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I am a Superman fan from my childhood in the 1960's. I also enjoy animation and science fiction.

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #291 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1962: Action Comics #294!

Episode #291 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1962!

Episode #291 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated November 1962!

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ACTION COMICS 294, November 1962, was published on September 27, 1962 (the date of my 2nd 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 Superman story in this issue was titled, THE KRYPTONITE KILLER (14 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV. This story continued the tale begun in ACTION COMICS 292 (covered in Episode 286, for the week of October 30, 2013).

- The Supergirl story in this issue was titled, THE MUTINY OF SUPER-HORSE (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in  SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1962 cover date, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

I also give a brief review of the comic book history title, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. I have begun reading Super Boys, about the Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and will review this book in a future episode.

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 Fan Podcast Episode 291 Part I: Superman Comic Cover Dated Nov 1962: Superman #157!

Superman 157!

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This first regular episode of 2014 features SUPERMAN 157, November 1962, which was published around September 20, 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, featuring the issue’s first story. All three stories have been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- THE SUPER-REVENGE OF THE PHANTOM ZONE PRISONER (10 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: TALES FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE.

- THE SUPER-GENIE OF METROPOLIS (7 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

- SUPERMAN’S DAY OF DOOM was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 43rd silver age Superman story, and his 133rd story for the era to this point. Previously, he wrote:

- 2 stories for ADVENTURE COMICS 299, cover dated August 1962:

   - The Superboy story, THE UNWANTED SUPER-BABY, drawn by George Papp.

   - The Bizarro story: CAR 45, GET LOST, pencilled by George Klein and inked by George Klein.

- 3 stories for the cover date of September 1962:

- THE KRYPTONITE KID in SUPERBOY 99, drawn by George Papp.

   - THE LEAGUE OF FANTASTIC SUPERMEN for SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 63, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

   - THE FACE BEHIND THE LEAD MASK in ADVENTURE COMICS 300, drawn by John forte and Al Plastino. (No, this story is not about Legion of Super-Heroes member Ferro Lad.)

- 2 stories cover dated October 1962:

   - MA & PA KENT’S INCREDIBLE DELUSION for SUPERBOY 100, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- THE SECRET ORIGIN OF BOUNCING BOY in ADVENTURE COMICS 301, drawn by John Forte.

- THE SECRET ORIGIN OF BOUNCING BOY in ADVENTURE COMICS 301, drawn by John Forte.

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

The ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment will be at the end of the next episode: PART II of THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962: ACTION COMICS 294!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14!

We will wrap up the month of January 2014 with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42!

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 Fan Podcast Episode #290: Superman 2013: Year In Review!

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Because of holiday family celebrations and work schedules, there was little time to prepare of post the final two scheduled episodes of 2013. So I decided to do this episode, scheduled to be the final one of 2013, to begin 2014, followed by the next regularly scheduled silver age Superman story episode.

To review the Man of Steel in comic books, I cover:

- SUPERMAN 15 – 25 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL 2. (SUPERMAN 26 was released on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, but I was not able to go to my local comic book shop, Acme Superstore, until today, Saturday, January 4, 2014.

- ACTION COMICS 16 – 26 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2.

- SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 1 – 4. (SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 5 was published on the same day as SUPERMAN 26, but I was unable to go to my local comic book shop before the end of the year.

I also briefly discuss my trip to the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, which I covered in the multi-part Episode 271Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V & Part VI. Next I highlight my thoughts on the film MAN OF STEEL, which premiered the week after the Superman Celebration, and I originally reviewed in Episode 272.

I also highlight some of my pop culture Christmas gifts, as well as the pop culture Christmas gifts I bought for my family.

Next episode, I resume my regularly scheduled trip through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157, which was originally scheduled to be released on Christmas week 2013.

The following week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II; ACTION COMICS 294!

On the fourth week of January: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14!

We finish the first month of 2014 with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42!

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 Fan Podcast Episode #289 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1959: World’s Finest Comics #106!

World's Finest Comics #106!

World’s Finest Comics #106!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 106, December 1959, was published around October 22, 1959. 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 Stan Kaye.

- The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled THE DUPLICATE MAN, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database list Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, while the website comicbookdb.com credits Charles Paris as the inker. This story has been reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story titled, THE PLANETEER BODYGUARDS. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists Otto Binder as the writer, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the website comicbookdb.com credit Jack Miller as the author. All three sources agree on the artist, Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the 6 page story, THE CRIMES OF THE PNEUMATIC MAN, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the December, or December 1959/January 1960 cover date, and were covered at the end of Episode 202, released the week of Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN 2013: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!

In 3 Weeks the first episode of 2014: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II: ACTION COMICS 294!

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

 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 Fan Podcast Episode #289 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1959: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #41!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #41!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #41!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 41, December 1959, was published on October 6, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, featuring the issue’s first story. All three stories in this issue have beenreprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

- THE HUMAN OCTOPUS (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

- THE ROBOT REPORTER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

- JIMMY OLSEN, THE BOY SWORDSMAN (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

Also featured in this episode are the ads and other features found in this issue, including the letter column, JIMMY’S PEN-PALS.

Elsewhere In DC Comics cover dated December 1959 will be highlighted in the next episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 106!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157!

In the final episode of the year in 3 weeks will be the traditional year end episode: SUPERMAN 2013: YEAR IN REVIEW!

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

 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 Fan Podcast Episode #288 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1962: Action Comics #293!

Action Comics #293!

Action Comics #293!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

ACTION COMICS 293, October 1962, was published around August 28, 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. It featured Supergirl in her 13th silver age cover appearance, and two in a row after SUPERMAN 156.

- The 14 page Superman story was titled, THE FEUD BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND CLARK KENT, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV, and is the first story in that volume.

- Supergirl starred in the 11 page story, THE SECRET ORIGIN OF SUPERGIRL’S SUPER-HORSE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the October or October/November 1962 cover date.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 41!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 106!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962: SUPERMAN 157!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW!

Finally, my condolences go the the family of golden and silver age of comic book artist Al Plastino, who died on Monday, November 25, 2013. He was born on December 15, 1921, and died a few weeks before his 92nd birthday.

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

 
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 Fan Podcast Episode 288 Part 1 Superman Comic Book Cover Dated October 1962: Superman #156!

Superman #156!

Superman #156!

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SUPERMAN 156, October 1962, was published around August 2, 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, featuring the book length story, THE LAST DAYS OF SUPERMAN, which was 25 pages long. This story has been reprinted in LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION C-52 THE BEST OF DC (released on July 7, 1977), SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III (the final story of this volume).

- PART I: SUPERMAN’S DEATH SENTENCE (9 pgs.)

- PART II: THE SUPER-COMRADES OF ALL TIME (8 pgs.).

- PART III: SUPERMAN’S LAST DAY OF LIFE (8 pgs.).

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART II: ACTION COMICS 293!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 41!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 106!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157!

The final episode of the year: SUPERMAN 2013: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

 
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 Fan Podcast Episode #287 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1959: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #13!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #13!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #13!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13, November 1959, was published on September 20, 1959. 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, featuring the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

- INTRODUCING … LOIS LANE’S PARENTS (9 pgs.) was written by Robert Bernstein (according to the Grand Comic Book DatabaseMike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics does not list a writer. Both sources agree on the artist, classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

- ALIAS LOIS LANE (9 pgs.) was also done by the same creative team.

- THE SHOCKING SECRET OF LOIS LANE (8 pgs.) was written by Bill Finger (according to comics.org, while dcindexes.com does not list a writer. Both sources agree on the art team of penciller Wayne Boring and inker Stan Kaye.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the November or November/December 1959 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 200 for the week of October 12, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 156!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 COVER DATE PART II: ACTION COMICS 293!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 41!

In a month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1959 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 106!

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

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 Fan Podcast Episode #287 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1959: World’s Finest Comics #105!

World’s Finest Comics 105!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 105, November 1959, was published around September 3, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

- The 13 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE ALIEN SUPERMAN, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, Charles Paris was the inker, but the Grand Comic Book Database lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story has been reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol.. I.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story titled THE RECKLESS ROOKIE, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the 6 page story titled THE MIGHTY MR. MINIATURE, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1959 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 156!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART II: ACTION COMICS 293!

Left to right: Nick Cardy, George Pérez and Dan Jurgens at the Teen Titans panel. Nick Cardy and Renee Witterstraetter at the Artist At War panel.

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, legendary comic book artist Nick Cardy passed away at the age of 93. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cardy at the 2013 MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. I attended his two panels, which I recorded and posted as EPISODE 218 PART IV: TITANS FOREVER! PANEL! and EPISODE 218 PART VIII: NICK CARDY: THE ARTIST AT WAR PANEL! I posted clips from his second panel, where Mr. Cardy discussed how he got started in the comic book industry with moderator and editor Renee Witterstaetter, at the beginning of this episode. Copies of his book, NICK CARDY: THE ARTIST AT WAR were still available at the time of this recording. Renee Witterstaetter’s tribute to Mr. Cardy can be found here.

Adam Dechanel, writer for the Superman Homepage, is the writer and co-producer of THE JUNGLE BOOK, a theatrical adaption of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, at a London Theater this holiday season. For more information, go to http://www.thejunglebook.eu/.

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/,
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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 286: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1962: Action Comics #292!

Action Comics #292!

Action Comics #292!

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ACTION COMICS 292, September 1962, was published around July 26, 1962. 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.

- The 14 page Superman story was titled WHEN SUPERMAN DEFENDED HIS ARCH-ENEMY. No writer was credited,  but the artist was Al Plastino. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

- The 11 page Supergirl story was titled, THE SUPER-STEED OF STEEL, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the September or September/October 1962 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1959 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 105!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1959 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 156!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART II: ACTION COMICS 293!

I also update the story of Al Plastino’s art for the SUPERMAN 170 story, SUPERMAN’S MISSION FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY, which he had intended to be donated to the JFK Presidential Library, but instead recently surfaced for auction.

Superman Homepage writer Adam Dechanel is the writer and co-director of a play that will be performed during the holiday season in London. Go to http://thejunglebook.eu/ for more information. A video trailer can be found here.

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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!