Saturday, August 29, 2015

Episode #326: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated March 1964: Action Comics #310!

Action Comics 310, March 1964!


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ACTION COMICS 310, March 1964, was published on January 30, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

- SECRET OF KRYPTONITE SIX (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 227, June/July 1970 (a 60-Page Giant for the cover price of a quarter), published on April 14 of that year, and BEST OF DC 36, May 1983, published on February 3 of that year.

- SUPERGIRL'S RIVAL PARENTS (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 416, March 1972, published on January 4 of that year, a 100 page Super-Spectacular with the cover price of 50¢, and in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the March or March/April 1964 cover date.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1961 : PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 117 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 25!

Then we return to: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1964; PART I: SUPERMAN 168 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 311!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Episode 325 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1961: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #52!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, April 1961!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52, April 1961, was published around February 16, 1961. It contained 32 pages, still 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 in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE SPECTER OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

- THE PERILS OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- JIMMY OLSEN, WOLF-MAN (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was Siegel's 59th silver age Superman family story, and his 99th overall which we have covered on this podcast so far.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the April or April/May 1961 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

Then we will return to the: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1961: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 117 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 25!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Episode #325 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1961: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #24!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 24, April 1961!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24, April 1961, was published on February 6, 1961. It contained 32 pages STILL 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 second of three stories.

- THE SUPER SURPRISE (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

- THE PERFECT HUSBAND (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein as the writer.

- LOIS LANE ... TRAITOR (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Robert Bernstein as the writer.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

Then we will feature the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964; ACTION COMICS 310!

We return to the Superman Family titles with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1961: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 117 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 25!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Episode #324 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: Action Comics #309!

Action Comics 309, February 1964!



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ACTION COMICS 309 (which I mistakenly referred to as issue 308), February 1964 was published around December 26, 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.

- The 14 page Superman story was titled, THE SUPERMAN SUPER-SPECTACULAR, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV, and was the final story in that volume.

- The 12 page Supergirl story was titled, THE UNTOLD TALE OF ARGO CITY, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 416, March 1972 and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issues ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column. This podcast also received a new e-mail.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the February or February/March 1964 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics.

Next episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

Then we will return to: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, July 25, 2015

Episode #324 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: Superman #167!

Superman 167, February 1964!



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SUPERMAN 167, February 1964, was published on December 19, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, from a cover concept by future Superman writer Cary Bates.

- THE LUTHOR - BRAINIAC TEAM (27 pages), was written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 245, December 1971, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II & SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC.

- Part I: THE DEADLY DUO (9 pgs.)

- Part II: THE DOWNFALL OF SUPERMAN (9 pgs.)

- Part III: THE HOUR OF KANDOR'S VENGEANCE (9 pgs.)

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG, which begins with an explanation about the change in Brainiac's origin.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964 PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

Following episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

We return to the Superman titles with: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, July 24, 2015

Episode #323 Part II: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated March 1961: World's Finest Comics #116!

World's Finest Comics 116, March 1961!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116, March 1961, was published around January 17, 1961. It contained 32 pages, STILL for the cover price of a dime, which meant that it wouldn't be for much longer. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike's Amazing World Of Comics credited Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed John Forte as the inker, and the Comic Book Database gave the inker nod to George Klein.

- The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CREATURE FROM BEYOND, written by Jerry Coleman and pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike's Amazing World Of Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database list Stan Kaye as the inker, while the Comic Book Database credits George Klein.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, DATELINE: OUTER SPACE, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the 6 page story titled, THE APE ARCHER, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics 27 titles carried the March or March/April 1961 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics. These issues were covered at the end of Episode 238, for the week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Next Episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964; PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

Then we will return to: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, July 19, 2015

Episode #323 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1961: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #51!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 51, March 1961!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51, March 1961, was published around January 5, 1961. It contained 32 pages, STILL for the cover price of 10¢ (which meant that it wouldn't be for much longer). The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue's second of the issue's three stories. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- JIMMY OLSEN'S 1000TH SCOOP (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- THE GIRL WITH GREEN HAIR (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database credits George Klein as the inker. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

- THE DREAM DETECTIVE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed Robert Bernstein as the author. The Comic Book Database had no creator credits for this story.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

Featured next will be: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

We will return to the Superman Family titles with: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!