Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #44!
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SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 44, April 1960, was published around February 18, 1960. 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, featuring the first of the issue’s three stories on the cover. All three stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.
- THE WOLF-MAN OF METROPOLIS (9 pgs.), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has also been reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE STRANGE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN.
- JIMMY’S LEPRECHAUN PAL (8 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 82nd silver age Superman story, and his 126th overall for the era. Previously he wrote SUPERBOY MEETS SUPERGIRL for SUPERBOY 80, April 1960, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM-UP STORIES EVER TOLD.
- MISS JIMMY OLSEN (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, was also reprinted in SUPERMAN: DAILY PLANET.
Also highlighted in this episode were the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.
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