FCTC EPISODE 177: L & C SEASON FINALE AND…AN INTERVIEW!

FCTC 2013 LogoFCTC_Ep_177_LargeEpisode 177: Lois and Clark Season One Finale…Plus An Interview!

Welcome to the one hundred and seventy-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.

This time out Mike and Jeff put down the comics and pick up the DVD box set. After several episodes of not talking about the show the boys sit down (so to speak) to discuss the final two episodes of the first season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In Barbarians at the Planet the Daily Planet is bought by Lex Luthor and changes come fast and furious with explosive results. Then in The House of Luthor Lois is engaged to Lex, Lex has Kryptonite and Superman is caught in the middle.

Then after all that noise Mike and Jeff welcome a cast member from the first season to the show. Chris Demetrel (who played Jack, the homeless runaway turned copy boy) was nice enough to join the boys to talk about his time with the show. How did Chris begin acting? How did he get the part of Jack? How did he get along with Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher? Did Jack really figure out that Clark was Superman? All of these questions are answered as well as some fun anecdotes and the reason Chris isn’t active as an actor anymore.

Mike and Jeff would like to thank Chris for sharing so much with them and the listeners. He was a very nice guy and fun to talk to.

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Next time: WORLDS COLLIDE…THE CONCLUSION!

MOSAIC Episode 9 – Secret Identity – Kept By MOS But Hard To Keep Onwards

coverblackIn this episode, we’re looking at the secret identity. What’s being protected, how it was maintained in Man of Steel, and if it can be preserved going forwards. We address all the questions below and hear what David Goyer has to say about the secret identity’s future.

  • Why would the government not pursue the identity?
  • Did Lois confirm that she knows Superman’s identity?
  • Did Lois’s first article compromise Superman’s identity?
  • Did Lois’s second article blow Superman’s identity?
  • Did Lois reveal the identity by yelling Clark at his farm?
  • Did Superman expose his identity by giving up his ship?
  • Did Superman expose his identity by giving his age?
  • Did surrendering give away his identity?
  • Did Superman expose his identity by saying he’s from Kansas?
  • Did The Battle of Smallville give away Superman’s identity?
  • Did the kiss give away Superman’s identity?
  • Does Perry know?
  • Does Suicide Squad change things?
  • What technologies can help keep the identity?
  • How can the government, The Daily Planet, or Lex Luthor help keep the identity?
  • Can the trope survive modern reality?

In this episode’s mail bag:

  • “Did Zod realize he’d lose his powers by making Earth like Krypton? If he didn’t how would he rule all those people with powers?”
  • “Why did it have to be Earth? Why couldn’t Zod have terraformed Mars or another planet?”
  • The possibility that Superman’s invulnerability can be controlled by his will, so if he wants to shave, he simply lowers his force-field to become like a normal human being.
  • Did Warner Brothers mandate Snyder include Batman? Will Snyder be required to have Batman beat Superman and give Batman more screen-time?

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #310 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: Action Comics #303!

Action Comics #303!

Action Comics #303!

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ACTION COMICS 303, August 1963, was published around June 27, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for the Superman story in this issue. It featured the Man of Steel’s story. Supergirl made her ninth appearance on the cover of ACTION COMICS, and her eleventh cover appearance overall.  (I mistakenly said it was her 12th cover appearance in the recording.)

- The 12 page Superman story was titled, THE MONSTER FROM KRYPTON, written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.
- Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled, SUPERGIRL’S BIG BROTHER, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.
Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the August or August/September 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: ACTION COMICS 304!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #310 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: Superman #163!

Superman #163!

Superman #163!

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SUPERMAN 163, August 1963, was published on June 20, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for the first story in this issue. It featured the issue’s first of two stories. Both stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE N: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- WONDER-MAN, THE NEW HERO OF METROPOLIS (12 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton.

– THE GOOFY SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!

Later this week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to [email protected]

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

 

Up, Up, and Away Episode 13 – Who Needs Him?

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Episode 13 – Who Needs Him?

In this, the thirteenth episode, Mario discusses the necessity of a Superman as well as taking a look at Superman #247 and the Famous Studios short “The Eleventh Hour.” This episode’s question: who is your favorite Superman villain? Feel free to answer through Facebook, email ([email protected]), or Twitter @Mariofanofsteel.

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FCTC EPISODE 176: JULY 1994 PART 2

FCTC 2013 LogoFCTC_Ep_176_LargeEpisode 176: July 1994 Part 2

Welcome to the one hundred and seventy-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 boys are back…back again…FCTC is back…tell a friend.

Well this looks like a job for Mike and Jeff, so everyone just follow…them. Or something.

Anyway, the boys are back with another exciting episode. After a quick e-mail and discussion on just how much the Post Crisis Superman comics are worth they finish out the Super books that had a July 1994 cover date. In Superman #91 we follow a rich man and a homeless man as they go through a morality play in the ruins of Metropolis. Then in Adventures of Superman #514 Superman and other people in Metropolis start having vivid hallucinations! Plus, Professor Hamilton loses a limb! Then, in Action Comics #701 it is Superman vs. a Kryptonian Battle Armor wearing Lex as the now nearly dead Luthor makes his final play against the Man of Steel. This is followed by Mike and Jeff looking at the ads, what else was going on in the DC Universe and what was going on in the real world when these comics came out in a segment they like to call Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet!

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC page, which you can find by clicking on this 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.

Next time: The final two episodes of the first season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman plus a special mystery interview with a cast member from the first season!

Mick’s Super Comic Podcast Ep03 – Superman 34 (New52) – The Men of Tomorrow Chapter 3

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Episode 3: (New 52) Superman Vol 3 #34

This is Episode 3 of Mick’s Super Comic Podcast and we are continuing Geoff Johns’ and John Romita Jr’s run on New 52 Superman with #34 of that series. I’m really looking forward to covering some of these plot developments with you all, consider joining the conversation over on the Facebook page!

I’ll also be covering the DC Essential Graphic Novels as an additional feature in the coming months!  Thanks for listening!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #309 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960: World’s Finest Comics #112!

World's Finest Comics #112!

World’s Finest Comics #112!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 112, September 1960, was published around July 19, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– The Superman /  Batman story was titled THE MENACE OF SUPERMAN’S PET (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, the inker was Sheldon Moldoff. But comicbookdatabase.com credits Charles Paris as this story’s inker.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the six page story titled THE SPY IN THE ARROW CAVE, written by Ed Herron, drawn by Lee Elias and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the seven page story titled THE PLANETEER BANDIT, drawn by Jim Mooney. The writer was unknown.

Also highlighted in this episode were this issue’s ads and other features.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 163 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to [email protected]

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
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- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.


Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #309 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #47!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #47!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #47!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47, September 1960, was published around July 7, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE KING OF CRIME (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

– JIMMY OLSEN GROWS UP (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

– THE MONSTER FROM EARTH (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 102nd silver age Superman Family story, and his 147th overall for the era. Previously he wrote three stories for SUPERBOY 83, September 1960:

– THE DREAMS OF DOOM, drawn by George Papp.

– THE OLD MAID OF SMALLVILLE, drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE INVASION OF KRYPTON, also drawn by George Papp.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 112!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 163 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to [email protected]

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !


The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.


Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!