(September 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
1958-07-15
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
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 Hoaxed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Al Plastino ? (see notes)
Inks
Stan Kaye; Al Plastino (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman's face altered by Al Plastino.

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

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

The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad (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 [Elastic Lad]; Superman; "Silky" Smith [also as Prof. Bolton]
Synopsis
When Jimmy accidentally exposes himself to a green substance from space, his entire body becomes like rubber. Hiding out as Elastic Lad in a freak show, Jimmy falls in with criminals who use his abilities to carry out their plots, but Jimmy turns the tables on them before his elastic abilities fade.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

first Elastic Lad story

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jimmy; Jimmy's mom; Rags (dog)
Synopsis
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Casey the Cop / 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
Officer" "Oh, officer!" "What happened?" "My store was robbed!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Mad Hatter of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Jimmy interviews a collector of famous men's hats - Napoleon, Robin Hood, Fleming of the London Bobbies - then pranks him that the hats give the wearer the person's abilities. Soon Jimmy is tracking an escape lion like Eric Danton and shooting it with a toy bow, yanking an engine out of a crooks' car like Houdini, and rowing after bandits like Captain Alan who defeated Blackbeard - all with Superman's unseen help! He even picks up Clark Kent's old hat to become a world-famous reporter!
Reprints

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

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

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

Shorty / 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
Young Man Wanted
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

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

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Read 'Em and Laugh! (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Professor Dekker; Miss Jenkins
Synopsis
Jimmy tries to trick Perry into giving him a raise by pretending to quit his job and getting his new identity hired to take his position.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Know Your Pet!
  6. 5. ["Officer" "Oh, officer!" "What happened?" "My store was robbed!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Mad Hatter of Metropolis
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. ["Coming next month in Superboy comics..."]
  9. 8. ["Young Man Wanted"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  12. 11. Read 'Em and Laugh!
  13. 12. The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
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  • Clayton Emery
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