Welcome to the one hundred and twenty-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 is it.
The big one.
The one a lot of you have been waiting for.
DOOMSDAY IS HERE!
This week Mike and Jeff present the final two chapters of the Doomsday storyline and to say that these were two very special issues of Superman is an understatement. Before they dive into the comics themselves the boys tear apart a conspiracy theory that was posted back in December on a site called Bleeding Cool regarding the Sand Superman from Superman Special #1. After that they dive right into Superman: The Man of Steel #19 where Doomsday finally reaches Metropolis and the true carnage begins. Finally, in Superman #75 Superman holds the line in front of the Daily Planet building and sacrifices himself to save his friends, his fiancé and his city. This episode is longer than most, especially for only covering two comics, but Mike and Jeff thought that these books, Superman #75 in particular, deserved the attention. Mike even opens up a sealed copy of Superman #75 “live” on the air. What did it contain? Listen and find out.
During the episode Mike mentioned a website from the late nineties that talked about the so-called “Iron Age” of Superman. Here’s a link to that site. Mike respects that everyone has a different opinion of who Superman is and what he represents but when a site dumps on his favorite era of the character it tends to annoy him.
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Next time: Mike and Jeff have a roundtable discussion about the impact of Superman #75 with their fellow Superman Homepage contributors and members of the Superman Podcast Network.