Episode #212: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated March 1957: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #19 & World’s Finest Comics #87!

Episode #212: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1957!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #19 & World's Finest Comics #87!

Episode #212!

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 19, March 1957, was published around January 15, 1957. It contained 32 pages for a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. The cover for this issue also served as the cover to SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. I, which is the reprint edition in which this issue appeared. All 3 8 page stories were written by Otto Binder and pencilled by Curt Swan.

– THE TWO JIMMY OLSENS was inked by Ray Burnley.

– THE HUMAN GEIGER COUNTER was inked by Stan Kaye.

– SUPERMAN’S KID BROTHER was inked by Ray Burnley.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 87, March/April 1957, was published around January 31, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 12 page Superman / Batman story in this issue was titled THE REVERSED HEROES, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang, and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story, THE GREEN SWORD. THE GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE listed the writer as possibly Dave Wood, while MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS did not list a writer. Both websites list the artist as George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the issue’s final six page story, THE RETIREMENT OF TOMAHAWK, drawn by Nick Cardy.



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