Episode 245: April 1996 Part 2
Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-fifth 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 close out cover date April 1996 with only one regular Superman book. So, this episode is a bit different. As such, the boys kick things off with some announcements about an upcoming Post Crisis collected edition before moving into a handful of emails that, shockingly, are not three years old. After that they talk about Superman #110, where the discussion is less argumentative (at least compared to the last episode) and more nuanced in terms of the characterization of Lois and Clark.
Then the boys get into the Hey, Wha’ Happened segment, which is a little longer than usual because they are making up for something they didn’t cover last time. First up are three more episodes from the third season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. I Now Pronounce You…, Double Jeopardy, and Seconds form a trilogy of episodes that not only feature the return of John Shea as Lex Luthor, but also features frog eating clones. It is a wild ride where you get two Lois Lanes, Lex with a death ray, and the Lois and Clark premiere of Bibbo!
But seriously…these episodes are the turning point for the show. A tipping point that goes down, not up.
After that Mike and Jeff cover the Superman Family related comics, but some other select books from elsewhere in the DC Universe.
Below are the covers and select pages from the comics we covered on this episode.
And here is that awesome jam piece discussed in the email section.
And here is the Jerry Siegel eulogy page from Superman #110.
Shows promoted in this episode include:
- House of Franklinstein 2020 (Part of the Super Mates Podcast) – Hosted by Cindy and Chris Franklin
- The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon – Hosted by Toni B and Joe Heath
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Next Time: The boys begin their look at the cover date May 1996 books with Adventures of Superman #534 and Action Comics #721 in addition to asking Hey, Wha’ Happened in the real world with a look at two episodes from the third season of Lois and Clark as well as the major news event that happened and movies that came out the month the comics they are covering came out.