Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #4

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1955
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11960

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover King for a Day! (Jimmy Olsen) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Disappearance of Superman! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Perry White; Jumbo (pilot of the Flying Newsroom); Joe Cobb (mob chief)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
Disappearance of Superman
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([May 1965])
Disappearance of Superman!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #25 ([May 1967])
Disappearance of Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
Disappearance of Superman!

Synopsis

Superman hasn't been seen in a few days and Jimmy investigates his disappearance.

Show/hide 2. Now More Than Ever Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Notes

Promo ad showing that the Superman DC National Comics symbol is your guarantee of the best in comics reading.

Show/hide 3. "Hi, Vic. I'm all ready for our date!" (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; Vic's unnamed redhead date

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. The Hunted Messenger! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman (cameo); unnamed messenger; unnamed doctor; Henry Bascom/Mr. Bartley; two unnamed mobsters

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #62 ([September 1967?])
The Hunted Messenger
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
The Hunted Messenger!

Synopsis

Jimmy comes to the aid of a messenger and attempts to deliver a valuable package.

Notes

Inking previously credited to Ray Burnley. Id by Bob Hughes 8/06.

An error in the story has the character Henry Bascom also being referred to as Mr. Bartley.

Show/hide 5. Open for Business (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty; unnamed woman; unnamed telephone installer

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. The Eye Game Activity, 1 page

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

An anagram puzzle.

Show/hide 7. Trapping the Fish Pirates Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Author
John Marlowe
Letters
typeset

Notes

Text story based on a true crime story with a masthead illustration. Some indexers have noted that John Marlowe is a pen name for Jack Miller.

Show/hide 8. King for a Day! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Otho of Doraynia; Prime Minister Zormio; Dictator Kobla; Princess Teena

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry?

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Superman (KGM, 1958? series) #110 (June 1959)
King for a Day

Synopsis

Olsen and Clark Kent travel to Doraynia, where Jimmy is mistaken for exiled Prince Otho.

Notes

Inking previously credited to Ray Burnley. Id by Bob Hughes 8/06.


Notes

This is the first issue in the series to display the Comics Code Authority seal.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36629

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