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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #295 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1963: Action Comics #296!

Action Comics #296!

Action Comics #296!

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ACTION COMICS 296, January 1963, was published on November 29, 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.

- The 13 page Superman story was titled THE INVASION OF THE SUPER-ANTS, writer unknown, with art done by Al Plastino. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPERGIRL’S DOUBLE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the January or January/February 1963 cover date, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In a month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

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 #295 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1963: Superman Annual #3!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

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Now that MegaCon is over, we’re returning through the time barrier to pick up our journey through the silver age adventures of Superman, and finishing our look at the Superman titles cover dated January 1963.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, cover dated Winter 1962 – 1963, was published on November 15, 1962 (5 years later this date would be when my sister was born). It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

- THE FIRST TWO SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 257, February 1959, released around December 30, 1958. (I mistakenly stated that the cover date was February 1958, and the release date was around December 30, 1957.)

- THE FIRST SUPERGIRL (10 pgs.), was part I of the 3-part story THE GIRL OF STEEL, originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958, released around June 17, 1958. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, and was covered in Episode 168 for the week of Wednesday, March 2, 2011..

- SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, released around January 15, 1957. This story was covered in Episode 212 for the week of January 4, 2012.

- THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino, originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 247, April 1958, released around February 27, 1958 (which would be my son’s birthday in 1990).

- LOIS LANE WEDS ASTOUNDING MAN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder (according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics), while comics.org credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Both sources agree on the penciller, Kurt Schaffenberger.

- THE MYSTERY OF MIGHTY BOY (19 pages), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp, originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960.

- THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released on June 28, 1960.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

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 14

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 14 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 Superman-Batman Split!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #176 (cover date June 1968)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … World’s Finest enemies!

ALSO FEATURING: Supergirl, Batgirl, Jimmy Olsen and Robin!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents 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 Fan Podcast Episode #293: Superman Comic Cover Dated December 1962: Action Comics #293!

Action Comics #295!

Action Comics #295!

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ACTION COMICS 295, December 1962, was published around October 30, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, George Klein was credited as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte as the inker. (During the recording I mistakenly flopped the two comic book database credits.)

- The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, SUPERMAN GOES WILD, was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE GIRL WITH THE X-RAY MIND, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN DC GIANT S-24, May/June 1971, published on March 4, 1971, which contained 64 pages for a quarter, and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date.

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, granddaughter of DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, will be attending New Orleans Comic Con from Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014. During the weekend of Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014 Nicky will attend Pensacola, Florida’s PensaCon.

If you are interested in reading Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s pulp era stories, you might be interested in the book, The Texas-Siberia Trail, published by Off Trail Publications.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 107!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 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 292 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1960: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #14!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #14!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #14!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14, January 1960, was published on November 12, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All 3 stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III, and were drawn by the classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

- THREE NIGHTS IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder.

- LOIS LANE’S SOLDIER SWEETHEART (8 pgs.), according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database the writer is unknown, while  the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the author.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics will be highlighted in Part II of our coverage of the Superman Family titles carrying the January 1960 cover date next episode, featuring SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962: ACTION COMICS 295!

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 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 #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 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.

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 #284: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated August 1962: Superman #155 & Action Comics #291

Superman #155 & Action Comics #191!

Superman #155 & Action Comics #191!

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SUPERMAN 155, August 1962, was published around June 21, 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, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, inked by Sheldon Moldoff, featuring the issue’s second and final story. According to the Grand Comic Book Database, it lists the inker as John Forte. Both stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

The first story in this issue was divided into two parts:

- SUPERMAN UNDER THE GREEN SUN (9 pgs.), written by Bill Finger according to SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III and the Grand Comic Book Database (which credits Finger as the writer of both parts of this story). Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database lists the writer as Edmond Hamilton. ComicbookDB also credits Mort Weisinger as co-writer for both parts of this story.

- The 8 page Part II was titled The Blind Superman, written by Jerry Siegel, according to SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III. Because of the disagreement about the writer credit for this story, I did not count this story toward Jerry Siegel’s total silver age comic book story writing credit. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics did not list a writer. The art team was penciller Wayne Boring and inker Stan Kaye.

- THE DOWNFALL OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, according to SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III and the Grand Comic Book Database. This story was Siegel’s 42nd Superman story, and his 114th overall for the era. Curt Swan was the penciller and George Klein was the inker.

ACTION COMICS 291, August 1962, was published on June 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 Stan Kaye. This cover also served as the cover for SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III, where it was reprinted.

- The 12 page Superman story was titled THE NEW SUPERMAN, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

- The 12 page Supergirl story was titled THE BRIDE OF MR. MXYZPTLK, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II. This story was Siegel’s 73rd silver age Superman Family story, and his 115th overall for the era.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the August or August/September 1962 cover date.

Because of my changing work schedule, I’m going to change my episode schedule. In order to cut down on the prep time for each episode, for now, I will cover only one comic book issue per episode. For months with more than one Superman title, I will cover the other Superman title for that particular month in the next episode.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1962: ACTION COMICS 292!

In 4 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13!

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