Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #351 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1962: World's Finest Comics #130!

World's Finest Comics 130, December 1962!



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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 130, December 1962, was published on October 25, 1962. 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 and the Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and Ira Schnapp the letterer.

- Superman and Batman starred in the thirteen page story titled, RIDDLE OF THE FOUR PLANETS, written by Jerry Coleman 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 a quarter. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Aquaman and Aqualad were featured in the seven page story, KING OF THE LAND BEASTS, writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly (?) Bob Haney (?). The artist was Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

- Green Arrow and Speedy were highlighted in the six page story titled, THE HUMAN SHARKS, writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists the writer as possibly (?) Bob Haney (?). The Comic Book Database lists the writer as Ed Herron. The artist was Lee Elias.

Also highlighted in this episode were this issue's ads and other features.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 31 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 293 for the week of Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 38 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 66!

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!

The Man of Screen Podcast Episode 31 - The Adventures of Superman: Shot in the Dark/The Defeat of Superman

In episode 30 of the Man of Screen podcast, Mike Zummo will welcome back Bob Fisher for the first time during his coverage of the second season of The Adventures of Superman.

First they will meet a young boy who thinks he took a picture revealing his secret identity? Did it? Clark sure thinks it does, but is that enough to turn Superman into an arsonist? And does this episode actually give us multiple shirt rips?


But just don’t use the Burt Burnside insurance company you may not like his policy.


So, come join Mike and Bob as they take “A Shot in the Dark.”

Then it’s time for some Kryptonite-fueled goodness. Well, good for everyone except Superman. As he learns … or relearns - we’re not really sure … of the effects the metal might have on him.


Can it hurt him? Can it hurt humans? Find out how exactly master criminal Happy King engineers “The Defeat of Superman”.


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Or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.


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: You will believe a Superman can glow in the dark in “Superman in Exile” and then we’ll take a trip across the pond to investigate “A Ghost for Scotland Yard”.





Sunday, September 25, 2016

Episode #351 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1962: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #65!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 65, December 1965!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65, December 1962, was published around October 4, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

- THE ALIEN JIMMY OLSEN FAN CLUB (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story is the 69th silver age Superman Family Jerry Siegel story we've covered on the podcast, and his 114th overall for the era.

- THE HUMAN PORCUPINE (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story is Jerry's 70th silver age Superman Family story we've covered on the podcast, and his 115th overall for the era so far. SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 122, August/September 1969, published on June 19, 1969 (64 pgs. 25¢), also reprinted this story, along with SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN (released in 2007).

- THE MYSTERIOUS LORD OF DEVIL'S ISLAND (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by John Forte.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962 PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 130!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1963: PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 38 & PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 66!

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!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Man of Screen Podcast Episode 30 - The Adventures of Superman: The Man Who Could Read Minds/Jet Ace

In episode 30 of the Man of Screen podcast, Mike Zummo will take you on a journey of mysticism and eventually government espionage.

Metropolis is under siege by the mysterious phantom burglar and the Metropolis police can’t seem to get a beat on him. So why do Lois and Jimmy feel they can take the phantom? And what is it about this mysterious top that leads Lois and Clark to a swanky Metropolis nightclub.

What is the story of the mysterious swami. Is he part of the crime wave or is he truly “The Man Who Could Read Minds”?

Then it’s time for some government work as test pilot Chris White – who also happens to be Perry White’s nephew – nearly has a mid-air accident sending some shady characters after his report. Will they find it? What will happen to Chris?

And which member of the Daily Planet crew does Chris find to be “swell”?

So come with me and meet, the “Jet Ace”.

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Or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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: We will be introduced to a double exposure that endangers Superman’s secret identity in “Shot in the Dark” and then Kryptonite will make its first TV appearance in “The Defeat of Superman”.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #350 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1962: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #37!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 37, November 1962!



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SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37, November 1962, was published on September 27, 1962 (which was my second birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger (who I mistakenly said was also the artist for all three stories in this issue, He drew the final two stories). It featured the issue's third and final story. Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

- THE FORBIDDEN BOX (7 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Leo Dorfman (?) as possibly the writer. The penciller was Curt Swan and the inker was George Klein. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 72, February 1967, published on December 20 (I mistakenly said December 10), 1967. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.

- THE IMMORTAL LOIS LANE (10 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credited Robert Bernstein as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist.

- LOIS LANE'uS WEDDING DAY (9 pgs.), writer unknown, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credit Leo Dorfman as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 86, September/October 1968, published on July 11, 1968. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of a quarter.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the November or November/December 1962 cover date, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 130!

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, September 16, 2016

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #350 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated November 1962: World's Finest Comics #129!

World's Finest Comics 129, November 1962!



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NOTE: While this episode is officially the 350th, it is the 463rd individual episode.

WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 129, November 1962, was published on September 6, 1962. 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 and Comic Book Database, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker.

- The 13 page Superman/Batman story was titled, JOKER-LUTHOR INCORPORATED, written by Ed Herron, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Dave Wood as the writer. Jim Mooney was the penciller, and the inker was Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in DC SPECIAL 8, July/September 1970, published on May 21, 1970. it contained 64 pages for the cover price of a quarter. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II

- Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the seven page story titled, THE MENACE OF THE ALIEN FISH, writer unknown according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics and the Grand Comic Book Database, while the Comic Book Database credits Jack Miller as the writer, and the artist was Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. I.

- Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the six page story, THE IRON ARCHER, written by Ed Herron, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bob Haney as the writer. The artist was Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1962 PART II: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 37!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED DECEMBER 1962: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 65 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 130!

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!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Man of Screen Podcast Episode 29 - The Adventures of Superman: Five Minutes to Doom/The Big Squeeze

In episode 29 of the Man of Screen podcast, Mike Zummo begins season 2 of “The Adventures of Superman” and will re-introduce listeners to Noel Neill in the role of Lois Lane.

For those of you who remember, she portrayed Lois Lane during the serials with Kirk Alyn. Find out how Ms. Neill changed the show’s dynamic and turned the group into a true ensemble.

Then, the coverage begins. See Neill’s radiant smile as she plays devil’s advocate to Clark Kent as he tries to prove a man on death row is innocent and prevent an execution in “Five Minutes to Doom.”

Then Clark may have picked the wrong person as the Daily Planet’s Citizen of the Year. What is Dan Grayson hiding and what happens when a figure from the past stumbles onto his secret?

And how exactly does Perry White expect Jimmy Olsen to handle the “et cetera”?

Find out in “The Big Squeeze”.

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

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

Next time: You will be mystified by a swami in “The Man Who Could Read Minds” and then we will search for a test pilot’s report in “Jet Ace.”