Episode 218: August 1995 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and eighteenth 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.

(Official FCTC Heads Up…During the discussion Mike and Jeff have about Superman: The Man of Steel #47 the talk gets very political.  The boys realize this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so they want to make you aware of it before the episode begins.  Things get real, as they see.  So…consider yourself warned.)

Things get back to normal as Mike and Jeff get into the first half of the Superman books with a August 1995 cover date on them.  First up is Action Comics #712, which should be called The Death of Clark Kent Epilogue as it deals with the one loose end from the conclusion of that story line.  Jimmy Olsen is still a captive of Conduit, even though he’s dead, and Superman is forced to jump through a number of hoops to save him.  Then in Superman: The Man of Steel #47 we go back in time with an adventure with a young Perry White where he meets Franklin Sterns for the first time as they deal with racism, bigotry and the super strong members of the Aryan Brotherhood!  Finally the boys talk about what else was going on in the real world during the month these comics were published in a segment they like to call Meanwhile, At The Daily Planet Building.

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

And here is the video from the DC Comics commercial that was played during the episode.  Not only did they slap this thing on the Batman: The Animated Series VHS tapes they made it available to comic shops to use as television commercials, which is why you see the little bit at the end.

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Next Time: The boys wrap up August 1995 with Superman #103 and Adventures of Superman #526!

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