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Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 22!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 22!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22, January 1961, was published on November 15, 1960 (7 years before my sister was born). 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 second of three stories. All three stories were drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE DAY SUPERMAN PROPOSED (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and The Comic Book Database credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, I will not be adding this story to Siegel’s silver age total. This story was also reprinted in 80 PAGE GIANT 14, September 1965, published on July 15, 1965, for the cover price of 25¢.

– LOIS LANE’S X-RAY VISION (8 pgs.), writer was unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and The Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein as the writer of this story. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 85, an 80 Pg. Giant, cover dated September/October 1967, published on June 29, 1967.

– SWEETHEART OF ROBIN HOOD (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Robert Bernstein? as possibly the writer.

This episode also highlights the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

In 2 Weeks: MEGACON 2015 PREVIEW!

After our MegaCon coverage: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 166!

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

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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 165!

Superman 165!

Download Episode 317 Part I!

SUPERMAN 165, November 1963, was published around September 19, 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 George Klein. They were the art team for this issue’s first of two stories, which have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS:SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– BEAUTY AND THE SUPER-BEAST (14 pgs, Part I was 7 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein. Part II was titled CIRCE’S SUPER-SLAVE.

– THE SWEETHEART SUPERMAN FORGOT (12 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN 222, December 1969/January 1970, published on October 7, 1969, and in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES. This story was Siegel’s 46th silver age Superman story, and his 150th overall for the era, if my count is correct.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 306!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

In 1 Month: MEGACON 2015 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 114!

World’s Finest Comics 114!

Download Episode 316 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 114, December 1960, was published around October 20, 1960. 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 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled CAPTIVES OF THE SPACE GLOBES. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, Jerry Coleman wrote this story, which was pencilled by Dick Sprang. Comicbookdb.com and Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credit Charles Paris as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the seven page story titled, THE HUMAN SPACE DRAGON, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the six page story titled, GREEN ARROW’S ALIEN ALLY, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also covered in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the December or December 1960/January 1961 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 230, for the week of June 13, 2012, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 165!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 306!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN’S FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1961 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 50!

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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