Superman Fan Podcast Episode #270 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1964: World’s Finest Comics #142!

World’s Finest Comics 142, June 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142, June 1964, was published on April 30, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (12:32) THE COMPOSITE SUPERMAN (18 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit George Klein as the inker on the nine page Part I, and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker for Part II. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 223, May/June 1974, published on February 19, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢, and had  a circulation of 246, 871. This story was also reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23, February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– (46:01) FLAME DRAGON FROM KRYPTON, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 142, January 1961, published on November 3, 1960. At the time of original publication, it was Siegel’s 20th silver age Superman story, and his 51st overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story during Episode 232 for the week of July 4, 2012.

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

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

Next Episode, now that we’ve caught up the Superman Family titles to the Man Of Steel’s titles of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS: SUPERMAN TITLES COVER DATED JULY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 170, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, PART III: ACTION COMICS 314 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

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Episode #370 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #77!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 77, June 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77, June 1964, was published on April 9, 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.

– (3:00) THE COLOSSUS OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

– (29:36) THE KID WHO COULDN’T LOSE (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (41:29) JIMMY OLSEN, SUPER-THIEF (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by John Forte 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 (22:12).

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1964 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142! With this issue we will have caught up with where we left the titles of ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 170, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, PART III: ACTION COMICS 314 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

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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 #369 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #49!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 49, May 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49, May 1964, was published on March 26, 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 UNKNOWN SUPERMAN (17 pgs, Part I was 7 pages long), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who signed his name in the title panel. 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¢.

– Part II was titled, THE SECRET OF STRONG BEAR (9 pgs.).

– LOIS LANE, BEAUTY QUEEN (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142!The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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 The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
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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 #369 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1964: World’s Finest Comics #141!

World’s Finest Comics 141, May 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141, May 1964, published on March 12, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This issue marks Mort Weisinger’s first issue as series editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– The 17 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE OLSEN-ROBIN TEAM VERSUS THE SUPERMAN-BATMAN TEAM. Part I was eight pages long. The writer was Edmund Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 225, September/October 1974, published on June 18, 1974. (I mistakenly said 1975 during the recording.) It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. It was also reprinted in EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS 1, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN THE BOY WONDER, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II and DC UNIVERSE: SECRET ORIGINS.

– Part II: THE VENGEANCE OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (9 pgs.).

– THE IRRESISTIBLE LOIS LANE, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 29, November 1961, published on September 21, 1961 (six days before my first birthday). This story would also be reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 171, June/July 1975, published on March 11, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢.

Also highlighted in the episode are the ads and other features, including the COMING SUPER ATTRACTIONS column. Among other things it solicited ideas for the name of an upcoming letters column for this series. If you’re like me and know the name of that letter column, comment on this episode or send an e-mail, and you’ll be immortalized on the internet when I read your names on the episode when we cover the first WORLD’S FINEST COMICS letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142!

If you’re interested in a podcast interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, son of Mort Weisinger, listen to Episode 111 of the Superman Forever Podcast, hosted by Bob Fisher.

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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 #368 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #76!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 76, April 1964!

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This 500TH individual episode features SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76, April 1964, published on February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son’s birthday). 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.

– ELASTIC LAD AND HIS LEGION ROMANCES (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 79th silver age Superman Family story, and his 124th overall for the era. The story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 503, September 1983, published on June 2, 1983. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This issue was also the final issue of the series, which began as NEW COMICS, cover dated December 1935, published around November 2, 1935. It was the second series published by the company that would become DC Comics as we know it today, after NEW FUN COMICS 1, cover date February 1935, published on January 11, 1935.

– THE DEATH MARCH (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164 (which continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen’s title), the April/May 1974 issue, published on January 24, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.

– THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG (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, 31 titles carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141 (Mort Weisinger’s first issue as editor) & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Thank you for listening to these 500 episodes of THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, and here’s to 500 more!

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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 #368 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #48!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 48, April 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 48, April 1964, was published on February 13, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who also drew the story in this issue. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

The 25 page story was titled, FEATURING LOIS LANE AS HELLENE OF TROY, CINDERELLA AND FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer.

– 10:27 HELLENE OF TROY (10 pgs.)

– 22:37 THE COURTSHIP OF CINDERELLA LANE (8 pgs.)

– 33:32 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S LAST STAND (8 pgs.)

Next Episode will be the 500th individual episode of the podcast, featuring: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141 (which was Mort Weisinger’s first as this series’ editor) & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

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

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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 #367 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1964: World’s Finest Comics #140!

World’s Finest Comics 140, March 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140, March 1964, was published on January 30, 1964. It contained

 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, 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, while both sources credit Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Comic Book Database.com lists Jim Mooney and Sheldon Moldoff without designating who was the penciller or inker.

– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CLAYFACE SUPERMAN, written by Dave Wood. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the penciller and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the artist. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the ten page story, THE LAND OF NO RETURN, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


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


This issue marked the last issue edited by Jack Schiff before Mort Weisinger brought the title into his stable. A few months later he would be removed as editor of the Batman titles because of low sales. Julius Schwartz would become the new editor with DETECTIVE COMICS 327 and BATMAN 164, beginning the Caped Crusader’s silver age with a yellow circle around the bat logo on his chest. Schiff would become the editor of HOUSE OF SECRETS, STRANGE ADVENTURES, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED and MYSTERY IN SPACE until his retirement from DC Comics in 1967, after a 25 year career with the company. One of his hallmarks with DC were his Public Service Announcements, which ran in DC’s title, tapping into comic books’ potential as an educational medium. For more information about Jack Schiff click here.


During the recording I forgot to mention that 28 titles carried the March or March/April 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, covering the June 2017 comic books published in April, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episodes: 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!

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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.

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 #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!

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!

Download Episode 366 Part I!


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 #365 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #46!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 46, January 1964!

Download Episode 365 Part I!


SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 46, January 1964, was published on November 14, 1963 (the day before my Grandfather’s 53rd birthday). 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 25 page story in this issue was divided into three parts. Part I carried the same title as the overall story. The writer was unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. The story was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This is the 14th Imaginary Story we’ve covered on this podcast.


– Part I: LOIS LANE’S OUTLAW SON (8 pgs.)


– Part II: THE FATE OF SUPERMAN’S DAUGHTER (9 pgs.)


– Part III: THE WEDDING OF LOIS LANE’S SON AND SUPERMAN’S DAUGHTER (8 pgs.)


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


At the beginning of the episode I review the WONDER WOMAN film, which my wife and I saw Friday evening, June 9, 2017.


I have created a website as an online home for my artwork, WAYFARER COMICS. I am available for black and white pencil or ink commissions. For more information click on the Art Commissions tab at the website. The e-mail address for this website is wayfarercomics@gmail.com.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 74!


Then we will feature: 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 #364 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1963: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #73!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 73, December 1963!

Download Episode 364 Part I!


NOTE: Halk-Kar left a comment on Episode 363 Part II, about the story, THE SUPERMAN-LOIS HIT RECORD. He felt this story may have been inspired by a popular comedy album titled, THE FIRST FAMILY, by Vaughn Meader. It was a comedy spoof of the Kennedy White House. If you’re interested in listening to the album, click on the link.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 73, December 1963, was published on October 10, 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.


– THE KID WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.


– THE FIVE FANTASTIC FEATS OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by Al Plastino.


– JIMMY’S INTER-DIMENSIONAL ROMANCE(9 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by John Forte 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.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138!


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 46 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 74!


Also, if you’re listening to this episode Friday evening, June 2, 2017, or Saturday morning June 3, 2017 before 10:30 a.m. the social media platform Twitch is wrapping up a marathon run of the PBS series, MR. ROGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD. If you would like to watch some of the series’ final episodes click on the link. It’s free, and if you would like you can make a donation to public television, although it’s not required.

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!

Download Episode 363 Part II!


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!