(April 1958)

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
1958-02-25
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.


The Boy Who Killed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; two police officers
Reprints

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. This PSA ran in DC comics cover dated April 1958 and again in issues cover dated January 1962.

The Spendthrift and the Miser (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 [Clark Kent]; "Swindle" Stanton [Fred Brown]; Lois Lane; "Lefty"
Synopsis
Jimmy becomes a spendthrift by day and a miser by night.
Reprints

[Meet the Challengers of the Unknown] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Tricksy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not bad, Tricksy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tricksy; movie director; SPCA man

The Boy Who Killed Superman (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
Synopsis
Jimmy is teleported to the year 5921 where he is known as the infamous killer of Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Kryptonite; time travel; wax museum

[Look Kids! Big Powerful Magic Magnifier] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Betty & Jim; Cloverine Salve / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Wow! What a doll!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; unnamed girl
Reprints

Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Twelve jokes with a masthead illustration

The Human Skyscraper (Table of Contents: 9)

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 [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prof. Potter; Flying Newsroom; "Wonders" Wilson
Synopsis
When Prof. Potter gives Jimmy the wrong pill for a toothache, Jimmy ends up several stories tall, with the mind of a child. Trying to relieve Jimmy's toothache pain, Superman stumbles on the very antidote necessary to reverse Jimmy's transformation.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Boy Who Killed Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. The Spendthrift and the Miser
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [Meet the Challengers of the Unknown]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. ["Not bad, Tricksy!"]
    Tricksy
  6. 5. The Boy Who Killed Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. [Look Kids! Big Powerful Magic Magnifier]
    Betty & Jim; Cloverine Salve
  8. 7. ["Wow! What a doll!"]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. Gag Bag
  10. 9. The Human Skyscraper
    Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
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