FCTC EPISODE 93: FEBRUARY 1992 PART 2

Episode 93: February 1992 Part 2

Welcome to the ninety-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.

All right…this one was late.  Really late and we (mainly Mike) apologize for that, but after some delays and a knife fight the newest From Crisis to Crisis is here.  In this exciting episode J. David Weter (he of Superman Forever Radio fame) joins Jeffrey and Michael to begin the show’s coverage of one of the most awesome Superman stories ever!

PANIC IN THE SKY IS HERE!

Well, the prologue is at any rate.  Before the boys and David can get to that they cover Adventures of Superman #487 which, as Jeffrey points out, is the third Christmas related story in a row.  While that might sound like the holiday is getting old it isn’t as Bibbo plays Santa and Jimmy is reunited with a loved one in a touching and heartwarming scene that should make you at least choke up a little and if you don’t we doubt very much that you have a soul.  Also we get to see more Agent Liberty, which is always a treat.  Then Panic in the Sky begins with a prologue in Action Comics #674.  Old characters, some not seen since the end of Exile, return as the major bad guy (or girl) of the story is revealed!

After that the guys look at the last issue of the Adventures of Superboy comic book with issue 22 and tell you what else was going on in the DC Universe this month.

Mike and Jeffrey would like to thank J. David Weter for coming on to the show and hope he will return again someday.

NEXT WEEK: PANIC IN THE SKY continues with another special guest!

FCTC EPISODE 92: FEBRUARY 1992 PART 1

Episode 92: February 1992 Part 1

Welcome to the ninety-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.

Jeff and Mike begin their coverage of the Superman books with the February 1992 cover date this week and boy is it a jam-packed episode full of comic book awesomeness.  In Superman: The Man of Steel #8 Jolt and Blockhouse make their move!  In Superman #64 the Man of Steel and Lois Lane face the daunting task of reading Superman’s mail!  Then, as an extra special bonus the boys cover Agent Liberty #1 where we finally learn the origin of the mysterious hero.  After that the guys talk about two episodes of the Adventures of Superboy television series and what was going on in the world while these issues were on the stands.

Next week: PANIC IN THE SKY BEGINS!

FCTC EPISODE 91: JANUARY 1992 PART 2

Episode 91: January 1992 Part 2

Welcome to the ninety-first 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 discussion of the Superman books with a January 1992 cover date continues this week as Jeff and Mike discuss Adventures of Superman #486 and Action Comics #673.  Both issues take place during Thanksgiving which makes sense considering they were released around November of 1991.  In Adventures of Superman Jimmy continues to deal with being homeless as Superman fights the Intergang robot known as Purge.  In Action Comics Bruno Mannheim escapes from Stryker’s Island leading to a “final” face-off between him and the Man of Steel.  Quick heads up; things don’t go so well for Mannheim.  In addition to all of that the boys go through the ads from the January 1992 books, Mike tells you what else was going on in the DCU and more of YOUR e-mails are read.  It is a shorter episode this time around but that doesn’t mean it isn’t full of Man of Steel goodness!

Next week: We cover Superman: The Man of Steel #8, Superman #64 and the Agent Liberty Special!

FCTC EPISODE 90: JANUARY 1992 PART 1

Episode 90: January 1992 Part 1

Welcome to the ninetieth 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 kick off 1992 this week with the first half of the Superman comics from the January cover date.  In Superman: The Man of Steel #7 Lois and Clark have a tiff as Cerberus sends two new agents to follow Lois Lane!  Then in Superman #62 the Man of Steel and Aquaman team up as Lois does some shopping.  Plus an old flame of Superman returns!

Oh, and something REALLY big happens between Lana Lang and Pete Ross.  Not as big as what is revealed next episode but pretty big nonetheless.

After that Mike and Jeff talk about four more episodes from season four of the Adventures of Superboy, discuss world events, the movies from the month these comics were released and they wrap things up by reading some of YOUR e-mails!

Next week: Adventures of Superman #486 and Action Comics #673!