Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode #304 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Action Comics #300!

Action Comics 300!

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ACTION COMICS 300, May 1963, was published on March 28, 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. This cover also served as the cover to the edition it was reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- The Man of Steel starred in the fourteen page story titled, SUPERMAN UNDER THE RED SUN, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

- Supergirl starred in the eleven page story titled, THE RETURN OF SUPER-HORSE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has also been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter 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 week we will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960, Part I featuring SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II highlighting SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

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, October 14, 2014

Episode #304 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Superman #161!

Superman 161!


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SUPERMAN 161, May 1963, was published around March 21, 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. It featured the issue's second and final story, and both stories have been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- THE LAST DAYS OF MA AND PA KENT (13 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has also been reprinted in, SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES. It also carried the subtitle of AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN, which was the 17th such tale about the Man of Steel, if my count is right.

- SUPERMAN GOES TO WAR (12 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, along with an e-mail from a listener.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1960 PART II: ACTION COMICS 300!

Next week we will feature the Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated July 1960, Part I featuring, SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II highlighting, SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

In three weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

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, October 9, 2014

Episode #303 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1960: World's Finest Comics #110!

World's Finest Comics 110!

 

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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 110, June 1960, was published on April 19, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

- THE ALIEN WHO DOOMED ROBIN (12 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. I.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the seven page story, THE ROBOT RAIDERS, writer unknown, drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and his sidekick Speedy were featured in the seven page story, THE SINISTER SPECTRUM MAN, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias, and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

During this episode I failed to mention that 28 titles carried the June or June/July 1960 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, which was covered back in Episode 215 for the week of January 25, 2012.

Next week, we will feature the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963: Part I featuring SUPERMAN 161 and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

The following week, the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960 will be highlighted: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

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, October 7, 2014

Episode #303 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1960: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #45!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 45!


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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 45, April 7, 2014, was published on April 7, 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 issues first story (and reminded me of the cover to SUPERMAN 123, August 1958, which featured the very first Supergirl story. That story was covered back in Episode 123 for the week of Wednesday, March 2, 2011). All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. The art team for all three stories was penciller Curt Swan and inker John Forte.

- TOM BAKER, POWER LAD (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder.

- THE GUNSMOKE KID (9 pgs.), writer unknown.

- THE ANIMAL MASTER OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer Robert Bernstein.

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

I also feature the latest comic books that were on MY PULL LIST.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1960 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 110!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 161, PART II: ACTION COMICS 300!

Afterwards we will return to the Superman Family Comic Books, this time cover dated July 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

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, September 28, 2014

Episode #302 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963: Action Comics #299!

Action Comics 299!


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ACTION COMICS 299, April 1963, was published on February 28, 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. It featured the Supergirl story in the back of the issue, and was her 9th appearance on the cover of ACTION, and 10th including her solo appearance on the cover of Superman (I misspoke and said that it was her 14th cover appearance, misreading my checklist).

- The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, THE STORY OF SUPERMAN'S EXPERIMENTAL ROBOTS, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has also been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV. It was also Siegel's 45th silver age Superman story, and his 137th overall for the era. Previously he wrote, THE HELMET OF HATE for SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 68, April 1963, which was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- The 12 page Supergirl story was titled, THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF SUPERBABY II, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

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

The next two episodes will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960, Part I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Then we will return to the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963, Part I: SUPERMAN 161, and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

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, September 24, 2014

Episode #302 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963 Part I: Superman #160!

Superman 160!


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SUPERMAN 160, April 1963 (I misspoke during the recording and said the cover date was April 1960), was published around February 7, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, featuring the two part story which began the issue. Both stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- WHEN SUPERMAN LOST HIS POWERS was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.

   - Part I: THE MORTAL SUPERMAN (8 pgs.)

   - Part II: THE CAGE OF DOOM (8 pgs.)

- THE SUPER - COP OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Curt Swan, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was Siegel's 44th silver age superman story, and his 135th overall for the era.

Between SUPERMAN issues 157 - 160, he wrote 10 stories:

- SUN BOY'S LOST POWERS, published in ADVENTURE COMICS 302, November 1962, published on September 27, 1962 and drawn by John Forte.

Siegel wrote two stories for SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65, December 1962, both drawn by the art team of penciller Curt Swan and inker George Klein:

   - THE ALIEN JIMMY OLSEN FAN CLUB

   - THE HUMAN PORCUPINE

- THE FANTASTIC SPY for ADVENTURE COMICS 303, December 1962, drawn by John Forte.

Jerry Siegel wrote two stories for SUPERBOY 102, January 1963:

   - THE AMAZING TOTS OF SMALLVILLE, drawn by Al Plastino.

   - THE SECRET OF KRYPTON'S SCARLET JUNGLE, drawn by George Papp.

Siegel wrote all three stories for ADVENTURE COMICS 304, January 1963:

   - THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND SUPERBOY, drawn by George papp.

   John Forte drew the other two stories in this issue:

   - THE STOLEN SUPER POWERS

   - THE SECRET OF THE MYSTERY LEGIONNAIRE.

- SUPER LUCY LANE for SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 67, March 1963, drawn by John Forte.

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

Next Episode; SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 299!

After that episode I will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated June 1960, Part I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 45, and Part II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 110!

Then we will return to the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963, Part I: SUPERMAN 160, and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

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!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Episode #301 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1960: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #17!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 17!


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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17, May 1960, was published on March 24, 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. It featured the issue's second story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. IV.

- THE GIRL THAT ALMOST MARRIED CLARK KENT (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. All sources agree on the artist, the classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

- LANA LANG, SUPERWOMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, but Jerry Siegel was credited as the writer, according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.com. Because there is some discrepancy about the writer credit, I won't credit this story toward Jerry Siegel's total of silver age stories. This story was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT #3 (1964, published with the DC comic books cover dated September 1964, and had the cover price of a quarter.

- HOW LOIS LANE GOT HER JOB (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. The subtitle for this story was THE FIRST UNTOLD STORY OF LOIS LANE. It has also been reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1960 cover date, which were covered back in Episode 213, for the week of January 11, 2013.

The next issues featured will be the Superman comic books cover dated April 1963. Part I will highlight SUPERMAN 160 and Part II will focus on ACTION COMICS 299!

Then we will return to the Superman Family comic books cover dated June 1960: Part I featuring SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 45, and Part II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 110!

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!