Superman Fan Podcast Episode 302 Part II: Superman Comic Cover Dated April 1963: Action Comics #299!

Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963!

Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963!

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ACTION COMICS 299, April 1963, was published on February 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. It featured the Supergirl story in the back of the issue, and was her 9th appearance on the cover of ACTION, and 10th including her solo appearance on the cover of Superman (I misspoke and said that it was her 14th cover appearance, misreading my checklist).

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, THE STORY OF SUPERMAN’S EXPERIMENTAL ROBOTS, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has also been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV. It was also Siegel’s 45th silver age Superman story, and his 137th overall for the era. Previously he wrote, THE HELMET OF HATE for SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 68, April 1963, which was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was titled, THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF SUPERBABY II, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

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

The next two episodes will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated July 1960, Part I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

Then we will return to the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963, Part I: SUPERMAN 161, and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

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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!

MOSAIC Episode 2 – Tangential Trinity – Kryptonian Wonder Woman, Beef with Batman, Sunny Superman

coverblackIn this episode, we cover:

  1. What impact the World Engine scrap might have?
  2. We talked about the open pod and its possible ties to Wonder Woman.
  3. We discussed two ways Superman might tackle Kryptonian technology and how giving humanity access might cause him to come into conflict with Batman.
  4. What Batman’s logical attitude towards Superman could be?
  5. How Batman could have an illogical attitude towards Superman could be justified.
  6. How Man of Steel lays the groundwork for an optimistic Superman.
  7. And my preferences on the approach to the Superman Batman conflict and partnership.

While covering our topics, we touch on the following questions:

  • What’s the deal with the open pod and who was the survivor?
  • Can Superman breath in space?
  • Where should the Fortress of Solitude be?
  • Why would Superman support the proliferation of Kryptonian technology?

…and more!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #302 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1963 Part I: Superman #160!

Superman #160!

Superman #160!

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SUPERMAN 160, April 1963 (I misspoke during the recording and said the cover date was April 1960), was published around February 7, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, featuring the two part story which began the issue. Both stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– WHEN SUPERMAN LOST HIS POWERS was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.

– Part I: THE MORTAL SUPERMAN (8 pgs.)

– Part II: THE CAGE OF DOOM (8 pgs.)

– THE SUPER – COP OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Curt Swan, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was Siegel’s 44th silver age superman story, and his 135th overall for the era.

Between SUPERMAN issues 157 – 160, he wrote 10 stories:

– SUN BOY’S LOST POWERS, published in ADVENTURE COMICS 302, November 1962, published on September 27, 1962 and drawn by John Forte.

Siegel wrote two stories for SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65, December 1962, both drawn by the art team of penciller Curt Swan and inker George Klein:

– THE ALIEN JIMMY OLSEN FAN CLUB

– THE HUMAN PORCUPINE

– THE FANTASTIC SPY for ADVENTURE COMICS 303, December 1962, drawn by John Forte.

Jerry Siegel wrote two stories for SUPERBOY 102, January 1963:

– THE AMAZING TOTS OF SMALLVILLE, drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE SECRET OF KRYPTON’S SCARLET JUNGLE, drawn by George Papp.

Siegel wrote all three stories for ADVENTURE COMICS 304, January 1963:

– THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND SUPERBOY, drawn by George papp.

John Forte drew the other two stories in this issue:

– THE STOLEN SUPER POWERS

– THE SECRET OF THE MYSTERY LEGIONNAIRE.

– SUPER LUCY LANE for SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 67, March 1963, drawn by John Forte.

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

Next Episode; SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 299!

After that episode I will feature the Superman Family comic books cover dated June 1960, Part I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 45, and Part II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110!

Then we will return to the Superman comic books cover dated May 1963, Part I: SUPERMAN 160, and Part II: ACTION COMICS 300!

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 28

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 28 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 Bewitched Batman”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #109 (cover date April 1960)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman bewitched, bothered and bewildered!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin, the Ashton Kutcher of 1100 A.D. and an alien space dragon (I know, right?)!

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

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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!

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MOSAIC Episode 1 – Kryptonian Tech!

coverblackWelcome to the ManOfSteelAnswers.com where we endeavor to answer the questions, criticisms, and controversies raised by the 2013 film for Man of Steel fans and those excited by the anticipated DC Cinematic Universe.

Man of Steel Answers Insight Commentary (MOSAIC) is a weekly audio show dedicated to diving deep into one of the most polarizing films in the superhero genre. Answering the questions, criticism, and controversies to gain insight into the DC Cinematic Universe. Far after Man of Steel’s release, the film is still discussed with passion and enthusiasm. This show will equip you to stand out in that discussion.

We tackle a MOSAIC of topics for fans of Man of Steel who are eagerly anticipating the DC Cinematic Universe. This show is not meant to convert anybody, reasonable minds will differ, but it’s for fans who love to chew their food.

We start with diegetic analysis for what happened in the film, then analyze the creative decisions that took place outside the film. Then see how those may guide the filmmakers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe.

DrAwkward, your DC Cinematic Universe Apologist, will walk you through the answers logically to give you greater insight into the film and the minds of the filmmakers.


In this episode, we cover the Remnants of Kryptonian Technology. What’s still on Earth after “Man of Steel” concluded and may appear again in the DC Cinematic Universe:

  1. Lois’s Escape Pod
  2. Kryptonian Signals or Code
  3. Environmental Impact / Terraformed Earth
  4. Zod’s Body
  5. Scout Ship
  6. Zod’s Arctic Shuttle /Dropship
  7. Zod’s Armor

While covering our topics, we answer the following questions:

  • Who is Car-Vex?
  • How did Lois fall away from the Phantom Zone singularity?
  • Could we see the return of Jor-El’s AI?
  • Why don’t Kryptonians have hovering jet packs?
  • Did the Kryptonians know they weren’t alone in the universe?
  • A new DCCU origin for The Flash?
  • Is Kryptonian armor powered? How durable is it?

…and much more!

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Mick’s Super Comic Podcast Ep01 – Superman 32 (New52) – The Man of Tomorrow Chapter 1

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Here’s Episode 1 of my Comic Podcast!  My main feature the next few months will be the current Geoff John’s run on New 52 Superman starting with #32 in this episode.

I’ll also be covering the DC Essential Graphic Novels as an additional feature in the coming months!  Thanks for listening!

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Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for letting us use his song:

“The Complex” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #301 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1960: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #17!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 17!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 17!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17, May 1960, was published on March 24, 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. It featured the issue’s second story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. IV.

– THE GIRL THAT ALMOST MARRIED CLARK KENT (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. All sources agree on the artist, the classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LANA LANG, SUPERWOMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, but Jerry Siegel was credited as the writer, according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.com. Because there is some discrepancy about the writer credit, I won’t credit this story toward Jerry Siegel’s total of silver age stories. This story was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT #3 (1964, published with the DC comic books cover dated September 1964, and had the cover price of a quarter.

– HOW LOIS LANE GOT HER JOB (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. The subtitle for this story was THE FIRST UNTOLD STORY OF LOIS LANE. It has also been reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1960 cover date, which were covered back in Episode 213, for the week of January 11, 2013.

The next issues featured will be the Superman comic books cover dated April 1963. Part I will highlight SUPERMAN 160 and Part II will focus on ACTION COMICS 299!

Then we will return to the Superman Family comic books cover dated June 1960: Part I featuring SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 45, and Part II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110!

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 172: ELSEWORLDS ANNUAL PART 2

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Episode 172: Elseworlds Annuals Part 2

Welcome to the one hundred and seventy-second 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.

This time out Mike and Jeff finish up their look at the Elseworlds Annuals from 1994.  The boys kick things off with Superboy Annual #1, which concludes the “Super Seven” story from Adventures of Superman Annual #6.  Will the heroes defeat the alien invaders?  Will everyone make it out alive?  Well, yes and no, but you’ve have to listen to the episode to figure out the hows and whys of those answers.  Then events go back to the Revolutionary War in the pages of Action Comics Annual #6 and we learn what would happen if one of Superman’s ancestors came to Earth and was a huge jerk.  Finally there’s another period piece in Steel Annual #1 where John Henry was born before the American Civil War and there’s armor (as you would imagine) and Arthurian references and a heaping, helping dose of racism.

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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:  Four words…SUPERMANDOOMSDAYHUNTERPREY!