Superman Fan Podcast Episode #377 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1964: World’s Finest Comics #146!

World’s Finest Comics 146, December 1964!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146, December 1964, was published on October 22, 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.

– (3:35) In honor of not only the publication of ACTION COMICS 100, but also the publication of ACTION COMICS 1 on April 18, 1938, we begin the episode with a special edition of ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. This time we feature the 4 titles DC Comics, then known as Detective Comics, Inc., published with the June 1938 cover date. While I briefly feature the main features in each title, I don’t go into detail about the creator credits, except for a few notable exceptions. Overall, a total of 12 titles were published by a grand total of five other comic book companies. The majority were compilations of various newspaper comic strips. I don’t go into great detail about these strips, except for highlighting some of the more famous and historic comic strips featured in these issues.

 – (21:13) BATMAN, SON OF KRYPTON (17 pages, part I being 8 pages long), written by Edmond Hamilton and 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 story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.
– (33:07) Part II: THE DESTROYER OF KRYPTON (9 pgs.).
– (56:37) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column
– (1:04:56) THE UNKNOWN SUPER-DEEDS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN 131, August 1959, released on June 18, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. On the title panel in its original publication, it was subtitled AN UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERMAN. It was the fourth “untold” Superman story we had covered on the podcast to that point. In this reprint the circle blurb instead said “Surprise Feature”.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 319 and the feature ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where we highlight the other DC titles which carried the December or December 1964/January 1965 cover date.
Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80-PAGE GIANT 6 (starring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82.
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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 #377 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #81!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 81, December 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 81, December 1964, was published on October 8, 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 George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s second of three eight page stories.

– (3:06) THE RANSOM OF SUPERMAN, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was the 50th silver age Superman story written by Siegel we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 132nd overall for the era.

– (16:54) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (23:52) THE DEMONS FROM PANDORA’S BOX, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was Siegel’s 51st silver age Superman story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 133rd for the era. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN 272, February 1974, published on November 15, 1973 (which was my sister’s sixth birthday). It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 50¢. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 38, July 1983, published on April 7, 1983. It also contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25.

– JIMMY’S INDIAN SUPER-PAL, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964: PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 327!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 6 (starring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #376 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #53!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 53, November 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53, November 1964, was published around September 24, 1964 (three days before my fourth birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. He also drew all three eight page stories in this issue. Ira Schnapp lettered the cover.

– (5:35) HOW LOIS LANE FELL IN LOVE WITH SUPERMAN, writer unknown.

– (25:56) SUPERMAN’S HOME TOWN SWEETHEART, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer.

– (43:40) LOIS LANE’S TRANSFORMATIONS, writer might have been E. Nelson Bridwell, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, and the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

– (54:27) WHEN LOIS AND LANA WERE BRIDES, writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer.

– (1:11:59) Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the November or November/December 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next episodes we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN, PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 319!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #376 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1964: Action Comics #318!

Action Comics 318, November 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 318, November 1964, was published on September 24, 1964 (three days before my fourth 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 Superman story in this issue.

– (1:55) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books, published during the month of February 2018 and carrying the April 2018 cover date, which I received from the Discount Comic Book Service.

– (15:15) Superman starred in the 12 page story, THE DEA TH OF LUTHOR, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in BEST OF DC 27, August 1982. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢, and was published on May 6, 1982.

– (35:58) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column and the short article, SUPERGIRL’S TIME TRIPS, writer unknown.

– (45:08) Supergirl was featured in the 12 page story, SUPERGIRL GOES TO COLLEGE, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in BEST OF DC 17, October 1981, published on July 9, 1981. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol.. II.

– Next episode, we will finish looking at: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964 PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53! The end of the episode will feature the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment, featuring the other titles DC published with the November or November/December 1964 cover date.

– Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 81, PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 319, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #376 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1964: Superman #173!

Superman 173, November 1963!

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SUPERMAN 173, November 1963, was published on September 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story, all of which were eight pages long.

– (12:30) THE UNTOUCHABLE CLARK KENT, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (30:21) TALES OF GREEN KRYPTONITE NO. 1, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (43:14) THE TRIUMPH OF LUTHOR AND BRAINIAC, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was the  49th Siegel silver age Superman story, and the 126th overall for the era.

The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the March 2018 cover dated comic books I ordered from Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART III: ACTION COMICS 318 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1954: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 81, PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 319!

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 #376 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1964: World’s Finest Comics #145!

World’s Finest Comics 145, November 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 145, November 1964, was published around September 19, 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.

– (8:02) PRISON FOR HEROES (16 pgs.; this story was divided into two 8 page sections), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 197, October/November 1970, published around August 18, 1970. It contained 64 pages for 25¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– (19:45) Part II: THE REVENGE OF SUPERMAN

– (36:28) Text article BATMAN’S GREATEST ENEMIES, writer unknown, and the CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN 173, PART III: ACTION COMICS 318 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

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!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #271: Jessica Jones! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Jessica Jones Kristen Wiig Cheetah Bloodshot Vin Diesel

On this podcast we talk about some comic book movie casting news. Big things. Then we review the 100th episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Spoilers ahead. Listen in!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #375: Superman 2017: The Year In Review!

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In the latest installment of our annual Year In Review episode we look at the Superman stories, published during the year 2017, that I read last year. I did not read every title in the Superman family of comic books, so this episode will not be an overview of all of them.

= (5:43) ACTION COMICS

– 971 & 972 MEN OF STEEL Parts 5 & 6

– 972 & 973 MILD MANNERED

– SUPERMAN REBORN: part 1: SUPERMAN 18, part 2: ACTION COMICS 975, part 3: SUPERMAN 19, part 4: ACTION COMICS 976

– 977 & 978 THE NEW WORLD

– 979 – 984 REVENGE

– 985 & 986 ONLY HUMAN

– 987 – 991 OZ EFFECT, 993 OZ EFFECT AFTERMATH

– 983 began the BOOSTER SHOT storyline that continued into this year.

= (24:56) SUPERMAN


– 14 – 16 MULTIPLICITY

– 17 DARK HARVEST

– 18 & 19 parts 1 & 3 respectively of SUPERMAN REBORN (discussed in the ACTION COMICS segment)

– 20 – 25 BLACK DAWN

– 26 BRAINS VS BRAWN

– 27 & 28 DECLARATION

– 29 & 30 A MINUTE LONGER

– 31 & 32 BREAKING POINT

– 33 – 35 IMPERIOUS LEX

= (47:13) SUPERWOMAN

– 5 IMPRESSIVE INSTANT

– 6 & 7 parts 6 & 7 of WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN?

– 8 BY A THREAD: SUPERWOMAN REBORN?

= (54:00) SUPER SONS 1 WHEN I GROW UP part 1

= (58:40) Superman 2018: What I’m looking forward to this year in the Superman titles, especially with Brian Michael Bendis leaving Marvel for DC to write the Man Of Steel.

Next episode we return to our regularly scheduled silver age Superman family comic books with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 145, PART II: SUPERMAN 173, PART III: ACTION COMICS 318 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #374 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #80!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 80, October 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80, October 1964, was published around August 27, 1964 (which was my parents’ 5th wedding anniversary). 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 Sheldon Moldoff and inked by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s first of two stories.

– (3:17) JIMMY OLSEN, THE BIZARRO BOY (16 pgs., Part I was 7 pgs. long), was written by Jerry Siegel (NOTE: I mistakenly said that the writer was unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. Siegel is listed as the writer there. The Grand Comic Book Database places a question mark after his name.) This story was his 81st Superman Family story in the silver age, and his 128th overall for the era. It was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. The story was also reprinted in: SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

– (11:07) PART II: JIMMY OLSEN, THE BIZARRO BOY (8 pgs.) (NOTE: I mistakenly said the title was JIMMY OLSEN’S DOUBLE TROUBLE, which was the title of the second and final story in this issue.)

– (28:13) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (33:21) JIMMY OLSEN’S DOUBLE-TROUBLE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp. This was Siegel’s 82nd silver age Superman Family story, and his 129th overall for the era.

– (48:32) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 33 titles carried the October or October/November 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN 2017: YEAR IN REVIEW!

Then we will return to our regularly scheduled Silver Age Superman stories with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 145, PART II: SUPERMAN 173, PART III: ACTION COMICS 318 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

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 #374 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964: Action Comics #317!

Action Comics 317, October 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 317, October 1964, was published around August 27, 1964 (which was my parents’ fifth anniversary). 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 George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the Superman story in this issue.


– (14:32) SUPERMAN’S RAINBOW FACE (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.


– (33:26) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


– (41:43) THE GREAT SUPERGIRL DOUBLE-CROSS (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 166, August/September 1974, published on May 28, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol.. II.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features. The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, featuring the comic books cover dated February 2018, which were released during the month of November 2017. I received them from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episode:SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964 PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80! At the end of this episode the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment will explore the other DC titles which carried the October or October/November 1964 cover date.


In the following episode: SUPERMAN 2017: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!


Then we will return to our regularly scheduled silver age comic book schedule with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 145, PART II: SUPERMAN 173 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

 

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #374 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #52!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #374 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 52, October 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, October 1964, was published around August 13, 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story. Schaffenberger was also the artist for all three eight page stories in this issue, writer(s) unknown.

– (15:23) LOIS LANE’S PEN-PAL ROMANCE

– (35:52) LOIS LANE’S LOVE TRAP

– (45:39) THE LOIS LANE – LANA LANG TRUCE

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column. The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment. This time I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, which carried the January 2018 cover date, and were published during the month of November 2017. 

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #374 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964: Superman #172!

Superman 172, October 1964!

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SUPERMAN 172, October 1964, was published around August 6, 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.

– (15:50) THE NEW SUPERMAN (24 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. The story was divided into three 8-page parts.

– (26:48) Part II: CLARK KENT – FORMER SUPERMAN

– (36:43) Part III: THE STRUGGLE OF THE TWO SUPERMEN

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the short article, HOW PERRY WHITE HAS HELPED SUPERMAN and the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column (53:25). The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books I ordered from Discount Comic Book Service which carried the December 2017 cover date. and were released during the month of October 2017.

Next episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: 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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part V: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: Action Comics #316!

Action Comics #373, September 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 316, September 1964, was published around July 30, 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 Supergirl story in this issue, and was her 17th appearance on the cover of ACTION COMICS.

– (7:24) Superman starred in the fourteen page story, ZIGI AND ZAGI’S TRAP FOR SUPERMAN, 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 64 pages for the cover price of $1.00.

– (28:25) Also during this episode, we highlight the ads and other features in this issue, including the short article, SUPERGIRL’S BOY FRIENDS, and the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (37:18) Supergirl was featured in the ten page story, SUPERGIRL’S CHOICE OF DOOM, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

– (52:10) Since this is the final Superman issue to carry the September 1964 cover date, that means it’s time for the monthly ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment. There were 31 titles which carried the September or September/October 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Beginning next episode we will feature the 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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: World’s Finest Comics #144!

World’s Finest Comics 144, September 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144, September 1964, was published on September 23, 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. They were also the art team on the Superman/Batman story in this issue.

– (17:00) THE 1,001 TRICKS OF CLAYFACE AND BRAINIAC (17 pgs, [Part I was 9 pgs. long]), written by Edmond Hamilton.

– (26:19) THE HELPLESS PARTNERS

In this episode, we also highlight the ads and other features, including the CAPES AND COWLS COMMENTS letter column (48:44). This was the first issue of WORLD’S  FINEST COMICS in which the letter column carried this title. It began by announcing the winner of the contest to name the title’s letter column, who won a five year subscription to WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.

We finish our look at the Superman comic books cover dated September 1964 with: 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.

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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: 80 Page Giant #3!

80 Page Giant 3 (starring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 3, September 1963, was published around July 23, 1964. It contained 80 pages, like the title said, for the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (7:51) SUPERBOY’S MOST AMAZING DREAM (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was the first of three stories published in ADVENTURE COMICS 211, April 1955, published around February 24, 1955.

– (25:39) THE GIRL WHO STOLE SUPERMAN (9 pgs), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while both the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Coleman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. It was the third and final story printed in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, published around December 24, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I.

– (36:32) THE FLYING GIRL OF SMALLVILLE (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Craig Flessel. This story appeared as the third and final story in SUPERBOY 72, April 1959, published on February 19, 1959.

– (51:05) LANA LANG, SUPERWOMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Curt Swan was the  penciller and Stan Kaye was the inker. It was the second of three stories which first appeared in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17, May 1960, published on March 24, 1960. We first covered this story back in Episode 301 Part II for the week of September 7, 2014. 

– (1:06:37) THE BATTLE BETWEEN SUPER-LOIS AND SUPER-LANA (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while both the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was the second and final story published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21, November 1960, released on September 22, 1960. We covered this story in Episode 314 Part II for the week of February 4, 2015.

– (1:21:38) MR. AND MRS. CLARK (SUPERMAN) KENT (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was his 98th silver age Superman Family story, and his 143rd for the era. It was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released around June 28, 1960. It carried the sub-heading, THE 1ST OF AN IMAGINARY SERIES, what came to be known as Imaginary Stories. We originally covered this story in Episode 307 Part II for the week of November 12, 2014.

– (1:39:35) THE DAY SUPERMAN MARRIED LANA LANG (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 26, July 1961, originally published on May 11, 1961.We first covered this story in Episode 331 Part I for the week of December 9, 2015.

– (1:54:31) SUPERMAN’S GREATEST SACRIFICE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. It was the first of three stories originally released in SUPEeRMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 5, November/December 1958, published around September 16, 1958. We covered this story first in Episode 254 for the week of January 2, 2013.

– (2:10:24) LOIS LANE’S ROMEO (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger.  This was the second of three stories published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, released on May 14, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the text articles, FAMOUS OLD LANA LANG STORIES, LOIS LANE’S INTERPLANETARY ADVENTURES, WHEN SUPERMAN KISSED LOIS LANE, LOIS LANE’S ROMANCES and LANA LANG’S ROMANCES.

We will finish looking at the Superman Family cover dated September 1964 with: 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!
Stay safe during this last week of holiday shopping and don’t forget to take care of each other out there!