(March 1972)

DC, 1954 Series
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Volume
19
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (semi-monthly Aug.)
On-sale date
1972-01-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Jack Kirby; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
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 Comic Reader #79.


A Superman in Supertown! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson ?; Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?; Carmine Infantino ? (see notes)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Dick Giordano ?; (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
X-291
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover appears to be a mix of artists with no definite consensus among GCD art-spotters. DC credits the cover to Neal Adams (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) in Jimmy Olsen: Adventures by Jack Kirby (DC, 2003 series) #2 and Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus (DC, 2007 series) #3. However, the checklist at nealadams.com specifically denies that credit. Carmine Infantino may have laid out the cover as he did many in this period.

Nick Caputo sees evidence of Neal Adams pencils on backgrounds and figures, with another hand. perhaps Giordano, drawing the flying figures, images swiped from page 16, panel 1 of the interior story. Nick believes the remainder of the cover is by Anderson. Previous indexers credited Bob Oksner, Carmine Infantino and Jack Kirby with possible pencils.

A Superman in Super-Town! (Table of Contents: 1)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
Mike Royer

Job Number
X-292
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Newsboy Legion [Big-Words; Gabby Jr.; Scrapper Jr.; Tommy; Flipper Dipper]; Angry Charlie; Superman [Clark Kent]; Magnar (introduction); Professor Victor Volcanum (introduction); Highfather [Izaya the Inheritor]
Reprints

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

Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-475

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Rozakis, Richard H. Morrissey and Harold May.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average sales per issue, previous year - 299,882.

The Scoop of Suicide Slum! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby (signed); Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
X-280
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big-Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]]; Franklin D. Clark (villain, publisher of "The Observer"); Windy Wicks (villain); Slim Slavin (villain); Butch Benson (villain); Big Al Fenner (villain)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Superman in Supertown!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. A Superman in Super-Town!
    Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Scoop of Suicide Slum!
    The Newsboy Legion
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen