Thursday, February 2, 2017

Episode #360: Superman 2016: Year In Review!

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NOTE: For the next two months, the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST will be on a bi-weekly schedule.

It's a brand new year, which means it's time for our annual YEAR IN REVIEW episode for the SUPERMAN titles I read in 2016. This is not a review of the entire line of SUPERMAN titles published by DC Comics last year, only the ones I followed. The issues covered in this episode were all published during the calendar year of 2016, carrying the cover dates of March 2016 through February 2017. I did not go by cover date. Time stamps are listed in parentheses for each segment.

- (7:34) New 52 Superman: ACTION COMICS 48 - 52 and SUPERMAN 48 - 52, March - July 2016 cover dates.

- (20:37) SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK issues 4 - 8, March - July 2016 cover dates.

- (30:41) SUPERMAN: COMING OF THE SUPERMEN, a six issue mini-series, cover date May - September 2016. NOTE: During the episode I mistakenly referred to this mini-series as SUPERMAN: RISE OF THE SUPERMEN.

- (38:32) DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH (one shot), cover date July 2016.

- (44:50) SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1 (one shot), cover date August 2016 and ACTION COMICS, issues 957 - 970, cover dates August 2016 - February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, ACTION COMICS returned to its original numbering.

- (55:27) SUPERMAN 1 - 13 cover dates August 2016 - February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, SUPERMAN began with a new number one issue.

- (1:09:13) SUPERWOMAN 1 - 5, cover dates October 2016 - February 2017.

- (1:15:05) I reveal my favorite issues and stories from 2016.

The next episode of the podcast will be released the week of Wednesday, February 15, 2017 featuring: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 136!

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  1. A great "Year in Review" Summary! Thanks. I love how you seem to be truly enjoying the "Rebirth" comics. I've enjoyed the ones I've read, and most of the fans I've heard seem to enjoy this line, especially after the "New 52" line, which some people seemed to be reading only out of a sense of loyalty to the character of Superman, rather than a sense of fun.
    I particularly agree with you about "Coming of the Supermen", which I'd looked forward to with great eagerness, since I've always enjoyed Neal Adams' artwork, especially on Superman, but which disappointed me quite a bit. The art was, of course, wonderful, but the story just made little sense, and crashed and burned at the end of the series. In fact, if I ever meet Mr. Adams, I plan to tell him he owes me the $18 I paid for those comics.
    As for your revised schedule for the podcast over the next couple of months, don't concern yourself too much. I think your listeners understand that, sometimes, adjustments are inevitable and understandable. I, for one, am happy that you produce such a great podcast, whatever the schedule. Thank you.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the episode and the Rebirth Superman stories.