(October 1958)

DC, 1954 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

this issue has first Jimmy Olsen letters page


The Jimmy from Jupiter! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Super Nose for News (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Professor Potter; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Professor Potter accidentally slips Jimmy a "Pinocchio Legend" formula intended as a lie detector. It works, making Jimmy's nose grow - and grow and grow - whenever he tells a lie. He discovers "telescopic smell" and sniffs out a fire across town, then blows away a crook with a super sneeze. Lois, meanwhile, slips Clark the "perfume" to check if he's really Superman - and Clark's nose also grows!
Reprints:

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen

The Rock 'N' Roll Superman (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Jerry Olsen
Synopsis:
Jimmy's cousin Jerry is the famous "Rock 'N' Roll Olsen", but is down with chicken pox and must cancel his concerts. Jimmy agrees to disguise and lip-sync to a tape recorder hidden in his guitar. But the recorder triggers his signal watch and makes Superman dance rock'n'roll across town. Superman fouls up a charity ball, gets thrown out of a girl's calisthenics class, and can't catch "The Earl" and his gang from committing robberies. And he's lost his dignity!
Reprints:

["I've got to watch these prisoners closely..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?

Synopsis:
Letters to the Editor from Fred Samuelson; Jacky Kozik, Ellen May O'Brien, and a real Jimmy Olsen from Chicago, Illinois. Fans want more Jimmy per month, more humor stories, want to know how his signal watch works, and what Superman souvenirs Jimmy collects. The editors suggest everyone watch for future stories.

The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Edmund Willis; Barry Brand; Perry White; Vince Regan; Jeff Wacker; Dr. Wilmington
Synopsis:
Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for men from Jupiter. He is granted the ability to read minds, but is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year, though he covers his appearance. Between scoops, Jimmy reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" him think that he is Superman. Jimmy’s rival Vince Regan plans to expose Jimmy at the ceremony, but luckily a Jovian week is equal to 5 Earth days, and Jimmy has reverted to his old self by then. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

miscredited to Binder elsewhere

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Jimmy from Jupiter!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Super Nose for News
    Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  4. 3. The Rock 'N' Roll Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. ["I've got to watch these prisoners closely..."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  7. 6. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
    Jimmy Olsen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen