(April 1957)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July and Nov.
On-sale date
1957-02-24
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
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.


The Merman of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
aquariums; checkers; diving suits; merman

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

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

Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pet (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; Danny the Dino
Synopsis
Superman finds a dinosaur egg and Jimmy hatches it in hopes of winning an unusual pet contest.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

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

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Trial of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Superboy (in flashback); Joel Todd
Synopsis
To help the Smallville newspaper Jimmy collects Superboy souvenirs for a charity auction but is accused of substituting fakes for the real items.
Reprints
Keywords
Signal Watch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hy Wire / 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
-And now, Hy Wire, who will perform for you 75 feet in mid-air...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Home of the Cowboy (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young man, would you help me out?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Did You Enter the Superman DC National Comics Slogan Contest? (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Merman of Metropolis (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; Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Jimmy believes he met a mermaid and received a magic ring that allows him to breath underwater but it was a hoax by Superman to stop Jimmy from discovering his secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom; mermaid; merman

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Dick Butterfingers" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Merman of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pet
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Company
  5. 4. Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Trial of Jimmy Olsen
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  8. 7. ["-And now, Hy Wire, who will perform for you 75 feet in mid-air..."]
    Hy Wire
  9. 8. Home of the Cowboy
  10. 9. ["Young man, would you help me out?"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Did You Enter the Superman DC National Comics Slogan Contest?
  12. 11. The Merman of Metropolis
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  16. 15. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Dick Butterfingers"
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
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