Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: World’s Finest Comics #143!

World’s Finest Comics 143, August 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, August 1964, was published around June 11, 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.

– THE FEUD BETWEEN BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (18 pgs, divided into two 9 pg. parts), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. The inker was George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists George Klein and Sheldon Moldoff as the inkers.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the seven page story, THE CASE OF THE VANISHING ARROWS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SUPER TEAM FAMILY 2, December 1975/January 1976, published on September 25, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS FROM READERS column, and a short text feature, THE ORIGIN OF THE SUPERMAN – BATMAN TEAM.

We will finish our look at the Superman titles cover dated August 1964 with: PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 146: DC Comics, Bat, Cat and Eric Shea

Eric Shea!  He’s the star of the show and shows why.  Jim may name drop his cohost more than he likes, but it’s all about the love.  It’s also about all the DC Comics that came out this week…enjoy!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #372 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: 80 Page Giant #1!

80 Page Giant 1, August 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 1, August 1964, was published on June 4, 1964. It carried the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. During 1964 – 1965 DC Comics decided to consolidate their Annuals into one series. During this time, Superman had three issues in this series, not including one with Batman from their team-ups in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS. Superboy had one issue, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane both had two, Flash had one, and another was titled SECRET ORIGINS, featuring the origin stories of some of DC Comics’ other heroes. This first self-titled 80 Page Giant was originally advertised as SUPERMAN ANNUAL 9, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database adds that the yellow burst above the Superman logo was relettered from “Giant” to “80 Pg. Giant”. At the bottom of the yellow burst you can see the shape of the bottom of the word “Giant”.

– (7:05) THE REVENGE OF LUTHOR (13 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959. This story was originally covered in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. At the time of original publication, this was his third silver age Superman story, and his fifth overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– (25:28) THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS (10 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 270, November 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 228, for the week of May 30, 2012.

– (38:54) CLAIRE KENT, ALIAS SUPER-SISTER (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. He was a member of artist and Superman co-creator Joe Shuster’s Cleveland studio in the early 1940’s, and worked for DC Comics from 1941 – 1960. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960, published on November 19, 1959.

– (56:03) THE SUPERMAN BOOK THAT COULDN’T BE FINISHED (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 29, June 1958. This story was originally covered back in Episode 243, for the week of October 17 2012. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– (1:06:42) MA AND PA KENT ADOPT SUPERGIRL (13 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was Siegel’s 36th Superman Family story and his 63rd overall for the silver age. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 275, April 1961. We first covered this story in Episode 240 for the week of October 3, 2012.

– (1:17:03) THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (26 pgs.), was originally published SUPERMAN 137, May 1960, published on March 17, 1960. This Hstory was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was Siegel’s tenth Superman story for the silver age, and his 22nd overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story back in Episode 213 for the week of January 11, 2012.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the text article, THE SUPERMAN LEGEND ((1:37:46), writer unknown.

We will finish covering the Superman Family comic books cover dated August 1964 with: PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane, and guest starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316.

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.
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!

Comic Book Central – Episode #194: Cincinnati Comic Expo Part Two

Superman! Superman II! The Empire Strikes Back! EVERY Pixar film! Oh, and he just so happened to know a thing or two about a thing or two for 11 seasons of Cheers! John Ratzenberger joins me for a Q&A on part two of my trip to the Cincinnati Comic Expo!
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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #371 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #78!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 78, July 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78, July 1964, was published on May 28, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (6:26) THE REVENGE OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (26:17) THE BABY THAT SAVED METROPOLIS (8 pgs.) written by Bill Finger and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (38:15) THE RETURN OF JIMMY OLSEN’S LOST LOVE (9 pgs.) written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 80th silver age Superman Family story, and his 11th overall for the era.

– (54:30) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the July or July/August 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (starring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 144: DC Comics. Batman, Dawnbreaker and Mixed Up Creative Teams

It’s a tight, just under 8 hour affair this week and it has it’s ups and downs and twist and turn for sure!  The end of Jokes and Riddles and the Gotham Resistance and the beginning of Eric Shea having no idea what creative teams are on what book! Enjoy…

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Comic Book Central – Episode #193: Cincinnati Comic Expo Part One

My epic three-part adventure at the Cincinnati Comic Expo begins with Gotham’s Poison Ivy, Maggie Geha, and superstar artists Adam Hughes and Ty Templeton!
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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Batman #32

Jim and Eric talk about the finale of the Jokes and Riddles.  Do they like it? Listen and find out…Enjoy!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 371 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Action Comics #314!

Action Comics 314, July 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 314, July 1964, was published on May 28, 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 Sheldon Moldoff and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (6:27) THE DAY SUPERMAN BECAME THE FLASH (14 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in THE BEST OF DC 8.

– (25:22) The METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (32:30) SUPERGIRL’S TRAGIC ORDEAL (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

The final episode covering DC Comic’s July 1964 Superman Family titles will feature SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78! At the end of this episode the segment, ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where I will feature the other DC Comics titles which carried the July or July/August 1964 cover dates, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (featuring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51. At the end of this episode will be the next ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment.

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!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 143: DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Tim Drake and the Devil’s Hand

Jim and Eric are joined by their pals and give you another long podcast.  Remember, be careful what you wish for, you may be dealt the Devil’s Hand…or some DOLLARIDOOS! Continue reading

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #371 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1964: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #50!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 50, July 1964!

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Now that the ol’ Fortress Of Solitude has been tidied up after Hurricane Irma, we can get back on track with the podcast. The Fortress held up fine with no damage. We only had a lot of yard debris to clean up and were without power for a week.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, July 1964, was published on May 14, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and Kurt Schaffenberger drew the cover.

– (10:30) LOIS LANE’S PLOT AGAINST LANA LANG (9 pgs.), which was featured on the cover, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. The writer is unknown.

– (30:42) LOIS LANE’S LUCKIEST DAY (8 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist.

– (44:16) THE PROPHECY OF THE ORACLE BIRD (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

The episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where this time I review the comic books released in August 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

We will finish up the Superman and Superman Family titles which carried the July 1964 cover date with Part III: ACTION COMICS 314 and Part IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (starring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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!

Super Hero Speak – #227: Ethan Van Sciver

This week the guys sit down with the one and only Ethan Van Sciver! Ethan talks to the guys about his career and how he stays passionate about the work. Plus he explains the importance of smiling both for yourself and for your characters. Plus his passion and love for the medium will guaranteed inspire you as well! All this and much more on this Super Hero Speak!

Ethan Van Sciver

 

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 142: DC Comics, Batman, Deathstroke and Crazy Letterers

Eric is back…and a little rusty.  Him and Jim get going with a crazy rant and rave section and then spend 8 hours trying to figure out when Letterers got so crazy. Continue reading

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Nightwing #29 (Metal Tie-In)

Jim and Eric talk about Nightwing #29…Gotham Resistance part 2.  Is it better than last week’s Teen Titans tie-in?  Find out and enjoy

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 141: DC Comic Books, Dark Nights: Metal and Eric Shea’s Wedding Vacation

It’s a big podcast this week and Eric Shea is only there for part of it.  That’s right, while Eric is away at a wedding, Reggie fills in for the news, mail and other stuff…including his 5 books as well!  We find out a bunch of things, but mainly that Jim eats like a New York pigeon or homeless man.  Enjoy!

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