THAT COVERS IT – WIZARD THE GUIDE TO COMICS #68

This cover suggests that there will be an article about Superman’s new costume and powers in this issue but that’s not the case.  The article associated with this cover is about changes comic book characters have gone through with a small sidebar about the new duds Superman is sporting.  I’ll be posting that article in a few days but for now bask in the glory of this beautiful Stuart Immonen and Jose Marzan, Jr. piece!

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DO THE CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN INSTALLMENT 07

Installment 7: Superman #123

Superman #123

“Superman…Reborn!”

  • Cover Date: May 1997
  • Released on: March 12, 2017
  • Triangle Number: 1997/19
  • Writer: Dan Jurgens
  • Pencils: Ron Frenz
  • Inker: Joe Rubinstein
  • Editor: Joey Cavalieri

Spoiler Free Synopsis

The battle continues.  Help arrives from an unexpected source.  Time is running out.  Superman…reborn!

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DO THE CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN INSTALLMENT 6

Installment 6: Superman: The Man of Steel #67

Superman: The Man of Steel #67

“Shrakkkttt!”

  • Cover Date: May 1997
  • Released on: March 5, 1997
  • Triangle Number: 1997/18
  • Writer: Louise Simonson
  • Pencils: Jon Bogdanove
  • Inker: Dennis Janke
  • Editor: Joey Cavalieri

Spoiler Free Synopsis

More problems with appliances.  Scorn arrives in Metropolis.  A fight leads to bigger problems.  Superman…Menace!

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SECRET FILES FRIDAY – SUPERBOY

Welcome to another installment of Secret Files Friday!  Each week I present another entry from the various Secret Files and Origins specials that started popping up in late 1997.  While they weren’t as detailed as Who’s Who I have a real soft spot for the Secret Files and Origins line so I wanted to give them some love.  The week’s entry is Superboy!

(originally published in Team Superman Secret Files & Origins #1, May, 1998)

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FCTC EPISODE 206 – MAY 1995 PART 2

Episode 206 – May 1995 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and 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.

The Death of Clark Kent continues!

Under normal circumstances Mike and Jeff cover two books from a given cover month per episode.  This time they are only covering one regular issue because in March of 1995 DC decided to pull the trigger on having the cover dates line up with the release dates.  See, for several months Action Comics was coming out during the first week of the month but still had the cover date of the previous month.  Normally Mike and Jeff cover Adventures of Superman and Action Comics together but there was no Action Comics with a May 1995 cover date so it will be covered next time.  This made for a shorter than usual episode as they only covered one main Superman book.  That book was Adventures of Superman #523 where we see Jonathan, Martha and Clark on the run from Conduit and Superman fighting some heavy hitters from his rogues gallery who are now working for Kenny Braverman.

Clark also wear a cowboy hat.

It’s very nineties.

After that the boys look at Steel #15, Outsiders #18 and Showcase ’95 #5 as well as trip-hammering through what else was going on in the DC Universe.

The Cover Gallery For This Episode

The Image Gallery

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Next Time: The Death of Clark Kent continues with Action Comics #710 and Superman: The Man of Steel #45.  The boys will also be discussing Superboy #16 and New Titans #122

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PREVIEWS ARTICLE ON ELECTRIC SUPERMAN

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HOUSE ADS – SUPERMAN #123

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THAT COVERS IT – PREVIEWS FROM JANUARY 1997

This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of Superman getting his fancy new electrical powers and outfit, so it makes sense to post this.

Hey!  Check out the corner!  This is the Previews where you could order the Wizard JLA Special!  I talked about that last week! It’s like I planned this.

Which I didn’t, but still.

Previews is usually a treasure trove of fun stuff, especially from this era.  On Wednesday I’ll be posting the article that came with the DC solicitations from this particular issue and over the next few weeks I’ll be including the original solicitations of the comics featured in my Do The Clothes Make The Man feature because I think they’re pretty keen.

By the way…the next installment of that is coming soon and I’ll be back on track with it next Sunday.  Promise.

For the moment bask in the glory that is Electric Superman and I mean that on a mostly serious level.

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DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL…

The latest installment of Do The Clothes Make The Man will be delayed by a day.

In lieu of that here’s an awesome Superman cover!

See you tomorrow!

 

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RANDOM COVER POSTS – WORLD OF KRYPTON (1979) #3

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