Superman Fan Podcast Episode 319 Part VII: MegaCon 2015: The Harley Quinn And Starfire Panel!

Top Left: Jimmy Palmiotti, Bottom Right: Amanda Conner. Right: Jimmy and Amanda with a room full of Harley Quinns!

Top Left: Jimmy Palmiotti, Bottom Right: Amanda Conner.
Right: Jimmy and Amanda with a room full of Harley Quinns!

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This was the second panel I attended at MegaCon 2015. It occurred in Room 311EF from 11:50 am to 12:40 pm. Jimmy and Amanda discussed their work as writers on the title HARLEY QUINN. They also shared with the panel audience what to expect from the new series STARFIRE, which will premiere in June after the conclusion of DC’s CONVERGENCE event series.

Harley Quinn and Starfire are and © DC Comics, a unit of DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company, a subsidiary of Time-Warner.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015: THE ART OF CINEMA PANEL! with Jimmy Palmiotti, Darwyn Cooke and Bob Layton.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 314 Part II: Superman Family Comic Cover Dated Nov 1960: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #21!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #21!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #21!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21, November 1960, was published on September 22, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye and Kurt Schaffenberger. It featured the issue’s second and final story. Both stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. Kurt Schaffenberger drew both stories.

– DOLLS OF DOOM (17 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as unknown. Kurt Schaffenber drew the story, which has been reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR.

– Part I was titled THE LOIS LANE DOLL (9 pgs.).

– Part II was titled TRAPPED IN KANDOR (8 pgs.).

– THE BATTLE BETWEEN SUPER-LOIS AND SUPER-LANA (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.com, while Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as unknown. This was Siegel’s 103rd silver age Superman Family story, and his 149th of this era.

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

During my introduction to this episode I also review the book, AGES OF HEROES ERAS OF MEN, edited by Julian Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and also available at Amazon.com.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the November or November/December 1960 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 228 for the week of Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 114!

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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.


Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #201: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1956: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #16!

Episode #201: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1956!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #16!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 16, October 1956, was published around August 23, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All 3 stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker Ray Burnley. They have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.

– THE THREE LIVES OF JIMMY OLSEN(8 pgs.).

– THE BOY OF STEEL (8 pgs.).

– THE SUPER LIAR OF METROPOLIS (6 pgs.)

Also covered in this episode are more details about DC Comics’ 5,000 Prize Slogan Contest.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 35 titles carried the October or October/November 1956 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959: ACTION COMICS 259!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1956: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 85!

The SLIPSTREAM web comic book, written by FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS podcast co-host Jeffrey Taylor and drawn by yours truly, will premiere in November 2011 at http://clockworkcomicsslipstream.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post.html. Thanks to SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE .com contributor Adam Deschanel for putting the website together.

Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.

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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.

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.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.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.