Greetings once more fans of all things Super and welcome to our third week of action and adventure!
This week, the focus shifts to the early 1990’s. It was a time of Saturday morning cartoons on the major TV networks, The Dark Knight Collection, MC Hammer was telling the world “U Can’t Touch This!” while Paula Abdul was Straight Up with us, Saturday Night Live was still funny, the Fox TV channel had some fun shows on and of course, Batmania was riding high once more. Amongst all of that however, there was… Superman!
In this story, Lex Luthor gains the means to be as strong as his mortal enemy. Or does he? Read on to find out!
What you need to read for this colossal crimson caper:
-Superman (1986-2006) #49
-The Adventures of Superman (1986-2006) #472
-Starman (1988-1992) #28
-Action Comics (1938-2011) #659
-Superman (1986-2006) #50
Have you read this story before?
What was your favorite of Superman’s attempts to do his job while his powers were on the fritz?
Besides Superman and Lex, there were other heroes and villains that had their moment in the spotlight in this arc. Who stood out the most to you and why?
Dr. Emil Hamilton was a prominent character in this story. He’s been seen in outside media such as Superman: The Animated Series and Man of Steel (among other examples). Have you read other stories with Hamilton or was this your first exposure to him in the comics?
Finally, what did you think of how the story ended?
Bonus Question: The Starman from this arc has been a fixture in the current Justice League series. Are you reading his adventures there?
Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite was the last major Superman story before the fabled Triangle Era officially began in Superman #51. It’s a unique story at the beginning of a decade that would prove to be one of the most notable in the history of the Superman franchise.
This spoiler laden discussion runs one week from today, July 5th until next Friday, the 12th.
Suit up and embrace yourself in (to quote a Superman toy commetcial from the 90’s) “the power, the power, of Superman!”