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Action Comics #304!

Action Comics #304!

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ACTION COMICS 304, September 1963, was published around July 25, 1963. 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 Sheldon Moldoff. It featured the Superman story in this issue.

– Superman starred in the 12 page story titled, THE INTERPLANETARY OLYMPICS, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl fought THE MAID OF MENACE. This 13 page story was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episodes are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter page.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the September or September/October 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 164!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 305!

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!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen #48!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen #48!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48, October 1960, was published around August 16, 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 were pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE STORY OF CAMP SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown.
– THE DISGUISES OF DANGER (8 pgs.), writer unknown.

– THE MYSTERY OF THE TINY SUPERMEN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story featured the first appearance of the Superman Emergency Squad.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC  Comics, 31 titles  carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date, and was covered in Episode 226, for the week of Wednesday, May 16, 2014.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!
In  2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

January 7, 2015 would have been the 125th birthday of the founder of DC Comics, Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson. To learn more about the Major, check this website about him, as well as this blog post about him written by Gerard Jones. He is writing a biography about the Major, along with the Major’s granddaughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. She will be attending Pulp Adventurecon on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

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!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #20!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #20!

 

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, October 1960, was published on august 9, 1960. 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. It featured the issue’s third and  final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– SUPERMAN’S FLIGHT FROM LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the author of this story. Kurt Schaffenberger drew the art. Because there is some discrepancy about the writer’s identity, this story won’t be counted toward Siegel’s silver age story total,

– THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer is unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and comicbookdb.com, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein (?) as possibly the author. Al Plastino was the artist.

– This issue’s cover story was the nine page tale, LOIS LANE’S SUPER-DAUGHTER, labeled the 2nd Imaginary Story, written by Jerry Siegel according to the Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.comMike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as unknown. If Jerry Siegel wrote this story, it was his 103rd Superman family story, and his 148th overall for the silver age.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48!

In 2  Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

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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Comic book artist Rick Burchett was born on March 9, 1952, so Happy Birthday, Rick! I decided to feature him, since his birthday was this week and I had done two episodes featuring deceased artists Curt Swan and Jack Kirby. After making a small correction on the previous episode, #7, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUPERMAN!, I highlight an upcoming book. BOYS OF STEEL: THE CREATORS OF SUPERMAN is written by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ross Macdonald. It is scheduled to be published on August 26, 2008, and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com. Check out their websites: http://www.noblemania.blogspot.com and http://www.mtncartoons.com for Mr. Nobleman, and http://www.ross-macdonald.com .

After a brief summary of Rick’s comic book career I highlight SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, which Rick Burchett was involved with for 29 issues. I will list the individual stories in my expanded show notes. Then I feature the story of issue SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #1, titled, MEN OF STEEL. If you would like to read the story from issue #1 before you listen to the podcast, you might be able to find back issues at your local comic book shop, or find the following trade paperbacks published by DC Comics: SUPERMAN: THE ADVENTURES OF THE MAN OF STEEL contains the earliest stories of this title, followed by: SUPERMAN ADVENTURES vol’s I – IV.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . I look forward to reading your e-mail, which you can send to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

Check out my other blog, MY PULL LIST, at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . E-mail about that blog can be sent to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening, and as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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