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Download Episode 166!

Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920. I have covered Swan’s life and career in three previous episodes:

EPISODE 2: MY FAVORITE SUPERMAN ARTIST: CURT SWAN!

Episode 61: CURT SWAN: I FLEW WITH SUPERMAN!

EPISODE 113: A CURT SWAN TOAST!

This episode features the first characters or titles that Curt Swan first drew stories for at the beginning of his career:

– Boy Commandos
– Newsboy Legion
– REAL FACT COMICS
– Robin’s solo stories in STAR SPANGLED COMICS
– GANG BUSTERS
– Tommy Tomorrow.

The information for this episode comes from Wikipedia and MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS. Since only a few of Curt Swan’s first stories for these characters or titles have plot synopses for them, this episode will feature a brief history of each character, group or title.

For more information about the story, THE TRUE STORY OF BATMAN AND ROBIN in REAL FACT COMICS 5, November/December 1946, go to Bill Jourdain’s podcast and blog THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS, January 3, 2009.

Also, Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor, co-hosts of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS podcast, is leading an effort to have the Superman and Batman story, DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS collected in a reprint edition. If you would like to do your part, here’s how:
– E-mail Editor Ian Sattler ian.sattler@dccomics.com.
– In your own words, explain why you think DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS should be collected.
– Be short and to the point, as well as polite. Don’t be rude or demanding.
– Mention that you heard it on FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS. It’s not about ego for Michael and Jeffrey. It’s to give a focused voice to our efforts.
– MOST IMPORTANT: If DC agrees, pre-order the book when it is solicited so that DC knows to print enough copies.
– follow FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS and the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE at http://supermanhomepage.com for updates.
– You will be able to order it through the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, or you can order it using the Diamond Order code at your local comic book shop.
– It’s important to show DC that we will follow through and actually buy this edition, so that they will be more inclined to reprint other storylines, not just for Superman, but other characters in the DC Universe.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED MARCH/APRIL 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 4 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 75!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED AUGUST 1958: SUPERMAN :123 & ACTION COMICS 243!

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Download Episode 143!

For three of the next four weeks I will feature my personal Superman legacy. This week I highlight some of my other favorite Superman artists. I divided them into two groups, Classic, for the years before the 1986 MAN OF STEEL mini-series, and Modern, after the 1986 MOS series.

CLASSIC:

WAYNE BORING: featured in Episode 76. For more information on Wayne Boring, go to his website: http://www.wayneboring.blogspot.com/.

KURT SCHAFFENBERGER: featured in Episode 5.

AL PLASTINO & JIM MOONEY: I grouped them together because I find their individual art styles very similar. For more information about Al Plastino, go to http://www.alplastino.com/. Jim Mooney was the subject of Episode 13 .

NEAL ADAMS: featured in Episode 77 . For more information about Neal Adams go to his websites: http://www.nealadams.com/ , and http://www.nealadamsentertainment.com/ .

JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ

MODERN:

JOHN BYRNE: featured in Episode 25 . For more information about John Byrne, go to his website: http://www.byrnerobotics.com/.

JERRY ORDWAY: for more information about Jerry Ordway, go to his website: http://ordstersrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/.

ALEX ROSS: featured in Episode 110. For more information about Alex Ross, go to his website: http://www.alexrossart.com/. For a peek at his art studio, go to: http://www.alexrossart.com/rossreport.asp?id=483.

STUART IMMONEN: for more information about Stuart Immonen go to his website: http://www.immonen.ca/. To read his web comic MOVING PICTURES, go to: http://www.immonen.ca/comics/.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN LEGACY MONTH WEEK II: MY EARLIEST SUPERMAN STORIES!

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SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and the COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! http://www.comicspodcasts.com.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this podcast 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 the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Curt Swan, A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno Published by Vanguard Productions!

Curt Swan, A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno Published by Vanguard Productions!

Download Episode 113!

Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920 (NOTE: I mistakenly said 1910). To honor his birthday this year I want to share some of their thoughts on working with Curt Swan, as recorded in Eddy Zeno’s book, CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS. The comic pros mentioned here are Mort Walker, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Sheldon Moldoff, Elliot S! Maggin (no typo), Len Wein, Mark Waid and Joe Kubert.

Next Episode: CLARK KENT’S FORGOTTEN GIRLFRIEND!

Join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups on facebook, and follow the podcast and blogs on twitter @supermanpodcast.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and the COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! http://www.comicspodcasts.com/.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this podcast 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 the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Curt Swan: A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno!

Curt Swan: A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno!

Download Episode 52!

A perfect addition to anyone’s library on the subject of comic book history or biography is the book CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS by Eddy Zeno. It was published by Vanguard Productions and is still in print. If it is not available at your local library, you can buy it from your local bookstore, order it directly from the publisher at http://www.creativemix.com/vanguard , or from Amazon.com or other on line vendor.It is a great addition to anyone’s Christmas wish list.

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

MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free review blog 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 is copyright by DC Comics.

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

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