Superman Fan Podcast Episode #367 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #75!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 75, March 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75, March 1964, was published around January 16, 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story.


– THE MYSTERY OF CONVICT 313 (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte.


– THE VOYAGE OF THE MARY CELESTE II (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 77th Silver Age Superman Family story and his 122nd overall for the era.


– WHEN SUPERGIRL REPLACED JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET. It was also Siegel’s 78th Silver Age Superman Family story, and his 123rd overall for the era.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.


My condolences to Stan Lee and his family after the death of his beloved wife Joan, and to Ilya Salkind after the death of his son.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue marks Jack Schiff’s last as editor, before Mort Weisinger brings the title into the Superman stable of titles.)


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 48 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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!

Final Issue Podcast: Episode 68 – Hate Reading w/ @chrispartin

1st issue: Guest Introduction and a trip down memory lane

2nd issue: What are we reading?

3rd issue: How to piss off fandom?

Final Issue: Hate reading or Completionist?

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #366 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #47!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 47, February 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47, February 1964, was published on December 26, 2017. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. who was also the artist for all three stories in this issue. He even signed his name in the title panel of the final two stories. The writers of all three stories in this issue are unknown.


– THE INCREDIBLE DELUSION (9 pgs.)


– LOIS LANE’S JUNGLE JEOPARDY (8 pgs.)


– THE SUPER-LIFE OF LOIS LANE (9 pgs.)


Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in the issue, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the February or February/March 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Next Episodes:SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140 (which was Jach Schiff’s final issue as editor for this title, before Mort Weisinger brought it into his stable).

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #366 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: World’s Finest Comics #139!

World’s Finest Comics 139, February 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 139, February 1964, was published on December 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE GHOST OF BATMAN, written by Dave Wood, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the ten page story, THE DOOM HUNTERS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in TEEN TITANS 35, September/October 1971, published on July 15, 1971. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


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


At the beginning of the episode, during the MY PULL LIST, i review the June 2017 cover dated issues that were published in April 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue was Jack Schiff’s final issue as editor before Mort Weisinger took over.)

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #365 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #74!

Superman’s aPal Jimmy Olsen 74, January 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 74, January 1964, was published on November 27, 1963 (one day before my Mother’s 25th 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.


– THE PRANKS OF JIMMY THE IMP (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 75th silver age Superman Family story, and his 120th overall for the era.


– JIMMY OLSEN AND THE FORTY THIEVES (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.


– JIMMY OLSEN’S SECRET LOVE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 177, June/July 1976, published on March 4, 1976. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was Jerry Siegel’s 76th silver age Superman Family story, and his 121st overall for the era.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column. 


At the beginning of the episode I review STAR WARS; ROGUE ONE, which I received the blu-ray of for Father’s Day.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the January or January/February 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 139 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #364 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1963: World’s Finest Comics #138!

World’s Finest Comics 138, December 1963!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138, December 1963, was published on October 22, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database lists Murray Boltinoff and George Kashdan along with Jack Schiff as editors. The cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon. The inker was Sheldon  Moldoff, and the inker was Ira Schnapp.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SECRET OF THE CAPTIVE CAVEMEN, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 206, October/November 1971, published on August 5, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story, THE SECRET FACE OF FUNNY ARROW, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


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


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the December or December 1963/January 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the May 2017 cover dated issues, which were released in March 2017, and I received from the Discount Comic Book Service.

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #363 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1963: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #45!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 45, November 1963!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 45, November 1963, was published on September 26, 1963 (the day before my third birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, featuring the issue’s first, of three, eight page stories. (I mistakenly said during the recording that he also drew all three stories in this issue.)


– THE SUPERMAN – LOIS HIT RECORD, writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won’t credit this story toward his silver age production. The penciller was Curt Swan and the inker was George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 170 (which, beginning with issue 164, continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen’s title), April/May 1975, published on January 16, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢.


– THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.


– DEAR DR. CUPID, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement on the writer credit, we won’t count this story toward his silver age production.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 73 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #363 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1963: World’s Finest Comics #137!

World’s Finest Comics 137, November 1963!

Download Episode 363 Part I!

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 137, November 1963, was published around September 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according  to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and the letterer was Ira Schnapp.

– The two part, sixteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, SUPERMAN’S SECRET MASTER, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 224, July/August 1974, published on April 16, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. The story also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the nine page story, THE DAY AQUAMAN LOST HIS POWERS. The writer is unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jack Miller (?) as possibly the writer. This story was drawn by Ramona Fradon. It was reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23 (digest), February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 45!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 73 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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!

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #362 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1963: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #72!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 72, October 1963!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 72, October 1962, was published on August 15, 1963. 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 first of three stories.

– THE WORLD OF DOOMED OLSENS (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 74th silver age Superman Family story, and his 119th overall. This story has been reprinted a number of times: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 140, August/September 1971, published on June 3, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢; ADVENTURE COMICS 500, June 1983, published on March 3, 1983. It contained 144 pages for the cover price of $1.75; LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. II; SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I; SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN (which was where I first read this story). For different perspectives on this story, listen to Episode 22 of the LEGION OF SUBSTITUTE PODCASTERS for the week of March 9, 2009 and Episode 38 of the podcast SUPER FUTURE FRIENDS for the week of April 6, 2013.

– THE SUPER-TEST OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by John Forte.

– THE SECRET OF MONSTER ISLAND (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the October or October/November 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 137 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 45!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #361 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1963: World’s Finest Comics #136!

World’s Finest Comics 136, September 1963!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136, September 1963, was published on July 18, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Jack Schiff, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Moohney as the cover artist, while Comic Book Database.com lists Dick Dillon and Jim Mooney as the cover artists without designating who was the penciller and inker.

– THE BATMAN NOBODY REMEMBERED (15 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com credit Jim Mooney as the artist, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the penciller as Jim Mooney and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 188, October/November 1969, published on August 7, 1969. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of a quarter. It also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story titled, THE MAGICIAN BOSS OF THE INCAS, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. It also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963: PART I; SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 44 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 72!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #361 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1963: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #71!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 71, September 1963!

Download Episode 361 Part I!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71, September 1963, was published around July 3, 1963. 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.

– THE PLOT AGAINST OLSEN (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– JIMMY OLSEN MEETS CLEOPATRA (9 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– THE NINE LIVES OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Forte. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 180, November 1976, published on August 19, 1976. That issue contained 48 pages for the cover price of 50¢.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

The episode begins with a comment made on the previous issue covered, and the monthly MY PULL LIST segment. This time I review the comic books cover dated February 2017, which I received in my monthly shipment from Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 44 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 72!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #360: Superman 2016: Year In Review!

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NOTE: For the next two months, the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST will be on a bi-weekly schedule.
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for our annual YEAR IN REVIEW episode for the SUPERMAN titles I read in 2016. This is not a review of the entire line of SUPERMAN titles published by DC Comics last year, only the ones I followed. The issues covered in this episode were all published during the calendar year of 2016, carrying the cover dates of March 2016 through February 2017. I did not go by cover date. Time stamps are listed in parentheses for each segment.


– (7:34) New 52 Superman: ACTION COMICS 48 – 52 and SUPERMAN 48 – 52, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (20:37) SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK issues 4 – 8, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (30:41) SUPERMAN: COMING OF THE SUPERMEN, a six issue mini-series, cover date May – September 2016. NOTE: During the episode I mistakenly referred to this mini-series as SUPERMAN: RISE OF THE SUPERMEN.


– (38:32) DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH (one shot), cover date July 2016.


– (44:50) SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1 (one shot), cover date August 2016 and ACTION COMICS, issues 957 – 970, cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, ACTION COMICS returned to its original numbering.


– (55:27) SUPERMAN 1 – 13 cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, SUPERMAN began with a new number one issue.


– (1:09:13) SUPERWOMAN 1 – 5, cover dates October 2016 – February 2017.


– (1:15:05) I reveal my favorite issues and stories from 2016.


The next episode of the podcast will be released the week of Wednesday, February 15, 2017 featuring: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #359 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #43!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 43, August 1963!

Download Episode 359 Part II!


SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43, August 1963, was published around July 27, 1963. 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 second of the issue’s three stories, which were all drawn by Schaffenberger.


– THE GIRL WHO MOURNED FOR SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 113, September/October 1971, published on July 6, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢.


– LOIS LANE – VOLUNTEER NURSE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 120, March 1972, published on January 20, 1972. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter.


– THE GIRL WHO DESERTED SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman (?) as possibly the writer.


Last episode I forgot to mention that elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN 2016: YEAR IN REVIEW!


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136! (Note: I mistakenly said issue 71 of Jimmy Olsen’s title.)

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 following:

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK, and

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites!

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.

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.

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 #359 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1963: World’s Finest Comics #135!

World's Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

Download Episode 359 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135, August 1963, was published on June 13, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, MENACE OF THE FUTURE MAN, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the ten page story titled, THE CREATURES THAT CONQUERED AQUAMAN, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features. I begin the episode sharing my comic book related Christmas gifts and the monthly MY PULL LIST review segment. This time I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, cover dated January 2017 and released in November 2016.

We begin 2017 with:


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: YEAR IN REVIEW!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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 #358 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1963: Giant Lois Lane Annual #2!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

Download Episode 358 Part III!


GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2, Summer 1963, was published on June 6, 1963 along with the DC Comics cover dated July 1963. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter.Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.


– LOIS LANE’S KISS OF DEATH (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released on December 24, 1958. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. The issue was covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013.


– THE MAN WHO MARRIED LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 136, April 1960, released on February 4, 1960. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. III. The issue was originally covered in Episode 210 for the week of December 11, 2011.


– LOIS LANE IN HOLLYWOOD (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 2, May/June 1958, released on March 18, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. This story was originally covered in Episode 241 for the week of October 10, 2012.


– THE GIRL ATLAS (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12, October 1959, released on August 11, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 285 Part I for the week of October 16, 2013.


– LOIS LANE’S SECRET ROMANCE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement with the writer credit we won’t count this toward Siegel’s silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14, January 1960, released on November 12, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 292 Part I for the week of January 22, 2014.


– THE KRYPTONITE GIRL (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement over the writer credit, we won’t count this towards Jerry’s silver age production.Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, relea sed on February 9, 1960. The story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III and LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS. It was originally covered back in Episode 299 Part I, for the week of June 18, 2014.


– THE WEDDING OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 21, June 1957, released around April 16, 1957. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I. The issue was originally covered in Episode 219 for the week of March 14, 2012.


– THE 10 FEATS OF ELASTIC LASS (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23, February 1961, released around December 22, 1960. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. The issue was originally covered in Episode 225 for the week of May 9, 2012.


– THE MYSTERY OF SKULL ISLAND (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won’t count this toward his silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, released on February 9, 1960. The issue was originally covered in Episode 299 Part I for the week of June 18, 2014. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 97, November 1969, released on September 23, 1960.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the article titled, MEET TV’S LOIS LANE, about the Lois Lane actress, the late Noel Neill, which was originally printed in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released around December 25, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013. The LETTERS TO LOIS column reprints the best letters published in Lois’ series to this point.


The final episode of 2016 will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135!


We begin 2017 with: 


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!

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 following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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.

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.

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!