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Episode 172: Elseworlds Annuals Part 2

Welcome to the one hundred and seventy-second 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 finish up their look at the Elseworlds Annuals from 1994.  The boys kick things off with Superboy Annual #1, which concludes the “Super Seven” story from Adventures of Superman Annual #6.  Will the heroes defeat the alien invaders?  Will everyone make it out alive?  Well, yes and no, but you’ve have to listen to the episode to figure out the hows and whys of those answers.  Then events go back to the Revolutionary War in the pages of Action Comics Annual #6 and we learn what would happen if one of Superman’s ancestors came to Earth and was a huge jerk.  Finally there’s another period piece in Steel Annual #1 where John Henry was born before the American Civil War and there’s armor (as you would imagine) and Arthurian references and a heaping, helping dose of racism.

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Up, Up and Away Episode 10 – They Call Me Mr. Mxyzptlk

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Episode 10 – They Call Me Mr. Mxyzptlk

Mario discusses one of his favorite Superman villains, covers Superman (vol. 1) #30, and the Fleischer short “Terror on the Midway.”

Prepare for some 5th dimensional fun!

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Superman in the Bronze Age Episode 117 — Finale

Episode 117

After a bit of a delay, we reach the final episode. Emails are read, thanks are given, and I recommend ways to fill the void the show will be leaving. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the support over the past 4 years.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #301 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1960: World’s Finest Comics #109!

World's Finest Comics #109!

World’s Finest Comics #109!

Download Episode #301 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 109, May 1960, was published around March 3, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. They were also the art team for the Superman / Batman story in this issue.

- The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled, THE BEWITCHED BATMAN, written by Jerry Coleman. NOTE: In the episode I mistakenly said that Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com credited Jerry as the writer, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed the writer as unknown. This story has been reprinted in BATMAN ANNUAL 5 (1963), WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. III, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN ANNUALS vol. II (2010). I forgot to mention the reprints in the podcast.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, THE AMAZING ASTEROID HIDEOUT, drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story titled, PRISONERS OF THE GIANT BUBBLE, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue.


The next two episodes will feature the Superman comic books cover dated April 1963: Part I features SUPERMAN 160 and part II will feature ACTION COMICS 299!

We will return to the Superman Family of titles cover dated June 1960 with Part I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15 and Part II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110!

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The Armored Hero Steel: A John Henry Irons Podcast. Episode #20, Final Conflict.

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Steel #16

Hey everyone and welcome back to the next exciting installment of The Armored Hero Steel. In this episode John Henry comes face to face with an old foes who he thought was long gone. Meanwhile, Double tracks down Steel to help him escape the villian. At first, this seems to hinder Steel’s escapes plans but in fact reveals to our hero a new advantage. Also in the episode we take a look at the ads of the book which includes video game ads based on movies as well as a new Superfamily comic ad.

After that we examine the other Superfamily books including Superman’s core books, Superboy, Supergirl in New Titans and Deathstroke, Eradicator in Outsiders, Superman’s appearance in Loose Cannon and Guy Gardner: Warrior as well as some Superfamily guest appearances in two annuals. Then lastly we learn more about one of the pencillers who worked on Steel’s book in the Steel Files.

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Thanks for listening to The Armored Hero Steel : A John Henry Irons Podcast as well as Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove for creating such a great comic character.

Superman & Batman, Episode 27

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 27 of SUPERMAN & BATMAN, featuring your two favorite heroes in one podcast together!

The show’s premise is simple: Each episode, host Michael Bradley celebrates seven decades of the World’s Finest heroes by looking at story featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, chosen at random mostly from the pages of World’s Finest Comics.

This episode

“Super Friends”

GUEST HOST: Shawn Engel of Just One of the Guys: A Green Lantern Podcast, Listen to the Prophets, Who True Freaks and The Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman Adventures #25 (cover date early November 1994)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman in their most animated adventure yet!

ALSO FEATURING: Lex Luthor, Maxie Zeus and Mike Parobeck art!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents and a look at what else was on the stands!

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Superman Forever Radio Episode 84- The New Hero of Metropolis


sfr 084 albumWhat would Superman do if a new hero came to Metropolis and out-heroed the Man of Steel?

Bob Fisher takes a look at Superman 163 featuring Wonder Man the new Hero of Metropolis, talks about some podcasts he listens to, looks at robots and other cool toys and even talks about the Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves.

All in this one thrill packed episode of the Superman Forever Radio podcast! Get it now!