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World’s Finest Comics 143, August 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 143, August 1964, was published around June 11, 1964. 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.

– THE FEUD BETWEEN BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (18 pgs, divided into two 9 pg. parts), written by Edmond Hamilton and pencilled by Curt Swan. The inker was George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists George Klein and Sheldon Moldoff as the inkers.

– Green Arrow and Speedy starred in the seven page story, THE CASE OF THE VANISHING ARROWS, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SUPER TEAM FAMILY 2, December 1975/January 1976, published on September 25, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the LETTERS FROM READERS column, and a short text feature, THE ORIGIN OF THE SUPERMAN – BATMAN TEAM.

We will finish our look at the Superman titles cover dated August 1964 with: PART III: SUPERMAN 171, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 315 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 51!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART I: 80 PAGE GIANT 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

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.

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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“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!

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World’s Finest Comics 142, June 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142, June 1964, was published on April 30, 1964. 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.

– (12:32) THE COMPOSITE SUPERMAN (18 pgs.), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit George Klein as the inker on the nine page Part I, and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker for Part II. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 223, May/June 1974, published on February 19, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢, and had  a circulation of 246, 871. This story was also reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23, February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– (46:01) FLAME DRAGON FROM KRYPTON, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published in SUPERMAN 142, January 1961, published on November 3, 1960. At the time of original publication, it was Siegel’s 20th silver age Superman story, and his 51st overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. We originally covered this story during Episode 232 for the week of July 4, 2012.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the June or June/July 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episode, now that we’ve caught up the Superman Family titles to the Man Of Steel’s titles of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS: SUPERMAN TITLES COVER DATED JULY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 170, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 50, PART III: ACTION COMICS 314 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 78!

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 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 141, May 1964!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141, May 1964, published on March 12, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This issue marks Mort Weisinger’s first issue as series editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– The 17 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE OLSEN-ROBIN TEAM VERSUS THE SUPERMAN-BATMAN TEAM. Part I was eight pages long. The writer was Edmund Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 225, September/October 1974, published on June 18, 1974. (I mistakenly said 1975 during the recording.) It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. It was also reprinted in EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS 1, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN THE BOY WONDER, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II and DC UNIVERSE: SECRET ORIGINS.

– Part II: THE VENGEANCE OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN (9 pgs.).

– THE IRRESISTIBLE LOIS LANE, writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Robert Bernstein. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It was originally published in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 29, November 1961, published on September 21, 1961 (six days before my first birthday). This story would also be reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 171, June/July 1975, published on March 11, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 50¢.

Also highlighted in the episode are the ads and other features, including the COMING SUPER ATTRACTIONS column. Among other things it solicited ideas for the name of an upcoming letters column for this series. If you’re like me and know the name of that letter column, comment on this episode or send an e-mail, and you’ll be immortalized on the internet when I read your names on the episode when we cover the first WORLD’S FINEST COMICS letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 77 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 142!

If you’re interested in a podcast interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, son of Mort Weisinger, listen to Episode 111 of the Superman Forever Podcast, hosted by Bob Fisher.

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 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 140, March 1964!

Download Episode 367 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140, March 1964, was published on January 30, 1964. It contained

 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Jack Schiff, 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, while both sources credit Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Comic Book Database.com lists Jim Mooney and Sheldon Moldoff without designating who was the penciller or inker.

– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE CLAYFACE SUPERMAN, written by Dave Wood. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Jim Mooney as the penciller and Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the artist. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the ten page story, THE LAND OF NO RETURN, written by Bill Finger 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.


This issue marked the last issue edited by Jack Schiff before Mort Weisinger brought the title into his stable. A few months later he would be removed as editor of the Batman titles because of low sales. Julius Schwartz would become the new editor with DETECTIVE COMICS 327 and BATMAN 164, beginning the Caped Crusader’s silver age with a yellow circle around the bat logo on his chest. Schiff would become the editor of HOUSE OF SECRETS, STRANGE ADVENTURES, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED and MYSTERY IN SPACE until his retirement from DC Comics in 1967, after a 25 year career with the company. One of his hallmarks with DC were his Public Service Announcements, which ran in DC’s title, tapping into comic books’ potential as an educational medium. For more information about Jack Schiff click here.


During the recording I forgot to mention that 28 titles carried the March or March/April 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, covering the June 2017 comic books published in April, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 48 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76!

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.

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 139, February 1964!

Download Episode 366 Part I!


WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 139, February 1964, was published on December 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, 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 and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE GHOST OF BATMAN, written by Dave Wood, pencilled by Jim Mooney 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, THE DOOM HUNTERS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in TEEN TITANS 35, September/October 1971, published on July 15, 1971. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.


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


At the beginning of the episode, during the MY PULL LIST, i review the June 2017 cover dated issues that were published in April 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1964 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 47!


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue was Jack Schiff’s final issue as editor before Mort Weisinger took over.)

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 138, December 1963!

Download Episode 364 Part II!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138, December 1963, was published on October 22, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database lists Murray Boltinoff and George Kashdan along with Jack Schiff as editors. The cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon. The inker was Sheldon  Moldoff, and the inker was Ira Schnapp.


– The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SECRET OF THE CAPTIVE CAVEMEN, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 206, October/November 1971, published on August 5, 1971. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 35¢. It was also reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.


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


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


Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the December or December 1963/January 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.


The episode begins with the MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the May 2017 cover dated issues, which were released in March 2017, and I received from the 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 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 137, November 1963!

Download Episode 363 Part I!

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 137, November 1963, was published around September 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according  to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and the letterer was Ira Schnapp.

– The two part, sixteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, SUPERMAN’S SECRET MASTER, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was also reprinted in, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 224, July/August 1974, published on April 16, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢. The story also appeared in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. II.

– Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the nine page story, THE DAY AQUAMAN LOST HIS POWERS. The writer is unknown, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jack Miller (?) as possibly the writer. This story was drawn by Ramona Fradon. It was reprinted in DC SPECIAL SERIES 23 (digest), February 1981, published on November 25, 1980. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of 75¢. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 45!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 73 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 138!

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!

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

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