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Superman 126 & Action Comics 248, January 1959!

Superman 126 & Action Comics 248, January 1959!

Download Episode 180!

SUPERMAN 126, January 1959, was published around November 6, 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 reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– SUPERMAN’S HUNT FOR CLARK KENT (10 pgs.) written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE SPELL OF THE SHANDU CLOCK (8 pgs.) written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.) written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

ACTION COMICS #248, January 1959, was published around November 27, 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.

The 12 page Superman story was titled THE MAN NO PRISON COULD HOLD, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– Congo Bill starred in the 7 page story THE AMAZING CONGORILLA, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Howard Sherman. It told the origin story of Congorilla.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story, THE GRAVEYARD OF SPACE, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the January or January/February 1958 cover date.

Next episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #9!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1959: SUPERMAN 127 & ACTION COMICS 249!

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.

World's Finest Comics 79, November/December 1955!

World’s Finest Comics 79, November/December 1955!

Download episode 179!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 79, November/December 1955, was published around September 29, 1955. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was drawn by Win Mortimer.

The 12 pg. Superman/Batman story was titled THE 3 MAGICIANS OF BAGDAD!, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It 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 ARCHER FROM ACROSS THE SEA, written by George Kashdan and drawn by George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the six page story WEAPON OF PEACE, written by France E. Herron, pencilled by Bruno Premiani and inked by Ray Burnley.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1955 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1959: SUPERMAN 126 & ACTION COMICS 248!

In two weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 9!

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.

Action Comics 247, December 1958!

Action Comics 247, December 1958!

Download Episode 178!

ACTION COMICS 247, December 1958, was published around October 30, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

This issue’s 13 page Superman story was titled SUPERMAN’S LOST PARENTS, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story, TOMMY TOMORROW: SPACE CONVICT X-146-93, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Congo Bill starred in THE RIDDLE OF THE SUPER ZOO, a 7 page story written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.

Since this episode features only one title, we also look at the METROPOLIS MAILBAG!

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 33 titles carried the December or December 1958/January 1959 cover date.

I also discuss my Free Comic Book Day!

Next episode: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1955: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 79!

In 2 weeks: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1959: SUPERMAN 126 & ACTION COMICS 248!

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.

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen  8, October 1955!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 8, October 1955!

Download Episode 177!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 8, October 1955, was published around August 23, 1955. 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 Ray Burnley. All three eight page stories were written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.

– THE BETRAYAL OF SUPERMAN!

– SUPERBOY FOR A DAY!
– JIMMY OLSEN, CROONER!

Elsewhere in DC Comics that month, 31 titles carried the October or October/November 1955 cover date.

Also, I share my opinions about the controversy in ACTION COMICS 900.

Next episode: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1958: ACTION COMICS 247!

In two weeks: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1955: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 79!

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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