The Superman Fan Podcast
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Superman Fan Podcast is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.
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Episode #372 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated August 1964: 80 Page Giant #1!
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80 Page Giant 1, August 1964! Download Episode 372 Part I! 80 PAGE GIANT 1, August 1964, was published on June 4, 1964. It carried the cover price of a quarter. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. During 1964 - 1965 DC Comics decided to consolidate their Annuals into one series. During this time, Superman had three issues in this series, not including one with Batman from their team-ups in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS. Superboy had one issue, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane both had two, Flash had one, and another was titled SECRET ORIGINS, featuring the origin stories of some of DC Comics' other heroes. This first self-titled 80 Page Giant was originally advertised as SUPERMAN ANNUAL 9, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database adds that the yellow burst above the Superman logo was relettered from "Giant" to "80 Pg. Giant". At the bottom of the yellow burst you can see the shape of the bottom of the word "Giant". - (7:05) THE REVENGE OF LUTHOR (13 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959. This story was originally covered in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino. At the time of original publication, this was his third silver age Superman story, and his fifth overall for the era. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II. - (25:28) THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS (10 pgs.), originally published in ACTION COMICS 270, November 1960. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. We first covered this story in Episode 228, for the week of May 30, 2012. - (38:54) CLAIRE KENT, ALIAS SUPER-SISTER (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Joe Sikela. He was a member of artist and Superman co-creator Joe Shuster's Cleveland studio in the early 1940's, and worked for DC Comics from 1941 - 1960. This story was originally published in SUPERBOY 78, January 1960, published on November 19, 1959. - (56:03) THE SUPERMAN BOOK THAT COULDN'T BE FINISHED (8 pgs.), was originally published in SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 29, June 1958. This story was originally covered back in Episode 243, for the week of October 17 2012. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was als