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Episode 185: Zero Hour Part 6

Welcome to the one hundred and eighty-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.

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



It’s been a fun six weeks but Mike and Jeff are ready to knock Zero Hour on the head and send it back to their collections. They begin with Zero Hour #0, where Parallax lays out his plans and the heroes do their best to stop him. Will they succeed? Well, yeah. I mean the DCU continued after Zero Hour and Parallax was not in charge so it’s a safe bet that the heroes win but there is a huge emotional cost. After that the boys look at Green Lantern #0, which features the sort of final fate of Parallax. Then Mike and Jeff jump ahead to 2008 with Booster Gold #0, which is an honest to goodness tie in issue with ZERO HOUR. Finally they look at Steel #8, which should have been a Zero Hour crossover but was not bannered as such. The fact that it wasn’t is a crime.

Heck, Outsiders got a bannered cover and it had jack all to do with Zero Hour.

Before we wrap things up I have the last bit of scans from the Zero Hour edition of Previews.  First up is the solicits for Zero Hour #0.

Solicitation 5- Zero Hour #0Next up is the solicitation for Steel #8.

Solicitation- Zero Hour SteelFinally, there were some other Superman related solicitations from this month, so here are those in no particular order.  I will say that it is kind of amusing to see how much the Superman: Time and Time Again trade was tied to Zero Hour.  I bought that years later so I never really put the two stories together.  It makes sense and I love me some good marketing so bravo to DC for that bit of synergy.

Solicitation- Time and Time Again

Solicitation- Superman Poster

Solicitation- Death of Superman Signed Trade

Solicitation- Action Comics Annual #6

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Next Time: Zero Hour may be over but the fun continues with Zero Month. A new enemy from Clark’s past makes his move in Superman: The Man of Steel #0 and Superman #0. The boys will also be checking out Superboy #0, so you might want to read that as well.