Saturday, November 26, 2011

Episode #206: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated February 1960: Superman #135 & Action Comics #261!

Superman #135 & Action Comics #261!



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This episode could also be called the Jerry Siegel Show, since he wrote all of the Superman stories, as well as the Supergirl tale. This is the first episode where that has been the case. These were his 8th - 12th silver age comic book stories. All of the Superman stories in this episode have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

SUPERMAN 135, February 1960, was published on December 17, 1959. 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.

- WHEN LOIS LANE FIRST SUSPECTED CLARK KENT WAS SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), drawn by Al Plastino. This story carried the subtitle AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN, the 7th Superman story to carry that subtitle.

- SUPERMAN'S MERMAID SWEETHEART (10 pgs.), pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

- THE TRIO OF STEEL (8 pgs.), drawn by Al Plastino.

ACTION COMICS 261, February 1960, was published around December 31, 1959. 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.

- SUPERMAN'S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (12 pgs.), was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

- Congo Bill made his 13th appearance as Congorilla in CONGORILLA'S LAST STAND (7 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Howard Sherman.

- Supergirl appeared in her 11th story, SUPERGIRL'S SUPER PETS (8 pgs.), drawn by Jim Mooney. Her story has been reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the February or February/March 1960 cover dates.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1956: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 86!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960: ACTION COMICS 262!

It was announced this week that long time DC comic book writer Alvin Schwartz passed away on October 28, 2011. He wrote for DC during the 1940's and 1950's. After his comic book career, Schwartz was a novelist, poet and essayist. For more information: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2006_05_25.html#011552.

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I'm drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast. Thanks to Eric Manix, Steve Rogers, J. David Weder and Michael Bradley for joining the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST facebook group!

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The 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/.


MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Episode #205: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1956: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #17!




SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 17, December 1956, was published around October 16, 1956. 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. They were the art team for all three 8 page stories, which were all written by Otto Binder. These stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.
- JIMMY OLSEN IN THE 50TH CENTURY
- THE CASE OF THE CARTOON SCOOPS
- THE RADIOACTIVE BOY
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the December or December 1956/January 1957 cover date.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960: SUPERMAN 134 & ACTION COMICS 261!
In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1956: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 86!
NOTE: The host website for the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, MyPodcast.com, will cease operations on December 1, 2011. The new home for this podcast is http://supermanfanpodcast.wordpress.com/. New episodes will be posted on both feeds until then. The new WordPress feed has been submitted to iTunes. I will keep you updated about this change.

Beginning November 11, 2011, check out http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk/. Beginning Saturday, November 12, 2011, this website will begin posting the web comic book SLIPSTREAM, which I am drawing, and is drawn by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST. Thanks to Adam Dechanel, who is a contributor, along with Jeffrey, to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE website, for putting the website together.
Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast. Thanks to Eric Manix, Steve Rogers, J. David Weder and Michael Bradley for joining the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST facebook group!

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

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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/.

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.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.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Episode #204: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated January 1960: Sueprman #134 & Action Comics #260!




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SUPERMAN 134, January 1960, was published on November 5, 1959. 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.

THE SUPER OUTLAW OF KRYPTON was called A GREAT 3-PART NOVEL on the cover, since it was a rare issue that had one story taking up the entire issue. This 26 page story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

- Chapter I: THE SUPER-MENACE OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.)
- Chapter II: THE REVENGE AGAINST JOR-EL (9 pgs.)
- Chapter III: THE DUEL OF THE SUPERMEN (8 pgs.)

ACTION COMICS 260, January 1960, was published on November 25, 1959. 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.

MIGHTY MAID was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II. Supergirl made her 8th appearance in this story.

THE GIRL SUPERBABY, the issue's second story, marked Supergirl's 9th story. This eight page tale was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

The final six page story featured Congo Bill in his 12th appearance as Congorilla in THE GLADIATOR OF THE JUNGLE, was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Howard Sherman.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the January or January/February 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1956: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 17!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960: SUPERMAN 135 & ACTION COMICS 261!

NOTE: The host website for the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, MyPodcast.com, will cease operations on December 1, 2011. The new home for this podcast is http://supermanfanpodcast.wordpress.com/. New episodes will be posted on both feeds until then. The new WordPress feed has been submitted to iTunes. I will keep you updated about this change.
Beginning November 11, 2011, check out http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk/. Beginning Saturday, November 12, 2011, this website will begin posting the web comic book SLIPSTREAM, which I am drawing, and is drawn by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST. Thanks to Adam Dechanel, who is a contributor, along with Jeffrey, to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE website, for putting the website together.

Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast. Thanks to Eric Manix, Steve Rogers, J. David Weder and Michael Bradley for joining the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST facebook group!

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! - http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://fortressofbaileytude.com/supermanpodcastnetwork !
SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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/.

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.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.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Episode #203: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November/December 1956: World's Finest Comics #85!





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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 85, November/December 1956, was published around September 27, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, who were the art team for the Superman/Batman story in this issue. This story was reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. I.

- Edmund Hamilton wrote the 12 page Superman/Batman story, titled THE SUPER RIVALS.

- Tomahawk starred in the 6 page second story, THE FRONTIER DESTROYER, drawn by Fred Ray.

- Green Arrow starred in the 6 page final story of this issue, THE DANGERS FROM TOMORROW, drawn by George Papp.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the November or November/December 1956 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1960: SUPERMAN #134 & ACTION COMICS #260!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1956: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #17!

Beginning November 11, 2011, check out http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Beginning Saturday, November 12, 2011, this website will begin posting the web comic book SLIPSTREAM, which I am drawing, and is drawn by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST. Thanks to Adam Dechanel, who is a contributor, along with Jeffrey, to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE website, for putting the website together.


Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast. Thanks to Eric Manix, Steve Rogers, J. David Weder and Michael Bradley for joining the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST facebook group!

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

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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.

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.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.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.