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Download Episode 41!

Lex Luthor’s traditional birthday is September 28, the day after I celebrate my 48th birthday. Thanks once again to the web site http://supermanhomepage.com .
We’ll look at Luthor’s earliest adventures, why he went from having red hair to being bald, and some of his key battles with Superman. There is one planet where Luthor is a hero, but who is a hero to Luthor?
There have been several versions of Luthor in the multiverse of the 1960’s, as well as some interesting IMAGINARY STORIES involving Luthor.

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

MY PULL LIST is a spoiler free review blog on the comic books I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com .

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

Superman 181!

Superman 181!

Download Episode 39!

CORRECTIONS: In Episode #38, on Supergirl, I mis-identified the penciller of the story LOIS LANE’S SUPER DREAM as Curt Swan. The artist was actually Kurt Schaffenberger.
And the later Supergirl title that began with issue #14 followed the numbering of the title THE DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL, which ran for 13 issues, not the original Supergirl title which ran for only ten issues.

THE SUPERMAN OF 2965 first appeared in SUPERMAN #181 (November 1965), and was published on September 16, 1965. He appeared in only four stories. The art team of Curt Swan and Geroge Klein drew all four stories. Edmund Hamilton wrote the first three stories. After SUPERMAN #181, the Superman of 2965 appeared in:

ACTION COMICS #338 (June 1966), MUTO – MONARCH OF MENACE.

ACTION COMICS #339 (July 1966), MUTO VS. THE MAN OF TOMORROW.

Jim Shooter wrote the final story in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #166 (May 1967), THE DANGER OF THE DEADLY DUO. Muto teamed with Joker XX, while the Superman of 2965 (2967 at this point) teamed up with the Batman of 2965.

Comic book podcasts of note about Superman:

COMIC BOOK PAGE PODCAST: BACK ISSUE SPOTLIGHT #11: SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES,

COMIC GEEK SPEAK: Episode #379: SUPERMAN IN THE GOLDEN AGE with Bill Jourdain. (Check out Bill’s pocast, THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS)

Episode #411: SUPERMAN ON TRIAL: The panel talk with two attorneys/comic book readers about the long history of the Siegel and Shuster legal struggles against DC Comics.

Episode #423: SPOTLIGHT ON SUPERMAN IN THE SILVER AGE,

Episode #470: SPOTLIGHT ON SUPERMAN IN THE BRONZE AGE,

Episode #475: SUPERMAN I VS. SUPERMAN II,

Episode #506: SUPERMAN IN OTHER MEDIA,

AROUND COMICS Episode #200: THE PROCESS, several members of the panel who are comic book preofessionals discuss creating a comic book story.

HALF HOUR WASTED: WHO READS THE WATCHMEN by the LEGION OF DUDES, for anyone who is a fan of the trade paperback WATCHMEN.

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

MY PULL LIST is a 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 trademark and copyright DC Comics.

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

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Download Episode 40!

Christopher Reeve’s 53rd birthday would have been on September 25, 2008. He is famous for his role as Superman and Clark Kent in four Superman movies. The best were SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and SUPERMAN II.
One of his other best roles was in the 1980 movie SOMEWHERE IN TIME with Jane Seymour.

Christopher Reeve was a director, producer and writer
as well as an actor. After the equestrian accident that paralyzed him in 1995 he campaigned vigorously for a cure to paralysis, and for raising the quality of life for paralysis victims.

Christopher Reeve appeared in two episodes of SMALLVILLE as the reclusive quadriplegic scientist, Dr. Virgil Swann, who informed Clark about his Kryptonian heritage.

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation can be found at http://christopherreeve.org . Superman dogtags can be purchased at http://wbstore.com . 100% of the cost goes to the foundation for paralysis research.

In this episode we explore his portrayalof Superman and Clark Kent.Check out the special features documentaries and commentaries to SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, SUPERMAN II and SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT for more information about the creation of the Superman movies and Christopher Reeve’s roles.

Also check out the web site: http://ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com to donate to the restoration of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel’s childhood home.

E-mails are welcome at: 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.

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

Supergirl's premiere in Action Comics 252!

Supergirl’s premiere in Action Comics 252!

Download Episode 38!

Kara Zor-El, Supergirl’s traditional birthday is on September 22. The silver age Supergirl, which we will highlight on this episode, was Kal-El’s cousin from Krypton. She first appeared in ACTION COMICS #252, the May 1959 issue.
If you would like to read some of Supergirl’s original stories before listening to this episode, which will have spoilers, go to the following editions:
SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOL. I hardcover,
SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES trade paperback,
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. I trade paperback,
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL VOL. I trade paperback,
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL. I hardcover and
THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD 1987 edition
Also, go to the web site http://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com to participate in writer Brad Meltzer’s fundraising auction to restore Jerry Siegel’s Cleveland boyhood home. The auction will run through 11:59 p. m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2008.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcas.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 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.

Title panel to the first story in Superman 161!

Title panel to the first story in Superman 161!

Download Episode 37!

Jonathan Kent’s accepted birthday traditionally is September 1, which this year, 2009, fell on Labor Day. Thanks again to http://supermanhomepage.com .
In this episode we will explore Jonathan Kent’s history, and the development of the story of Clark Kent’s youth. The names of Clark Kent’s adoptive parents changed during the golden age of comics, until they settled on the familiar names of Jonathan and Martha Kent.
Also, we will explore the different pre- and post- Crisis versions of Jonathan Kent.
Finally we will explore the silver age story THE LAST DAYS OF PA AND MA KENT, from SUPERMAN #161, May 1963 issue. This story is reprinted in the DC Comics trade paperback, SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES (1999).

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 review blog of the comio book titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail 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.

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