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Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 91, March 1966!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, March 1966, was published on January 13, 1966. 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.

– (4:00) Review of the artist biography, HERO GETS THE GIRL: THE LIFE AND ART OF KURT SCHAFFENBERGER by Mark Voger, with photos by Kathy Vogelsong and published by Twomorrows Publishing.

– (6:30) MY PULL LIST, reviewing the comic books that carried the February 2020 cover date, which were released during the month of December 2019, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (25:16) THE DRAGON DELINQUENT (17 pgs., Part I was 11 pgs. long), written by Leo Dorfman, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Roy Thomas as the original writer, and Leo Dorfman reworked the story, according to Roy Thomas and Bob Bailey. The story was drawn by Pete Costanza and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (37:00) Part II: THE SECRET OF THE TRAITOR THEFTS (6 pgs.).

– (51:44) JIMMY OLSEN’S MAGIC MANACLES (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (1:08:06) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (80 Pg. Giant starring Supergirl), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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.

(L to R) Superman 233, January 1971 & Superman 240, July 1971!

Download Episode 393!

Denny O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1939. He was a comic book writer and editor who wrote for Charlton, DC and Marvel and was an editor at both Marvel and DC. When Julius Schwartz became editor of the SUPERMAN title after Mort Weisinger’s retirement, he asked Denny O’Neil to become the new writer for the series. He only lasted for a year before asking editor Schwartz to take him off the title because he found it hard to relate to an omnipotent character. This episode will feature O’Neil’s Superman stories.

During the 2011 MegaCon, I attended a panel that Denny O’Neil was on: EPISODE 117 PART IV: COMICS WRITERS ON THE ART OF WRITING! posted on March 29, 2011.

NOTE: if you’re interested in other podcasts that discussed Denny O’Neil’s comic book career, check out the following episodes:

– Collected Comics Library: EPISODE 530: REMEMBERING DENNY O’NEIL

– Comic Geek Speak: COMIC GEEK SPEAK PRESENTS CLASSIC GEEK SPEAK: AN INTERVIEW WITH DENNY O’NEIL from 2013. 

– Word Balloon Podcast: EPISODE 27: DENNY O’NEIL MUST ANSWER THE QIESTION, from March 2006.

   DENNIS O’NEIL – OUT FROM BATMAN’S SHADOW WITH HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, from January 23, 2018

   COMICS; BATMAN IN THE O’NEIL STYLE, WITH GREG RUCKA, posted on July 2, 2020.

– (9:20) Denny O’Neil’s first Superman story was SUPERMAN 233, January 1971, published on November 5, 1970. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 15¢. The cover was drawn by Neal Adams. SUPERMAN BREAKS LOOSE was written by O’Neil, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Murphy Anderson and lettered by Ben Oda. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, SUPERMAN IN THE SEVENTIES, MILLENNIUM EDITION SUPERMAN 233 (ME 58) (which is the edition of the story I have), SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE (which reprints SUPERMAN 233-238 and 240-242). The creative team remained the same for most of these issues, except where noted otherwise.

– (32:27) SUPERMAN 234, February 1971, was released on December 15, 1970. HOW TO TAME A WILD VOLCANO (15 pgs.), was lettered by John Costanza.

   – SUPERMAN 235, March 1971, was published on January 12, 1971. The cover was pencilled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Neal Adams. THE SINISTER SCREAM OF THE DEVIL’S HARP was 22 pages long.

   – SUPERMAN 236, April 1971,  was released on February 9, 1971. PLANET OF THE ANGELS (15 pgs.), also lettered by John Costanza, was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 12 in 1981.

   – SUPERMAN 237, May 1971, was published on March 16, 1971. ENEMY OF THE EARTH (22 pgs.), was also lettered by John Costanza.

   – SUPERMAN 238, June 1971, was released on April 15, 1971. The cover was pencilled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Murphy Anderson. MENACE AT 1000 DEGREES (15 pgs.), was also lettered by John Costanza.

SUPERMAN 239, June/July 1971, was published on April 6, 1971. It was a 64 Page Giant for the cover price of 25¢. The .cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. This issue contained four stories of Superman’s Greatest Battles.

– (48:29) SUPERMAN 240, July 1971, was released on May 13, 1971. The cover was pencilled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Neal Adams. TO SAVE A SUPERMAN (15 pgs.), was inked by Dick Giordano and inked by John Costanza.

– (1:04:47) SUPERMAN 241, August 1971, was published on June 15, 1971. It contained 48 pgs. for the cover price of a quarter. THE SHAPE OF FEAR was 22 pages long.

   – SUPERMAN 242, September 1971, was released on July 13, 1971. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of 25¢. THE ULTIMATE BATTLE was 22 pages long. This story was the final part of the KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE storyline.

   – SUPERMAN 244, November 1971, was published on September 16, 1971 (11 days before my 11th birthday). It contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. THE ELECTRONIC GHOST OF METROPOLIS (24 pgs.), was lettered by John Costanza.

   – SUPERMAN 247, January 1972, was released on November 11, 1971. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of 25¢. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. Denny O’Neil wrote the second of the issue’s three stories. WHEN ON EARTH, the first installment of the series THE PRIVATE LIFE OF CLARK KENT. This story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson.

   – SUPERMAN 253, June 1972, was published on April 13, 1972. This issue contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The cover was drawn by Nick Cardy. Denny O’Neil wrote the issue’s first of three stories, THE KID WHO SAVED SUPERMAN, which was 22 pages long.

   – SUPERMAN 254, July 1972, was released on May 11, 1972. This issue contained 32 pages for the cover price of 20¢. Denny O’Neil’s final Superman story was titled, THE KID WHO STOLE SUPERMAN’S POWERS. This story was 15 pages long.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (80 Pg. Giant starring Supergirl), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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 63, February 1966!

Download Episode 392 Part IV!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63, February 1966, was published on December 23, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. On the cover, Superman was drawn by Wayne Boring, while Kurt Schaffenberger drew Lana Lang and Lois Lane.

– (10:17) After reading a comment from last episode, I review the book, PLANET DOONESBURY, 152 pgs., by G. B. Trudeau.

– (14:05) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books I read which carried the January 2020 cover date, that were released during the month of November 2019 and I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (20:25) THE SATANIC SCHEMES OF S.K.U.L. (25 pgs., Part I was 13 pgs. long), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (32:23) LETTERS TO LOIS column.

– (41:10) Part II: LOIS TEAMS UP WITH LANA (12 pgs.).

– (1:04:44) MEET TV’S LOIS LANE, writer unknown, about actress Noel Neill.

– (1:09:12) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the February or February/March 1966 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode: In honor of the recent passing of comic book writer and editor Denny O’Neil: THE SUPERMAN STORIES OF DENNY O’NEIL!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (an 80 Pg. Giant starring Supergirl), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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.

Action Comics 333, February 1966!


Download Episode 392 Part III!

ACTION COMICS 333, February 1966, was published on December 23, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was 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. Ira Schnapp was the letterer. I remember seeing this cover in ads that appeared in some of the DC Comics I read back then.

– (3:47) I review MARIE SEVERIN: MIRTHFUL MISTRESS OF COMICS, written by Dewey Cassell with Aaron Sultan. This 176 page book was published by Tomorrows Publishing in 2012. 

– (7:32) SUPERMAN’S SUPER-BOO-BOO (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (28:11) THE DUEL BETWEEN SUPERWOMAN AND SUPERBOY (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. According to the Grand Comic Book Database Joe Letterese was the letterer on the first page, but the letterer on the remaining pages is unknown.

– (48:39) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63 & ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, featuring the other DC titles which carried the February or February/March 1966 cover date!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (80 Pg. Giant), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 355 & ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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 184, February 1966!

Download Episode 392 Part II!

SUPERMAN 184, February 1966, was published on December 16, 1965. 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.

– (3:57) After sharing a comment about last episode from Halk-Kar, I review the book, THE ART AND INVENTIONS OF MAX FLEISCHER, AMERICAN ANIMATION PIONEER, by Ray Pointer, with a forward by Jerry Beck. This book was published by McFarland & Company in 2017 and contained 303 pages.

– (7:43) MY PULL LIST segment, covering the comic books cover dated December 2019 and released during the month of October, that I received from the Discount Comic Book Service. I review the titles in the order I read them.

– (26:39) THE DEMON UNDER THE RED SUN (22 pgs., Part I was 11 pgs. long), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (41:07) Part II: THE TEST OF THE TALISMAN

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63 with ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS cover dated February 1966!

Then we will explore: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (80 Pg. Giant), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335 with ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS cover dated March 1966!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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.

World’s Finest Comics 155, February 1966!

Download Episode 392 Part 1!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 155, February 1966, was published on December 9, 1965. 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.

This issue is a special one in my personal comic book collection, because it was the first comic book that I have any memory of my Dad buying for me.

– (5:44) After sharing a comment posted at the end of last week’s episode, I review a recent book I read, TERRYTOONS: THE STORY OF PAUL TERRY AND HIS CLASSIC CARTOON FACTORY.

– (7:43) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books I read which carried the November 2019 cover date, that were released during the month of September and I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (15:23) EXIT BATMAN – ENTER NIGHTMAN (18 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin. Part I was seven pages long, titled THE 1,000th EXPLOIT OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN.

– (29:45) PART II: THE INCREDIBLE IDENTITY OF NIGHTMAN (11 pgs).

– (56:11) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

– (1:10:51) THE MASK OF FEAR (6 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Ruben Moriera, who signed his name in the title panel. It was originally published as the fourth and final story in HOUSE OF SECRETS 2, January/February 1957, released on November 29, 1956. This story was featured on the cover.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART II: SUPERMAN 184, PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, PART II: ACTION COMICS 334 (80 Pg. Giant), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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 90, January 1966!

Download Episode 391 Part V!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90, January 1966, was published on November 25, 1965. 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.

– (5:10) After reading a comment left at the end of last week’s episode, I review the book, THE LEGION OF REGRETTABLE SUPERVILLAINS: ODDBALL CRIMINALS FROM COMIC BOOK HISTORY (253 pgs), written by John Morris and published by Quirk Books in 2917.

– (7:16) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books which carried the October 2019 cover date, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (18:07) THE BRAIN-WASHING OF JIMMY OLSEN (14 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin. This was Siegel’s 58th silver age Superman story, and his 155th overall for the era.

– (42:08) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (50:48) MR. MXYZPTLK’S PARTNER IN CRIME (10 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 31 titles carried the January or January/February 1966 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 155, PART II: SUPERMAN 184, PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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.

Action Comics 332, January 1966!

Download Episode 391 Part IV! 

ACTION COMICS 332, January 1966, was published on November 25, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was 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. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

– (3:38) After reading a comment left at the bottom of last week’s episode, I review the biography, OTTO BINDER: THE LIFE AND WORK OF A COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION VISIONARY, written by the late writer Bill Schelly (who sadly passed away on September 12, 2019). The book was published by North Atlantic Books in 2003.

– (6:57) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books I read which carried the September 2019 cover date and were released during the month if July, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (18:59) The Superman story in this issue was titled, THE SUPER-VENGEANCE OF LEX LUTHOR (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (48:36) Supergirl starred in the twelve page story, HOW SUPERWOMAN TRAINED SUPERBOY, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (1:13:19) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1966 PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90 and ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS where we look at the other DC Comics titles which carried the January, or January/February 1966 cover date!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156, PART II: SUPERMAN 184, PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 and PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 83!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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 183, January 1966!

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SUPERMAN 183, January 1966, was published on November 18, 1965 It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Because this issue contained 80 pages, it also carried the issue number of G-18. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

After reading an e-mail and comment from last week’s episode, the stories covered were:

– (8:39) CASE OF THE FUNNY PAPER CRIMES (13 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, the story was pencilled by John Sikela and inked by Ed Dobrotka, while the Grand Comic Book Database Ed Dobrotka was the penciller and John Sikela was the inker. This story was originally published as the first of four stories that appeared in SUPERMAN 19, November/December 1942, released on September 4, 1942. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, SUPERMAN ARCHIVE vol. V and SUPERMAN CHRONICLES vol. X..

– (21:37) FAMOUS STORIES OF THE GOLDEN AGE, a list of Golden Age Superman stories that were published during the 1940’s, which DC Comics might publish in future 80-page Giants.

– (28:21) CLARK KENT’S COLLEGE DAYS (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story originally appeared as the second of three stories published in SUPERMAN 125, November 1958,  released on September 9, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.This story was also reprinted in the GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (which is where I first read this story),  SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. We originally covered this story back in Episode 176, for the week of April 27, 2011.

– (37:45) WHEN SUPERMAN LOST HIS POWERS (13 pgs), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the first of two stories that appeared in ACTION COMICS 262, March 1960, released on January 28, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW vol. III. We first covered this story in Episode 208, for the week of December 11, 2011.

– (47:50) A SUPERMAN QUIZ FOR MOM AND DAD, a list of twelve questions about Superman from stories that Mom and Dad may have read when they were young. Answers were printed upside down at the bottom of the page.

– (1:02:59) THE MYSTERIOUS MR. MXYZPTLK (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Joe Shuster and inked by Ira Yarbrough. This story first appeared as the fourth and final story in SUPERMAN 30, September/October 1944, published around June 30, 1944. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 80’S, THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (where I first read this story), SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SUPERMAN ARCHIVES vol. VIII. NOTE: When originally published, the Fifth Dimensional Imp’s name was spelled Mr. Mxyztplk, but was changed to the then current spelling when reprinted in this issue. His name would be changed to Mxyzptlk in SUPERMAN 131, February 1963, which we covered in Episode 194 for the week of August 31, 2011. (During this episode I mistakenly said we covered this story in Episode 353 Part I for the week of October 19, 2016). After this spelling change Mr. Mxyztplk was considered the 5th Dimensional Imp of the Earth-2 Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk plagued the Superman of Earth-1.

– (1:20:22) SUPERMAN, CARTOON HERO (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, layouts by Joe Shuster, finished pencils by Ed Dobrotka and inks by John Sikela. This story was originally published as the fourth and final story in SUPERMAN 19, November/December 1942, released around September 4, 1942. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE 30;S TO THE 70’S (where I first read this story), SUPERMAN FROM THE 30;S TO THE 80’S, SUPERMAN ARCHIVES vol. V and SUPERMAN CHRONICLES vol. X.

– (1:34:56) THE EYE OF METROPOLIS (13 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story first appeared as the first of three stories published in ACTION COMICS 250, March 1959, released on January 29, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and  SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 184 for the week of June 22, 2011.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90 (with the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment at the end of the episode).

Then we will cover: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966; PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156, PART II: SUPERMAN 184, PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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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.
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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 #62, January 1966!

 

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, January 1966, was published on November 11, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist for the story.

– (3:25) I review HEROES & MONSTERS: THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN by Jess Nevins, published by Monkeybrain Books in 2003. For more information go to jessnevins.com.

– (6:26) Next I review NO GUTS NO GLORY: HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF IN COMICS by Beau Smith, published by Blue Line Pro.

– (7:31) MY PULL LIST segment, featuring the comic books which carried the August 2019 cover date that I received from Discount Comic Book Service, and were published during the month of June.

– (22:12) LOIS LANE’S ANTI-SUPERMAN CAMPAIGN (24 pgs. divided into three parts, Part I was 9 pgs), written by Leo Dorfman and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (33:13) Part II: MR. MXYZPTLK’S ELECTION MAGIC (8 pgs.).

– (40:50) Part III: THE SUPER-ELECTION (7 pgs.).

– (1:10:18) LETTERS TO LOIS column.

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

Next Episode:SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (80 Pg. Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90 (including ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS cover dated January 1966)!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156, PART II: SUPERMAN 184, PART III: ACTION COMICS 333 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.

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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