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In this episode I continue our annual tradition and review the Superman titles I read the previous year.

– (5:36) SUPERMAN 36 -44

             SUPERMAN 36: IMPERIOUS LEX Part IV of IV: LIBERATION,

             SUPERMAN 37: SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW Part I: DARK OF THE SUN (NOTE: This storyline was a crossover with other titles which I did not read.)

             SUPERMAN 38: SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW Part IV: INTO THE LIGHT

             SUPERMAN 39: GOODNIGHT MOON

             SUPERMAN 40 & 41: THE LAST DAYS Parts I & II

             SUPERMAN 42: BIZARROVERSE Part I: FATHER OF BOYZARRO

             SUPERMAN 43: BIZARROVERSE Part II: BLACK MIRRORS

             SUPERMAN 44: BIZARROVERSE Part III: AS A FAMILY WE GO

             SUPERMAN 45: TRUTH, JUSTICE, FAMILY wrapped up the run by the creative team before Brian Michael Bendis took over as the main writer of the Superman titles.

– (10:21) ACTION COMICS 994 – 999

               ACTION COMICS 994 – 998 BOOSTER SHOT Parts II – VI

               ACTION COMICS 999: WHAT WOULD SUPERMAN DO? wraps up Dan Jurgens run as the writer of ACTION COMICS before Brian Michael Bendis took over as main title.

– (30:05) SUPERMAN SPECIAL 1 & ACTION COMICS SPECIAL 1

– (37:35) MAN OF STEEL 1 – 6 mini-series

– (46:41) SUPERMAN 1-5: THE UNITY SAGA Parts I – V

– (53:40) ACTION COMICS 1000 – 1005

               ACTION COMICS 1000: FROM THE CITY THAT HAS EVERYTHING

                                                         NEVER ENDING BATTLE

                                                         AN ENEMY WITHIN

                                                        THE CAR

                                                        THE FIFTH SEASON

                                                        OF TOMORROW

                                                        FIVE MINUTES

                                                        ACTIONLAND

                                                        FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET

                                                        THE TRUTH is the first Superman story written by new Man Of Steel writer Brian Michael Bendis.

                 ACTION COMICS 1001 – 1005: INVISIBLE MAFIA Parts I – V.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED October 1965: Part I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE 60. PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

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In this episode I review the movie MAN OF STEEL, which, at the time of this recording, I’ve only seen once. My wife and I attended the 10:45 a. m. showing of the film at the AMC 12 Theater complex at the Lake Square Mall in Leesburg, Florida, on Saturday, June 15, 2013 during the film’s opening weekend.

While I don’t get into a detailed discussion of the plot, I do talk about specific plot points and character developments, so this episode comes with a SPOILER ALERT. If you haven’t seen MAN OF STEEL when you are listening to this episode, you may want to wait until after you’ve seen the film before you listen to my review.

With the next episode, we will return to our regularly scheduled journey through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 8 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 36!

The following week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1962: SUPERMAN 152 & ACTION COMICS 287!

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(Top L to R:) Superman 51, The Adventures Of Superman 474 & Action Comics 661, all cover dated January 1991! (Bottom L to R:) Superman 176, The Adventures Of Superman 598, Superman: The Man Of Steel 120 & Action Comics 785, all cover dated January 2002!

(Top L to R:) Superman 51, The Adventures Of Superman 474 & Action Comics 661, all cover dated January 1991!
(Bottom L to R:) Superman 176, The Adventures Of Superman 598, Superman: The Man Of Steel 120 & Action Comics 785, all cover dated January 2002!

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Beginning this month in 1990, the Superman titles with the cover date of January 1991 carried an additional number under the masthead. Somewhere on the cover was a small triangle containing the year and another number. This was an aid to comic book readers in an era when the individual Superman titles were part of one overall storyline. A plot begun in SUPERMAN one month would continue in the other Superman titles with the same cover date. The triangle number assisted Superman fans in reading the issues in the correct order. With January of 1992, and each subsequent year, the triangle number would begin with a new number one.

The Superman books cover dated January 1991, with the triangle number of 1991 numbers 1 – 3 were, SUPERMAN 51, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 474 and ACTION COMICS 661. The triangle numbering continued through the Superman issues cover dated January 2002, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL 120, SUPERMAN 176, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 598 and ACTION COMICS 785. The Superman titles cover dated February 2002 and afterward would not carry the triangle numbering. They would not return until the recently concluded NEW KRYPTON storyline which involved all of the Superman related titles, with the exception of SUPERMAN / BATMAN, which were published 2009 – 2010.

This episode also highlights some, but not all, of the major Superman storylines which were published during the triangle era. Most of them have been collected in trade paperbacks or other collected editions. Click on the GRAPHIC NOVEL link at DC Comics. You can also find these issues and their collected editions at used book stores, internet vendors such as http://www.instocktrades.com, http://www.mycomicshop.com, or the back issue bins of your local comic book shop.

Next Issue: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH GIFFEN!

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

Man Of Steel (vol. I) 5 & All-Star Superman 7!

Man Of Steel (vol. I) 5 & All-Star Superman 7!

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This second part of the episode explores the post-crisis Bizarro Superman. The stories reviewed are the following:

MAN OF STEEL 5: THE MIRROR CRACK’D, reprinted in the MAN OF STEEL tpb.

BIZARRO WORLD storyline in SUPERMAN 87, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 510, ACTION COMICS 697, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL 32 and SUPERMAN 88, reprinted in the BIZARRO’S WORLD tpb, now out of print.

EMPEROR JOKER storyline in SUPERMAN 160-161, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 582-583, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL 104-105, ACTION COMICS 769-770 and SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER 1, reprinted in the SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER tpb.

ACTION COMICS 855-857, collected in the Escape From BIZARRO WORLD tpb/hc.

SUPERMAN 682 and 684 currently not collected because the New Krypton storyline was ongoing at the time this episode was posted.

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN 4, reprinted in ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. I tpb/hc, and ALL-STAR SUPERMAN 7 and 8 reprinted in ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. II hc.

If you have not read some or any of these stories, read them first and enjoy them for yourself, then return to this episode.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.
Show art is from the cover of ACTION COMICS 857. Use of the cover art is not intended as a violation of the copyright of DC Comics, but is done in the interest of documenting and reviewing a piece of comic book pop culture.

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

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk, the 4th story in Superman 30. Note the slight difference in the spelling of his name from his first appearance compared to his modern incarnation.

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk, the 4th story in Superman 30. Note the slight difference in the spelling of his name from his first appearance compared to his modern incarnation.

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April 1 is the traditional birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, according to the web site http://supermanhomepage.com. This episode highlights his golden and silver age through his post-crisis appearances. The issues highlighted and their reprints are:
SUPERMAN 30: THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (1987) and vol. II of the current edition.

SUPERMAN 33: No reprint information available.

SUPERMAN 40: SUPERMAN IN THE FORTIES trade paperback.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52: no current reprint edition, reprinted in SPJO 122, Aug./Sept. 1969 issue.

ACTION COMICS 273: SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. II.

SUPERBOY 83: no reprint information available.

ADVENTURE COMICS 310: SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. I.

ADVENTURE COMICS 355: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. VI.

SUPERMAN #349: no reprint information available, but the web site http://www.tgfa.org/comics/superman/superman.htm has the entire story available to read on line.

ACTION COMICS 583: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?, trade paperback out of print, hardcover edition available July 8, 2009. (I said June 2009 in this episode.) Go to http://dccomics.com/dcu/graphic_novels or http://collectedcomicslibrary.com blog and podcast for more information. This story is also reprinted in the trade paperback DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore.

SUPERMAN 11: the out of print trade paperback LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN.

SUPERMAN 31: No reprint information available.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 463: SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH trade paperback, with an Alex Ross cover.

SUPERMAN 49, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 472, STARMAN 28, ACTION COMICS 659 and SUPERMAN 50: reprinted in the out of print trade paperback KRISIS OF THE KRIMSON KRYPTONITE.

SUPERMAN 75: No reprint information available.

SUPERMAN 160 & 161, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 582 & 583, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL 104 & 105, ACTION COMICS 769 & 770 and EMPEROR JOKER 1: reprinted in the EMPEROR JOKER trade paperback.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 638: the trade paperback Superman: Ruin Revealed.

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 10: No reprint information available.

COUNTDOWN 31 & 23: the trade paperbacks COUNTDOWN VOL. II & VOL. III respectively.

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN 6: ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. I hardcover and trade paperback.

I called in to episode 509 of FANBOY RADIO, broadcast live on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 7:00 p. m. The host Scott Hinze interviewed David Weber, the author of my favorite SF novel series Honor Harrington. I called the show around the 45 minute mark and asked about any movie or TV options on the series. To learn more about the Honor Harrington series, you might enjoy this interview with the author. As of this posting this episode was not yet available, but check back in a few days at http://fanboyradio.com , or on Fanboy Radio’s podcast feed on iTunes.

Next episode: The second prequel to our spotlight on the 1990’s SUPERMAN IN EXILE storyline: SUPERMAN GOES GANGBUSTERS!

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com .

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com . Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com .

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

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

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