Episode 247: May 1996 Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and forty-seventh 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.

There was only one main book to talk about this time out, but Mike and Jeff certainly make a meal of it.  To finish out cover date May 1996 the boys talk about Superman: The Man of Steel #56.  This issue features the return of Mister Mxyzptlk, and boy is Mxy unhappy when he finds out that Lois and Clark have broken up.  It’s almost sweet in a way.  They also discuss Bibbo’s big fight, which was one of the more pleasant sub-plots to come out in 1996.  After that, Mike and Jeff answer the very important question of Hey, Wha’ Happened elsewhere in the DC Universe by looking at Superboy #27, Steel #26, Showcase ’96 #5, DC vs. Marvel #4, and a few other non-Superman related comics that came out that month.

Here are the covers and select pages from the comic discussed in this episode.

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Next Time: The boys dive into cover date 1996 Part 1 by looking at Superman #112 and Adventures of Superman #535 as well It’s A Small World After All, a terrible episode from the third season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.