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World's Finest Comics 126, June 1962!

World’s Finest Comics 126, June 1962!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 126, June 1962, was published on April 19, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to  Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database.com credit Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker, and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– Superman and Batman starred in the 13 page story, THE NEGATIVE SUPERMAN, written by Ed Herron, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, AQUAMAN’S SUPER SEA CIRCUS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Nick Cardy. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.


– Green Arrow and Speedy headlined the six page story, DUPE OF THE DECOY BANDITS, writer unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly Dave Wood (?). Lee Elias was the artist, and this story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


This episode also highlights the ads and other features in this issue.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1962 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 34, PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 62 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1!

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World's Finest Comics #109!

World’s Finest Comics #109!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 109, May 1960, was published around March 3, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. They were also the art team for the Superman / Batman story in this issue.

– The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled, THE BEWITCHED BATMAN, written by Jerry Coleman. NOTE: In the episode I mistakenly said that Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com credited Jerry as the writer, while the Grand Comic Book Database listed the writer as unknown. This story has been reprinted in BATMAN ANNUAL 5 (1963), WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. III, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN ANNUALS vol. II (2010). I forgot to mention the reprints in the podcast.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, THE AMAZING ASTEROID HIDEOUT, drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story titled, PRISONERS OF THE GIANT BUBBLE, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17!

The next two episodes will feature the Superman comic books cover dated April 1963: Part I features SUPERMAN 160 and part II will feature ACTION COMICS 299!

We will return to the Superman Family of titles cover dated June 1960 with Part I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15 and Part II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 110!

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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 at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,

– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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 #39 & World's Finest Comics #104!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #39 & World’s Finest Comics #104!


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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39, September 1959, was published around July 2, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, featuring the issue’s first story. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE SUPER-LAD OF SPACE

– THE MILLION-DOLLAR MISTAKE

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER-SIGNALS

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104, September 1959, was published on July 16, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE PLOT TO DESTROY SUPERMAN, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, Sheldon Moldoff was the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Charles Paris as the inker.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, PRISONERS OF AMAZON ASTEROID, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow was featured in the 6 page story titled, ALIAS CHIEF MAGIC BOW, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the September or September/October 1959 cover date. These titles were covered in Episode 196, for the week of September 14, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: SUPERMAN 155 & ACTION COMICS 291!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40!

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 at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and- The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !
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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