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.

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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!

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!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Episode #307 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1960: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 19!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, was published on June 28, 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 have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV, and were drawn by classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger. This issue was first covered way back in Episode 84, for the week of July 29, 2009.

- THE DAY LOIS LANE FORGOT SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, but Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdatabase.com list the writer as unknown.

- THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, which was covered back in Episode 295 Part II, for the week of April 9, 2014.

- MR. & MRS. CLARK (SUPERMAN) KENT (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel. It was his 98th silver age Superman Family story, and his 143 overall for the era. This story has also been reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 3, September 1964, published on July 23, 1964. It also carried the subhead, the FIRST OF AN IMAGINARY SERIES, and is the first imaginary Superman story.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the August or August/September 1960 cover date, and were covered at the end of Episode 220, for the week of March 28, 2012.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

In 2 Weeks: 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!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode #307 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1960: World's Finest Comics #111!

World's Finest Comics 111!


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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 111, August 1960, was published around June 7, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. 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 SUPERMAN'S SECRET KINGDOM. It was written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, Sheldon Moldoff was credited as the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database listed the inker as unknown, while comicbookdatabase.com credited Charles Paris as the inker.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story titled, THE HERMIT OF TITAN, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story titled, THE CRIMES OF THE CLOCK KING, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. The DC villain Clock King first appeared in this story.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue, as well as brief reviews of my comic books in my first order from the Discount Comic Book Service, and an e-mail!

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

In 2 Weeks: 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!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Episode #306: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated June 1963: Action Comics #301!

Action Comics 301!


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ACTION COMICS 301, June 1963, was published around April 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 George Klein.

- The 12 page Superman story was titled THE TRIAL OF SUPERMAN, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- The 12 page Supergirl story was titled THE SECRET IDENTITY OF SUPER-HORSE, 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, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1960: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 111!, PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162, PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

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 #305 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1960: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #46!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 46!

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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46, July 1960, was published on May 19, 1960. it contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured Supergirl in her first cover appearance in Jimmy's title. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- JIMMY OLSEN - ORPHAN (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database credit John Forte as the inker, while comicbookdatabase.com credits George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. This story was Jerry Siegel's 97th Superman Family story, and his 142nd overall for the era. Previously, Siegel wrote four stories (I mistakenly said five in the recording):
 - HOW LUTHOR MET SUPERBOY for ADVENTURE COMICS 271, April 1960, drawn by George Papp.
 - THE SUPERSTAR OF HOLLYWOOD for ADVENTURE COMICS 272, May 1960, drawn by Al Plastino.
 - THE MILLIONAIRE PUPIL for SUPERBOY 81, June 1960, drawn by Al Plastino.
 - THE BOY WHO WAS STRONGER THAN SUPERBOY for ADVENTURE COMICS 273, also June 1960, drawn by George Papp.

- THE IRRESISTIBLE JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- ELASTIC LAD'S GREATEST FEATS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

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 26 titles carried the July or July/August 1960 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

Next Week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1960: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 111 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!

In 2 Weeks:SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

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!