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 this surprisingly normal sized episode is Joshua Lapin-Bertone, who is a panelist on the Spider-Man Crawlspace Podcast and hosts a bunch of other shows including Bertone’s Beatles Bonanza. He has also read every issue of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane and wrote about that on Live Journal, which makes him legally insane. This time out the gang looks at the back half of the Superman books with an August 1993 cover date. First up is Adventures of Superman #503 which has a vicious confrontation between the Cyborg and Superboy. Then in Action Comics #690 the Justice League gets duped about the whole Coast City thing and we finally learn the true origin and identity of the Last Son of Krypton. Finally there is some discussion about what else was going on in the DCU when these stories took place in the Elsewhere in the DCU segment.
Quick heads up; there are two audio problems with this episode. At one point Mike wanted a snack and forgot to hit mute so there is some crinkling for a minute or two. The other is Jeffrey’s audio was a bit wonky at the end of his recap. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Mike and Jeff would like to thank Josh for coming out to play yet again. He, like all of the other guest hosts, is welcome back anytime.
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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: Charlie Nieymeyer returns to the show to help the boys look at Action Comics Annual #5, Superman: The Man of Steel #25 and Superman #81.