FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 73: JUNE 1991

Episode 73: June 1991

Welcome to the seventy-third 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 Jeff take a look at the Superman books with the June 1991 cover date The regular creative teams took a break that month leaving us with a “fill-in” arc called Red Glass and boy is it one acid trip of a story. Over the course of Superman #56, Adventures of Superman#479 and Action Comics #666 Superman finds himself in a world where apparently he killed all of his villains in 1988 and then left Earth. Now he’s back and he can’t seem to help himself from killing everyone from Lois Lane to the Martian Manhunter to the Doom Patrol. What is the secret behind Superman’s breakdown and why do things like Kryptonite and boom boxes keep talking to him? Frankly that description makes the story sound a lot more interesting than it was but the boys cover it anyway.

After that is a brief look at Adventures of Superboy #17, some talk about the episodes of the Adventures of Superboy television series that came out that month plus the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere, Elsewhere features. Finally the boys have a big announcement about a format change coming to From Crisis to Crisis in two weeks.

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FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 72: MAY 1991

Episode 72: May 1991

Welcome to the seventy-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.

Time and Time Again phases out and an old enemy returns in the Superman books with the May 1991 cover date. Mike and Jeffrey dive right in with Superman #55 where there’s a lot of Merlin and the Demon and at some point Superman shows up. Time and Time Again concludes in Adventures of Superman #478 with Superman once again teaming up with the Legion of Super-Heroes to stop an evil Daxamite from destroying the Moon! Action Comics #665 is next and even though Superman has returned to 1991 he doesn’t have long to rest as Baron Sunday is up to no good.

As a bonus Mike and Jeff cover Superman: For Earth, a prestige format book where Superman deals head on with environmental issues. It’s a pretty heavy handed story but it has a very important conversation between Lois and Clark. Then the boys cover Adventures of Superboy #16 where Superboy meets Superman. Finally there  are the usual Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere, Elsewhere segments.

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