Episode 112 – Spotlight on Mort Weisinger part 2

Spotlight on Mort Weisinger part 2, A conversation with comic book historian Arlen Schumer!

In episode 112 host Bob Fisher concludes his look at Mort Weisinger by talking to artist,author and comic book historian Arlen Schumer. (arlenschumer.com) While the main avenue was Mort Weisinger Bob and Arlen take a few sidetrips through the Silver Age itself looking at the inspirations of classic and timeless Superman stories that have become favorites of many generations of comic book readers. How did immigration influence both the history of and the stories within comics? Superman as a Jesus icon? A Jewish migration story?

Just a few of the topics touched on in this in depth look at the Silver Age of comics and Mort Weisinger’s part in that history. This is an adult conversation and may contain some language that some would not deem appropriate for some places of work or school or other places where the f word and s word offend.

Also discussed briefly in this episode is the story “Truth Day For Superman” from Superman v1 #176 by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and George Klein and of course edited by Mort Weisinger.

The Superman Forever Radio podcast episode 112 available now at supermanforever.com or your favorite podcatcher!

 

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Episode 111 Spotlight on Mort Weisinger part 1

In episode 111 host Bob Fisher has a personal and candid conversation with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, son of the late Mort Weisinger.

Mort Weisinger was an editor at DC Comics from 1940 to 1970 specifically the Superman titles such as Superman, Action Comics, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen to name a few.

In this conversation Hank Weisinger talks candidly about his relationship with his father and tells some personal stories showing the many sides of his father, the good, the bad, the nice and not so nice aspects of the man who directed the growth of the most famous superhero of them all, Superman.

For more details about Mort Weisinger thanks goes to Gord Tolton for his research and turning me onto the following link…

http://uwcatalog.uwyo.edu/record=b2136349~S3

Thanks to Dr. Weisinger for spending some time with me and allowing me to share this great conversation with you.

The Superman Forever Radio podcast episode 111 available now at supermanforever.com or your favorite podcatcher.

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Episode 110 – Lex Luthor The Greatest Criminal Mind of Our Time!

In episode 110 Bob Fisher takes a look at Lex Luthor in the film and comics and talks about 3 of his favorite Lex Luthor stories that equals one great saga!

Superman v1 issues 164, 167 and 168 combine to tell a story of treachery, team ups, betrayal, romance, terror and heartbreak!

Our story takes us to a strange planet where Luthor is hero and Superman the villain, a team up of Luthor and Brainiac and finally Lex Luthor Defender of the people! There’s also time travel and a beautiful actress!

All of this and more in episode 110 of the Superman Forever Radio Podcast featuring Lex Luthor, the Greatest Criminal Mind of Our Time!

 

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Episode 109 – Perry White Super Editor!

In episode 109 of the Superman Forever Radio Podcast host Bob Fisher pulls the name Perry White out of his “Super Bowl of Super Topics”.

What does Bob have to say about Perry White and why did he choose Action Comics 278 to talk about?

Listen now to hear what Bob really thinks about Perry White, the actors who played him and a comic where Perry gets Super powers.

All this and more in episode 109 of the Superman Forever Radio podcast.

 

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Episode 108 – Nature or Nurture?

In episode 108 Bob Fisher takes a look at the age old question is it nature or is it nurture when it comes to Superman by exploring Jerry Siegel‘s opinion of that very question in Superman v1 #137, The Two Faces of Superman!

Before that Bob talks about the new changes to the Superman costume, again! Bob knows the trunks are gone but…

All that and more in episode 108 of the Superman Forever Radio podcast available at supermanforever.com. A proud member of the Superman Podcast Network sponsored by the Superman Homepage!

 

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