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Episode #215: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated June 1960!

Action Comics #265!

Episode #215!

ACTION COMICS 265, June 1960, was published on April 28, 2012. 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, which featured Supergirl in her 4th cover appearance. They were also the art team for the 13 page Superman story in this issue, THE SUPERMAN FROM OUTER SPACE, written by Otto Binder and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS:SUPERMAN vol. II.

Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, THE DAY SUPERGIRL REVEALED HERSELF, written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney, and reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. This was the 13th silver age story for one of the Superman titles, and the 26th overall so far in the silver age.

Since we are only featuring one issue this episode, we will also look at the METROPOLIS MAILBAG, as well as the ads and other features inside the cover!

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the June or June/July 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY/JUNE 1957: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1960: SUPERMAN 138 & ACTION COMICS 266!

And in 3 Weeks: MEGACON 2012 PREVIEW, followed by a number of episodes of convention coverage! Go to megaconvention.com for full details of guest appearances and panel schedules!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday athttp://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
– 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://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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/.

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. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman! 

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Episode #214: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1957!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #20!

Episode #214!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 20, April 1957, was published around February 21, 1957 (which was my late Grandmother’s 47th birthday). This issue contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. They have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER PET!

– THE TRIAL OF JIMMY OLSEN!

– THE MERMAN OF METROPOLIS!

Elsewhere in DC Comics, there were 34 titles which carried the April or April/May 1957 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1960: ACTION COMICS 265!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY/JUNE 1957: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday athttp://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
– 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://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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/.

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. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Episode #213: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated May 1960!

Superman #137 & Action Comics #264!

Download Episode #213!

SUPERMAN 137, May 1960, was published on march 17, 1960. 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.

The 26 page issue length story in this issue was titled THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (the 9th UNKNOWN TALE OF SUPERMAN), written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and inked by John forte. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– Chapter 1: THE SUPER-BRAT FROM KRYPTON (9 pages).

– Chapter 2: THE YOUNG SUPER-BULLY (9 pages).

– Chapter 3: SUPERMAN VS. SUPER-MENACE (8 pgs).

ACTION COMICS 264, May 1960, was published on March 31, 1960. It 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 13 page Superman story was titled THE SUPERMAN BIZARRO, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

Supergirl starred in the 12 page story, SUPERGIRL GETS ADOPTED, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 20!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1960: ACTION COMICS 265!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST group or page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
– 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://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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/.

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. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

Episode #212: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1957!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #19 & World's Finest Comics #87!

Episode #212!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, was published around January 15, 1957. It 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 cover for this issue also served as the cover to SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I, which is the reprint edition in which this issue appeared. All 3 8 page stories were written by Otto Binder and pencilled by Curt Swan.

– THE TWO JIMMY OLSENS was inked by Ray Burnley.

– THE HUMAN GEIGER COUNTER was inked by Stan Kaye.

– SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER was inked by Ray Burnley.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 87, March/April 1957, was published around January 31, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 12 page Superman / Batman story in this issue was titled THE REVERSED HEROES, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang, and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story, THE GREEN SWORD. THE GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE listed the writer as possibly Dave Wood, while MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS did not list a writer. Both websites list the artist as George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the issue’s final six page story, THE RETIREMENT OF TOMAHAWK, drawn by Nick Cardy.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1960: SUPERMAN 137 & ACTION COMICS 264!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 20!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday athttp://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The new home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST ishttp://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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 thefollowing:
– 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://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

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

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