Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project 3: Eye for an Eye pt. 3

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #3, “The Curse”, before we dive into the third part of the Eye for an Eye story. Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Timestamps:

  • (00:43) Preamble
  • (05:43) Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 3 chapter one
  • (39:56) LSH Annual 3 chapter two
  • (1:00:16) LSH Annual 3 epilogues
  • (1:14:34) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 3 discussion
  • (02:18:45) Wrap-up and Outro

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Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project 2: Eye for an Eye pt. 2

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we introduce our theme song, relate some feedback, discuss issue 2, and offer trivia and more! Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Timestamps:

  • (00:44) Preamble, wildfires, naming the podcast and a new theme song!
  • (10:15) Feedback from episode 1
  • (14:57) Addendum: DC in the ‘80s and issue 1 original art
  • (25:01) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 2 synopsis, general thoughts, and discussion
  • (1:13:31) Final thoughts, trivia, and reader reactions
  • (1:48:45) Wrap-up and outro

Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project Episode 1: Eye for an Eye pt. 1

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run” (starting with the “Eye for an Eye” story line). In this episode, Peter and I will explain what we’re doing and why, and then we’ll discuss the first of a five-part battle against the Legion of Super-Villains. Please let us know what you thought of our new project and send us any comments or questions that we can talk about on a future episode.

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Comic News Insider Episode 775 – Heroes Conning with Kelly Sue DeConnick/Kata Kane/Melody Often/Yoshi Yoshitani!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 775 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dark Days The Forge #1, The Defenders #1, Legion Of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1, Blood Drive 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy was at Heroes Con over the weekend and all he brought back for her was a lousy recap! But you get to hear it too. He moderated 3 panels and got about 14 interviews. Some of which you’ll hear here! He got to chat with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kata Kane, Melody Often and Yoshi Yoshitani. News includes: The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan gets the hardcover treatment, seven evil Batmen are coming, Kingsman is returning to comics, Ben Templesmith is bringing back Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Come back later this week for more Heroes Con interviews and panel coverage! 

Warlord Worlds Episode 14

In Warlord Worlds Episode 14 we cover The Warlord #33-34, Jon Sable #21, and Green Arrow #25-26 which features a story set in Sherwood Forest, plus the Legion of Super-Heroes #206-207 by Mike Grell with guests Mike Lane of Comics in the Golden Age and Jeff Messer of the Geek Brain Popcast.

 

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Comic News Insider Episode 752 – Old Man CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 752 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: America #1, Amerikarate #1, Brave Chef Brianna #1, Riverdale One-Shot, Royal City #1, Logan

Jimmy is back in NYC and Jon Hoche joins him back in the rotating co-host chair! They chat about Jimmy’s trip to his hometown of Jacksonville & last week’s podcasting with old pals. News includes: Shelly Bond joins IDW to oversee new imprint Black Crown, Ryan Gosling is producing Jeff Lemire’s The Underwater Welder into film, Jason Isaacs has beeen cast as Captain Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery, Patrick Stewart teases possible Deadpool 2 cameo, the 6 DCU/Looney Tunes crossover comics were announced including Batman/Elmer Fudd, Image Comics is publishing Shirtless Bear-Fighter and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Warlord Worlds Episode 13

In Warlord Worlds Episode 13 we cover The Warlord #32, Green Arrow #21-24 featuring the return of Shado, and the Legion of Super-Heroes #204-205 by Mike Grell with guests Dr Anj of the Supergirl Comic Box Commentary and Philip Schweier of Comic Book Bin.

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Warlord Worlds Episode 12

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In Warlord Worlds Episode 12 we cover The Warlord #29-31, Jon Sable #19-20, and the Legion of Super-Heroes #202-203 by Mike Grell with guests Jeff Messer of the Geek Brain Popcast and Dr Anj of the Supergirl Comic Box Commentary.

 

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Longbox Review Episode 105: Legion of Super-Heroes Spotlight with Peter Rios

I talk with Peter Rios (http://thedailyrios.com/) about our love for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Long Live the Legion!

Please send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com, chat with me @longboxreview on Twitter, or visit longboxreview.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show via iTunes.

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Comic Frontline Live #91: The Dawn of Weird Sex & Air Conditioners

The Frontline crew returns with a brand new episode as they count down their Top 5 and worst picks, talk comic news, battle some strange sounds, and discuss weird sex in comics!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #295 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1963: Superman Annual #3!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

 

Now that MegaCon is over, we’re returning through the time barrier to pick up our journey through the silver age adventures of Superman, and finishing our look at the Superman titles cover dated January 1963.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, cover dated Winter 1962 – 1963, was published on November 15, 1962 (5 years later this date would be when my sister was born). It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– THE FIRST TWO SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 257, February 1959, released around December 30, 1958. (I mistakenly stated that the cover date was February 1958, and the release date was around December 30, 1957.)

– THE FIRST SUPERGIRL (10 pgs.), was part I of the 3-part story THE GIRL OF STEEL, originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958, released around June 17, 1958. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, and was covered in Episode 168 for the week of Wednesday, March 2, 2011..

– SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, released around January 15, 1957. This story was covered in Episode 212 for the week of January 4, 2012.

– THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino, originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 247, April 1958, released around February 27, 1958 (which would be my son’s birthday in 1990).

– LOIS LANE WEDS ASTOUNDING MAN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder (according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics), while comics.org credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Both sources agree on the penciller, Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE MYSTERY OF MIGHTY BOY (19 pages), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp, originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960.

– THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released on June 28, 1960.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #274: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated April 1962: Superman #152 & Action Comics #287!

Superman #152 & Action Comics #287!

Superman #152 & Action Comics #287!

SUPERMAN 152, April 1962, was published on February 6, 1962. 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, featuring the first story of the issue. All three stories were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– THE ROBOT MASTER (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 39th silver age Superman story, and his 105th overall for the era. Previously, he wrote two stories for ADVENTURE COMICS 294, March 1962: DIAL M FOR MONSTER, drawn by Al Plastino, and THE HALLOWEEN PRANKS OF THE BIZARRO SUPERMEN, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

– SUPERBABY CAPTURES THE PUMPKIN GANG (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman (according to comics.org) and drawn by George Papp.

– THE TV TRAP FOR SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Bill Finger (according to comics.org) and drawn by Al Plastino.

ACTION COMICS 287, April 1962, was published on February 27, 1962 (28 years before my son’s birthday). 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, who were the art team for the Superman story in this issue.

– The Superman story in this issue was titled, PERRY WHITE’S MANHUNT FOR SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), writer unknown, was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– Supergirl starred in the 14 page story, SUPERGIRL’S GREATEST CHALLENGE, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Siegel’s 67th silver age Superman Family story, and his 106th overall for the era. The story has been reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the April or April/May 1962 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1959: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 101 & SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 9!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1962: SUPERMAN 153 7 ACTION COMICS 288!

I also do a brief review of BILLION DOLLAR BATMAN by Bruce Scivally. Why is Batman discussed on a Superman podcast? Because on radio, Batman only appeared in episodes of the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio show.

When we all get home after our day trip through the time barrier to the silver age adventures of Superman, let’s all remember to take care of each other out there.

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Miley Cyrus is the Dr Rockso of Maxim hot 100, Deadpool buys naked Bea Arthur painting and never interview 4 year olds

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“Hello everyone. It’s been a while…”

 

C Bomb talks about what he doing that stopped them from recording a drop date ago

HUGE shout out to our friends at The Boxed Whine! Be sure to check them out.

C Bomb vents his spleen at Sunrise yet again!

4 year old mayors are not newsworthy

UFP Crew Questions

–          Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

–          People saying stupid things

–          G Money’s X Men storyline picks

–          Fave albums matched with fave films

–          Joining KISS

–          UFP: Origins

–          Why we stay in AUS

 

House swap: Belfast/Bel Air version

Lindsay Lohan? More like Lindsay Bloat-han! Am I right fellas?!?

… And the latest in “No shit news” from UWA: Kids playing active games are better than the sedentary games!

Northbridge now the “Hip and Funky” capital of WA

Miley Cyrus is the Dr Rockso of the Maxim hot 100

If someone loses your Mercedes, don’t threaten people with huge black dildos

Deadpool buys naked Bea Arthur painting

Rebel Wilson is now horrible every week!

 

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4 more DC cancellations: Dial H, Demon Knights, Thresh-hold, Legion of Super Heroes

James Robinson leaves DC

Next Bond films possibly to be taken over by Christopher Nolan

Zombieland TV series “Heckeled to death”

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Toxic Avenger remake

Superman Unbound review

New Riddick trailer

Gambit and Red She-Hulk to end shortly

Boom studios putting out a new Robocop title by Frank Miller

New Warriors set to return

Doctor Who pretend leaked spoilers

EA won’t release games on WiiU

A guy uses the same Pokemon for almost a decade

Fake Nintendo phone looks great

Game releases for this week

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 3DS

Resident Evil: Revelations – PS3X360PCWIIU

Fast & Furious: Showdown – X360PS3

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – PC and Xbox 360

Sniper Elite V2 – WIIU

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – WiiU

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #258: Jerry Siegel And The Legion Of Super-Heroes!

Adventure Comics Issues #267 & #340!

Adventure Comics Issues #267 & #340!

EPISODE NOTE: On this episode, the scheduled topic was on SUPERMAN 149 & ACTION COMICS 282, with a guest host joining me. Unfortunately, a work schedule change this week for the guest host forced the postponement of this topic until next week.

Jerry Siegel is most famous for being the co-creator and original writer of Superman, but he also made some key contributions to the Legion Of Super-Heroes, although he did not write the original Legion story (titled THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES,done by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino, published in Adventure Comics 247, April 1958). Siegel’s first Legion story was titled PRISONERS OF THE SUPER-HEROES, published in ADVENTURE COMICS 267, December 1959, around October 29, 1959. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8, Winter 1964, published around November 21, 1963, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I.

In THE THREE SUPER-HEROES, from ACTION COMICS 267, covered in Episode 220, Siegel and artist Jim Mooney introduced Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy and Invisible Kid, during Supergirl’s failed first attempt to join the Legion.

Five more Legionnaires were introduced in SUPERGIRL’S THREE SUPER GIRL-FRIENDS, published in ACTION COMICS 276, May 1961, published around March 30, 1961, also drawn by Jim Mooney. After being introduced to legionnaires Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl, then Legion candidates Shrinking Violet, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy and Brainiac 5 joined Supergirl in competition for spots on the Legion for one male and one female candidate each. The Maid of Might and Brainiac 5 earned Legion membership in this story, covered in Episode 242.

The Legion Of Super-Pets made their first appearance in THE LEGION OF SUPER TRAITORS, from ADVENTURE COMICS 293, February 1962, published around December 28, 1961, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This Legion was comprised of Krypto, Streaky the Super Cat, Comet the Super Horse and Beppo the Super Monkey.

Siegel introduced us to Ultra Boy in THE BOY WITH ULTRA POWERS, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, published in SUPERBOY 98, July 1962 and published around May 17, 1962.

He also brought Mon-El into the Legion in ADVENTURE COMICS 300, September 1962, published around July 26, 1962. In THE FACE BEHIND THE LEAD MASK, pencilled and inked by John Forte and also inked by Al Plastino, Mon-El helped save the Legion, but had to return to the Phantom Zone after his lead antidote serum wore off. Edmond Hamilton would have him return permanently in issue 307.

We also have Jerry Siegel to thank for two of the most unusual Legionnaires, Bouncing Boy and Matter Eater Lad. Bouncing Boy’s origin was detailed in ADVENTURE COMICS 301, October 1962, published around August 28, 1962 and pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. Matter Eater Lad’s origin was given in THE FANTASTIC SPY, from ADVENTURE COMICS 303, December 1962, published around October 30, 1962 and drawn by John Forte.

Siegel had the first female Legion leader elected, Saturn Girl, in THE STOLEN SUPER-POWERS, drawn by John Forte, published in ADVENTURE COMICS 304, January 1963, November 29, 1962. This story also contained the first Legion death, Lightning Lad (who was revived in ADVENTURE COMICS 312, in a story written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Forte).

At the end of the episode, Jerry Siegel’s first and last Legion stories are featured, PRISONER OF THE SUPER HEROES, and COMPUTO THE CONQUEROR (from ADVENTURE COMICS 340, January 1966, published around November 25, 1966) respectively.  This final story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 3, April/May 1973 and published around February 13, 1973. I own a copy of this issue. The story was also reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. V and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. II.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1961: SUPERMAN 149 & ACTION COMICS 282!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 34!

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Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #250: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated August 1961: Superman #147 & Action Comics #279!

Episode #250: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated August 1961!

Superman #147 & Action Comics #279!

SUPERMAN 147, August 1961, was published on June 13, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It recreated the classic cover of ADVENTURE COMICS 247, which introduced the Legion Of Super-Heroes. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– THE GREAT MENTO (7 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

– KRYPTO BATTLES TITANO (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This was Siegel’s 35th silver age Superman Family story, and his 75th overall for this era. He also wrote BIZARRO, PRIVATE DETECTIVE for ADVENTURE COMICS 286, July 1961, drawn by John Forte.

– THE LEGION OF SUPER-VILLAINS (11 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was Siegel’s 36th silver age Superman story, and his 76th overall for this era. Not only did this story introduce the Legion Of Super-Villains, but the Adult Legion Of Super-Heroes as well. It was also reprinted in SUPERBOY 147, May/June 1968, published on May 14, 1968, which itself was reprinted in a replica edition released on January 2, 2003. This story was also reprinted in   LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I.

ACTION COMICS 279, August 1961, was published on June 29, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, sporting a bright pink cover.ACTION COMICS 279, August 1961, was published on June 29, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, sporting a bright pink cover.

– The 13 page Superman story was titled THE SUPER RIVALS. MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS website at dcindexes.com does not list a writer, but THE GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE at comics.org lists the writer as possibly being Robert Bernstein. Both websites agree on the artist, John Forte.- The 13 page Superman story was titled THE SUPER RIVALS. MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS website at dcindexes.com does not list a writer, but THE GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE at comics.org lists the writer as possibly being Robert Bernstein. Both websites agree on the artist, John Forte.

– Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled, SUPERGIRL’S SECRET ENEMY, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was Siegel’s 37th silver age Superman Family story, and his 77th overall for this era. it continued the story begun in ACTION COMICS 278, covered in Episode 246.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 stories carried the August or August/September 1961 cover date, according to  Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1958: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 97!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1961: ACTION COMICS 280!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!
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