Welcome to the sixty-first 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.
After another week long hiatus the boys are back with more Superman goodness. This time out Mike and Jeff take a look at the Superman books with the September 1990 cover date. Soul Search continues in Superman #47 where Superman faces off against an old enemy and Gangbuster enters the fray. Adventures of Superman #470 has the last chapter of Soul Search and a supporting cast member that has been with the book since the beginning of the revamp loses his life. The Toyman returns in Action Comics #657 and we learn what happened to Schott after the events of Superman #13. Finally there’s Superboy: The Comic Book #8, which is a Bizarro story.
It’s a silly Bizarro story but it is a Bizarro story nonetheless.
You get all of that and the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere, Elsewhere features.
And now…onto the scans for the week!
First up is something we will rarely do. Usually this space is reserved for the best single pages or images from the issues we cover but this time out we have the last four pages from this week’s issue of Adventures of Superman simply because they are so powerful both together and on their own. First up is page 19 which has a scene that caused quite a bit of debate between Jeff and Mike.
The next two pages (20-21) work on two levels. What little dialogue there is on the pages is very effective, but the images without dialogue are just as if not a little more powerful, especially the scene with Clark and the Whites. Then again the Luthor scene is pretty good too.
Finally, an ad for the next storyline…The Sinbad Contract. Sorry that the quality is a little dodgy but Mike is scanning this from a twenty year old comic printed on the cheapest paper available at the time.
Next Week: Batman and Superman team up in the World’s Finest mini-series.
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