FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 14: NOVEMBER 1987

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Episode 14: November 1987

Welcome to the fourteenth 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.

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

This week Michael and Jeffrey check out one of the best months in the Crisis to Crisis era so far as they explore the books that came out in November 1987.  Well, three of the books came out with the cover date November 1987.  One of them came out with a cover date of December 1987, but that wasn’t actually a Superman title so it doesn’t count and besides it finishes off a story that continued out of this month’s Action Comics, so it made no sense to cover it next month, which is kind of full as it is so please stop judging us.

(Deep breath)

All right.  This time out the boys discuss the first Post-Crisis appearance of a certain citizen of the fifth dimension, see the birth of a new hero and watch as Booster Gold does a really good job of beating Superman senseless.  It was a fun month and both Jeffrey and Michael had a really good time recording this one.

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2 Responses to FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 14: NOVEMBER 1987

  1. The Action-Booster Gold crossover was an improvement over the earlier one with Hawkman. The premise was a step up, anyway, and I found the overall story entertaining. I completely agree, too, about Roy Richardson’s inking Dan Jurgens (Booster #23). Jurgens’ art probably looks “best” when he works with an illustrator-inker like Brett Breeding or Jerry Ordway — though I admit to a sentimental fondness for titles where Mike DeCarlo or Romeo Tanghal inked (Warlord, Sun Devils, other issues of Booster).

  2. Michael Bailey says:

    Mike DeCarlo and Romeo Tanghal were both excellent inkers for Jurgens. I really liked those early issues of BOOSTER GOLD and the art had a lot to do with that. Brett Breeding was always one of Jurgens’ better inkers in my humble opinion. I like when Ordway would ink but the thing about Ordway is that he is suck a powerful inker his style would sometimes come through more than the penciler. Still, Zero Hour was a good team up of the two even if the job was rushed a bit.

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