(April-May 1974)

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Volume
21
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-01-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (credited) (co-editor); Murray Boltinoff (credited) (co-editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #103.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?; typeset

Job Number
B-1971
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Brainiac; Krypto; Lois Lane; Perry White

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration); Jim Mooney (illustration); George Papp (illustration)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (illustration); Jim Mooney (illustration); George Papp (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-872
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Character illustrations reprinted from past issues.

Death Bites with Fangs of Stone (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman (credited)
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-1933
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Mark Olsen (Jimmy Olsen's father); Dr. Herrod; Stace; Johnny Wolf; Evo Denton; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Benito Navarez (flashback); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo)
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen must figure out who is behind the vandalism of Olsentown, the project created by his father to help troubled teens.
Reprints
Keywords
ESP; Olsentown

Indexer Notes

Part two titled "S.O.S. Comes in Colors."

Brainiac's Blitz! (Table of Contents: 3)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-859
Feature Logo
Supergirl
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Professor Carter
Synopsis
With Superman gone in space on a Justice League adventure, Supergirl must stop Brainiac when he comes to Earth to kill Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Stanhope College

The Super Star of Hollywood! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-868
Feature Logo
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Boris Xavier (movie producer); Tyrone Clover (movie star); Brenda Glamour (movie star)
Synopsis
Krypto becomes swell headed after going to Hollywood to make a movie.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; Hollywood

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1973
Average number of copies sold preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 195,157
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 172,068
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019, a publicly-held corporation

The Gift-Wrapped Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman (credited)
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-1945
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Elephant (underworld executioner); Toro (underworld hitman); Brace (underworld hitman); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
When The Elephant, and underworld executioner wants to turn state's evidence, the underworld has him killed. In his final moments he gives Jimmy Olsen all the evidence to convict his bosses but Jimmy must outrun two hitmen on snowmobiles.
Reprints
Keywords
organized crime; snowmobiles

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

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?; Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
George Klein ? (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1966

Indexer Notes

Includes an editorial note explaining explaining the re-titled Jimmy Olsen series and the format of Olsen revolving with Lois Lane and Supergirl in new features.
Letters submitted by Vickie Summers, Gordon Schnaper, Steve Ahearn, Kari Smartt, Pete Johnson, and Paul Edwards.
Writer Leo Dorfman responds to reader Kevin Hendryx's question about an earlier story in issue #159.

The Death March! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Leo Dorfman (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-861
Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Garver (owner of the rival newspaper The Sentinel)
Synopsis
Perry White's great-grandfather is accused of having lead a "death-march" in the desert. Perry then decides to re-enact the march in order to clear his great-grandfather's name.
Reprints
Keywords
The Sentinel

The Three Wives of Superman! Part 1: The Terrible Secret of Mrs. Lois Superman! (Table of Contents: 9)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-858
Feature Logo
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Kron-Em
Synopsis
Superman marries Lois Lane and gives her super-powers.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; Kryptonian Metal-Eater

Indexer Notes

imaginary story

[The Three Wives of Superman!] Part II: The Tragic Torment of Mrs. Lana Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-858
Feature Logo
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Lex Luthor; Van-Zee; Sylvia DeWitt; Lili; Lyle; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane (cameo); Lois Lane (flashback)
Synopsis
After the death of his first wife Lois Lane, Superman marries Lana Lang, stealing her from a reformed Lex Luthor.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite

Indexer Notes

imaginary story

[The Three Wives of Superman!] Part III: The Shocking Fate of Mrs. Lori Superman! (Table of Contents: 11)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-858
Feature Logo
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Ronal; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Lois Lane (cameo flashback); Lana Lang (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
After the death of his first two wives, Superman marries Lori Lemaris, but she is killed by two Phantom Zone villains.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; computers; Fortress of Solitude; Kryptonian Metal-Eater; Phantom Zone; Superman robots; time travel

Indexer Notes

imaginary story

How the Artists Draw the Superman Family (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (Jimmy Olsen, Ma and Pa Kent, Krypto figures); Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figures); Pat Broderick ? (figure at drawing table)
Inks
John Forte (Jimmy Olsen figures); George Klein (Ma and Pa Kent and Krypto figures); Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figures); Terry Austin ? (backgrounds at drawing table); Pat Broderick ? (figure at drawing table); Tex Blaisdell ? (figure at drawing table)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
N-873
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Examples of how to draw different characters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from discussions between David Bachman, Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Merlin Haas. Everyone is in agreement on these credits except for the figure at the drawing table.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Supergirl
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Death Bites with Fangs of Stone
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. Brainiac's Blitz!
    Supergirl
  5. 4. The Super Star of Hollywood!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. The Gift-Wrapped Doom
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  9. 8. The Death March!
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. The Three Wives of Superman! Part 1: The Terrible Secret of Mrs. Lois Superman!
    Lois Lane
  11. 10. [The Three Wives of Superman!] Part II: The Tragic Torment of Mrs. Lana Superman!
    Lois Lane
  12. 11. [The Three Wives of Superman!] Part III: The Shocking Fate of Mrs. Lori Superman!
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. How the Artists Draw the Superman Family
    Superman
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