Episode 20: March 1988

Welcome to the twentieth 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 Jeffrey and Michael give you the low down on the Superman books that came out with the cover date of March 1988. In that month Superman first met the creepy, kooky, altogether ooky Skyhook, had his initial run in with the circus mentalist known as Brainiac and helped the organization known as Checkmate get some comic book exposure before getting their own series a week or so later. It was a pretty standard month in the grand scheme of things but it was an enjoyable one nonetheless.

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3 thoughts on “FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 20: MARCH 1988”

  1. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy these podcasts every week. I’ve listened to them all so far and enjoy your DCU insights, historical perspective, and easygoing banter. Are there other comic book podcasts like this one about other heroes or super teams?

  2. The debut of the “new” Brainiac nicely fit the established tone of Adventures of Superman, I think, though there’s a noticeable difference between John Byrne and Marv Wolfman on scripts. The 1950s SF trappings were (for this writer, at least) welcome, particularly as a nod to the original (1958) Brainiac. While I admit to having a soft spot for the robotic “revamp” from the Wolfman/Gil Kane era of Action Comics (#544 onward), this post-Crisis-1985 version worked pretty well over the next year or two before beginning to lose his “juice.”

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