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!