(September 1964)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
8 times yearly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Beginning with this issue, indicia reads "80 PAGE GIANT Magazine." Previous issue was titled simply "80 PAGE GIANT."

Originally advertised in DC books cover-dated August 1964 as Jimmy Olsen Annual #1 before the decision was made to consolidate all DC's "Annual" books into one series. Before printing, the word "Annual" was removed from the cover and "No. 2" was hastily lettered above the logo.


Jimmy Olsen's Greatest Adventures With His Pal, Superman! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen & Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Lucy Lane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The War Between Superman and Jimmy Olsen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; El Gar Kur (villain)
Synopsis:
A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city. But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time.
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Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor (unnamed)

The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad (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 [Elastic Lad]; Superman; "Silky" Smith [also as Prof. Bolton]
Synopsis:
When Jimmy accidentally exposes himself to a green substance from space, his entire body becomes like rubber. Hiding out as Elastic Lad in a freak show, Jimmy falls in with criminals who use his abilities to carry out their plots, but Jimmy turns the tables on them before his elastic abilities fade.
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Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appearance Elastic Lad

The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Edmund Willis; Barry Brand; Perry White; Vince Regan; Jeff Wacker; Dr. Wilmington
Synopsis:
Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for men from Jupiter. He is granted the ability to read minds, but is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year, though he covers his appearance. Between scoops, Jimmy reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" him think that he is Superman. Jimmy’s rival Vince Regan plans to expose Jimmy at the ceremony, but luckily a Jovian week is equal to 5 Earth days, and Jimmy has reverted to his old self by then. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.
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The Further Feats of E-l-a-s-t-i-c Lad (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

The Super Nose for News (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Professor Potter; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Jimmy accidentally swallows Professor Potter's Pinocchio serum causing his nose to grow whenever he tells a lie. Lois spots a chance to put Clark on the spot by using the serum on him too.
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The Scoops that were Never Printed (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

The M. C. of the Midnight Scare Theater! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen [as Neslo]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lucy Lane; Lois Lane; Phanto
Synopsis:
When "Midnite Scare Theater" host, "Phanto" is injured, Jimmy stands in as "Neslo", however he is so successful that he literally scares a different viewer to death every evening.
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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.
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The Human Flame-Thrower! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Prof. Potter; Perry White; "Hot Shot" Holton
Synopsis:
An accident involving an experiment of Prof. Potter's gives Jimmy fire-breath. When he accidentally burns $1,000 meant for charity, Jimmy tries to use his abilities to raise replacement funds. In doing so, however, he draws the attention of "Hot Shot" Holton, who forces Jimmy to use his fire-breath to commit robberies. But Jimmy uses his fire-breath to signal Superman, and eventually douses his fire with mere water.
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The Son of 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:
Superman adopts Jimmy for a 30 day trial period but then begins to treat Jimmy in a cruel manner.
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Jimmy Olsen's Wedding! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lucy Lane [Lucy Olsen]; James S. Olsen Jr. Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Jimmy visits the dentist and, under anesthetic, dreams that he has married Lucy and become a father.
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Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pals (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Watch for These Great Stories in the Next Issue of the Giant Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for next issue of 80 Page Giant Jimmy Olsen showing cover reproductions of Jimmy Olsen #16, 17, 35 & 44.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Jimmy Olsen's Greatest Adventures With His Pal, Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen & Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. The War Between Superman and Jimmy Olsen!
    Superman
  4. 3. The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. The Further Feats of E-l-a-s-t-i-c Lad
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. The Super Nose for News
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. The Scoops that were Never Printed
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. The M. C. of the Midnight Scare Theater!
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. The Human Skyscraper
    Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. The Human Flame-Thrower!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. The Son of Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. Jimmy Olsen's Wedding!
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pals
    Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. Watch for These Great Stories in the Next Issue of the Giant Jimmy Olsen
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