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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen #48!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen #48!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48, October 1960, was published around August 16, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All three stories were pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE STORY OF CAMP SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown.
– THE DISGUISES OF DANGER (8 pgs.), writer unknown.

– THE MYSTERY OF THE TINY SUPERMEN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder. This story featured the first appearance of the Superman Emergency Squad.

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

Elsewhere in DC  Comics, 31 titles  carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date, and was covered in Episode 226, for the week of Wednesday, May 16, 2014.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: ACTION COMICS 304!
In  2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21!

January 7, 2015 would have been the 125th birthday of the founder of DC Comics, Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson. To learn more about the Major, check this website about him, as well as this blog post about him written by Gerard Jones. He is writing a biography about the Major, along with the Major’s granddaughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. She will be attending Pulp Adventurecon on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

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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!

Action Comics #295!

Action Comics #295!

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ACTION COMICS 295, December 1962, was published around October 30, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, George Klein was credited as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte as the inker. (During the recording I mistakenly flopped the two comic book database credits.)

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, SUPERMAN GOES WILD, was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE GIRL WITH THE X-RAY MIND, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN DC GIANT S-24, May/June 1971, published on March 4, 1971, which contained 64 pages for a quarter, and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this issue are the ads and other features in this story, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date.

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, granddaughter of DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, will be attending New Orleans Comic Con from Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014. During the weekend of Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014 Nicky will attend Pensacola, Florida’s PensaCon.

If you are interested in reading Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s pulp era stories, you might be interested in the book, The Texas-Siberia Trail, published by Off Trail Publications.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 107!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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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To begin celebrating DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, this first episode of 2010 features Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, who was born on January 4, 1890 and died on January 1, 1968. He founded National Allied Publications in 1934, which would become the DC Comics we know today. He holds the distinction of publishing the first modern comic book with original material, not newspaper comic strip reprints. His third title, DETECTIVE COMICS, published in 1937 is still published today. It holds the distinction of being the first comic book title dedicated to one genre, detective stories.

Thanks to Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown for bringing my attention to her family’s website: http://majormalcolmwheelernicholson.com, which tells their side of the story of the Major’s history in an effort to correct what they have found as errors in accounts of the Major’s involvement in comic book history.

She also wrote an article rebutting David Hajdu’s accounts of her grandfather in his book THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE, in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART, vol. 10 number 2, Fall 2008, at http://ijoca.com.

ALTER EGO 88, August 2009, features a cover story about the Major. Print and digital copies can be ordered at the publisher’s website at http://www.twomorrows.com.

NEXT EPISODE: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE issue 1.

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Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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