Sunday, May 27, 2012

Episode #227: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1957: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #24!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #24!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24, October 1957, was published around August 22, 1957. 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. All three stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- THE SUPERMAN HALL OF TROPHIES (6 pgs.)

- THE GORILLA REPORTER (10 pgs.)

- THE LUCKIEST BOY IN THE WORLD (8 pgs.)

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 38 titles carried the October or October/November 1957 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960: SUPERMAN 141 & ACTION COMICS 270!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1957: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 91!

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 group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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/.

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, May 18, 2012

Episode #226: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated October 1960: Superman #140 & Action Comics #269!

Superman #140 & Action Comics #269!



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SUPERMAN 140, October 1960, was published on August 4, 1960. 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.

The 26 page story, THE SON OF BIZARRO (A GREAT 3-PART NOVEL), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It has been reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD.

- PART I: THE SON OF BIZARRO (10 pgs.)

- PART II: THE ORPHAN BIZARRO (8 pgs.)

- PART III: THE BIZARRO SUPERGIRL (8 pgs.)

ACTION COMICS 269, October 1960, was published around August 30, 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.

Superman starred in THE TRUTH MIRROR (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II, and was Siegel's 18th Silver Age Superman story, and his 44th overall for this era.

Supergirl starred in the 12 page story, SUPERGIRL'S FIRST ROMANCE, written by Jerry Siegel, his 27th Superman Family story, and his 45th silver age story overall. Jim Mooney drew the art.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1957, SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960: SUPERMAN 141 & ACTION COMICS 270!

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 group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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/.

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, May 11, 2012

Episode #225: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1957: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #23, Showcase #10 & World's Finest Comics #90!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #23, Showcase #10 & World's Finest Comics #90!



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After highlighting my FREE COMIC BOOK DAY last Saturday, and reviewing the AVENGERS movie I saw on Tuesday, I featured the following issues in this episode:

SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 23, September 1957, published around July 16, 1957. 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 Ray Burnley. 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. II.

- JIMMY OLSEN'S SUPER PALS

- JIMMY OLSEN, THE BEARDED BOY

- THE ADVENTURES OF PRIVATE OLSEN (featured on the cover)

SHOWCASE 10, September/October 1957, was published around July 18, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, the art team for all three 8 page stories. They were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- THE JILTING OF SUPERMAN was written by Otto Binder.

- THE SIGHTLESS LOIS LANE was written by Jerry Coleman.

- THE FORBIDDEN BOX FROM KRYPTON (featured on the cover) was written by Otto Binder.

The first issue of SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE would premiere with the March/April 1958 issue, published around January 14, 1958.

WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 90, September/October 1957, was published around July 30, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, and Jack Schiff was the editor. Curt Swan pencilled the cover, which was inked by Ray Burnley.

- The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SUPER-BATWOMAN, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. I.

The final two 6 page stories starred the following characters:

- Green Arrow in, THE AMAZING ARCHER FROM MARS, drawn by George Papp.

- Tomahawk in, THE RIDDLE OF THE MYSTERY TRACKER, drawn by Fred Ray.

If you would prefer that I split up these Superman Family episodes when I begin covering SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE, let me know by sending an e-mail to the address listed at the end of these show notes.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: SUPERMAN 140 & ACTION COMICS 269!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1957: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24!

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 group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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/.

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, May 3, 2012

Episode #224: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960: Action Comics #268!

Action Comics #268!



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ACTION COMICS 268, September 1960, was published around July 28, 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.

The Man of Steel starred in the 13 page story, SUPERMAN'S BATTLE WITH HERCULES, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

The Maid of Might starred in the 13 page story, THE MYSTERIOUS SUPERGIRL, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the September or September/October 1960 cover date.

Since this episode features only a single comic book issue, the ads and other features of this issue are highlighted, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG. Also, Saturday's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is previewed.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1957: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN, SHOWCASE 10 (featuring SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE) and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 90!

In 2 Weeks" SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: SUPERMAN 140 & ACTION COMICS 269!

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 group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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/.

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!