Superman Fan Podcast Episode #260: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1959: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #6 & Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #34!

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #6 & Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #34!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #6 & Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #34!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 6, January 1959, was published around November 13, 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. It featured the second story in this issue.

– THE AMAZING SUPERMAN JUNIOR (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 8, Winter 1964, published on November 21, 1963. All three stories in this issue were also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE vol. I.

– LOIS LANE, CONVICT (8 pgs.), featured on the cover, was written by Bill Finger (according to The Grand Comic Book Database at comics.org) and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LIEUTENANT LOIS LANE, U. S. ARMY (9 pgs.), was done by the same creative team as the previous story in this issue.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 34, January 1959, was published around November 20, 1958. 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. It featured the first story in this issue. All three stories were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

– SUPERMAN’S PAL OF STEEL (10 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Craig Flessel (according to dcindexes.com) or perhaps John Giunta (according to comics.org).

– THE UNDERWORLD JOURNAL (8 pgs.), was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley.

– THE MOST AMAZING CAMERA IN THE WORLD (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the January or January/February 1959 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics at dcindexes.com. These titles were covered at the end of Episode 180.

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