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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!

World’s Finest Comics 138, December 1963!

Download Episode 364 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138, December 1963, was published on October 22, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database lists Murray Boltinoff and George Kashdan along with Jack Schiff as editors. The cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon. The inker was Sheldon  Moldoff, and the inker was Ira Schnapp.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SECRET OF THE CAPTIVE CAVEMEN, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 206, October/November 1971, published on August 5, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story, THE SECRET FACE OF FUNNY ARROW, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


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


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the December or December 1963/January 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the May 2017 cover dated issues, which were released in March 2017, and I received from the Discount Comic Book Service.

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!

World’s Finest Comics 137, November 1963!

Download Episode 363 Part I!

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 137, November 1963, was published around September 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, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and the letterer was Ira Schnapp.

– The two part, sixteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, SUPERMAN’S SECRET MASTER, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 224, July/August 1974, published on April 16, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. The story also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the nine page story, THE DAY AQUAMAN LOST HIS POWERS. The writer is unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jack Miller (?) as possibly the writer. This story was drawn by Ramona Fradon. It was reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23 (digest), February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 45!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 73 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138!

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!

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

World’s Finest Comics 136, September 1963!

Download Episode 361 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136, September 1963, was published on July 18, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Jack Schiff, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Moohney as the cover artist, while Comic Book Database.com lists Dick Dillon and Jim Mooney as the cover artists without designating who was the penciller and inker.

– THE BATMAN NOBODY REMEMBERED (15 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and Comic Book Database.com credit Jim Mooney as the artist, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the penciller as Jim Mooney and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 188, October/November 1969, published on August 7, 1969. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of a quarter. It also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story titled, THE MAGICIAN BOSS OF THE INCAS, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. It also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963: PART I; SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 44 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 72!

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!

World's Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

Download Episode 359 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135, August 1963, was published on June 13, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, 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.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, MENACE OF THE FUTURE MAN, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang 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 titled, THE CREATURES THAT CONQUERED AQUAMAN, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features. I begin the episode sharing my comic book related Christmas gifts and the monthly MY PULL LIST review segment. This time I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, cover dated January 2017 and released in November 2016.

We begin 2017 with:


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: YEAR IN REVIEW!

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!

World's Finest Comics 134, June 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 134, June 1963!

Download Episode 357 Part II!


WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 134, June 1963, was published on April 18, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit penciller Dick Dillon and inker Sheldon Moldoff. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE BAND OF SUPER-VILLAINS, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol.. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story, THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING INVENTORS, written by Ed Herron 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.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41, PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!

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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