(December 1960)

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
1960-10-06
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 Action Comics #270 and copyright registration.


The Fat Boy of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Jimmy's Gorilla Identity! (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Congorilla; Congo Bill; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Janu; The Red Knight Gang; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Congo Bill travels to Metropolis to find Congorilla, who had been captured and transported there. He asks Jimmy for help finding Congorilla.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin recap of Congorilla.

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

Homer / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Homer!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Homer and his friend try to go to lunch.

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

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

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

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Fat Boy of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Dr. Rance [also as the Maharajah of Bohali]; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Mr. Montaine; Mrs. Montaine; Maharajah of Bohali
Synopsis
Dr. Rance makes Jimmy fantastically fat as part of a scheme to smuggle jewels into the country. But when he tries to pass himself off as the Maharajah of Bohali, Dr. Rance exposes himself as a fraud, and Superman arrests him.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Edward D. Westfall, Dick Carlson, Cynthia Davis, Henry Blair, Danny Haralson, Linda Szymanski, Jules Matjes, Jerry Wells, Tim Orange, Fred Herkel.

[Bandicoot] (Table of Contents: 8)

Let's Go Hunting! / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Puzzle of how many four letter words can be spelled using the letters in Bandicoot.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Alias, Chip O'Doole! (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane (Cameo)
Synopsis
When Jimmy discovers that Lucy Lane has a crush on teen singing star Chip O'Doole he disguises himself as Chip to try to win her back.
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) /

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fat Boy of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Jimmy's Gorilla Identity!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. ["Hi, Homer!"]
    Homer
  5. 4. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superboy; Action Comics
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual
  7. 6. The Fat Boy of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  9. 8. [Bandicoot]
    Let's Go Hunting!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. Alias, Chip O'Doole!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Padell Book Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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