Episode 38: February 1989

Welcome to the thirty-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.

In this episode Jeff and Mike kick off the Superman in Exile storyline with the books that came out with the cover date of February 1989. In Superman #28 we see a very lonely Superman and the death of Clark Kent. In Adventures of Superman #451 Superman gets swallowed by a space whale as Lex Luthor makes a move on Professor Hamilton. All of that plus elsewhere in the DCU/the real world and even more e-mails!

Oh and Jeffrey gives his take on Superman’s role in Death in the Family. It’s…interesting.

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  1. I had forgotten how quickly events on Earth unfolded during Superman’s first issues in space. Readers have a chance to see nearly everyone in the supporting case in some form or fashion in these two issues, and I think those sequences are an essential complement to what Superman himself is experiencing. The hardships of exile in space notwithstanding, there’s hardly smooth sailing back home, which provides for a different kind of drama without diminishing the impact of the Superman sequences. Indeed, it’s a balancing act well handled by everyone involved, particularly editor Mike Carlin and writers Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway.

  2. Doug Meacham says:

    I’m glad that we’ve finally reached the story arc that will propel the books for several years. This is why I liked this story so much. It’s like Mike said, it was a jump-on point for new readers that would keep them sucked in through the Death and Return and beyond. I recently completed my collection on Superman comics starting with “Panic in the Sky” and ending with “The Trial of Superman” (a small collection compared to those belonging to monsieurs Mike and Jeff, but containing an epic portion of this era nonetheless.) I bought the trades leading up to my collection to fill in the gaps i.e. Exile, Eradication, Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite, etc. Again, another great episode. Can’t wait until next week. Good luck with show!

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