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Action Comics 678!

Action Comics 678!

Download Episode 98!

For this special COMICS PODCAST THEME WEEK episode for Halloween, the featured story was collected in the DC Comics trade paperback THEY SAVED LUTHOR’S BRAIN!, which is still in print. It was first published on January 26, 2000, and collected the issues: SUPERMAN #2 (Feb. 1987), ACTION COMICS issues 660, 668, 672 and 676-678. If you would like to read this story before listening to this episode because of SPOILERS, you should be able to find a copy at your local comic book shop or on the internet.

NEXT WEEK: The trade paperback SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY!

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the League of Comic Book Podcasters at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and 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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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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Download Episode 97!

Billy Tucci wrote and drew the story FLASH VS. SUPERMAN – TO THE FINISH LINE!, published last Wednesday, October 21, 2009, in the 80 pg. DC HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009. It was colored by Brian Miller of HIFI DESIGN and lettered by Rob Leigh. It is available now at your local comic book store or your internet vendor.

During this interview Billy also discusses his recent mini-series: SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION, his self-published title SHI,some future projects and his own military service. We also get to meet his youngest son Matthew!

The hardcover edition of SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION is scheduled to be published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, and his Sgt. Rock Christmas story in the DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

Visit Billy Tucci’s web site at: http://williamtucci.com.

NEXT EPISODE: A Halloween Comics Podcast Theme Week tie-in: THEY SAVED LUTHOR’S BRAIN! Look for it in the next few days before Halloween!

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the League of Comic Book Podcasters at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and 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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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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Download Episode 96!

Edmond Hamilton, a writer of science fiction and comic books, was born on October 21, 1904 and died on February 1, 1977. His comic book career began in 1942, when he began a 20 year career writing for DC Comics. (I incorrectly said 1946 in the episode.)

The Edmond Hamilton story featured in this episode is THE LAST DAYS OF SUPERMAN, from SUPERMAN 156, October 1962, published around August 2, 1962. It was reprinted in: SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

For more information about Edmond Hamilton:

Edmond Hamilton Day: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2009/07/edmond-hamilton-day.html.

Edmond Hamilton’s science fiction bibliography: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Edmond_Hamilton

Edmond Hamilton’s comic book work:

http://dcindexes.com/,

http://www.comics.org/

http://www.comicbookdb.com/.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the League of Comic Book Podcasters at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and 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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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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Download Episode 95!

Harry Donenfeld was born around October 16, 1893 There does not seem to be any documentation to pinpoint either his exact birth date, or the place in Romania he was born to Jewish parents. He would take eventually take over his brothers’ printing business. After hiring Jack Liebowitz, subject of episode #94, through a series of business deals Harry would be leading the dominant comic book company for decades, until the rise of Marvel Comics in the 1960’s. He and Jack are considered the villains to many Superman fans in Siegel’s and Shuster’s struggles over the copyright to Superman.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the League of Comic Book Podcasters at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and 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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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 website 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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Download Episode 94!

Jack Liebowitz was born on October 10, 1900 and died on December 11, 2000. His life literally spanned the 20th century. While a lot of Superman fans would want to give him a lump of coal for his birthday if he was still alive, he is an important figure in Superman’s history. Among the many excellent resources about comic book history is MEN OF TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK, by Gerard Jones.

Links for more information about Jack Liebowitz:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_49/b3911021_mz005.htm

http://homepage.mac.com/mikecatron/Liebowitz/Education62.html

http://www.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=232&Itemid=48

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/13/nyregion/jack-liebowitz-comics-publisher-dies-at-100.html

Links for the published comic book artists who participated in Acme Comics’ (http://acme-superstore.com) 24 Hour Comic Book Day on Saturday, October 3, 2009:

-Ron Salas: twitter @ronsalas
http://zenwavearts.com
http://ronsalas.deviantart.com

-Derrick Fish:
http://www.dandyandcompany.com
http://www.thewellkeeper.com
http://fishsbiggirls.blogspot.com/
http://halfmoosemedia.com in association with Marc Hammond.

-Denise McCabe:
http://denisetheartist.com
http://www.graveyardfairies.com in association with Marc Hammond.

-Joel Carroll: twitter @joelcarroll
http://joelcarroll.com
http://joelrcarroll.deviantart.com/
http://joelcarroll.livejournal.com
http://joelrcarroll.blogspot.com/
http://flightcomics.com

-fellow participant Jon Walters:
http://www.jonwalters.net/

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the League of Comic Book Podcasters at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and 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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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.

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography!

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography!

Download Episode 93!

Lex Luthor’s traditional birthday is September 28. To commemorate his birthday this year the feature of this episode is LEX LUTHOR: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, written by James D. Hudnall, drawn by Eduardo Barreto and colored by Adam Kubert. Mike Carlin edited the book.

It is the story of down on his luck writer Paul Sands, who discovers the truth of Lex Luthor’s rise to wealth and power, and endangers his life, and the career of Clark Kent, in the process. It was published in 1989, on May 16th. It was 48 pages long and had cardboard covers, with the cover price of $4.95. I could find no reprint information for this book, so you will have to check the back issue bins of your local comic book store or on the internet.

Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network! http://www.comicspodcasts.com
and the League of Comic Book Podcasters!

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 . Expanded show notes are at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.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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