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More Fun Comics 101 (January/February 1945) where Superboy first appeared in the issue's 3rd story, Adventure Comics 103 (April 1946), Superboy's first appearance in that title & Superboy 1 (March/April 1949) the first issue of his solo title!

More Fun Comics 101 (January/February 1945) where Superboy first appeared in the issue’s 3rd story, Adventure Comics 103 (April 1946), Superboy’s first appearance in that title & Superboy 1 (March/April 1949) the first issue of his solo title!

 

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This episode features Superboy’s earliest comic book appearances: NEW FUN COMICS 101 (Jan./Feb. 1945) – 107 (Jan./Feb. 1946) and ADVENTURE COMICS 103, April 1946. Also featured is the first issue of SUPERBOY, March/April 1949, published on January 8, 1949.

The first Superboy story can be read online at http://superman.nu/tales3/birthOfSuperboy/?page=1.

The earliest Superboy stories have been reprinted in ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY, published on August 17, 2010. It contains the Superboy stories originally printed in NEW FUN COMICS 101 – 107 and ADVENTURE COMICS 103 – 121.

SUPERBOY #1 was reprinted in MILLENNIUM EDITION (62): SUPERBOY #1.

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(Top L - R:) World's Finest Comics 113 & Superman 141! (Bottom L - R:) Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 21, Action Comics 270 & Adventure Comics 278!

(Top L – R:) World’s Finest Comics 113 & Superman 141!
(Bottom L – R:) Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 21, Action Comics 270 & Adventure Comics 278!

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As I celebrate my 50th birthday this week, on this episode I feature the Superman stories that were published the month I was born: September, 1960! Thanks to MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS  for being an invaluable resource for this episode, as always!

DC published 27 titles during the month of September 1960, five of them Superman titles. They carried the cover date of November or November / December 1960, and a few carried the cover date of December 1960. All of the Superman titles that were published this month carried the November 1960 cover date.

– WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 113: published on September 6, 1960 and edited by Jack Schiff. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the Superman / Batman story, BAT-MITE MEETS MR. MXYZPTLK, written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in BATMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES vol. III and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II. (I may have mistakenly said vol. III. That’s what I had written in my notes.)

The remaining Superman related titles were edited by Mort Weisinger.

– SUPERMAN 141: published on September 15, 1960. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES, SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 21 was published on September 22, 1960. The cover featured the second story in the issue, and was pencilled by Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger (who inked Lois Lane and maybe Lana Lang). the rest of the cover was inked by Stan Kaye. THE LOIS LANE DOLL was written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE BOTTLE CITY OF KANDOR. THE BATTLE BETWEEN SUPER LOIS AND SUPER LANA was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. The writer credit was unknown. It was only reprinted in 80 PAGE GIANT #3, with the cover date of September 1964.

I was disappointed to learn that no Superman titles were published on my birthday of September 27, 1960. The final two Superman related titles were published on September 29, 1960.

– ACTION COMICS 270: The cover was drawn by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. SUPERGIRL’S BUSIEST DAY was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

– ADVENTURE COMICS 278: The cover was drawn by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. SUPERGIRL IN SMALLVILLE was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

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(Top L to R:) Adventure Comics 253, October 1958, Superboy 86, January 1961, Superman  181, November 1965! (Bottom L to R:) World's Finest Comics 155, February 1966, Issue 159, August 1966 & Issue 172, December 1967!

(Top L to R:) Adventure Comics 253, October 1958, Superboy 86, January 1961, Superman 181, November 1965!
(Bottom L to R:) World’s Finest Comics 155, February 1966, Issue 159, August 1966 & Issue 172, December 1967!

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My personal Superman legacy continues this episode with a look at some of the earliest Superman stories that I read. While they all might not literally be the earliest Superman stories I ever read, they are the ones that stand out in my memory of the Man Of Steel’s stories from my childhood. All of them were edited by Mort Weisinger.

– SUPERMAN MEETS ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: ADVENTURE COMICS 253, October 1958, published around August 28, 1958. Written by Dave Wood, and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD and SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD.

– THE ARMY OF LIVING KRYPTONITE MEN from SUPERBOY 86, January 1961, published around November 17, 1960. The writer was Jerry Siegel and the artist George Papp. This story has been reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERMAN VS. LEX LUTHOR and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I.

– SUPERMAN 181, November 1965, published on September 16, 1965. The art for this issue was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. THE SUPER SCOOPS OF MONA VINE was written by Leo Dorfman and THE SUPERMAN OF 2965 was written by Edmond Hamilton.

– WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 155, February 1966, published on December 9, 1965. EXIT BATMAN, ENTER NIGHTMAN was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 159, August 1966, published on June 9, 1966. THE CAPE AND COWL CROOKS was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN / BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 172, December 1967, published on October 26, 1967. SUPERMAN AND BATMAN – BROTHERS was written by the teen aged Jim Shooter, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

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(L to R:) Action Comics 101 Oct. 1946, Superman 51 March/April 1948 & Adventure Comics 373 October 1968!

(L to R:) Action Comics 101 Oct. 1946, Superman 51 March/April 1948 & Adventure Comics 373 October 1968!

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Win Mortimer was born on May 1, 1919 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He died on January 11, 1998. He was survived by his wife Eileen, three children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a prolific comic book artist who drew many stories and covers, mostly for DC Comics, throughout his adult life. While he is not very famous, Win Mortimer drew many Superman covers and stories, mostly in the 1940’s and 1950’s. This episode features three of them:

CRIME PARADISE, in ACTION COMICS 101, October 1946, published around August 15, 1946.

THE MAGNETIC MOBSTER, in SUPERMAN 51, March/April 1948, published around January 7, 1948. It was written by Alvin Schwartz and both pencilled and inked by Win Mortimer, who often inked his own work.

THE TORNADO TWINS, in ADVENTURE COMICS 373, October 1968, published around August 29, 1968. This story was written by Jim Shooter. It was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. VIII.

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