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80 Page Giant 6, January 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 6, January 1965, was published on November 19, 1964. It contained 80 pages, as the title indicates, for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (4:24) MY PULL LIST segment featuring the comic books cover dated June 2018, released during the month of April, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service. The exception is ACTION COMICS 1,000, which I reviewed in Episode 378 Part I.

– (13:57) THE CREATURE OF 1,000 DISGUISES (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in ACTION COMICS 234, November 1957, released on September 26, 1957.

– (30:06) THE THING THAT STALKED SMALLVILLE (11 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by George Papp. It was originally printed as a thirteen page story, the first of three, in ADVENTURE COMICS 274, July 1960, published on May 30, 1960.

– (45:19) JIMMY OLSEN’S PRIVATE MONSTER (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was originally published as the third and final one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43, March 1960, released around January 5, 1960. We first covered this story in Episode 297 Part I.

– (1:00:49) THE HYPER-MENACE FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was first released as the first of three stories in ACTION COMICS 216, May 1956, published around March 29, 1956.

– (1:19:10) THE BATTLE WITH BIZARRO (20 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story combines a two-part story first published in ACTION COMICS 254, July 1959, released on May 29, 1959, titled THE BATTLE WITH BIZARRO; and ACTION COMICS 255, August 1959, published on June 30, 1959, titled THE BRIDE OF BIZARRO. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 67 Part I, then again in Episode 192, for the week of August 17, 2011 and Episode 194 for the week of August 31, 2011.

– (1:42:11) THE MYSTERY OF MONSTER X (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was first released as the first of three stories in ADVENTURE COMICS 245, February 1958, published on December 31, 1957.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1965 PART IV: ACTION COMICS 320 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 82!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 147, PART II: SUPERMAN 175, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 55 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 321!

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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.
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80 Page Giant 3 (starring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 3, September 1963, was published around July 23, 1964. It contained 80 pages, like the title said, for the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (7:51) SUPERBOY’S MOST AMAZING DREAM (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was the first of three stories published in ADVENTURE COMICS 211, April 1955, published around February 24, 1955.

– (25:39) THE GIRL WHO STOLE SUPERMAN (9 pgs), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while both the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Coleman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. It was the third and final story printed in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, published around December 24, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I.

– (36:32) THE FLYING GIRL OF SMALLVILLE (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Craig Flessel. This story appeared as the third and final story in SUPERBOY 72, April 1959, published on February 19, 1959.

– (51:05) LANA LANG, SUPERWOMAN (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Curt Swan was the  penciller and Stan Kaye was the inker. It was the second of three stories which first appeared in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 17, May 1960, published on March 24, 1960. We first covered this story back in Episode 301 Part II for the week of September 7, 2014. 

– (1:06:37) THE BATTLE BETWEEN SUPER-LOIS AND SUPER-LANA (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while both the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was the second and final story published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21, November 1960, released on September 22, 1960. We covered this story in Episode 314 Part II for the week of February 4, 2015.

– (1:21:38) MR. AND MRS. CLARK (SUPERMAN) KENT (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This was his 98th silver age Superman Family story, and his 143rd for the era. It was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released around June 28, 1960. It carried the sub-heading, THE 1ST OF AN IMAGINARY SERIES, what came to be known as Imaginary Stories. We originally covered this story in Episode 307 Part II for the week of November 12, 2014.

– (1:39:35) THE DAY SUPERMAN MARRIED LANA LANG (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 26, July 1961, originally published on May 11, 1961.We first covered this story in Episode 331 Part I for the week of December 9, 2015.

– (1:54:31) SUPERMAN’S GREATEST SACRIFICE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. It was the first of three stories originally released in SUPEeRMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 5, November/December 1958, published around September 16, 1958. We covered this story first in Episode 254 for the week of January 2, 2013.

– (2:10:24) LOIS LANE’S ROMEO (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger.  This was the second of three stories published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, released on May 14, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the text articles, FAMOUS OLD LANA LANG STORIES, LOIS LANE’S INTERPLANETARY ADVENTURES, WHEN SUPERMAN KISSED LOIS LANE, LOIS LANE’S ROMANCES and LANA LANG’S ROMANCES.

We will finish looking at the Superman Family cover dated September 1964 with: PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: 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!

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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!
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80 Page Giant 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 2, starring Jimmy Olsen, September 1964, was published around June 18, 1964. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (15:12) THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND JIMMY OLSEN (12 pgs.), was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was the first one published in ACTION COMICS 253, June 1959, released on April 30, 1959. This issue was first covered in Episode 190, for the week of August 3, 2011. The story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II.

– (26:52) THE E-L-A-S-T-I-C LAD (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one printed in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31, September 1958, published around July 15, 1958. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 249 for the week of November 21, 2012.

– (36:22) THE JIMMY OLSEN FROM JUPITER (10 pgs.), written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the third one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (50:23) THE SUPER NOSE FOR NEWS (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (1:04:23) THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was the first story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

– (1:18:56) THE HUMAN SKYSCRAPER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the third story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, published around February 25, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 239 for the week of September 12, 2012.

– (1:28:08) THE HUMAN FLAME-THROWER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 33, December 1958, published around October 7, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 256 for the week of January 31, 2013.

– (1:39:30) THE SON OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 30, August 1958, published around June 5, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 247 for the week of November 7, 2012.

– (1:50:03) JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was the second one released in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

During this episode we also cover the issue’s ads and other features, including some short text articles about some of Jimmy Olsen’s friends and adventures.

Next episodes we will finish: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: 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!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

80 Page Giant 1, August 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 1, August 1964, was published on June 4, 1964. It carried the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. During 1964 – 1965 DC Comics decided to consolidate their Annuals into one series. During this time, Superman had three issues in this series, not including one with Batman from their team-ups in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS. Superboy had one issue, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane both had two, Flash had one, and another was titled SECRET ORIGINS, featuring the origin stories of some of DC Comics’ other heroes. This first self-titled 80 Page Giant was originally advertised as SUPERMAN ANNUAL 9, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database adds that the yellow burst above the Superman logo was relettered from “Giant” to “80 Pg. Giant”. At the bottom of the yellow burst you can see the shape of the bottom of the word “Giant”.

– (7:05) THE REVENGE OF LUTHOR (13 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959. This story was originally covered in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. At the time of original publication, this was his third silver age Superman story, and his fifth overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– (25:28) THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS (10 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 270, November 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 228, for the week of May 30, 2012.

– (38:54) CLAIRE KENT, ALIAS SUPER-SISTER (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. He was a member of artist and Superman co-creator Joe Shuster’s Cleveland studio in the early 1940’s, and worked for DC Comics from 1941 – 1960. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960, published on November 19, 1959.

– (56:03) THE SUPERMAN BOOK THAT COULDN’T BE FINISHED (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 29, June 1958. This story was originally covered back in Episode 243, for the week of October 17 2012. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– (1:06:42) MA AND PA KENT ADOPT SUPERGIRL (13 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was Siegel’s 36th Superman Family story and his 63rd overall for the silver age. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 275, April 1961. We first covered this story in Episode 240 for the week of October 3, 2012.

– (1:17:03) THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (26 pgs.), was originally published SUPERMAN 137, May 1960, published on March 17, 1960. This Hstory was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was Siegel’s tenth Superman story for the silver age, and his 22nd overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story back in Episode 213 for the week of January 11, 2012.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the text article, THE SUPERMAN LEGEND ((1:37:46), writer unknown.

We will finish covering the Superman Family comic books cover dated August 1964 with: PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane, and guest starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316.

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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