Superman Fan Podcast Episode #199: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1956: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #15 & World’s Finest Comics #84!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 15 & World's Finest Comics 84, September 1956!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 15 & World’s Finest Comics 84, September 1956!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 15, September 1956, was published around July 17, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. They were the art team for all three stories, which were all written by Otto Binder and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.

– THE MYSTERY OF THE CANINE CHAMP (8 pgs.)

– JIMMY OLSEN, SPEED DEMON (8 pgs.)

– UNWANTED SUPERMAN SOUVENIRS (6 pgs.)

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 84, September/October 1956, was published around July 31, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye, who were the art team for the Superman/Batman story in this issue.

– THE SUPER-MYSTERY OF METROPOLIS (12 pgs.) was written by Edmond Hamilton and reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLDS’S FINEST vol. I.

– Green Arrow starred in the issues second story, THE MYSTERY OF 1,000 MASKS, written by Dave Wood and drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk starred in this issue’s final story, THE FRONTIER BRAGGART, written by Dave Wood and drawn by Bob Brown.

The rules for DC’s 5,000 Prize Slogan Contest are also covered in this episode. Contest results will be covered in future episodes.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 33 titles carried the September or September/October 1956 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN 133 (which finishes SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I) & ACTION COMICS 258 (which is the first issue of SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II)!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1956: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 16!

Check out SLIPSTREAM, a new web comic book written by jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS podcast, and drawn by yours truly. Thanks to SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE .com contributor Adam Dechanel for putting the website together. http://clockworkcomicsslipstream.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post.html

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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