(December 1959)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
On-sale date
1959-10-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
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 ad in Action Comics #258 and copyright registration.


The Human Octopus! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane
Reprints
Keywords
kewpie dolls; shooting galleries

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Human Octopus! (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Rocky Doyle; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
When Jimmy accidentally eats a space fruit, he grows four extra arms. At first Jimmy thinks his new extra arms are great, but when Lucy rejects him and he is forced to act as a pickpocket by a gang of thieves, he asks Superman to help him reverse his condition.
Reprints

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

Shorty / 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
What a place!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superboy; Adventure Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Robot Reporter! (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

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

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Jimmy Olsen, the Boy Swordsman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Octopus!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Human Octopus!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. ["What a place!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. Coming Super-Attractions...
    Superboy; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. The Robot Reporter!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  11. 10. Jimmy Olsen, the Boy Swordsman!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
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