Sunday, July 24, 2016

Episode #346 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1962: Giant Lois Lane Annual #1!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 1, Summer 1962 (July 1962)!



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GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1, Summer 1962, was published with the DC comic books cover dated June 1962, and released on July 7, 1962. (I may have said June 1962.) It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

- SUPERBOY MEETS LOIS LANE (12 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 261, June 1959, published on April 30, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 7, September/October 1980, published on June 12, 1980. It contained 96 pages for the cover price of 95¢. This story was originally covered back in Episode 176, for the week of Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

- THE LEOPARD GIRL OF THE JUNGLE (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11, August 1959, published on June 25, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. It was originally covered in Episode 281, for the week of Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

- LOIS LANE'S SUPER DREAM (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was also drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It was originally published in SUPERMAN 125, November 1958, originally published around September 18, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was originally covered in Episode 176, for the week of Wednesday, April 11, 2011.

- LIEUTENANT LOIS LANE, U. S. ARMY (9 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6, January 1959, published around November 13, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. This story was first covered in Episode 260, for the week of Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

- THE MERMAID FROM METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist, and this story was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I. It was originally covered in Episode 285 Part I, for the week of Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

- LOIS LANE ... TRAITOR (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database. The artist was John Forte. It was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24, April 1961, on February 9, 1961, containing 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.  This story was first covered in Episode 325 Part I, for the week of Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

- THE CRY-BABY OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, published on May 14, 1959, containing 32 pages for the cover price of a dime.. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. This story was originally covered back in Episode 279 for the week of Wednesday, September 4, 2013. (In the recording I said it was for the week of August 28, 2013.)

- THE MAN WHO WAS CLARK KENT'S DOUBLE  (8 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Jerry Coleman, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It was originally published in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 3, July/August 1958, published around May 22, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was originally covered in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

- SUPERMAN'S FUTURE WIFE (8 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, was originally published in SUPERMAN 131, August 1959, published on June 18, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 194 for the week of Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 280 for the week of Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 127 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 35!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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 16, 2016

Episode #346 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1962: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #62!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 62, July 1962!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 62, July 1962, was published on May 24, 1962. 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 issue's first of three stories.

- SUPERMAN'S PHANTOM PAL (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 178, August/September 1976, published on May 6, 1976. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was also reprinted in TALES OF THE PHANTOM ZONE.

- JIMMY'S DUEL WITH GOLIATH (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by John Forte. This story has not been reprinted.

- JIMMY'S ROBOT SLAVE (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has not been reprinted.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JULY 1962 PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1!

- SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 127 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 35!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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!

Episode #346 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1962: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #34!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 34, July 1962!



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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 34, July 1962, was published on May 15, 1962. it contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who also drew both stories in this issue, and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

- THE WIFE OF SUPERMAN'S FOE (17 pgs.), writer unknown, was reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86, September/October 1968, published on July 11, 1968. It was an 80 Pg. Giant for 25¢.

   - Part I: THE BRIDE OF LUTHOR (8 pgs.)

   - Part II: THE SON OF LUTHOR (9 pgs.)

- LOIS LANE, MILLIONAIRESS (9 pgs.), writer unknown; this story has not been reprinted.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 62 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1!

- SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 127 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 35!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Episode #345 Part II: Superman Family Comic Cover Dated June 1962: World's Finest Comics #126!

World's Finest Comics 126, June 1962!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126, June 1962, was published on April 19, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to  Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database.com credit Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker, and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

- Superman and Batman starred in the 13 page story, THE NEGATIVE SUPERMAN, written by Ed Herron, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, AQUAMAN'S SUPER SEA CIRCUS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Nick Cardy. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.

- Green Arrow and Speedy headlined the six page story, DUPE OF THE DECOY BANDITS, writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly Dave Wood (?). Lee Elias was the artist, and this story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

This episode also highlights the ads and other features in this issue.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1962 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 34, PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 62 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1!


The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Episode #345 Part I: Superman Family Comic Cover Dated June 1962: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #61!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 61, June 1962!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61, June 1962, was published around April 5, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue's third and final story.

- JIMMY OLSEN, COWARD (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has not been reprinted.

- OLSEN THE ROUGHNECK (8 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by John Forte. This story has not been reprinted.

- JIMMY OLSEN'S WILDEST ADVENTURES (9 pgs.), written by Bill Finger and drawn by John Forte.

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

The episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the July 2016 comic books released in May 2016, which I received from the Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1962 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

- SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 34, PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 62 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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 25, 2016

Episode #343 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1962: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #33!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 33, May 1962!



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With our coverage of MegaCon 2016 over, we step back to finish our look at the Superman Family comic books cover dated May 1962, this time featuring SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33. 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. It featured the issue's first story.

- THE PHANTOM LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database lists Jerry Siegel? as the possible writer. Since there is some disagreement with the writer credit, we won't credit it towards Siegel's silver age production. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, and was reprinted in SUPERMAN: TALES FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE.

- THE CANDID CAMERA KID (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Jerry Coleman (?) as the possible writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger.

- LOIS LANE, SLAVE GIRL (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 95, September/October 1969, published on July 8, 1969. It was a 64 Pg. Giant for the cover price of 25¢.

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

This episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the June 2016 comic books, published in April, from the Discount Comic Book Service.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1962 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 276, for the week of Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Next: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Episode #344 Part IX: MegaCon 2016 Wrap Up!

Good Bye, MegaCon 2016!



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This is the 450th individual episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST! It concludes my coverage of MEGACON 2016. I cover the highlights of the weekend of Thursday, May 26 - Sunday, May 29, 2016, including reviews of some comic books I bought:

- (9:29) ANGEL FALLING, written by Jeffrey Kaufman, pencilled by Kevin West, inked by Mark McKenna, Bob Wiacek, Jack Purcell and Kevin Yates, colored by Tom Chu and Pete Pantazis and lettered by John Hunt, produced by Big City Comics.

- (14:29) EVIE DUNN'S FETCH: AN ODYSSEY Part 1: OLYMPUS OR BUST, written by Evie Dunn, scripted by Martin Dunn, Aly Dunn and Brie Tart, pencilled by Dee Fish, inked by Martin Dunn, colored by Gab Contreas and Dustin Orazi, published by CAE Studios.

During the recording I mention that MegaCon's facebook page gives the 2017 convention was scheduled for May 25 - May 28, 2016, but it wasn't from MegaCon's official facebook page. MegaCon's website hasn't posted official dates yet, so check the website in the future for more details.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

Followed by: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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!