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Action Comics 319, December 1964!

Download Episode 377 Part III! 

ACTION COMICS 319, December 1964, was published on October 29, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (1:08) After sharing a comment posted on last episode, the latest installment of MY PULL LIST. This time I review the comic books, released during March, cover dated May 2018, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (15:15) THE CONDEMNED SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in THE BEST OF DC 27, August 1982, published on May 8, 1982. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢.

– (34:53) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (44:47) THE SUPER-CHEAT (12 pgs), written by Leo Dorfman, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as unknown. Jim Mooney was the artist and Joe Letterese was the letterer. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. III.

– (1:04:08) Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the December or December 1964/January 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80-PG. GIANT 6 (featuring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

 Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!
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World’s Finest Comics 146, December 1964!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146, December 1964, was published on October 22, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (3:35) In honor of not only the publication of ACTION COMICS 100, but also the publication of ACTION COMICS 1 on April 18, 1938, we begin the episode with a special edition of ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. This time we feature the 4 titles DC Comics, then known as Detective Comics, Inc., published with the June 1938 cover date. While I briefly feature the main features in each title, I don’t go into detail about the creator credits, except for a few notable exceptions. Overall, a total of 12 titles were published by a grand total of five other comic book companies. The majority were compilations of various newspaper comic strips. I don’t go into great detail about these strips, except for highlighting some of the more famous and historic comic strips featured in these issues.

 – (21:13) BATMAN, SON OF KRYPTON (17 pages, part I being 8 pages long), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.
– (33:07) Part II: THE DESTROYER OF KRYPTON (9 pgs.).
– (56:37) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column
– (1:04:56) THE UNKNOWN SUPER-DEEDS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN 131, August 1959, released on June 18, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. On the title panel in its original publication, it was subtitled AN UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERMAN. It was the fourth “untold” Superman story we had covered on the podcast to that point. In this reprint the circle blurb instead said “Surprise Feature”.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 319 and the feature ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where we highlight the other DC titles which carried the December or December 1964/January 1965 cover date.
Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80-PAGE GIANT 6 (starring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82.
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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 81, December 1964!

Download Episode 377 Part I!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 81, December 1964, was published on October 8, 1964. 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 issue’s second of three eight page stories.

– (3:06) THE RANSOM OF SUPERMAN, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was the 50th silver age Superman story written by Siegel we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 132nd overall for the era.

– (16:54) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (23:52) THE DEMONS FROM PANDORA’S BOX, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was Siegel’s 51st silver age Superman story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 133rd for the era. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN 272, February 1974, published on November 15, 1973 (which was my sister’s sixth birthday). It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 50¢. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 38, July 1983, published on April 7, 1983. It also contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25.

– JIMMY’S INDIAN SUPER-PAL, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964: PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 327!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 6 (starring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 53, November 1964!

Download Episode 376 Part IV! 

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53, November 1964, was published around September 24, 1964 (three days before my fourth birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. He also drew all three eight page stories in this issue. Ira Schnapp lettered the cover.

– (5:35) HOW LOIS LANE FELL IN LOVE WITH SUPERMAN, writer unknown.

– (25:56) SUPERMAN’S HOME TOWN SWEETHEART, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer.

– (43:40) LOIS LANE’S TRANSFORMATIONS, writer might have been E. Nelson Bridwell, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, and the LETTERS TO LOIS column.

– (54:27) WHEN LOIS AND LANA WERE BRIDES, writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer.

– (1:11:59) Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the November or November/December 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next episodes we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN, PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 319!

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 theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

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