Happy Friday Superfans, and welcome to a brand new week of whirlwind, action-packed adventure starring Superman, The Man of Steel!
While everyone is aflutter with talk over the CW’s iteration of Crisis on Infinite Earths (and for good reason, as it’s been quite swell so far) I’m shifting focus to the crisis that came after it, 1994’s Zero Hour: Crisis in Time, specifically the Superman starring content that tied into and immediately came after said event.
Make sure you’re in time for the following:
Read (Pick one group, or indulge the brave and the bold within and read 'em all!):
Group 1: Zero Hour tie-ins:
- Superman: The Man of Steel (1991-2003) #37
- Superman (1986-2006) #93
- Adventures of Superman (1987-2006) #516
- Action Comics (1938-2011) #703
If you haven’t read Zero Hour, or if you have and you’d like to re-read it along with these tie-ins, you can check it out right here. It should be noted that Zero Hour itself is not officially part of this week’s reading, I’m just including it for kicks, as well as to highlight the 25th anniversary of the first Crisis of the Post-Crisis era.
Group 2: “The Beginning of Tomorrow!”, aka “Peer Pressure”
- Superman: The Animated Series Season 2, E12: “Brave New Metropolis”
Which batch of books did you read and what are your thoughts on the stories within?
In the Zero Hour tie-ins, the timeline changes with Superman initially being the only one aware that something is amiss and that something odd’s afoot, while over in Brave New Metropolis, the STAS timeline changes with Lois initially being the only one aware that something’s afoot and amiss. Which tale of timelines gone timey wimey topsy-turvy charged your entertainment flux capacitor with 1.21 gigawatts of excitement?
Do you have a favorite alternate timeline Superman story, and if so, what is it? What about that tale makes it stand out to you?
That’s the happs, kids! Pick your group of books, take a walk into a Metropolis not our own and have fun ringing in the 25th anniversary of Zero Hour and Superman’s related adventures during and after it.