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Action Comics 601!

Action Comics 601!

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With the release of the 12th and final weekly issue of WEDNESDAY COMICS, this is the perfect week for DC’s first weekly comic book, ACTION COMICS WEEKLY. It ran from issue #601 – 642, from April 1988 – January 1989. Each issue was about 48 pages and contained 7 – 8 page stories of a variety of characters. Each story would run for about six or seven issues, and the cast of main characters featured would rotate. Superman was about the only character that appeared in each issue, in a two page comic strip style story, that was not my favorite of A. C. WEEKLY.

My favorite stories during Action’s weekly run involved BLACKHAWK. These are the only issues I have: #601 – 609, 615 – 622 and 628 – 635.

In this episode I review the basic plot of the Superman story and, in a SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST first, the three BLACKHAWK stories, which led to a short 16 issue BLACKHAWK title in 1989 – 1990.

At the expanded show notes blog I will list the titles and creative teams of the stories for each issue. And at MY PULL LIST blog I will begin a bi-weekly review of these BLACKHAWK issues.

Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network! http://www.comicspodcasts.com .

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups at facebook. Keep updated on the podcast and blogs on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

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

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Mike Grell was born on September 13, 1947. He is most well known for his work with DC Comics, on the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, GREEN ARROW and his own creation, WARLORD.

For more information about Mike Grell:

http://www.mikegrell.com – Mike Grell’s official web site.

http://seattleknights.com

http://lambiek.net/artists/g/grell-mike.htm

Mike Grell art for sale:

http://www.comicartfans.com

http://www.catskillcomics.com

http://artworkworld.com

Interviews with Mike Grell:

http://aquamanshrine.blogspot.com/2009/02/aquaman-shrine-interview-with-mike.html : about how Mike Grell first got his jop with DC Comics.

http://www.popthought.com/display_column.asp?DAID=711 , http://columns.stlcomics.com/tftlof/X/ , http://www.popthought.com/display_column.asp?DAID=710

About the Legion Of Super-Heroes:

– Legion Omnicon: http://adventure247.blogspot.com

– Legion Abstract: http://legionabstract.blogspot.com

– Legion World: http://www.legionworld.net/

Legion Of Super-Heroes podcasts:

– The Legion Of Substitute Podcasters: http://www.legionofsubstitutepodcasters.com

– Super Future Friends: http://superfuturefriends.blogspot.com NOTE:explicit language

-lotsa Legion: http://lotsalegion.libsyn.com .

Next week: ACTION COMICS WEEKLY!

Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network! http://www.comicspodcasts.com .

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups on facebook, and twitter @supermanpodcast .

The website for SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com . Send e-mail about this podcast 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 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 SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

(Top L to R:) Superman 30 & The Adventures Of Superman 453! (Bottom L to R:) Superman 31 & The Adventures Of Superman 454!

(Top L to R:) Superman 30 & The Adventures Of Superman 453!
(Bottom L to R:) Superman 31 & The Adventures Of Superman 454!

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The issues covered in this episode are the Superman titles cover dated April and May 1989.

Cover dated April 1989:
– SUPERMAN #30, published on February 21, 1989.
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #453, February 28, 1989.

Cover dated May 1989:
– SUPERMAN #31, March 21, 1989.
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #454, March 28, 1989.

ACTION COMICS was published weekly at this time and had returned to an anthology title. The Superman story inside was not related to the SUPERMAN IN EXILE story.

For a complete list of the Superman titles involved in the SUPERMAN IN EXILE storyline, go to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST BLOG at: http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/2009/04/superman-fan-podcast-special-blog.html .

Earlier episodes about the SUPERMAN IN EXILE storyline:
EPISODE #66: SUPERMAN IN THE POCKET UNIVERSE!
EPISODE #69: SUPERMAN GOES GANGBUSTERS!
EPISODE #71: SUPERMAN IN EXILE: PART I.
EPISODE #72: SUPERMAN IN EXILE: PART II.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups at facebook.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

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

Superman (vol. 2) 82 & variant cover!

Superman (vol. 2) 82 & variant cover!

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SUPERMAN #82, October 1993 (1993 Triangle issue #30) was published on August 24, 1993. It featured the return of Superman to his iconic blue, red and yellow uniform after his death and rejuvination.

This story has been reprinted in the following editions:
– WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN, published on April 14, 1993
– THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN, published on September 3, 1993
– THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS, published on September 12, 2007.

The DEATH OF SUPERMAN story began on the last pages of the following issues, cover dated November 1993, as a prologue:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17(1992 #41)
– SUPERMAN #73 (1992 #42)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496 (1992 #43)
– ACTION COMICS #683 (1992 #44).

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN story was originally published in the following issues:
Cover dated December 1992:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #18 (1992 #45)
– JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69 (tie-in issue)
– SUPERMAN #74 (1992 #46)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #497 (1992#47)
– ACTION COMICS #684 (1992 #48).
Cover dated January 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #19 (1993 #1)
– SUPERMAN #75 (1993 #2)

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND:
– JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #70 (tie-in)
FFAF Part I: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #498 (1993 #3)
FFAF Part II: ACTION COMICS #685 (1993 #4)
Cover dated February 1993:
FFAF Part III: SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #20 (1993 #5)
FFAF Part IV: SUPERMAN #76 (1993 #6)
FFAF Part V: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #499 (1993 #7)
FFAF Part VI: ACTION COMICS #686 (1993 #8)
Cover dated March 1993:
FFAF Part VII: SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #21 (1993 #9)
FFAF Part VIII: SUPERMAN #77 (1993 #10).

Cover dated March 1993:
– THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 (of 1)
– SUPERGIRL AND TEAM LUTHOR #1 (of 1)
Cover Dated June 1993:
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #500 (1993 #11)

THE REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN:
– ACTION COMICS #687 (1993 #12)
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #22 (1993 #13)
– SUPERMAN #78 (1993 #14)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #501 (1993 #15)
NOTE: These Superman issues were all published on the same day of April 27, 1993.
– ACTION COMICS #688 (1993 #16)
Cover dated July 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #23 (1993 #17)
– SUPERMAN #79 (1993 #18)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #502 (1993 #19)
– ACTION COMICS #689 (1993 #20).
Cover dated August 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #23 (1993 #21)
– SUPERMAN #80 (1993 #22)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #503 (1993 #23)
– ACTION COMICS #690 (1993 #24).
Cover dated September 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #25 (1993 #25)
– SUPERMAN #81 (1993 #26)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #504 (1993 #27)
– ACTION COMICS #691 (1993 #28).
Cover dated October 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #26 (1993 #29)
– GREEN LANTERN #46 (tie-in)
– SUPERMAN #82 (1993 #30)

I recently was a guest host on Scott Gardner’s BACK TO THE BINS episode #21 on his podcast TWO TRUE FREAKS! The link to the episode is: http://media.libsyn.com/media/twotruefreaks/Back_to_the_Bins_-_Episode_21.mp3 .

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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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