One cover. Ninety-plus characters. Two hosts. Three hours. Zero regrets. Before our discussion of the fifth chapter of Crisis, join us in a 'quick' review of the key players from the two prime Earths, as selected and depicted by George Pérez. (3:16:56)
@ChrisBeckett That's the second complaint I've seen about this, and yet the episode shows up on the Apple Podcasts page. So yeah, no clue. Is it Windows or Mac iTunes? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/comic-geek-speak-podcast-the-best-comic-book-podcast/id73330265
@i_am_scifi It’s Apple podcasts on my iPhone.
Thanks, @Travis. We're looking into it, so hopefully this will be resolved soon.
That's one workaround, if you need it @Travis
@ChrisBeckett That worked. Thank you!
Do Fog and Monocle appear anywhere else in Crisis other than this cover?
I do have some corrections - Alan Scott Green Lantern first appeared in All-American Comics #16 not #40, and the Golden Age Starman first appeared in Adventure Comics #61 not #1.
The feed should be fixed now btw!
Keep those corrections comin', everyone! Find those foul-ups, if there's more to be found! It's for our own good!
I stumbled upon your podcast last week by happenstance and was instantly captivated! I've since gone back and listened to The Crisis Tapes from episode 6 (the earliest episode my patience would allow me to find as my listening medium lists all CGS podcasts together).
My last reread of Crisis has been over 15 years ago but I've been compelled to read it anew given your insights on the series. I wasn't a Crisis Kid, getting into collecting comics with a primetime news story of Superman being killed off in '92. Sadly, my small hometown wouldn't get a comic shop until after his death which made my back issue hunting non-existent until 1993. It was among that store's long boxes I first discovered "Crisis on Infinite Earths" out of curiosity of issue 12's cover (specifically the appearances of multiple Supermans). I had no inkling as to what the story was about nor the journey I was about to embark. It would take several years for me to complete my run as issues 1, 7, and 8 were already fairly scarce by the early 90's.
Thank you for rekindling my interest in rereading this series...and also for rekindling my love of the JSA! Len Strazewski's 1992-93 run of "Justice Society of America" was my first real foray into comic collecting as most the Superman titles where nonexistant on the newsracks at the time (I've always assumed due to his impending death more than anything else). Your asides of "All-Star Squadron" reminded me why I loved these characters.
I look forward to hearing more Crisis Tapes. Keep up the good work!
Not a criticism, but I was surprised the story behind the cover didn't come up. I can't remember if this was in the companion to the Absolute Crisis or if it was something in an old interview, but I think Marv Wolfman had suggested that Perez draw 3 faces on this cover, to allow him to get a short rest from all the work he'd been doing, inside and on the covers, of the first four issues. But, if memory serves, Perez had trouble deciding what three characters to highlight on the cover, so he just went to town and did what Perez always did and stuffed the image to the gills with character heads.
@i_am_scifi Thanks for the hook up...I am now all caught up and awaiting new episodes with abeited breath!
"Lanterna non grata" - Adam
"Okay, I'm spent, shall we merge our faces?" :joy: - Peter
This series is always fantastic, with its patient, granular analysis of the #1 event in comic book history. But this episode in particular went above and beyond in showing off the talents of its hosts, and the creativity of so many writers, artists and editors across the first decades of DC. My great thanks to Adam and Peter for all the hard work and long hours they continue to put into this multiverse-sized effort.