Superman Fan Podcast Episode #79: Happy Birthday, Clark Kent!

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Download Episode 79!


Clark Kent’s birthday is accepted as June 18, according to http://supermanhomepage.com . How could Clark Kent and Superman have different birthdays if they are the same person? June 18 is the day Kal-El’s rocket landed on Earth.

Stories featured in this episode are:

SUPERMAN, CHAMPION OF THE OPPRESSED (originally untitled), in SUPERMAN #1, 1939. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SUPERMAN ARCHIVES vol. I, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. I and SUPERMAN CHRONICLES vol. I.

THAT OLD CLASS OF SUPERBOY’S in SUPERMAN #46, May/June 1947. No reprint information was available.

THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN, in SUPERMAN #53, July/August 1948. It is reprinted in the trade paperbacks: SUPERMAN IN THE FORTIES and THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD.

JOR-EL’S LAST WILL, in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #69, March/April 1954. No reprint information was available.

THE KEY TO FORT SUPERMAN, in ACTION COMICS #241, June 1958. This story is reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

HOW PERRY WHITE HIRED CLARK KENT, in SUPERMAN #133, November 1958. It is reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

THE GIRL FROM SUPERMAN’S PAST, in SUPERMAN #129, May 1959. It is reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW, vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

CLARK KENT’S COLLEGE DAYS, in SUPERMAN #125, November 1958. It was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol I.

THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN in SUPERMAN #146, July 1961 (not a reprint of the story by the same name in SUPERMAN #53). This story is reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

THE MAN WHO BETRAYED SUPERMAN, in ACTION COMICS #297, February 1963. It is reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV. 

SUPERMAN TAKES A WIFE, in ACTION COMICS #484, June 1978. This story is reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SEVENTIES.

EDITOR OF THE STAR, in SUPERMAN FAMILY #196, July/August 1979. There is no reprint information about this story.

FROM OUT THE GREEN DAWN, in MAN OF STEEL #1, 1986. It is reprinted in MAN OF STEEL, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE WORLD OF KRYPTON.

MR. KENT GOES TO METROPOLIS, in WORLD OF METROPOLIS #3, October 1988. There is no reprint information available.

SUPERMAN: THE WEDDING ALBUM, December 1996. This story is reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE WEDDING AND BEYOND.

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, September 2003 – September 2004 is reprinted in the paperback and hardcover of the same name.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW (part I), in SUPERMAN #423, September 1986. This story is reprinted in SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW and DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE.

THE LAST DAYS OF MA AND PA KENT, in SUPERMAN #161, May, 1963. It is reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

SUPERMAN BREAKS LOOSE, in SUPERMAN #233, January 1971. This story is reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SUPERMAN IN THE SEVENTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE.

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 other podcast aggregaters. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com . The podcast theme 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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