Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: 80 Page Giant #2 (Starring Jimmy Olsen)!

80 Page Giant 2 (starring Jimmy Olsen), September 1964!

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80 PAGE GIANT 2, starring Jimmy Olsen, September 1964, was published around June 18, 1964. It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (15:12) THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND JIMMY OLSEN (12 pgs.), was written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was the first one published in ACTION COMICS 253, June 1959, released on April 30, 1959. This issue was first covered in Episode 190, for the week of August 3, 2011. The story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 16, September 1981, published on June 4, 1981, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II.

– (26:52) THE E-L-A-S-T-I-C LAD (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one printed in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 31, September 1958, published around July 15, 1958. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 249 for the week of November 21, 2012.

– (36:22) THE JIMMY OLSEN FROM JUPITER (10 pgs.), written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the third one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (50:23) THE SUPER NOSE FOR NEWS (8 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 32, October 1958, published around August 21, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 251 for the week of December 12, 2012.

– (1:04:23) THE MC OF THE MIDNIGHT SCARE THEATER (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was the first story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

– (1:18:56) THE HUMAN SKYSCRAPER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the third story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 28, April 1958, published around February 25, 1958. We first covered this story in Episode 239 for the week of September 12, 2012.

– (1:28:08) THE HUMAN FLAME-THROWER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. It was the final story in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 33, December 1958, published around October 7, 1958. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 256 for the week of January 31, 2013.

– (1:39:30) THE SON OF SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Ray Burnley. This story was the first one in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 30, August 1958, published around June 5, 1958. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. II. We first covered this story in Episode 247 for the week of November 7, 2012.

– (1:50:03) JIMMY OLSEN’S WEDDING (9 pgs.), was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was the second one released in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38, July 1959, published on May 21, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 279 for the week of August 28, 2013.

During this episode we also cover the issue’s ads and other features, including some short text articles about some of Jimmy Olsen’s friends and adventures.

Next episodes we will finish: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1964: PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 79, PART III: 80 PAGE GIANT 3 (featuring Lois Lane and co-starring Lana Lang), PART IV: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 144 & PART V: ACTION COMICS 316!

Then we will feature: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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