FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 270 – THE HONEYMOON

Episode 270 – The Honeymoon

Welcome to the two hundredth and seventieth episode of From Crisis to Crisis – The Married Years: A Superman and Lois 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.

The nuptials are out of the way, so it’s time for Mike and Jeff to talk about Lois and Clark’s honeymoon! Things start out normal enough…at least normal for Lois and Clark…with the reception followed by a trip to Hawaii in Adventures of Superman #541. Then a supposed monster starts tearing up the place and Superboy shows up and Lois lies but doesn’t lie about being a member of the Special Crimes Unit. Things really go pear shaped when Clark is shot at the end of the issue and kidnapped, leaving an angry Lois behind to save the day. Then, in Action Comics #728, Clark finds that his kidnapper is none other than Mister Naga, brother to the man Lois caused to be locked up in the wedding album. It seems that Lois has something that Naga wants back. Clark thinks back to a time when he was in a similar situation as Superman, which allows the creative teams to actually have a costumed Superman with powers show up during this storyline. Finally, in Superman: The Man of Steel #63 it’s Lois to the rescue as the honeymoon comes to an action packed and explosive end!

Below are the covers and select pages from the books discussed during this episode.

Podcast promos played during this episode include:

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. You can subscribe through Apple Podcasts as well as listening through AudibleiHeart Radio, and Spotify!  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC page, which you can find by clicking on this link.  You can email the show by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.  Also be sure to give us a review over on iTunes and feel free to comment on the show here at the site!

Next Time: Mike and Jeff look at the supplemental books that came out during cover date December 1996.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 269 – THE WEDDING

Episode 269 – The Wedding

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-ninth episode of  From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast

Actually…that’s not true anymore.

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-ninth episode of From Crisis to Crisis – The Married Years: A Superman and Lois Podcast!

That’s right. Now that Mike and Jeff have reached the actual, factual wedding (and now that the official feed for the show is changing) they felt that a change in title was in order. The show hasn’t really changed. In fact, the numbering is the same, but something had to be done to mark that this momentous occasion has happened. This podcast still 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.

This is it, folks!

Finally…Lois and Clark get hitched!

Well, not right away. First Mike and Jeff have to talk about Superman #118, which is the issue right before the wedding. Lois Lane is in on the trail of a drug dealer and meets someone that takes her on a quest that leads her to realize that maybe she still has feelings for Clark. Meanwhile, Superman still doesn’t have any powers and does some tests to see why that is. During the test Superman gets a pep talk from Wonder Woman. Then, in Superman: The Wedding Album #1, the very first Triangle Era Special, Lois and Clark reunite and after a tense conversation the engagement is back on and it’s all about planning the ceremony. It’s an all-star effort on the creative side and the boys cover the bachelor party, the bridal dinner, Lois picking out her dress, the search for a new apartment, the rehearsal dinner, Sam Lane acting like a jerk, and then…FINALLY…the wedding ceremony itself.

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VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX EPISODE 277 – DC COSMIC TEAM CARDS or THE 300TH VIEWS

 

Episode 277 – DC Cosmic Teams Cards or The 300th Views

Back on June 13, 2007 the first episode of Views From The Longbox was loosed upon an unsuspecting world.

Now, 17 years later, I’m releasing episode 277, which, if you add up all of the specials and point whatever episodes and the side shows, is the 300th episode of Views.

And I wanted to go big.

So, last year Shag, one of my best friends and long time semi-regular co-host, and I sat down to record a follow up to our episode on the DC Cosmic Cards trading card series by looking at the DC Cosmic Teams Cards. And we had a ball doing it. Not only did we give each other good natured hard times throughout the episode, but we also got to dive into what is essentially a time capsule for DC Comics circa 1992/1993. We talk about L.E.G.I.O.N., the Justice Leagues that existed at the time, Superman’s foes, the New Titans, the Team Titans, the Justice Society of America and so much more. We even cover the holograms. It was a lot of fun.

Below are a list of the various shows that Shag hosts or co-hosts over at The Fire and Water Podcast Network.

Once Upon a Geek
Justice Society Presents
Who’s Who Review
Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast
Justice League International: Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast

Views is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  You can also like the official Views From The Longbox Page over on Facebook.  You can email the show by clicking this link with all questions, concerns, fears, and trepidations.  Also, if you could leave a review over on Apple Podcasts, that would be keen.

Next Time: No clue. But it will be about comic books. Maybe.

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN PRESENTS…REUSE, RECYCLE, RE-RELEASE EPISODE 4 – THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN 25 YEARS LATER

Episode 4 – The Death and Return of Superman 25 Years Later

This time I am re-presenting an episode of a show I did for like five seconds called Fortress of Baileytude Showcase Presents. Or something like that. It was this weird thing I was trying to do that just didn’t catch on. To be honest, this episode should have been on the It All Comes Back to Superman in the first time.  

Anyway, back in 2018 my good friend the Irredeemable Shag and I spent nearly three hours talking about the Death and Return of Superman phenomena and it was a fun episode to record. We go through the entire event from inception to the return of the one, true Superman. Shag gives a lot of insight about what it was like to be a retailer during those days, and I played a bunch of clips from various news reports that…reported on the event.  

During the episode I mentioned an Oral History that was on SyFy Wire in 2018. That article doesn’t exist anymore, which is a shame, but here are the various videos that I sampled audio from for the episode.

Below are a list of the various shows that Shag hosts or co-hosts over at The Fire and Water Podcast Network.

Next time: No clue. Haven’t decided yet, but something should be coming next month.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 268 – NOVEMBER 1996 SUPPLEMENTAL

Episode 268 – November 1996 Supplemental

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-eighth 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.

This time out Mike and Jeff look at the Superman related books that came out with a November 1996 cover date that weren’t part of the Final Night event. Those books include Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #5, Superboy and the Ravers #3, Showcase ’96 #10, Steel #32, and Justice League: A Midsummers Nightmare #3. After that they look at the first seven (or five, depending on how you want to look at it) episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, which premiered in September of 1996. Episodes discussed are The Last Son of Krypton Parts 1 thru 3, Fun and Games, A Little Piece of Home, Feeding Time, and The Way of All Flesh. For grins, they end their animated talk by chatting about the first issue of the tie-in comics Superman Adventures. Finally, they discuss Lord of the Flys and Battleground Earth, which are the first two episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 4.

Mike would like to take this opportunity to apologize to those listeners that like or love the two episodes of Lois and Clark discussed in this episode. He did not like them and he was not shy about expressing this opinion.

Below are select covers from the comics discussed during this episode.

Shows Promoted in This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. You can subscribe through Apple Podcasts as well as listening through Audible, iHeart Radio, and Spotify!  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC page, which you can find by clicking on this link.  You can email the show by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.  Also be sure to give us a review over on iTunes and feel free to comment on the show here at the site!

Next Time: Buy a nice outfit, get some fancy shoes, and clear your schedule because you are cordially invited to From Crisis to Crisis‘ coverage of the wedding of Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

THE OVERLOOKED DARK KNIGHT EPISODE 82 – HER NAME IS…POISON IVY!

Episode 82 – Her Name is…Poison Ivy!

Welcome back to The Overlooked Dark Knight, the podcast that shines a light on Batman stories hardly anyone talks about!

This time out Andy and Mike cover two comics that have been released as facsimile editions over the past few years because the guys really love them. After a brief introduction where Andy and Mike blame each other for life decisions they dig into Batman #181, which was the first appearance of Poison Ivy. Then, after some podcast promos and vintage commercials and PSAs, they look at Batman #357, which was not only the first appearance of Killer Croc but also had a blink and you’ll miss it first appearance of Jason Todd.

Seriously. He’s in like one panel. It’s barely an appearance.

Along the way the guys talk about why they love facsimile editions so much, Doctor Who, whether Robin is old enough to fancy a woman, the logistics of jumping out of a helicopter with a parachute, the brilliance of Don Newton and Alfredo Alcala’s artwork, and much, much more!

Below are the covers of the books discussed during this episode.

Shows promoted in this episode include…

Andy and Mike want your feedback on this episode so they can read it on an upcoming show!  You even have options in how you leave your feedback.  The most direct way is to leave a comment right here on the site.  You can also send all questions, concerns, fears and trepidations to overlookeddarkknight@gmail.com.  Then there’ the Facebook page, where you can also leave a Batman related question for Andy and Mike to answer at the beginning of the show.  If you talk about this show on the social medias please include a #overlookeddk so the guys know where to find it.

The opening and closing theme for the show is Superhero Intro by Stringer Bell and taken from the royalty free site Pixma Bay.

Next Time: Something involving Batman!

VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX EPISODE 276 – ARE COMICS DYING? (NO)

Episode 276 – Are Comics Dying? (No)

Welcome back to Views From The Longbox! This time out I welcome back my good friend (best mate, one might say) Andrew Leyland to talk comics.

Which comics?

Well, we don’t focus on one particular comic or storyline. It’s more of a State of the Union type conversation where Andy and I talk about where we are as comic book fans at the moment. It’s a pulse check of a sorts and we dig into a number of subjects and answer the hard questions. Are comics dying? (No, they aren’t.) Are comic book films and television series dying? (No, but they aren’t as good as they used to be.) What are we reading right now? (Comics we like.)

Okay, it seems like I answered those questions, but listen to the episode anyway, because the answers are more nuanced than what I wrote above. Andy and I also go on some tangents, mostly about Superman and Lois, but we try to talk about where we are as comic book fans and readers without sounding like old men yelling at clouds and I think we were 96% successful on that.

Andy hosts or co-hosts a few shows that you should be listening to. Hey, Kids Comics, 2 is out there, which Andy co-hosts with his son Micheal. Then there’s The Palace of Glittering Delights, which is his “whatever Andy feels like talking about” show that is just a joy to listen to.

Views is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  You can also like the official Views From The Longbox Page over on Facebook.  You can email the show by clicking this link with all questions, concerns, fears, and trepidations.  Also, if you could leave a review over on Apple Podcasts, that would be keen.

Next time: Shag stops by to talk about DC’s Cosmic Teams trading cards!

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN PRESENTS…REUSE, RECYCLE, RE-RELEASE EPISODE 3 – SILVER AND BRONZE AGE ORIGINS PART 2

Episode 2 – Silver and Bronze Age Origins Part 2

Welcome to the third episode of It All Comes Back to Superman Presents…Reuse, Recycle, Re-Release, a sub-series of It All Comes Back to Superman Series II where I will occasionally re-present an episode of one of my other shows (either the first iteration of It All Comes Back to Superman or one of the Superman centric episode of Views From The Longbox) and represent them here for…no real reason other than it sounded like a good idea to get all of my non-From Crisis to Crisis Superman podcasting in one place…eventually. These episodes are presented in their entirety with original opening and closing themes, ads, commentary that may not mean anything anymore, and humor that may not have aged well.

This time out I am bringing Views From The Longbox Episode 157 out of the vault, which was originally released on March 26, 2013. This was the second of a two-part episode where I had my good friend and Overlooked Dark Knight co-host Andrew Leyland on to talk about the Silver and Bronze Age origins of Superman. In this installment, which was part of the Superman at 75: The Celebration of a Legend series I did in 2013, Andy and I talk about Action Comics #500, which is one of my favorite Superman comics ever and one of the best re-tellings of the Pre-Crisis origin ever as well.

Feedback for It All Comes Back To Superman Series Presents…Reuse, Recycle, Re-Release can be sent to itallcomesbacktosuperman@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or stream it through Spotify and AudibleThe Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is on Patreon. It’s mostly a tip jar as I have no time at the moment to produce exlcusive content, but if you like the content I do produce please consider contributing a dollar a month.

The closing theme to the show is titled Journey and was composed by Pontus Rufelt. It is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.

Next Episode – The next time I roll out one of these I’ll have a conversation with Steve Glosson from 2013 all about Smallville.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 267 – THE MIKE CARLIN INTERVIEW

Episode 267- The Mike Carlin Interview

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-seventh 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.

This time out Mike and Jeff finally…FINALLY get to sit down with former Superman editor and architect of the Triangle Era of Superman Mike Carlin and talk with him about his time with the Man of Steel. The boys talk with Mike about how he got into Superman, his early days working for Marvel, how he came to edit the Superman titles, how the Triangle method of storytelling came about, the Death and Return of Superman and so much more. Mike was very generous with his time and both Mike (the host Mike that is) and Jeff appreciate that he took the time to speak with them.

Plus! Stick around at the end of the episode for an important announcement regarding the future of From Crisis to Crisis!

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

You can subscribe or listen to the show in a variety of ways. You can subscribe through Apple Podcasts as well as listening through Audible, iHeart Radio, and Spotify!  Are you on Facebook? Be sure to “like” the official FCTC page, which you can find by clicking on this link.  You can email the show by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.  Also be sure to give us a review over on iTunes and feel free to comment on the show here at the site!

Next Time: Mike and Jeff talk about the other Superman related books that came out during the month Final Night went down plus Elsewhere in the DC Universe, the first two episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 4, and the first handful of episodes of Superman: The Animated Series!

IT ALL COMES BACK TO SUPERMAN PRESENTS…REUSE, RECYCLE, RE-RELEASE EPISODE 2 – SILVER AND BRONZE AGE ORIGINS PART 1

Episode 2 – Silver and Bronze Age Origins Part 1

Welcome to the second episode of It All Comes Back to Superman Presents…Reuse, Recycle, Re-Release, a sub-series of It All Comes Back to Superman Series II where I will occasionally re-present an episode of one of my other shows (either the first iteration of It All Comes Back to Superman or one of the Superman centric episode of Views From The Longbox) and represent them here for…no real reason other than it sounded like a good idea to get all of my non-From Crisis to Crisis Superman podcasting in one place…eventually. These episodes are presented in their entirety with original opening and closing themes, ads, commentary that may not mean anything anymore, and humor that may not have aged well.

This time out I am bringing Views From The Longbox Episode 156 out of the vault, which was originally released on March 19, 2013. This was the first of a two-part episode where I had my good friend and Overlooked Dark Knight co-host Andrew Leyland on to talk about the Silver and Bronze Age origins of Superman. In this installment, which was part of the Superman at 75: The Celebration of a Legend series I did in 2013, Andy and I talk about how Superman’s origin evolved from his first appearance up to the 1970’s. What was added to the origin? When did we, as the audience, first see the full out origin in the comics? How irresponsible is Jonathan Kent with firearms? Listen and find out.

Feedback for It All Comes Back To Superman Series Presents…Reuse, Recycle, Re-Release can be sent to itallcomesbacktosuperman@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or stream it through Spotify and AudibleThe Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network is on Patreon. It’s mostly a tip jar as I have no time at the moment to produce exlcusive content, but if you like the content I do produce please consider contributing a dollar a month.

The closing theme to the show is titled Journey and was composed by Pontus Rufelt. It is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.

Next Episode – The second part of a two part episode where Andrew Leyland and I discuss Superman’s Silver and Bronze Age origins that was part of Superman at 75: The Celebration of a Legend.