Superman Fan Podcast Episode #197: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated August 1956: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #14!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 14, August 1956!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 14, August 1956!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 14, August 1956, was published around June7, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley, the art team for all three stories in this issue. MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS website lists Otto Binder as the writer of the first and third stories of this issue, but leaves the author of the second story as unknown. THE GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE  lists Otto Binder as the writer of the second story as well.

– THE FEATS OF SUPER CHIEF (8 pgs.)

– THE MEEK JIMMY OLSEN (6 pgs.)

– THE BOY SUPERMAN (8 pgs.)

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 35 titles carried the August or August/September 1956 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1959: SUPERMAN 132 & ACTION COMICS 257!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1956: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 84!

Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.

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