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Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #7!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #7!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, was published around December 25, 1958. It contained 32 pages for a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVE vol. I.

– LOIS LANE’S KISS OF DEATH (8 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein (according to the Grand Comic Book Database, and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2.

– WHEN LOIS LANE FORGOT SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), according to the Grand Comic Book Database, was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE GIRL WHO STOLE SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman according to the Grand Comic Book Database and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 3.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 34 titles carried the February, or February/March 1959 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, and covered at the end of Episode 182, for the week of June 8, 2011.

Since this episode covers a single comic book issue, the other ads and features are highlighted, including an article featuring TV’S LOIS LANE and LETTERS FOR LOIS.

Next Episode: GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 4!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1962: SUPERMAN 151 & ACTION COMICS 285!

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– 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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Action Comics #1!

Action Comics #1!

Download Episode #265!

EPISODE NOTE: Because this week is special in Superman history, the regularly scheduled episode will be postponed until next week.

According to the Grand Comic Book Database and other sources, ACTION COMICS No. 1 was published on  April 18, 1938. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics puts the date around May 3, 1938. Since this podcast is currently featuring the silver age adventures of Superman, it seems only natural to feature Superman during the decade of the 1960’s. In this episode I briefly explore what was unique about Superman stories during this decade, as well as the development of the Superman family of characters.

The Silver Age Comics Blog post for March 21, 2009 has some interesting numbers on the popularity of Superman comic book titles during the early 1960’s.

Thanks to Professor Alan for his e-mail about my coverage of MegaCon, as well as Scott Gardner on his Two True Freaks MegaCon episode. Thanks also go to Chuck O’Donnell for his complimentary e-mail. He has written an article about former DC Comics and Superman writer Otto Binder.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7!

In 2 Weeks: GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 4!

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!

Superman #150 & Action Comics #284!

Superman #150 & Action Comics #284!

Download Episode #264!

SUPERMAN 150, January 1962, was published on November 7, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III. This issue was previously covered back in Episode 151, along with ACTION COMICS 150.

– THE ONE MINUTE OF DOOM (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This was Siegel’s 35th silver age Superman story, and his 93rd over all for the era. Previously, he wrote THE BIZARRO PERFECT CRIMES for ADVENTURE COMICS 291, December 1961, published around October 26, 1961, pencilled by John forte and inked by George Klein.

– THE DUEL OVER SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 14, September 1964, published around July 15, 1964.

– WHEN THE WORLD FORGOT SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Wayne Boring. This was Jerry’s 36th silver age Superman story, and his 94th overall for the era.

ACTION COMICS 284, January 1962, was published on November 30, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– The 14 page Superman story was titled THE BABE OF STEEL, written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was titled, THE STRANGE BODIES OF SUPERGIRL, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. It was Siegel’s 59th silver age Superman Family story, and his 95th overall for the era, and was the 7th part of an ongoing Supergirl storyline.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the January or January/February 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1959: SUPERMAN ‘S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 4!

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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