Saturday, January 24, 2015

Episode #313: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1963: Action Comics #304!

Action Comics 304!



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ACTION COMICS 304, September 1963, was published around July 25, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. It featured the Superman story in this issue.

- Superman starred in the 12 page story titled, THE INTERPLANETARY OLYMPICS, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl fought THE MAID OF MENACE. This 13 page story was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episodes are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter page.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the September or September/October 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.


You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Episode #312 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1960: Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen #48!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 48!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48, October 1960, was published around August 16, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue's third and final story. All three stories were pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE STORY OF CAMP SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown.

- THE DISGUISES OF DANGER (8 pgs.), writer unknown.

- THE MYSTERY OF THE TINY SUPERMEN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story featured the first appearance of the Superman Emergency Squad.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC  Comics, 31 titles  carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date, and was covered in Episode 226, for the week of Wednesday, May 16, 2014.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

In  2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

January 7, 2015 would have been the 125th birthday of the founder of DC Comics, Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson. To learn more about the Major, check this website about him, as well as this blog post about him written by Gerard Jones. He is writing a biography about the Major, along with the Major's granddaughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. She will be attending Pulp Adventurecon on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.


You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Episode #312 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1960: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #20!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 20!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, October 1960, was published on august 9, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue's third and  final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- SUPERMAN'S FLIGHT FROM LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the author of this story. Kurt Schaffenberger drew the art. Because there is some discrepancy about the writer's identity, this story won't be counted toward Siegel's silver age story total,

- THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein (?) as possibly the author. Al Plastino was the artist.

- This issue's cover story was the nine page tale, LOIS LANE'S SUPER-DAUGHTER, labeled the 2nd Imaginary Story, written by Jerry Siegel according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.comMike's Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as unknown. If Jerry Siegel wrote this story, it was his 103rd Superman family story, and his 148th overall for the silver age.

Also covered in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

In 2  Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Episode #311: Superman 2014: Year In Review!




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With the end of the year, it's time once again to take a break from the silver age adventures of Superman for the annual year in review episode of current Superman comic books. In this episode I review the issues 27 - 36 of the Superman titles ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN, (I have not yet received issue 37 of either title yet from DCBS.), and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 3. I also review issues 5 - 8 of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED (not having received the series' final issue 9 from my comic book service). The final two comic book issues reviewed are FUTURE'S END tie-ins of ACTION COMICS FUTURE'S END 1 and SUPERMAN FUTURE'S END 1.

In 2015 we begin the year looking at the Superman Family comic books cover dated October 1960, Part I featuring SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, and Part II highlighting SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48.

The third week of the year will spotlight the Superman comic book cover dated September 1963: ACTION COMICS 304.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season, and may you have a Happy and Prosperous 2015!

Legendary Batman artist Norm Breyfogle suffered a stroke during the holiday season and is paralyzed on his left side, and he is a left handed artist. As a freelancer he does not have insurance, but a fund has been established to help defray the costs of his medical treatment and rehabilitation. Please contribute if you can.

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Episode #310 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: Action Comics #303!

Action Comics 303!



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ACTION COMICS 303, August 1963, was published around June 27, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for the Superman story in this issue. It featured the Man of Steel's story. Supergirl made her ninth appearance on the cover of ACTION COMICS, and her eleventh cover appearance overall.  (I mistakenly said it was her 12th cover appearance in the recording.)

- The 12 page Superman story was titled, THE MONSTER FROM KRYPTON, written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled, SUPERGIRL'S BIG BROTHER, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the August or August/September 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: ACTION COMICS 304!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Episode #310 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: Superman #163!

Superman 163!


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SUPERMAN 163, August 1963, was published on June 20, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for the first story in this issue. It featured the issue's first of two stories. Both stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE N: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- WONDER-MAN, THE NEW HERO OF METROPOLIS (12 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton.

- THE GOOFY SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!

Later this week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Episode #309 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960: World's Finest Comics #112!

World's Finest Comics 112!


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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 112, September 1960, was published around July 19, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

- The Superman /  Batman story was titled THE MENACE OF SUPERMAN'S PET (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, the inker was Sheldon Moldoff. But comicbookdatabase.com credits Charles Paris as this story's inker.

- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the six page story titled THE SPY IN THE ARROW CAVE, written by Ed Herron, drawn by Lee Elias and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the seven page story titled THE PLANETEER BANDIT, drawn by Jim Mooney. The writer was unknown.

Also highlighted in this episode were this issue's ads and other features.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 163 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com/.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!