Friday, August 31, 2012

Episode #237: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated March 1958: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #27, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #1 & World's Finest Comics #93!

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #27, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #1 & World's Finest Comics #93!



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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 27, March 1958, was published around January 16, 1958. It contained 32 pages for 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three 8 page stories were done by the same creative team, writer Otto Binder, penciller Curt Swan and inker Ray Burnley. They were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- THE BOY FROM MARS

- A DATE WITH MISS METROPOLIS

- THE OUTLAW JIMMY OLSEN, which was featured on the cover.

SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 1, March/April 1958, was published on January 14, 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. All three 8 page stories were drawn by Kurt Schaffenber (featured way back in Episode 5), and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II.

- THE BOMBSHELL OF THE BOULEVARDS, written by Leo Dorfman, was also reprinted in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 67, which was the issue in which I first read this story as a boy in the mid-1960's.

- LOIS LANE, SUPER CHEF, written by Otto Binder.

- THE WITCH OF METROPOLIS, written by Otto Binder, was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 and SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 77 (which was an 80 page giant, reprinting past Lois Lane stories).

WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 93, March/April 1958, was published around January 28, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 12 page Superman/Batman story was THE BOSS OF SUPERMAN & BATMAN, written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye. It was reprinted in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. I.

Green Arrow starred in the 6 page story, RAID OF THE VULTURE MAN, drawn by George Papp.

Tomahawk starred in the 6 page story, THE MILITIA WITHOUT MUSKETS, also drawn by George Papp.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 36 titles carried the March or March/April 1958 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1961: ACTION COMICS 274!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1958: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28!

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