Episode 266 – Final Night Week 4: Emerald Dawn

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-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.

Final Night concludes!

And the Sun Eater causes the sun to go nova, and everyone dies. End of show.

Just kidding!

The road to the end of Final Night begins with Mike and Jeff looking at Superman: The Man of Steel #62, which not only focuses on Superman helping the brave workers at the Metropolis power station get said station back on line after the roof collapses but also shows Professor Hamilton viewing the holograms of Jor-El trying to save the population of Krypton during the planet’s final days. There’s also a sub-plot of Perry and his family heading to the Daily Planet and putting out the next edition despite the power being out and the world potentially coming to an end. Then the boys look at Flash #119, Hitman #8, and Legion of Super-Heroes #86, because those issues seem to take place before the final issue of the main series.

Then the rubber meets the road in Final Night #4, where Superman makes the decision to fly the ship that’s going to take the thingy to stop the Sun Eater. He doesn’t get the chance when Ferro Lad kind of, sort of steals the ship but even his attempts at self-sacrifice fall through when Hal Jordan decides that he is going to be the one to save the day. Finally, the boys chat about the final three crossover issues, which come in the form of Robin #35, Takion #6, and Spectre #47.

Below are the covers and select pages from the books that Mike and Jeff covered in addition to the covers of the crossover issues that were discussed.

Shows Promoted in This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar. “Hero Down” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff catch up on all of the features that they set aside to do this four-week event. You might want to clear some time for this one. It’s a long one.