Superman Fan Podcast Episode #70: Happy Birthday, Mort Weisinger!

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Download Episode 70!

Mort Weisinger was born on April 25, 1915, which this year in 2009 is on a Saturday. He died on May 7, 1978, about a month before I graduated from high school.

To read some anecdotes about Mort Weisinger, and about comic book history in general, here are a few resources:

MAN OF TWO WORLDS: MY LIFE IN SCIENCE FICTION AND COMICS by Julius Schwartz with Brian M. Thomsen, published by Harper Collins in 2000. This book, by Mort’s life long best friend, is currently out of print, but can be found at various on line vendors. I found my copy through a vendor selling through Amazon.com.

MEN OF TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK by Gerard Jones, published by Basic Books in 2004.

SUPERMAN: THE COMPLETE HISTORY by Les Daniels, published by Chronicle Books in 1998.

CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS by Eddy Zeno, published by Vanguard Productions in 2002.

Also, here are a few on line articles about Mort Weisinger you might find interesting:

http://www.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=750&Itmed=48

http://hoodedutilitarian.blogspot.com/2009/03/letter-to-believer-about-mort-weisinger.html

http://fortunecity.com/tatooine/niven/142/talentpo/tp23.html

http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/interviews/shooter_1.shtml

And an interview with Mort Weisinger: http://theages.superman.nu/Creators/weisinger_interview.php

Next episode: SUPERMAN IN EXILE, Part I!

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

The theme music for this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION composed by Kevin MacLeod, part of the royalty free music library found at http://incompetech.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 this episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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