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Superman 125 & Action Comics 245, November 1958!

Superman 125 & Action Comics 245, November 1958!

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SUPERMAN 125, November 1958, was published around September 18, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories in this issue were written by Jerry Coleman, and were reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This issue was previously discussed back in EPISODE 126.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER DREAM (8 pgs.) drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1, Summer 1962, June 7, 1962.

– CLARK KENT’S COLLEGE DAYS (10 pgs.) drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD.

– SUPERMAN’S NEW POWERS (8 pgs.) pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 7, Summer 1963, June 13, 1963, celebrating Superman’s Silver Anniversary.

ACTION COMICS 246, November 1958, September 30, 1958, also contained 32 pages and sold for a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– Superman: KRYPTON ON EARTH (13 pgs.) written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– Congo Bill: THE KING OF CAGES (6 pgs.) written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.

– Tommy Tomorrow: DESTINATION UNKNOWN (6 pgs.) written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the November or November/December 1958 cover date, including the 1958 issue of RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER 9, published around September 30, 1958. For more information about Rudolph’s comic book history, listen to GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS â DECEMBER 23, 2007 â 55 podcast, hosted by Bill Jourdain: http://goldenagecomics.org/wordpress/2007/12/23/golden-age-of-comics-books-december-23-2007-55/ .

Next Week: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 8!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1958: ACTION COMICS 247!

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The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com.

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Episode #175: Superman Family Of Comics Cover Dated September/October 1955: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #7 & World's Finest Comics #78!

Episode #175: Superman Family Of Comics Cover Dated September/October 1955: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #7 & World’s Finest Comics #78!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 7, September 1955, was published around July 14, 1955. Beginning with this issue, It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three eight page stories were written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley.

– THE AMAZING MIRAGES
– THE SCOOP OF 1869
– THE KING OF MARBLES (featured on the cover).

They were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 78, September/October 1955, was published around July 28, 1955. It contained 32 pages and sold for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Win Mortimer.

– The twelve page Superman/Batman story was titled, WHEN SUPERMAN’S IDENTITY IS EXPOSED, written by Otto Binder and drawn by the classic silver age Batman team of penciller Dick Sprang and inker Charles Paris. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

– The six page Green Arrow story was titled, GREEN ARROW – ACE REPORTER, drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk appeared in the issue’s final six page story, THE FRONTIER PREACEMAKERS, drawn by Fred Ray.

Elsewhere in DC comics, 32 titles carried the September or September/October 1955 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN #125 & ACTION COMICS #246!

In two weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #8!

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://www.supermanpodcastnetwork.com/ !

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at 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. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Action Comics 245, October 1958!

Action Comics 245, October 1958!

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During this era of comic books for the Man of Steel, the title SUPERMAN published issues ten times a year. It skipped this month, and would again for the cover date of December 1958. ACTION COMICS 245, the October 1958 issue, was published on or around August 28, 2011. It contained 32 pages and sold for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE SHRINKING SUPERMAN (13 pgs.) was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR.

– THE INTERPLANETARY SCARECROW (6 pgs.), starring Tommy Tomorrow, was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– THE SECRET OF THE SUPER ANIMALS (6 pgs.), starring Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy, was written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.

Elsewhere in DC Comics carrying the cover date of October, or October/November 1958, were 33 titles.

Next week: EPISODE 175: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 7 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 78!

In two weeks: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN 125 & ACTION COMICS 246!

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
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– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
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SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at 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. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 6 & World’s Finest Comics 77!

Download Episode 173!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 6, July August 1955, was published around May 19, 1955. It contained 32 pages and sold for the cover price of 10 cents. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, who were the art team on all three stories in this issue. The cover featured the third and final story of the issue, THE 100 PIECES OF KRYPTONITE! All three eight page stories were written by Otto Binder. The first two stories in this issue were:

– THE KING OF MAGIC!

– JOCKEY OLSEN RIDES STAR FLASH!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 77, July/August 1955, was published around May 31, 1955. It also contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, who were also the art team on the Superman/Batman story in this issue. The three stories in this issue were:

– Superman/Batman: THE SUPER BAT-MAN!, (12 pages) written by Edmond Hamilton.

– Green Arrow: THE MILLION DOLLAR ARROW!, (6 pages) drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk: THE JUGGLER OF FORT CAYUGA!, (6 pages) drawn by Fred Ray.

Elsewhere in DC Comics cover dated July or July/August 1955, DC published 30 titles which carried this cover date.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1958: ACTION COMICS 245! SUPERMAN 125 would carry a November 1958 cover date, and 126 would carry a January 1959 cover date. In this era SUPERMAN would only be published 10 times a year.

In two weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER OR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 7 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 78! Beginning this month, JIMMY OLSEN would go to a monthly publication schedule. WORLD’S FINEST would not follow suit for a number of months.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast.

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– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
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SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at 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. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Superman 124 & Action Comics 244!

Superman 124 & Action Comics 244!

Download Episode 172!

Now that we’ve finished our time at MegaCon 2011, it’s once again time to don our indestructible capes, fly by our own powers through the timestream and explore the silver age of Superman stories. 

SUPERMAN 124, September 1958, was published around July 24, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10 cents. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories were eight pages long.

– THE SUPER SWORD was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Al Plastino.

– MRS. SUPERMAN was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE STEEPLEJACK OF STEEL was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

ACTION COMICS 244, September 1958, was published around July 31, 1958. It also contained 32 pages for a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 12 page Superman story was THE SUPER MERMAN OF THE SEA, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The other two six page stories of the issue were:

– THE RIDDLE OF THE ROC, starring Congo Bill, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.

– THE MYSTERY OF THE THREE SPACE ROOKIES, starring Tommy Tomorrow, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED JULY/AUGUST 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 6 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 77.

In two weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1958: ACTION COMICS 245. SUPERMAN 125 would not be published for another month, and would carry the November 1958 cover date.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,

The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://www.supermanpodcastnetwork.com/ !

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at 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. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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