Superman Fan Podcast Episode #307 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1960: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #19!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #19!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, was published on June 28, 1960. 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV, and were drawn by classic Lois Lane artist Kurt Schaffenberger. This issue was first covered way back in Episode 84, for the week of July 29, 2009.

– THE DAY LOIS LANE FORGOT SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, but Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdatabase.com list the writer as unknown.

– THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, which was covered back in Episode 295 Part II, for the week of April 9, 2014.

– MR. & MRS. CLARK (SUPERMAN) KENT (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel. It was his 98th silver age Superman Family story, and his 143 overall for the era. This story has also been reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 3, September 1964, published on July 23, 1964. It also carried the subhead, the FIRST OF AN IMAGINARY SERIES, and is the first imaginary Superman story.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the August or August/September 1960 cover date, and were covered at the end of Episode 220, for the week of March 28, 2012.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 162 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 302!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 112!

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