Thursday, June 21, 2012

Episode #231: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1957: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #25!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #25!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 25, December 1957, was published around October 15, 1957. 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. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker Ray Burnley. These stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- THE SECRET OF THE SUPERMAN DUMMIES

- THE SECOND SUPERBOY

- THE DAY THERE WAS NO JIMMY OLSEN

Also highlighted in this episode were the other features in this issue, and my Father's Day weekend.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 33 titles carried the December or December 1957/January 1958 cover date. Click here to learn more about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in comic books, at Bill Jourdain's website, GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1961: SUPERMAN 142 & ACTION COMICS 272!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED January/February 1958: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 92!

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, June 14, 2012

Episode #230: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1960: Action Comics #271!

Action Comics #271!



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For this 250th individual episode, the featured Superman issue is ACTION COMICS 271, December 1960, published around October 27, 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 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled VOYAGE TO DIMENSION X, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, SUPERGIRL'S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Supergirl's 32nd story, and Siegel's 31st silver age Superman Family story (50th overall silver age story).

Before this story, Siegel also wrote THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION for SUPERBOY 85 and ALIAS CHIP O'DOOLE for SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49, both with the December 1960 cover date.

Also featured in this issue is the METROPOLIS MAILBAG.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the December 1960 or December 1960/January 1961 cover date.

Click here to learn more about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in comic books, at Bill Jourdain's website, GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS.

Click here to listen to Michael Bradley's interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of BOYS OF STEEL, about Superman's creators, and BILL THE BOY WONDER, about Batman's uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1957: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 25!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1961: SUPERMAN 142 & ACTION COMICS 272!

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, June 8, 2012

Episode #229: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November/December 1957: World's Finest Comics #91!

World's Finest Comics #91!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 91, November/December 1957, was published around September 26, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

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

Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story, THE CHAIN LETTER ARROWS, written by France E. Herron and drawn by George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the 6 page story, THE TELLER OF TALL TALES, written by Dave Wood and drawn by Bob Brown.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 35 titles carried the November or November/December 1957 cover date.

Next Episode: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960: ACTION COMICS 271!

In 2 Weeks: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1957: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 25!

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, June 1, 2012

Episode #228: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated November 1960: Superman #141 & Action Comics #270!

Superman #141 & Action Comics #270!



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SUPERMAN 141, November 1960, was published around September 15, 1960. It contained 32 pages for a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

SUPERMAN'S RETURN TO KRYPTON (A GREAT 3-PART NOVEL) was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

The three parts were titled:

- SUPERMAN MEETS JOR-ELAND LARA (9 pgs.)

- SUPERMAN'S KRYPTON ROMANCE (9 pgs.)

- THE SURPRISE OF FATE (8 pgs.)

This was Siegel's 19th silver age Superman story, and 47th overall during this era. Previously, he wrote THE DUEL FOR EARTH for ADVENTURE COMICS 277, October 1960, his 28th silver age Superman Family story.

If you're interested in listening to another podcaster and Superman fan discuss this story, listen to Scott Gardner, host of the TWO TRUE FREAKS PODCAST, in his episode, BACK TO THE BINS PRESENTS: I'VE GOT A FEW THINGS TO SAY ABOUT SUPERMAN - EPISODE 3!

ACTION COMICS 270, November 1960, was published on September 29, 1960, two days after I was born. 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 10 page Superman story was titled THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS (called SUPERMAN'S OLD AGE on the cover), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. It was reprinted in 80 PAGE GIANT 1, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, SUPERGIRL'S BUSIEST DAY, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. This was his 29th silver age Superman Family story.

To hear to me discuss all of the Superman titles which were published on the month I was born, listen to EPISODE 148: IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1960 cover dates.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1957: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 91!

In 2 Weeks SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960: ACTION COMICS 271!

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!