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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #39 & World's Finest Comics #104!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #39 & World’s Finest Comics #104!


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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39, September 1959, was published around July 2, 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 first story. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE SUPER-LAD OF SPACE

– THE MILLION-DOLLAR MISTAKE

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER-SIGNALS

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104, September 1959, was published on July 16, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE PLOT TO DESTROY SUPERMAN, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, Sheldon Moldoff was the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Charles Paris as the inker.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, PRISONERS OF AMAZON ASTEROID, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow was featured in the 6 page story titled, ALIAS CHIEF MAGIC BOW, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the September or September/October 1959 cover date. These titles were covered in Episode 196, for the week of September 14, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: SUPERMAN 155 & ACTION COMICS 291!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40!

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Superman Annual #5!

Superman Annual #5!

Download Episode #282!

SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5, Summer 1962, was published on June 14, 1962. it contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. This issue was released the same month as the DC Comics titles which carried the July 1962 cover date, covered in Episode 280. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– SUPERMAN’S OTHER LIFE (25 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 132, October 1959, published on August 6, 1959.

– THE MAN WHO DESTROYED KRYPTON (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERBOY 67, September 1958, released around July 3, 1958. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as Otto Binder and the artist as Al Plastino. The Grand Comic Book Database lists Bill Finger as the writer and George Papp as the artist.

– THE INVASION OF KRYPTON (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 83, September 1960, published around July 7, 1960. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits the writer as Jerry Siegel, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as Otto Binder. Both websites agree on the artist, George Papp.

– HOW JIMMY OLSEN FIRST MET SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 36, April 1959, released around February 19, 1959, and was covered back in Episode 273.

– THE SUPER MONKEY FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp. It was originally published in SUPERBOY 76, October 1959, released around August 20, 1959.

– THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.), written by Bill Finger and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 128, April 1959, released around February 5, 1958, and was first covered in Episode 186.

– THE SUPER-TEACHER FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Sikela, was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 240, September 1957, released around July 25, 1957.

This Annual also listed other stories featuring Krypton:

– THE COURTSHIP ON KRYPTON, ACTION COMICS 149, October 1950, drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN 53, July 1948, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, covered in Episode 62.

– THE BEAST FROM KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 78, September 1952, done by the same creative team as the previous story listed.

– THE PHANTOM SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS 199, December 1954, written by ? Bill Woolfolk ? and drawn by the same art team.

– THE SUPER APE FROM KRYPTON, ACTION COMICS 218, July 1956, written by ? Edmond Hamilton ? and drawn by the same art team.

– THE ORIGINAL SUPERMAN, ACTION 223, December 1956, written by either Edmond Hamilton or Jerry Coleman, and drawn by the same art team.

– THE MAN WHO WAS MIGHTIER THAN SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS 209, October 1955, drawn by the same art team.

– THE DOOM FROM KRYPTON (KRYPTON ON EARTH), ACTION COMICS 246, November 1958, written by Otto Binder and drawn by the same art team, covered in Episode 176.

– THE LOST SECRETS OF KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 74, January 1952, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by the same art team.

– THE FORBIDDEN BOX FROM KRYPTON, SHOWCASE 10, September/October 1957, written by Otto Binder and drawn by the same art team, covered in Episode 225.

– THE SUPER ZOO FROM KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 53, December 1956, written by Otto Binder and drawn by John Sikela.

– SUPERBOY’S VOYAGE TO NEW KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 74, July 1959, done by the same creative team as the previous story listed.

– SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 141, November 1960, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, featured in Episode 228.

– THE KING OF KRYPTON (AMNESIAC ROBBERS) ACTION COMICS 25, June 1940, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Paul Cassidy.

– THE SCARLET JUNGLE OF KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 87, March 1961, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp.

The Annual also had a glossary of Kryptonian names, a drawing of Krypton’s flag and Superman covers from around the world. Also listed were three possible themes for the next SUPERMAN ANNUAL: imaginary stories, kryptonite or Superman with other superheroes.

ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date, covered at the end of Episode 280.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104!

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: SUPERMAN 155 & ACTION COMICS 291!

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– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– 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!
World's Finest Comics #103 & Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #11!

World’s Finest Comics #103 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #11!

Download Episode #281!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 103, August 1959, was published around June 4, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Stan Kaye as the inker.

The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE SECRET OF THE SORCERER’S TREASURE, 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.

Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story titled, THE MENACE OF THE METAL MONSTER, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Green Arrow was featured in the 6 page story, CHALLENGE OF THE PHANTOM BANDIT, written by Bob Haney and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11, August 1959, was published on June 25, 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, featuring the issues first story on the cover. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist for all three 8 page stories, which have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE LEOPARD GIRL OF THE JUNGLE, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, was written by Bill Finger. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics does not list a writer.

– THE TRICKS OF LOIS LANE has no writer credit.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER PERFUME, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, was written by Robert Bernstein.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 34 titles carried the August or August/September 1959 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 194.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5!

In the following Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104!

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:
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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 #154 & Action Comics #290!

Superman #154 & Action Comics #290!

Download Episode #280!

SUPERMAN 154, July 1962, was published around May 3, 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 the art team for both stories in this issue. This cover featured the issues first story on the cover.

 – THE UNDERWATER PRANKS OF MR. MXYZPTLK (13 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

 – KRYPTON’S FIRST SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel. This was his 41st silver age Superman story, and his 110th overall for the era. Previously, he wrote THE BIZARRO WHO GOOFED UP HISTORY for ADVENTURE COMICS 297, June 1962. This story was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

 ACTION COMICS 290, July 1962, was published on May 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, which was featured on the cover.

 – HALF A SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), the write was unknown.

 – SUPERGIRL’S SUPER BOY-FRIENDS (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Jerry’s 71st silver age Superman Family story, and his 112th for the era. Previously, he wrote THE BOY WITH ULTRA POWERS for SUPERBOY 98, July 1962, which introduced the Legionnaire Ultra Boy. This story was also drawn by penciller Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

 Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date.

 Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1959: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 103 & SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11!

 In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5!

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

 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's Pal Jimmy Olsen 38 & Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 10!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 38 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 10!

Download Episode #279!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, was published on March 14, 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 first story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE CRY-BABY OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein (according to the Grand Comic Book Database at comics.org). The art was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LOIS LANE’S ROMEO (9 pgs.) was also drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, as well as reprinted in 80 PG.  3, September 1964.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER-SEANCE (8 pgs.), might have been written by Robert Bernstein (at least according to comics.org), by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, was released on May 21, 1959. 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, featuring the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS; SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, as well as being reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 2, September 1964.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 2, September 1964.

– OLSEN’S SUPER SUPPER (8 pgs.), was pencilled by Curt Swan, and was inked by either Craig Flessel (according to dcindexes.com) or Stan Kaye (according to comics.org).

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the July or July/August 1959 cover date. These titles were covered at the end of Episode 192, August 17, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: SUPERMAN 154 AND ACTION COMICS 290!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1959: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 103 & SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11!

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!

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