Superman Fan Podcast Episode #277: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated June 1959: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #37 & World’s Finest Comics #102!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #37 & World's Finest Comics #102!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #37 & World’s Finest Comics #102!


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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 37, June 1959, was published on April 7, 1959. 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, featuring the issue’s third and final story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– SUPERMAN’S SUPER RIVAL (9 pgs.), was written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

– THE JIMMY OLSEN SIGNAL WATCH (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE ELASTIC LAD OF METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), was also done by the same creative team as the second story in this issue.

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 102, June 1959, was published around April 23, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff.

– The 12 page Superman/Batman story was titled THE CAVEMAN FROM KRYPTON, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Charles Paris as the inker, while The Grand Comic Book Database lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, with Ray Burnley as the inker of the splash page only. Some panels of the story resemble Charles Paris’ rich ink line, while others don’t, so I won’t venture a guess as to which credit is right.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story THE WINGED SPACE RAIDER, written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Green Arrow and Speedy were featured in the 6 page story THE CASE OF THE CAMOUFLAGE KING, written by Ed Herron and drawn by Lee Elias. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the June or June/July 1959 cover date. They were  featured back in Episode 190, August 3, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1962: ACTION COMICS 289!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38!

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