Welcome to the 47th 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 Mike and Jeff examine the Superman books with a September 1989 cover date and boy is there a lot to talk about this time out. In Superman #35 we get two stories in one issue and learn a little more about what a messed up life Morgan Edge has led. Over in Adventures of Superman #458 the creators bring back Elastic Lad, though Jimmy Olsen is less than happy about it. We get a guest appearance issue with Starman #14 where Superman faces off against the Parasite for the first time since the Crisis. Finally, Maxima makes her first appearance…sort of…in Action Comics #646.
At the beginning of the episode Jeffrey talks about a survey and a charity. Here’s the announcement concerning the charity.
Tristan Lock and Josh Stowe make up the team known as Long Way To Skate, a non profit group devoted to raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. By longboarding (think big fast skateboard) across the country with hiking bags they are trying to spread awareness of MS and also to show people a green way to get around. Their trip, an indirect 8 month odyssey from Virginia Beach to San Diego, is in its second month and still going strong. The LW2S team regularly posts updates on their website and to their facebook support group also titled long way to skate. To date they have traveled over 700 miles across all of North Carolina and have persevered swamps, mountains, and unfreindlies of all types. feel free to contact them through their website or facebook group, any encouragement is golden. Good luck long way to skate!
And then the survey from Alan Middleton:
In my “day job” at the university, I am studying new media. My current research project is an anonymous survey of preferences among podcast listeners. Topics covered include where, when, and how podcasts are found and listened to, preferred frequency and duration of podcasts, and attitudes toward advertising methods.
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Next week: A Fortress?
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