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80 Page Giant 15, October 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 15, October 1965, was published on August 12, 1965. As the title indicates, it contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and Dick Sprang, and inked by Stan Kaye. This was the final 80 PAGE GIANT of the series. In the future, 80 Page Giants would be individual issues of their respective series.

– (7:16) THE CONTEST OF HEROES (10 pgs.), written by Bill Finger according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton as the writer. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, and was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 74, the January/February 1954 issue, released around November 26, 1954. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. I, BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback. We first covered this story back in Episode 165 for the week of February 9, 2011.

– (20:28) THE THREE SUPER-MUSKETEERS (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 82, May/June 1956, originally published around March 22, 1956. It was also reprinted in THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 191 for the week of August 10, 2011.

– (33:11) SUPERMAN’S AND BATMAN’S GREATEST FOES (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It was first published in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 88, May/June 1957, released around March 21, 1957. This story was also reprinted in BATMAN: FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S, THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD, STACKED DECK: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and LEX LUTHOR: CELEBRATING 75 YEARS. We first covered this story back in Episode 216 for the week of February 1, 2012.

– (46:45) THE DAY SUPERMAN BETRAYED BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It first appeared in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 97, October 1958, published on August 26, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback edition of this volume.We covered this story back in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2002.

– (1:02:20) THE TRUE HISTORY OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and lettered by Stan Kaye. This story was first published in WORLD’ S FINEST COMICS 81, March/April 1956, released on June 26, 1956. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I, BATMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this volume. We first covered this story in Episode 187 for the week of July 13, 2011.

– (1:13:24) THE BATTLE OF THE SUPER-HEROES (12 pgs.), written by Dave Wood according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bill Finger as the writer. The penciller was Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics the inker was Ray Burnley, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Stan Kaye as the inker. It was first released in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 95, July/August 1958, published on May 22, 1958. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVE vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS and vol. I of the trade paperback of this edition. We first covered this story back in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART v: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!

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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“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.
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80 Page Giant 14, September 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 14, September 1965, was published on July 15, 1965. It contained 80 pages, as the title said, for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (11:45) LOIS LANE’S SUPER-DAUGHTER (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published as the nine page third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, October 1960, released on August 9, 1960. For the reprint, the final two panels on page six and the first three panels of page seven were cut from the original story. The story was first covered in Episode 312 Part I for the week of January 7, 2015.

– (27:25) THE DUEL OVER SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN 150, January 1962, released on November 7, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This story was first covered in Episode 264 for the week of April 3, 2013.

– (37:41) TEST YOUR LOIS LANE I. Q., writer unknown. Test your knowledge of Lois Lane trivia with twenty multiple choice questions.

– (52:32) SUPERMAN’S MERMAID SWEETHEART (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN 135, February 1960, released on December 17, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 206 for the week of November 23, 2011.

– (59:15) THE DAY SUPERMAN PROPOSED (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist, and the letterer was Ira Schnapp. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22, January 1961, released on November 15, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 318 Part I for the week of March 25, 2015.

– (1:13:21) LOIS LANE’S HAIRSTYLES writer unknown, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This page displays some of the various hairstyles Lois Lane has worn in different stories of her comic book series, and the particular stories and issues they appeared in.

– (1:18:28) LOIS LANE – WANTED (12 pgs.), written by William Woolfolk, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the first of four stories in ACTION COMICS 195, August 1954, released on June 30, 1954. It contained 40 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was published in the same month as SHOWCASE 4, which introduced the Barry Allen Flash and began the silver age of comic books.

– (1:36:40) THE SHOCKING SECRET OF LOIS LANE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bill Finger as the writer. Wayne Boring was the penciller and the inker was Stan Kaye. This story originally was released as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13, November 1959, released on September 22, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was originally covered in Episode 287 Part II for the week of November 13, 2013.

– (1:53:50) KISSING CORNER, writer unknown. This half page article highlights some of Superman’s other girlfriends not featured in this issue.

– (2:00:54) MRS. SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three in SUPERMAN 124, the September 1958 issue, released on July 9, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was covered in Episode 172 for the week of March 30, 2011.

– (2:10:40) THE SLEEPING DOOM (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, July 1960, released on May 20, 1960. This story was originally covered in Episode 305 Part I for the week of November 5, 2014.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1965: PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 152 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 328!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

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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 13, August 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 13, August 1965, was published on June 10, 1965. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (4:18) THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40, October 1959, released on August 13, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered this story back in Episode 285 Part II for the week of October 23, 2013.

– (21:02) PERRY WHITE, CUB REPORTER (7 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story originally appeared as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42, January 1960, published on November 19, 1959. It was first covered back in Episode 292 Part II for the week of January 29, 2014.

– (35:28) JIMMY OLSEN, SPEED DEMON (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was first published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15, September 1956, around July 19, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered the story in Episode 199 for the week of October 5, 2011.

– (44:09) THE RADIOACTIVE BOY (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was first published as the second of three stories SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 17, December 1956, released around October 11, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. It was first covered back in Episode 205 for the week of November 16, 2011.

– (53:26) JIMMY THE GENIE (10 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comic Books, Craig Flessel was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte. This story was originally the third and final one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42, January 1960, originally released on November 19, 1959. In the story credits for this issue the inker is given as possibly John Giunta, according to the Grand Comic Book Database. We originally covered this story on Episode 292 Part II for the week of January 29, 2014. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– (1:10:47) SUPERMAN’S ENEMY (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was first published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 35, March 1959, released on January 6, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 269 for the week of May 15, 2003. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– (1:21:51) JIMMY OLSEN’S KOOKIE SCOOPS (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. It was the 92nd Siegel Superman Family story we’ve covered for the silver age, and his 146th story overall for the era. It was originally published as the third and final story in ADVENTURE COMICS 287, August 1961, released on June 29, 1961.This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: TALES OF THE BIZARRO WORLD.

– (1:37:00) SUPERMAN’S SUPER-RIVAL (9 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 37, June 1959, released on April 7, 1959. We originally coverd this story in Episode 277 for the week of August 15, 2013.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1965 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 151, PART III: SUPERMAN 179, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 327 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 59!

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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 11, June 1965!

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80 PAGE GIANT 11, June 1965, was published on April 15, 1965. As the title indicates, it contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (4:37) THE KRYPTONITE MAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 249, February 1959, released on December 30, 1958, containing 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. II. We covered this story back in Episode 182, for the week of June 8, 2011.

– (19:19) THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp. This is Siegel’s 89th silver age Superman story we’ve covered for the podcast and his 143rd for the era. The story was originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES and SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– (30:13) THE TERRIBLE TRIO (10 pgs.), written by William Woolfolk, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 88, March 1954, released around January 27, 1954. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES and SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 80’S.

– (47:31) THE CONQUEST OF SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. It was originally published in ACTION COMICS 277, June 1961, released on April 27, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 95¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III and THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD. We covered this story in Episode 244 for the week of October 17, 2012.

– (1:01:29) THE ARMY OF LIVING KRYPTONITE MEN (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp. This was Siegel’s 90th silver age Superman Family story, and his 144th overall for the era. The story was originally published in SUPERBOY 86, January 1961, released on November 22, 1960. It was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 492, October 1982, published on July 1, 1982. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This story was also reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERMAN VS LEX LUTHOR and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I.

– (1:14:52) SUPERMAN IN SUPERMAN LAND (12 pgs.), written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN 1, published around January 1, 1973. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of $2.00. (It carried the blurb OFFICIAL METROPOLIS EDITION to commemorate the opening of a Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois. While the museum didn’t last, the town would proclaim itself the official hometown of the Man Of Steel, with the blessing of DC Comics. The city would begin an annual Superman Celebration every second weekend of June, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2018.)

– (1:24:05) THE CURSE OF LENA THORUL (8 pgs.),  written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23, February 1961, released on December 22, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. This issue had a circulation of 458,000. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 321 Part II, for the week of May 27, 2015.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1965: PART III: ACTION COMICS 325 & PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 150, with the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, at the end of the episode.

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 178, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 58, PART III: ACTION COMICS 326 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 86!

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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 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 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 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!

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“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!
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