Welcome to the one hundred and fifty third 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 close the book on cover year 1993 and that year ends with…well, it’s not quite a bang and it’s not quite a whimper. In all honesty the two books that finish out the December 1993 cover date are quite good in places but two things kind of sully things a bit. You see, the early ‘90s have come to the Superman titles in a storyline called Spilled Blood. Part 1 takes place in Adventures of Superman #507 which not only sees the first appearance of a new, more racist Bloodsport but also the first appearance of Barry Kitson and Ray McCarthy as the artists on this title. The blood continues to flow (horrible pun, we know) in Action Comics #694 where another old enemy rears her ugly head and Vinnie Edge gives a fantastic demonstration on how not to pick up women. Finally there is Elsewhere in the DCU!
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Next time: The boys take a break from Spilled Blood to talk about five more episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.