My Comic Shop Book Club: Man of Steel by Bendis

Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies once more with 13th Dimension’s Dan Greenfield, this time to discuss the 2018 MAN OF STEEL miniseries by Marvel-turned-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis. SPOILER WARNING. Part 2 of a two-part book club event. If you missed the previous installment, in which Anthony and Dan tackled the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin, download it now!

Radio Free Asgard 322

This week we finish our look at The Mighty Thor #400! In this epsiode, we have the ‘origin’ of Fandral the Dashing! Thor and Hercules hold hands! Loki tempts a fire demon with…souls? plus a few bonus features!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #379 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1965: Superman #175!

Superman 175, February 1965!

Download Episode 379 Part II! 

SUPERMAN 175, February 1965, was published on December 17, 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.

– (7:57) CLARK KENT’S BROTHER (24 pgs., divided into three eight page parts), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This is the sixteenth Imaginary Story we’ve covered on the podcast.

– (19:11) METROPOLIS MAILBAG

– (29:52) Part II: THE DEFEAT OF SUPERMAN

– (39:02) Part III: THE LUTHOR-SUPERMAN

– (56:50) SOME OF THE BEST IMAGINARY TALES OF THE SUPER-FAMILY text article, writer unknown.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 32!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 83, PART II: ACTION COMICS 322 & PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 148!

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 321

It’s a real landmark this week, as we cover the super giant-sized Thor #400! (Well, the first half of it, anyway!)

In this conclusion to the War of the Gods, we have Thor vs. Surtur! Odin vs. Seth! The Black Knight used as a projectile! Plus Joe Sinnott on inks! Nuff said!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #379 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1965: World’s Finest Comics #147!

World’s Finest Comics 147, February 1965!

Download Episode 379 Part I! 

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 147, February 1965, was published on December 10, 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.

– (2:15) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books cover dated July 2018, which were released during the month of May 2018, and I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (17:52) THE NEW TERRIFIC TEAM (16 pgs. divided into two eight page parts), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN THE BOY WONDER vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– (28:53) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

– (38:19) Part II: THE DOOM OF JIMMY OLSEN AND ROBIN.

– (56:18) THE FINEST FROM WORLD’S FINEST text article, writer unknown, with Superman art provided by penciller Curt Swan and inker George Klein, and Batman art pencilled by Sheldon Moldoff and inked by Joe Giella. 

– (1:01:30) Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the seven page story titled, THE UNDERWATER OLYMPICS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Ramona Fradon. It was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS  277, October 1960, published on August 30, 1060.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART II: SUPERMAN 175, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 321!

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 320

This week we’re covering Thor #399! Odin is back! Does this mean the tide will be turning in the war against Seth and his minions? Or is he just one of far too many characters to fit properly in the story… plus the Black Knight is still getting stiff! That Cialis he’s on must be good stuff… Plus, some listen feedback!

My Comic Shop Book Club: Superman Origins

Host Anthony Desiato journeys to Krypton, Smallville, and Metropolis with guest Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) as they discuss the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin story: MAN OF STEEL (1986) by John Byrne, FOR ALL SEASONS by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu, SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and AMERICAN ALIEN by Max Landis. Part 1 of a two-part book club event. Anthony and Dan will be back in two weeks for Part 2, which will tackle MAN OF STEEL (2018) by Brian Michael Bendis.

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #378 Part V: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1965: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #82!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 82, January 1965!

Download Episode 378 Part V! 

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82, January 1965, was published on November 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. It featured the issue’s third and final eight page story.

– (12:56) JIMMY OLSEN’S MAGIC GLOVES, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (18:55) THE WEDDING OF MAGI AND SANDRA, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 83rd silver age Superman Family story that we’ve covered for the era, and his 135th overall for the era.

– (33:04) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (38:39) THE UNBEATABLE JIMMY OLSEN, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp (except for the third panel of page 4, which was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, repeating the scene displayed on the cover). This was the 84th silver age Superman Family story we’ve covered for the podcast, and the 136th overall for the era.

– (53:33) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles featured the January or January/February 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 147, PART II: SUPERMAN 175, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 321!

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #378 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1965: Action Comics #320!

Action Comics 320, January 1965!

Download Episode 378 Part IV!

ACTION COMICS 320, January 1965, was published on November 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 and inked by George Klein.

– (4:42) THE THREE SUPER-ENEMIES (14 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (35:35) THE MAN WHO BROKE SUPERGIRL’S HEART (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

– (53:36) 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 JANUARY 1965: PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 147, PART II: SUPERMAN 175, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 321!

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 9

In this final installment of our coverage of Norse Mythology by Kevin Crossley-Holland, we re-present “Loki’s Flyting” from Episode 162, The Binding of Loki” from Episode 252, and finally….. “Ragnarok” from Episode 261.

Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt, and is used with permission.

My Comic Shop History 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

Host Anthony Desiato recruits two convention veterans and Alternate Realities refugees, Drew Cheskin and Brian O’Dea, to share their tips for surviving comic conventions. For those attending a large show for the first time, the episode covers budgeting time and money, navigating the show floor, deciding what type of show experience you are looking for, and more. Midseason finale. “Con Season” will resume in September. This summer, be sure to keep tuning in for a two-part “My Comic Shop Book Club” event and a four-part “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, all available under the My Comic Shop History feed!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Hawkman #1

Check out our Patreon and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Mister Miracle #9 and Titans Special #1

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Radio Free Asgard 319

This week we talk all about Avengers: Infinity War! This episode is spoilerific, as we give all the details on corn flakes, no-name villains, a giant dwarf, and much much more! No Eternals were harmed in the making of this episode.

Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast Ep 6: Immortal Hulk, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man & The Wasp and Deadpool – Marvel Fresh Start

Immortal Hulk #1, Doctor Strange # 1, Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 and Deadpool #1!!!  That’s 4 books and 4 #1s of fun on this episode, but are they good?  Let’s find out…

Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 8

This week I’m dealing with just too damn much real life, so in the meantime I hope you’ll enjoy the penultimate chapter of the Complete Norse Mythology!

This time we have “Otter’s Ransom” from Ep. 216, “The Lay of Alvis” from Ep. 116, and “Balder’s Dreams/The Death of Balder” from Ep. 36