Superman Fan Podcast Episode #76: Happy Birthday, Wayne Boring!

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1950’s Superman artist Wayne Boring was born in Minnesota on June 5, 1905 and died of a heart attack in February of 1987 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He drew Superman for comic books and a comic strip.

A Wayne Boring web site can be found at http://www.wayneboring.com . It has links to other web sites which contain more information and art samples of Wayne Boring.

There are three reprint volumes of the SUPERMAN DAILIES and one of the SUPERMAN SUNDAY CLASSICS.

Highlights from Wayne Boring’s tenure on Superman comics are:

THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN from SUPERMAN #53, July/August 1948, the first story length origin of Superman published during his tenth anniversary. The story was written by Bill Finger and reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, SUPERMAN IN THE FORTIES, and THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD.

Wayne Boring drew the cover for SUPERBOY #1, March/April 1949.

THE SUPER KEY TO FORT SUPERMAN in ACTION COMICS #241, June 1958. Jerry
Coleman wrote this first story about the silver age Fortress of Solitude. It was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

TITANO THE SUPER APE first appeared in SUPERMAN #127, February 1959, written by Otto Binder. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

SUPERMAN’S OTHER LIFE appeared in SUPERMAN #132, October 1959, also written by Otto Binder. Batman and Robin program Superman’s super computer to show Superman an “imaginary story” of what his life might have been like on Krypton, as a birthday present. It was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I

THE GIRL FROM SUPERMAN’S PAST in SUPERMAN #129, May 1959 was written by Bill Finger. This was the first appearance of mermaid Lori Lemaris.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com , http://www.gcast.com/u/Billy_H80/http_supermanfanpodcast_gcast_com_rss_xml.xml
, http://archive.org and most podcast agregators. 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 free music library of 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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