SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 3, July/August 1958, was published around May 15, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three 8 page stories were drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and LOIS LANE ARCHIVE vol. I.
– THE RAINBOW SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVES vol. I.
– THE MAN WHO WAS CLARK KENT’S DOUBLE was written by Jerry Coleman, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, while Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics does not list a writer. This story was reprinted in LOIS LANE ANNUAL 1, Summer 1962, published around June 7, 1962.
– LOIS LANE AND THE BABE OF STEEL was also written by Jerry Coleman, according the the comics.org website, while dcindexes.com again lists no writer for this story.
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 95, July/August 1958, was published around May 27, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.
The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE BATTLE OF THE SUPERHEROES, written by Dave Wood, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was reprinted in 80 PAGE GIANT 15, October 1965 (published around August 19, 1965), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORD’S FINEST vol. I.
The two 6 page stories which filled out this issue starred:
– Tomahawk in, THE INDIAN TROUBADOUR, drawn by Fred Ray.
– Green Arrow in, GREEN ARROW vs RED DART, drawn by George Papp.
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the July or July/August cover date. These issues were covered in Episode 162, which also featured the first Brainiac story in ACTION COMICS 242. If you would like to explore the other DC titles which were published this month, click here, for the corresponding page at the MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS website.
I also discuss DC’s and Marvel’s habit of spoiling major plot points of their titles just before their release to garner publicity, as well as the Halloween ComicFest, which my local comic book shop, Acme Comics, participated in this past Saturday.
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