SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 16, October 1956, was published around August 23, 1956. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All 3 stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker Ray Burnley. They have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I.
– THE THREE LIVES OF JIMMY OLSEN (8 pgs.).
– THE BOY OF STEEL (8 pgs.).
– THE SUPER LIAR OF METROPOLIS (6 pgs.)
Also covered in this episode are more details about DC Comics’ 5,000 Prize Slogan Contest.
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 35 titles carried the October or October/November 1956 cover date.
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