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Superman #158!

Superman #158!

Download Episode #295 Part I!

SUPERMAN 158, January 1963, was published on November 8, 1962. 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, who were the art team for this issue’s 3-part story.

-SUPERMAN IN KANDOR (26 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton. This story has been reprinted in, SUPERMAN: THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV and SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 140, August/September 1971, published on June 3, 1971 and containing 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢. This back issue is where I first read this story.

– PART I: INVASION OF THE MYSTERY SUPER-MEN (9 pgs.)

– PART II: THE DYNAMIC DUO OF KANDOR (8 pgs.)

– PART III: THE CITY OF SUPER-PEOPLE (9 pgs.)

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 3 Weeks: MEGACON 2014 PREVIEW!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– 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!
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Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #15!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #15!


Download Episode #294 Part II!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15, February 1960, was published on December 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.

THE SUPER-FAMILY OF STEEL (26 pgs.) was written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Otto Binder as the author. All sources agree on the artist, classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger.

– Part I: SUPER-HUSBAND AND WIFE (7 pgs.)

– Part II: THE BRIDE GETS SUPER-POWERS (10 pgs.)

– Part III: THE SECRET OF THE SUPER-FAMILY (9 pgs.)

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features in this issue, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the February or February/March 1960 cover date, which were covered in Episode 206, for the week of November 30, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK ANNUAL COVER DATED JANUARY PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 1 Month: MegaCon Preview!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– 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 #107!

World’s Finest Comics #107!

 

Download Episode #294 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 107, February 1960, was published around December 3, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled SECRET OF THE TIME CREATURE, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, Sheldon Moldoff was the inker, while the Comic Book Database credits Charles Paris as the inker. This story has been reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I, which also credits Charles Paris as the inker.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story, THE PLANETEER FILM STAR, written my Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– The 6 page Green Arrow story was titled THE MENACE OF THE MOLE MEN, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the ads and other features found in this issue.

Elsewhere In DC Comics will be featured in Part II of the February or February/March 1960 Superman Family comic books next episode.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

In 5 Weeks: MEGACON 2014 PREVIEW!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– 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!

Action Comics #295!

Action Comics #295!

Download Episode #293!

ACTION COMICS 295, December 1962, was published around October 30, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, George Klein was credited as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte as the inker. (During the recording I mistakenly flopped the two comic book database credits.)

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, SUPERMAN GOES WILD, was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE GIRL WITH THE X-RAY MIND, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN DC GIANT S-24, May/June 1971, published on March 4, 1971, which contained 64 pages for a quarter, and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this issue are the ads and other features in this story, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date.

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, granddaughter of DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, will be attending New Orleans Comic Con from Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014. During the weekend of Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014 Nicky will attend Pensacola, Florida’s PensaCon.

If you are interested in reading Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s pulp era stories, you might be interested in the book, The Texas-Siberia Trail, published by Off Trail Publications.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 107!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– 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!

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