Superman Fan Podcast Episode #279: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated July 1959: Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #10 & Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #38!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 38 & Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 10!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 38 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 10!

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SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10, July 1959, was published on March 14, 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 first story. All three stories have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE CRY-BABY OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein (according to the Grand Comic Book Database at comics.org). The art was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– LOIS LANE’S ROMEO (9 pgs.) was also drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, as well as reprinted in 80 PG.  3, September 1964.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER-SEANCE (8 pgs.), might have been written by Robert Bernstein (at least according to comics.org), by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, was released on May 21, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, 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.

– THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, as well as being reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 2, September 1964.

– JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte, and was also reprinted in 80 PG. GIANT 2, September 1964.

– OLSEN’S SUPER SUPPER (8 pgs.), was pencilled by Curt Swan, and was inked by either Craig Flessel (according to dcindexes.com) or Stan Kaye (according to comics.org).

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the July or July/August 1959 cover date. These titles were covered at the end of Episode 192, August 17, 2011.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: SUPERMAN 154 AND ACTION COMICS 290!

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