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.

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- 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!

Episode #309 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #47!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 47!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47, September 1960, was published around July 7, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. 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 have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE KING OF CRIME (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- JIMMY OLSEN GROWS UP (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- THE MONSTER FROM EARTH (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was Siegel's 102nd silver age Superman Family story, and his 147th overall for the era. Previously he wrote three stories for SUPERBOY 83, September 1960:

- THE DREAMS OF DOOM, drawn by George Papp.
- THE OLD MAID OF SMALLVILLE, drawn by Al Plastino.
- THE INVASION OF KRYPTON, also drawn by George Papp.

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 SEPTEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 112!

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!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Episode #308 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Superman Annual #7!

Superman Annual 7!


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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 7, Summer 1963 (released with the DC Comics titles carrying the July 1963 cover date), was published on June 13, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. The theme of this annual was to commemorate Superman's Silver Anniversary, 1938 - 1963, through eight stories from the 1950's through the early 1960's.

- THE STORY OF SUPERMAN JR. (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 232, September 1957, published around July 30, 1957.

- THE SUPER-SWORD (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 124, September 1958, published on July 24, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 172, for the week of March 30, 2011.

- SUPERMAN'S MYSTERY POWER (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 125, November 1958, published around September 9, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 176 for the week of April 27, 2011.

- SUPERMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE (8 pgs.), was drawn by Al Plastino. The writer was unknown. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 122, July 1958, published around May 6, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 162, for the week of January 19, 2011.

- THE SUPER-GORILLA FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was originally published in ACTION COMICS 238, March 1958, released around January 30, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPER-HEROES BATTLE SUPER-GORILLAS (1976).

- THE PUNISHMENT OF SUPERBOY (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 75, September 1959, released on July 2, 1959.

- THE ORIGIN OF THE SUPERMAN - BATMAN  TEAM (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by George Papp. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 275, August 1960, released on June 30, 1960.

- SUPERMAN'S SECRET SWEETHEART (8 pgs.), was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. Only the Grand Comic Book Database lists a possible writer, "Bill Finger?".  This story was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 2, May/June 1958, released around March 13, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 241, for the week of October 9, 2012.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 112!

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

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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode #308 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Action Comics #302!

Action Comics 302!

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ACTION COMICS 302, July 1963, was published on May 29, 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 Sheldon Moldoff.

- THE AMAZING CONFESSION OF SUPER-PERRY WHITE (12 pgs.), writer unknown, art done by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- THE DAY SUPER-HORSE WENT WILD (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JULY 1963 PART III: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 7!

After that: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47, PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 112!

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!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Episode #308 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Superman #162!

Superman 162!


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SUPERMAN 162, July 1963, was published on May 2, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

- THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN-RED AND SUPERMAN-BLUE (24 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was divided into three 8 page chapters:

- Part I: THE TITANIC TWINS

- Part II: THE ANTI-EVIL RAY

- Part III: THE END OF SUPERMAN'S CAREER

It has been reprinted in the following editions:

- 100 PG. SUPER-SPECTACULAR DC-18, July 1973, published on April 12, 1973 for the cover price of 50¢.

- BEST OF DC 19, December 1981, published on September 10, 1981 for the cover price of 95¢.

- THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, hardcover published in 1988, softcover in 1989 (which was the edition in which I first read this story).

- DC'S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES, published in 2005.

- SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JULY 1983 PART II: ACTION COMICS 302 & PART III: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 7!

Next Week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47 & PART ii: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 112!

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!