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Download Episode 290!

Because of holiday family celebrations and work schedules, there was little time to prepare of post the final two scheduled episodes of 2013. So I decided to do this episode, scheduled to be the final one of 2013, to begin 2014, followed by the next regularly scheduled silver age Superman story episode.

To review the Man of Steel in comic books, I cover:

– SUPERMAN 15 – 25 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL 2. (SUPERMAN 26 was released on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, but I was not able to go to my local comic book shop, Acme Superstore, until today, Saturday, January 4, 2014.

– ACTION COMICS 16 – 26 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2.

– SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 1 – 4. (SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 5 was published on the same day as SUPERMAN 26, but I was unable to go to my local comic book shop before the end of the year.

I also briefly discuss my trip to the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, which I covered in the multi-part Episode 271Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V & Part VI. Next I highlight my thoughts on the film MAN OF STEEL, which premiered the week after the Superman Celebration, and I originally reviewed in Episode 272.

I also highlight some of my pop culture Christmas gifts, as well as the pop culture Christmas gifts I bought for my family.

Next episode, I resume my regularly scheduled trip through the time barrier to explore the silver age adventures of Superman with the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART I: SUPERMAN 157, which was originally scheduled to be released on Christmas week 2013.

The following week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II; ACTION COMICS 294!

On the fourth week of January: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14!

We finish the first month of 2014 with: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 42!

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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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Download Episode #271 Part VI!

This episode concludes “sigh!” my coverage of the 2013 Superman Celebration. I cover my experiences in Metropolis day by day, and conclude with Mayor Billy McDaniel swearing in the first group of Honorary Citizens of Metropolis, which took place at 2:00 p. m. on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Next Episode: MAN OF STEEL MOVIE REVIEW!

In two weeks I resume my journey through the time barrier to explore more silver age adventures of Superman: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 8 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 36!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1962: SUPERMAN 152 & ACTION COMICS 287!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

Top row L to R: Jim Hambrick, Bruce Scivally and Brett Breeding. Bottom row, L to R:  Ron Frenz, Chris Sprouse and John Read.

Top row L to R: Jim Hambrick, Bruce Scivally and Brett Breeding.
Bottom row, L to R: Ron Frenz, Chris Sprouse and John Read.

Download Episode #271 Part V!

This episode is comprised of the interviews I conducted at the 2013 Superman Celebration between Friday, June 7 – Sunday June 9, 2013. The time stamp for the beginning of each interview is in parentheses.

– Jim Hambrick (5:37) is the owner of the Superman Museum and store and the Americana Hollywood Museum.

– Bruce Scivally (15:45) is the author of BILLION DOLLAR BATMAN and SUPERMAN ON FILM, TELEVISION, RADIO & BROADWAY.

– Brett Breeding (24:16) Superman inker during the 1990’s.

– Ron Frenz (35:43) artist for Superman in the mid to late 1990’s and Spider-Girl artist in the 2000’s.

– Chris Sprouse (52:22) artist of the backup stories in the New 52 ACTION COMICS Grant Morrison issues.

– John Read (1:10:04), curator of the ONE FINE SUNDAY IN THE FUNNY PAGES exhibit of over 100 comic strips, all published on the same day. His exhibit will be on display all month at the Bay County Library in Panama City, Florida during the month of August 2013. He will also be a guest at CreativeCon on Saturday, August 24, 2013, also at Panama City’s Bay County Llibrary.

Next Episode: 2013 SUPERMAN CELEBRATION WRAP UP!

The Following Episode: MAN OF STEEL MOVIE REVIEW!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

(Top row, L to R: DC Comics' Superman 75th Anniversary logo, Panel host Brian Morris, Superman from ACTION COMICS 1, Superman costume from the b/w first two seasons of the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV show. (Bottom row L to R: silver age Superman, Justice Lord Superman from the JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED animated series, Superman uniform from the MAN OF STEEL movie, the official Superman of the Metropolis Superman Celebration.

(Top row, L to R: DC Comics’ Superman 75th Anniversary logo, Panel host Brian Morris, Superman from ACTION COMICS 1, Superman costume from the b/w first two seasons of the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV show. (Bottom row L to R: silver age Superman, Justice Lord Superman from the JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED animated series, Superman uniform from the MAN OF STEEL movie, the official Superman of the Metropolis Superman Celebration.

Download Episode #271.4!

The 75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN PANEL took place at 3:00 p. m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Panel host Brian Morris presented the evolution of Superman’s uniform from its original form in ACTION COMICS 1 through today’s modern costume, in both comic books and other media. His presentation included enlarged scans of comic book artwork, as well as some variations modeled by cosplayers.

Next Episode: 2013 SUPERMAN CELEBRATION INTERVIEWS!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

Panelists Left to Right in the order they sat at the panel table: (Not Pictured: Jim Hall and Art Baltazar) Chris Sprouse, Brett Breeding and Ron Frenz. (NOTE: These photos were taken on Sunday, June 10, 2013. During this panel my wife had borrowed the camera for the autograph session with Margo Kidder and Tracy Scoggins.)

Panelists Left to Right in the order they sat at the panel table: (Not Pictured: Jim Hall and Art Baltazar) Chris Sprouse, Brett Breeding and Ron Frenz. (NOTE: These photos were taken on Sunday, June 10, 2013. During this panel my wife had borrowed the camera for the autograph session with Margo Kidder and Tracy Scoggins.)

Download Episode #271 Part III!

The Artist Q & A Panel featuring the main artists of Artist Alley occurred at 3:00 p. m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. Featured on the panel were Jim Hall, Art Baltazar, Chris Sprouse, Brett Breeding and Ron Frenz. The panelists answered questions from the audience and touched on topics such as the evolution of the comic book industry, their experiences working on the Superman titles and their artistic influences.

Next Episode: 2013 SUPERMAN CELEBRATION PART IV: 75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN PANEL! The focus of this panel will be the evolution of Superman’s uniform over the decades.

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

Laurie Mitchell Roberts

Laurie Mitchell Roberts

Download Episode #271 Part II!

Actress Laurie Mitchell Roberts discussed her acting career and her role on the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN episode, THE MAN WHO MADE DREAMS COME TRUE. This panel occurred at noon on Friday, June 7, 2013. 1950’s child actor Gregory Moffett was also scheduled to participate in this panel, since he had a role in the SUPERMAN episode, THE STOLEN ELEPHANT. Because of bad weather, his flight was not able to get him to the Superman Celebration on time.

Next Episode: FEATURED ARTISTS Q & A PANEL!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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!

Lois Lane and Superman participate in a skit which was part of the Opening Ceremonies for the 2013 Superman Celebration!

Lois Lane and Superman participate in a skit which was part of the Opening Ceremonies for the 2013 Superman Celebration!

Download Episode 3271 Part I!

It’s only fitting that the 300th individual episode of the podcast cover the opening ceremonies for the 35th Anniversary 2013 Superman Celebration, which began at 5:00 p. m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. After recognizing some recently departed participants of past Celebrations, as well as some volunteers for the current Superman Celebration, the opening ceremonies concluded with a skit starring Lois Lane and Superman. They were joined by Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Wonder Woman, Batman, Black Canary and Atom. The opening ceremonies were “crashed” by some of Superman’s greatest enemies, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo  and Artemis.

After the Opening Ceremonies, I discuss the Friday schedule for the Superman Celebration.

Next Episode: Q & A PANEL WITH LAURIE MITCHELL ROBERTS; ACTRESS WHO APPEARED IN THE EPISODE, “THE MAN WHO MADE DREAMS COME TRUE”, OF THE 1950’S ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV SHOW!

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 thefollowing:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! – http://www.comicspodcasts.com/,
– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites, and
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

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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