World's Finest Comics 130, December 1962!

World’s Finest Comics 130, December 1962!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 130, December 1962, was published on October 25, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and Ira Schnapp the letterer.

– Superman and Batman starred in the thirteen page story titled, RIDDLE OF THE FOUR PLANETS, written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 206, October/November 1971, published on August 5, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of a quarter. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, KING OF THE LAND BEASTS, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly (?) Bob Haney (?). The artist was Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

– Green Arrow and Speedy were highlighted in the six page story titled, THE HUMAN SHARKS, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly (?) Bob Haney (?). The Comic Book Database lists the writer as Ed Herron. The artist was Lee Elias.

Also highlighted in this episode were this issue’s ads and other features.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 31 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 293 for the week of Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 38 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 66!

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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's Pal Jimmy Olsen 65, December 1965!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 65, December 1965!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65, December 1962, was published around October 4, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– THE ALIEN JIMMY OLSEN FAN CLUB (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story is the 69th silver age Superman Family Jerry Siegel story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 114th overall for the era.

– THE HUMAN PORCUPINE (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story is Jerry’s 70th silver age Superman Family story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 115th overall for the era so far. SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 122, August/September 1969, published on June 19, 1969 (64 pgs. 25¢), also reprinted this story, along with SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN (released in 2007).

– THE MYSTERIOUS LORD OF DEVIL’S ISLAND (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by John Forte.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 130!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 38 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 66!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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's Girl Friend Lois Lane 37, November 1962!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 37, November 1962!

Download Episode 350 Part II!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37, November 1962, was published on September 27, 1962 (which was my second birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger (who I mistakenly said was also the artist for all three stories in this issue, He drew the final two stories). It featured the issue’s third and final story. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

– THE FORBIDDEN BOX (7 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman (?) as possibly the writer. The penciller was Curt Swan and the inker was George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 72, February 1967, published on December 20 (I mistakenly said December 10), 1967. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.

– THE IMMORTAL LOIS LANE (10 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credited Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist.

– LOIS LANE’uS WEDDING DAY (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Leo Dorfman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86, September/October 1968, published on July 11, 1968. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.
Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 130!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

World's Finest Comics 129, November 1962!

World’s Finest Comics 129, November 1962!

Download Episode 350 Part I!

NOTE: While this episode is officially the 350th, it is the 463rd individual episode.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 129, November 1962, was published on September 6, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker.

– The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled, JOKER-LUTHOR INCORPORATED, written by Ed Herron, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dave Wood as the writer. Jim Mooney was the penciller, and the inker was Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in DC SPECIAL 8, July/September 1970, published on May 21, 1970. it contained 64 pages for the cover price of a quarter. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II

– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the seven page story titled, THE MENACE OF THE ALIEN FISH, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database credits Jack Miller as the writer, and the artist was Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.

– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the six page story, THE IRON ARCHER, written by Ed Herron, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bob Haney as the writer. The artist was Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 130!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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's Pal Jimmy Olsen 64, October 1962!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 64, October 1962!

Download Episode 349 Part II!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 64, October 1952, was published around August 16, 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 the issue’s third and final story.

– JIMMY OLSEN, HOLLYWOOD STAR (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S FIERY FRIENDS (8 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER-ROMANCE (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the October or October/November 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 129 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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's Girl Friend Lois Lane 36, October 1962!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 36, October 1962!

Download Episode 349 Part I!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 36, October 1962, was published around August 9, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– THE DAY LOIS LANE VANISHED (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE MADAM JEKYLL OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 95, September/October 1969, published on July 8, 1969. It contained 64 pages for 25¢, and was a cover I remembered seeing in DC house ads at the time.

– LANA LANG’S ROMANCE WITH SUPERMAN III (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. This story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, and was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86, September/October 1968, on July 11, 1968. That issue contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter, and was another cover I saw in DC house ads of the time.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column. I begin the episode by revealing the comic books I received in my latest shipment from the Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 64!

– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 129 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

World's Finest Comics 128, September 1962!

World’s Finest Comics 128, September 1962!

Download Episode 348 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 128, September 1962, was published around July 19, 1962. it contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was drawn by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit penciller Dick Dillon and inker Sheldon Moldoff.

– The 13 page Superman and Batman story was titled, THE POWER THAT TRANSFORMED BATMAN, written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story titled, THE TRIAL OF AQUAMAN, written by jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the six page story, THE TOO-OLD HERO, written by Dave Wood and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW VOL. I.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the September or September/October 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 36 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 64!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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!

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