FCTC EPISODE 160: FEBRAURY 1994 PART 2

FCTC 2013 LogoFCTC_Ep_160_LargeEpisode 160: February 1994 Part 2

 Welcome to the one hundred and sixtieth 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 time out Mike and Jeff continue their look through the Superman books with a February 1994 cover date.  In Adventures of Superman #509 a new villain is introduced and a character from Legacy of Superman returns!  Then in Action Comics #696 Superman finds a planet where the cities are wrapped in plastic, so to speak, and he faces off against the planet’s Champion.  The boys also look at the ads that peppered these books, chat about an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Honeymoon in Metropolis if you must know) and then go over the other books that DC published that month in a segment they like to call Elsewhere in the DC Universe.

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Next time: The Reign of Tomorrow begins and the boys plan to kick it off in fine style.  While they won’t be covering two-thirds of these titles in as much depth as the main books Mike and Jeff thought it would be worth an episode to look at Steel #1, Superboy #1 and Supergirl #1.

WHO’S WHO CLASSICS – MATRIX

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 Matrix!

Matrix(originally published in Action Comics Annual #2 (1989)

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FCTC EPISODE 159: FEBRUARY 1994 PART 1

FCTC 2013 LogoFCTC_Ep_159_LargeEpisode 159: February 1994 Part 1

Welcome to the one hundred and fifty-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.

This time out Mike and Jeff kick off the Superman books with a February 1994 cover date in fine style! First, in Superman: The Man of Steel #30 they not only discuss an epic fight between Lobo and Superman but they also talk about the strangest cover enhancement of all. Then in Superman #86 the Man of Steel is lost in space and runs across an age old conflict that has a sad but dramatic end. Finally the boys hop into a cab, pay their $6.50 and tell you what was going on in the real world in a segment called Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet!

Hey, everyone!  Mike here with a little something extra for you.  As is mentioned above Jeff and I spend a portion of this episode talking about the two covers to Superman: The Man of Steel #30.  The standard cover is featured above but the collector’s edition cover is…a bit different.  Normally variant covers in the nineties had holograms or were chromium or some such thing but this cover was extremely unique and, of all things, interactive.  The comic came sealed in a bag and had vinyl clings (because Colorforms is trademarked don’t you know) attached to a piece of cardboard.  The idea was that you could design your own cover.  Here is what the front and back of my copy looks like in the bag.

Superman TMOS #030 A Superman TMOS #030 BI took my comic out of the bag (because that’s how I roll) and as you can see through the plastic had some fun by designing several different options for Superman and Lobo’s fight.  Here is what the front of the book looks like sans acid filled bag.

Superman TMOS #030 CNotice Jimmy and Lois hanging out on the globe and Clark getting surprised by two aliens as he changes into Superman

I would be remiss if I didn’t share what the back of the cover looked like.  As we gushed about in the episode Jon Bogdanove was a master when it came to cityscapes and backgrounds and the back cover is a good example of that.

Superman TMOS #030 DThat’s all for the DVD extras!  Now back to your normal episode post!

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Next time: February 1994 continues with Adventures of Superman #509 and Action Comics #696!

WHO’S WHO CLASSIC – CAT GRANT

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 the Cat Grant!

Cat Grant(originally published in Action Comics Annual #2 (1989)

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