Episode 138: Reign of the Supermen Part 4

Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-eighth 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.

Part index.  Part commentary.  Part history lesson.  All podcast.


This week Mike and Jeff continue their coverage of the last act in the DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN saga.  As has become their habit lately, they brought a friend along.  Joining the boys for an extremely long but fun episode is Stephen Lacey, host of TWENTY MINUTE LONGBOX and co-host of THE FANTASTICAST.  Stephen joins the boys to discuss two more books from cover date July 1993 starting with SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #23.  In this exciting issue we see the first meeting between the Man of Steel and “Don’t Call Me” Superboy in addition to the origin of the White Rabbit.  Fair warning; Mike, Jeff and Stephen do a pretty good job of making fun of the White Rabbit through this segment and by a “pretty good job” they mean “they all hate this character and are not shy about telling you why they feel that way”.  This is followed by SUPERMAN #79 where Ron Troupe proves just how insensitive he is by asking for Clark Kent’s job while Ron and Clark’s friends and family are packing up the late Mr. Kent’s apartment.  Oh, and something big happens with the Cyborg Superman and terrorists and the White House.  Mostly it’s Ron trying to take a dead man’s job before the body is even found.  Finally, Jeffrey brings you the MEANWHILE, AT THE DAILY PLANET segment and boy is there a lot of arguing here about things that have nothing to do with Superman.

It’s a wild one this week, dear listeners!  So strap in, hang on and prepare for the awesome sauce that is FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS!

Mike and Jeff would like to thank Stephen for coming out to play, staying up so late and wish him a very happy birthday.  He, like all of the other guest hosts, is welcome back anytime.

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Next time: Superboy meets Supergirl and chest chokes!  Also, who is that guy with the popcorn coming out the side of his arms?  Oh, and another BLOODLINES annual…happens.

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