Superman Fan Podcast Episode 325 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1961: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #52!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, April 1961!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, April 1961!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 52, April 1961, was published around February 16, 1961. It contained 32 pages, still 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. It featured the issue’s third and final story. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

– THE SPECTER OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE PERILS OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte.

– JIMMY OLSEN, WOLF-MAN (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was Siegel’s 59th silver age Superman family story, and his 99th overall which we have covered on this podcast so far.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the April or April/May 1961 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1964: ACTION COMICS 310!

Then we will return to the: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1961: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 117 & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 25!

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