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World’s Finest Comics 154, December 1965!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154, December 1965, was published on October 28, 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.

– (4:18) I review THE CAPED CRUSADE: BATMAN AND THE RISE OF NERD CULTURE by Glen Weldon, published by Simon & Shuster in 2016.

– (8:05) THE SONS OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (16 pgs. divided into two eight page parts), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton as the writer. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– (21:02) Part II: THE JUNIOR SUPER-TEAM

– (42:37) The CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

– (50:11) The third Editors’ Roundtable story reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS starred Green Arrow and Speedy in THE GREEN ARROW’S MYSTERY PUPIL (7 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Ed Herron as the writer. The artist was Lee Elias. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 259, April 1959, released on February 26, 1959.

– (55:00) Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the December or December 1965/January 1966 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (80 Pg. Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!

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 Archivetunein and Stitcher.

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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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Action Comics 331, December 1965!



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ACTION COMICS 331, December 1965, was published on October 28, 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.

– (7:05) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, which carried the June 1965 cover date that were released during the month of April. I reviewed them in the order in which I read them.
– (14:45) CLARK KENT’S MASQUERADE AS SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was reprinted in BEST OF DC 6, July/August 1980, released on April 10, 1980. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢.

(34:16) OPERATION SATAN (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was reprinted in SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS.

– (51:09) 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 DECEMBER 1965 PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154, including ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, featuring the other DC Comics titles which carried the December 1965, or December 1965/January 1966 cover date.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (an 80 Page Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!

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 Archivetunein 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

The Brave And The Bold 63, December 1965/January 1966!



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THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63, December 1965/January 1966, was published on October 21, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. George Kashdan was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by John Rosenberger, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. But according to the Grand Comic Book Database, Jim Mooney was the artist. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the inker. I also share a brief history of this title, including its evolution into a Batman team-up book, with DC superheroes other than Superman.

– (3:03) A review of the book, LIVING LIFE INSIDE THE LINES: TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ANIMATION, written by Martha Sigall and published by University Press Of Mississippi in 2005.

– (10:14) Part I of the story, THE REVOLT OF THE SUPER-CHICKS (25 pages divided into three parts), written by Bob Haney, pencilled by John Rosenberger and inked by Win Mortimer, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits John Rosenberger as both penciller and inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

– (25:43) Part II

– (36:45) Part III

– (52:03) SOME UNSUNG HEROINES, writer unknown, about female heroes of American history, like Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in the United States, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, both crusaders for women’s right to vote.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1966: PART I:SUPERMAN 182, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, PART III: SUPERMAN 183 (an 80 Page Giant), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 332 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90!

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 Archivetunein 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 89, December 1965!



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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, December 1965, was published on October 14, 1965.It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (3:52) I review THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES, written by James Daily, J.D. and Ryan Davidson, J.D., two practicing attorneys and comic book fans who look at the world of superheroes through the lens of our real world legal system. Gotham Books was the publisher, and the book was first released in 2012. I would recommend you pick up this book for your comic book reference shelf.

– ((9:16) THE INFAMOUS FOUR (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was Siegel’s 97th Superman Family story we’ve covered on the podcast, and his 151st overall for the era.

– (28:00) OLSEN’S SUPER-SURVIVAL KIT (14 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 166, August/September 1975, published on May 28, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.

– (57:47) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS two page letter column.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965:PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein 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!

Action Comics 330, November, 1965!



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ACTION COMICS 330, November 1965, was published on September 30, 1965 (three days after my fifth birthday). 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. It featured the Supergirl story at the back of the issue.

– (3:28) MY PULL LIST featuring the comic books released during the month of March 2019, which carried the cover date of May 2019, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (15:18) THE STRANGE “S” SPELL ON SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (37:34) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, covering two pages in this issue.

– (47:15) SUPERGIRL’S DUEL WITH DR. SUPERNATURAL (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (1:01:18) ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 30 titles carried the November or November/December 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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

Beginning next episode we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein 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 61, November 1965!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61, November 1965, was published on September 23, 1965 (four days before my fifth birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist on both stories in this issue. The letterer was Ira Schnapp.

– (8:42) SUPERMAN’S MARRIAGE MONEY (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and lettered by Milt Snappin.

– (27:22) THE REPTILE GIRL OF METROPOLIS (16 pgs., divided into two eight page parts), written by Leo Dorfman and lettered by Vivian Berg. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 114, September 1971, released on July 22, 1971. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter. E. Nelson Bridwell was the editor.

– (36:47) PART II: THE SECRET OF THE REPTILE GIRL.

– (52:43) LETTERS TO LOIS column.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330! At the end of the episode we will look at the other DC Comics titles that carried the November or November/December 1965 cover date.

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein 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 181, November 1965!

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SUPERMAN 181, November 1965, was published on September 16, 1965 (eleven days before my fifth birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover, featuring the issue’s second and final story,  was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the art team for both stories in this issue. The cover was lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (5:18) THE SUPER-SCOOPS OF MORNA VINE (16 pages divided into two 8-page parts), written by Leo Dorfman.

– (22:58) Part II: THE SECRET OF THE NEW SUPERGIRL.

– (47:04) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (54:41) THE SUPERMAN OF 2965 (8 pgs.), subtitled The First Of A New Series, was written by Edmond Hamilton. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 244, November 1971, released on September 16, 1971, exactly six years to the day after this story was originally published. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 89, PART II: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 63 (starring Supergirl and Wonder Woman), PART III: ACTION COMICS 331 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 154!

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 Archivetunein 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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