Episode 28: October 1988

Welcome to the twenty-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.

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

Michael and Jeffrey wrap up the Supergirl Saga this month and discuss one of the most controversial moments in the Post Crisis Superman era, which happened during the cover date of October 1988.  In Superman #22 the Man of Steel makes the most difficult decision of his life.  In Adventures of Superman #445 the amazing Brainiac returns and this time he is not taking prisoners.  Actually he does take prisoners, but he is definitely more powerful and more dangerous.  Jeff and Mike end the show with four listener e-mails.

Michael might be speaking out of turn, but the hosts of From Crisis to Crisis hope you have a happy, safe and satisfying Thanksgiving.

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  1. penfold says:

    Superman #50, Page 8. Clark catches a ride back to his apartment after witnessing Gangbuster deal with a fairly routine mugging. Upon arriving at 344 Clinton, the cabbie quotes Clark $7.00 for the ride. Clark points out that the ride has never been more than $6.50 in the past, to which the cabbie replies that prices for things go up in life.

    I don’t know but I wonder that the above exchange might have been a reference to the cover price increase (from $.75 to $1.00) which took place beginning with Superman #51.

  2. penfold says:

    Oh hey, in this episode, Taylor makes mention of a podcast in which you go on a 2+ hour rant about all the things you don’t like about the New Earth Superman continuity. Could you post a link to that?

  3. I agree about Jerry Ordway’s work on Adventures of Superman 445. Whatever we may think of the revamped Brainiac, Ordway was clearly maturing as a storyteller, with his writing picking up the pace to match his already stellar pencils. The issue includes any number of of excellent character moments and remains, all these years later, a nice way to cap off the month in which John Byrne left the main Super-titles.

  4. Here you go, Penfold.

    It’s a good special episode of Michael’s other podcast, Views From the Longbox, plus it was sort of a backdoor pilot to Michael’s new Justice Society podcast with Scott Gardner from Two True Freaks.

  5. penfold says:

    Thanks Jeffrey. 🙂

    And thank YOU, Michael. You said it all.

    Actually, you didn’t, there are a few other points you could’ve brought up revolving around the basic stupidity of using Secret Origin as the new origin but whatever, job well done, I totally enjoyed it!

  6. Jose says:

    YES!!! Got a question read! I’m sick right now, having an awful AWFUL week, and this lifted my spirits. Awesome episode, guys. Thank you!

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