Superman in the Bronze Age Episode 100 — Crisis on Three Earths

Episode 100

This is it! The episode 100th episode of Superman in the Bronze Age! This time out, Charlie and David team up to cover a comic that is not only epic in and of itself, but it also helps set up future stories, such as a little tale known in certain circles as Crisis on Infinite Earths!

Superman in the Bronze Age is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network and the Comics Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the RSS Feed, or stream the episode on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the episode directly here.

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Superman & Batman, Episode 15

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 15 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

“Let No Man Write My Epitaph”

GUEST HOST: Shawn Engel of Just One of the Guys: A Green Lantern Podcast, Who True Freaks and The Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #220 (cover date November-December 1973)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman .. but pretty much just Batman!

ALSO FEATURING: A not-so-sweet transvestite and illogical placement of World War II artifacts!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents and a look at what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: GreatKrypton.com

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #295 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1963: Action Comics #296!

Action Comics #296!

Action Comics #296!

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ACTION COMICS 296, January 1963, was published on November 29, 1962. 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 13 page Superman story was titled THE INVASION OF THE SUPER-ANTS, writer unknown, with art done by Al Plastino. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPERGIRL’S DOUBLE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the January or January/February 1963 cover date, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In a month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

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]

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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 & Batman Special Presentation: Happy Birthday, Batman!

Superman & BatmanWelcome to a special presentation 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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BATMAN

“… My Beginning … and My Probable End.”
and “The Man Who Falls”
and “Batman Dies at Dawn”

GUEST HOSTS: Tom Panarese, of Taking Flight: A Robin & Nightwing Podcast; Michael Kaiser, formerly of Legends of the Batman; and Donovan Grant, of Next Dimension: A Dragonball Z Podcast and The Batman Universe!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS: (see website link below)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Batman’s life in a selection of fans’ all-time favorite Batman stories illustrating why the character still resonates after 75 years!

ALSO FEATURING: Batman lauded and celebrated by longtime fans!

PLUS: Vignettes where Michael offers his thoughts on various facets of the Dark Knight’s mythology!

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 in the Bronze Age Episode 99 — Lasers, Atomic Skull, and Starman

Episode 99

After yet another delay, Charlie and Dave return with more Bronze Age Superman goodness! First up, Charlie covers the finale of the Parasite story before covering a story that not only introduces the Atomic Skull, but also features the return of another old Silver Age adversary. Then, Dave covers Superman teaming up with the alien Starman to battle Mongul.

Superman in the Bronze Age is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network and the Comics Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the RSS Feed, or stream the episode on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the episode directly here.

If you would like to comment on the show or contact us, you can to so in the following ways: you can leave a comment below, you can leave a post on our Facebook page or you can email us here. You also private message us or leave a comment at the posting on the Superman Homepage or our Tumblr page.

The Armored Hero Steel: A John Henry Irons Podcast. Episode #15, The Maximum Orbit Trilogy Part 1.

Steel #10

Steel #11


Hey everyone and welcome back to The Armored Hero Steel. In this episode we return to the normal format of the show and take a look at the extraordinary life of John Henry Irons. The story sees Steel going to the Justice League to help him find a cloaked satellite that can lead him to Hazard. While they do this Maxima spots another concealed object that could potentially be more dangerous to earth than Hazard and his Black Ops group.

Also in the episode I take a look at the ads of the book and quickly examine the other Superfamily book. Also this episode features a new segment that looks at Steels history from a new angle.

To download this episode or any of the others that I’ve put together 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 thanks to Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove for creating such a great comic character.

This Podcast comes out once a month.

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #295 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1963: Superman Annual #3!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

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Now that MegaCon is over, we’re returning through the time barrier to pick up our journey through the silver age adventures of Superman, and finishing our look at the Superman titles cover dated January 1963.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, cover dated Winter 1962 – 1963, was published on November 15, 1962 (5 years later this date would be when my sister was born). It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- THE FIRST TWO SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 257, February 1959, released around December 30, 1958. (I mistakenly stated that the cover date was February 1958, and the release date was around December 30, 1957.)

- THE FIRST SUPERGIRL (10 pgs.), was part I of the 3-part story THE GIRL OF STEEL, originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958, released around June 17, 1958. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, and was covered in Episode 168 for the week of Wednesday, March 2, 2011..

- SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, released around January 15, 1957. This story was covered in Episode 212 for the week of January 4, 2012.

- THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino, originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 247, April 1958, released around February 27, 1958 (which would be my son’s birthday in 1990).

- LOIS LANE WEDS ASTOUNDING MAN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder (according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics), while comics.org credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Both sources agree on the penciller, Kurt Schaffenberger.

- THE MYSTERY OF MIGHTY BOY (19 pages), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp, originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960.

- THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released on June 28, 1960.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

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 14

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 14 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

“The Superman-Batman Split!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #176 (cover date June 1968)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … World’s Finest enemies!

ALSO FEATURING: Supergirl, Batgirl, Jimmy Olsen and Robin!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents and a look at what else was on the stands!

DOWNLOAD: GreatKrypton.com

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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #296 Part VI: Mega Con 2014 Wrap Up & Interviews!

Far left: Thurl Ravenscroft as Aquaman. Top Right: MegaCon banner. Bottom left to right: interviewees: Thurl Ravenscroft (closeup), Bill McCray and Laura Martin.

Far left: Thurl Ravenscroft as Aquaman. Top Right: MegaCon banner. Bottom left to right: interviewees: Thurl Ravenscroft (closeup), Bill McCray and Laura Martin.

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In this final episode on MegaCon 2014 I share my thoughts about the convention,which I attended on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday March 23, while missing its first day on Friday, March 21. Following my recap of MegaCon are a few interviews I conducted on Sunday. MegaCon 2014 occurred in the South Concourse of the North/South building.

MegaCon 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2015, returning to the West Concourse Building in Halls A4 – B4. For continuing updates on scheduled guests and events for next year’s MegaCon, periodically check the convention’s websitefacebook pagetwitter account or on instagram.

Next Episode: We return to our weekly journey through the time barrier to finish up our look at the Superman comic books cover dated January 1963 in Episode 295 with:

- PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

- PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

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!