Superman & Batman, Episode 31

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 31 of SUPERMAN & BATMAN, featuring your two favorite heroes in one podcast together!

The show’s premise is simple: Each episode, host Michael Bradley celebrates seven decades of the World’s Finest heroes by looking at story featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, chosen at random mostly from the pages of World’s Finest Comics.

This episode

“Year Three: Light in the Darkness”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #3 (cover date June 1999)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … blinded by the light!

ALSO FEATURING: Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat! (aka “Villains, villains and more villains!”)

PLUS: A look at the book’s other content and what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: GreatKrypton.com

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Superman & Batman is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to visit the Superman Homepage!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #304 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Action Comics #300!

Action Comics #300!

Action Comics #300!

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ACTION COMICS 300, May 1963, was published on March 28, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This cover also served as the cover to the edition it was reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– The Man of Steel starred in the fourteen page story titled, SUPERMAN UNDER THE RED SUN, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– Supergirl starred in the eleven page story titled, THE RETURN OF SUPER-HORSE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has also been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next week we will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960, Part I featuring SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II highlighting SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

MOSAIC Episode 5b – Breaking News – DC Cinematic Universe Roadmap

coverblackThese are my October 15th reactions to the WB Investors Conference Press Release revealing a slate of at least 10 DC Cinematic Universe films slated to 2020. We briefly discuss each film, the larger picture, and why it means great things for Superman.

Blog post with Official Press Release, Roadmap, and Proposed Calendar

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Twitter: @mosanswers
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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #304 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Superman #161!

Superman #161!

Superman #161!

Download Episode 304 Part I!

SUPERMAN 161, May 1963, was published around March 21, 1963. 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 second and final story, and both stories have been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– THE LAST DAYS OF MA AND PA KENT (13 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has also been reprinted in, SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES. It also carried the subtitle of AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN, which was the 17th such tale about the Man of Steel, if my count is right.

– SUPERMAN GOES TO WAR (12 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, along with an e-mail from a listener.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1960 PART II: ACTION COMICS 300!

Next week we will feature the Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated July 1960, Part I featuring, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II highlighting, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

In three weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to [email protected]

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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 & Batman, Episode 30

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 30 of SUPERMAN & BATMAN, featuring your two favorite heroes in one podcast together!

The show’s premise is simple: Each episode, host Michael Bradley celebrates seven decades of the World’s Finest heroes by looking at story featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, chosen at random mostly from the pages of World’s Finest Comics.

This episode

“Year Two: A Tale of Two Cities”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #2 (cover date May 1999)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman walk a mile in each other’s shoes cities!

ALSO FEATURING: Angry Superman, grumpy Batman and foreshadowing!

PLUS: A look at the book’s other content and what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: GreatKrypton.com

Fine print

Subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS Feed! Got questions or comments? Additions or corrections? How about a story suggestion? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue. Seriously, I want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with show on Facebook and Twitter to send feedback and get show updates!

Superman & Batman is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to visit the Superman Homepage!

MOSAIC Episode 4 – Powers Part 2 – Heat Vision, Super Strength, & Invulnerability

coverblackThis is part two of a three part series where we cover those abilities, traits, and powers that set Superman part in the Man of Steel. In this episode, we cover:

  1. Heat Vision
  2. Super Strength
  3. Holding Breath
  4. Invulnerability

While covering our topics, we will discuss and answer the following questions:

  • What’s a use of Heat Vision we saw in Returns which might not come back in the DCCU?
  • Heat vision refractory period?
  • How does Superman shave and why Kryptonians may be particularly susceptible to heat vision.
  • Why didn’t we see more Kryptonians lifting stuff?
  • Does Superman need to breath?
  • When did Clark figure out he was invulnerable?
  • How can Superman avoid getting his neck snapped?

…and more!

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Twitter: @mosanswers
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The Armored Hero Steel: A John Henry Irons Podcast. Episode #21, The Search for Tyke Part 1.

Steel #17

Steel #17


Hey everyone and welcome back to the next thrilling installment of The Armored Hero Steel. In this episode Steel starts his search for his adopted nephew Tyke but runs into a little trouble. A bounty has been put on Steel’s armor and bounty hunter has come to collect. Also in the episode we take a look at the letters page which saw it’s return for this month’s issue. After that we look at the ads of the book which includes a movie video game, 2 Movie collector card sets as well as promoting a video game championship.

After that we examine the other Superfamily books including Superman’s five, count them five, core books and his guest role in Green Lantern. We also look at Superboy, Supergirl in New Titans, Darkstars and Deathstroke, Eradicator in Outsiders and his appearance in Loose Cannon as well as another Superman Annual and the first issue of Superman Vs Aliens. Then lastly we learn more about one of the colorist who worked on Steel’s book in the Steel Files.

To download this episode or any of the others, just go to
http://www.thefanofsteel.com/home/podcast

The Armored Hero Steel : A John Henry Irons Podcast is a very proud member of The Superman Podcast Network.

Thanks for listening to The Armored Hero Steel : A John Henry Irons Podcast as well as Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove for creating such a great comic character.

Up, Up, and Away Episode 11 – Fixing The New 52

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Episode 11 – Fixing The New 52

In this, the eleventh episode, Mario discusses his problems with The New 52 Superman, Superman (vol. 3) #32, and the Famous Studios short “Japoteurs.” Stay tuned for a special announcement at the end!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #303 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1960: World’s Finest Comics #110!

World's Finest Comics #110!

World’s Finest Comics #110!

Download Episode 303 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110, June 1960, was published on April 19, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– THE ALIEN WHO DOOMED ROBIN (12 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the seven page story, THE ROBOT RAIDERS, writer unknown, drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow and his sidekick Speedy were featured in the seven page story, THE SINISTER SPECTRUM MAN, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias, and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

During this episode I failed to mention that 28 titles carried the June or June/July 1960 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, which was covered back in Episode 215 for the week of January 25, 2012.

Next week, we will feature the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963: Part I featuring SUPERMAN 161 and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

The following week, the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960 will be highlighted: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to [email protected]

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

- COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

FCTC EPISODE 175: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 1

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Episode 175: Worlds Collide Part 1

Welcome to the one hundred and seventy-fifth episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast!  This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index.  Part commentary.  Part history lesson.  All podcast.

One Man.  Two Worlds.  And The End Of All There Is…

This time out Mike and Jeff begin their look at a story that Mike was really looking forward to and Jeff was…not really looking forward to.  Worlds Collide was a 14 part series that crossed over between three of the Superman related books and four of the books put out by Milestone Comics with one special right there in the middle.  We have been seeing a mail carrier named Fred Bentson in some of the Superman books during the Battle For Metropolis.  Fred finally takes center stage during this story and proves to be a threat of universal proportions.  Mike kicks things off with a short history of Milestone Comics and a rundown of who the players from that universe are.  Then the boys jump into the first part, which takes place in Superman: The Man of Steel #35.  Not only do we see the beginnings of the story but also the death of a supporting character.

While they don’t get the full synopsis/review treatment the boys do go over the next five chapters of the story.  The second part takes place in Hardware #17, where we meet (if you haven’t read his title before that is) Hardware and see how Fred’s powers are growing.  Then in Superboy #6 the Kid fights the Parasite and gets drawn into the story.  The teenage heroes team-up (sort of) in Icon #15 as Rocket (of Icon and Rocket fame) gets in on the action.  Steel and Hardware meets for reals in Steel #6 while Superman is mistaken for a fictional character in the pages of Blood Syndicate #16.  The danger kicks into high gear and the full synopsis treatment returns in the pages of Worlds #1 where Fred’s powers reach their zenith and he becomes the entity known as Rift!

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If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, at the Superman Homepage, leave comments here or at the Homepage or here or email them by clicking this link. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.

Next time: The Fall of Metropolis continues in Superman #91, Adventures of Superman #514 and Action Comics #701!