Welcome to the sixty-sixth 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.
All right, folks, listen up. Before listening to this episode you will want to grab a cup of coffee, call in sick to work and clear your schedules because this episode is a MONSTER. Not only do the boys have a special guest this week in the form of podcast host extraordinaire Jon M. Wilson but also because the Superman books with the November 1990 cover date are all part of the Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite storyline. This is an epic story arc that not only runs through Superman #49, Adventures of Superman #472 and Action Comics #659 but also Starman #28 as well. In Krisis Lex Luthor receives a gift from Mr. Mxyzptlk; a piece of Red Kryptonite. The Red K robs Superman of his powers and the Man of Steel has to suddenly deal with threats like Mammoth and a prison riot at Stryker’s Island without his abilities. If that wasn’t enough but Lois’ mother is sick again and needs to lean on Clark for support. So things aren’t going all that good for Superman but at least he has back up in the form of Starman, Gangbuster, the Guardian and a suit of armor built by Professor Hamilton.
After those four issues Jon, Jeff and Mike talk about Superboy: The Comic Book #10, the Superboy television series as well as covering Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere, Elsewhere.
Oh, and there are tangents. Lots and lots of tangents, so heads up on that.
Next Week: Jon Wilson returns! The final chapter of Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite! A BIG questions is asked. Superman teams up with not one but two Green Lanterns! Finally, the death of Lex Luthor!
No additional scans this week. Things have been crazy and Mike just didn’t have the time. They will return soon, though. Promise
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