Welcome to the one hundred and fortieth 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.
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. In this exciting episode Charlie Niemeyer (he of Superman in the Bronze Age fame) joins the boys to talk about the next two chapters of Reign of the Supermen but not before they talk about the third Bloodlines related annual.
Yeah, there’s more Bloodlines talk in this episode. Sorry about that. Mike and Jeff are trying to get through these as fast as they can. Promise.
After having a rather lively conversation about Action Comics Annual #5, which introduced us to Loose Cannon, the trio tackle Superman: The Man of Steel #25. It’s a packed issue that sees Superboy escaping from Engine City, Supergirl and Steel confronting the weird robot that has been trudging across the ocean floor and the return of a pretty important character. This is carried over into Superman #81 where we learn the origin of the Cyborg Superman. Finally Jeff gives us the skinny on what was happening in the real world with the Meanwhile, at the Daily Planet segment.
Oh, and there is mullet talk or maybe it would be better to say that there is an argument about what actually constitutes a mullet thanks to the guy that shows up at the end of MAN OF STEEL #25.
Mike and Jeff would like to thank Charlie for coming out to play yet again. He, like all of the other guest hosts, is welcome back anytime.
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Next time: Reign of the Supermen continues with Adventures of Superman #504 and Action Comics #691.