Episode 62: More E-mails

Welcome to the sixty-second 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.

Due to technical difficulties the episode you should be listening to went bye-bye. So no World’s Finest this week. Instead Mike and Jeff roll out another edition of the From Crisis to Crisis Mailbag where the boys read YOUR e-mails. Highlights include how Mike and Jeff organize their comics, thoughts on the fate of Amanda McCoy, Mike’s limited knowledge of The Twilight Zone, why you sometimes can’t go home again, a discussion on what state Metropolis is in, what one of the show’s younger listeners thinks of “recent” events in the Superman books, why Bibbo is awesome, what words Mike can’t pronounce and much more!

Quick note; Mike mentions a listener’s podcast called Being Carter Hall. One problem; it’s not a podcast. It is a blog. Check it out either way.

Next Week: Batman and Superman team up in the World’s Finest mini-series. For reals this time.

No scans this week but they too will return next week.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link .

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

This entry was posted in From Crisis to Crisis. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Tom says:

    My ears actually perked up when you read my email. I’m such a loser.

    Anyway, I loved the conversation about how you arrange your comics. I was reminded of the scene in “High Fidelity” where Rob reorganizes his record collection “autobiographically”: in order of purchase. When my collection was much larger I had Titans comics and then everything else … we’re peculiar in our obsessions sometimes, no?

    As usual, that was fun to listen to.

  2. Michael Bradley (omike015) says:

    The placement of POWER COMPANY: JOSIAH POWER #1 is a bit vague, but also pretty specific. The story opens “five years ago.” We then get a flashback to “several months” prior to that, which takes place during and immediately following the events of INVASION. The flashback then folds forward an ambiguous amount of time and this is where Superman first appears. He’s only in three or four panels, and only says eight words, so it’s difficult to discern if his “Day of the Krypton Man” personality is in play or not. We then come back to the present (the “five years ago” present, that is) where we see Superman again and he seems like his non-Eradicator-influenced self. So, my best guess is to set the whole thing after “The Day of the Krypton Man!” or put the flashbacks after ACTION COMICS #650, but before “Day,” and the rest after. (By the way, that INVASION happened “five years ago” fits pretty well with the timeline DC was operating under at the time (as much as they ever operate under a fixed timeline), because the timeline in SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS TO THE DC UNIVERSE 2000 (published a real-world two years before the Power Company books) sets MAN OF STEEL at five years prior and invasion at four years prior. So it fits as much as anything ever does.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *