Superman in Crisis

SiC 41 — Independence Day (12:12:1985)

Reviewing Superman 417, plus a little something extra at the end!

2 replies on “SiC 41 — Independence Day (12:12:1985)”

I enjoyed this story when I read it when it first hit the stands. Elliott S! Maggin, Curt Swan — favorites of mine — and a story that seemed to me to be based a bit on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Barsoom (Mars)” books, which are terrific old pulp books. In fact, Burroughs’ character of John Carter, an Earthman mysteriously transported to Mars, which, with its lighter gravity, gave him greater strength (and leaping ability), seemed to me a possible influence on those lads in Cleveland who created Superman (They were known to be fans of science fiction stories.). I’d love to have seen a follow-up story to this one, but there was not much time before the re-boot.
Thanks for the wonderful reading of “Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day”. That was a real treat!

Hey, Jon. Still working through the 3 episodes that got dropped at the same time. You would think I’d have more time to listen to podcasts with no school, but I miss out on driving time and life is filled with other things at this time of year.

Anyway, I enjoyed the episode as usual. Not much to chime in on since that issue isn’t on DC Ultra, but it sounds like I didn’t miss much. “Imaginary Stories” always make me chuckle since they’re all imaginary, but I get why that moniker would be used for non-continuity stories. It would eventually morph into Elseworlds and there were some fun issues of those for a while.

Okay, I need to read Crisis #12 so I can listen to the next one. The good news is reading it will finish up another trade on the year – not going to make my goal of 80 books/trades in 2022, but I won’t be too far off.

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