Sat, 29 January 2011
Hello, and welcome again to Golden Age Superman. This week, we're taking a look at Action Comics 5, which is probably my favorite issue we've done so far. The Superman story is a little shorter, but it's a rather good action-packed adventure with Superman saving a town from a ruptured dam. Also, the Superman/Clark/Lois triangle officially starts with this issue. So come check it out!
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Well, shows how good 40-plus years of memory are. I did a little searching and found a write-up complete with mp3 files of two of the adventures. What I didn't remember is that it was indeed billed (erroneously) as "Superman's first adventure from Action Comics #1." I think it was probably rather the first adventure that would work well as such an adaptation. Listen to those mp3s! http://supermanfan.nu/collectibles/leothelion_record.htm Great stuff! - Cheers, Kent
This is a _great_ podcast. I discovered it (I think through your posting on a Facebook group I'm also in) a couple of weeks ago and have been having a ball listening to it from the beginning. The story "Superman and the Dam" really brings back memories for me. When I was just a kid, ca. 1966 I think, it was one of several Superman stories that were dramatized on an LP album - the cover is shown here: http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/merchandise/superman_record-tb.html. Being about 5 at the time, I had no idea it was from one of the very first Superman stories in Action Comics. I only knew it was an authentic Golden Age adventure when I found it in Jules Feiffer's book _The Great Comic Book Heroes_ a few years later. Thanks for the memories. - Kent