Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Batman #25 (War of Jokes & Riddles)

Jim and Eric get together to talk Batman #25, the beginning to the War of Jokes and Riddles.  Don’t hate them, they are only being honest.  If you like what you hear, come on over to our big podcast we release every Sunday Night.

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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!

Super Hero Speak – #211: Retcon Happens

This week JD Oliva joins the guys to audition to be the new third of Super Hero Speak. Together they discuss the passing of Adam West, Black Panther, Justice League and so much more. Remember if you like JD please let us know! Sit back and enjoy!
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The Grawlix Podcast #47: Button Spam Shazam

This episode the Grawlix Podcast discusses the death of Pepe the Frog and this month’s Poll List book, DC’s Kingdom Come. Enjoy!

Full show notes & more at: http://www.grawlixpodcast.com/2017/06/grawlix47.html

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 128: DC Comics Rebirth, Dark Days: The Forge and Big Tony ‘66

It’s time again for your favorite 9+ Hour podcast and Jim, Eric and Reggie are here to give it to you.  Listen as they talk through a ton of books, read mail and find out about Big Tony’s favorite episode of Batman ’66.  Enjoy!

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Comic Frontline Live #156: R.I.P. Adam West!

Each week, the Comic Frontline crew discuss the latest in comic releases, news and more!

This week, most of the Frontline crew discuss Marvel Generations’ link to Secret Empire, another Dark Knight sequel, Marvel cancellations and upcoming releases, the leaked Inhumans trailer, Black Panther, Adam West’s sad passing, and more.

Plus we share our Top 5 and worst pick, cover of the week, most anticipated, answer viewer questions and comments, and more!

Find more at www.comicfrontline.com and www.youtube.com/comicfrontline

We are proud members of the Comics Podcast Network. You can also find us on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, and various other networks.

Video Version of this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmMAIQiyLK8

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Dark Days – The Forge #1

The spotlight is on Dark Days: The Forge and it has Jim and Eric pretty pumped.  Eric will be more pumped if he gets a definitive origin of Hawkman when all is said and done and Jim is just ready for a classic good time.  See what they have to say and if you like it, check out their regular weekly podcast as well as check out their Patreon account for more fun and nonsense!

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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!

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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!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 127: DC Comics, Batman and Wrong Turn

It’s another Weird Science DC Comics Podcast and Jim, Eric, Reggie and the whole GFC Gang have got another long one for you.  See how mad Jim gets at Batman #24 and then amaze at the happy thoughts throughout the rest of the show.  Also, find out what Wrong Turn ruined and all sorts of other nonsense.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast New 52 Review Ep 8: Green Lantern Vol 1 – Sinestro

Jim and Eric get together to talk Green Lantern Vo 1: Sinestro.  Is it as good as they remember or were they just looking at it through emerald green colored glasses?

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Columbus Comics Corner Ep. 37: NCBW 6/7/17

The guys pick a brand new stack of comics to discuss and rank. Also a short review of Woman Woman and the long awaited Black Panther trailer. Thanks for listening!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Justice League #22

Jim and Eric put the Spotlight on Shea Fontana’s Justice League #22.  Is it good and does it bode well for her upcoming Wonder Woman run?  Find out here and tune in every week for our big podcast where we review every single DC Comics book that came out that week.

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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!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 126: DC Comics Annuals, Wonder Woman and Rebirth Report Card

Jim, Eric, Reggie and the Gang get together for Annuals Week and while that means a short podcast for some, that kind of talk doesn’t fly over here at Weird Science!  Nope, Annuals Week still gets the WS treatment which means 7+ hours of fun and nonsense…Enjoy!

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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!

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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!