Episode 253: August 1996 Part 1

Welcome to the two hundredth and fifty-third 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.

Mike and Jeff dive into the August 1996 cover dated books with one comic that they…didn’t care for and one that Mike liked and Jeff thought was better by comparison.  In Superman #114, the Brainiac Puts His Mind In Superman’s Body And Superman’s Mind In The Body Of Some Kid Named Chaz And Chaz’ Mind In Brainiac’s Body story comes to a conclusion.  It was a story.  Decisions were made.  Then, in Adventures of Superman #537, there are monsters on the loose!  Finally, the boys answer the eternal question, “Hey, Wha’ Happened?” by looking at the major new stories and movies that came out the month these comics were published.

Here are the covers and select pages from the books discussed during this episode.

Here is the Watch This Space about the funeral for Jerry Siegel.

Here is a link to the books written or edited by Jim Beard, one of the Baldy winners from this episode.  Jim is a great guy.  Buy his books.

Shows Promoted In This Episode

The From Crisis to Crisis theme is by Lucian Desar.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff finish their look at the August 1996 cover dated books with Action Comics #724 and Superman: The Man of Steel #59, as well as the Superman Family books that came out that month.

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