Episode 258: September 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-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.

This time out Mike and Jeff return to their regular programming by kicking off their examination of the September 1996 cover dated books.  First up is Superman #115, where Lois makes a fateful decision about her future and tells her parents about the break-up with Clark.  Lucy Lane also introduces her new boyfriend to the family before Lois leaves on a jet plane.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #538, Superman has to contend with a broken heart and a new villain named Obsession who is…obsessed with the Man of Steel.  Jimmy is also a serious jerk through this whole issue.  The boys wrap up the episode by asking, “Hey, Wha’ Happened?” in the real world when these books were on the stands.

Below are the covers and select pages from the two main books Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode.

And here are three panels from Superman #115 and Man of Steel (1986) #2 to show the homages Ron Frenz was doing during this issue.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff finish their coverage of the cover date September 1996 books by discussing Action Comics #725, Superman: The Man of Steel #60, and the Superman family books that came out that month.

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