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World’s Finest Comics #157, May 1966!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 157, May 1966, was published on March 10, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (2:29) Review of INVINCIBLE, the new animated series on Amazon Prime Video. It is rated for MATURE audiences for language and graphic violence.

– (10:16) THE ABOMINABLE BRATS (17 pages divided into two parts. Part I was 8 pgs. long), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. Part I was inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II and BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS.

– (23:01) PART II: THE COSTUMED KIDS’ CAPERS (9 pgs.), inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– (41:18) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column, which was two pages long in this issue.

– (56:19) THE SECRET OF CELL SIXTEEN (6 pgs.), written by Jack Miller, pencilled by Howard Purcell, inked by Charles Paris, and lettered by Pat Gordon. This was the sixth EDITOR’S ROUND TABLE reprint, originally published as the third of four stories in TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED 1, February/March 1956, released around December 15, 1955.

– (58:21) DIRECT CURRENTS, the fourth checklist of DC Comics titles that were published in late March or early April 1966.

– (1:03:44) MY PULL LIST, review of the comic books that carried the cover date of December 2020, released in October, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1966: PART II: SUPERMAN 186, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 65, & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 337 (with ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, featuring the other DC titles which carried the May or May/June 1966 cover date).

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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #39 & World's Finest Comics #104!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #39 & World’s Finest Comics #104!


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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39, September 1959, was published around July 2, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, featuring the issue’s first story. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker John Forte, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE SUPER-LAD OF SPACE

– THE MILLION-DOLLAR MISTAKE

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER-SIGNALS

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104, September 1959, was published on July 16, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE PLOT TO DESTROY SUPERMAN, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, Sheldon Moldoff was the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Charles Paris as the inker.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 7 page story titled, PRISONERS OF AMAZON ASTEROID, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow was featured in the 6 page story titled, ALIAS CHIEF MAGIC BOW, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 32 titles carried the September or September/October 1959 cover date. These titles were covered in Episode 196, for the week of September 14, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1962: SUPERMAN 155 & ACTION COMICS 291!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40!

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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/.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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