Superman Fan Podcast Episode #336 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated October 1961: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #56!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 56, October 1961!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 56, October 1961!

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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 56, October 1961, was published around August 17, 1961. It contained 32 pages STILL for the cover price of only a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. It featured the issue’s first story.


– THE SON OF JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This is the 9th Imaginary Story covered on this podcast. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 117, January 1969, around November 26, 1968. This story was also Siegel’s 63rd Superman Family story covered on the podcast, and his 108th overall for the era.


– THE JINX OF METROPOLIS (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 64th Superman Family story covered on this podcast, and his 109th overall for the silver age.


– JIMMY OLSEN’S SWEETHEARTS (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. Al Plastino drew this story.


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 27 titles carried the October or October/November 1961 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics. They were covered at the end of Episode 255, for the week of January 23, 2013.


This episode begins with the monthly MY PULL LIST segment, where I review the March 2016 cover dated issues, released in January 2016, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

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