(March-April 1955)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-01-04
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
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.

This is the first issue in the series to display the Comics Code Authority seal.


King for a Day! (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
Reprints

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Disappearance of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Perry White; Jumbo (pilot of the Flying Newsroom); Joe Cobb (mob chief)
Synopsis
Superman hasn't been seen in a few days and Jimmy investigates his disappearance.
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom; Kryptonite; Signal Watch

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Franklin Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Hi, Vic. I'm all ready for our date!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; Vic's unnamed redhead date

The Hunted Messenger! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman (cameo); unnamed messenger; unnamed doctor; Henry Bascom [Mr. Bartley] (see notes); two unnamed mobsters
Synopsis
Jimmy comes to the aid of a messenger and attempts to deliver a valuable package.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Barry inks credit from Bob Hughes. We previously credited Ray Burnley.

An error in the story has the character Henry Bascom also being referred to as Mr. Bartley.

Open for Business (Table of Contents: 7)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty; unnamed woman; unnamed telephone installer

The Eye Game (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An anagram puzzle.

Trapping the Fish Pirates (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Marlowe
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Text story based on a true crime story with a masthead illustration. Some indexers have noted that John Marlowe is a pen name for Jack Miller.

King for a Day! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Otho of Doraynia; Prime Minister Zormio; Dictator Kobla; Princess Teena
Synopsis
Olsen and Clark Kent travel to Doraynia, where Jimmy is mistaken for exiled Prince Otho.
Reprints
Keywords
firing squad; hookah; tennis

Indexer Notes

Barry inks credit from Bob Hughes; previously credited to Ray Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Artistic Card Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. King for a Day!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Disappearance of Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. Now More Than Ever-
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Franklin Institute
  6. 5. ["Hi, Vic. I'm all ready for our date!"]
    Varsity Vic
  7. 6. The Hunted Messenger!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. Open for Business
    Shorty
  9. 8. The Eye Game
  10. 9. Trapping the Fish Pirates
  11. 10. King for a Day!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen