Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Man of Screen Podcast Episode 18 - The Adventures of Superman: The Case of the Talkative Dummy/The Mystery of the Broken Statues

In episode 18 of the Man of Screen podcast, you are going to have a case of a couple of talkative podcasters as Bob Fisher returns to the show to help Mike Zummo look at the next two episodes of The Adventures of Superman.

The pair will discuss the use of ventriloquism and its use in the 1950s and they will show you how both the ventriloquist and his dummy can both speak at the same time. Check out Robert Shayne’s first appearance as Inspector Henderson, and he already has a hunch of where Clark runs off to all the time.

There also will be some familiar faces, but will one returning actor from the serial days show up and become a villain this time around? You’ll have to listen to find out.

And then as if they didn’t babble about the talkative dummy enough, they will tell you all about why a very well-dressed gentleman and his hired thug and buying figurines and throwing them on the floor. Also find out whether that’s legal and what exactly have they done to break the law?

So, join Mike and Bob for “The Case of the Talkative Dummy” and “The Mystery of the Broken Statues.”

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Feedback is always welcome. Email manofscreen@gmail.com.
    Next time: Bob Fisher will return to the podcast as he helps Mike look at the next two episodes, “The Monkey Mystery” and “Night of Terror.”

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Superman Fan Podcast Episode #343 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated May 1962: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #33!

    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 33, May 1962!



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    With our coverage of MegaCon 2016 over, we step back to finish our look at the Superman Family comic books cover dated May 1962, this time featuring SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It featured the issue's first story.

    - THE PHANTOM LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database lists Jerry Siegel? as the possible writer. Since there is some disagreement with the writer credit, we won't credit it towards Siegel's silver age production. The story was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, and was reprinted in SUPERMAN: TALES FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE.

    - THE CANDID CAMERA KID (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Jerry Coleman (?) as the possible writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger.

    - LOIS LANE, SLAVE GIRL (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database and Comic Book Database.com credit Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 95, September/October 1969, published on July 8, 1969. It was a 64 Pg. Giant for the cover price of 25¢.

    Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features, including the LETTERS TO LOIS COLUMN.

    This episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the June 2016 comic books, published in April, from the Discount Comic Book Service.

    Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1962 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 276, for the week of Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

    Next: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

    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 LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,
    - The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
    - 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!

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Superman Fan Podcast Episode #344 Part IX: MegaCon 2016 Wrap Up!

    Good Bye, MegaCon 2016!



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    This is the 450th individual episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST! It concludes my coverage of MEGACON 2016. I cover the highlights of the weekend of Thursday, May 26 - Sunday, May 29, 2016, including reviews of some comic books I bought:

    - (9:29) ANGEL FALLING, written by Jeffrey Kaufman, pencilled by Kevin West, inked by Mark McKenna, Bob Wiacek, Jack Purcell and Kevin Yates, colored by Tom Chu and Pete Pantazis and lettered by John Hunt, produced by Big City Comics.

    - (14:29) EVIE DUNN'S FETCH: AN ODYSSEY Part 1: OLYMPUS OR BUST, written by Evie Dunn, scripted by Martin Dunn, Aly Dunn and Brie Tart, pencilled by Dee Fish, inked by Martin Dunn, colored by Gab Contreas and Dustin Orazi, published by CAE Studios.

    During the recording I mention that MegaCon's facebook page gives the 2017 convention was scheduled for May 25 - May 28, 2016, but it wasn't from MegaCon's official facebook page. MegaCon's website hasn't posted official dates yet, so check the website in the future for more details.

    Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

    Followed by: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

    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 LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,
    - The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
    - 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!

    The Man of Screen Extra Podcast Episode 3 - Geoff Johns: Dawn of DC Films

    On this third episode of Man of Screen Extra, join Mike Zummo as he starts his first miniseries over the next three months of this podcast. The July episode will be a discussion the “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” Ultimate Cut and the August episode will be a discussion of the “Suicide Squad” movie.

    But THIS TIME, Mike is joined by Rebecca Johnson of Supergirl Radio and they will discuss the creation of DC Films and the naming of Geoff Johns and Jon Berg as the co-heads of the divison. Sorry, Jon, Geoff gets more of the attention. Or that might be a good thing for you as fans seem to be looking to Johns to “fix” what they believe what is wrong with the DCEU.

    Now if all that wasn’t enough, Mike and Rebecca close the show with a brief preview of the BvS Ultimate Cut and share some of what they are looking forward to seeing in the extended edition.

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    The Man of Screen Extra podcast is a member of The Superman Podcast Network.

    Feedback is always welcome. Email manofscreen@gmail.com.

    Next time: Mike – and hopefully some guests – will discuss the “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” Ultimate Cut.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    The Man of Screen Podcast Episode 17 - The Adventures of Superman: Superman on Earth/The Haunted Lighthouse

    In episode 17 of The Man of Screen podcast, Mike moves into the regular episodes of The Adventures of Superman television show with the first two episodes of Season 1.  See how Superman comes to Earth, how quickly a story can speed through Superman’s origin and how the destruction of your home planet ACTUALLY IS a laughing matter. Then

    Find out how a mechanic ends up hanging from a rope on a dirigible and isn’t it ridiculous for a man to fly through the air?
    Then we’re going to go on vacation to Moose Island off the coast of Maine. As Jimmy pays a visit to some long-lost relatives, so lost that Jimmy doesn’t even know what poor Aunt Louisa looks like.

    Watch Jack Larson shine in the first Jimmy-centric episode and find out exactly what the one thing Jimmy’s aging aunt always wanted to do.

    So join Mike for “Superman on Earth” and “The Haunted Lighthouse.”

    Check out the Homepage for the show.

    Or subscribe to the show on iTunes.

    Or you can find the show on Facebook and on Twitter

    The Man of Screen Podcast is a member of The Superman Podcast Network.

    Feedback is always welcome. Email manofscreen@gmail.com.
      Next time: Bob Fisher will return to the podcast as he helps Mike look at the next two episodes of Season 1, “The Case of the Talkative Dummy” and “The Mystery of the Broken Statues.”

      Saturday, June 18, 2016

      Superman Fan Podcast Episode #344 Part VIII: MegaCon 2016: Indie Revolution: Self Publishing Your Dreams Panel!

      (L to R:) Thomas Mumme, Mike Horan, Ruben Romero and Martin Dunn!



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      This was my final panel for MegaCon 2016. It began at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Martin Dunn of CAE Studios was the moderator. The other panelists were:

      - Thomas Mumme of Blue Juice Comics

      - Mike Horan, writer of Aether & Empire, published by Blue Juice Comics

      - Ruben Romero of Think Alike Productions
      http://thinkalikeproductions.com/
      Next Episode: MEGACON 2016 PART IX: WRAP UP!

      Followed by: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

      And: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

      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 LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,
      - The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
      - 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!

      Superman Fan Podcast Episode #344 Part VII: MegaCon 2016: Sunday Recap!

      (L to R, Top to Bottom:) Batsurfer, .Burt Ward, Adam West, Gail Simone and Arthur Adams!



      Download Episode 344 Part VIII!

      This episode covers the final day of MegaCon on Sunday, May 29, 2016, when I attended the Celebrity Q & A with Adam West and Burt Ward, and Creator Spotlights with Gail Simone and Arthur Adams.

      Next Episode: MEGACON 2016 PART VIII: INDIE REVOLUTION: SELF PUBLISHING YOUR DREAMS PANEL!

      Followed by: MEGACON 2016 PART IX: WRAP UP!

      Then we return to our regularly scheduled journey through the Time Barrier to finish looking at: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 33!

      And: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 61 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 126!

      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 LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS,
      - The COMICS PODCAST NETWORK,
      - 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!