Archive

Monthly Archives: January 2008

47d2f-supermanfanpodcast2blogo

 

Download Episode 3 Part II!

In this second part of my tribute to Jerry Siegel, I review the other artists who worked on the first stories of Siegel’s other heroes he created for DC Comics. Then I highlight the firsts of Jerry Siegel’s 1960’s Superman stories. He wrote for all of the related Superman characters, including Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane and The Legion of Super-Heroes, as well as Supergrl. Finally, I highlight one of his first ’60’s Superman stories: SUPERMAN JOINS THE ARMY from SUPERMAN #133. then I share a special tribute story in ACTION COMICS #554, by Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane titled IF SUPERMAN DIDN’T EXIST…

As always send your e-mails to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com. Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and coypright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Advertisements

Download Episode 2!

After sharing my favorite Superman stories last episode, this time I want to talk about my favorite comic book artist, Curt Swan. Starting with a brief biography, I then highlight key issues from Curt Swan’s career, and why I enjoy his art style so much. At the end of the podcast I share some of the earliest Curt Swan stories I remember reading as a young boy, that I have been able to find copies of again and add to my comic book collection: 

SUPERMAN #181, Nov. 1965, THE SUPER SCOOP OF MONA VINE and THE SUPERMAN OF 2965. 

WORLD’S FINEST #155, Feb. 1966, THE 1,000TH EXPLOIT OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN. This was the first comic book I remember my Dad buying me as a small boy. WORLD’S FINEST #159, Aug. 1966, THE CAPE AND COWL CROOKS. 

To read more about Curt Swan’s life and career read CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS, by Eddy Zeno, published by Vanguard Productions in 2002.

For expanded show notes, go to: http://www.supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . E-mail me at: supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

47d2f-supermanfanpodcast2blogo

Download Episode 56!

Phyllis Coates was born on January 15, 1927, and the Superman comic strip began publishing on January 6, 1939. I thought both subjects would make a great double feature for this episode. Phyllis Coates is most famous for portraying Lois Lane in the first season of the TV show The Adventures of Superman. The Superman comic strip ran from the 1940’s until 1966.

Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com. Expanded show notes can be found at
http://www.supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog. It can be found at http://www.mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

47d2f-supermanfanpodcast2blogo

Download Episode 55!

Elvis is not the only celebrity to be born during the first week of January. George also shares that honor. In this episode we look at the life and career of George Reeves, and his portrayal of Superman and Clark Kent.

Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com. Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free review blog of the comic books I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com.

Superman and all related characters are copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

A flashback episode as I begin uploading the original episodes onto the website.

In this first episode I introduce myself. You will learn about my comic reading and collecting history and how Superman came to be my favorite character. Next I share how I first heard about podcasts and began listening to comic book podcasts, and how I decided to do my own podcast. I’ll review the general content these episodes will contain and post some questions so that you can participate in this podcast. That way, SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST can become a dialogue between Superman Fans.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.


Download Episode 1!

Thanks to the GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE at http://comics.com, for creator credits and reprint informantion. If you would like to read any or all of the stories listed, go to my blog: http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com , for an expanded list with credits and reprint information listed. To share your favoirite superman stories, e-mail me at supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

–Honorable Mention– 

SUPERBOY MEETS ROBIN, ADVENTURE COMICS #253, Oct. 1958. 

MUST THERE BE A SUPERMAN?, SUPERMAN #247, Jan. 1972. THE PRICE, SUPERMAN #22, Oct. 1988.

10. SUPERMAN’S FORBIDDEN ROOM, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2, Feb. 2006, and SWEET DREAMS, SUPERWOMAN, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #3, May 2006.

9. THE FANTASTIC STORY OF SUPERMAN’S SONS, SUPERMAN #166, Nov. 1964. 

8. SUPERMAN AND BATMAN … BROTHERS, WORLD’S FINEST #172, Dec. 1967. 

7. FUNERAL IN SMALLVILLE, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #6, March 2007. 

6. SUPERMAN #338, Aug. 1979, the restoration of the bottle city of Kandor. 

5. THE EINSTEIN CONNECTION, SUPERMAN #416, Feb. 1986. 

4. THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN #149, Nov. 1961. 

3. FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING, SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11, 1985. 

2. WHATVEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?, SUPERMAN #423 and ACTION COMICS #583, Sept. 1986. 

1. THE TEAM OF LUTHOR AND BRAINIAC, SUPERMAN #167, Feb. 1964.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

47d2f-supermanfanpodcast2blogo


Download Episode 4!

Another sad anniversary in comics occurred this week. Jack Kirby passed away on February 6, 1994, at his home in Thousand Oaks, California. In this episode I will share a brief history of some of his work for DC Comics over the decades, and feature his work during the 1970’s. During this time he created the Fourth World mythology for DC. Other than co-starring Superman in the first issue of his title FOREVER PEOPLE, Kirby’s main work was on Superman was on the title SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN, from issues 133-148.Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

%d bloggers like this: