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Action Comics #289!

Action Comics #289!


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ACTION COMICS 289, June 1962, was published on April 26, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, featuring Supergirl on her 10th ACTION COMICS cover, and 19th overall so far.

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was THE SUPER-PRACTICAL JOKER. Comics.org lists the writer as possibly Leo Dorfman but the artist was Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was SUPERMAN’S SUPER COURTSHIP, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES.

This was Siegel’s 68th Superman Family story, and his 108th overall for the era. Previously he wrote two Bizarro stories, THE KOOKIEST SUPER APE for ADVENTURE COMICS 295, April 1962, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. He also wrote THE CASE OF THE SUPER LOONEY LAWYER for ADVENTURE COMICS 296, May 1962, drawn by the same art team. Finally, he wrote THE SUPER-MISCHIEF OF SUPERBABY for SUPERBOY 97, June 1962, drawn by George Papp.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the June or June/July 1962 cover date.

This episode also highlights the ads and other features in this issue, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: SUPERMAN 154 & ACTION COMICS 290!

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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!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #37 & World's Finest Comics #102!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #37 & World’s Finest Comics #102!


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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 37, June 1959, was published on April 7, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, featuring the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– SUPERMAN’S SUPER RIVAL (9 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

– THE JIMMY OLSEN SIGNAL WATCH (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE ELASTIC LAD OF METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), was also done by the same creative team as the second story in this issue.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 102, June 1959, was published around April 23, 1959. It 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 Sheldon Moldoff.

– The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled THE CAVEMAN FROM KRYPTON, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Charles Paris as the inker, while The Grand Comic Book Database lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, with Ray Burnley as the inker of the splash page only. Some panels of the story resemble Charles Paris’ rich ink line, while others don’t, so I won’t venture a guess as to which credit is right.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story THE WINGED SPACE RAIDER, written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the 6 page story THE CASE OF THE CAMOUFLAGE KING, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the June or June/July 1959 cover date. They were  featured back in Episode 190, August 3, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1962: ACTION COMICS 289!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38!

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 COMERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

ICS 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 #153 & Action Comics #288!

Superman #153 & Action Comics #288!


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SUPERMAN 153, May 1962, was published around March 15, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It featured the issue’s third and final story on the cover. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– THE DAY SUPERMAN BROKE THE LAW (8 pgs.), written by Bill Finger and drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE SECRET OF THE SUPERMAN STAMP (9 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– THE TOWN OF SUPERMEN (9 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC ComicsThe Grand Comic Book Database. as well as SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III, credits Jerry Siegel as the writer and John Forte as the artist. I don’t know which credit is right for the writer, but judging by the art style, I would lean toward John Forte as the story’s artist. Superman and Lois don’t resemble Curt Swan’s and George Klein’s art styles. If Jerry Siegel wrote this story, it was his 40th Superman story in the silver age, and his 107th for overall for this era.

ACTION COMICS 288, May 1962, was published on March 29, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were also the art team for the Superman story in this issue..

– The 13 page Superman story was titled THE MAN WHO EXPOSED SUPERMAN, for which there is no writer credit.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was titled THE MAN WHO MAKE SUPERGIRL CRY, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1962 cover date. The first two episodes of Mike’s Amazing World Of DC History are available to listen to, exploring the very first comic books published by the company that became known as DC Comics. It is one of the family of podcasts at Two True Freaks.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 37 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 102!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1962: ACTION COMICS 289!

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 COMERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

ICS 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!

World's Finest Comics #101 & Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #9!

World’s Finest Comics #101 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #9!


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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 101, May 1959, was published around March 5, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled THE MENACE OF THE ATOM-MASTER, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

– Tomahawk starred in the six page story THE AMAZING STAND AT FORT SCARECROW, written by Dave Wood and drawn by Bob Brown.

– Green Arrow wrapped up the issue in the six page story THE BATTLE OF THE USELESS INVENTIONS, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 9, May 1959, was published around March 24, 1959. It 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story, which co-starred singer Pat Boone.

– THE MOST HATED GIRL IN METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein (according to comics.org). Dcindexes.com did not list a writer, but both sources agree on the artist, Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LOIS LANE’S STONE-AGE SUITOR (8 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein (according to comics.org). Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist.

– SUPERMAN’S MYSTERY SONG (10 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein (according to comics.org), pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by John Forte.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the May or May/June 1959 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 188.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1962: SUPERMAN 153 & ACTION COMICS 288!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 37 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 102!

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 COMERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

ICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUP
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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