(July 1961)

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
1961-05-18
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 #277 and copyright registration.


King of the Giant Ants! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

inspired by the cover of the December 1938 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Elastic Lad's Wrestling Match! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Elastic Lad
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of the Ugly Superman. 1st appearance in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #8 (April 1959).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for getting me the part-time job...
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

King of the Giant Ants! (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inspired by the cover of the December 1938 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Rege Markl, Eddie Tobias, Nancy Gold, Eric Peyton, Dutch Mink, Barry Cushner, Gloria Mundt, Kenneth W. Groman, Neil Carson.

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

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Business is bad.
Genre
humor
Reprints

Baby Jimmy Olsen! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. King of the Giant Ants!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  4. 3. Elastic Lad's Wrestling Match!
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins
  7. 6. ["Thanks for getting me the part-time job..."]
    Peg
  8. 7. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Action Comics; Adventure Comics
  9. 8. King of the Giant Ants!
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  15. 14. ["Business is bad."]
    Shorty
  16. 15. Baby Jimmy Olsen!
    Jimmy Olsen
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
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