Episode 243: March 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-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.

Mike and Jeff wrap up cover date March 1996 (which also served as an unofficial team-up month) by looking at three…count them…THREE books.  In Superman #110, the Man of Steel teams up with Plastic Man to solve the mystery of siblings (Tiger and Treasure Hunt) trying to get Superman and Plastic Man to help them stop the other from stealing a weapon.  Turns out this isn’t the real reason and the issue ends on a gag.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #532, Superman teams up with Impulse on a world spanning chase involving a villain that normally fights Superboy.  After that, in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #4, Superman and Captain Marvel team-up to fight against people that took the demon drug, which was really a means to distract the Wizard Shazam from the fact that his son, Lord Satanus, is in Metropolis.  Finally, in Wha’ Happened: Elsewhere in the DCU, the boys talk about the other Superman related books published this month, as well as select books from the overall DCU.

Fun fact…one of those Elsewhere books talks about a major story beat before the comic it happened in came out.

Below are the covers and select pages from the comics we covered on this episode.

And here are the two Superman related house ads from these issues.

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Next Time: Team Up Month continues with Plastic Man and Woozy Winks in Superman #110, Impulse in Adventures of Superman #532, and Captain Marvel and the Wizard Shazam in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #4.  After that, they get into the Wha’ Happened: Elsewhere in the DCU segment where they talk about the Superman Family books that came out this month and select books from the larger DC Universe.