Sunday, December 4, 2016

Episode #358 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #42!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #42, July 1963!



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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 42, July 1963, was published on May 9, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It featured the issue's third and final story, all three of which were also drawn by him.

- THE GIRL WHO DESTROYED ATLANTIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman.

- THE MONKEY'S PAW (7 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won't count this towards his silver age production.

- THE ROMANCE OF SUPER BABY AND BABY LOIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES and LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1963: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 135 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


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 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!

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Episode #357 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1963: World's Finest Comics #134!

World's Finest Comics 134, June 1963!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 134, June 1963, was published on April 18, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Jim Mooney, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit penciller Dick Dillon and inker Sheldon Moldoff. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

- The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE BAND OF SUPER-VILLAINS, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol.. II.

- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story, THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING INVENTORS, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41, PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!


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 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!

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Episode #357 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1963: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #69!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 69, June 1963!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 69, June 1963, was published on April 4, 1963. 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 possibly lettered by Joe Letterese. It featured the issue's first of two stories.

- THE DYNAMIC DUO OF KANDOR (18 pgs., which was also the title of the nine page first part) was written by Edmond hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 140, August/September 1971, published on January 3, 1971. It was a 64 Pg. Giant with the cover price of a quarter. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN; THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR.

- Part II: THE SUPER-SHOWDOWN IN KANDOR (9 pgs.)

- JIMMY OLSEN'S VIKING PRINCESS (8 pgs.), written by leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 122, August/September 1969, published on June 19, 1969. It was a 64-Pg. Giant for the cover price of 12¢.

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 JUNE 1963 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 134!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 42, PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!


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 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, November 13, 2016

Episode #356 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #41!


Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 41, May 1963!



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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41, May 1963, was published on March 29, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Gaspar Saladino and Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue's third and final story.

- THE DEVIL AND LOIS LANE (10 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Leo Dorfman. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86, September/October 1968, published on July 11, 1968. It was an 80-Pg. Giant with the cover price of a quarter.

- THE SUPER-SUITOR OF SOOMAR (8 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

- SUPERMAN'S ROMANCE WITH LANA LANE (8 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won't count this story toward Jerry's silver age production.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 69 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 134!


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 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, November 6, 2016

Episode #356 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: World's Finest Comics #133!

World's Finest Comics 133, May 1963!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 133, May 1963, was published on March 7, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the story was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker. The Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon and Sheldon Moldoff as the artists, without designating between penciller and inker.

- The thirteen page Superman/Batman story was titled THE BEAST OF THE SUPERNATURAL, written by Bill Finger. Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the artist, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits him as the penciller, and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, AQUAMAN'S NEW PARTNER -- AQUA-GIRL, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

- The six page Green Arrow and Speedy story was titled, THE THING IN THE ARROWCAVE, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW VOL. I.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 69 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 134!


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 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, November 5, 2016

Episode #355 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #68!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 68, April 1963!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 68, April 1963, was published on February 21, 1963 (on my Grandmother's 53rd birthday). 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.

- THE HUMAN METAL EATER (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database. The Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit I won't count this story toward Siegel's silver age production. John Forte was the artist.

- THE RICHEST BOY IN METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- THE HELMET OF HATE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was his 72nd silver age Superman Family story, and his 117th overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 113, August/ September 1968, published on June 11, 1958. It was an 80-Pg. Giant for the cover price of a quarter.

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 29 titles carried the April or April/May 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 304 Part II for the week of Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1963: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 133 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41!

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 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, November 4, 2016

Episode #355 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #40!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 40, April 1963!



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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 40, April 1963, was published in February 14, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist for all three stories in this issue. This cover featured the issue's first story. Ira Schnapp was the letterer on this cover.

- LOIS LANE, HAG (10 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer. 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¢.

- LOIS LANE, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writing credit, we won't count this story toward Jerry Siegel's silver age production.

- THE LANA LANG OF 500 B. C. (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer.

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

The episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where this time I review the comic books cover dated November 2016, which were published in September.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 68!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1963: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 133 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41!


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 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!