Saturday, July 25, 2015

Episode #324 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: Superman #167!

Superman 167, February 1964!



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SUPERMAN 167, February 1964, was published on December 19, 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 George Klein, from a cover concept by future Superman writer Cary Bates.

- THE LUTHOR - BRAINIAC TEAM (27 pages), was written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 245, December 1971, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II & SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC.

- Part I: THE DEADLY DUO (9 pgs.)

- Part II: THE DOWNFALL OF SUPERMAN (9 pgs.)

- Part III: THE HOUR OF KANDOR'S VENGEANCE (9 pgs.)

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG, which begins with an explanation about the change in Brainiac's origin.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964 PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

Following episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

We return to the Superman titles with: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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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!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Episode #323 Part II: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated March 1961: World's Finest Comics #116!

World's Finest Comics 116, March 1961!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116, March 1961, was published around January 17, 1961. It contained 32 pages, STILL for the cover price of a dime, which meant that it wouldn't be for much longer. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike's Amazing World Of Comics credited Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed John Forte as the inker, and the Comic Book Database gave the inker nod to George Klein.

- The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CREATURE FROM BEYOND, written by Jerry Coleman and pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike's Amazing World Of Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database list Stan Kaye as the inker, while the Comic Book Database credits George Klein.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, DATELINE: OUTER SPACE, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the 6 page story titled, THE APE ARCHER, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 27 titles carried the March or March/April 1961 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics. These issues were covered at the end of Episode 238, for the week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Next Episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964; PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

Then we will return to: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, July 19, 2015

Episode #323 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1961: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #51!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 51, March 1961!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51, March 1961, was published around January 5, 1961. It contained 32 pages, STILL for the cover price of 10¢ (which meant that it wouldn't be for much longer). The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue's second of the issue's three stories. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- JIMMY OLSEN'S 1000TH SCOOP (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

- THE GIRL WITH GREEN HAIR (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database credits George Klein as the inker. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

- THE DREAM DETECTIVE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed Robert Bernstein as the author. The Comic Book Database had no creator credits for this story.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

Featured next will be: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

We will return to the Superman Family titles with: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, July 4, 2015

Episode #322 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1964: Action Comics #308!

Action Comics 308, January 1964!



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ACTION COMICS 308, January 1964, was published on November 27, 1963 (one day before my Mother's 25th birthday). 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 George Klein.

- The story featuring the Man Of Steel was titled, SUPERMAN MEETS THE GOLIATH - HERCULES (14 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl starred in the 12 pg. story titled, THE SUPER-TOT FROM NOWHERE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

This episode begins with MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books published in April, which I received from the Discount Comic Book Service. I also list the May and June 2015 titles I received in later shipments, which will be reviewed during future episodes.

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

The next episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

Then we will return to the Superman titles with: THE SUPERMAN TITLES COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

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,
- The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
- The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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, June 20, 2015

Episode #322 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1964: Superman Annual #8!

Superman Annual 8!



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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8, Winter 1964, was released along with the DC Comics' titles cover dated January 1964, on November 21, 1963. It contained 80 pages for a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- WHEN LOIS LANE FIRST SUSPECTED CLARK WAS SUPERMAN (AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN) (8 pgs.), was the 7th Untold Tale. It was originally published in SUPERMAN 135, February 1960, and first covered back in Episode 206 for the week of November 23, 2011. Jerry Siegel was the writer and the art was done by penciller Curt Swan and inker Stan Kaye.

- SUPERBOY'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (8 pgs.), was first published in SUPERBOY 75, September 1959 and written by Otto Binder with art done by George Papp.

- THE AMAZING SUPERMAN JUNIOR (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6, January 1959, and first covered back in Episode 260 for the week of February 20, 2013. This story was written by Jerry Coleman, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

- MXYZPTLK'S FIRST PRANK (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960. In that issue it carried the title, THE GHOST OF JOR-EL. This story was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp, subtitled AN UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERBOY (the 13th Untold Tale). It was Siegel's 58th silver age Superman Family story covered in this podcast, and the 100th for the era.

- THE UNTOLD TALE OF RED KRYPTONITE (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN 139, August 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, originally covered back in Episode 220. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

- PRISONER OF THE SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 267, December 1959. It was subtitled :AN UNTOLD TALE OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (the 19th Untold Tale of Superman). This story was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp.

- THE RAINBOW CLARK KENT (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 3, July/August 1958. In that issue the story was titled THE RAINBOW SUPERMAN. This story was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was originally covered in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

- THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN'S SUPER-COSTUME (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960. It was subtitled AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERBOY (the 15th Untold Tale of Superman). The writer of this story is unknown and the art was drawn by John Sikela.

- KRYPTON'S FIRST SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958. In that issue, it was Part III of THE GIRL OF STEEL, titled SUPERMAN'S RETURN TO KRYPTON (and which I mistakenly refer to it as during the recording of this episode). Otto Binder wrote this story, and the art was done by penciller Dick Sprang and inker Stan Kaye.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

After that we will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1961: PART I SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51 & PART II WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

Then we will return to : THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I SUPERMAN 167 & PART II ACTION COMICS 309!

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:
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- 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!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Episode #322 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1964: Superman #166!

Superman 166!



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SUPERMAN 166, January 1964, was published on November 7, 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 George Klein. They were also the art team for the story in this issue.

The 26 page story was titled THE FANTASTIC STORY OF SUPERMAN'S SONS, written by Edmond Hamilton. This 6th Imaginary Story covered in this podcast was reprinted in SUPERMAN 222, December 1969/January 1970, published on October 7, 1969. It was a 60 Pg. Giant (G-66) with a cover price of 25¢. This story has also been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV and DC'S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES.

- Part I: JOR-EL II AND KAL-EL II (9 pgs.)

- Part II: THE NEW NIGHTWING AND FLAMEBIRD (8 pgs.)

- Part III: KAL-EL'S MISSION TO KRYPTON (9 pgs.)

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 116!

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!