Sunday, May 17, 2015

Episode #321 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1961: World's Finest Comics 115!

World's Finest Comics 115!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 115, February 1961, was published on December 6, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The circulation for this title was 476,000, according to the Statement Of Ownership printed in this issue. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

- The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CURSE THAT DOOMED SUPERMAN, written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database.  Comicbookdb.com credits Charles Paris as the inker. This story has been reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, A TRAP FOR TOMMY TOMORROW, drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the 6 page story, THE MIGHTY ARROW ARMY, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51!

In 6 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

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

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- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
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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, May 10, 2015

Episode 320: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1963: Action Comics 307!

Action Comics 307!




ACTION COMICS 307, December 1963, was published around October 29, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12 cents. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were the art team for the Superman story in this issue. This marked Supergirl's 10th appearance on the cover of ACTION COMICS.

- The 13 page Superman story was titled CLARK KENT - TARGET FOR MURDER. The writer is unknown, and this story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- The 13 page Supergirl story was titled SUPERGIRL'S WEDDING DAY, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the December or December 1963/January 1964 cover date. And check out the new and improved Mike's Amazing World Of Comics website.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 115!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8!

In 6 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

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, May 2, 2015

Episode #319 Part XII: MegaCon 2015 Wrap Up!

(L to R:) Katie Cook, Thom Zahler, Christian Slade and Derrick Fish!



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In this final episode on MegaCon 2015 I review my weekend at the Orange County Convention Center from April 10 - 12, 2015. At the end of the episode are four brief interviews I did at MegaCon, with a time stamp where each interview begins, and links to these creators' websites:

Katie Cook (37:23) gronkcomic.com

Thom Zahler (42:31) Love And Capes

Christian Slade (47:04) Korgi at Top Shelf Comics

Derrick Fish (55:43) The Wellkeeper and Dandy & Company

MegaCon 2016: May 26 - 29, 2016!

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER  DECEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 308!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 115!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8!

In 6 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

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, April 26, 2015

Episode #319 Part XI: MegaCon 2015: The Indie Comics Panel Room!

(L to R:) Panel moderator Terry Cronin, Brian Pulido, Martin Dunn, Austin Janowsky,
 Juan Navarro, Martin Pierro and Jeff Kaufman!



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Note: The following panel contains a little bit of EXPLICIT language. Listener discretion is advised.

THE INDIE COMICS PANEL ROOM, as it was titled in the panel schedule, was the final panel I attended at MegaCon 2015. It occurred in Room 205BC from 1:20 - 2:10 pm. Panel Moderator Terry Cronin led this interactive panel in a discussion of the challenges of becoming an independent comic book creator, finding reliable talent to work with, handling portfolio critiques from established professionals, and treating your comic book career in a professional and businesslike manner. The panelists touched on these topics and more through sharing stories from their own careers.

Terry Cronin: 3 Boys Productions

Brian Pulido: BrianPulido.com
                       Brian Pulido Director
                       Mischief Makers Studios
                       Lady Death Universe
                       The Graves Movie
                       Coffin Comics

Martin Dunn: Hashtag Comics

Austin Janowsky: Deviant Art
                              Austin Janowsky Art on Facebook

Juan Navarro: Creature Entertainment

Martin Pierro: Cosmic Times Comics

Jeff Kaufman: Big City Comics

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015 WRAP UP!  In this final episode for MegaCon this year, I'll discuss my experiences at the convention and share a few interviews I conducted on Friday and Sunday.

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 319 Part X: MegaCon 2015: DC Artists Panel With Amanda Conner!

Amanda Conner!



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The DC ARTISTS panel was the second panel I attended, but the first one I recorded, at MegaCon 2015 on Sunday, April 12, 2015. It occurred in Room 311EF from 11:55 pm - 12:45 pm. According to the panel schedule, George Perez, Mike Lilly, Ethan Van Sciver and Rob Hunter were scheduled to join Amanda on the panel, but she was the only one who showed up. It became an Amanda Conner Q & A, where she discussed her career and her creative process.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015: THE INDIE COMICS PANEL ROOM!

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, April 25, 2015

Episode #319 Part IX: MegaCon 2015: Attention Bronies Panel!

(L to R:) MY LITTLE PONY artist Andy Price and writer Katie Cook!



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The fourth and final panel I attended at MegaCon 2015 on Saturday, April 11, 2015 was the ATTENTION BRONIES PANEL. It occurred in room 206A from 4:10 - 5:00 pm. Writer Katie Cook and artist Andy Price discussed with the audience how they came to work on the MY LITTLE PONY title two years ago and hinted at what to expect in future issues of the very popular title.

I first met artist Andy Price at MegaCon 2013 during the WORKING ON LICENSED COMICS PANEL on Episode 263 Part III.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015: DC ARTISTS PANEL!

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!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Episode 319 Part VIII: MegaCon 2015: The Art Of Cinema Panel!

(L to R:) Bob Layton, Darwyn Cooke and Jimmy Palmiotti!



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NOTE: The following panel contains a little bit of EXPLICIT language. It may be NSFW, so listener discretion is advised.

THE ART OF CINEMA PANEL was the third one I attended at MegaCon 2015 on Saturday, April 11, 2015. It took place in Room 206A from 2:45 - 3:35 pm. Bob Layton, Darwyn Cooke and Jimmy Palmiotti answered questions from the audience, and shared stories from their careers about the highs and lows of adapting comic book projects to the big and small screen.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015: THE ATTENTION BRONIES PANEL! Writer Katie Cook and artist Andy Price discuss their two year collaboration on the MY LITTLE PONY comic book from IDW.

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!