Episode 263 – Final Night Week 1: Armageddon

Welcome to the two hundredth and sixty-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.

Final Night begins!

This time out Mike and Jeff kick off their coverage of Final Night by starting with an issue that bears the Final Night trade dress but has very little to do with the event. Superman #116 features Superman and Professor Hamilton heading to the Fortress to deal with the rapidly failing bottled city but trouble strikes when the Fortress defenses fail to recognize Superman as Kryptonian. Meanwhile, Lori Lemaris is confronted by WGBS and deals with it by jumping off the pier.

Oh, and at the end Hamilton and Superman notice that Final Night has started.

Then the boys cover the Final Night preview (which was originally a black and white freebie given out at comic shops) before diving into Final Night #1. An alien known as Dusk lands on Earth and is met by Superman, the SCU, and the time lost Legion of Super-Heroes. She warns them that a cosmic entity known as the Sun Eater will soon arrive in their solar system to…well, eat the sun…it’s right there in the name…and just like that it arrives. The heroes band together to try and stop it but their efforts fail, causing the Sun Eater to latch on to the sun and temperatures on Earth to plummet. As the sky turns dark, Lex Luthor believes it is time to return to Metropolis. After that, Mike and Jeff briefly discuss Power of Shazam #20, Green Lantern #80, and Sovereign Seven #16.

Below are the covers and select pages from the two main books Mike and Jeff discussed during this episode, plus the covers to the crossover books they chatted about.

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Next Time: Mike and Jeff continue their coverage of Final Night.


  1. The Spectre’s reasoning is no different than the rationalizations people make for why the supposedly real God fails to intervene in any of the millions of horrors that occur every single day.

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