Superman Fan Podcast Episode #73: Happy Birthday, Marv Wolfman!

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Marv Wolfman was born on May 13, 1946, which in 2009 makes him 63 years old. Many happy returns of the day, Marv! He is best known for several titles, TOMB OF DRACULA, with the great penciller Gene Colan, for Marvel, and THE NEW TEEN TITANS and CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS for DC. This episode features his comic book career, although he has also worked in TV and animation.

The featured Marv Wolfman Superman story is IF SUPERMAN DIDN’T EXIST, drawn by Gil Kane and published in ACTION COMICS #554, April 1984. It was reprinted in the trade paperback SUPERMAN IN THE EIGHTIES.

Marv created or co-created many comic book characters. For the post-crisis Superman titles he created Cat Grant, Professor Hamilton, the Milton Fine Brainiac and Lex Luthor as corporate mogul.

Additional resources:

http://marvwolfman.com/

Marv Wolfman interview: http://www.manwithoutfear.com/interviews/ddINTERVIEW.shtml?id=Wolfman

Another Marv Wolfman podcast interview: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-87.php

For the story about the wandering wolfman go to: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2007/09/06/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-119/

http://www.io.com/~woodward/chroma/crisis.html for a detailed look at Crisis On Infinite Earths.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com . The theme music is PLANS IN MOTION composed by Kevin MacLeod, part of the royalty music library found at the web site 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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