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(Top – Bottom:) MegaCon 2016 banner, Barcycle and Batcopter (both from the 1960’s Batman TV show), Steampunk car, Steampunk R2D2, R2D2, Jeremy Bulloch and Boba Fett’s helmet.

Download Episode 344 Part II!

This episode recaps my first day at MegaCon 2016, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Convention hours that day were from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, although with my 4-day pass I got to enter the hall  at 2:00 pm. I recorded this on Saturday morning, May 28, 2016 after I arrived early at the Orange County (Florida) Convention Center to avoid the traffic jams. The audio was recorded on my portable recorder, so please excuse the background noise you’ll hear.

Next episode: MEGACON 2016 PART III: FRIDAY RECAP!

Followed by: MEGACON 2016 PART IV: DEATH TO FANBOYS IV: A NEW HOPE PANEL!

MEGACON 2016 PART V: SO YOU WANNA MAKE COMICS? BREAKING IN PANEL!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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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Download Episode 344 Part I!

MegaCon 2016 will occur Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 art the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This will be the ninth year I attend the Con and the seventh in a row. For more information go to MegaCon’s website.

In this episode I briefly share my history with the convention, then some Con tips for anyone who hasn’t attended a comic book convention before.The episode wraps up with a look at the highlights of the panel schedule of this four day event.

Next Episode we step back to catch up on: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

After that: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 126!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK!

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!

Download The Superman Fan Podcast 2016 Promo!

This is a new, updated promo for the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST! If you are a fellow podcaster who plays promos for other podcasts, feel free to download this promo to play on your podcast. Send me an email at supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to return the favor!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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 125, May 1962!

World’s Finest Comics 125, May 1962!

Download Episode 343 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 125, May 1962, was published on March 6, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by John Forte, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database. The Grand Comic Book Database credits penciller Dick Dillon and inker Sheldon Moldoff for the cover.

– THE HOSTAGES OF THE ISLAND OF DOOM (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte as the inker. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the six page story, THE MAN WHO DEFIED DEATH, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the seven page story, AQUAMAN’S SUPER-SIDEKICK, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.

Next Episode: We take a break from our regularly scheduled trip through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman for: MEGACON 2016 PREVIEW!

After the MegaCon episodes, we resume our schedule with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 126!

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,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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 60, April 1962!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 60, April 1962!

Download Episode 342 Part II!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 60, April 1962, was published on February 23. 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 John Forte, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Comic Book Database. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

– SUPER-MITE (9 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has not been reprinted.

– THE GIRL WHO WAS LUCY LAN’E DOUBLE (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 122, August/September 1969, published on June 19, 1969. It was a 64-Pg. Giant for the cover price of 25¢.

– THE FANTASTIC ARMY OF GENERAL OLSEN (9 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has not been reprinted.

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

The episode begins with a brief tribute to the recently departed Darwyn Cooke, where I share my brief encounters with him at MegaCon.

If you are interested in the comic books that will by published in July, which I ordered from the May 2016 edition of PREVIEWS, listen to Previews Spotlight Episode 103 of the Comic Book Page Podcast.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1962: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 125 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

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,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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 32, April 1962!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 32, April 1962!

Download Episode #342 Part I!


SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 32, April 1962, was published on February 13, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by John Forte and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s third and final story.


– THE SILVER COIN OF FATE (10 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credits Robert Bernstein. The story was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86. September/October 1968, published on July 11, 1969. It was an 80 Pg. Giant for 25¢.


– THE WIDOW IN BLACK (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Leo Dorfman. The story was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 95, September/October 1969, published on July 18, 1969. It was a 60 Pg. Giant for the cover price of 25¢.


– LOIS LANE’S REVENGE ON SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com list Jerry Siegel as the possible writer. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won’t count this story toward his silver age production. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN 212, December 1968, published on October 15, 1968. It was an 80 Pg. Giant for the cover price of 25¢.


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


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 60!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1962: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 125 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

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,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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 31, February 1962!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 31, February 1962!

Download Episode 340 Part II!

(NOTE: Your ears are not tricking you. Yes, both parts of episode 341 have been released. What happened was that I missed this issue when researching the DC Superman Family comic books cover dated February 1962. So I had to backtrack and catch up on this “missing” issue. I could have just named this episode 342, but if you’re listening to this podcast you’re probably a comic book collector and like to keep your collection in order as much as I do. Next episode we’ll get back on track where we left off.)

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 31, February 1962, was published on December 26, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the second of this issue’s three stories.stein. Th

– THE MAGIC SPECTACLES (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing Wold Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com. The artist was John Forte, and this story has not been reprinted.


– THE JEALOUS LOIS LANE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger.


– THE UNFORGETTABLE SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story has not been reprinted.


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


The episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where I review my comic books cover dated April 2016, which I received from the Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episode we get back on schedule with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 32 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 60!

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,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and


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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