Tag Archives: World’s Finest Comics

Superman & Batman, Episode 23

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 23 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 Dream Bomb”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #232 (cover date September 1975)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman fight Dr. McDreamy, except that he’s bald, Asian, a monk and in no way whatsoever anything like Patrick Dempsey!

ALSO FEATURING: Third-act exposition, more third-act exposition and Macho Man Randy Savage!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents, 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 22

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 22 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

“Beasts of Plague!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #277 (cover date March 1982)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman battle a time-displaced 1940s radio villain (kind of)!

ALSO FEATURING: Unnecessarily complex villain plots, unnamed B-characters and a dated David Caruso reference!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents, 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 21

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 21 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

“Prison For Heroes!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #145 (cover date November 1964)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman: Jailed and jailer!

ALSO FEATURING: Rejected Legionnaires rejects, the ghost of George Reeves and a hard-learned lesson about turning your back on Batman!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents, 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 20

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 20 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 Menace of the Moonman!”

GUEST HOST: Charlie Niemeyer of the Superman in the Bronze Age!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #98 (cover date December 1958)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman get Mooned!

ALSO FEATURING: Poor detective skills, Robin and historical inaccuracies!

PLUS: A rundown of the book’s other contents, a look at what else was on the stands plus … reenactments!

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 19

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 19 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

“Captives of the Space-Globes”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #114 (cover date December 1960)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman — champions of the oppressed aliens!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin and a lot (OK, let’s face it, probably too many) of “Batman and Robin” jokes.

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 & Batman, Episode 17

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 17 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 and Batman … Brothers!”

GUEST HOST: Billy Hogan of the Superman Fan Podcast!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #172 (cover date December 1967)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … brothers! (Yeah, the title really doesn’t bury the lede here, folks.)

ALSO FEATURING: Mystery, tragedy and Superboy punching robots!

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 #297 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1960: World’s Finest Comics #108!

World's Finest Comics #108!

World’s Finest Comics #108!

Download Episode #297 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108, March 1960, was published around January 14, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

- The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled THE STAR CREATURES, written by Jerry Coleman and pencilled by Dick Sprang. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database credit Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, while the Comic Book Database.com lists Charles Paris as the inker. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I, which also credits Charles Paris as the inker.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including:

- Tommy Tomorrow, starring in the six page story titled, THE SORCERER FROM SPACE. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Otto Binder as the writer, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database.com do not list a writer for this story. Jim Mooney was the artist for this story.

- Green Arrow starred in the seven page story, THE CREATURE FROM THE CRATER, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the March or March/April 1960 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, which were covered in Episode 208, for the week of Wednesday, December 27, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 44!

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Superman & Batman, Episode 16

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 16 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 Three Super-Musketeers!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #82 (cover date May-June 1956)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … all for one and one for all!

ALSO FEATURING: Time travel, Improbable History and “don’t forget 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 & Batman, Mailbag 1

Superman & BatmanWelcome to the first Mailbag episode 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

From the World’s Finest Fans

WHAT TO EXPECT: Michael reads your feedback: email, website comments, iTunes reviews and more!

ALSO FEATURING: Tangents and (a little bit of) rambling!

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 15

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 15 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

“Let No Man Write My Epitaph”

GUEST HOST: Shawn Engel of Just One of the Guys: A Green Lantern Podcast, Who True Freaks and The Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #220 (cover date November-December 1973)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman .. but pretty much just Batman!

ALSO FEATURING: A not-so-sweet transvestite and illogical placement of World War II artifacts!

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!