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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 71, September 1963!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 71, September 1963!

Download Episode 361 Part I!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71, September 1963, was published around July 3, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– THE PLOT AGAINST OLSEN (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– JIMMY OLSEN MEETS CLEOPATRA (9 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– THE NINE LIVES OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Forte. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 180, November 1976, published on August 19, 1976. That issue contained 48 pages for the cover price of 50¢.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

The episode begins with a comment made on the previous issue covered, and the monthly MY PULL LIST segment. This time I review the comic books cover dated February 2017, which I received in my monthly shipment from Discount Comic Book Service.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 44 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 72!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

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Download Episode 360!


NOTE: For the next two months, the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST will be on a bi-weekly schedule.
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for our annual YEAR IN REVIEW episode for the SUPERMAN titles I read in 2016. This is not a review of the entire line of SUPERMAN titles published by DC Comics last year, only the ones I followed. The issues covered in this episode were all published during the calendar year of 2016, carrying the cover dates of March 2016 through February 2017. I did not go by cover date. Time stamps are listed in parentheses for each segment.


– (7:34) New 52 Superman: ACTION COMICS 48 – 52 and SUPERMAN 48 – 52, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (20:37) SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK issues 4 – 8, March – July 2016 cover dates.


– (30:41) SUPERMAN: COMING OF THE SUPERMEN, a six issue mini-series, cover date May – September 2016. NOTE: During the episode I mistakenly referred to this mini-series as SUPERMAN: RISE OF THE SUPERMEN.


– (38:32) DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH (one shot), cover date July 2016.


– (44:50) SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1 (one shot), cover date August 2016 and ACTION COMICS, issues 957 – 970, cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, ACTION COMICS returned to its original numbering.


– (55:27) SUPERMAN 1 – 13 cover dates August 2016 – February 2017. NOTE: with the REBIRTH issues, SUPERMAN began with a new number one issue.


– (1:09:13) SUPERWOMAN 1 – 5, cover dates October 2016 – February 2017.


– (1:15:05) I reveal my favorite issues and stories from 2016.


The next episode of the podcast will be released the week of Wednesday, February 15, 2017 featuring: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 43, August 1963!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 43, August 1963!

Download Episode 359 Part II!


SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43, August 1963, was published around July 27, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the second of the issue’s three stories, which were all drawn by Schaffenberger.


– THE GIRL WHO MOURNED FOR SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 113, September/October 1971, published on July 6, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢.


– LOIS LANE – VOLUNTEER NURSE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman as the writer. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 120, March 1972, published on January 20, 1972. It contained 48 pages for the cover price of a quarter.


– THE GIRL WHO DESERTED SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman (?) as possibly the writer.


Last episode I forgot to mention that elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN 2016: YEAR IN REVIEW!


Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 71 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 136! (Note: I mistakenly said issue 71 of Jimmy Olsen’s title.)

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK, and

– The SUPERMAN WEBRING of websites!

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!And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

World's Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 135, August 1963!

Download Episode 359 Part I!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135, August 1963, was published on June 13, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, MENACE OF THE FUTURE MAN, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the ten page story titled, THE CREATURES THAT CONQUERED AQUAMAN, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features. I begin the episode sharing my comic book related Christmas gifts and the monthly MY PULL LIST review segment. This time I review the comic books I received from Discount Comic Book Service, cover dated January 2017 and released in November 2016.

We begin 2017 with:


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: YEAR IN REVIEW!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

Giant Lois Lane Annual 2, Summer 1963 (July 1963)!

Download Episode 358 Part III!


GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2, Summer 1963, was published on June 6, 1963 along with the DC Comics cover dated July 1963. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter.Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.


– LOIS LANE’S KISS OF DEATH (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released on December 24, 1958. It was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. The issue was covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013.


– THE MAN WHO MARRIED LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 136, April 1960, released on February 4, 1960. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. III. The issue was originally covered in Episode 210 for the week of December 11, 2011.


– LOIS LANE IN HOLLYWOOD (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 2, May/June 1958, released on March 18, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I. This story was originally covered in Episode 241 for the week of October 10, 2012.


– THE GIRL ATLAS (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 12, October 1959, released on August 11, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 285 Part I for the week of October 16, 2013.


– LOIS LANE’S SECRET ROMANCE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement with the writer credit we won’t count this toward Siegel’s silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 14, January 1960, released on November 12, 1959. The issue was originally covered in Episode 292 Part I for the week of January 22, 2014.


– THE KRYPTONITE GIRL (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement over the writer credit, we won’t count this towards Jerry’s silver age production.Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, relea sed on February 9, 1960. The story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III and LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS. It was originally covered back in Episode 299 Part I, for the week of June 18, 2014.


– THE WEDDING OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 21, June 1957, released around April 16, 1957. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I. The issue was originally covered in Episode 219 for the week of March 14, 2012.


– THE 10 FEATS OF ELASTIC LASS (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 23, February 1961, released around December 22, 1960. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV. The issue was originally covered in Episode 225 for the week of May 9, 2012.


– THE MYSTERY OF SKULL ISLAND (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel. Since there is some disagreement about the writer credit, we won’t count this toward his silver age production. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16, April 1960, released on February 9, 1960. The issue was originally covered in Episode 299 Part I for the week of June 18, 2014. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 97, November 1969, released on September 23, 1960.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the article titled, MEET TV’S LOIS LANE, about the Lois Lane actress, the late Noel Neill, which was originally printed in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, released around December 25, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 266 for the week of April 24, 2013. The LETTERS TO LOIS column reprints the best letters published in Lois’ series to this point.


The final episode of 2016 will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135!


We begin 2017 with: 


– SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!


– SUPERMAN: 2016: THE YEAR IN REVIEW!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 70, July, 1963!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 70, July, 1963!

Download Episode 358 Part II!


SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70, July 1963, was published on May 13, 1963. 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 John Forte. It featured the issue’s third and final story.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S BOO BOO’S (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. this was Siegel’s 73rd silver age story we’ve covered in the podcast, and his 118th overall for the era.

– THE HUMAN ROBOT (9 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– THE SECRET OF SILVER KRYPTONITE (8 pgs.), writer unknown, also pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

If you’re interested in the comic books I ordered in the December Previews, check out the Previews Spotlight Episode 110 of the Comic Book Page Podcast.

The final episode before Christmas will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JULY 1963 PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!

Our final episode of 2016 will highlight: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 135!

The first episode of 2017 will focus on: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 43!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

World's Finest Comics 134, June 1963!

World’s Finest Comics 134, June 1963!

Download Episode 357 Part II!


WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 134, June 1963, was published on April 18, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit penciller Dick Dillon and inker Sheldon Moldoff. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE BAND OF SUPER-VILLAINS, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol.. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the ten page story, THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING INVENTORS, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.


Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the June or June/July 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 41, PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 70 & PART III: GIANT LOIS LANE ANNUAL 2!

The 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. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.


SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:

– 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!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

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