Episode 27: September 1988

Welcome to the 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.

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

Michael and Jeffrey begin their discussion of what is quite possibly the most important storyline to hit the Superman books since Man of SteelThe Supergirl Saga Parts 1 and 2 went down in the books with the cover date September 1988 and while it marked the beginning of the end of the John Byrne era of Superman it also marks the beginning of one of the bests runs of Superman ever.

Yes, we’re biased here.

In addition to giving you the lowdown on just who the mysterious Supergirl that has been popping  up over the past few months is and calling back to the story that went down in Superman #8 and Action Comics #591 Mike and Jeff also give in to listener demand and somewhat begrudgingly discuss Superman: The Earth Stealers.

No e-mails this week but they will return next time.

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  1. As a long-time Super-fan, I understand the frustration over the post-Crisis-1985 Superboy being relegated to the Pocket Universe and then summarily killed. As a long-time Legion fan, I understand the frustration over Legion continuity being repeatedly kludged in the years after the original Crisis. That said, I can’t help but enjoy seeing the Pocket Universe’s return appearance this month. It added another facet to the Supergirl Saga and, for me at least, made it all the more compelling. Here’s to next week’s look at the doozy of an ending Byrne & Co. cooked up!

  2. Say, I sent you an email on the next blog crossover the other day. Are you interested?

  3. Curt Swan’s art was probably the one redeeming value of the Earth Stealers. I wouldn’t say that the fight scene therein did the man proud as he usually was capable of depicting a more engaging action sequence but his skills as a storyteller are really beyond question. It’s just too bad the material was largely beneath him.

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