Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #79!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 79, September 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, September 1964, was published on July 9, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s third and final story.

– (14:44) JIMMY OLSEN’S FORGOTTEN GIRLFRIEND (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (34:56) THE MENACE OF INSECT ISLAND (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by George Papp.

– (48:47) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (57:14) THE RED-HEADED BEATLE OF 1,000 B. C. (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by George Papp. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the short article, JIMMY OLSEN’S TIME TRIPS.

We will finish looking at the Superman Family of DC Comics cover dated September 1964 with: PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (starring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 316!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART i: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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.

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 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 296

This week we have a look at the final chapter of our Pluto story in The Mighty Thor #201! This time around we meet Heimdal’s dwarven slave, Hogun loses his helmet, Pluto murders a tree, Odin comes back to life, and Ego Prime comes to Earh! A lot going on here, so don’t miss it!

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Radio Free Asgard 295

We interrupt your ongoing Pluto story for the end of the world! In this “5 Away From An Anniversary” episode, we cover an anniversary issue! Well, sort of… we cover The Mighty Thor #200! Yes, it’s an inventory tale… Yes, it’s a version of Ragnarok… but which version? Come listen, and find out!

My Comic Shop History 3.12: The Spider’s Web

Host Anthony Desiato brings his comic shop odyssey to a close (for now) in the season finale of My Comic Shop History. Anthony’s final stop is The Spider’s Web in Yonkers, NY, owned by former Alternate Realities customer Paul Borrero. Paul and store manager Andrew Gonzalez reveal how their perspective has changed four years into running the store, air some industry grievances, and identify potential avenues for growth. PLUS: Anthony welcomes a special guest to close out the season. The journey continues next year in the My Comic Shop Country documentary film. My Comic Shop History returns with Season 4 in 2018.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: 80 Page Giant #2 (Starring Jimmy Olsen)!

80 Page Giant 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 2, starring Jimmy Olsen, September 1964, was published around June 18, 1964. It contained 80 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.

– (15:12) THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND JIMMY OLSEN (12 pgs.), was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was the first one published in ACTION COMICS 253, June 1959, released on April 30, 1959. This issue was first covered in Episode 190, for the week of August 3, 2011. The story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II.

– (26:52) THE E-L-A-S-T-I-C LAD (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one printed in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31, September 1958, published around July 15, 1958. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 249 for the week of November 21, 2012.

– (36:22) THE JIMMY OLSEN FROM JUPITER (10 pgs.), written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the third one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (50:23) THE SUPER NOSE FOR NEWS (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (1:04:23) THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was the first story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

– (1:18:56) THE HUMAN SKYSCRAPER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the third story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, published around February 25, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 239 for the week of September 12, 2012.

– (1:28:08) THE HUMAN FLAME-THROWER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 33, December 1958, published around October 7, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 256 for the week of January 31, 2013.

– (1:39:30) THE SON OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 30, August 1958, published around June 5, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 247 for the week of November 7, 2012.

– (1:50:03) JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was the second one released in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

During this episode we also cover the issue’s ads and other features, including some short text articles about some of Jimmy Olsen’s friends and adventures.

Next episodes we will finish: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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 294

Happy Thanksgiving! As you all are stuffing yourself with turkey and giblets, why not listen to our coverage of Thor #199 from 1972? It’s Hela vs. the Greek god of death, Pluto… with Odin’s soul as the prize! Plus, Volstagg gets brave, and Sif, Hildegard, Capt Birdseye, and Tana Nile face… Ego Prime!

My Comic Shop History 3.11: First Aid Comics (Windy City Part 2)

Host Anthony Desiato concludes his trip to the Windy City with a stop at First Aid Comics in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Anthony makes an appointment with owner James Nurss, the lab coat-wearing retailer who “prescribes” comics to his customers. They discuss vending at NYCC, how President Obama helped the store get off the ground in 2008, and why it’s important to bag your trades. This episode is Part 2 of a two-episode visit to the Windy City.

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Host Anthony Desiato shares some momentous Flat Squirrel news before sitting down with Patrick Brower, co-owner of the Eisner Award-winning Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago. Living up to the “Conversation” part of the store’s name, Anthony and Patrick discuss how and why Challengers nurtures comic book fans and readers rather than collectors. This episode is Part 1 of a two-episode visit to the Windy City.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part V: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #51!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 51, August 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51, August 1964, was published around June 25, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

The 25 page story in this issue was titled, THE THREE WIVES OF SUPERMAN, writer unknown, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164, April.May 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.00, and had a circulation of 195, 157.

– (8:17) PART I: THE TERRIBLE SECRET OF MRS. LOIS SUPERMAN (9 pgs.).

– (24:25) PART II: THE TRAGIC TORMENT OF MRS. LANA SUPERMAN (9 pgs.).

– (37:42) PART III: THE SHOCKING FATE OF MRS. LORI SUPERMAN (7 pgs.).

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the short text article, THE MANY LIVES OF LOIS LANE.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

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 293

This week we have a look at the final chapter in our current storyline, as we cover The Mighty Thor #198! Odin is dead! Or is he? Thor fights the Mangog! Volstagg plays water-boy! Hogun finds an interesting way to use his mace, and Sif runs into someone with a very large head! Face front, true believers!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: Action Comics #315!

Action Comics 315, August 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 315, August 1964, was published around June 25, 1964. 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.

– Superman starred  in the thirteen page story titled, THE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS FROM SPACE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION C-38, October/November 1975, published on July 3, 1975. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of $1.00, featuring six Superman stories.

– Supergirl was featured in the ten page story, THE MENACE OF SUPERGIRL’S MOTHER, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including THE ORIGIN OF SUPERHORSE and the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next episode we finish looking at the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1964 PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

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!

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