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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #301 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1960: World’s Finest Comics #109!

World's Finest Comics #109!

World’s Finest Comics #109!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 109, May 1960, was published around March 3, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. They were also the art team for the Superman / Batman story in this issue.

- The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled, THE BEWITCHED BATMAN, written by Jerry Coleman. NOTE: In the episode I mistakenly said that Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com credited Jerry as the writer, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed the writer as unknown. This story has been reprinted in BATMAN ANNUAL 5 (1963), WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. III, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN ANNUALS vol. II (2010). I forgot to mention the reprints in the podcast.

- Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, THE AMAZING ASTEROID HIDEOUT, drawn by Jim Mooney.

- Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story titled, PRISONERS OF THE GIANT BUBBLE, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17!

The next two episodes will feature the Superman comic books cover dated April 1963: Part I features SUPERMAN 160 and part II will feature ACTION COMICS 299!

We will return to the Superman Family of titles cover dated June 1960 with Part I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15 and Part II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110!

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Superman & Batman, Episode 26

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 26 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 Caveman From Krypton”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #102 (cover date June 1959)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman climb the mountain, bro, and wheez a little ju-uice!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin, a prehistoric alien and kind of a downer ending (sorry)!

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 25 (Part 2)

Superman & BatmanWelcome to part 2 of episode 25 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 Composite Superman!”

GUEST HOST: Bob Fisher of Superman Forever Radio!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #142 (cover date June 1964)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman continue their fight against the Composite Superman!

ALSO FEATURING: Obligatory Lois Lane cameos, Robin and giant statues!

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 25 (Part 1)

Superman & BatmanWelcome to part 1 of episode 25 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 Composite Superman!”

GUEST HOST: Bob Fisher of Superman Forever Radio!

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #142 (cover date June 1964)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman meet their (Composite) match!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin, unexpected Legion of Super-Heroes awareness and comically pointless usage of X-ray vision!

PLUS: The guys reminisce about George Reeves and gush about Curt Swan!

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 24

Superman & BatmanWelcome to episode 24 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 Colossal Kids!”

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: World’s Finest Comics #152 (cover date September 1965)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Superman and Batman … stymied by children!

ALSO FEATURING: Robin, the Phantom Zone and just about every other Silver Age Superman and Batman trapping!

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, Mailbag 2

Superman & BatmanWelcome to the second 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

Listen Forever, Miss It Never!

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 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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Subscribe to the show via iTunes or the RSS Feed! Got questions or comments? Additions or corrections? How about a story suggestion? Drop a line! Share your thoughts on the episode and the issue. Seriously, I want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with show on Facebook and Twitter to send feedback and get show updates!

Superman & Batman is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. And don’t forget to visit the Superman Homepage!