Superman Fan Podcast Episode #378 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1965: 80 Page Giant #6!

80 Page Giant 6, January 1965!

 

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80 PAGE GIANT 6, January 1965, was published on November 19, 1964. It contained 80 pages, as the title indicates, for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (4:24) MY PULL LIST segment featuring the comic books cover dated June 2018, released during the month of April, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service. The exception is ACTION COMICS 1,000, which I reviewed in Episode 378 Part I.

– (13:57) THE CREATURE OF 1,000 DISGUISES (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in ACTION COMICS 234, November 1957, released on September 26, 1957.

– (30:06) THE THING THAT STALKED SMALLVILLE (11 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by George Papp. It was originally printed as a thirteen page story, the first of three, in ADVENTURE COMICS 274, July 1960, published on May 30, 1960.

– (45:19) JIMMY OLSEN’S PRIVATE MONSTER (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was originally published as the third and final one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43, March 1960, released around January 5, 1960. We first covered this story in Episode 297 Part I.

– (1:00:49) THE HYPER-MENACE FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was first released as the first of three stories in ACTION COMICS 216, May 1956, published around March 29, 1956.

– (1:19:10) THE BATTLE WITH BIZARRO (20 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story combines a two-part story first published in ACTION COMICS 254, July 1959, released on May 29, 1959, titled THE BATTLE WITH BIZARRO; and ACTION COMICS 255, August 1959, published on June 30, 1959, titled THE BRIDE OF BIZARRO. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 67 Part I, then again in Episode 192, for the week of August 17, 2011 and Episode 194 for the week of August 31, 2011.

– (1:42:11) THE MYSTERY OF MONSTER X (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was first released as the first of three stories in ADVENTURE COMICS 245, February 1958, published on December 31, 1957.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965 PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

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

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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.
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Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #378 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1965: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #54!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 54, January 1965!

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NOTE: On the last episode, listener Halk-Kar wrote a comment about a real building in New York City that resembles the one shown on the cover of SUPERMAN 174, which had traffic flowing through it in both directions. He shared this link where you can read more about it.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, January 1965, was published on November 12, 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. The cover featured the issue’s third and final eight page story.

– (6:23) LOIS LANE, CUPID, writer unknown, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (26:36) LETTERS TO LOIS column.

– (32:41) LOIS LANE, DAILY PLANET EDITOR, written by Leo Dorfman, penciled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET.

– (51:59) THE MONSTER WHO LOVED LOIS LANE, written by Edmond Hamilton, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Vivian Berg. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 113, September/October 1971, published on July 6, 1971. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 35¢.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART II: 80-PAGE GIANT 6 (featuring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

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

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

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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 #378 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1965: Superman #174!

Superman 174, January 1965!

 

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SUPERMAN 174, January 1965, was published on November 4, 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 first story.

 – (1:02) Comment left at the bottom of last week’s episode.
– (4:38) A special installment of the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review ACTION COMICS 1,000.
– (18:24) CLARK KENT’S INCREDIBLE DELUSION (16 pages divided into two 8 page parts), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Curt Swan as pencilling the title splash page, which was inked by George Klein, and Al Plastino as the artist for the rest of the story.
– (28:44) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, this time announcing the winners of the GREAT D. C. CONTEST, in SUPERMAN 169, which was covered in Episode 330 Part I, for the week of November 4, 2015.e
– (36:03) THE END OF A HERO, part II of CLARK KENT’S INCREDIBLE DELUSION.
– (55:29) SUPER-MXYZPTLK … HERO (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This was Siegel’s 52nd silver age Superman story which we’ve covered on this podcast, and his 134th overall for the era.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: 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!
The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.
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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 III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1964: Action Comics #319!

Action Comics 319, December 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 319, December 1964, was published on October 29, 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.

– (1:08) After sharing a comment posted on last episode, the latest installment of MY PULL LIST. This time I review the comic books, released during March, cover dated May 2018, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (15:15) THE CONDEMNED SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in THE BEST OF DC 27, August 1982, published on May 8, 1982. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢.

– (34:53) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (44:47) THE SUPER-CHEAT (12 pgs), written by Leo Dorfman, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as unknown. Jim Mooney was the artist and Joe Letterese was the letterer. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. III.

– (1:04:08) Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the December or December 1964/January 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80-PG. GIANT 6 (featuring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

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 #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.
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 #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!

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 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.

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 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.

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 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!

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.

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 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.


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 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.

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 I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1964: Superman #172!

Superman 172, October 1964!

Download Episode 374 Part I!

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!