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Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 79, September 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, September 1964, was published on July 9, 1964. 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 issue’s third and final story.

– (14:44) JIMMY OLSEN’S FORGOTTEN GIRLFRIEND (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (34:56) THE MENACE OF INSECT ISLAND (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by George Papp.

– (48:47) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (57:14) THE RED-HEADED BEATLE OF 1,000 B. C. (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by George Papp. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the short article, JIMMY OLSEN’S TIME TRIPS.

We will finish looking at the Superman Family of DC Comics cover dated September 1964 with: PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (starring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 316!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART i: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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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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80 Page Giant 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 2, starring Jimmy Olsen, September 1964, was published around June 18, 1964. It contained 80 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.

– (15:12) THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND JIMMY OLSEN (12 pgs.), was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was the first one published in ACTION COMICS 253, June 1959, released on April 30, 1959. This issue was first covered in Episode 190, for the week of August 3, 2011. The story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II.

– (26:52) THE E-L-A-S-T-I-C LAD (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one printed in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31, September 1958, published around July 15, 1958. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 249 for the week of November 21, 2012.

– (36:22) THE JIMMY OLSEN FROM JUPITER (10 pgs.), written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the third one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (50:23) THE SUPER NOSE FOR NEWS (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (1:04:23) THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was the first story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

– (1:18:56) THE HUMAN SKYSCRAPER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the third story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, published around February 25, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 239 for the week of September 12, 2012.

– (1:28:08) THE HUMAN FLAME-THROWER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 33, December 1958, published around October 7, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 256 for the week of January 31, 2013.

– (1:39:30) THE SON OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 30, August 1958, published around June 5, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 247 for the week of November 7, 2012.

– (1:50:03) JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was the second one released in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

During this episode we also cover the issue’s ads and other features, including some short text articles about some of Jimmy Olsen’s friends and adventures.

Next episodes we will finish: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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 Archive 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 78, July 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78, July 1964, was published on May 28, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (6:26) THE REVENGE OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (26:17) THE BABY THAT SAVED METROPOLIS (8 pgs.) written by Bill Finger and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (38:15) THE RETURN OF JIMMY OLSEN’S LOST LOVE (9 pgs.) written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 80th silver age Superman Family story, and his 11th overall for the era.

– (54:30) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the July or July/August 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1964: PART I: 80 PG. GIANT 1 (starring Superman), PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

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 Archive 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 77, June 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77, June 1964, was published on April 9, 1964. 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.

– (3:00) THE COLOSSUS OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

– (29:36) THE KID WHO COULDN’T LOSE (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (41:29) JIMMY OLSEN, SUPER-THIEF (8 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column (22:12).

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1964 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142! With this issue we will have caught up with where we left the titles of ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 170, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, PART III: ACTION COMICS 314 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

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 Archive 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 76, April 1964!

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This 500TH individual episode features SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76, April 1964, published on February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son’s birthday). 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.

– ELASTIC LAD AND HIS LEGION ROMANCES (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 79th silver age Superman Family story, and his 124th overall for the era. The story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 503, September 1983, published on June 2, 1983. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This issue was also the final issue of the series, which began as NEW COMICS, cover dated December 1935, published around November 2, 1935. It was the second series published by the company that would become DC Comics as we know it today, after NEW FUN COMICS 1, cover date February 1935, published on January 11, 1935.

– THE DEATH MARCH (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164 (which continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen’s title), the April/May 1974 issue, published on January 24, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.

– THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141 (Mort Weisinger’s first issue as editor) & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Thank you for listening to these 500 episodes of THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST, and here’s to 500 more!

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 Archive 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 75, March 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75, March 1964, was published around January 16, 1964. 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story.

– THE MYSTERY OF CONVICT 313 (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by John Forte.

– THE VOYAGE OF THE MARY CELESTE II (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 77th Silver Age Superman Family story and his 122nd overall for the era.

– WHEN SUPERGIRL REPLACED JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET. It was also Siegel’s 78th Silver Age Superman Family story, and his 123rd overall for the era.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

My condolences to Stan Lee and his family after the death of his beloved wife Joan, and to Ilya Salkind after the death of his son.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue marks Jack Schiff’s last as editor, before Mort Weisinger brings the title into the Superman stable of titles.)

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 48 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76!

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 Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman’s aPal Jimmy Olsen 74, January 1964!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 74, January 1964, was published on November 27, 1963 (one day before my Mother’s 25th birthday). 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.


– THE PRANKS OF JIMMY THE IMP (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. This was Siegel’s 75th silver age Superman Family story, and his 120th overall for the era.


– JIMMY OLSEN AND THE FORTY THIEVES (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.


– JIMMY OLSEN’S SECRET LOVE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 177, June/July 1976, published on March 4, 1976. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was Jerry Siegel’s 76th silver age Superman Family story, and his 121st overall for the era.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column. 


At the beginning of the episode I review STAR WARS; ROGUE ONE, which I received the blu-ray of for Father’s Day.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the January or January/February 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 139 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47!

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 Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and

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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

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