Episode 7: May 1987

Welcome to the 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 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

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

This week your hosts, Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor, examine the books that came out with the cover date of May 1987, which included Superman #5, Adventures of Superman #428 and Action Comics #588.  On that particular month readers were treated to Clark fighting a mummy, Superman acting all big and tough to find Perry White’s son and a crossover with Hawkman and Hawkwoman.  All of this and the first appearance of Bibbo too.

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3 thoughts on “FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 7: MAY 1987”

  1. I enjoyed this episode, also, guys. Good work. Adventure #428 especially — it sounds like it has a real “Golden Age” vibe to it, as you said, with concerns about social issues and realistic criminals. What a dilemma for Perry — I think I would probably not think twice about saving my child, either, but the story as you describe it almost has a “Crucible” feel to it. Keep up the good work!

  2. I’ve always felt that Wolfman’s interest in “everyday” goings-on (the Planet, Clark, etc.) provided a nice contrast to Byrne’s higher-octane approach. As Michael noted in first or second ‘cast, ADVENTURES was clearly situated to provide a look at Clark and the “world of Metropolis” as much as Supes. Tellingly, we see Jose Delgado (Gangbuster) and Bibbo Bibbowski, two more street-level characters, debut in issue 428.

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