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Superman & Batman, Episode 12B

Bizarro & Bizarro-BatmabWelcome to episode 12 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 Federation of Bizarro Idiots!” (sort of)

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #156 (cover date March 1966)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman encounter something … Bizarre (as does your host!)!

ALSO FEATURING: Even more Bizarros and “giving new meaning to ‘going a long way for a joke.’”

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

DOWNLOAD: GreatKrypton.com

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Superman & Batman, Episode 12

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 12 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 Federation of Bizarro Idiots!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #156 (cover date March 1966)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman meet the World’s Finest! Bizarro World’s Finest, that is!

ALSO FEATURING: Bizarros galore, questionable superhero decisions and the Joker!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other features and a look at 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 & Batman, Episode 6

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode six 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

“Superman & Robin”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #75 (cover date March-April 1955)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman? No. Superman and Robin!

ALSO FEATURING: Poor detective skills and Commissioner Gordon (though not necessarily in that order)!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other features and a look at 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 & Batman, Episode 3

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode three 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 Alien Superman”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #105 (cover date November 1959)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … alienated!

ALSO FEATURING: Kryptonian cosplay, Robin and lots of exposition!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other features and a look at 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 & Batman, Episode 1

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode one 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 Mightiest Team in the World!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: Superman #76 (cover date May-June 1952)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman team for the very first time in print!

ALSO FEATURING: Lois Lane and Robin the Boy Wonder!

PLUS: A brief history of the state of comics in 1952, a rundown of the book’s other features and a look at 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!

Back To The Bins! Presents: I’ve Got A Few Things To Say About SUPERMAN – Episode 3

0d9cDisenfranchised by the modern incarnation of his all-time favorite comic book hero, podcaster Scott Gardner now plies the time-stream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Superman back issues!!  Journey with him now… back… Back To The Bins!!

 DIRECT DOWNLOADBack To The Bins! Presents: I’ve Got A Few Things To Say About SUPERMAN – Episode 3

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #166: Curt Swan’s Earliest Comic Book Stories!

Episode #166: Curt Swan's Earliest Comic Book Stories!

(Top Left To Right) World's Finest Comics #21, Star Spangled Comics #55 & Real Fact Comics #7. (Bottom Left to Right) Star Spangled Comics #72, Gang Busters #7 & Action Comics #127!

Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920. I have covered Swan’s life and career in three previous episodes:

- EPISODE 2: MY FAVORITE SUPERMAN ARTIST: CURT SWAN! http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2008/01/Episode_2_My_Favorite_Superman_Artist_Curt_Swan-194192.html ,

- Episode 61: CURT SWAN: I FLEW WITH SUPERMAN! http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2009/02/Episode_61_Curt_Swan_I_FLEW_WITH_SUPERMAN-185127.html ,

- EPISODE 113: A CURT SWAN TOAST!  http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2010/02/Episode_113_A_Curt_Swan_Toast-288465.html .

This episode features the first characters or titles that Curt Swan first drew stories for at the beginning of his career:

- Boy Commandos
- Newsboy Legion
- REAL FACT COMICS
- Robin’s solo stories in STAR SPANGLED COMICS
- GANG BUSTERS
- Tommy Tomorrow.

The information for this episode comes from Wikipedia and MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS at http://dcindexes.com. Since only a few of Curt Swan’s first stories for these characters or titles have plot synopses for them, this episode will feature a brief history of each character, group or title.

For more information about the story, THE TRUE STORY OF BATMAN AND ROBIN in REAL FACT COMICS 5, November/December 1946, go to Bill Jourdain’s podcast and blog THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS, January 3, 2009: http://goldenagecomics.org/wordpress/2009/01/03/real-factor-fiction/ .

Also, Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor, co-hosts of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS podcast, is leading an effort to have the Superman and Batman story, DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS collected in a reprint edition. If you would like to do your part, here’s how:
- E-mail Editor Ian Sattler ian.sattler@dccomics.com.
- In your own words, explain why you think DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS should be collected.
- Be short and to the point, as well as polite. Don’t be rude or demanding.
- Mention that you heard it on FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS. It’s not about ego for Michael and Jeffrey. It’s to give a focused voice to our efforts.
- MOST IMPORTANT: If DC agrees, pre-order the book when it is solicited so that DC knows to print enough copies.
- follow FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS and the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE at http://supermanhomepage.com for updates.
- You will be able to order it through the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, or you can order it using the Diamond Order code at your local comic book shop.
- It’s important to show DC that we will follow through and actually buy this edition, so that they will be more inclined to reprint other storylines, not just for Superman, but other characters in the DC Universe.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED MARCH/APRIL 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 4 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 75!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED AUGUST 1958: SUPERMAN :123 & ACTION COMICS 243!

For more information about MegaCon, March 25 – 27, 2011: http://www.megaconvention.com/ .

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