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Superman #186, May 1966!

Download Episode 398 Part II!

SUPERMAN 186, May 1966, was published on March 17, 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.

– (8:51) THE TWO GHOSTS OF SUPERMAN (15 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (34:16) CLARK KENT, GANGSTER (10 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (59:18) MY PULL LIST reviewing the comic books I received that carried the January 2021 cover date, released during the month of November 2020, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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 #157, May 1966!

Download Episode 398 Part I!

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).

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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.

Download Episode 396!

NOTE: This episode is the 600th individual episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST. In the introduction I explain how this is the 600th episode when the episode number for this episode is different.

ALSO: TwoMorrows Publishing is still conducting their CLEARANCE SALE of back issues, with discounts up to 80% off at TwoMorrows.com.

It’s time for our annual review of the current Superman titles I read that were published during 2020.

– (9:05) After a comment from Halk-Kar about last episode, I review the book, CARTOON COUNTY: MY FATHER AND HIS FRIENDS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF MAKE-BELIEVE by Cullen Murphy, 260 pages long, published by Farrer, Straus & Gireau in 2017.

– (11:36) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books cover dated October 2020, which were released during the month of August 2020, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (25:56) ACTION COMICS 1018 – 1028.

– (43:46) SUPERMAN 19 – 28.

– (59:15) LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 3 – 11.

Next Episode: FAMOUS FIRST EDITION: NEW FUN COMICS 1, the very first issue that began what would become DC Comics!

Then we will begin to cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 157, PART II: SUPERMAN 186, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 65 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 337!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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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.

Action Comics #336, April 1966!

Download Episode 395 Part IV!

NOTE: Listeners to this podcast know how much I enjoy comic book history (which is why I’m doing this podcast), and I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy the publications of TwoMorrows Publishing, even reviewing a number of their publications on past episodes. Right now, TwoMorrows is having a Clearance Sale, with selected items up to 80% OFF. I ordered two books, each at half price. If you enjoy comic book history as much as I do, check out their sale by clicking on the link. (This is an unsolicited advertisement. TwoMorrows never asked me to endorse their sale nor paid to have me advertise their sale.)

ACTION COMICS 336, April 1966, was published on February 24, 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. Supergirl made her 21st appearance on a cover of ACTION COMICS, and her 23rd overall. This cover features the second and final story in this issue.

– (8:40) Review of CARMINE INFANTINO: PENCILLER – PUBLISHER – PROVOCATEUR by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen Weathington, published by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2010. This book is 221 pages long.

– (10:46) MY PULL LIST review of the comic books I received that carried the September 2020 cover date, which were released during the month of July, from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (23:36) THE MAN FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE (13 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database has a story note crediting E. Nelson Bridwell with finishing an unfinished Edmond Hamilton script. I mistakenly stated that this was Hamilton’s next to last script for DC Comics.

– (50:27) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (59:22) THE FORBIDDEN FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (11 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Supergirl’s 147th appearance.

– (1:10:13) DIRECT CURRENTS checklist of upcoming DC Comics titles to be released during the month of March 1966.

– (1:22:22) ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 32 titles carried the April or April/May 1966 cover date, according to MYEike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN 2020: YEAR IN REVIEW!

Then we will begin to cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 157, PART II: SUPERMAN 186, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 65 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 337!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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 #92, April 1966!

Download Episode 395 Part III!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92, April 1966, was published on February 22, 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 Sheldon Moldoff, and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (5:08) After sharing a comment from last episode by Halk-Kar, I review the book, DC COMICS BEFORE SUPERMAN: MAJOR MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON’S PULP COMICS, written by his Granddaughter, Nicky Wheeler-Nocholson, published by Hermes Press in 2018. It is 256 pages long.

– (7:07) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books that carried the August 2020 cover date and were released during the month of June, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (16:42) THE MAN FROM S.C.A.R. (18 pgs., divided into two 9 pg. parts), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Pete Costanza.

– (27:01) DIRECT CURRENTS, the second checklist of other upcoming DC Comics titles we’ve covered in this podcast.

– (32:37) Part II: THE FIRE MAN FROM PYRON

– (52:19) JIMMY OLSEN’S JOURNEY TO NOWHERE (7 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. The Grand Comic Book Database has a note about this story. It was originally an eight page story cut down to seven. Also, it was an adaption of a Tommy Tomorrow story with a similar plot published in ACTION COMICS 246, November 1958, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. We originally covered this issue back in Episode 176, for the week of April 28, 2011.

– (1:04:00) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336 with the next ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment, where we look at the othe titles DC Comics published with the April 1966 cover date.

The following episode: SUPERMAN: 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 157, PART II: SUPERMAN 186, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 65 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 337!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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 #64, April, 1966!

Download Episode 395 Part II!

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, April 1966, was released on February 10, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist for both stories in this issue.

– (4:43) Review of MARVELOCITY: THE MARVEL COMICS ART OF ALEX ROSS (312 pgs.), designed by Chip Kidd, photography by Geoff Spear, and an introduction by J. J. Abrams.

– (6:33) MY PULL LIST segment reviewing the June 2020 cover dated comic books that were released during the month of April 2020, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (16:32) THE LAWLESS LOIS LANE (16 pgs., Part I is 8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and lettered by Ira Schnapp. This was Siegel’s 98th silver age Superman Family story we’ve covered in this podcast, and his 156th overall for the era. The story also carried the subtitle, AN IMAGINARY STORY, and is the 24th such story we’ve covered on the podcast.

– (25:37) DIRECT CURRENTS checklist, featuring some of the DC Comics titles that were published during the month of February 1966.

– (30:33) Part II: THE COURTSHIP OF LOIS AND LEXO (8 pgs.).

– (48:46) THE PRISONER OF S.K.U.L. (8 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the author.

– (1:04:00) LETTERS TO LOIS AND LANA column.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1966: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 157, PART II: SUPERMAN 185, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 65 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 337!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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 185, April 1966!

Download Episode 395 part I!

SUPERMAN 185, April 1966, was published on February 3, 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.

– (3:57) After sharing another comment about the previous episode written by Halk-Kar, I review FROM GIRLS TO GRRRLZ (144 pgs.), was written by Trina Robbins and published by Chronicle Books in April of 1999.

– (6:20) Then I review another Trina Robbins written book, LAST GIRL STANDING (200 pgs.), published by Fantagraphic Books in September 2017.

– (8:56) MY PULL LIST review of the comic books that carried the May 2020 cover date, which were released during the month of March 2020, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (25:45) SUPERMAN’S ACHILLES HEEL (10 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the witer as unknown. Pete Costanza was the artist.

– (47:21) TARGET SUPERMAN (16 pgs., Part I was 9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the witer as unknown. Jim Mooney was the artist.

– (1:01:42) Part II: THE IRRESISITIBLE CLARK KENT (7 pgs.).

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336!

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 ArchivetuneinStitcherAmazon and Instagram.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

– The LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS and

– The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK.

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. “Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

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.

Action Comics 335, March 1966!

 
ACTION COMICS 335, March 1966, was published on January 27, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.
 
– (2:51) Review of THE SPECTACULAR SISTERHOOD OF SUPERWOMEN: AWESOME FEMALE CHARACTERS FROM COMIC BOOK HISTORY, 240 pages long, written by Hope Nicholson and published by Quirk Books.
 
– (4:42) MY PULL LIST review of the comic books that had the April 2020 cover date, which were released during the month of February 2020, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.
 
– (20:56) LUTHOR’S FIRST VICTORY OVER SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.
 
– (41:57) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.
 
– (50:43) Supergirl starred in, THE PRIZE OF PERIL (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL: SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. II.
 
– (1:04:45) DC CURRENTS checklist of upcoming DC Comics with the April 1966 cover date.
 
– (1:16:07) ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, 30 titles carried the March or March/April 1966 cover dates.
 
Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 185, PART II:SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336!
 
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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.
SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

 
 
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“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
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.
 
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
 
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 156, March 1966!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156, March 1966, was published on January 25, 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 Sheldon Moldoff and lettered by Ira Schnapp.
 
– (3:53) After reading a comment about last episode by Halk-Kar, I review the book AL PLASTINO: LAST SUPERMAN STANDING: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, written by Eddy Zeno and published by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2016. It contains 112 pages.
 
– (8:05) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books that carried the March 2020 cover date which were released in January 2020, that I received from Discount Comic Book Service.
 
– (21:05) THE FEDERATION OF BIZARRO IDIOTS (18 pgs., Part I was 8 pgs. long), written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits E. Nelson Bridwell as the writer of page 1, and Edmond Hamilton writing pages 2 – 8. This story was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Joe Letterese.
 
– (31:02) I WAS AN IDIOT FOR THE F.B.I. (10 pgs long), written by Edmond Hamilton, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Edmond Hamilton with writing pages 9 – 10 and 15 – 18, with E. Nelson Bridwell writing pages 11 – 14.
 
– (48:07) DIRECT CURRENTS, the very first checklist of some of the upcoming DC Comics titles, that will become a staple of DC titles.
 
– (51:18) THE PUZZLE OF THE PERILOUS PLANETOID (6 pgs.), starring Tommy Tomorrow, was the second story picked by the EDITORS’ ROUND TABLE to be reprinted in this series. This story was originally released in ACTION COMICS 243, August 1958, which we originally covered in Episode 168, for the week of March 2, 2011.
 
– (53:03) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.
 
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
 
Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1966 PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335 (and ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS, featuring the other DC titles which carried the March or March/April 1966 cover date)!
 
Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 185, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART III: ACTION COMICS 336!
 
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 ArchivetuneinStitcher and Instagram.
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Action Comics 334, March 1966!

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ACTION COMICS 334, March 1966, was published on January 18, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the penciller of the center image, while Curt Swan pencilled the surrounding images, with the inker possibly either George Klein or Sheldon Moldoff or both, with a question mark by the names of both inkers.

– (5:25) THE SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally published as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 252, May 1959, released in March 31, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, as did the issues the other stories reprinted in this comic book were. We originally covered this story back in Episode 188, for the week of July 20, 2011. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 1960, SECRET ORIGINS 2 May/June 1973, DC SPECIAL SERIES 19 Fall 1979, GREAT SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COLLECTION 1982, SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 80’S, DC SILVER AGE CLASSICS ACTION COMICS 252 1992, GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 1998, MILLENNIUM EDITION ACTION COMICS 252 (32) 2000, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I and ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN.

– (14:11) WHEN SUPERGIRL MET JIMMY OLSEN, a short article at the bottom third of the final page of the above story, possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell, summarizing the story, titled JIMMY OLSEN, SUPERGIRL’S PAL, that first appeared in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40, October 1959, released on August 13, 1959. This story was covered in Episode 285 Part II, for the week of October 23, 2013.

– (18:33) THE CAVE-GIRL OF STEEL (7 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story originally appeared as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959, published on October 29, 1959. We originally covered this story back in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was also reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (24:52) SUPERGIRL’S FIRST ROMANCE (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was originally published as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 269, October 1960, released on August 30, 1960. We originally covered this story in Episode 226, for the week of May 16, 2012. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE.

– (32:51) SUPERGIRL’S SUPER-PET (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story originally appeared as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 261, February 1960, published on December 31, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 206, for the week of November 23, 2011. This story was also reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (36:55) SUPERGIRL’S TWO SETS OF PARENTS, a full page article possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell summarizing the story about Supergirl’s Kryptonian parents of Zor-El and Allura, and her adoptive parents of Fred and Edna Danvers. Jim Mooney drew the art of both sets of parents.

– (44:49) SUPERGIRL’S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (11 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was originally published as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 271, December 1960, released on October 27, 1960 (exactly a month after my birth). We first covered this story in Episode 230, for the week of June 13, 2012.

– (56:35) THE THREE SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally released as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 267, August 1960, published on June 30, 1960. We originSally covered this story in Episode 220, for the week of March 28, 2012. This story was also reprintedprinted in B in ADVENTURE COMICS 492, October 1982, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (1:04:57) SUPERBOY MEETS SUPERGIRL (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by John Forte and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERBOY 80, April 1960, released on February 16, 1960. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 7 1980, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM UP STORIES EVER TOLD.

– (1:14:52) THE SUPER-STEED OF STEEL (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story originally appeared as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 292, September 1962, published on July 26, 1962. We originally covered this story in Episode 286, for the week of October 30, 2013. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (1:23:13) THE ORIGIN OF SUPER-HORSE, a short article on the bottom third of the final page of the above story, possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell, with the drawing of Comet done by Curt Swan, about the origin of Comet, the Super-Horse, who was introduced in the above story.

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

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335 (with the feature ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS).

Then we will cover the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 185, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336!

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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.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
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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