(October 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
1958-08-21
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.

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

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Nose for News (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Rock 'n' Roll Superman (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
I've got to watch these prisoners closely...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals (Table of Contents: 10)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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: 11)

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Midwest Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Jimmy from Jupiter!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Super Nose for News
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Superboy
  6. 5. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  7. 6. The Rock 'n' Roll Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["I've got to watch these prisoners closely..."]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  12. 11. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
    Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing!
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Midwest Card Co.
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
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