Episode 227: Trial of Superman Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and twenty-seventh 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.


…halfway through the episode.

That’s right, folks, it’s time to answer the summons for jury selection, because the Man of Steel is going on trial.  Why?  Well, you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out, but it’s…interesting.  We ain’t sayin’ what it is.  Just, trust us.

(Mike and Jeff stare out of the plane at Superman flying where the engine should be.)

Anyway, the action starts, appropriately, with Action Comics #715.  In this issue we are introduced to the all new, all different Parasite!  Who is he?  How did he come to be?  Well, some of that was answered last time, but you get the full story here.  Then, just as Superman is at his lowest, Superman: The Man of Steel #50 happens and things get even weirder!  Why are aliens looking to arrest Superman?  What terrible crime could he have committed?  Are Mike and Jeff too hard on the art?  Listen and find out!

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

As promised, here is a scan of The Trial of Superman house ad!

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Next Time: The Trial of Superman continues with Superman #106 and Adventures of Superman #529

This episode of From Crisis to Crisis was brought to you by Jason Sandberg’s Jupiter!  Check it out today at Comixology!


  1. Congratulations on picking up “Heathcliff” as a new advertiser! Next time I’m out shopping for Heathcliffs, I’ll be sure to tell ’em that your show sent me. (j/k) I love the podcast and am happy to hear new episodes. Welcome back!

  2. Oh in 1995, I was watching a lot of Seinfeld, so I guess the Superman references and seeing the Superman magnet on the fridge started to sink into my young brain. I was in downtown Houston with my father, and I asked him if I could buy some comics from an actual newsstand at the time. Trail of Superman was my introduction to Superman comic book reading. I remember at the time really digging it. I remember finding it quite interesting that some bogus tribunal would hold Superman accountable for the acts, or lack thereof, of his people.

    Enjoyed listening to the podcast. And yes, I totally rocked out to Heathcliff.

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