FCTC EPISODE 85: NOVEMBER 1991 PART 1

Episode 85: November 1991 Part 1

Welcome to the eighty-fifth 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 Jeff and Mike cover the first two Superman books with a November 1991 cover date.  In Superman: The Man of Steel #5 Superman fights the Atomic Skull while the Atomic Skull has one fantastic hallucination.  Then, in Superman #61, Superman and Waverider meet the mysterious Linear Men and a healthy debate on the merits of time travel ensues, at least in the story.  Finally Jeff gives you the lowdown on what else was going on in rest of the world the world the month these books were released.

Next week: Blackout Begins…unfortunately.

FCTC EPISODE 88: DECEMBER 1991 PART 2

Episode 88: December 1991 Part 2

Welcome to the eighty-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.

It is a packed week, folks as Mike and Jeff finish not only their coverage of Black but of the cover year 1991 as well.  In Adventures of Superman #485 Blackout comes to an end with Superman and crew leaving the island and heading back to Metropolis to figure out how to get the Man of Steel’s memory back.  Then in Action Comics #672 Superman is back but what is the deal with this Lex Luthor II?  Clark and Lois get to the bottom of it.  After going through the ads for the month the boys discuss (briefly) Adventures of Superboy #21, tell you what else was going on in the DCU at the time (Mike liked Fly #5 so much he mentions it twice) and finally there are a handful of e-mails to read and comment on.

Cover year 1991 is over.  Five full years of Superman books down…fifteen to go.

Next week: 1992 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #7 and Superman #62.

FCTC EPISODE 84: OCTOBER 1991 PART 2

Episode 84: October 1991 Part 2

Welcome to the eighty-fourth 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 Michael and Jeffrey conclude their look at the Superman books with an October 1991 cover date.  Things start off on a fun note with Adventures of Superman #483 where Superman takes down some leftover Intergang agents and a bunch of wackiness goes down in Suicide Slum.  Oh, and Professor Hamilton acts like a jerk.  Then in Action Comics #670 Armageddon 2001 crashes the party as a new take on an old Superman villain makes his first appearance.  Finally, as far as the comics go, in Adventures of Superboy #20 the boys talk about the origin of Knick Knack, which Jeffrey liked and Mike…didn’t.  After that it’s Elsewhere in the DCU time as well as a handful of your e-mails.

Next week: November 1991 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #5 and Superman #61!

FCTC EPISODE 87: DECEMBER 1991 PART 1

Episode 87: December 1991 Part 1

Welcome to the eighty-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.

What in all honesty should have been an episode where Mike and Jeff whine and complain that they don’t like Blackout was turned into something really freaking awesome!

Why?

Because there is a HUGE surprise this week!

What kind of surprise?

Well you’ll just have to listen to Jeff and Mike talking about the first two Superman books that came out with a December 1991 cover date to find out.  In Superman: The Man of Steel #6 the amnesiac Superman and Mister Z escape from a dinosaur stampede only to be taken captive by a beautiful cave woman…that wants to marry the Man of Steel!  The cat fight of the century happens in Superman #62 as Lois finally finds her fiancé, only to discover he is about to get hitched!  Then the boys discuss the first four episodes of the fourth season of The Adventures of Superman before Jeffrey tells you what was what in October 1991.

And, just as a reminder, there is a HUGE surprise, so listen out for that!

Next week: Blackout concludes…fortunately.

FCTC EPISODE 83: OCTOBER 1991 PART 1

Episode 83: October 1991 Part 1

Welcome to the eighty-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 Michael and Jeffrey conclude their look at the Superman books with the cover date September 1991.  First up is Superman versus the Parasite; Round Two in Adventures of Superman #482.  Then, in Action Comics #669 Superman teams up with the vigilante known as the Thorn to fight Intergang as the Lanes meet the Kents for the first time!  Then there’s the Elsewhere in the DCU section, an e-mail is read and the boys make an announcement about a movement that you the listener can help make happen.  What is that movement?  Listen to the episode and find out!

Next week: October 1991 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #4 and Superman #60.