Episode 217: Year One Annuals Part 2

Welcome to the two hundredth and seventeenth 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.

The Year One fun continues this time out as Mike and Jeff finish up their look at the Superman related annuals from 1995!  First up is Adventures of Superman Annual #7, where we learn about how Superman first encountered the Fourth World and how the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit was formed.  We also get to see when Maggie Sawyer came to Metropolis and how she met Dan Turpin and Toby Raynes.  Then Superman learns his limitations and that there is a lot of ambiguity in the universe in Action Comics Annual #7.  There is also an antagonist that is very much like something from the world of Doctor Who, which Mike wouldn’t have noticed five years ago.  This is followed by a brief look at Steel Annual #2, where we find out more of John’s backstory, and Doomsday Annual #1, which is an anthology book charting the various places Doomsday has been in the universe before killing Superman.

Below is a gallery of covers and selected pages from the comics discussed.

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Next Time: The boys finally get back to the Triangle numbered books with the first two August 1995 cover dated Superman books.  These books include Action Comics #712 and Superman: The Man of Steel #47!

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