Episode 248: June 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-eighth 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.

Things return to normal (somewhat) this time out as Mike and Jeff begin their look at the books with a cover date of June 1996.  Normal because the whole “three issues a month” thing is over and done with.  First up is Superman #112, where Lois and Clark finally…FINALLY…get away to talk about their relationship troubles.  The only hiccup is that NASA needs to give Superman a glorified beeper to help out with the Mars mission if the need arises.  And it does.  Also, Morgan Edge escapes from jail.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #535, the fallout from the breakup continues as Lois and Lori have a heart to heart about whether or not Lois and Clark can be friends or not as Lex Luthor takes control of Alpha Centurion’s soldiers and forces them to go on a rampage.  Meanwhile, Superman is in Smallville telling Jonathan and Martha about the break-up.  Oh, and Dana and Jimmy break up, but that isn’t the end of Dana.

After the comic talk is done, the boys discuss a TERRIBLE episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’s third season called It’s A Small World After All as well as asking, Hey, Wha’ Happened in the real world while these books were on the stands.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comics Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff reach an important milestone as Superman and (eventually) guest star Jay Garrick deal with a whole bunch of tornados tearing through Kansas in Action Comics #722 and Superman: The Man of Steel #57.  They’ll also be taking a look at the other Superman related books that came out during the June 1996 cover date and chatting about some of the other DC books that were published as well.

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