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Superman #151 & Action Comics #285!

Superman #151 & Action Comics #285!

Download Episode #268!

SUPERMAN 151, February 1962, was published around December 19, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, its circulation was 820,000. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. All three stories were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– THE THREE TOUGH TEEN-AGERS (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was Siegel’s 37th silver age Superman story, and his 96th overall for the era. Previously, he wrote BIZARRO CREATES A MONSTER, in ADVENTURE COMICS 292, January 1962, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

– THE MAN WHO TRAINED SUPERMAN (9 pgs.),written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– SUPERMAN’S GREATEST SECRET (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was Siegel’s 38th silver age Superman story, and his 97th overall for the era.

ACTION COMICS 285, February 1962, was published December 28, 1961. 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. This was Supergirl’s 9th cover appearance for this title. At this point she has also made one appearance on the cover of SUPERMAN.

– THE WORLD’S GREATEST HEROINE (the title of the entire story, as well as the 12 page part I.) It was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was Siegel’s 61st silver age Superman Family story, and his 98th overall for the era.

– THE INFINITE MONSTER (12 pgs. Part II)

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

I also share what I picked up from Free Comic Book Day, as well as a letter that was printed by DC Comics on the inside front cover of all of its titles which carried the February cover date. That almost apologetic letter was an explanation of the reasons DC Comics raised its cover price from a dime to 12¢.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 35 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 100!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1962: ACTION COMICS 286!

In 3 Weeks: METROPOLIS, HERE WE COME!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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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Superman Annual #4!

Superman Annual #4!

Download Episode #267!

GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 4, 1962, was published on November 9, 1961, during the same month as SUPERMAN 150 & ACTION COMICS 284, which were covered on Episode 264, during the week of April 3, 2013. This annual contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– A DOGHOUSE FOR SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 84, September/October 1953, released around July 3, 1953, written by William Woolfolk and drawn by Al Plastino.

– SUPERBOY MEETS SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERBOY 47, March 1956, released around January 5, 1956, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Fischetti.

– THE ALIEN WHO CONQUERED SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 165, February 1952, released around December 19, 1951, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE BRIDE OF FUTUREMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 121, May 1958, released around March 18, 1958, written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE OUTLAWS FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 194, July 1954, released on may 27, 1954, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE BOY WHO KILLED SUPERMAN  (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, released around February 25, 1958, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II, and was first covered in Episode 239.

– RIP VAN SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 107, August 1956, released around June 14, 1956, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– THE ORIGIN AND POWERS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2 pgs.), pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. For an added bonus, google Fortress Lad.

– THE MENACE OF PLANET Z (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 168, May 1952, released around March 19, 1952, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

In this episode I also highlight the titles that caught my interest for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, this Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Next Episode: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1962: SUPERMAN 151 & ACTION COMICS 285!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 35 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 100!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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!

Episode #225: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1957!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #23, Showcase #10 & World’s Finest Comics #90!

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After highlighting my FREE COMIC BOOK DAY last Saturday, and reviewing the AVENGERS movie I saw on Tuesday, I featured the following issues in this episode:

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 23, September 1957, published around July 16, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt swan and inked by Ray Burnley. They were the art team for all three 8 page stories, which were all written by Otto Binder. These stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER PALS

– JIMMY OLSEN, THE BEARDED BOY

– THE ADVENTURES OF PRIVATE OLSEN (featured on the cover)

SHOWCASE 10, September/October 1957, was published around July 18, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, the art team for all three 8 page stories. They were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– THE JILTING OF SUPERMAN was written by Otto Binder.

– THE SIGHTLESS LOIS LANE was written by Jerry Coleman.

– THE FORBIDDEN BOX FROM KRYPTON (featured on the cover) was written by Otto Binder.

The first issue of SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE would premiere with the March/April 1958 issue, published around January 14, 1958.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 90, September/October 1957, was published around July 30, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, and Jack Schiff was the editor. Curt Swan pencilled the cover, which was inked by Ray Burnley.

– The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SUPER-BATWOMAN, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

The final two 6 page stories starred the following characters:

– Green Arrow in, THE AMAZING ARCHER FROM MARS, drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk in, THE RIDDLE OF THE MYSTERY TRACKER, drawn by Fred Ray.

If you would prefer that I split up these Superman Family episodes when I begin covering SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE, let me know by sending an e-mail to the address listed at the end of these show notes.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: SUPERMAN 140 & ACTION COMICS 269!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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!

Episode #224: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1960!

Action Comics #268!

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ACTION COMICS 268, September 1960, was published around July 28, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The Man of Steel starred in the 13 page story, SUPERMAN’S BATTLE WITH HERCULES, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

The Maid of Might starred in the 13 page story, THE MYSTERIOUS SUPERGIRL, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the September or September/October 1960 cover date.

Since this episode features only a single comic book issue, the ads and other features of this issue are highlighted, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG. Also, Saturday’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is previewed.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN, SHOWCASE 10 (featuring SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE) and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 90!

In 2 Weeks” SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: SUPERMAN 140 & ACTION COMICS 269!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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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