The skies run red, and the citizens of Earth howl in despair, for Superman has been defeated and a crisis is at hand. The great despot Darkseid has claimed victory over this planet and is lording his victory over the huddled masses in Metropolis, their great champion humbled before them, as blood runs down his chin while he stands shackled and unable to fight.
Lo! A human steps forth from the crowd and yells to the despotic ruler of Apokolips “In a pig’s eye! This is our world, and you’re not getting it without a fight!”
The stage is set for an epic showdown. Who will prevail in the coming crisis?
Happy Friday Superfans! It’s time for another whirlwind triumverate of action, adventure and thrills as only the mighty Man of Tomorrow, Superman, can deliver! As if the literary humdinger above wasn’t thrilling enough, here’s what’s on tap for this week:
Read (in the following order):
-DC Comics Presents (1978) #'s 86 and 87
-Superman (1939) #414
-DC Comics Presents #88
-Superman: The Animated Series Season 2, Episodes 25 and 26: “Apokolips…Now!” parts 1 and 2
Of the Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-ins that constitue this week’s reading selection, what was your favorite, and how do you feel it related to the Crisis itself? Were they worthwhile tie-ins that added to the overall COIE experience, or cash grab tie-ins?
“Apokolips…Now!” is regarded as one of the absolute best episodes of Superman: The Animated Series and for damn good reason. Its praises can be heralded and sung high and wide, but what did YOU think of it? It’s okay if you teared up at the end, as I do that every single time I watch this one.
What was Superman’s greatest crisis, and what’s your favorite moment from that particular crisis?
That’s the happs kidz. I can’t wait to read your thoughts!
Word of advice: You best buckle your selt belt Dorothy, because Metropolis is going bye-bye!