Superman #97
(May 1955)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
On-sale Date
1955-03-06
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); Mort Weisinger (actual)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Amazing Mr. Memory! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Professor Memory
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per error report from "World's Finest Guy": "I think the cover was drawn by Win Mortimer, not Al Plastino. Look at the automobile. The line work is more detailed than Plastino normally did. Lois Lane's profile does look like either artist's work, but the hair is more in line with Mortimer's detailing."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Amazing Professor Memory! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Professor Memory (Intro); Lynx Miller (Robber); Doby (Robber); Lois Lane; Perry White; Shorty (Hobo); Blubber (Hobo)
Synopsis
Superman takes the place of Professor Memory when the mob is after him for accidentally learning the serial numbers on some stolen bills.
Reprints

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

U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
What a party!
Genre
humor
Characters
Varsity Vic
Synopsis
Vic's neighbor can't read because of Vic's big party.
Reprints

The Big Game Hunt of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Jack Borden; Dan Wheeler
Synopsis
The Swindle Syndicate dupe Jimmy Olsen with free passes to Jack Borden's Big Game Hunt in an attempt to stop Clark Kent from figuring out who their leader is.
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Danger on the Derrick (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as John Mason]
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, Pete. I hope everything turns out okay!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Synopsis
Little Pete and his friend break Mom's vase.
Reprints

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

Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superboy's Last Day in Smallville! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superboy (Flashback); Lana Lang (Flashback)
Synopsis
Superboy finds out that something he did on his last day in Smallville as Superboy is going to allow a criminal to make $1,000,000. Superman must think back to that day and discover what it was that he did. Flashbacks of Superboy's graduation and the cake that was presented him by the town.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Movie Mirth / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! It's hot!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Customer wants to know if it is really 20% cooler inside.
Reprints

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

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Mr. Memory!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Amazing Professor Memory!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  5. 4. ["What a party!"]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. The Big Game Hunt of Metropolis!
    Superman
  7. 6. Danger on the Derrick
  8. 7. ["So long, Pete. I hope everything turns out okay!"]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer
  10. 9. Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Whew! It's hot!"]
    Movie Mirth
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mark Gordon
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