Episode 78: July 1991 Part 2

Welcome to the seventy-eighth 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.

July 1991 and what Mike and Jeff call Return of the Krypton Man conclude this week as the new format of From Crisis to Crisis continues. In Adventures of Superman #480 the battle between Superman and the Eradicator continues as the supporting cast takes more of a front seat story wise. Then in Action Comics #667 it is the final faceoff between the Last Son of Krypton and the Last Artifact of Krypton. The two duke it out in the Fortress of Solitude with Emil Hamilton’s life hanging in the balance…sort of. After that the boys look at Adventures of Superboy #18 and talk about the last two episodes of Season 3 of that fine show.

And now…the scans.

Not that much in the way of scans this week as Mike was up against the holiday clock.

Presenting the first appearance of Ron Troupe.  Pay attention to this kid because he is definitely going places.

Lois Lane…action hero!  This page is a great example of why Lois is so awesome.

This panel is fine art wise but both Mike and Jeff had issues with the Cheshire Cat grin the Eradicator is sporting.

You have to feel bad for Jimmy at the bottom of this page.  Nothing is going right for him.  Outside of that Jon Bogdanove draws one mean Superman doing super things on this page.

This sub-plot goes absolutely no where.  Promise.  And by promise we mean we don’t promise and this kicks off a neat little sub-plot that will play through the rest of the year.

Last week there are two ads for the Impact! line of comics.  There were two more over these issues as well.

And finally the cover to Adventures of Superboy #18.

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Next week: August 1991 begins with Superman: The Man of Steel #2, Superman #58 and Flash #53.

4 thoughts on “FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 78: JULY 1991 PART 2”

  1. Hi Guys,

    From Crisis to Crisis #77 – another solid outing and I like the new format of just a few issues each week – it takes the pressure off you and we still get quality podcasts. Much appreciated.

    Thank you for adding NOOOOOOO to the drinking game! We love that!

    OK I’m asking, what do you think of Superman Earth One? The idea of an alien race destroying Krypton is pretty original and I liked the take on the character but Clark burning the robber? Not cool!

    Oh—regarding Krypton’s explosion, I agree that the planet exploding makes more sense; I think Superman the Movie and Superman Returns went with the star going nova because it’s visually more interesting. But hey, dead is dead, unless your Superman, or Captain America, or Batman, or etc, etc.

    Can’t believe you mentioned GRIT! I remember a Richie Rich comic (you REALLY should be covering that, by the way — that title was cutting edge during this era) and Mr. Rich said the family got wealthy by selling GRIT. That was later changed (no doubt by the legal department) to the secret of success being to sell GRIT because apparently selling GRIT would not give you enough to buy diamonds and stuff.

    Krypton: Home of the mini-marshmallows!

    RE: Superboy and the episode of Lois and Clark when they were all held hostage at the Daily Planet – yes, the leader was Robert Beltran, “Chakotay” from Voyager.

    That’s all for now. Happy New Year Guys! Need to catch up on the other episodes!

    Robert “What about Bob?” Gillis

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  3. Greetings and Happy New Year, O Superdudes!

    Re: From Crisis to Crisis #78

     Mike, stop beating yourself up about dropping the F bomb. My God, man, compared to Jeffrey singing, “Anything you can do I can do better,” that was nothing! NOTHING!
     Besides, it upsets Lana. And as we all know, it’s ALL ABOUT LANA. Speaking of which, I’d pay real money to see the following:

    Clark: “I think I’ll wear a blue shirt today.”
    Ma Kent: “But Clark, you know Lana likes green.”
    Clark: “Shut up, Ma.”

     As an aside, I always thought of Jeffrey as the evil one, and Statler as the cute one. Sorry.
     Thanks for plugging the other super-podcasts. I have been checking them out.
     Would really like to put in a request again for a podcast dedicated to each of the super-movies – summary, analysis, trivia, likes and dislikes, what worked and didn’t. Might be a nice occasional break for you, like when you read my emails, yay!
     On behalf of Scott Gardener and myself, may I request that a) every time Superman or anyone else throws something into the sun, take a drink; b) you really need a sound affect for when something gets thrown into the sun.

     Thanks, guys, as always, keep doing what you’re doing. I love this podcast.

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