(May-June 1955)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-03-15
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)
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 Story of Superman's Souvenirs (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

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

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

The Boy Olympics! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Perry White; Tommy Blair; Cal Dawson
Synopsis
With a rival newspaper going out of business, Jimmy helps the paperboys put on a showcase of their talents to help raise money to save their jobs.
Reprints
Keywords
Signal Watch

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

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
How many volumes did the Chinese Encyclopedia printed in 1726…have?

Indexer Notes

puzzle page

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

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Binky Gives "Tips on Camping!" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Brain of Steel! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman; Lois Lane; Professor Todd; Jumbo
Synopsis
A new computer is installed at the Daily Planet. When Clark ends up handcuffed to Lois the computer is able to tell Jimmy how to stop various disasters, preventing Lois from finding out that Clark is Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
computer; Flying Newsroom; steeplejack

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
Lit-Win

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, I'm hungry! Let's go to a restaurant!
Reprints

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the old days it was gold prospecting...
Genre
humor

Mystery in the Maine Woods (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Story of Superman's Souvenirs (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Killer Burke; Superman; Lefty Orton (in flashback); Superman; Lex Luthor (in flashback)
Synopsis
Killer Burke breaks into Jimmy's apartment and tries to use Jimmy's Superman souvenirs to escape the police.
Reprints
Keywords
invisibility; meteor

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

Action Comics; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Pete, come on over here, will you!
Genre
humor

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

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

Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Story of Superman's Souvenirs
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Boy Olympics!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. ["How many volumes did the Chinese Encyclopedia printed in 1726…have?"]
    Quick Quiz
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  6. 5. Binky Gives "Tips on Camping!"
    Binky
  7. 6. The Brain of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. ["Gosh, I'm hungry! Let's go to a restaurant!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. ["In the old days it was gold prospecting..."]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Mystery in the Maine Woods
  12. 11. The Story of Superman's Souvenirs
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics
  14. 13. ["Oh Pete, come on over here, will you!"]
    Little Pete
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen