Superman Fan Podcast Episode #169: Superman Family Of Comics Cover Dated May/June 1955: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #5 & World’s Finest Comics #76!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 5 & World's Finest Comics 76!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 5 & World’s Finest Comics 76!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 5, May/June 1955, was published around March 22, 1955. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10 cents. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories in the issue were written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This issue was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I. The three eight page stories in this issue were:
– THE BOY OLYMPICS!
– THE BRAIN OF STEEL!
– THE STORY OF SUPERMAN’S SOUVENIRS!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 76, May/June 1955, was published around March 29, 1955. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was drawn by Win Mortimer. The Superman/Batman story was the twelve page tale, WHEN GOTHAM CITY CHALLENGED METROPOLIS, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has been reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

The other two six page stories in the issue were:

– Green Arrow: THE MECHANICAL ARCHER, drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk: THE SCHOONER ON WHEELS, drawn by Fred Ray.

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