Episode 226: October 1995 Supplemental

Welcome to the two hundredth and twenty-sixth 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.

This time out Mike and Jeff finish up their examination of the Superman books with an October 1995 cover date by looking at the supplemental books for that month.  Spoiler warning; most of these books are pretty bad.  Superboy #20 has a guest star in the form of Green Lantern and Superboy teaming up with Kyle Rayner should have been awesome and it…wasn’t.  Then they talk about Steel #20, which has every early ‘90s comic book cliché ever and nearly broke Mike and Jeff.  The fall continues with brief (really brief actually) discussions of New Titans #126, Showcase’95 #9 and Outsiders #23.  Things pick up at the end with a quick look at Green Arrow issues 100 and 101, which is better than the other books but not by much.  Finally, the boys go through their regular features Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet and Elsewhere in the DCU.

Below is a gallery of covers and (some) selected pages from the comics discussed.

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Next Time: The Trial of Superman begins halfway through the episode!  Books discussed are Action Comics #715 and Superman: The Man of Steel #50.

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Episode 27: Remembering Norm Breyfogle

Welcome to the twenty-seventh episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight.  The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  In the second episode of the month they discuss the various books that were associated with the animated Batman shows of the nineties, though just about everything is fair game.

This time out Andy and Mike pay tribute to the late Norm Breyfogle.  Norm passed away last year and the guys wanted to talk about one of their favorite Norm drawn Batman stories.  Mud Pack was a four issue story line that came out in 1989 and was originally published in Detective Comics issues 604-607.  It featured the original Clayface, Basil Karlo, putting together a small team of other villains that have taken the name Clayface for his own nefarious purposes.  Andy and Mike also look at Secret Origins #44, which featured the…well…secret origins of the Clayfaces in question.  More than anything they gush over Norm’s artwork and talk about what a great artist the man was.

(Quick note; the audio from this episode had a lot of issues.  There was no easy fix for this and Mike did the best be could to make the conversation sound like an actual conversation.  So, if there are some weird cuts or something doesn’t flow right you’ll know why.)

 Below is a gallery of images from the books discussed in this episode.

And here  are the two posters that came with the story.

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Next Time: Things go back to normal.