Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Episode 316 Part I: Superman Family Comic Cover Dated December 1960: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #49!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 49!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49, December 1960, was published on October 6, 1960. 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. It featured the issue's second of three stories. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- JIMMY'S GORILLA IDENTITY (11 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This was Jimmy's 14th transformation, and his second as a gorilla (after issue 24, covered in Episode 227 for the week of Wednesday, May 23, 2012).

- THE FAT BOY OF METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was Olsen's 15th transformation, also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

- ALIAS, CHIP O'DOOLE (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 95 (80 Pg. Giant), August/September 1966, published on June 14, 1966.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 14!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 165!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 306!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22!

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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!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Episode #315 Part II: Superman Comic Cover Dated Oct 1963: Action Comics #305!

Action Comics 305!


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ACTION COMICS 305, October 1963, was published around August 29, 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 on the Superman story in this issue.

- WHY SUPERMAN NEEDS A SECRET IDENTITY (14 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol.. IV.

- THE GIRL WHO HATED SUPERGIRL (11 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney, According to the Grand Comic Book Database, John Forte also inked some of the panels in this story.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the October or October/November 1963 cover date, thanks to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 114!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 165!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 306!

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

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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 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!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Episode #315 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1963: Superman #164!

Superman 164!


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SUPERMAN 164, October 1963, was published on August 1, 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 (who also were the art team for both stories in this issue).

- THE SHOWDOWN BETWEEN LUTHOR AND SUPERMAN (17 pgs.) was written by Edmond Hamilton. Part I was 8 pages long and Part II, titled THE SUPER-DUEL, was 9 pages long. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. I and SUPERMAN VS. LUTHOR.

- THE FUGITIVE FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE (8 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com. The Grand Comic Book Database and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV credit writer Jerry Siegel and artist Al Plastino for this story.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 114!

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!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Episode #314 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1960: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #21!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 21!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21, November 1960, was published on September 22, 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 and Kurt Schaffenberger. It featured the issue's second and final story. Both stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. Kurt Schaffenberger drew both stories.

- DOLLS OF DOOM (17 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as unknown. Kurt Schaffenber drew the story, which has been reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR.
   - Part I was titled THE LOIS LANE DOLL (9 pgs.).
   - Part II was titled TRAPPED IN KANDOR (8 pgs.).

- THE BATTLE BETWEEN SUPER-LOIS AND SUPER-LANA (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.com, while Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as unknown. This was Siegel's 103rd silver age Superman Family story, and his 149th of this era.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

During my introduction to this episode I also review the book, AGES OF HEROES ERAS OF MEN, edited by Julian Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and also available at Amazon.com.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the November or November/December 1960 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 228 for the week of Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 114!

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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Episode #314 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1960: World's Finest Comics 113!

World's Finest Comics 113!




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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113, November 1960, was published around September 1, 1960.  It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 13 page Superman / Batman story was titled, BAT-MITE MEETS MR. MXYZPTLK, which was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Databasecomicbookdb.com only lists the inker, which it credits as Charles Paris. This story has been reprinted in BATMAN FROM THE 30'S TO THE 70'S, WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS; WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the 6 page story titled, THE AMAZING MISS ARROWETTE, written by Dave Wood and drawn by lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, JOURNEY TO 1960, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 114!

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!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Episode #313: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1963: Action Comics #304!

Action Comics 304!



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ACTION COMICS 304, September 1963, was published around July 25, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. It featured the Superman story in this issue.

- Superman starred in the 12 page story titled, THE INTERPLANETARY OLYMPICS, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl fought THE MAID OF MENACE. This 13 page story was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the September or September/October 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

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!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Episode #312 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1960: Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen #48!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 48!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48, October 1960, was published around August 16, 1960. 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. It featured the issue's third and final story. All three stories were pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE STORY OF CAMP SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown.

- THE DISGUISES OF DANGER (8 pgs.), writer unknown.

- THE MYSTERY OF THE TINY SUPERMEN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story featured the first appearance of the Superman Emergency Squad.

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

Elsewhere in DC  Comics, 31 titles  carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date, and was covered in Episode 226, for the week of Wednesday, May 16, 2014.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

In  2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

January 7, 2015 would have been the 125th birthday of the founder of DC Comics, Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson. To learn more about the Major, check this website about him, as well as this blog post about him written by Gerard Jones. He is writing a biography about the Major, along with the Major's granddaughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. She will be attending Pulp Adventurecon on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

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!