MOSAIC Episode 7 – Weaknesses Part 2 – Observed, Speculated & Interests

coverblackThis is second and final part of a series where we cover Superman’s potential weaknesses in Man of Steel. In this episode, we cover the explicit weaknesses we saw in the film, speculate on ones that could arise from the film or tradition, then discuss how Superman’s character and interest is the main means of creating conflict. Finally we discuss whether Batman actually has to harm Superman for there to be compelling conflict.

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

  • How does neck trauma work?
  • What powers turn characters into flesh golems?
  • Can Superman taste beer?
  • What is a microbiome?
  • Would sensory overload work on Superman?
  • What is shaving times one hundred?
  • How does inexperience hurt?
  • Why Batman doesn’t need to KO Superman.

…and more!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #306: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated June 1963: Action Comics #301!

Action Comics #301!

Action Comics #301!

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ACTION COMICS 301, June 1963, was published around April 25, 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.

– The 12 page Superman story was titled THE TRIAL OF SUPERMAN, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

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

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

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1960: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 111!, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162, PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

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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 #305 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated July 1960: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #46!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #46!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #46!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46, July 1960, was published on May 19, 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 Supergirl in her first cover appearance in Jimmy’s title. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

- JIMMY OLSEN – ORPHAN (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database credit John Forte as the inker, while comicbookdatabase.com credits George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. This story was Jerry Siegel’s 97th Superman Family story, and his 142nd overall for the era. Previously, Siegel wrote four stories (I mistakenly said five in the recording):

 – HOW LUTHOR MET SUPERBOY for ADVENTURE COMICS 271, April 1960, drawn by George Papp.

 – THE SUPERSTAR OF HOLLYWOOD for ADVENTURE COMICS 272, May 1960, drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE MILLIONAIRE PUPIL for SUPERBOY 81, June 1960, drawn by Al Plastino.

 – THE BOY WHO WAS STRONGER THAN SUPERBOY for ADVENTURE COMICS 273, also June 1960, drawn by George Papp.

- THE IRRESISTIBLE JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.
- ELASTIC LAD’S GREATEST FEATS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.
Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN PEN PALS letter column.
Elsewhere in DC Comics 26 titles carried the July or July/August 1960 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of  Episode 217, for the week of February 8, 2014.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

Next Week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1960: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 111 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!
In 2 Weeks:SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!
The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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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 Lives Episode 3: New 52 Superman Changes And CONVERGENCE

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Chris brings Superman Lives back from an extended but unavoidable hiatus to discuss recent news about a new uniform and powers for the New 52 Superman, the Adventures of Superman on METV, and DC’s universe-spanning epic, Convergence, which will be released in May of 2015.

Will this event see the permanent return of the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe, including the classic Superman, who was seen at the end of Superman: Doomed #2? Chris offers his guesses on the matter, building on his ideas for fixing the current DCU in the previous episode.

Superman Lives Episode 3: New 52 Superman Changes And CONVERGENCE

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #305 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated July 1960: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #18

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 18!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 18!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, July 1960, was published on May 12, 1960. 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 Stan Kaye. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE STAR REPORTER OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein or Otto Binder, according to comicbookdatabase.comMike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database list the writer as unknown. The artist was the classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE SLEEPING DOOM (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdatabase.comMike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as unknown.

– LOIS LANE WEDS ASTOUNDING MAN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. The artists was Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, Winter 1963, released with the DC comic books carrying the January 1963 cover date. It was released on November 15, 1962. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. This story, and Annual, was covered in Episode 295 Part II, for the week of April 9, 2014.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JULY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

After that, we will feature the Superman comic book cover dated June 1963, ACTION COMICS 301!

Then we will return to the Superman Family comic books cover dated August 1960, Part I featuring WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 111, and Part II, highlighting SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19!

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!

Up, Up, and Away Episode 12 – For the Animals

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Episode 12- For the Animals

Can a Superman story with little to no Superman still be a compelling read? Find out as Mario takes a look at the 2000 PSA one-shot “Superman for the Animals.” Also in this episode, an examination of the Famous Studios short “Showdown” and the addition of a new segment to the show. Feel free to write in at [email protected]!

MOSAIC Episode 6 – Weaknesses Part 1 – Atmospheric Explanation, Environment & Equipment

coverblackThis is part one of a two part series where we cover Superman’s potential weaknesses in Man of Steel. In this episode, we cover how the atmospheric weakness interacts with Kryptonian powers, the environment, and equipment:

We begin with the basic theory and parse what Jor-El tells us about Kryptonian powers. We then point out the problems with the basic theory as complicated by the Kryptonian helmets in Smallville. We then try to reconcile the issue with a few different theories.

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

  • Why Superman’s strength doesn’t come from Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Why Zod wore a helmet in Earth’s atmosphere, what he was breathing, and why he didn’t suffer respiratory distress when he lost the helmet.
  • A better analogy for the function of the powers than drinking.
  • The function of Zod’s helmets and why they didn’t wear them during the attempt coup on Krypton.
  • How the Prequel Comic is still a stumbling block.

…and more!

Events Subjects Power sense issue Sun Breathing Comments
Childhood Kal-El unknown unknown yes E-Air years of pain – Ma & Zod
Bridge of Zero Kryptonians, no helmets no (likely) no no (likely shielded) K-Air
Bridge of Zero Kal-El no (restrained) no yes (stored) K-Air temporary respiratory issues
Escaping Zero guards w/ helmets no (can be shot, stopped, wrestled) no no (likely shielded) unknown (likely K-Air)
Escaping Zero Kal-El yes no yes (stored) E-Air (Lois safe) strength immediately returns
Smallville A Zod & Faora w/ helmet strength no yes unknown (possibly K-Air)
Smallville B Zod & Faora no helmet strength yes yes E-Air sensory temporary
Dropship Zod no helmet likely no yes (stored) unknown (likely K-Air) no issue until stepping off ship
Arctic Zod no helmet likely briefly yes E-Air
World Engine Kal-El yes no (likely) yes unknown E / K mix unknown

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MOSAIC Episode 5 – Powers Part 3 – Speed, Flight, & Telekinesis

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

  1. Speed
  2. Flight
  3. Telescopic Vision
  4. Aging
  5. Telekinesis

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

  • What distinguishes The Flash’s speed?
  • Why you can’t muscle super speed.
  • How did Superman’s space craft get to NORTHCOM?
  • How far can Superman see?
  • How do Kryptonians age?
  • What makes it likely Superman has TK?

…and more!

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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!

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