Episode 244: April 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-fourth 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 get deeper into 1996 with the cover date April books.  First up is Action Comics #720, which is a huge issue because this is the book where Lois ends the engagement.  It’s right there on the cover.  This book went into several printings.  It was a thing.  The boys have a lively discussion with Mike taking exception to several things Lois says during the course of the issue and Jeff not agreeing with them and while it may sound like they’re fighting, they really aren’t.  Then, in Superman: The Man of Steel #55, the break-up continues and a side character that Mike and Jeff have HATED FROM DAY ONE meets his final fate.  Also, Mike and Jeff are more in agreement over this issue compared to the Action issue.  Then, the boys ask, Hey, Wha’ Happened in the real world and discuss the movies that came out the month these books were published.

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

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Next Time: The heartbreak continues in Superman #111, which is the only main book the boys will be covering because of how the books were released in 1996.  After that they ask Wha’ Happened: Elsewhere in the DCU with the Superman family books and select DC Comics from cover month April 1996.