HOUSE ADS – PREVIEWS AD FOR SUPERMAN #100

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THAT COVERS IT – PREVIEWS VOL. 5 NO. 1

For those of you that aren’t “in the know” I co-host a show called From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast.  My buddy Jeffrey Taylor, and I have been going through the Post Crisis adventures of Superman since 2009 and recently we came back after an extended hiatus.  It’s been a lot of fun and we really hit the ground running again with our coverage of The Death of Clark Kent.  A recent Facebook post by Dan Jurgens displaying some of the covers he did for Previews (you know, the ordering catalog for comic shops) reminded me that I had scanned a handful of pages from the edition that contained the solicitations for Superman #100 and the other Supermam books that came out that month.

Which is a roundabout way of saying that I’m sorry I didn’t get to this sooner.  Mea culpa.  I should have had this up a few weeks ago.

Anyway, here is the cover to that edition of Previews and in a word this piece is stunning.  It sells the idea that for whatever reason Clark Kent might be going away.  The spotlight, the broken glasses, the torn clothes revealing the Superman uniform…it’s just a gorgeous cover.  I am curious if this was originally going to be the cover for Superman #100 or if it was specifically done for Previews.  Either way it is fantastic.

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for more scans from this Previews.  There is some neat stuff in there and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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RANDOM COVER POST – SUPERMAN ADVENTURES VOL 1

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RANDOM LAZY COVER – SUPERMAN LEGENDS #30

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SECRET FILES FRIDAY – THE WILD MEN

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 The Wild Men!

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

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FCTC EPISODE 207 – JUNE 1995 PART 1

Episode 207 – June 1995 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and 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 #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!

It’s a new world for the Superman books this time out as Mike and Jeff begin their look at the comics with a June 1995 cover date.  Not only are the comics more expensive now (the cover price jumped from $1.50 to $1.95 in the United States) but the release order of the books changed and the paper stock has gone from newsprint to a slicker stock.

The boys would renumber the series and start off with a new number one but that would be silly.

First up this time out is Action Comics #710, where Lois runs into people trying to kill her and a rude clerk at a computer store and if you think that mentioning a computer store from 1995 would spark a conversation about what computers Mike and Jeff have owned then congratulations because you’ve obviously been listening to the show for some time.  This issue ends on an explosive note and leads directly into Superman: The Man of Steel #45 where Superman fights a whole lot of Conduit robots.  Towards the end of the issue Superman believes that his parents are killed, which leads him to abandon his Never-Ending Battle and become a nudist.  After that the boys discuss Superboy #16 (guest starring Loose Cannon) and barely talk about New Titans #122 and an issue of Deathstroke, both of which were awful.  Finally they scrounge up some change, pay the cabbie $6.50 and head over to the segment they like to call Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet!

The Cover Gallery For This Episode

The Image Gallery

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Next Time: The Death of Clark Kent continues Superman #101 and Adventures of Superman #524.  They also talk about Steel #16, Outsiders #19, Showcase ’95 #6 and Loose Cannon #1.

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RANDOM COVER POST – SUPERMAN/BATMAN #47

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HOUSE ADS – SUPERMAN THE MAN OF TOMORROW

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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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