FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 69: FEBRAURY 1991

Episode 69: February 1991

Welcome to the sixty-ninth 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.

It’s another long one this week folks but that has everything to do with the fact that a really important issue of Action Comics came out this month along with the other Superman books published with a February 1991 cover date. Mike and Jeff are joined for this special episode by their good friend, Scott Gardner. Turns out Scott is a big fan of this era of Superman and helps the boys discuss Superman #52 (the return of Terra-Man), Adventures of Superman #475 (Superman goes to Happyland) and the aforementioned Action Comics #662 (Clark tells Lois something REALLY important).

In the interest of full disclosure the guys talk about the  Action Comics issue for about an hour, but the last page of that comic changed everything; not only for Lois and Clark but for this era of Superman as well so they felt that the discussion was warranted. After that there is some Superboy talk involving both the live action series and Adventures of Superboy #12 in addition to the normal Elsewhere in the DCU and Elsewhere, Elsewhere.

Jeff and Mike would like to thank Scott for coming on to the show and invite him to come back any time.

And now the scans of the week highlighting some of the more interesting images from the comics discussed in this week’s episode!

This is the page that the guys talked about so much during their discussion of Superman #52.  The shadowing here is really cool.

We apologize for the quality of this image but we worked with what we had.  The paper DC used for their comics in the late eighties and early nineties was very thin and doesn’t age well.  The ad is still awesome though.

As stated during the episode we’re fairly sure this is the first appearance of the flamey eyes Superman as drawn by Dan Jurgens.  In a day and age where red-eyed, angry Superman has become common place it is easy to forget how novel this visual was back in 1990/91.

Jimmy puts the Signal Watch back on.  We’re still kind of curious why he needs a safe deposit box.

Mike just really likes this panel.

Here is the big reveal.  A little stiff but epic nonetheless.

And Jeffrey was right; Elroy is really interested in what is going on.

Finally here are two of the more interesting ads from this month.  The ads haven’t been all that good lately but these two are choice.

And that is all for this week!  Remember to check out Scott Gardner’s various podcasts over at the Two True Freaks Network.  Mike co-hosts Tales of the JSA and Back to the Bins with him so give those shows a listen.

Next Week: A really patriotic cover and the start to Time and Time Again!

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 30: NOVEMBER 1988

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Episode 30: November 1988

Welcome to the thirtieth 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 discuss the books that came out with a November 1988 cover date.  These included Superman #23 (which was Roger Stern’s first issue on the title and saw the temporary conclusion to the Silver Banshee storyline) and Adventures of Superman #447 (where Luthor’s armor returns as well as Gangbuster).  But who is this new Gangbuster?  Mike and Jeff aren’t telling so you’ll have to stick around for this one.  The guys also discuss what else was happening the DC Universe, the depressing events of the “real world” and more listener e-mails.

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.

FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS EPISODE 22: MAY 1988

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Episode 22: May 1988 or Superman’s Golden Anniversary

Welcome to the twenty-first 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.

After a week’s absence due to Mike coming down with what was either Kryptonian Leprosy or a really bad flu the boys are back in town to discuss the Superman books that came out with the cover date of May 1988.  This was a big one too as not only was it the month where DC celebrated Superman’s fiftieth anniversary in the comics but also because Action Comics hit the big 6-0-0.  Before getting into that 80 Page Giant Jeff and Mike discuss the return of the Silver Banshee in Superman #17 and the giddiness of Superman as he flies to his date with Wonder Woman in Adventures of Superman #440, which led into the main story of Action #600. That epic anniversary issue had a number of stories in it, all of which get some kind of commentary.  The boys even talk about the pin-ups included in Action 600, so that book gets a top to bottom examination.  Also Mike clues you in on some of the ways the real world was celebrating Superman’s fiftieth anniversary including the exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute.  It’s a long one, but Superman’s golden anniversary deserved it.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also theiTunes link .

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link.  All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome. The guys will try to incorporate e-mails into the episodes once the show gets rolling.

Seriously, let us know what you think.