Superman Fan Podcast Episode #346 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated June 1962: Giant Lois Lane Annual #1!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 1, Summer 1962 (July 1962)!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 1, Summer 1962 (July 1962)!

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GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1, Summer 1962, was published with the DC comic books cover dated June 1962, and released on July 7, 1962. (I may have said June 1962.) It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– SUPERBOY MEETS LOIS LANE (12 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 261, June 1959, published on April 30, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 7, September/October 1980, published on June 12, 1980. It contained 96 pages for the cover price of 95¢. This story was originally covered back in Episode 176, for the week of Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

– THE LEOPARD GIRL OF THE JUNGLE (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11, August 1959, published on June 25, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. It was originally covered in Episode 281, for the week of Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER DREAM (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was also drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It was originally published in SUPERMAN 125, November 1958, originally published around September 18, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was originally covered in Episode 176, for the week of Wednesday, April 11, 2011.

– LIEUTENANT LOIS LANE, U. S. ARMY (9 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6, January 1959, published around November 13, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. This story was first covered in Episode 260, for the week of Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

– THE MERMAID FROM METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist, and this story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I. It was originally covered in Episode 285 Part I, for the week of Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

– LOIS LANE … TRAITOR (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Robert Bernstein, according to the Grand Comic Book Database. The artist was John Forte. It was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24, April 1961, on February 9, 1961, containing 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.  This story was first covered in Episode 325 Part I, for the week of Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

– THE CRY-BABY OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, published on May 14, 1959, containing 32 pages for the cover price of a dime.. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. This story was originally covered back in Episode 279 for the week of Wednesday, September 4, 2013. (In the recording I said it was for the week of August 28, 2013.)

– THE MAN WHO WAS CLARK KENT’S DOUBLE  (8 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, was written by Jerry Coleman, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 3, July/August 1958, published around May 22, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was originally covered in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

– SUPERMAN’S FUTURE WIFE (8 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, was originally published in SUPERMAN 131, August 1959, published on June 18, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 194 for the week of Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 280 for the week of Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 127 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 35!

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