Weird Science DC Comics Spotlight: Batman #427 (1988) – Death of Jason Todd

This week Main Podcast is PATREON EXCLUSIVE Ep 230: Annuals Week, Doomsday Clock, Last Knight on Earth and White Castle only on Patreon (HERE) so for the Spotlight this week, I figured we would highlight another show we do each month on Patreon and that’s the Back Issues Podcast.  Each Month (for DC and Marvel BTW), we review an issue from the past and way back on September 23, 2018 we talked about Batman #427.  That was also the week when Heroes in Crisis debuted and we end up talking about that a bit as well.  So, I hope you enjoy what you hear and check us out on our Patreon!

Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast EP 84: X-FORCE, AMAZING & SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN AND MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL

Marvel Comics Reviewed and Timestamps: Intro (0:00), X-Force #8 (27:58), Mail #1 (27:58), Amazing Spider-Man #22 (46:04), Superior Spider-Man #6 (1:02:47), Mail #2 (1:21:37), Magnificent Ms. Marvel #3 (1:29:59)

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #390 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1965: World’s Finest Comics #154!

World’s Finest Comics 154, December 1965!

Download Episode 390 Part IV! 

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154, December 1965, was published on October 28, 1965. 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.


– (4:18) I review THE CAPED CRUSADE: BATMAN AND THE RISE OF NERD CULTURE by Glen Weldon, published by Simon & Shuster in 2016.


– (8:05) THE SONS OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (16 pgs. divided into two eight page parts), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton as the writer. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.


– (21:02) Part II: THE JUNIOR SUPER-TEAM


– (42:37) The CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.


– (50:11) The third Editors’ Roundtable story reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS starred Green Arrow and Speedy in THE GREEN ARROW’S MYSTERY PUPIL (7 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Ed Herron as the writer. The artist was Lee Elias. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 259, April 1959, released on February 26, 1959.


– (55:00) Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the December or December 1965/January 1966 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (80 Pg. Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!


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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #390 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1965: Action Comics #331!

Action Comics 331, December 1965!

Download Episode 390 Part III!


ACTION COMICS 331, December 1965, was published on October 28, 1965. 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.

– (7:05) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, which carried the June 1965 cover date that were released during the month of April. I reviewed them in the order in which I read them.

– (14:45) CLARK KENT’S MASQUERADE AS SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in BEST OF DC 6, July/August 1980, released on April 10, 1980. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢.

(34:16) OPERATION SATAN (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was reprinted in SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS.

– (51:09) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


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


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965 PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154, including ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, featuring the other DC Comics titles which carried the December 1965, or December 1965/January 1966 cover date.


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (an 80 Page Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!


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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #390 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1965: The Brave And The Bold #63!

The Brave And The Bold 63, December 1965/January 1966!

Download Episode 390 Part II! 

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63, December 1965/January 1966, was published on October 21, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. George Kashdan was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by John Rosenberger, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. But according to the Grand Comic Book Database, Jim Mooney was the artist. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the inker. I also share a brief history of this title, including its evolution into a Batman team-up book, with DC superheroes other than Superman.


– (3:03) A review of the book, LIVING LIFE INSIDE THE LINES: TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ANIMATION, written by Martha Sigall and published by University Press Of Mississippi in 2005.


– (10:14) Part I of the story, THE REVOLT OF THE SUPER-CHICKS (25 pages divided into three parts), written by Bob Haney, pencilled by John Rosenberger and inked by Win Mortimer, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits John Rosenberger as both penciller and inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– (25:43) Part II


– (36:45) Part III


– (52:03) SOME UNSUNG HEROINES, writer unknown, about female heroes of American history, like Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in the United States, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, both crusaders for women’s right to vote.


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


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I:SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (an 80 Page Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #390 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1965: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #89!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 89, December 1965!

Download Episode 390 Part 1! 

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, December 1965, was published on October 14, 1965.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.


– (3:52) I review THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES, written by James Daily, J.D. and Ryan Davidson, J.D., two practicing attorneys and comic book fans who look at the world of superheroes through the lens of our real world legal system. Gotham Books was the publisher, and the book was first released in 2012. I would recommend you pick up this book for your comic book reference shelf.


– ((9:16) THE INFAMOUS FOUR (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was Siegel’s 97th Superman Family story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 151st overall for the era.


– (28:00) OLSEN’S SUPER-SURVIVAL KIT (14 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 166, August/September 1975, published on May 28, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.


– (57:47) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS two page letter column.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965:PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #389 Part IV: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1965: Action Comics #330!

Action Comics 330, November, 1965!

Download Episode 389 Part IV!


ACTION COMICS 330, November 1965, was published on September 30, 1965 (three days after my fifth 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 Supergirl story at the back of the issue.


– (3:28) MY PULL LIST featuring the comic books released during the month of March 2019, which carried the cover date of May 2019, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


– (15:18) THE STRANGE “S” SPELL ON SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese.


– (37:34) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, covering two pages in this issue.


– (47:15) SUPERGIRL’S DUEL WITH DR. SUPERNATURAL (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin.


– (1:01:18) ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 30 titles carried the November or November/December 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


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


Beginning next episode we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #389 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1965: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #61!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 61, November 1965!

Download Episode 389 Part II!


SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61, November 1965, was published on September 23, 1965 (four days before my fifth birthday). 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 on both stories in this issue. The letterer was Ira Schnapp.


– (8:42) SUPERMAN’S MARRIAGE MONEY (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and lettered by Milt Snappin.


– (27:22) THE REPTILE GIRL OF METROPOLIS (16 pgs., divided into two eight page parts), written by Leo Dorfman and lettered by Vivian Berg. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 114, September 1971, released on July 22, 1971. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter. E. Nelson Bridwell was the editor.


– (36:47) PART II: THE SECRET OF THE REPTILE GIRL.


– (52:43) LETTERS TO LOIS column.


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


Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330! At the end of the episode we will look at the other DC Comics titles that carried the November or November/December 1965 cover date.


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #389 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1965: Superman #181!

Superman 181, November 1965!

Download Episode 389 Part II!


SUPERMAN 181, November 1965, was published on September 16, 1965 (eleven days before my fifth birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover, featuring the issue’s second and final story,  was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for both stories in this issue. The cover was lettered by Ira Schnapp.


– (5:18) THE SUPER-SCOOPS OF MORNA VINE (16 pages divided into two 8-page parts), written by Leo Dorfman.


– (22:58) Part II: THE SECRET OF THE NEW SUPERGIRL.


– (47:04) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


– (54:41) THE SUPERMAN OF 2965 (8 pgs.), subtitled The First Of A New Series, was written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 244, November 1971, released on September 16, 1971, exactly six years to the day after this story was originally published. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.


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


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #389 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1965: World’s Finest Comics #153!

World’s Finest Comics #153, November 1965!

 

Download Episode 389 Part I! 

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, November 1965, was published on September 9, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This cover was lettered by Ira Schnapp.


– (9:16) THE CLASH OF CAPE AND COWL (16 pgs, Part I is 9 pgs. long), plotted by Cary Bates, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was the first Imaginary Story to appear in this series, and the 20th Imaginary Story we’ve covered on the podcast.


– (23:26) PART II: THE DEATH OF A HERO (7 pgs.).


– (43:52) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.


– (55:05) THE BOY WHO CHANGED THE FUTURE (6 pgs.), the second installment of the EDITOR’S ROUND TABLE, where DC editors chose past stories to reprint. This story was written by John Broome, pencilled by Bob Oksner, inked by Bernard Sachs and lettered by Gaspar Saladino. It was originally published in STRANGE ADVENTURES 21, June 1952. The issue contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, and the editor was Julius Schwartz.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #388 Part V: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1965: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #88!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 88, October 1965!

Download Episode 388 Part V! 

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88, October 1965, was published on August 26, 1965. 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, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. 


– (2:55) MY PULL LIST featuring the comic books cover dated April 2019 and released during the month of February, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


– (13:10) THE SWINGING SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin.


– (29:45) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.


– (37:36) THE RIDDLE OF THE OLSEN STATUE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by George Papp and lettered by Vivian Berg.


– (51:15) JIMMY OLSEN, WORLD’S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by John Forte, inked by Sheldon Moldoff according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits George Klein as the inker. The story was lettered by Ira Schnapp.


– (1:04:58) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the October or October/November 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Event Orr Else – Secret Wars #3: Tempest Without, Crisis Within!

It’s issue #3 of Secret Wars and Spider-Man takes on the X-Men all by his lonesome. How does he fare? The answer might shock you!

This is the episode that will rock the podcasting world to its foundations!!!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #388 Part IV: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1965: Action Comics #329!

Action Comics 329, October 1965!

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ACTION COMICS 329, October 1965, was published on August 28, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This cover was lettered by Ira Schnapp.


– (4:48) Superman starred in THE ULTIMATE ENEMY (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino.


– (22:18) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


– (31:36) The Supergirl story was titled DRANG THE DESTROYER (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. II.


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


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88, with the feature, ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS!


Then we will begin to cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #388 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1965: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #60!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 60, October, 1965!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, October 1965, was published on August 12, 1965. 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 eight page stories in this issue. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– (7:50) LOIS LANE’S GREATEST RIVAL, writer unknown. This story was subtitled A NEW IMAGINARY STORY, the 14th Imaginary Story we’ve covered for the podcast.


– (31:50) THE AMAZING HYDRO-GIRL, written by Otto Binder and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 167, October/November 1974, released on July 25, 1974. This issue contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.


– (48:00) LETTERS TO LOIS column.


– (54:48) GET LOST, SUPERMAN, also written by Otto Binder and lettered by Milt Snappin.


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


Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #388 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1965: 80 Page Giant #15!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #388 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1965!

Download Episode 388 Part II! 

80 PAGE GIANT 15, October 1965, was published on August 12, 1965. As the title indicates, it contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and Dick Sprang, and inked by Stan Kaye. This was the final 80 PAGE GIANT of the series. In the future, 80 Page Giants would be individual issues of their respective series.


– (7:16) THE CONTEST OF HEROES (10 pgs.), written by Bill Finger according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton as the writer. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, and was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 74, the January/February 1954 issue, released around November 26, 1954. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. I, BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback. We first covered this story back in Episode 165 for the week of February 9, 2011.


– (20:28) THE THREE SUPER-MUSKETEERS (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 82, May/June 1956, originally published around March 22, 1956. It was also reprinted in THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 191 for the week of August 10, 2011.


– (33:11) SUPERMAN’S AND BATMAN’S GREATEST FOES (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88, May/June 1957, released around March 21, 1957. This story was also reprinted in BATMAN: FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD, STACKED DECK: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and LEX LUTHOR: CELEBRATING 75 YEARS. We first covered this story back in Episode 216 for the week of February 1, 2012.


– (46:45) THE DAY SUPERMAN BETRAYED BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 97, October 1958, published on August 26, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback edition of this volume.We covered this story back in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2002.


– (1:02:20) THE TRUE HISTORY OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and lettered by Stan Kaye. This story was first published in WORLD’ S FINEST COMICS 81, March/April 1956, released on June 26, 1956. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I, BATMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this volume. We first covered this story in Episode 187 for the week of July 13, 2011.


– (1:13:24) THE BATTLE OF THE SUPER-HEROES (12 pgs.), written by Dave Wood according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bill Finger as the writer. The penciller was Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics the inker was Ray Burnley, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Stan Kaye as the inker. It was first released in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 95, July/August 1958, published on May 22, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVE vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this edition. We first covered this story back in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.


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


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART v: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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!