This episode is comprised of the interviews I conducted at the 2013 Superman Celebration between Friday, June 7 – Sunday June 9, 2013. The time stamp for the beginning of each interview is in parentheses. – Jim Hambrick (5:37) is the owner of the Superman Museum and store and the Americana Hollywood Museum. - Bruce Scivally (15:45) is the author [...]
The 75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN PANEL took place at 3:00 p. m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Panel host Brian Morris presented the evolution of Superman’s uniform from its original form in ACTION COMICS 1 through today’s modern costume, in both comic books and other media. His presentation included enlarged scans of comic book artwork, [...]
The Artist Q & A Panel featuring the main artists of Artist Alley occurred at 3:00 p. m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. Featured on the panel were Jim Hall, Art Baltazar, Chris Sprouse, Brett Breeding and Ron Frenz. The panelists answered questions from the audience and touched on topics such as the evolution of [...]
Actress Laurie Mitchell Roberts discussed her acting career and her role on the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN episode, THE MAN WHO MADE DREAMS COME TRUE. This panel occurred at noon on Friday, June 7, 2013. 1950′s child actor Gregory Moffett was also scheduled to participate in this panel, since he had a role in the SUPERMAN [...]
It’s only fitting that the 300th individual episode of the podcast cover the opening ceremonies for the 35th Anniversary 2013 Superman Celebration, which began at 5:00 p. m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. After recognizing some recently departed participants of past Celebrations, as well as some volunteers for the current Superman Celebration, the opening ceremonies [...]
The 35th Annual Superman Celebration will occur Thursday, June – Sunday, June 9, 2013. This episode previews the schedule for the four day event. Also available in .pdf format is the Superman Celebration Program Book. While I don’t mention every event for the Celebration, I do highlight the ones which catch my interest. Previously, I covered Metropolis, Illinois way back [...]
ACTION COMICS 286, March 1962, was published around January 30, 1962. 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 Sheldon Moldoff. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, this issue had a circulation of 485,000 copies. – The fourteen [...]
Superman Fan Podcast Episode #269: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated March 1959: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #35 & World’s Finest Comics #100!
SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 35, March 1959, was published around January 1, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, featuring the third and final story. All three stories were written by Otto [...]
Superman Fan Podcast Episode #268: Free Comic Book Day & Superman Comic Books Cover Dated February 1962: Superman #151 & Action Comics #285!
SUPERMAN 151, February 1962, was published around December 19, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, its circulation was 820,000. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. All three stories were reprinted in [...]
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 [...]
Superman Fan Podcast Episode 266 Superman Family Comic Cover Dated February 1959: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #7!
SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 7, February 1959, was published around December 25, 1958. It contained 32 pages for a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL [...]
EPISODE NOTE: Because this week is special in Superman history, the regularly scheduled episode will be postponed until next week. According to the Grand Comic Book Database and other sources, ACTION COMICS No. 1 was published on April 18, 1938. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics puts the date around May 3, 1938. Since this podcast is currently featuring [...]
Superman Fan Podcast Episode #264: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated January 1962: Superman #150 & Action Comics #284!
SUPERMAN 150, January 1962, was published on November 7, 1961. 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. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III. This issue was previously covered [...]
This is my final episode of my Megacon 2013 coverage. In this episode I touch on the highlights of the convention and the panels I attended, getting to meet Darren Nowell, co-host of the Legion Of Substitute Podcasters, as well as some of the news coming from DC Comics in the days after the Con. Then I [...]
Superman Fan Podcast Episode #263 Part VII: MegaCon 2013: Kickstart Your Kickstarter Panel With Jimmy Palmiotti!
The KICKSTART YOUR KICKSTARTER panel was the final panel I attended at MegaCon on Sunday, March 17, 2013 on St. Patrick’s Day. Jimmy Palmiotti shares his experiences on the three Kickstarter graphic novels he has funded through the crowd sourcing website. He answers questions and shares the do’s and don’ts of putting together a project funded through [...]
I would like to thank Gail Simone and panel moderator Allan Dempsey of the Rack Pack Comics Podcast for allowing me to record the audio of the panel for this episode. Gail answered questions from the audience and discussed how she got into the industry, upcoming projects, and diversifying comic book fandom. She can also be found on twitter. Next [...]
The Dean Cain panel was the second one I attended on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at MegaCon. Dean Cain was welcomed with a standing ovation in the crowded hall. He shared many stories about his time on LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV show. Dean talked about the development of the Superman [...]
The WORKING ON LICENSED COMICS panel was the second panel I attended at MEGACON on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Once again I want to thank the guys of the RACK PACK COMICS PODCAST for allowing me to record this panel, which they hosted, and post the audio for this episode. Rack Pack moderators Christopher Lee, Allan Dempsey [...]
The GIVING BACK TO FANDOM panel was the second one I attended at MegaCon 2013, on Friday, March 15, 2013. It was moderated by Siike Donnelly and Gene Hoyle, co-hosts of the NERD NATION RADIO podcast. Also on the panel were Kate Carleton, Rachel Pandich, Paul Barnes, Grayven and Monica Ravenwolf, and Sarge, who hosts BATTLE DRAWN RADIO with Grayven. They discussed the [...]
I would like to thank the guys at the Rack Pack Comics Podcast for allowing me to record this panel as an episode of this podcast. The CRIME NOIR II PANEL was hosted by Rack Packer Allan Dempsey, and the panel was comprised of Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Frank Tieri and Dave Johnson. They discussed various aspects of working in [...]