Episode #249: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1958: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #4, World’s Finest Comics #96 & Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #31!

Episode #249: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated September 1958!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #4, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #31 & World’s Finest Comics #96!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 4, September/October 1958, was published around July 10, 1958. 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. All three 8 page stories were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE ARCHIVE vol. I.

– SUPER COURTSHIP OF LOIS LANE was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LOIS LANE, WORKING GIRL was written by Jerry Coleman (according to comics.org.) and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– ANNIE OAKLEY GETS HER (SUPER) MAN was written by Alvin Schwartz (according to comics.org) , pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 96, September 1958, was published around July 15, 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 SUPER – FOES FROM PLANET X, was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in WORLD’S FINEST ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. I.

The two 6 page stories which finished the issue were:

– Tomahawk in TOMAHAWK’S PONY PARTNER, written by Dave Wood and drawn by Bob Brown.

– Green Arrow in FIVE CLUES TO DANGER, pencilled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jack and Roz Kirby.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31, September 1958, was published around July 17, 1958. 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 and Al Plastino. All three 8 page stories were drawn by the creative team of penciller Curt Swan and inker Ray Burnley, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– THE E – L – A – S – T – I – C LAD was written by Otto Binder and was reprinted, in 80 PG. GIANT 2, September 1964, which was published around July 4, 1964. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.

– THE MAD HATTER OF METROPOLIS was written by Bill Finger. At the bottom of the final page of the story was an ad for a historic story in SUPERBOY 68, October 1958, THE AMAZING BIZARRO, which was covered way back in Episode 67 Part I.

– THE BOY WHO HOAXED SUPERMAN was written by Otto Binder.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 35 titles carried the September or September/October 1958 cover date. These issues were covered at the end of Episode 172.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1961: SUPERMAN 142 & ACTION COMICS 279!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1958: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 97!

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