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80 Page Giant 11, June 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 11, June 1965, was published on April 15, 1965. As the title indicates, it contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (4:37) THE KRYPTONITE MAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 249, February 1959, released on December 30, 1958, containing 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. II. We covered this story back in Episode 182, for the week of June 8, 2011.

– (19:19) THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp. This is Siegel’s 89th silver age Superman story we’ve covered for the podcast and his 143rd for the era. The story was originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES and SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– (30:13) THE TERRIBLE TRIO (10 pgs.), written by William Woolfolk, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 88, March 1954, released around January 27, 1954. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES and SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 80’S.

– (47:31) THE CONQUEST OF SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. It was originally published in ACTION COMICS 277, June 1961, released on April 27, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III and THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD. We covered this story in Episode 244 for the week of October 17, 2012.

– (1:01:29) THE ARMY OF LIVING KRYPTONITE MEN (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp. This was Siegel’s 90th silver age Superman Family story, and his 144th overall for the era. The story was originally published in SUPERBOY 86, January 1961, released on November 22, 1960. It was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 492, October 1982, published on July 1, 1982. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This story was also reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERMAN VS LEX LUTHOR and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I.

– (1:14:52) SUPERMAN IN SUPERMAN LAND (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN 1, published around January 1, 1973. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of $2.00. (It carried the blurb OFFICIAL METROPOLIS EDITION to commemorate the opening of a Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois. While the museum didn’t last, the town would proclaim itself the official hometown of the Man Of Steel, with the blessing of DC Comics. The city would begin an annual Superman Celebration every second weekend of June, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2018.)

– (1:24:05) THE CURSE OF LENA THORUL (8 pgs.),  written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23, February 1961, released on December 22, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This issue had a circulation of 458,000. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 321 Part II, for the week of May 27, 2015.

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Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1965: PART III: ACTION COMICS 325 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 150, with the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, at the end of the episode.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 178, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 58, PART III: ACTION COMICS 326 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 86!

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