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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!

Action Comics 313!

Action Comics 313!

Download Episode 332!


ACTION COMICS 313, June 1964, was published around April 30, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt S wan and inked by George Klein. It featured Supergirl’s 11th appearance on the cover.


– THE END OF CLARK KENT’S SECRET IDENTITY (13 pgs.), writer unknown, was drawn by Al Plastino and has not been reprinted as of yet.


– Supergirl starred in the 12 page story titled, LENA THORUL, JUNGLE PRINCESS, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story has also been reprinted in 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR (DC-21), October 1973, cover price 50¢ and featured Superboy on the cover. This cover was drawn by Nick Cardy. SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II also reprinted this story.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


Elsewhere in DC Comics 31 titles carried the June or June/July 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


We begin 2016 with: SUPERMAN 2015: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!


SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK 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!

Action Comics 312, May 1964!

Download Episode 330 Part II!


ACTION COMICS 312, May 1964, was published on March 26, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were the art team for the Superman story in this issue.


– KING SUPERMAN VERSUS CLARK KENT, METALLO (14 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein. This story has not yet been reprinted by the time this episode was posted.


– Supergirl starred in the 12 page story, THE FANTASTIC MENACE OF THE L. L.’S, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


This episode begins with a few e-mails and the monthly MY PULL LIST section, where I review the October comic books I received in my shipment from Discount Comic Book Service!


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1964 cover date.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 26 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 54!


Then we return to: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1964: ACTION COMICS 313!

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!

Action Comics 311, April 1964!

Action Comics 311, April 1964!

Download Episode 328 Part II!

ACTION COMICS 311, April 1964, was published around February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son was born. I mistakenly said 30 years during the ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.


– SUPERMAN, KING OF THE EARTH (13 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Leo Dorfman as the author. This story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese, and apparently has not been reprinted.


– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE DAY SUPER-HORSE BECAME HUMAN, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 390, March/April 1970, published around January 13, 1970, a 64 page Giant for the cover price of a quarter, as well as SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.


Elsewhere in DC Comics 31 titles carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.


The next episodes will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 53 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 118!


Then we return to: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: SUPERMAN 169 & ACTION COMICS 312!

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!

Action Comics 310, March 1964!

Action Comics 310, March 1964!

Download Episode 326!

ACTION COMICS 310, March 1964, was published on January 30, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– SECRET OF KRYPTONITE SIX (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN 227, June/July 1970 (a 60-Page Giant for the cover price of a quarter), published on April 14 of that year, and BEST OF DC 36, May 1983, published on February 3 of that year.

– SUPERGIRL’S RIVAL PARENTS (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 416, March 1972, published on January 4 of that year, a 100 page Super-Spectacular with the cover price of 50¢, and in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the March or March/April 1964 cover date.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1961 : PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 117 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 25!

Then we return to: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1964; PART I: SUPERMAN 168 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 311!

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!

Action Comics #309, February 1964!

Action Comics #309, February 1964!

 

Download Episode 324 Part II!

ACTION COMICS 309 (which I mistakenly referred to as issue 308), February 1964 was published around December 26, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– The 14 page Superman story was titled, THE SUPERMAN SUPER-SPECTACULAR, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV, and was the final story in that volume.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was titled, THE UNTOLD TALE OF ARGO CITY, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 416, March 1972 and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are this issues ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column. This podcast also received a new e-mail.

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

Next episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 24 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52!

Then we will return to: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

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!

Action Comics #308, January 1964!

Action Comics #308, January 1964!

 

Download Episode 322 Part III!

ACTION COMICS 308, January 1964, was published on November 27, 1963 (one day before my Mother’s 25th birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– The story featuring the Man Of Steel was titled, SUPERMAN MEETS THE GOLIATH – HERCULES (14 pgs.), writer unknown, drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl starred in the 12 pg. story titled, THE SUPER-TOT FROM NOWHERE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

This episode begins with MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the comic books published in April, which I received from the Discount Comic Book Service. I also list the May and June 2015 titles I received in later shipments, which will be reviewed during future episodes.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the January or January/February 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

The next episodes will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 116!

Then we will return to the Superman titles with: THE SUPERMAN TITLES COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 167 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 309!

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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