(June 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
1958-04-17
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 Amazing Spectacles of Dr. X! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom

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

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

The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished (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; Achilles; Hercules; Atlas; Samson]; Merlin (novel); Delilah (novel)
Synopsis
Jimmy tries writing a fictional novel about Superman, but keeps hitting snags in the plot. A great plot finally comes to him in a dream, but he cannot remember it when awake. Superman helps him by taking Jimmy one year into the future (1959) where they buy a copy of the completed novel, and return to 1958 with it.
Reprints
Keywords
helium bomb; kryptonite; magic sword; telepathy helmet; time travel

Glad to See You! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Fun Shop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When is it socially correct to serve milk in a saucer?

Indexer Notes

puzzle page

Play 100 (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

A game; the directions of which start with 'Any number may play "100"!'

Jimmy Olsen's Super Pet (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; Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Krypto
Synopsis
Krypto turns up in Metropolis after years in space but is now in his old age. Superman allows Jimmy to keep him as a pet, but Krypto keeps making mistakes (probably due to his age) to the point that the City Council calls him a menace. Superman is forced to take him away, but rejuvenates Krypto with a combination of kryptonite and mineral waters.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur bone; fountain of youth; kryptonite; Metropolis Dog Pound; signal watch; Superman Charity Headquarters

Indexer Notes

Not an imaginary story, so must be considered to be part of Superman continuity.

Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (head shots)
Inks
? (head shots)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A page of jokes; the first one starts: "Tilly: My mother has the worst memory."
Keywords
jokes

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

Little Pete / 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
Right over his head. Another home run!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pete
Synopsis
Pete's cousin keeps missing fly balls in a baseball game, but Pete finds a way to help him.

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's nice of you to let me take your picture, Peg.
Genre
humor
Characters
Peg; Alvin
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X" (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 [Clark Kent]; Perry White
Synopsis
Jimmy accidentally gets hold of spectacles from a scientific villain, and finds out that they can show the future. One of the visions he sees shows his death from drowning. Trying to avoid that fate, on the fateful day he makes sure he is not going to be where the vision shows he will drown; just to have Superman take him there anyway. But then he finds out Superman wants him to be an actor in a "safety first" film about the dangers of drowning.
Reprints
Keywords
future vision spectacles; kryptonite; last will and testament; Metropolis Gas and Power Company; Metropolis Safety Council; Metropolis Summer Camp; portable iron lung

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
"...Nature's ways are amazing--and man is the most amazing because, by reading, observing and understanding the world about him, he constantly enriches himself!"

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

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

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Spectacles of Dr. X!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. Glad to See You!
    Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman
  5. 4. ["When is it socially correct to serve milk in a saucer?"]
    Fun Shop
  6. 5. Play 100
  7. 6. Jimmy Olsen's Super Pet
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. Gag Bag
  9. 8. ["Right over his head. Another home run!"]
    Little Pete
  10. 9. ["It's nice of you to let me take your picture, Peg."]
    Peg
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jim Walker
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen