailey, continue their look at the Man of Steel mini-series. They go over Batman and Superman meeting again for the first time, the full out introduction of Lex Luthor, the brief life of Bizarro and the big finish where Clark finally learns where he comes from.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

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  1. Mike says:

    Hi again, guys. Well, I must say, I thought that issues 5 and 6 of “The Man of Steel” were a real let-down. As you noted, what a waste of the Bizarro concept (although I do like the revamp of Bizzaro’s origin as a Luthor creation). But, more to the point: why did Byrne feel the need to tell an episodic tale that stretches over a number of years, rather than a tightly-knit, six-part story? Why the gaps in between the episodes? And why does Clark need to know he’s Kryptonian at all, if he can so cavalierly, in essence, reject his Kryptonian heritage in favor of Earth and America? I’m not saying he shouldn’t rightly feel that Earth and America are his home, that the Kents are his real parents, and so on — but the fact that he is Kryptonian is simply entirely irrelvant. There are no feelings of being torn between two worlds. Why bother making Superman “last son of Krypton” if it basically means nothing to him?

    I personally prefer the Birthright version (yeah, I know, don’t hate me!), where Clark draws on the best of both his Kryptonian and his Earth heritages — and, also, where his Kryptonian parents get to know that their son made it to Earth and is doing just fine. For me, the final few pages of Birthright are an emotional pay-off like none other I’ve found in a Superman story.

    Thanks for the discussions, and keep up the good work!

  2. james says:

    I didn’t follow Superman very closely during this period but I really enjoy these podcasts. Thank you. Keep them coming!

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