Golden Age Superman (general)
Christmas 1940 SPECIAL!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! I am back for this Christmas season to look at a Superman promo comic that was released around this time in 1940. Joining me all the way from England is Andrew Leyland of Hey Kids Comics and Fantasticast podcasting fame! So join us for some talk about Superman, Christmas music, and Santa Claus being unable to do his job without help (as seems to happen every year in some story or another).

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033B December 1940

I'm following my new format this episode, separating off discussion of real world and contemporary comics, as well as all Other Media adventures of Superman into their own episode here.

In the daily strips, a new adventure begins as Superman sets out to help change the life of the meekest man in the world.

The Sunday strips finish up Superman's confrontation with the robot bandits of Metropolis, and then Metropolis is attacked by a hurricane.  So of course Lois decides that's a great time to go out and get a story.

On the radio, Clark Kent wraps up the mystery of the 5 million dollar gold heist before setting off on a Native American adventure with Jimmy Olsen to solve the mystery of a series of deaths that are always accompanied by the howl of a coyote.

Not only that, but since 1940 is over, I take a few moments at the end to look back at the year and pick out some favorite and not so favorite works to come out of the franchise in the previous twelve months.

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033A Action Comics 33

After another of my now regular hiatuses, I am back to discuss Action Comics 33 with my good friend Charlie Niemeyer. We'll be looking at Jack Burnley's penultimate story of his fabled run on the book, featuring a will, a lumber mill, a muscled and mustachioed Frenchman, and Lois dying in a whirlpool! (spoilers)

In the back-up features, Tex Thomson undergoes a significant and patriotic transformation. We'll also discuss the latest affairs of Pep Morgan, the Black Pirate, the Three Aces, Clip Carson, and Zatara.

Thanks for listening!

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01 Justice Society Origins -- How It All Began

The first episode of a brand-new podcast has arrived!

In Justice Society Origins, JON WILSON (of Golden Age Superman, this show's parent podcast) and MICHAEL BAILEY (of several other podcasts, not the least of which are From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast and Tales of the Justice Society of America) begin at the beginning with All-Star Comics 3, where the feature characters from several other comics come together to discuss their recent adventures over dinner.  It may not be the most exciting of beginnings for the world's first successful super-team, but it is where we find ourselves today.

Also in each episode will be an origin spotlight.  This time around, we look at the beginnings and legacy of the original Red Tornado, Ma Hunkel.

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032B November 1940

And I have returned to continue with my coverage of the Superman adventures that were published in November 1940.  First, Charlie Niemeyer helps me take a look at Action Comics 32.  And in other media, I finish my look at the daily newspaper story where Lois has become a pawn of a mysterious master villain.  Then Superman punches up a robot invasion in the Sunday strips.  And the radio show concludes the Yellow Mask's return, deals with an invisible man, and sees a five million dollar train robbery.

Next up: The Justice Society of America!

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032A November 1940

After an extended gap, the show is back for the first of three episodes to cover the adventures of Superman that were published in November of 1940.  Actually, the first two of those episodes will be Superman, the third will be a recently announced Justice Society of America special.  (Hooray!)

The issue at hand today is Superman 8, but rather than tease the contents, I'm going to leave it to you to listen because there's a bit of a reveal in the course of the episode that I don't want to spoil.  Just trust me on this one.  And then come back in a couple weeks or so for more.

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031 October 1940

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Did you miss me?  Well, summer is here, school's out, and that means time for more podcasts!  In this episode, I am joined by Charlie Niemeyer once again to look at Action Comics 31.  Someone has put the town of Brentville to sleep, and it's up to Superman to find out who and how and to put a stop to it!  Jack Burnley brings his beautiful art to the story, and it's a pretty darn good one.  Then in the daily newspaper strips, Lois has become a pawn of "the Master," but who is the Master and what is he trying to accomplish by getting Lois Lane fired from the Daily Planet?  Meanwhile, on Sundays, everything comes to a head in the exploration of Lois Lane's inherited property.  And finally, the Yellow Mask returns to menace the free world on the Superman radio show.  Lots of good stuff is going on, and you're invited to join in the fun!

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030B September 1940

Welcome back to the goldenest Superman podcast ever produced, Golden Age Superman.  Here in episode 30B, I'll discuss Action Comics 30 with the help of Charlie Niemeyer, as we see golden globes of doom being used to destroy people, leaving behind nothing but a shadow imprint on the ground.  It's creepy gruesome stuff, and it makes for some fun Superman goodness.  Then, over in the newspaper strips, a hooded saboteur starts sabotaging the water and power of Metropolis, and Lois Lane gets closer to the land she inherited from Bill Bixby.  And on the radio show, Superman finally reveals his existence to one lucky boy.  All this and your emails and iTunes reviews.  Come check it out!

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030A September 1940

Perry White joins the comic book cast in this episode's coverage of Superman 7 which is full of Joe Shuster goodness!  First, Superman has to save an innocent man from being framed for murder by three kingpins of crime.  Then it's off to Gay City for Clark to find out why men are exploding at the slightest touch, but Perry tells Lois to stay behind because Gay City is too dangerous for a woman.  And after cleaning up some local politics, Clark takes Lois out to dinner but they're kidnapped and held for execution by the "Black Gang".  Come give a listen!

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029 August 1940

This episode, I am joined again by Charlie Niemeyer of Superman in the Bronze Age to look at Jack Burnley's work in Action Comics 29.  It's a great little mystery that jams 13 pages more full of story than they often are.  Feel free to laugh and mock as Jon stumbles all over the various characters' names, as the guest patiently waits for him to figure out what's going on.  Then over in the newspapers, Lois gets kidnapped (like that's news) and Superman goes for a nap on top of a train, while on the radio show, Clark assists in the plunder of an ancient civilization.  All that and more on Golden Age Superman!

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028B July 1940

Golden Age Superman is back again, this time with 100% more voices!  This episode covers the second half of Superman's adventures from July 1940, and I am joined by Charlie Niemeyer (of Superman in the Bronze Age and frequently of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman) to look at Action Comics 28, where Jack Burnley becomes the regular artist on the title.  It's circus silliness involving a thief in leopard print, so brace yourselves!  Then Clark disguises himself as a tramp during the week while finally taking down the "Lamite" on Sunday in the newspapers, with a trip to Happyland Amusement Park coming at us from the radio show!  The fun-filled episode is filled with fun, so check it out!

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028A July 1940

Welcome back to Golden Age Superman.  This is the first of two episodes that will examine the Superman adventures published during the month of July 1940, and this episode focuses on Superman 6.  First, Lois Lane is accused of murder.  Then Clark and Lois visit the small town of Gateston to help their newspaper expose the protection rackets going on there.  In South America, earthquakes and tornadoes ravage a small country, but someone is trying to stop the citizens of Metropolis from sending aid.  And finally, a corrupt construction company is killing crowds with their inferior building materials.  What can Superman do to help in all of these situations?  Find out in this episode!  Also, your emails and iTunes reviews are read!

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027 June 1940

After last month's monster four-hour episode, Golden Age Superman is back with a more manageable length to cover the stories of June 1940.  In this episode, I take a look at Action Comics 27, which features Clark's and Lois's investigations of a rehabilitation home for wayward youths.  There is abuse afoot, and Lois is determined to stop it, and if you think she'll need Superman's help, you're right.  And thus ensues one of the longest battles ever between Superman and a simple mortal!  Will the Man of Steel prevail against ... MR. TWEED??!!  Find out in this latest episode!

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026 May 1940

Welcome to Golden Age Superman.  This episode, I spend a little while taking a look at Superman 5, New York World's Fair Comics 1940, Action Comics 26, and all the usual monthly doses of Superman in other media.  Highlights include Alex Evell's campaign against the Planet (get it?  evell = evil), Jack Burnley's first work on Superman at the New York World's Fair, and Professor Cobalt's quack clinic taking advantage of FDR's drive to cure polio. All that and more make this the BIGGEST EPISODE EVER! of the show.  We also see the debut of two new powers -- photographic memory, and super facial muscular control!  You won't wanna miss it!

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025 April 1940

April showers bring May flowers, and they also bring conniving female reporters who MUST KNOW SUPERMAN'S REAL IDENTITY!  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this latest episode covers Action Comics 25, the first time Lois Lane ever sought to find out who Superman really is.  It's a bit of a romp with Superman being immobilized by hypnotism and then killing lots of people.  In other words, Golden Age Goodness!!  Also, over in the Superman radio show, we have the debut of JIMMY OLSEN!!  So, it's a big month all around for the world of the man with the S on his chest.  Come check it out!

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Superman and The New 52 -- One month to go

This blog has been relocated as a column series to the Simply Superman/Batman website.

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024 March 1940

What do you do if your neglect and indulge your son, and he turns out to be a bit of a bum?  Why, call in Superman to straighten him out, of course!  That's what old Rufus Carnahan does in Action Comics 24, the Superman adventure discussed in this episode of Golden Age Superman.  But will his son Peter be able to elude his gambling debtors?  Also, Superman fights for the slums (again) in the daily newspaper strips and goes off to war (again) in the Sunday strips.  Coverage of the Superman radio show also continues with the dastardly doings of the Yellow Mask!  Check it out!

In the email section, a listener mentions a Superman Homepage article about Superman and phone booths.  That can be found here.

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023 February 1940 B

Luthor is back, for the first time!  In this second half of Golden Age Superman's coverage of Superman's adventures in February 1940, Superman 4 takes us on two very different adventures with Luthor.  First we see him challenge Superman to a series of superfeats, and then our jaws hit the floor as he lures Superman to an ancient underground Pacific city to, um, fight dinosaurs.  And a giant rat.  But that's okay because there are two more stories after that full of Superman goodness, and joining me again on this journey is Superpodcaster Michael Bailey (of Views from the LongboxFrom Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast, and Xavier's Podcast for Gifted Youngsters).  I hope you enjoy it, and I'll see you again next week!

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022 February 1940 A

Golden Age Superman is proud to present its first two-part episode!  The second month of 1940 saw more Superman content being published than in any month previous, with Superman 4 (for the first time presenting four all-new stories) and Action Comics 23 both featuring the first adventures of none other than Luthor himself.  Then there are the newspaper daily and Sunday strips, a special comic story published in Look magazine, AND the debut of the Adventures of Superman RADIO show!  Talk about huge.  And, not afraid to take something big and make it bigger, I've invited Superman podcaster extraordinaire Michael Bailey (of Views from the Longbox and From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast) to join me in taking a look at everything Superman was up to this month.  To give everything the time it deserves, I've split it over two episodes, and this is the first.  Have fun with it!

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021 January 1940

Golden Age Superman is starting out a new year and a new decade. I'm back going solo this week to look at Action Comics 22, where Superman heads off to the war in Europe and runs into beautiful spies, intrigue, and massacre.  Then in the newspaper strips, the stories take a different approach on the war, as Clark Kent takes a job with spies and saboteurs.  Is it possible Clark Kent has turned traitor??

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020 December 1939

Golden Age Superman is back again to finish out not just the year, but the 1930s decade!  AND to complete its celebration of the Ultra Humanite's farewell to Superman's comic stories with Action Comics 23.  For this final installment, I have J David Weter of Superman Forever Radio with me, and we talk about Ultra trying out her new life as a woman and what Superman has to do to stop her.  It's probably the best Ultra-Humanite story we've had, just in time for the character to say good-bye.  Then it's off to the daily and Sunday newspaper strips where war hits Europe and Superman get attacked ... by a BEAR??!!

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019 Golden Age Superman -- November 1939

Apologies for the delays, but Golden Age Superman is here once again, and this time I am joined by Superman blogger Stephen Lacey of the World of Superman blog. This week, Superman gets an abusive caregiver arrested for arson and stops some jewel smugglers with the help of Lois Lane in Superman 3.  Then it's Action Comics 20, the second installment in the final trilogy of the Ultra Humanite, where Ultra does some gender bending and comes out of the story with more estrogen and soft skin than he had last issue.  And in the newspaper dailies, Clark goes to work for the DAILY PLANET!!

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018 Golden Age Superman -- October 1939

This week, on Golden Age Superman, I am joined by good friend Donovan Morgan Grant of Amazing Spider-Man Classics and Clone Saga Chronicles.  Together, we take a look at Action Comics 19, the first of the final three stories to feature the Ultra-Humanite.  The people of Metropolis are dying from the Purple Plague, and only Superman can stop the one responsible.  Then it's off to the newspaper strips where Superman is victim of female shenanigans on several sides as the royal deathplot continues.

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017 Golden Age Superman -- September 1939

Thank you for downloading and listening to Golden Age Superman.  This week, World War II officially gets underway in Europe, and in Action Comics 18, Superman is confronted with the vile evils of blackmail.  He has to help a senator avoid some nefarious schemes so that he can get re-elected, which you'd hope would turn out to be more exciting than it sounds.  You'd hope.  Next week, though, brings us the first installment of the Ultra-Humanite's final trilogy of stories in the Golden Age, so come back for that!

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016 Golden Age Superman -- August 1939

This week on Golden Age Superman, it's bunches of Superman stories in the first episode to have both the monthly and quarterly books in full effect.  In Superman 2, reprinting several stories from the newspapers, the Man of Tomorrow helps a depressed ex boxing champ, "Superman Champions Universal Peace" and kills a WHOLE buncha people along the way, and stops a skyscraper construction project from being sabotaged in "Superman and the Skyscrapers".  Then in Action Comics 17, the Man of Steel learns that the passenger liners of a shipping line are getting blown up one by one, and you'll never guess who's behind it, on his way to world domination.  All this and an announcement of a new show I'm going to be involved in!  Enjoy and tell all your friends!

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015 Golden Age Superman -- July 1939

School's been keeping me busy, but in the face of all homework and paper deadlines, I once again have for you an episode of Golden Age Superman!  This week, in Action Comics 16, it's back to social justice basics for the Man of Steel, as Superman decides to do something about gambling and the numbers racket that is destroying lives and finances in Metropolis.  What?  In where?  That's right, we finally get a name for the city of Superman's exploits!  All this, and our first decoding, too!

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014 Golden Age Superman -- June 1939

Just a few days later than usual on this one, but here is the episode of Golden Age Superman, covering the two issues of Action Comics that were released in June.  (Why were there two?  Listen and all shall be made known!)  First, in Action Comics 14, Superman is lured into a trap by the Ultra-Humanite, who managed to survive last issue's plane crash.  And Ultra sets the standard for all supervillain traps to come by making it way more convoluted and prone to fail than it needed to be.  Then in Action Comics 15, Superman goes hunting for treasure, hoping the gold from a sunken Spanish galleon will save a nearly bankrupt boys' home.

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013 Golden Age Superman -- May 1939

This is it.  This is the big one.  The premiere of Superman issue #1.  And to commemorate the event, I have brought together some of the best in Superman podcasting today -- Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast, Charlie Niemeyer from Superman in the Bronze Age, and Kaman Stowell of the Superman Video Podcast.  Together, we first take a look at Action Comics 13, where a protection racket turns out rather randomly to be the sinister machination of Superman's first recurring villain -- the Ultra-Humanite.  Then we look at the new material in Superman 1, including the hero's origin, and reminisce on how this book has affected all our lives.  And we can't leave out the Action Comics backup features or the newspaper strips.  So come join the party!

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012 Golden Age Superman -- April 1939

Welcome to a new era in Golden Age Superman, as I say goodbye to the days where Superman was only ever published in one book.  This week, I'll be taking a look at Action Comics 12, where Superman declares war on reckless drivers, but is a bit reckless himself in the process.  Then it's a trip to the World's Fair with the Man of Tomorrow in New York World's Fair Comics.  With more books come more minutes spent talking about them, so this episode is a bit longer than they have usually been, but that's going to be more common as we move forward.  So come along into this new chapter in the life of the Man of Steel!

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011 Golden Age Superman -- March 1939

Come and listen to a story about a man named .... um, Superman.  Something something something that rhymes with ood, and up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.  Oil, that is.  Black gold.  Texas tea.  This week on Golden Age Superman, the champion of the helpless and oppressed faces off with some crooked stock brokers who are making money off a fake oil well.  The Man of Steel risks everything he has in the hopes of exposing their scheme.  Come check out the episode to see how it all turns out!

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010 Golden Age Superman -- February 1939

How do you feel about chain gangs? Superman hates them. But he doesn't mind using the pain of prisoners along the way to taking one down.  It's Action Comics 10 on this episode of Golden Age Superman, and Superman decides to expose the corruptions within the prison labor system.  Problem is, he chooses one of the worst ways possible to do it.  Come check it out!

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009 Golden Age Superman -- January 1939

It's happy new year time here at Golden Age Superman as we say good bye to 1938 and hello to 1939, the year that saw Superman's popularity begin to explode.  In addition to the detective antics of Action Comics 9, this episode also covers Superman's premiere in a daily newspaper strip that will run for decades.  Later in the year, we will see an over-sized one-shot special leading off with a Superman story as well as the beginning of a quarterly comic book entirely devoted to his adventures.

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008 Golden Age Superman -- December 1938

Golden Age Superman is back, to close out Superman's inaugural year with one of the greatest tales of the early area.  Superman meets some slum kids and helps them out by taking on the slums themselves and forcing the government to provide better housing.  It's one of the most iconic moments of this era, and it's all here at Golden Age Superman, plus a look back at the best and worst of 1938.

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007 Golden Age Superman -- November 1938

Thank you for downloading Golden Age Superman.  This episode, I am joined by a special guest.  Hooray!  Say hello to Jeffrey Taylor of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast.  He and I take a look at Action Comics 7, where Superman ... wait for it ... JOINS THE CIRCUS!!  We had a great time together, and the story resonates into recent episodes of his show, with the "Time and Time Again" storyline they recently covered.  Plus my regular coverage of all your favorite backup features like Tex Thomson and Zatara.

In the course of the episode, Jeffrey and I discuss the most valuable comics.  The website I'm using for reference can be found here.

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006 Golden Age Superman -- October 1938

Welcome back everyone to Golden Age Superman.  This episode, we are taking a look at Action Comics 6, published in October 1938, which sees Superman face down his own ... personal manager??  It's a cornball story with lots of good bits, especially with the evils of Lois Lane.  Also, my thoughts and feelings on the casting of Henry Cavill as the newest Superman!  So the episode's a bit longer than usual this week.  Hope you enjoy!

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005 Golden Age Superman -- September 1938

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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004 Golden Age Superman -- August 1938

Welcome back to Golden Age Superman.  This episode, in Action Comics 4, Superman decides to play football.  Yes, the champion of the oppressed is stopping thugs while potentially ruining a man's life in the process.  But by chance, it all manages to work out in the end.

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003 Golden Age Superman -- July 1938

Welcome again to Golden Age Superman.  This episode, I spend a little time with Action Comics 3, which features Superman in costume for all of one panel.  The story is a pretty simple morality tale, so the episode goes quickly.

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002 Golden Age Superman -- June 1938

Welcome back to Golden Age Superman.  This episode, we take a look at Action Comics 2, resolving last week's "Oh, no, falling!" cliffhanger.  It's a more standard episode length until we get to multiple books per episode.

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001 Golden Age Superman -- May 1938

Welcome and thank you for checking out this new podcast on the Golden Age Superman.  Here, we'll be covering every appearance of the character from Action Comics 1 forward.

In this first episode, I take some time to introduce myself and the purpose of the show, but then we get down to business examining the first issue of Action Comics, focusing on the Superman story, but also taking a brief look at the rest of the contents of the issue.

For now, each episode will simply consist of an Action Comics synopsis and review.  Down the road, when there are multiple issues per month, I'll cover those as well, grouping issues into episodes according to release date.  Most of Superman's titles were not monthly, so cover dates are sometimes hard to classify, so we'll stick to approximate release dates of the issues.

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Thank you for visiting.  This show will be premiering on January 1, 2011.  Come back then or "like" us on Facebook to get notified when the show is live.  See you in the new year!

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