Thursday, April 16, 2015

Episode 319 Part III: MegaCon 2015 Three Boys Productions Panel!

Terry Cronin of 3 Boys Productions!


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The 3 BOYS PRODUCTIONS PANEL was the second one I attended at MegaCon on Friday, April 10, 2015. Terry Cronin shared how the company got started, as well as the various multimedia projects 3 Boys Productions is involved in. For more information about them go to 3boysproductions.com.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015 PART IV: FUTURE BEAR'S MISSION BOOK PANEL!

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

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- 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!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Episode #319 Part II: MegaCon 2015: Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960 - 1990 Panel!

Panel Moderator Marc B. Lee!


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The first panel I attended, which began at 12:15 p. m. Friday afternoon, was the SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON panel, hosted by MegaCon staff member Marc B. Lee. He took the older members of the audience, like myself, on a trip down memory lane, and introduced the younger generations to the cartoons of yesteryear. He played the opening themes for many Saturday morning cartoons of the 1960's and 1970's from his laptop, which was not hooked up to the speakers in the panel room. Marc used a hand microphone, which he held next to his laptop speakers. The audio from these cartoon themes will not be as clear as the sound from the rest of the panel.

I was unable to find any ownership information on the classic Japanese Anime characters Kimba, Marine Boy or Speed Racer.

Popeye is ™ and © King Features Syndicate, Inc., a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation.

Super Chicken and George Of The Jungle are ™ and © the Bullwinkle Studios.

Schoolhouse Rock is ™ and © The Walt Disney Company.

Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Space Ghost, Moby Dick, Mightor, Shazzan, Wacky Races and Super Friends are ™ and © Warner Bros. Entertainment, a Time-Warner Company.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015 PART III: THE 3 BOYS PRODUCTIONS PANEL!

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!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Episode #319 Part I: MegaCon 2015 Preview!



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MegaCon 2015 will occur from Friday, April 10 - Sunday April 12, 2015 in halls A4 - B4 of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. I have covered the convention for this podcast beginning in 2010, and first attended MegaCon in 2005 & 2006 as a gift for my son, whose birthday was at the end of February, near the time the convention occurred those years.

In this preview episode I share some general information about MegaCon as well as some helpful tips for anyone planning to attend MegaCon, or any other convention, for the first time. The rest of the episode is a review of the schedule of panels I plan on attending, and covering for this podcast. This episode begins with MY PULL LIST segment as I review the March 2015 comic books I ordered from Discount Comic Book Service.

Because of my work schedule during the week after MegaCon, convention episodes will begin being posted the weekend of April 18 & 19, 2015.

After the MegaCon coverage we will return to our regularly scheduled journey through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with:

- SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 307!

- SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961: PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 115 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

- SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART I: SUPERMAN 166, PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

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!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Episode #318 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1961: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #50!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 50!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50, January 1961, was published around November 22, 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 have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE LORD OF OLSEN CASTLE (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This is the 59th Jerry Siegel Superman family story covered in this podcast,(the 119th he wrote up to the Superman stories we've covered in SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS up to the November 1963 cover date), and the 160th Siegel story we've covered so far on this podcast. Previously, he wrote two stories for SUPERBOY 86, January 1961, published around November 22, 1960: THE SUPER COWARD drawn by Al Plastino and THE ARMY OF LIVING KRYPTONITE MEN, drawn by George Papp.

- THE WEIRDEST ASTEROID IN SPACE (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

- THE SUPER-LIFE OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by Al Plastino.

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, 27 titles carried the January or January/February 1961 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered back in Episode 232 for the week of July 4, 2012.

Next Episode:  MEGACON 2015 PREVIEW!

After my MegaCon Episodes; SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 307! (I have to correct myself from last episode when I included SUPERMAN 166 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8. Those carry the January 1964 cover date and will be covered in about a month.)

On the following week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART I: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 115!

And the week after that: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23!

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!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Episode #318 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1961: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #22!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 22!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22, January 1961, was published on November 15, 1960 (7 years before my sister was born). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, 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 were drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- THE DAY SUPERMAN PROPOSED (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and The Comic Book Database credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, I will not be adding this story to Siegel's silver age total. This story was also reprinted in 80 PAGE GIANT 14, September 1965, published on July 15, 1965, for the cover price of 25¢.

- LOIS LANE'S X-RAY VISION (8 pgs.), writer was unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and The Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein as the writer of this story. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 85, an 80 Pg. Giant, cover dated September/October 1967, published on June 29, 1967.

- SWEETHEART OF ROBIN HOOD (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Robert Bernstein? as possibly the writer.

This episode also highlights the issue's ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

In 2 Weeks: MEGACON 2015 PREVIEW!

After our MegaCon coverage: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

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!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Episode #317 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1963: Action Comics #306!

Action Comics 306!


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ACTION COMICS 306, November 1963, was published on September 26, 1963 (one day before my third 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 12 page Superman story was titled, THE GREAT SUPERMAN IMPERSONATION, written by Robert Bernstein (although the Grand Comic Book Database puts a question mark by his name. In the episode I mistakenly said that it listed the writer as unknown). This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- The 14 page Supergirl story was titled, THE MAID OF DOOM, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1963 cover date.

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

Next Episode; SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

In 3 Weeks: MEGACON 2015 PREVIEW!

In 1 Month, after the MegaCon episodes; SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

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, March 14, 2015

Episode #317 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1963: Superman #165!

Superman 165!


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SUPERMAN 165, November 1963, was published around September 19, 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 George Klein. They were the art team for this issue's first of two stories, which have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS:SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- BEAUTY AND THE SUPER-BEAST (14 pgs, Part I was 7 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein. Part II was titled CIRCE'S SUPER-SLAVE.

- THE SWEETHEART SUPERMAN FORGOT (12 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN 222, December 1969/January 1970, published on October 7, 1969, and in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES. This story was Siegel's 46th silver age Superman story, and his 150th overall for the era, if my count is correct.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 306!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

In 1 Month: MEGACON 2015 PREVIEW!

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!