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Action Comics Annual 2!

Action Comics Annual 2!

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This episode continues a series of episodes exploring the SUPERMAN IN EXILE storyline from the late 1980’s. This story was collected in the trade paperback SUPERMAN: EXILE. The featured story was printed in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2, 1989, published on April 11, 1989. It was 64 pages long for the price of $1.75. The cover was pencilled by George Perez and inked by Jerry Ordway. MEMORIES OF KRYPTON’S PAST was the title of the story. Writer and penciller Jerry Ordway and inker did the Warworld/Arena story, writer Roger Stern, penciller Curt Swan and inker Brett Breeding did the Superman/Attendant Lentra story and the Jor-El flashbacks, and writer and inker George Perez and penciller Mike Mignola did the Cleric story. This issue picked up the story from THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 454, May 1989. ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2 was the first issue to be published after the last ACTION COMICS WEEKLY issue of 642 (discussed in episode 92), which was published several months earlier on January 24, 1989.

NEXT EPISODE: The fifth and final episode on the SUPERMAN IN EXILE story, covering the following issues: SUPERMAN 32, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 455, SUPERMAN 33, THE ADVENTURES 456 and ACTION COMICS 643.

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The theme for the podcast is PLANS IN MOTION composed by Kevin MacLeod, part of the royalty free music library of the web site 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.

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

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Superman (vol. I) #122 & Action Comics Annual #3!

Superman (vol. I) #122 & Action Comics Annual #3!

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For this election week two appropriate Superman stories are:

SUPERMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE from SUPERMAN #122. It has been reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. I.

EXECUTIVE ACTION appeared in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3, 1991. I could find no reprint information for this issue, so your best bet to find this issue is on line or at your local comic book store.

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MY PULL LIST is the spoiler free review of the comic books 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 copyright DC Comics.

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

Action Comics Annual #6!

Action Comics Annual #6!

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This ELSEWORLDS story, titled LEGACY, ties into the Independence Day holiday. SPOILER ALERT: If you would like to read this issue for yourself before listening to this episode, you might find a copy at the back issue bins of your local comic book store. It may also be available at internet vendors. It was reprinted in the trade paperback, SUPERMAN / BATMAN: ALTERNATE HISTORIES, available from the same sources. It is out of print at DC Comics.

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.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.

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

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk, the 4th story in Superman 30. Note the slight difference in the spelling of his name from his first appearance compared to his modern incarnation.

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk, the 4th story in Superman 30. Note the slight difference in the spelling of his name from his first appearance compared to his modern incarnation.

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April 1 is the traditional birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, according to the web site http://supermanhomepage.com. This episode highlights his golden and silver age through his post-crisis appearances. The issues highlighted and their reprints are:
SUPERMAN 30: THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (1987) and vol. II of the current edition.

SUPERMAN 33: No reprint information available.

SUPERMAN 40: SUPERMAN IN THE FORTIES trade paperback.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52: no current reprint edition, reprinted in SPJO 122, Aug./Sept. 1969 issue.

ACTION COMICS 273: SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. II.

SUPERBOY 83: no reprint information available.

ADVENTURE COMICS 310: SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. I.

ADVENTURE COMICS 355: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. VI.

SUPERMAN #349: no reprint information available, but the web site http://www.tgfa.org/comics/superman/superman.htm has the entire story available to read on line.

ACTION COMICS 583: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?, trade paperback out of print, hardcover edition available July 8, 2009. (I said June 2009 in this episode.) Go to http://dccomics.com/dcu/graphic_novels or http://collectedcomicslibrary.com blog and podcast for more information. This story is also reprinted in the trade paperback DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore.

SUPERMAN 11: the out of print trade paperback LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN.

SUPERMAN 31: No reprint information available.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 463: SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH trade paperback, with an Alex Ross cover.

SUPERMAN 49, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 472, STARMAN 28, ACTION COMICS 659 and SUPERMAN 50: reprinted in the out of print trade paperback KRISIS OF THE KRIMSON KRYPTONITE.

SUPERMAN 75: No reprint information available.

SUPERMAN 160 & 161, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 582 & 583, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL 104 & 105, ACTION COMICS 769 & 770 and EMPEROR JOKER 1: reprinted in the EMPEROR JOKER trade paperback.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 638: the trade paperback Superman: Ruin Revealed.

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 10: No reprint information available.

COUNTDOWN 31 & 23: the trade paperbacks COUNTDOWN VOL. II & VOL. III respectively.

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN 6: ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. I hardcover and trade paperback.

I called in to episode 509 of FANBOY RADIO, broadcast live on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 7:00 p. m. The host Scott Hinze interviewed David Weber, the author of my favorite SF novel series Honor Harrington. I called the show around the 45 minute mark and asked about any movie or TV options on the series. To learn more about the Honor Harrington series, you might enjoy this interview with the author. As of this posting this episode was not yet available, but check back in a few days at http://fanboyradio.com , or on Fanboy Radio’s podcast feed on iTunes.

Next episode: The second prequel to our spotlight on the 1990’s SUPERMAN IN EXILE storyline: SUPERMAN GOES GANGBUSTERS!

Expanded show notes can be found at http://supermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com . Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.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.

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

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