Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-ninth 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.
Reign of the Supermen Continues!
This week Mike and Jeff continue their coverage of the last act in the Death and Return of Superman saga. Joining the boys for an even longer than usual but fun episode is the legendary Scotty V! Scotty is the co-host of Radio K.A.L. as well as hosting the Great Scott segment on the weekly Speeding Bulletins over at the Superman Homepage and wanted in on the Reign of the Supermen action. He chose a good episode to be a part of too because this time out the boys and Scotty look at the tipping point for Reign of the Supermen. Cover date August 1993 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #24 where the Man of Steel and the Last Son of Krypton duke it out before Lex Luthor II manipulates a confrontation between Steel and the White Rabbit. Then, in Superman #80…You know what? I can’t even hint at what happens in this issue. It features an event and two revelations that are huge to Reign of the Supermen and to the DCU for the next decade now that we think about it. So you’ll just have to listen for that one. Finally Jeff puts on his newscaster face to tell us what was going on in the real world in the Meanwhile, at the Daily Planet segment.
Quick heads up; the introductory conversation is longer than usual. And there is a lot of Smallville talk in there. Just wanted you to know.
Mike and Jeff would like to thank Scotty V for coming out to play yet again. He, like all of the other guest hosts, is welcome back anytime.
At one point in the episode Michael mentions a particular Great Scott segment that deals with a particular hairstyle that Superman is about to adopt. As promised in the episode here is the YouTube version of that Speeding Bulletins. The Great Scott segment starts at about 7:40 in.
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Also, be sure to check out Mike’s blog, the Fortress of Baileytude, for all kinds of neat Death and Return of Superman related scans, videos and more!
Next time: Josh Bertone comes back to the show to discuss Adventures of Superman #503 and Action Comics #690!