It’s a major milestone for the Man of Steel as we read the newly released Action Comics #1000, filled with stories honoring Superman as well as Brian Michael Bendis’ first story after his move from Marvel to DC.
And since we’re reading something so modern, we figured we’d take a look at various offerings from this year’s Free Comic Book Day.
AND on top of all that we’re starting our deep dive into the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths by reading the first issue. That’s a lot of stuff!
Next Time: Infinity War and Crisis on Infinite Earths #2
The Story of the Year comes to a close! It’s the second half of our first two-parter as we read issues 49-52 of Alan Moore’s Supreme.
Who will be Supreme’s undoing? Will Supreme ever find love? Will that mouse find enough superheroes to fill out the roster for his 50’s baseball team?
The answers to all those questions and more can be found within!
Ladies and gentlemen and aliens, tonight’s heavyweight qualifier match is coming to you LIVE from the planet Bodace and will determine the fate of our galaxy.
In the red corner, from the planet Krypton, weighing in at 235 lbs, it’s Superman! And in the blue corner, from the planet Earth, weighing in at 236 lbs, Muhammad Ali! (Really Google? Superman weighs less than Ali?)
Michael joins us at ringside to fill in our gaps of sports knowledge as we read Superman vs Muhammad Ali from 1978!
Let’s get ready to ruuuuuummmmble!
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Boy, America sure did luck out when Superman landed here, right? This friggin’ alien could have landed ANYWHERE ELSE on Earth! How much would that have sucked? Especially if he had landed in the hands of one of our enemies… like stupid Communist Russia. Imagine how terrible that would have been!
Actually, don’t imagine it, just read Superman: Red Son to see how it would’ve gone down (with 100% historical accuracy).
In 1997, frustrated with struggling sales, DC cancelled all four of their Justice League titles and brought the original “Big 7” back to the team for the first time in a decade. But that wasn’t enough, they also brought on superstar writer Grant Morrison to turn the reboot into a huge bestseller.
In this episode of SOMFRC, Vince, Chris, and Kia take a look at JLA #1-4 to see what the hype was all about, compare the JLA to the Avengers, and explore Morrison’s jump from writing counter-cultural indie comics to superhero icons.