DC HOUSE AD – SUPERMAN COMICS

I recently made a bunch of scans from the three DC Samplers that were published from 1983 to 1985.  Here’s a two page spread (over two images) pimping the Superman titles from that time period.

There is a lot to like about these images.  I am not normally a fan of Gil Kane’s work on Superman but I like what he did for this promo image.  At least I think that is Gil Kane artwork.  It sure looks like it.

Hmmmm…

Moving on….just about everything about this two page spread would have made me want to pick up the Superman titles in 1983.  Superman and Lois calling it quits.  Clark Kent apparently spending some quality time with Lana Lang.  The problems with Perry.  The then upcoming revamps of Lex Luthor and Brainiac.  All of it looks so awesome and I love the DC Comics Presents ad on the second page.  The only problem I have is the Dial “H” for Hero portion of the ad as I utterly hated those back-ups.  Other than the ad it is sixteen pounds of freaking sweet stuff into a four pound bag.

More to follow…

A PODCAST YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO!

So I have this podcast called Views From The Longbox, right?  It is a pretty decent show when I can manage to, you know, actually get an episode out.  On that show I have a semi-regular co-host named Shag and every time we get together a good time is had.  He likes to tell me I’m wrong and I like to humor him. From the beginning of us working together I always wanted Shag to be on more episodes but he kept saying things like, “I have a family,” and “I need to sleep,” and “What about my kids?”  Bottom line; he didn’t have the time.

Apparently all of that was a dirty, dirty lie.

Seems that the real thing holding Shag back from appearing more regularly on Views was that we weren’t talking about either Firestorm or Aquaman on a regular basis.  Or maybe the problem was that my name isn’t Rob Kelly.  I’m not really sure.  In any case Rob (he of The Aquaman Shrine) and Shag have recently started The Fire and Water Podcast, a podcast about the previously mentioned Aquaman and Firestorm.  I listened to the first episode today and was highly entertained.  Shag was a lot kinder and gentler than he usually is but the show is top notch and I cannot recommend it enough.

You can find the show on iTunes by clicking on this link.  Episode posts are also made at Firestorm Fan so check out that site too.

So listen to the show…because Shag and Rob are awesome.

More to follow…

FCTC EPISODE 110: SEPTEMBER 1992 PART 2

Episode 110: September 1992 Part 2

Welcome to the one hundred and tenth 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.

Things get a little wacky this week as Jeff and Mike finish out cover month September 1992.  In Adventures of Superman #494 Superman has a run in with Kismet and goes through several of the key moments in the Man of Steel’s life and how they could have gone differently.  The mood is more light-hearted in Action Comics #681 as Kitty Faulkner returns to the Superman titles with Rampage not far behind.  Finally in Justice League America #66 Guy Gardner returns as does a former member of the League and boy does that vertically challenged hero act like a jerk.  Mike and Jeff also look at the ads and discuss what was going on Elsewhere in the DCU!

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

Next time: Eclipso: The Darkness Within begins with a special guest!

FCTC EPISODE 109: SEPTEMBER 1992 PART 1

Episode 109: September 1992 Part 1

Welcome to the one hundred and ninth 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 BLAZE/SATANUS WAR ENDS!

And the conclusion to that story was so epic Jeff and Mike invited a friend over to talk about it.  Jon Wilson (he of Golden Age Superman and other awesome podcasts fame) stops by the spacious From Crisis to Crisis Studios to discuss Superman: The Man of Steel #15 and Superman #71, which are not only the first two Superman books with a September 1992 cover date but also contain the final two chapters of the previously mentioned Blaze/Satanus War.  This is followed by the Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet segment and then the episode pretty much ends.  Mike and Jeff would like to thank Jon for stopping by.

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

Next time: Superman finds a little Kismet, Rampage returns and Guy Gardner is back in the Justice League.