FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 7: MAY 1987

FCTC_Ep_007

Episode 7: May 1987

Welcome to the seventh 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 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index.  Part commentary.  Part history lesson.  All podcast.

This week your hosts, Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor, examine the books that came out with the cover date of May 1987, which included Superman #5, Adventures of Superman #428 and Action Comics #588.  On that particular month readers were treated to Clark fighting a mummy, Superman acting all big and tough to find Perry White’s son and a crossover with Hawkman and Hawkwoman.  All of this and the first appearance of Bibbo too.

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

More to follow…

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

3 Responses to FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 7: MAY 1987

  1. Mike says:

    I enjoyed this episode, also, guys. Good work. Adventure #428 especially — it sounds like it has a real “Golden Age” vibe to it, as you said, with concerns about social issues and realistic criminals. What a dilemma for Perry — I think I would probably not think twice about saving my child, either, but the story as you describe it almost has a “Crucible” feel to it. Keep up the good work!

  2. I’ve always felt that Wolfman’s interest in “everyday” goings-on (the Planet, Clark, etc.) provided a nice contrast to Byrne’s higher-octane approach. As Michael noted in first or second ‘cast, ADVENTURES was clearly situated to provide a look at Clark and the “world of Metropolis” as much as Supes. Tellingly, we see Jose Delgado (Gangbuster) and Bibbo Bibbowski, two more street-level characters, debut in issue 428.

  3. james says:

    Thanks again for your great work discussing Superman. When I got around to updating Clark Kent’s stats at http://www.superfriendstats.blogspot.com, it was good to see that the guy actually had infrared vision in the comics–not just in the classic cartoons!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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