Superman Fan Podcast Episode #225: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1957: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #23, Showcase #10 & World’s Finest Comics #90!

Episode #225: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1957!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #23, Showcase #10 & World’s Finest Comics #90!

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After highlighting my FREE COMIC BOOK DAY last Saturday, and reviewing the AVENGERS movie I saw on Tuesday, I featured the following issues in this episode:

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 23, September 1957, published around July 16, 1957. 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 Ray Burnley. They were the art team for all three 8 page stories, which were all written by Otto Binder. These stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPER PALS

– JIMMY OLSEN, THE BEARDED BOY

– THE ADVENTURES OF PRIVATE OLSEN (featured on the cover)

SHOWCASE 10, September/October 1957, was published around July 18, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye, the art team for all three 8 page stories. They were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– THE JILTING OF SUPERMAN was written by Otto Binder.

– THE SIGHTLESS LOIS LANE was written by Jerry Coleman.

– THE FORBIDDEN BOX FROM KRYPTON (featured on the cover) was written by Otto Binder.

The first issue of SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE would premiere with the March/April 1958 issue, published around January 14, 1958.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 90, September/October 1957, was published around July 30, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, and Jack Schiff was the editor. Curt Swan pencilled the cover, which was inked by Ray Burnley.

– The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE SUPER-BATWOMAN, written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

The final two 6 page stories starred the following characters:

– Green Arrow in, THE AMAZING ARCHER FROM MARS, drawn by George Papp.

– Tomahawk in, THE RIDDLE OF THE MYSTERY TRACKER, drawn by Fred Ray.

If you would prefer that I split up these Superman Family episodes when I begin covering SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE, let me know by sending an e-mail to the address listed at the end of these show notes.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1960: SUPERMAN 140 & ACTION COMICS 269!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24!

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