Superman Fan Podcast Episode #248: Giant Superman Annual #3!

Episode #248: Giant Superman Annual #3!

Giant Superman Annual #3!

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GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 3, Summer 1961, was published on June 22, 1961, the same month as SUPERMAN 146 and ACTION COMICS 278 (which were covered in Episode 246). It contained 80 pages for a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE SUPER PRISONER OF AMAZON ISLAND (12 pgs.), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 235, December 1957, which was published around October 31, 1957. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– SUPERMAN’S NEW FACE (12 pgs), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 239, March 1958, published around February 27, 1958. This story was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE UGLY SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), was reprinted from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 8, April 1959, published around February 12, 1959. This story was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVE vol. I.

This Superman Annual also listed the most popular Superman stories from yesteryear, as voted on by the readers.

– THE LADY AND THE LION (12 pgs.), was originally published in ACTION COMICS 243, August 1958, published around June 26, 1958. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, and was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This story was featured in Episode 168.

A map of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude was also featured in Superman Annual 3.

– THE SUPERMAN OF THE FUTURE (12 pgs.), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 256, September 1959, published around July 30, 1959. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, and was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This story was featured in Episode 196.

– THE OLDEST MAN IN METROPOLIS (13  pgs.), was originally published in ACTION COMICS 251, April 1959, published on February 26, 1959. It was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino, and was featured in Episode 186. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (6 pgs.), was reprinted from SUPERMAN 126, January 1959, published around November 6, 1958. It was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and was featured in Episode 180.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the July or July August 1961 cover date. They were covered in Episode 246, and if you would like to explore these titles on your own, click here.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 4, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 96 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1961: SUPERMAN 147 & ACTION COMICS 279!

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