(August-September 1967)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May and Nov.
On-sale Date
1967-06-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited) (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G38 and as G-38 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

No stories in this issue are interrupted by ads. All advertising pages fall between complete stories.

First post-Go-Go Checks issue.

A DC house ad for this issue, appearing in Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #103 (July 1967), reproduces the cover illustration for Jimmy Olsen #104 showing the issue as having Go-Go Checks, but the actual comic does not. Perhaps this ad was assembled before the decision to discontinue the Go-Go Checks was made or finalized.

Jimmy's Weirdest Adventures (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is pictured in various strange identities and situations.
Keywords
composite cover

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jimmy Olsen floating head (inset)
Synopsis
Table of Contents for this issue.

The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Several times in the past, Superman has pulled a clever hoax on Jimmy Olsen, but always for a sound reason!
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Professor Dekker; Miss Jenkins
Synopsis
Jimmy tries to trick Perry into giving him a raise by pretending to quit his job and getting his new identity as "Gilbert Knox" hired to take his position. Setting "Gilbert Knox" up to fail, Jimmy figures to be a sure thing to take his job back - with a raise and additional perks.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; Flying Newsroom; hoax; new identity; signal watch; suspended animation; train wreck; trickery

The Super-Lad of Space! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine Jimmy Olsen suddenly thrust into a strange world in outer space... and becoming instantly endowed with all the super-powers of Superman!
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (also as Super Lad); Superman [Clark Kent]; Zolians
Synopsis
Jimmy, while wearing a Superman costume, attends the launching of an engineless rocket into outer space by Superman. To get a scoop, he sneaks aboard to take photos, and ends up traveling through space. When he crash-lands he finds that he now has super-powers and can live out his super-fantasies. But he can't maintain a secret identity because everyone calls him Jimmy Olsen.
Reprints
Keywords
heroics; outer space setting; puzzlement; secret identity; super-powers; Superman costume; unknown planet

Crashing out of Legend! (Table of Contents: 4)

DC Comics; Bomba the Jungle Boy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The greatest jungle hero of them all... Bomba the Jungle Boy now joins the DC Super-Stars!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bomba the Jungle Boy
Keywords
comic book house ads; first issue

Indexer Notes

DC house ad for Bomba the Jungle Boy (DC, 1967 series) #1 (September-October 1967). The cover of the issue is reproduced for the ad. Top half of page.

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

Private Pete / 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
I just answered an ad from a magazine!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete; other soldier
Synopsis
Pete thinks of his "future", and finds it to be a lot closer than he thought.
Reprints
Keywords
army; future plans; soldiers; you-can’t-win

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page.

The Wolf-Man of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night, when people in Metropolis see Jimmy Olsen, they shriek and run!
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Supergirl [Linda Lee]; costume party goers; costume party judge; horror film director; various monster-suited actors; pretty girl in park; family on rooftop garden
Synopsis
Jimmy drinks a potion left behind by Merlin that turns him into a Wolf-Man every night, a spell which can only be broken by a kiss from a beautiful maiden. Jimmy tries to hide his condition from Lucy Lane until he finds, with Superman's help, a beautiful maiden who will kiss him.
Reprints
Keywords
costume party; Flying Newsroom; horror movie; magic potion; signal watch; transformation; wolf-man

Indexer Notes

People wear Batman, Robin, Superman, Green Arrow, and Speedy costumes at the masquerade ball in this story.

Nice Touch: Page 2, Panel 7: Before Jimmy first turns into a wolf-man, he is seen walking home at moonrise and touches of gray coloring are added to the back and side of his head indicating the beginnings of his transformation.

Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Palisades Amusement Park N.J. 1/2 mile south of George Washington Bridge
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman invites the readers of this magazine to Palisades Amusement Park, offering coupons for one free admission and free rides on the "Batman Slide" and "Crazy Crystals".
Keywords
Palisades Amusement Park

Indexer Notes

Ad for Palisades Amusement Park featuring Superman. Top half of page.

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6530
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you going to do with your mother's old hair net?
Feature Logo
Cap's Hobby Hints
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Cap (in title logo only), two boys
Synopsis
How to make rigging for a model ship out of an old hair net.
Keywords
hair net; hobbies; model ship; rigging

Indexer Notes

Idea from Ken Ropp, St. Louis, Mich. Lower half of page.

The Boy in Superman's Body! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many is the time when you must have dreamed that you had magically changed into Superman.
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Blacky Baird
Synopsis
Superman gives Jimmy Olsen a new trophy he found on an alien planet. Experimenting with the device, Jimmy unexpectedly transfers Superman's mind into Jimmy's body and Jimmy's mind into Superman's body. The pair each learn a great deal about what it's like to be each other. All the mutual learning is just about new experiences and different ways of doing things, until "Jimmy's mind in Superman's body" discovers that Superman is really Clark Kent.
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom; forest fire; heroics; Kryptonite; mind and body transference; role reversal; secret identity; strange mechanical properties

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Non-Super Superman". "The Boy in Superman's Body!" is the reprint title. Story ends on the top half of a page.

Down Down Down (Table of Contents: 10)

DC Comics; The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll shrink to sub-microscopic size!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Galg the Destroyer
Keywords
comic book house ads

Indexer Notes

DC house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #73 (August-September 1967). The cover of the issue is reproduced for the ad. Lower half of page. Top half of page is the end of "The Boy in Superman's Body!".

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

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is a selection of the best letters from Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals, chosen from the hundreds published in JIMMY OLSEN since 1958.
Feature Logo
Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (letter column logo illustration)
Keywords
editorial feature; letters of comment; retrospective

Indexer Notes

Leads off with a letter that was printed in the very first "Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals" column (by a reader named James Olsen), and follows with readers' letters originally sent in response to the various stories reprinted in this issue.

The Giant Turtle Man! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When will impulsive cub reporter Jimmy Olsen learn to heed the advice of his famed pal, Superman?
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lori Lemaris; Goxo
Synopsis
Jimmy finds an enlarging ray-gun and accidentally fires it through a turtle, striking himself, turning him into a giant turtle-man. When Jimmy begins to collect tons of steel objects, dumping them in an island volcano, Superman is called out to stop him. But Lori Lemaris tells Superman that an Atlantean criminal created the ray-gun and controlled Jimmy telepathically as part of a plan to protect pirate treasure buried on the volcanic island. Superman restores Jimmy with Brainiac's shrinking ray and recovers the pirate loot.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; battleship; Brainiac's Shrinking Ray; Fortress of Solitude; giant turtle-man; mind control; pirate treasure; sea or island setting; ship; signal watch; snail; sponge; submarine fleet; suspension bridge; transatlantic cable; transformation; turtle; vacation; volcano; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Inspired by the cover of the July 1940 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories.

The Elastic Lad of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 13)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I didn't have anything handy to tie up this truck-load of explosives that nearly collapsed! It's lucky you're Elastic Lad, Jimmy!
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [as Elastic Lad]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Potter; various baseball players; scientist shooting a projectile to the Moon; various cowboys.
Synopsis
Lois accidentally gives both Clark and Jimmy a drink of Professor Potter's elastic serum. Jimmy becomes Elastic Lad, but Superman must figure out a way to cover for the fact that the serum doesn't effect him.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; cowboys; Native American costumes; play rehearsal; scientist; serum; strange chemical properties; transformation

Indexer Notes

Last 2/3 page modified to fit half-page. Page one, panel two: The year is identified as 1959, not updated for reprint. Story ends on the top half of a page.

The Shouts Heard 'Round the World -- (Table of Contents: 14)

DC Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed as Infantino) (Batman #194 cover reproduction)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed as Anderson) (Batman #194 cover reproduction)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (Batman #194 cover reproduction)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hate Batman! Kill Batman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]
Keywords
change in publisher logo; comic book house ads; Go-Go Checks

Indexer Notes

DC house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #194 (August 1967), reproducing the issue's cover illustration.

The reproduction of the cover of Batman #194 shows the issue as having Go-Go Checks, but the actual comic does not. Perhaps this ad was assembled before the decision to discontinue the Go-Go Checks was made or finalized.

Lower half of page. Top half of page is the end of "The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!".

The Mystery of the Tiny Supermen! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If there is only one Superman, how is it that Jimmy Olsen one day meets a hundred Supermen?
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad (first appearance); Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Perry White; Lois Lane; Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
While Superman is on a mission in the past, the Superman Emergency Squad monitors Metropolis and discovers that Supergirl has accidentally left a clue to her existence and the Superman Emergency Squad jumps into action to remove the evidence of Supergirl's existence.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; dinosaur fossil; first appearance of recurring character(s); Flying Newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; ray gun; secret identity; signal watch; Superman souvenirs; typewriter

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

Direct Currents / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Superman #199 cover); Mike Sekowsky (Justice League of America #55 cover)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (Superman #199 and Justice League of America #55 covers)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Old Electrician is back with another battery of super-charged stories, so jam-full of electrifying action that they're sure to deliver the biggest jolt since someone told Ben Franklin to go fly a kite!
Feature Logo
Direct Currents [checkerboard border]
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Robin of Earth-Two [Dick Grayson]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]
Keywords
issue previews

Indexer Notes

In-house promotional feature highlighting the DC comic books on sale June 13 thru June 22, 1967.

June 13: Justice League of America #55, Blackhawk #235.

June 15: Star Spangled War Stories #134, The Fox and the Crow #105.

June 20: Superman #199 (with a Superman/Flash race), Sugar and Spike #72.

June 22: Metal Men #27.

The Boy Witch Doctor! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you believe in the supernatural? Do you think there are evil people living today who successfully practice black magic on their victims, inflicting harm on them from a distance by merely willing it?
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen [1950s-70s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jungle King [Duke Brannigan]; Lucy Lane; Mbongu (witch doctor)
Synopsis
Curious Jimmy dons an island witch doctor's costume and finds that, by play-jabbing voodoo dolls, he appears to have caused Lois and Perry to experience sudden pain.
Reprints
Keywords
castaway; jungle setting; meteor; movie; sea or island setting; signal watch; voodoo; voodoo dolls; witch doctor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jimmy's Weirdest Adventures
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. The Super-Lad of Space!
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Crashing out of Legend!
    DC Comics; Bomba the Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["I just answered an ad from a magazine!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. The Wolf-Man of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. ["What are you going to do with your mother's old hair net?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  10. 9. The Boy in Superman's Body!
    Superman
  11. 10. Down Down Down
    DC Comics; The Brave and the Bold
  12. 11. ["Here is a selection of the best letters from Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals, chosen from the hundreds published in JIMMY OLSEN since 1958."]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  13. 12. The Giant Turtle Man!
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. The Shouts Heard 'Round the World --
    DC Comics; Batman
  16. 15. The Mystery of the Tiny Supermen!
    Jimmy Olsen
  17. 16. ["The Old Electrician is back with another battery of super-charged stories, so jam-full of electrifying action that they're sure to deliver the biggest jolt since someone told Ben Franklin to go fly a kite!"]
    Direct Currents
  18. 17. The Boy Witch Doctor!
    Jimmy Olsen
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