(September-October 1954)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1954-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #95, 104, 113, 122, 131)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Boy of 100 Faces! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from reprint in Showcase Presents: Superman Family. In the Millennium Edition reprint, the inker was miscredited as Ray Burnley.

Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Susie Gruff; Wolfert
Synopsis
Buzzy and Susie spend their summer volunteering to help with day camp activities for children.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Boy of 100 Faces! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Marty Watson; Bozo Bane; "Deuce" Dorgan; Jumbo Jones; Perry White (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo)
Synopsis
Jimmy solves the mystery of the Vickers jewelry robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; Flying Newsroom; Signal Watch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This never reaches the top!

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page.

Case of the Lumberjack Jinx! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Paul Meredith; Otis Burton
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is sent to the Meredith Lumber Camp by Perry White to determine the source of a "jinx" that is preventing paper from being delivered to the Daily Planet.
Reprints
Keywords
lumberjack

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why was Maine so-called?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

puzzle page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going through all your bills, Dad?
Genre
teen
Characters
Peg; Peg's Dad; Peg's Mom
Reprints

Cruelest Critter in the Sea (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Inks
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Walsh; Harry
Reprints

The Man of Steel's Substitute! (Table of Contents: 11)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Andrew Carlton; Jumbo Jones (cameo); Perry White
Synopsis
When Superman is to busy to honor a commitment to a group of homeless, Jimmy tries to stand in for him.
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom; Signal Watch

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't decide if I should do my homework or go to the movies. I'll toss a coin!
Genre
teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Fineline / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Boy of 100 Faces!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Boy of 100 Faces!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["This never reaches the top!"]
    Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game
  6. 5. Case of the Lumberjack Jinx!
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  8. 7. ["There's nothing I like better than a parade!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. ["Why was Maine so-called?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. ["Going through all your bills, Dad?"]
    Peg
  11. 10. Cruelest Critter in the Sea
  12. 11. The Man of Steel's Substitute!
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. ["I can't decide if I should do my homework or go to the movies. I'll toss a coin!"]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Colonial Studios, Inc.
  16. 15. The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in the Movies!
    Fineline
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  • Allen Ross
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