Radio Free Asgard 292

While you all are enjoying Thor’s throwdown with the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, we look this week at The Mighty Thor #196 from back in 1972, where the Thunder God faces not one, but TWO big bads, including Kartag the Caretaker and …the Mangog! Guest starring invisible walls, polka-dotted mist, and Captain Birdseye!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 148: DC Comics, Continuity Nightmares and Adderall Dreams

It’s time for the big show…We have a bunch of books, the Get Fresh Crew (whoop whoop!) and Jim out of his mind…as usual!  Enjoy!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: Superman #171!

Superman 171, August 1964!

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SUPERMAN 171, August 1964, was published around June 18, 1964. 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.

– SUPERMAN’S SACRIFICE (10 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE CURSE OF MAGIC (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 47th silver age Superman story that we’ve covered on this podcast, and his 127th overall for the era.

– THE NIGHTMARE ORDEAL OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino.

We will finish our look at the Superman titles cover dated August 1964 with: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK 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 guest-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 291

In this episode, we look at The Might Thor #196, in which we get the continuation of the war against Mangog, Sif and Hildegarde’s search for a motel, and a very special party! We also meet Mephisto’s sister, Fandral wants to kiss Thor’s “hammer” and Odin does his best Captain Kirk impression! Don’t miss it!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: World’s Finest Comics #143!

World’s Finest Comics 143, August 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, August 1964, was published around June 11, 1964. 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.

– THE FEUD BETWEEN BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (18 pgs, divided into two 9 pg. parts), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. The inker was George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists George Klein and Sheldon Moldoff as the inkers.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the seven page story, THE CASE OF THE VANISHING ARROWS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SUPER TEAM FAMILY 2, December 1975/January 1976, published on September 25, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS FROM READERS column, and a short text feature, THE ORIGIN OF THE SUPERMAN – BATMAN TEAM.

We will finish our look at the Superman titles cover dated August 1964 with: PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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!

Radio Free Asgard 290

This week we go back in time and cover The Mighty Thor #290!  Man-Gog is back! Thor murders a tree! Sif gets sent to the Blackworld! There are trolls and dinosaur/bird things! Odin assembles an old fogey army! Excitement abounds!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: 80 Page Giant #1!

80 Page Giant 1, August 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 1, August 1964, was published on June 4, 1964. It carried the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. During 1964 – 1965 DC Comics decided to consolidate their Annuals into one series. During this time, Superman had three issues in this series, not including one with Batman from their team-ups in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS. Superboy had one issue, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane both had two, Flash had one, and another was titled SECRET ORIGINS, featuring the origin stories of some of DC Comics’ other heroes. This first self-titled 80 Page Giant was originally advertised as SUPERMAN ANNUAL 9, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database adds that the yellow burst above the Superman logo was relettered from “Giant” to “80 Pg. Giant”. At the bottom of the yellow burst you can see the shape of the bottom of the word “Giant”.

– (7:05) THE REVENGE OF LUTHOR (13 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959. This story was originally covered in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. At the time of original publication, this was his third silver age Superman story, and his fifth overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– (25:28) THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS (10 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 270, November 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 228, for the week of May 30, 2012.

– (38:54) CLAIRE KENT, ALIAS SUPER-SISTER (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. He was a member of artist and Superman co-creator Joe Shuster’s Cleveland studio in the early 1940’s, and worked for DC Comics from 1941 – 1960. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960, published on November 19, 1959.

– (56:03) THE SUPERMAN BOOK THAT COULDN’T BE FINISHED (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 29, June 1958. This story was originally covered back in Episode 243, for the week of October 17 2012. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– (1:06:42) MA AND PA KENT ADOPT SUPERGIRL (13 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was Siegel’s 36th Superman Family story and his 63rd overall for the silver age. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 275, April 1961. We first covered this story in Episode 240 for the week of October 3, 2012.

– (1:17:03) THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (26 pgs.), was originally published SUPERMAN 137, May 1960, published on March 17, 1960. This Hstory was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was Siegel’s tenth Superman story for the silver age, and his 22nd overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story back in Episode 213 for the week of January 11, 2012.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the text article, THE SUPERMAN LEGEND ((1:37:46), writer unknown.

We will finish covering the Superman Family comic books cover dated August 1964 with: 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!

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 guest 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 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!