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Download Episode 360!


NOTE: For the next two months, the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST will be on a bi-weekly schedule.
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for our annual YEAR IN REVIEW episode for the SUPERMAN titles I read in 2016. This is not a review of the entire line of SUPERMAN titles published by DC Comics last year, only the ones I followed. The issues covered in this episode were all published during the calendar year of 2016, carrying the cover dates of March 2016 through February 2017. I did not go by cover date. Time stamps are listed in parentheses for each segment.


– (7:34) New 52 Superman: ACTION COMICS 48 – 52 and SUPERMAN 48 – 52, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (20:37) SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK issues 4 – 8, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (30:41) SUPERMAN: COMING OF THE SUPERMEN, a six issue mini-series, cover date May – September 2016. NOTE: During the episode I mistakenly referred to this mini-series as SUPERMAN: RISE OF THE SUPERMEN.


– (38:32) DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH (one shot), cover date July 2016.


– (44:50) SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1 (one shot), cover date August 2016 and ACTION COMICS, issues 957 – 970, cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, ACTION COMICS returned to its original numbering.


– (55:27) SUPERMAN 1 – 13 cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, SUPERMAN began with a new number one issue.


– (1:09:13) SUPERWOMAN 1 – 5, cover dates October 2016 – February 2017.


– (1:15:05) I reveal my favorite issues and stories from 2016.


The next episode of the podcast will be released the week of Wednesday, February 15, 2017 featuring: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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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.

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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Download Episode 333!

We begin 2016 by looking back at the Superman titles I read during 2015: ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN: LOIS AND CLARK.

After summarizing the storylines in each title I review them and give my overall ratings for the year. Then I pick my favorite title of the year.

To finish the episode I highlight what is coming up on the podcast, including a few changes I’ll be making to future episodes.

The first silver age Superman titles to be reviewed in 2016 will be: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1961: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 119 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 27!

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,

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
– 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!

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Download Episode 311!

With the end of the year, it’s time once again to take a break from the silver age adventures of Superman for the annual year in review episode of current Superman comic books. In this episode I review the issues 27 – 36 of the Superman titles ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN, (I have not yet received issue 37 of either title yet from DCBS.), and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 3. I also review issues 5 – 8 of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED (not having received the series’ final issue 9 from my comic book service). The final two comic book issues reviewed are FUTURE’S END tie-ins of ACTION COMICS FUTURE’S END 1 and SUPERMAN FUTURE’S END 1.

In 2015 we begin the year looking at the Superman Family comic books cover dated October 1960, Part I featuring SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, and Part II highlighting SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 48.

The third week of the year will spotlight the Superman comic book cover dated September 1963: ACTION COMICS 304.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season, and may you have a Happy and Prosperous 2015!

Legendary Batman artist Norm Breyfogle suffered a stroke during the holiday season and is paralyzed on his left side, and he is a left handed artist. As a freelancer he does not have insurance, but a fund has been established to help defray the costs of his medical treatment and rehabilitation. Please contribute if you can.

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!

Download Episode 290!

Because of holiday family celebrations and work schedules, there was little time to prepare of post the final two scheduled episodes of 2013. So I decided to do this episode, scheduled to be the final one of 2013, to begin 2014, followed by the next regularly scheduled silver age Superman story episode.

To review the Man of Steel in comic books, I cover:

– SUPERMAN 15 – 25 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL 2. (SUPERMAN 26 was released on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, but I was not able to go to my local comic book shop, Acme Superstore, until today, Saturday, January 4, 2014.

– ACTION COMICS 16 – 26 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2.

– SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 1 – 4. (SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 5 was published on the same day as SUPERMAN 26, but I was unable to go to my local comic book shop before the end of the year.

I also briefly discuss my trip to the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, which I covered in the multi-part Episode 271Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V & Part VI. Next I highlight my thoughts on the film MAN OF STEEL, which premiered the week after the Superman Celebration, and I originally reviewed in Episode 272.

I also highlight some of my pop culture Christmas gifts, as well as the pop culture Christmas gifts I bought for my family.

Next episode, I resume my regularly scheduled trip through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157, which was originally scheduled to be released on Christmas week 2013.

The following week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II; ACTION COMICS 294!

On the fourth week of January: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14!

We finish the first month of 2014 with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42!

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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Download Episode #253!

This is the 5th Year In Review episode for this podcast! Time flies when you’re having fun. 2012 was the first full year of the New 52 DC Universe. This episode will highlight the story lines of first ACTION COMICS then SUPERMAN, beginning with issues 5 through 15 for ACTION, and issue 14 for SUPERMAN, including the 0 issue and both Annuals. (SUPERBOY and SUPERGIRL will not be covered, since I did not subscribe to either title only because of budgetary reasons.) Then I will give my review of both titles and pick my favorite title for 2012.

Coming up in 2013 will be my annual coverage of MegaCon, and for the first time ever I will attend the Superman Celebration! Future episodes will also feature this festival.

Next episode, beginning the podcast’s 6th year: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 5!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1961: SUPERMAN 148 & ACTION COMICS 281!

I also briefly discuss my Christmas holiday. May everyone have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each

Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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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Episode #211!

In the fourth annual Year In Review episode, we say Goodbye to the old Superman and say Hello to the New 52 Man of Steel.

I review the final issues of the SUPERMAN: GROUNDED storyline in 2011 in SUPERMAN 707 – 714, the Lex Luthor BLACK RING story in ACTION COMICS 897 – 900,as well as the REIGN OF THE DOOMSDAYS story in ACTION COMICS 900 – 904.

Also reviewed in this episode are the Superman specials: SUPERMAN 80 PG. GIANT, JIMMY OLSEN one shot, SUPERMAN BEYOND 0 and FLASHPOINT: PROJECT SUPERMAN 1 – 3.

Bringing in the new Superman are ACTION COMICS 1 – 4 and SUPERMAN 1 – 3 (issue 4 was published on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, and I was not able to purchase that issue in time for this episode).

I express my views about how the old Superman continuity ended, and my thoughts about the early issues of the New Superman.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 87!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1960: SUPERMAN 137 & ACTION COMICS 264!

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday athttp://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 and MY PULL LIST groups or pages on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The 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/.

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. 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.  

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Download Episode 159!

This is the third year in review episode. I discuss the NEW KRYPTON storyline that wrapped up, and the GROUNDED plot that began this year. Also highlighted were the mini-series SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and SUPERMAN: LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON.

Then I share what’s in the plans for the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST for 2011.

And I give my vote for the best Superman story of the year.

Next episode: THE SEARCH FOR THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN!

You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups on facebook, and follow both the podcast and blog 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 COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://www.supermanpodcastnetwork.com/ !

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.

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.

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. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit.

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

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