(April 1958)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July and Nov.
On-sale date:
1958
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #95, 104, 113, 122, 131)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Boy Who Killed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; two police officers
Reprints:

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

inside front cover. This PSA ran in DC comics cover dated April 1958 and again in issues cover dated January 1962.

The Spendthrift and the Miser (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; "Swindle" Stanton [Fred Brown]; Lois Lane; "Lefty"
Synopsis:
Jimmy becomes a spendthrift by day and a miser by night.
Reprints:

[Meet the Challengers of the Unknown] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Not bad, Tricksy!"] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tricksy; movie director; SPCA man

The Boy Who Killed Superman (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Synopsis:
Jimmy is teleported to the year 5921 where he is known as the infamous killer of Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kryptonite; time travel; wax museum

[Look Kids! Big Powerful Magic Magnifier] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty & Jim; Cloverine Salve / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

["Wow! What a doll!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic; unnamed girl

Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Twelve jokes with a masthead illustration

The Human Skyscraper (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prof. Potter; Flying Newsroom; "Wonders" Wilson
Synopsis:
When Prof. Potter gives Jimmy the wrong pill for a toothache, Jimmy ends up several stories tall, with the mind of a child. Trying to relieve Jimmy's toothache pain, Superman stumbles on the very antidote necessary to reverse Jimmy's transformation.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Boy Who Killed Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. The Spendthrift and the Miser
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [Meet the Challengers of the Unknown]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. ["Not bad, Tricksy!"]
    Tricksy
  6. 5. The Boy Who Killed Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. [Look Kids! Big Powerful Magic Magnifier]
    Betty & Jim; Cloverine Salve
  8. 7. ["Wow! What a doll!"]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. Gag Bag
  10. 9. The Human Skyscraper
    Jimmy Olsen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Devine
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen