FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 40: APRIL 1989

Episode 40: April 1989

Welcome to the fortieth 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 week Mike and Jeffrey discuss a Superman that is still in Exile with the books that came out with the cover date of April 1989. In Superman #30 Clark finds himself on a planet that seems a lot like home and in Adventures of Superman #453 he finds himself face to face with the Pocket Zoners and finally himself. Issue 30 and 453 feature parts 1 and 2 of a story called Hostile Takeover where Lex Luthor finds a new challenge now that Superman is gone. After the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere in the Real World features there are more e-mails and a special surprise pops up during Jeffrey’s final thought.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 39: MARCH 1989

Episode 39: March 1989

Welcome to the thirty-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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

Jeff and Mike are back this week to discuss the second month of the SUPERMAN IN EXILE story, which took place in the Superman books bearing the March 1989 cover date. The tales discussed this time out serve as a sequel of sorts to Adventures of Superman Annual #1, which was covered in episode 12 of this series. Superman #29 features the return of the Word Bringer and the events of that issue spill into Adventures of Superman #452. After that there’s the Elsewhere in the DCU and the Elsewhere in the Real World feature followed by more of your e-mails.

During the e-mails a listener asks which episode of one of Mike’s other podcasts (Views From The Longbox) was the one where Mike discusses Superman Returns. Mike promised to give out the episode number in these here notes so if you are interested in listening to that episode of Views  click right here for the episode information or head on over to iTunes and search for Michael Bailey’s Views of the Longbox. Fair warning; that episode was more family friendly then others but Mike would like to throw out a parental guidance is suggested just in case.

Also check out Episode 47 of Views where Mike talks with Steve Younis and Neal Bailey of this very site.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 38: FEBRUARY 1989

Episode 38: February 1989

Welcome to the thirty-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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

In this episode Jeff and Mike kick off the Superman in Exile storyline with the books that came out with the cover date of February 1989. In Superman #28 we see a very lonely Superman and the death of Clark Kent. In Adventures of Superman #451 Superman gets swallowed by a space whale as Lex Luthor makes a move on Professor Hamilton. All of that plus elsewhere in the DCU/the real world and even more e-mails!

Oh and Jeffrey gives his take on Superman’s role in Death in the Family. It’s…interesting.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

I HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH DONE TODAY

Man I got a lot done today.

I had the day off today, which I really needed because work has been really stressful as of late.  We had the threat of a visit from corporate and that usually throws everyone into a tizzy and results in working more hours and generally trying to kill ourselves to get the store in fighting shape.

I was really at the snapping point yesterday.  Yes indeed I was.

Usually I spend my days off far away from the computer so I can spend some time with Rachel.  Rachel puts up with me doing all of these reviews and podcasts so it is only fair if I don’t have to work that I devote my full attention to her.  Today, however, was a special day as writer Laurell K. Hamilton was doing a store signing at one of the Barnes and Noble in Atlanta and since Rachel loves her some Laurell K. Hamilton I was going to do everything possible to get her there.  I am not a big fan of Hamilton’s work, so I figured I would bring the laptop with me, sit in the Starbucks and catch up on some “busy work”.

Boy did I catch up on some “busy work”.

I don’t know if it was being away from the house or the fact that I had to kill about five hours but I was able to get so much done today it’s not even funny.  Here is what I was able to accomplish…

  • Wrote two reviews from the Superman Homepage.  They were for Justice League of America #41 and Justice League: Cry For Justice #6.  I was even able to e-mail those to Steve because of the free wi-fi.
  • Wrote a review for the Spider-Man CrawlspaceAmazing Spider-Man #618 to be exact.  I was able to post that because of the previously mentioned free wi-fi.
  • Made four posts to this blog to catch up on the Tales of the Justice Society of America and From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast entries I haven’t been able to do.
  • Catch up the episode listings for both Views From The Longbox and From Crisis to Crisis.  I was a few months behind on both.
  • Delete the spam and do general site business, including finding a neat new plug-in for the Pages feature, on both blogs.
  • Get the audio for this week From Crisis to Crisis ready for editing tomorrow.

And all of this was after spending about an hour or so cleaning up the XML code for Views and FCTC while Rachel was getting ready, which should clear the way for me setting up a new feed for Views so I can better track the downloads and subscriptions to that show.

I feel as if a great weight has been lifted and I am pretty much caught up on everything except one Amazing Spider-Man review, but I will knock that out tomorrow.

All while Rachel attended her Q & A and signing.  It’s been kind of interesting sitting here in Starbucks and doing all of this.  I was somewhat amused to see how all of the Laurell K. Hamilton fans dress alike, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering the commonality of “my people”.  This is one of the few times where if I had to find my wife the description, “She’s about five foot two, wears glasses, a lot of black clothing, boots and a corset, ” wouldn’t get me very far.

Tomorrow I go back to work but I am so much more on track than I was yesterday.

And that…is…awesome.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 37: COSMIC ODYSSEY

Episode 37: Cosmic Odyssey

Welcome to the thirty-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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

Presenting another side-trip episode as Mike and Jeff put off Exile for one week to examine the four issue, prestige format series Cosmic Odyssey. Written by Jim Starlin with art by Mike Mignola this Fourth World fueled story threatened the entire galaxy and since Superman was a major part of the fight the boys are covering it here. This is probably the most contentious episode as Jeff and Mike argue a great deal about how the Man of Steel is presented so if nothing else you can listen for the “bloodbath” that ensues.

Or just listen because it turns out that Cosmic Odyssey was a lot better than either of the guys remembered. It’s your choice really.

Next week: Exile.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 36: JANUARY 1989

Episode 36: January 1989

Welcome to the thirty-sixth 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.

The cover date returns as Mike and Jeff bring you an extra sized episode that examines the books that came out with the mark of January 1989. In Superman #27 the final fight between Gangbuster and Guardian which leads right into the shocking revelation of Gangbuster’s true identity and Superman’s fateful decision in Adventures of Superman #450. Both of these issues inspire some spirited debate and the boys actually disagree more than once. After that there’s talk of Invasion #3 and a handful of e-mails to round out the show.

Next week: Cosmic Odyssey.

Next, next week: Exile.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also theiTunes link .

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.