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Mike’s Amazing World of DC History, episode 6

Mike Voiles is creator and proprietor of Mike’s Amazing World of Comics, an invaluable resource of information pertaining to comics — especially DC Comics — dating back to their start in 1935. Recently, Mike started a podcast in connection with the site, exploring the early days of DC history through the stories that made the company famous.

Mike's Amazing World of DC History, episode 6

With episode 6, Mike has reached a milestone: Jerry Siegel’s and Joe Shuster’s first work with the company in NEW FUN #6 (and, unknown to them at the time, the first appearance of the DC Universe!).

In the episode, Mike looks at issues 3 through 6 of NEW FUN, exploring all the features, especially Henri Duval and Doctor Occult, both of which made their debuts in that sixth issue.

The discussion of NEW FUN #6 starts around the 43-minute mark. But listen to the entire episode. And spend some time at Mike’s site. You’ll be glad you did.

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Superman Fan Podcast, episode 284

Billy Hogan once again turns his attention to Jerry Siegel-written comics with episode 284 of the Superman Fan Podcast!

Superman Fan Podcast, episode 284

First up is SUPERMAN #155, where the Siegel-written “The Downfall of Superman!” earned the cover feature and a special guest appearance by a real-life celebrity. Years before he met Muhammad Ali in the boxing ring, Superman squared off against Antonino Rocca in the squared circle. Can Superman take the legendary wrestler down for the count? And what happens when a group of thugs plot to pin Rocca for good?!

Next is ACTION COMICS #291, where Supergirl stars in “The Bride of Mr. Mxyzptlk.” The 12-page story is Siegel’s final installment in his Supergirl run in ACTION COMICS. Siegel wrote one more Supergirl story after this, but not until 1965.

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