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World’s Finest Comics 147, February 1965!

Download Episode 379 Part I! 

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 147, February 1965, was published on December 10, 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.

– (2:15) MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books cover dated July 2018, which were released during the month of May 2018, and I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (17:52) THE NEW TERRIFIC TEAM (16 pgs. divided into two eight page parts), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN THE BOY WONDER vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– (28:53) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

– (38:19) Part II: THE DOOM OF JIMMY OLSEN AND ROBIN.

– (56:18) THE FINEST FROM WORLD’S FINEST text article, writer unknown, with Superman art provided by penciller Curt Swan and inker George Klein, and Batman art pencilled by Sheldon Moldoff and inked by Joe Giella. 

– (1:01:30) Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the seven page story titled, THE UNDERWATER OLYMPICS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Ramona Fradon. It was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS  277, October 1960, published on August 30, 1060.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART II: SUPERMAN 175, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 321!

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!
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World’s Finest Comics 146, December 1964!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 146, December 1964, was published on October 22, 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.

– (3:35) In honor of not only the publication of ACTION COMICS 100, but also the publication of ACTION COMICS 1 on April 18, 1938, we begin the episode with a special edition of ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, thanks to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. This time we feature the 4 titles DC Comics, then known as Detective Comics, Inc., published with the June 1938 cover date. While I briefly feature the main features in each title, I don’t go into detail about the creator credits, except for a few notable exceptions. Overall, a total of 12 titles were published by a grand total of five other comic book companies. The majority were compilations of various newspaper comic strips. I don’t go into great detail about these strips, except for highlighting some of the more famous and historic comic strips featured in these issues.

 – (21:13) BATMAN, SON OF KRYPTON (17 pages, part I being 8 pages long), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.
– (33:07) Part II: THE DESTROYER OF KRYPTON (9 pgs.).
– (56:37) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column
– (1:04:56) THE UNKNOWN SUPER-DEEDS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN 131, August 1959, released on June 18, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. On the title panel in its original publication, it was subtitled AN UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERMAN. It was the fourth “untold” Superman story we had covered on the podcast to that point. In this reprint the circle blurb instead said “Surprise Feature”.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 319 and the feature ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, where we highlight the other DC titles which carried the December or December 1964/January 1965 cover date.
Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 174, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 54, PART III: 80-PAGE GIANT 6 (starring Superman), PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82.
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!

World’s Finest Comics 145, November 1964!

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Download Episode 376 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 145, November 1964, was published around September 19, 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.

– (8:02) PRISON FOR HEROES (16 pgs.; this story was divided into two 8 page sections), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 197, October/November 1970, published around August 18, 1970. It contained 64 pages for 25¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– (19:45) Part II: THE REVENGE OF SUPERMAN

– (36:28) Text article BATMAN’S GREATEST ENEMIES, writer unknown, and the CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN 173, PART III: ACTION COMICS 318 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 53!

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!

World’s Finest Comics 144, September 1964!

Download Episode 373 Part IV!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144, September 1964, was published on September 23, 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. They were also the art team on the Superman/Batman story in this issue.

– (17:00) THE 1,001 TRICKS OF CLAYFACE AND BRAINIAC (17 pgs, [Part I was 9 pgs. long]), written by Edmond Hamilton.

– (26:19) THE HELPLESS PARTNERS

In this episode, we also highlight the ads and other features, including the CAPES AND COWLS COMMENTS letter column (48:44). This was the first issue of WORLD’S  FINEST COMICS in which the letter column carried this title. It began by announcing the winner of the contest to name the title’s letter column, who won a five year subscription to WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.

We finish our look at the Superman comic books cover dated September 1964 with: 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!

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!

World’s Finest Comics 142, June 1964!

Download Episode 370 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142, June 1964, was published on April 30, 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.

– (12:32) THE COMPOSITE SUPERMAN (18 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit George Klein as the inker on the nine page Part I, and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker for Part II. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 223, May/June 1974, published on February 19, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢, and had  a circulation of 246, 871. This story was also reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23, February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– (46:01) FLAME DRAGON FROM KRYPTON, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 142, January 1961, published on November 3, 1960. At the time of original publication, it was Siegel’s 20th silver age Superman story, and his 51st overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story during Episode 232 for the week of July 4, 2012.

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

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

Next Episode, now that we’ve caught up the Superman Family titles to the Man Of Steel’s titles of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS: SUPERMAN TITLES 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!

World’s Finest Comics 140, March 1964!

Download Episode 367 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140, March 1964, was published on January 30, 1964. It contained

 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller, while both sources credit Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Comic Book Database.com lists Jim Mooney and Sheldon Moldoff without designating who was the penciller or inker.

– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CLAYFACE SUPERMAN, written by Dave Wood. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the penciller and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the artist. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the ten page story, THE LAND OF NO RETURN, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


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


This issue marked the last issue edited by Jack Schiff before Mort Weisinger brought the title into his stable. A few months later he would be removed as editor of the Batman titles because of low sales. Julius Schwartz would become the new editor with DETECTIVE COMICS 327 and BATMAN 164, beginning the Caped Crusader’s silver age with a yellow circle around the bat logo on his chest. Schiff would become the editor of HOUSE OF SECRETS, STRANGE ADVENTURES, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED and MYSTERY IN SPACE until his retirement from DC Comics in 1967, after a 25 year career with the company. One of his hallmarks with DC were his Public Service Announcements, which ran in DC’s title, tapping into comic books’ potential as an educational medium. For more information about Jack Schiff click here.


During the recording I forgot to mention that 28 titles carried the March or March/April 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, covering the June 2017 comic books published in April, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episodes: 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.

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!

World’s Finest Comics 139, February 1964!

Download Episode 366 Part I!


WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 139, February 1964, was published on December 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE GHOST OF BATMAN, written by Dave Wood, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the ten page story, THE DOOM HUNTERS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in TEEN TITANS 35, September/October 1971, published on July 15, 1971. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


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


At the beginning of the episode, during the MY PULL LIST, i review the June 2017 cover dated issues that were published in April 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue was Jack Schiff’s final issue as editor before Mort Weisinger took over.)

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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