Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 6

This week I’m working crap-tons of overtime! So while I’m getting time and a half for a thankless task, and virtually no appreciation, please enjoy “Hyndla’s Poem” from Episode 108, “Thor’s Duel with Hrungnir” from Episode 144, “Odin and Billing’s Daughter” from Episode 153, and “Gylfi and Gefion” from Episode 171!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #371 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #78!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 78, July 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78, July 1964, was published on May 28, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (6:26) THE REVENGE OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (26:17) THE BABY THAT SAVED METROPOLIS (8 pgs.) written by Bill Finger and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (38:15) THE RETURN OF JIMMY OLSEN’S LOST LOVE (9 pgs.) written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 80th silver age Superman Family story, and his 11th overall for the era.

– (54:30) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the July or July/August 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (starring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
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!

Radio Free Asgard 289

It’s a filler episode! Obviously I got busy with something or another, so this week you get to hear me cover the first issue of Valhalla Mad from Image Comics! Some very familiar seeming godly types come to Earth to par-tay! Is it awesome, or just derivative? Find out this week!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 144: DC Comics. Batman, Dawnbreaker and Mixed Up Creative Teams

It’s a tight, just under 8 hour affair this week and it has it’s ups and downs and twist and turn for sure!  The end of Jokes and Riddles and the Gotham Resistance and the beginning of Eric Shea having no idea what creative teams are on what book! Enjoy…

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 371 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Action Comics #314!

Action Comics 314, July 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 314, July 1964, was published on May 28, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Sheldon Moldoff and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (6:27) THE DAY SUPERMAN BECAME THE FLASH (14 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in THE BEST OF DC 8.

– (25:22) The METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (32:30) SUPERGIRL’S TRAGIC ORDEAL (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

The final episode covering DC Comic’s July 1964 Superman Family titles will feature SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78! At the end of this episode the segment, ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where I will feature the other DC Comics titles which carried the July or July/August 1964 cover dates, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (featuring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51. At the end of this episode will be the next ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment.

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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
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!

Radio Free Asgard 288

This week it’s back to the Norse Mythology, as we cover “The Master Builder” as adapted by Neil Gaiman.

The Gods need a wall, and just like that, a master builder shows up to help them with their goal…. but the builder is not what he seems…

when it’s all done, it’s up to Loki to save the day!….

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 143: DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Tim Drake and the Devil’s Hand

Jim and Eric are joined by their pals and give you another long podcast.  Remember, be careful what you wish for, you may be dealt the Devil’s Hand…or some DOLLARIDOOS! Continue reading

My Comic Shop History 3.8: Acme Comics

Host Anthony Desiato finally reaches the famed Acme Comics in Greensboro, NC, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Anthony settles in for an epic conversation with the store’s manager, the one and only Jermaine Exum (aka Lord Retail), about Jermaine’s dual identity, his role at Acme, and inter-shop dynamics. This episode is Part 1 of a two-episode podcast crossover with Flat Squirrel Tales: Beyond My Comic Shop. To hear Part 2, be sure to tune in to Flat Squirrel Tales on 10.4.17!

My Comic Shop History Kickstarter Special

In this special bonus episode of My Comic Shop History, host Anthony Desiato announces the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for his next documentary film: MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY! The episode features conversations with Pat Callanan of Cave Comics (Newtown, CT) and Menachem Luchins of Escape Pod Comics (Long Island, NY) PLUS a special cameo appearance by Jermaine Exum, AKA Lord Retail, of Acme Comics (Greensboro, NC). The My Comic Shop Country Kickstarter runs from 9/20 through 10/20. Don’t be a flat squirrel!

My Comic Shop History 3.7: Comic Asylum and Interstellar Comics

Host Anthony Desiato ventures farther than ever before with a visit to a pair of very young California comic book stores: Comic Asylum in Palm Desert (ft. owner Chicks Halay-Ay) and Interstellar Comic Books and Collectibles in Palm Springs (ft. owner Adrian Cuevas). Anthony speaks with each about first-year growing pains, tourism, retailing in the desert, and more.

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #371 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #50!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 50, July 1964!

Download Episode 371 Part II!

Now that the ol’ Fortress Of Solitude has been tidied up after Hurricane Irma, we can get back on track with the podcast. The Fortress held up fine with no damage. We only had a lot of yard debris to clean up and were without power for a week.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, July 1964, was published on May 14, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and Kurt Schaffenberger drew the cover.

– (10:30) LOIS LANE’S PLOT AGAINST LANA LANG (9 pgs.), which was featured on the cover, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. The writer is unknown.

– (30:42) LOIS LANE’S LUCKIEST DAY (8 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist.

– (44:16) THE PROPHECY OF THE ORACLE BIRD (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

The episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where this time I review the comic books released in August 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

We will finish up the Superman and Superman Family titles which carried the July 1964 cover date with Part III: ACTION COMICS 314 and Part IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (starring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
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!

Radio Free Asgard 287

This week it’s a cold day in Hel as we cover Thor v2 #32, the 100 Page Monster! Well, 1/4 of the issue anyway… With Malekith seemingly having the upper hand, it’s up to Thor, Beta Ray Bill, Sif, and the rest to defeat Malekith and his icy minions!! It’s the most fun you can have other than watching your fridge defrost! Nuff said!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 142: DC Comics, Batman, Deathstroke and Crazy Letterers

Eric is back…and a little rusty.  Him and Jim get going with a crazy rant and rave section and then spend 8 hours trying to figure out when Letterers got so crazy. Continue reading

Radio Free Asgard 286

This week it’s an all-action issue as Malekith’s invasion of Asgard hits a snag… a little snag called Thor, The Warriors Three, and Beta Ray Bill!

We have elves riding dogs, not to mention winter in a box, so what do I comment on? Bad pizza physics!

Radio Free Asgard 285

We’re back! This week we’re covering Thor v2 #30! It’s the return (again??) of Malekith, his pixie friends, Beta Ray Bill (aka Bill-ric of Melnibone), some forced cross-over nonsense, and some great art by Andy Kubert! Nuff said!