(June 1958)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Appoved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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 Amazing Spectacles of Dr. X! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:
Keywords:
Flying Newsroom

The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished (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; Achilles; Hercules; Atlas; Samson]; Merlin (novel); Delilah (novel)
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries writing a fictional novel about Superman, but keeps hitting snags in the plot. A great plot finally comes to him in a dream, but he cannot remember it when awake. Superman helps him by taking Jimmy one year into the future (1959) where they buy a copy of the completed novel, and return to 1958 with it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
helium bomb; kryptonite; magic sword; telepathy helmet; time travel

["When is it socially correct to serve milk in a saucer?"] (Table of Contents)

Fun Shop / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

puzzle page

Play 100 (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A game; the directions of which start with 'Any number may play "100"!'

Jimmy Olsen's Super Pet (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; also as Superboy]; Krypto
Synopsis:
Krypto turns up in Metropolis after years in space but is now in his old age. Superman allows Jimmy to keep him as a pet, but Krypto keeps making mistakes (probably due to his age) to the point that the City Council calls him a menace. Superman is forced to take him away, but rejuvenates Krypto with a combination of kryptonite and mineral waters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaur bone; fountain of youth; kryptonite; Metropolis Dog Pound; signal watch; Superman Charity Headquarters

Indexer Notes

Not an imaginary story, so must be considered to be part of Superman continuity.

Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (head shots)
Inks:
? (head shots)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A page of jokes; the first one starts: "Tilly: My mother has the worst memory."
Keywords:
jokes

["Right over his head. Another home run!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete
Synopsis:
Pete's cousin keeps missing fly balls in a baseball game, but Pete finds a way to help him.

["It's nice of you to let me take your picture, Peg."] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peg; Alvin
Reprints:

The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X" (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]; Perry White
Synopsis:
Jimmy accidentally gets hold of spectacles from a scientific villain, and finds out that they can show the future. One of the visions he sees shows his death from drowning. Trying to avoid that fate, on the fateful day he makes sure he is not going to be where the vision shows he will drown; just to have Superman take him there anyway. But then he finds out Superman wants him to be an actor in a "safety first" film about the dangers of drowning.
Reprints:
Keywords:
future vision spectacles; kryptonite; last will and testament; Metropolis Gas and Power Company; Metropolis Safety Council; Metropolis Summer Camp; portable iron lung

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis:
"...Nature's ways are amazing--and man is the most amazing because, by reading, observing and understanding the world about him, he constantly enriches himself!"
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Spectacles of Dr. X!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished
    Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. ["When is it socially correct to serve milk in a saucer?"]
    Fun Shop
  4. 3. Play 100
  5. 4. Jimmy Olsen's Super Pet
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. Gag Bag
  7. 6. ["Right over his head. Another home run!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. ["It's nice of you to let me take your picture, Peg."]
    Peg
  9. 8. The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. Nature's Prize Pupil!
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