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Superman Annual 8!

Superman Annual 8!

 

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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8, Winter 1964, was released along with the DC Comics’ titles cover dated January 1964, on November 21, 1963. It contained 80 pages for a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– WHEN LOIS LANE FIRST SUSPECTED CLARK WAS SUPERMAN (AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN) (8 pgs.), was the 7th Untold Tale. It was originally published in SUPERMAN 135, February 1960, and first covered back in Episode 206 for the week of November 23, 2011. Jerry Siegel was the writer and the art was done by penciller Curt Swan and inker Stan Kaye.

– SUPERBOY’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (8 pgs.), was first published in SUPERBOY 75, September 1959 and written by Otto Binder with art done by George Papp.

– THE AMAZING SUPERMAN JUNIOR (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6, January 1959, and first covered back in Episode 260 for the week of February 20, 2013. This story was written by Jerry Coleman, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– MXYZPTLK’S FIRST PRANK (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960. In that issue it carried the title, THE GHOST OF JOR-EL. This story was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp, subtitled AN UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERBOY (the 13th Untold Tale). It was Siegel’s 58th silver age Superman Family story covered in this podcast, and the 100th for the era.

– THE UNTOLD TALE OF RED KRYPTONITE (9 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN 139, August 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, originally covered back in Episode 220. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

– PRISONER OF THE SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 267, December 1959. It was subtitled :AN UNTOLD TALE OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (the 19th Untold Tale of Superman). This story was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp.

– THE RAINBOW CLARK KENT (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 3, July/August 1958. In that issue the story was titled THE RAINBOW SUPERMAN. This story was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was originally covered in Episode 245 for the week of October 24, 2012.

– THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN’S SUPER-COSTUME (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960. It was subtitled AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERBOY (the 15th Untold Tale of Superman). The writer of this story is unknown and the art was drawn by John Sikela.

– KRYPTON’S FIRST SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958. In that issue, it was Part III of THE GIRL OF STEEL, titled SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON (and which I mistakenly refer to it as during the recording of this episode). Otto Binder wrote this story, and the art was done by penciller Dick Sprang and inker Stan Kaye.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1964 PART III: ACTION COMICS 308!

After that we will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1961: PART I SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 51 & PART II WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 116!

Then we will return to : THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964: PART I SUPERMAN 167 & PART II ACTION COMICS 309!

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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!

Superman Annual #7!

Superman Annual #7!

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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 7, Summer 1963 (released with the DC Comics titles carrying the July 1963 cover date), was published on June 13, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. The theme of this annual was to commemorate Superman’s Silver Anniversary, 1938 – 1963, through eight stories from the 1950’s through the early 1960’s.

– THE STORY OF SUPERMAN JR. (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in ACTION COMICS 232, September 1957, published around July 30, 1957.

– THE SUPER-SWORD (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 124, September 1958, published on July 24, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 172, for the week of March 30, 2011.

– SUPERMAN’S MYSTERY POWER (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 125, November 1958, published around September 9, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 176 for the week of April 27, 2011.
– SUPERMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE (8 pgs.), was drawn by Al Plastino. The writer was unknown. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 122, July 1958, published around May 6, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 162, for the week of January 19, 2011.
– THE SUPER-GORILLA FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was originally published in ACTION COMICS 238, March 1958, released around January 30, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPER-HEROES BATTLE SUPER-GORILLAS (1976).

– THE PUNISHMENT OF SUPERBOY (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 75, September 1959, released on July 2, 1959.

– THE ORIGIN OF THE SUPERMAN – BATMAN  TEAM (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by George Papp. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 275, August 1960, released on June 30, 1960.
– SUPERMAN’S SECRET SWEETHEART (8 pgs.), was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. Only the Grand Comic Book Database lists a possible writer, “Bill Finger?”.  This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 2, May/June 1958, released around March 13, 1958. It was originally covered in Episode 241, for the week of October 9, 2012.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 47 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 112!
Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN 163 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 303!
The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– 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!

 

Giant Superman Annual #6!

Giant Superman Annual #6!

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Now that MegaCon is over, we’re returning through the time barrier to pick up our journey through the silver age adventures of Superman, and finishing our look at the Superman titles cover dated January 1963.

 SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6, cover dated Winter 1962 – 1963, was published on November 15, 1962 (5 years later this date would be when my sister was born). It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

 – THE FIRST TWO SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 257, February 1959, released around December 30, 1958. (I mistakenly stated that the cover date was February 1958, and the release date was around December 30, 1957.)

 – THE FIRST SUPERGIRL (10 pgs.), was part I of the 3-part story THE GIRL OF STEEL, originally published in SUPERMAN 123, August 1958, released around June 17, 1958. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, and was covered in Episode 168 for the week of Wednesday, March 2, 2011..

 – SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, released around January 15, 1957. This story was covered in Episode 212 for the week of January 4, 2012.

 – THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino, originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 247, April 1958, released around February 27, 1958 (which would be my son’s birthday in 1990).

 – LOIS LANE WEDS ASTOUNDING MAN (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder (according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics), while comics.org credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Both sources agree on the penciller, Kurt Schaffenberger.

 – THE MYSTERY OF MIGHTY BOY (19 pages), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp, originally published in SUPERBOY 85, December 1960, released on October 6, 1960.

 – THE SUPERMAN OF THE PAST (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, released on June 28, 1960.

 Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: ACTION COMICS 296!

 In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 43!

 In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1960 PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 108!

 In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 159!

 In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

 The Superman Fan Podcast is now available on Stitcher, for your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– 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!

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!

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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– 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!

Superman Annual #5!

Superman Annual #5!

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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5, Summer 1962, was published on June 14, 1962. it contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. This issue was released the same month as the DC Comics titles which carried the July 1962 cover date, covered in Episode 280. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– SUPERMAN’S OTHER LIFE (25 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 132, October 1959, published on August 6, 1959.

– THE MAN WHO DESTROYED KRYPTON (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERBOY 67, September 1958, released around July 3, 1958. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics lists the writer as Otto Binder and the artist as Al Plastino. The Grand Comic Book Database lists Bill Finger as the writer and George Papp as the artist.

– THE INVASION OF KRYPTON (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERBOY 83, September 1960, published around July 7, 1960. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits the writer as Jerry Siegel, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as Otto Binder. Both websites agree on the artist, George Papp.

– HOW JIMMY OLSEN FIRST MET SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 36, April 1959, released around February 19, 1959, and was covered back in Episode 273.

– THE SUPER MONKEY FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp. It was originally published in SUPERBOY 76, October 1959, released around August 20, 1959.

– THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.), written by Bill Finger and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 128, April 1959, released around February 5, 1958, and was first covered in Episode 186.

– THE SUPER-TEACHER FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Sikela, was originally published in ADVENTURE COMICS 240, September 1957, released around July 25, 1957.

This Annual also listed other stories featuring Krypton:

– THE COURTSHIP ON KRYPTON, ACTION COMICS 149, October 1950, drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN 53, July 1948, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, covered in Episode 62.

– THE BEAST FROM KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 78, September 1952, done by the same creative team as the previous story listed.

– THE PHANTOM SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS 199, December 1954, written by ? Bill Woolfolk ? and drawn by the same art team.

– THE SUPER APE FROM KRYPTON, ACTION COMICS 218, July 1956, written by ? Edmond Hamilton ? and drawn by the same art team.

– THE ORIGINAL SUPERMAN, ACTION 223, December 1956, written by either Edmond Hamilton or Jerry Coleman, and drawn by the same art team.

– THE MAN WHO WAS MIGHTIER THAN SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS 209, October 1955, drawn by the same art team.

– THE DOOM FROM KRYPTON (KRYPTON ON EARTH), ACTION COMICS 246, November 1958, written by Otto Binder and drawn by the same art team, covered in Episode 176.

– THE LOST SECRETS OF KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 74, January 1952, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by the same art team.

– THE FORBIDDEN BOX FROM KRYPTON, SHOWCASE 10, September/October 1957, written by Otto Binder and drawn by the same art team, covered in Episode 225.

– THE SUPER ZOO FROM KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 53, December 1956, written by Otto Binder and drawn by John Sikela.

– SUPERBOY’S VOYAGE TO NEW KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 74, July 1959, done by the same creative team as the previous story listed.

– SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON, SUPERMAN 141, November 1960, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, featured in Episode 228.

– THE KING OF KRYPTON (AMNESIAC ROBBERS) ACTION COMICS 25, June 1940, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Paul Cassidy.

– THE SCARLET JUNGLE OF KRYPTON, SUPERBOY 87, March 1961, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by George Papp.

The Annual also had a glossary of Kryptonian names, a drawing of Krypton’s flag and Superman covers from around the world. Also listed were three possible themes for the next SUPERMAN ANNUAL: imaginary stories, kryptonite or Superman with other superheroes.

ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date, covered at the end of Episode 280.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104!

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

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 the following:
– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league ,
– The SUPERMAN PODCAST NETWORK at http://supermanpodcastnetwork !

– 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!
Superman Annual #4!

Superman Annual #4!

Download Episode #267!

GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 4, 1962, was published on November 9, 1961, during the same month as SUPERMAN 150 & ACTION COMICS 284, which were covered on Episode 264, during the week of April 3, 2013. This annual contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– A DOGHOUSE FOR SUPERMAN (10 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 84, September/October 1953, released around July 3, 1953, written by William Woolfolk and drawn by Al Plastino.

– SUPERBOY MEETS SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERBOY 47, March 1956, released around January 5, 1956, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Fischetti.

– THE ALIEN WHO CONQUERED SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 165, February 1952, released around December 19, 1951, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE BRIDE OF FUTUREMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 121, May 1958, released around March 18, 1958, written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– THE OUTLAWS FROM KRYPTON (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 194, July 1954, released on may 27, 1954, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE BOY WHO KILLED SUPERMAN  (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, released around February 25, 1958, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II, and was first covered in Episode 239.

– RIP VAN SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 107, August 1956, released around June 14, 1956, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– THE ORIGIN AND POWERS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2 pgs.), pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. For an added bonus, google Fortress Lad.

– THE MENACE OF PLANET Z (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 168, May 1952, released around March 19, 1952, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

In this episode I also highlight the titles that caught my interest for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, this Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Next Episode: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1962: SUPERMAN 151 & ACTION COMICS 285!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 35 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 100!

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!

Episode #248: Giant Superman Annual #3!

Giant Superman Annual #3!

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GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 3, Summer 1961, was published on June 22, 1961, the same month as SUPERMAN 146 and ACTION COMICS 278 (which were covered in Episode 246). It contained 80 pages for a quarter. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE SUPER PRISONER OF AMAZON ISLAND (12 pgs.), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 235, December 1957, which was published around October 31, 1957. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– SUPERMAN’S NEW FACE (12 pgs), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 239, March 1958, published around February 27, 1958. This story was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE UGLY SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), was reprinted from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 8, April 1959, published around February 12, 1959. This story was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVE vol. I.

This Superman Annual also listed the most popular Superman stories from yesteryear, as voted on by the readers.

– THE LADY AND THE LION (12 pgs.), was originally published in ACTION COMICS 243, August 1958, published around June 26, 1958. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, and was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This story was featured in Episode 168.

A map of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude was also featured in Superman Annual 3.

– THE SUPERMAN OF THE FUTURE (12 pgs.), was reprinted from ACTION COMICS 256, September 1959, published around July 30, 1959. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, and was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This story was featured in Episode 196.

– THE OLDEST MAN IN METROPOLIS (13  pgs.), was originally published in ACTION COMICS 251, April 1959, published on February 26, 1959. It was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino, and was featured in Episode 186. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (6 pgs.), was reprinted from SUPERMAN 126, January 1959, published around November 6, 1958. It was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and was featured in Episode 180.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the July or July August 1961 cover date. They were covered in Episode 246, and if you would like to explore these titles on your own, click here.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 4, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 96 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1961: SUPERMAN 147 & ACTION COMICS 279!

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Tuesday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clockwork Comics is the home website for amazing web comics and e-books!

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Episode #234!

Giant Superman Annual #2!

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GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1, published with the DC titles carrying the January 1961 cover date, was published around November 10, 1960. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. (Today, that would be the equivalent of $1.92, which won’t buy an 80 page comic these days.) The Superman titles which carried the January 1961 cover date were covered in Episode 232. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. 6 Superman stories were reprinted in this Annual:

– THE INVULNERABLE ENEMY (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 226, March 1957, released around January 29, 1957. Otto Binder was the writer, Wayne Boring pencilled the art and Stan Kay was the inker.

– THE MENACE OF METALLO (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 252, May 1959,  released around March 31, 1959. (This issue is better known for the first Supergirl story which was the third and final story of the issue.) Robert Bernstein wrote this first Metallo story, which was drawn by Al Plastino. This story was previously covered in Episode 188.

– TITANO THE SUPER APE (8 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 127, February 1959,  released  around December 18, 1958. This story was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, and was originally covered in Episode 182.

– THE THING FROM 40,000 A. D. (10 pgs.), originally published in SUPERMAN 87, February 1954,  released  around December 11, 1953. It was written by bill finger, pencilled by Wayne boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE BOY OF STEEL VS THE THING OF STEEL (24 pgs.), originally published in SUPERBOY 68, October 1958,  released  around August 21, 1958. This first Bizarro story was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp. It was covered in Episode 67.

– THE SUPER DUEL IN SPACE (13 pgs), originally published in ACTION COMICS 242, July 1958, released around May 29, 1958. This first Brainiac story was previously covered in Episode 162. It was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1958: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 26!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1961: SUPERMAN 143 & ACTION COMICS 273!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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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!

Episode #222: Superman Annual #1!

Superman Annual #1!

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SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1, 1960, was published on June 23, 1960, during the same month as SUPERMAN 139 and ACTION COMICS 267, which were covered in Episode #220. This issue contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter. In today’s money that would be the equivalent of $1.92. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This issue was reprinted in 1998 in a replica edition, which contained an introduction by Superman editor and now DC Executive Editor Mike Carlin, on the inside of a gate fold cover.

The nine stories reprinted in this 80 page Annual were:

– SUPERMAN’S FIRST EXPLOIT (8 pgs.), originally published as the first story of SUPERMAN 106, July 1956, published around May 3, 1956. It was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story’s only reprint appearance was in this Annual and the 1998 replica edition.

– THE WITCH OF METROPOLIS (8 pgs.) originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 1, March/April 1958, released around June 14, 1958. It was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. Since we haven’t begun covering Lois Lane’s solo title yet, this story will serve as a preview of what we have to look forward to.

– THE SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON (8 pgs.), originally published as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 252, May 1959, originally released around March 31, 1959. It was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in the single issue replica editions of DC SILVER AGE CLASSICS 1 and MILLENNIUM EDITION 32, as well as the reprint collections, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

– A VISIT FROM SUPERMAN’S PAL (8 pgs.), originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERBOY 55, March 1957, released around January 3, 1957, in an issue we have not yet featured in our coverage of the Superman Family of titles. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was reprinted in SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM UP STORIES EVER TOLD.

– THE GIRL IN SUPERMAN’S PAST (10 pages), originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN 129, May 1959, released around March 19, 1959. It was written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This iconic Superman story has been reprinted in a number of editions: SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I. We covered this story several times, in Episode 60 and Episode 188. In the middle of this story was a two page map of Krypton, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE EXECUTION OF KRYPTO (8 pgs.), originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERBOY 67, September 1958, released around July 3, 1958. It was written by Otto Binder and drawn by George Papp, and was only reprinted in this Annual.

– THE FATTEST GIRL IN METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 5, November/December 1958, released around September 11, 1958. It was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– THE SUPER BRAIN OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.), originally published as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 22 (and is a preview of next week’s episode). It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I and SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

– The ninth and final story reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 was THE SUPER KEY TO FORT SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 241, June 1958, released around April 29, 1958. It was written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I. This story began our coverage of Superman’s silver age stories in Episode 160.

Since we looked at the other DC titles published during the same month as SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 in Episode 220, this feature will not be repeated in this episode.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED AUGUST 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 22!

In Two Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1960: ACTION COMICS 268!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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.

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– 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!

Superman Annual 3, 1991!

Superman Annual 3, 1991!

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This episode begins our tradition, begun last summer, of looking at the imaginary Superman stories over the years. The featured story is SUPERMAN ANNUAL 3, 1991, EXECUTION 2001, which was a tie-in to the 2 issue event series for that year, ARMAGEDDON 2001, written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Dan Jurgens. Previously, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 3, 1991 was the featured story for episode 47, SUPERMAN FOR PRESIDENT! We briefly explore the origin of the superhero Waverider.

The featured story of this episode is SUPERMAN ANNUAL 3, EXECUTION 2001, written by Dan Jurgens, pencilled by Dusty Abel, inked by Terry Austin, John Beatty, Dick Giordano and Dennis Janke, colored by Glenn Whitmore and lettered by John Costanza. The assistant editor was Dan Thorsland, and Mike Carlin was the editor. I could find no reprint information about this issue, but you should be able to find it in the back issue bins of your local comic book shop or an internet vendor.

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