[Superman Fan Club] and Supes Fans at large, welcome to the one-year anniversary of the esteemed founding of this elevated [Superman Fan Club]!!!
Our mission: seek out all the rare Silver and Bronze Age Superman and Family gems that our sister entity DC Universe Infinite offers and read and enjoy together! Plus…we also have two Listen Alongs a month on Wednesday evenings featuring the Adventures of Superman Radio Show of the 1940s!
Let the festivities begin: For this first curated selection of our second year, we are featuring: Action #336 (1966), Adventure Comics #304 (released January 1963) Daring NEW Adventures of Supergirl #2 (1982), SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN (1954-) #134 (December 1970), SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE (1958-1973) #10 (May 1959)
Feel free to pick and choose what you like from the selection below this time around, or indulge by reading all five the next two weeks!!!
To join the [Superman Fan Club] (and enjoy the chic benefits of membership such as direct messaging for club members only and our once a month audio Discord [Superman Fan Club] chat), click here: Click Here to Join the Superman Fan Club
To stop by the Superman Fan Club Lounge Area , click here: Club Lounge Room Entrance
And be sure keep an eye out for our twice a month Wednesday evening Listen A Longs of the classic 1940’s Superman Radio Show adventures (in the Watchalong aisle).
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #336 (released April 1966) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Could provocative covers like this from the ‘60s be the ancient origin of “clickbait?” “THE MAN FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE!” After serving his sentence in the Phantom Zone, Ak-Var is released by Superman. AND, over in Supergirl’s corner of the comic, Part 2 of the Intergalactic Beauty Contest, Girls Gone Wrong!!! Strap in, this is one of the most Bizarro plots you’ve ever seen in these, and that is saying something!!
Adventure Comics #304 (released January 1963) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE It’s Superboy versus Superman—and only one will remain! (you may want to bring your favorite set of crayons for this one) and, if you want to read the other story in this issue, dig in for that as well- I will say 1) it’s Legion and 2) at least that part is in color!
(pick which woman belongs to a cult from the above) Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #2 (released 9/1/1982) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Supergirl continues her battle in the early 80’s (before dying in Crisis on Infinite Earths a few years or so later) with Psi, a girl with powerful abilities who has been brainwashed into believing that Chicago must die, and also deals with her new friends where she is rooming in “Crisis Over Chicago.” If you can’t relate to Supergirl’s adjusting to a new living situation, then all I can say is, you’ve never battled someone 500 feet in the air over Chicago, and you totally should get out out and away more. AND extra, extra, there’s a Lois Lane story here too!!!
SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN (1954-) #134 (released December 1970) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE
The Jack Kirby 4th World Rollout in the pages of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen continues! “THE MOUNTAIN OF JUDGMENT!”
(can someone explain to our members under 50 years of age what a “V8” is…no, it’s not a veggie drink…)
Superman, Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion travel to the Mountain of Judgment, a giant converted missile carrier that is also the mobile base of the Hairies!
SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE (1958-1973) #10 (released May 1959) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Playing it straight this time, no more goofy plotlines, Lois uses Professor Lockhart’s youth ray to reverse her natural aging process in “THE CRY-BABY OF METROPOLIS.” Plus a couple other totally serious stories also included in this issue.
Lois unfortunately skipped watching The Conjuring series, or she would know to avoid playing around with this stuff…and look out for the cat, Lois, it’ll drive you c r a Z y!!!
Please consider sampling some or all of these classic Silver and Bronze Age wares, and let us know your thoughts! Feel free always to post favorite panels / scenes etc from these exciting, entertaining and imaginative tales.
You just can’t make this stuff up…but I guess somebody did.
Up Up and Away!!!