Thursday, August 10, 2017

Episode #369 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1964: World's Finest Comics #141!

World's Finest Comics 141, May 1964!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 141, May 1964, published on March 12, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This issue marks Mort Weisinger's first issue as series editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

- The 17 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE OLSEN-ROBIN TEAM VERSUS THE SUPERMAN-BATMAN TEAM. Part I was eight pages long. The writer was Edmund Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 225, September/October 1974, published on June 18, 1974. (I mistakenly said 1975 during the recording.) It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. It was also reprinted in EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS 1, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN THE BOY WONDER, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II and DC UNIVERSE: SECRET ORIGINS.

- Part II: THE VENGEANCE OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (9 pgs.).

- THE IRRESISTIBLE LOIS LANE, writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 29, November 1961, published on September 21, 1961 (six days before my first birthday). This story would also be reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 171, June/July 1975, published on March 11, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢.

Also highlighted in the episode are the ads and other features, including the COMING SUPER ATTRACTIONS column. Among other things it solicited ideas for the name of an upcoming letters column for this series. If you're like me and know the name of that letter column, comment on this episode or send an e-mail, and you'll be immortalized on the internet when I read your names on the episode when we cover the first WORLD'S FINEST COMICS letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 142!

If you're interested in a podcast interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, son of Mort Weisinger, listen to Episode 111 of the Superman Forever Podcast, hosted by Bob Fisher.


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Episode #368 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1964: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #76!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 76, April 1964!



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This 500TH individual episode features SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76, April 1964, published on February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son's birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

- ELASTIC LAD AND HIS LEGION ROMANCES (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel's 79th silver age Superman Family story, and his 124th overall for the era. The story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 503, September 1983, published on June 2, 1983. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This issue was also the final issue of the series, which began as NEW COMICS, cover dated December 1935, published around November 2, 1935. It was the second series published by the company that would become DC Comics as we know it today, after NEW FUN COMICS 1, cover date February 1935, published on January 11, 1935.

- THE DEATH MARCH (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164 (which continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen's title), the April/May 1974 issue, published on January 24, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.

- THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN'S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 141 (Mort Weisinger's first issue as editor) & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Thank you for listening to these 500 episodes of THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, and here's to 500 more!


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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"Plans in Motion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

And don't forget to take care of each other out there!