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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!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode 296 Part V: MegaCon 2014: Kickstarter Panel!

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This was the final panel I attended Sunday, and my final panel for MegaCon 2014. It started around 1:45 p.m., at the same time the AGES OF HEROES ERAS OF MEN panel was ending, so I joined the Kickstarter panel already in progress. The panelists were Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri and Nelson DeCastro. They answered questions from the audience and shared their experiences with Kickstarter projects to give advice on the do’s and don’ts of doing a Kickstarter project.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2014 WRAP UP & INTERVIEWS!

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 #296 Part IV: MegaCon 2014: The Capes, Cowls And Culture: Ages Of Heroes, Eras of Men Panel!

(L to R) Julian Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson.

(L to R) Julian Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson.

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This panel was the first one I attended at MegaCon on Sunday, March 23, 2014, around 1:00 p.m. The panelists, Julian Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson, discuss the book they edited, AGES OF HEROES, ERAS OF MEN, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and also available at AmazonBlackwell and Ingram.

The panelists, all comic book readers themselves, put together an anthology of essays by scholars in many fields, exploring the changing depictions of superheroes divided into three eras: Golden Age, Silver Age and Modern. In a discussion with the audience, they shared how the current culture of the time influenced the evolving superhero.

Next Episode: KICKSTARTER PANEL!

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 296 Part III: MegaCon 2014: Breaking-In Panel!

(L to R) Russell Lissau, Frank Tieri, Mike Miller, Steve Horton and panel moderator Roland Mann.

(L to R) Russell Lissau, Frank Tieri, Mike Miller, Steve Horton and panel moderator Roland Mann.

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This was the third and final panel I attended at MegaCon on Saturday, March 22, 2014. It was not a how-to on breaking in to comic book stores or comic book publisher offices, but rather an informative panel of five comic book professionals sharing their stories on how they broke in to the industry and began their careers. During the discussion, they shared tips on how to’s and not do’s for others to get their break in the comic book industry.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2014 PART IV: CAPES, COWLS AND CULTURE: AGES OF HEROES, ERAS OF MEN EXPLORES COMICS CULTURE PANEL!

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 296 Part II: MegaCon 2014: Spotlight On Bill Sienkiewicz Panel!

(L to R) J. David Spurlock and Bill Sienkiewicz.

(L to R) J. David Spurlock and Bill Sienkiewicz.

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The second panel I attended at the 2014 MegaCon was the SPOTLIGHT IN BILL SIENKIEWICZ PANEL, which occurred on Saturday, March 22, 2014. J. David Spurlock, writer, comic book agent and publisher of Vanguard Productions served as moderator. Vanguard Productions produces art books on various comic book artists. This panel served as a discussion of Bill Sienkiewicz’s career, his artistic influences and evolution of his art style. J. David Spurlock and Bill Sienkiewicz worked together on TALES FROM THE EDGE, a comic book anthology available from Vanguard Productions.

After this panel is an interview with J. David Spurlock about his career as a comic book writer, agent and publisher.

The Bill Sienkiewicz panel is © J. David Spurlock and Bill Sienkiewicz. All rights reserved.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2014 PART III: BREAK-IN STORIES!

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 #296 Part I: MegaCon 2014: The Kubert School Panel!

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This panel was the first one I attended at the 2014 MegaCon. It began at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Adam Kubert led the panel, showing a video about the school, then discussing how the Kubert school prepares students for not only a comic book career, but other graphic art jobs as well. He also answered questions from the audience.

The Kubert School Of Cartoon And Graphic Art website has all of the details you will require to learn how to apply to the school, which is fully accredited and accepts all forms of financial aid. The video Adam shared at the MegaCon can be viewed on the school’s website. Correspondence Courses are available, as well as art supplies.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2014 PART II: THE SPOTLIGHT ON BILL SIENKIEWICZ PANEL!

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 supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com[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 296: MegaCon 2014 Preview!

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No, you haven’t missed an episode. Preparing to cover seven stories in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6 took longer than expected, and home life used up some more spare time, so we will jump back through the time barrier after my MegaCon coverage and finish up the Superman titles cover dated January 1963, and resume our regular schedule through the time barrier. In this episode, I highlight the convention guests and panels I plan on seeing, including those I had to miss on Friday because my car was in the repair shop until the early afternoon that day.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2014 PART I: THE KUBERT SCHOOL PANEL!

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 263 Part VIII:Mega Con 2013 Wrap Up!

(L to R): Bob McCleod, me and Darren Nowell, co-host of the Legion Of Substitute Podcasters.

(L to R): Bob McCleod, me and Darren Nowell, co-host of the Legion Of Substitute Podcasters.

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This is my final episode of my Megacon 2013 coverage. In this episode I touch on the highlights of the convention and the panels I attended, getting to meet Darren Nowell, co-host of the Legion Of Substitute Podcasters, as well as some of the news coming from DC Comics in the days after the Con. Then I end the episode with my interview with comic book artist Bob McCleod.

MegaCon 2014 will occur Friday, March 21, 2014 through Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Next Episode, we will return to our regularly scheduled journey through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1962: SUPERMAN 150 & ACTION COMICS 284!

In 2 weeks we will pick up with an issue I missed in Episode 262, when we covered WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 99: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each

Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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 thefollowing:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The 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 #263 Part VII: MegaCon 2013: Kickstart Your Kickstarter Panel With Jimmy Palmiotti!

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KICKSTART YOUR KICKSTARTER panel was the final panel I attended at MegaCon on Sunday, March 17, 2013 on St. Patrick’s Day. Jimmy Palmiotti shares his experiences on the three Kickstarter graphic novels he has funded through the crowd sourcing website. He answers questions and shares the do’s and don’ts of putting together a project funded through Kickstarter.

Jimmy Palmiotti’s three Kickstarter projects were QUEEN CRABRETROVIRUS and SEX AND VIOLENCE. These graphic novels are intended for an adult audience. 

Next Episode: MEGAN 2013 PART VIII: MEGACON 2013 WRAP UP!

In 2 Weeks we resume our regularly scheduled  journey through the silver age adventures of Superman with: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1962: SUPERMAN 150 & ACTION COMICS 284!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each

Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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 thefollowing:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The 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 #263 Part VI: MegaCon 2013: Indie Comics Panel!

Far Left: Terry Cronin. Top Right (L to R): Jeff Kaufman, Martin Pierro and Juan Navarro. Bottom Right (L to R): Tom Mumme, Jo Witherington and Martin Dunn. Not pictured: Sebastian Piccione and Brian Pulido.

Far Left: Terry Cronin. Top Right (L to R): Jeff Kaufman, Martin Pierro and Juan Navarro. Bottom Right (L to R): Tom Mumme, Jo Witherington and Martin Dunn. Not pictured: Sebastian Piccione and Brian Pulido.

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NOTE: This episode contains EXPLICIT language. Use your discretion while listening.

The INDIE COMICS PANEL was the second panel I attended at MegaCon on Sunday, March 17, 2013. I would like to thank panel moderator Terry Cronin, of Students Of The Unusual and 3 Boys Productions, for giving me permission to record the panel and present it in this episode. The panelists gave an honest and frank discussion about the perks and challenges of publishing independent comic books, and how to publicize your work and name.

The other panelists were:

Sebastian Piccione, of Sunday Knight Comics, who is also involved with Invest Comics.

Jeff Kaufman, whose graphic novel WHORE is published by Zenoscope.

Martin Pierro, publisher, editor and writer.

Juan Navarro, also creator of the webcomic The Zombie Years.

Tom Mumme, also of Blue Juice Films.

- Jo Witherington of Humanoids Comics.

- Martin Dunn of Con Artist Entertainment

Brian Pulido, creator of Lady Death.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2013 PART VII: KICKSTART YOUR KICKSTARTER PANEL WITH JIMMY PALMIOTTI!

In 2 Episodes: MEGACON 2013 PART VIII: MEGACON 2013 WRAP UP!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each

Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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 thefollowing:
- The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
- The 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!