Episode 12: September 1987

Welcome to the twelfth 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.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

This week Michael and Jeffrey look at the Superman books bearing the cover date of September 1987, which includes Superman #9, Adventures of Superman #432, Action Comics #592 and even though it does not have a cover date outside of 1987 Adventures of Superman Annual #1. This is a pretty exciting month too that has Superman going up against the Joker, Lex proving was an evil man he is, a gang war begins in Metropolis, another Fourth World character comes to town and the word is brought to a small town in South Dakota. Michael also does a terrible impersonation of the guy from Superman The Movie that talks to Superman after he exits the revolving door and makes his first appearance. Why Jeffrey puts up with this guy is anyone’s guess.

Also listen for a special appearance by Michael’s dog Boo.

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  1. Absolutely love the show. Just one question, do you think it would be possible to put up a schedule of what books you’ll be covering (either here or on you’re facebook page)? It’d be helpful for me as I try to read the issues before listening to the show. The regular issues are easy enough, but I’d like to know before-hand if there’s going to be an annual covered or anything special (like the Legion issues). You guys are doing a great job, keep it up!

  2. The most recent (re)appearance of Ma’s scrapbook reminds me of Michael & Jeffrey’s conversation about MacGuffins from several episodes ago. Unfortunately, that particular plot thread never quite reached its full potential. More generally, “small” touches like the recurring bits with the scrapbook and Lex’s cruelty toward women — esp. Superman 2 & the backup in issue 9 — helped the post-Crisis revamp feel vital and compelling for readers like me. Other examples include the appearance of Magpie in Batman 401 (in the present, complete with Byrne cover) the same month she debuted in Man of Steel 3 (in the past) as well as Action’s mini-crossovers with Hawkman 10 (another Byrne cover) and Booster Gold 23 (Byrne cover inks).

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