Superman Fan Podcast Episode #173: Superman Family Of Comics Cover Dated July/August 1955: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #6 & World’s Finest Comics #77!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 6 & World’s Finest Comics 77!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 6, July August 1955, was published around May 19, 1955. It contained 32 pages and sold 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, who were the art team on all three stories in this issue. The cover featured the third and final story of the issue, THE 100 PIECES OF KRYPTONITE! All three eight page stories were written by Otto Binder. The first two stories in this issue were:

– THE KING OF MAGIC!

– JOCKEY OLSEN RIDES STAR FLASH!

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 77, July/August 1955, was published around May 31, 1955. It also contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, who were also the art team on the Superman/Batman story in this issue. The three stories in this issue were:

– Superman/Batman: THE SUPER BAT-MAN!, (12 pages) written by Edmond Hamilton.

– Green Arrow: THE MILLION DOLLAR ARROW!, (6 pages) drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk: THE JUGGLER OF FORT CAYUGA!, (6 pages) drawn by Fred Ray.

Elsewhere in DC Comics cover dated July or July/August 1955, DC published 30 titles which carried this cover date.

Next Week: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1958: ACTION COMICS 245! SUPERMAN 125 would carry a November 1958 cover date, and 126 would carry a January 1959 cover date. In this era SUPERMAN would only be published 10 times a year.

In two weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER OR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 7 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 78! Beginning this month, JIMMY OLSEN would go to a monthly publication schedule. WORLD’S FINEST would not follow suit for a number of months.

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