Jon Schepp released a teaser trailer for his documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? and I am excited beyond belief.  It doesn’t come out until next year but hot damn am I excited about this.


I like the fact that Jon is taking his time with this.  He has a real passion for the material and he seems to be getting some top notch interview subjects.  It also looks like the movie is going to have a sense of humor to it, which is always nice.  You don’t want to make fun of the subject but having a good time and giving it some humorous moments will make for a more endearing viewing experience.  I can’t say for sure whether or not what Burton and Cage might have done with Superman would have been good or bad and to be honest I think that I would have initially hated the movie before coming to terms with it years later but I like that Jon is taking the time to uncover this facet of Superman’s history.

2014 is probably going to end up being the year of Batman but it looks like some neat Superman stuff is coming down the pike as well.


As you may have noticed there isn’t a new From Crisis to Crisis this week.  I would like to apologize for this.  We should have planned things better but Jeff and I are both going to be out of town this week and getting ready for that sucked up our free time.  Jeffrey and his wife are attending a function in his wife’s honor.  As for me, well we’re coming up on Labor Day weekend which means that not only is summer winding down but that DragonCon is coming to Atlanta.  Rachel (my wife, for those that don’t know) and I have been going to the con for nearly ten years straight now and always look forward to getting out of the house, seeing friends, buying things we normally wouldn’t be able to find, going to panels and generally have a fantastic time.  This year we both really need this vacation what with Rachel’s accident and work and all that.

Because DragonCon is such a huge event I tend to pick a theme each year to focus on.  Last year I was on a serious Batman kick so the Dark Knight was the focus.  This year I have picked Superman considering it is the big guy’s 75th birthday and all.  So while I plan to take a good number of pictures I am going to stick mainly to the Superman and Superman related cosplayers like this awesome Steel costume from a few years ago.DragonCon-2010-15Seriously…this costume was bad ass.

I will admit that I am a bit disappointed that there isn’t more Superman related panels this year.  Sure there are some Smallville related events and panels but I get the sense that has more to do with the fact that John Glover, Allison Mack and Laura Vandervoort are all in attendance as guests this year.  Unless I have just completely missed it there isn’t a single Superman panel on the Comics and Pop Art track, which puzzles me.  Maybe there aren’t enough comic professionals associated with Superman at the con this year.  The Comics track tends to build its programming around the guests available but surely they could have cobbled something together to commemorate Superman’s 75th year.

Oh well…life goes on.  I plan on having fun regardless.  It will be good to be among my people and all that.  DragonCon is a very fan driven convention and has a real down to Earth feeling to it.  Sure it’s me and forty thousand of my closest friends all crammed into five hotels but for a few days we are all having a good time and reveling in our fandoms.  I am sure I’ll be posting pictures over the next few days.  Until then take care and FCTC will return next week.


Welcome to another installment of Who’s Who Classic, a regular feature here at the Fortress where every Monday I will present an entry from the original series of Who’s Who comics that DC published between 1984 and 1988.  Superman was well represented in those series and I wanted to share the entries with you just in case you have never seen them.  Today’s entry is Silver Banshee!

Silver Banshee(originally published in Who’s Who Update ’88 #3, October 1988)

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FCTC 2013 LogoFCTC_Ep_157_LargeEpisode 158: January 1994 Part 2

Welcome to the one hundred and fifty 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.

Mike and Jeff wrap up the January 1994 books in record time this week and boy were they surprised because they are usually so dang loquacious. Adventures of Superman #508 guest stars some men that are known to challenge the unknown pop and sub-plots start coming to a boil. Then in Action Comics #695 Superman meets Cadmus’ newest creation…Cauldron! Who is he? What is he? Why does Superman still put up with the director of Cadmus? Two of those questions are answered. The boys touch on Outsiders #3 because this was the issue where the Eradicator joined the cast and then head into Elsewhere in the DCU!

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Next time: February 1994 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #30 and Superman #86!