Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen

    (DC, 1954-1974)
ô and © DC Comics, Inc.
Series continued in The Superman Family #164

In 1954, Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen got a title of his own. Always on the lookout for a story, Jimmy wound up embarking on a long series of humorous adventures, taking him from undersea cities to encounters with aliens. If the action got too hot, Jimmy could use his signal watch to call Superman for a rescue. Indeed, it seemed like not an issue went by that Superman wasnít saving Jimmy from one menace or another.

Jimmy had several chances to become a super-hero during the course of this series. At different times, he became Elastic Lad, Flamebird, and even giant ape Congorilla. In the end, however, he always decided that super-heroing was not for him. Possibly, this was because he was so busy chasing after Lucy Lane, Lois Laneís sister.

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#1

  10/1/1954
  $0.10
  $5,700.00
1 copy available for $916.00
Sep-Oct issueOtto BinderCurt Swan

#2

  12/1/1954
  $0.10
  $1,225.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#3

  2/1/1955
  $0.10
  $1,125.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#4

  4/1/1955
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Henry Boltinoff, John MarloweCurt Swan, Ray Burnley, Henry Boltinoff

#5

  6/1/1955
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
Reprints from Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #12 (Apr 1956), #14 (Aug 1956), #23 (Sep 1957), #27 (Mar 1958), #36 (Apr 1959), #37 (Jun 1959), #44 (Apr 1960), #47 (Sep 1960) and #49 (Dec 1960); 80-Page GiantOtto Binder, Robert BernsteinCurt Swan

#6

  8/1/1955
  $0.10
  $340.00
No copies available
Reprint from The Adventures of Bob Hope #1 (Feb-Mar 1950)Otto Binder, Jack Miller, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Lampert, Jack SchiffCurt Swan, Ray Burnley, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Lampert, Win Mortimer, Raymond Perry

#7

  9/1/1955
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#8

  11/1/1955
  $0.10
  $440.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#9

  12/1/1955
  $0.10
  $340.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#10

  2/1/1956
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#11

  3/1/1956
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#12

  4/1/1956
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#13

  6/1/1956
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Reprint from Adventure Comics #155Otto Binder, Henry Boltinoff, Joe MaxwellCurt Swan, Jack Burnley, Henry Boltinoff

#14

  8/1/1956
  $0.10
  $290.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#15

  9/1/1956
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#16

  10/1/1956
  $0.10
  $195.00
No copies available
Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsOtto BinderCurt Swan

#17

  12/1/1956
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#18

  2/1/1957
  $0.10
  $330.00
2 copies available from $29.00
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Ray Burnley, Henry Boltinoff

#19

  3/1/1957
  $0.10
  $470.00
1 copy available for $53.00
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#20

  4/1/1957
  $0.10
  $330.00
1 copy available for $50.00
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#21

  6/1/1957
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#22

  8/1/1957
  $0.10
  $140.00
1 copy available for $50.00
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#23

  9/1/1957
  $0.10
  $1,525.00
1 copy available for $40.00
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#24

  10/1/1957
  $0.10
  $145.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#25

  12/1/1957
  $0.10
  $140.00
1 copy available for $3.00
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#26

  2/1/1958
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#27

  3/1/1958
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#28

  4/1/1958
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan

#29

  6/1/1958
  $0.10
  $165.00
1 copy available for $31.00
Time travel; Reprint from Adventure Comics #185 (Feb 1953)Otto Binder, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Brown

#30

  8/1/1958
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Otto BinderCurt Swan, Dick Sprang

#31

  9/1/1958
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Elastic Lad (Jimmy Olsen)Otto Binder, Bill Finger, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Ray Burnley, Henry Boltinoff

#32

  10/1/1958
  $0.10
  $125.00
2 copies available from $15.70
 Otto Binder, Alvin Schwartz, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#33

  12/1/1958
  $0.10
  $108.00
1 copy available for $38.00
 Otto Binder, Alvin Schwartz, Martin NaydelCurt Swan, Martin Naydel

#34

  1/1/1959
  $0.10
  $110.00
1 copy available for $13.50
 Henry Boltinoff, Otto Binder, Alvin SchwartzHenry Boltinoff, Curt Swan

#35

  3/1/1959
  $0.10
  $90.00
1 copy available for $18.00
Reprints material from Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #110 (Apr 1968)Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#36

  4/1/1959
  $0.10
  $265.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Lucy LaneOtto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#37

  6/1/1959
  $0.10
  $130.00
No copies available
 Bill Finger, Otto BinderCurt Swan

#38

  7/1/1959
  $0.10
  $116.00
1 copy available for $40.00
Reprint from Action Comics #148Robert Bernstein, Henry Boltinoff, Martin NaydelCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel

#39

  9/1/1959
  $0.10
  $100.00
1 copy available for $20.00
 Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#40

  10/1/1959
  $0.10
  $113.00
4 copies available from $12.00
 Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#41

  12/1/1959
  $0.10
  $103.00
1 copy available for $12.00
 Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#42

  1/1/1960
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
Jimmy becomes a genieRobert BernsteinCurt Swan

#43

  3/1/1960
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelCurt Swan, Wayne Boring

#44

  4/1/1960
  $0.10
  $70.00
2 copies available from $9.00
 Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, Robert BernsteinCurt Swan

#45

  6/1/1960
  $0.10
  $84.00
3 copies available from $8.00
 Otto Binder, Robert BernsteinCurt Swan

#46

  7/1/1960
  $0.10
  $72.00
2 copies available from $9.50
Supergirl cover; Lois Lane swimsuit issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJerry Siegel, Robert Bernstein, Otto BinderCurt Swan

#47

  9/1/1960
  $0.10
  $64.00
3 copies available from $11.50
 Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Jerry SiegelCurt Swan

#48

  10/1/1960
  $0.10
  $77.00
3 copies available from $19.99
1st Appearance of Superman Emergency SquadOtto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#49

  12/1/1960
  $0.10
  $85.00
3 copies available from $10.00
1st Appearance of Dr. RanceJerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff, Curt Swan

#50

  1/1/1961
  $0.10
  $93.00
4 copies available from $28.00
 Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Al Plastino, Henry Boltinoff

#51

  3/1/1961
  $0.10
  $91.00
1 copy available for $18.00
 Robert Bernstein, Otto BinderCurt Swan

#52

  4/1/1961
  $0.10
  $56.00
No copies available
 Leo Dorfman, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#53

  6/1/1961
  $0.10
  $50.00
No copies available
Paul Gambaccini L.O.C.Jerry Siegel, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Bernard Baily

#54

  7/1/1961
  $0.10
  $50.00
2 copies available from $7.00
 Robert Bernstein, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#55

  9/1/1961
  $0.10
  $63.00
1 copy available for $22.00
 Rober Bernstein, Henry BoltinoffAl Plastino, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#56

  10/1/1961
  $0.10
  $73.00
3 copies available from $8.60
 Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffKurt Schaffenberger, John Forte, Al Plastino, Henry Boltinoff

#57

  12/1/1961
  $0.12
  $116.00
4 copies available from $11.25
 Jerry SiegelCurt Swan

#58

  1/1/1962
  $0.12
  $75.00
1 copy available for $13.50
 Robert Bernstein, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#59

  3/1/1962
  $0.12
  $70.00
2 copies available from $12.00
Reprint from The Adventures of Bob Hope #40 (Aug-Sep 1956); Reprint from Adventure Comics #229 (Oct 1956); Includes Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation for October 1, 1961Jerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#60

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $75.00
3 copies available from $10.00
 Leo Dorfman, Henry Boltinoff, Robert BernsteinAl Plastino, Henry Boltinoff, Curt Swan

#61

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $215.00
3 copies available from $20.00
 Leo Dorfman, Jack Schiff, Robert Bernstein, Bill Finger, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#62

  7/1/1962
  $0.12
  $69.00
2 copies available from $8.50
 Leo Dorfman, Robert Bernstein, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#63

  9/1/1962
  $0.12
  $240.00
1 copy available for $20.00
Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJerry Siegel, Leo DorfmanCurt Swan, John Forte

#64

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $85.00
2 copies available from $11.00
 Leo Dorfman, Edmond Hamilton, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Al Plastino, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#65

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $86.00
2 copies available from $14.00
 Jerry Siegel, Robert Bernstein, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#66

  1/1/1963
  $0.12
  $61.00
No copies available
 Edmond Hamilton, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Kurt Schaffenberger, Henry Boltinoff

#67

  3/1/1963
  $0.12
  $42.00
1 copy available for $12.50
Flying newsroomEdmond Hamilton, Leo Dorfman, Jerry SiegelJohn Forte, Curt Swan

#68

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $62.00
3 copies available from $1.50
 Leo Dorfman, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffJohn Forte, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#69

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $87.00
1 copy available for $19.00
1st appearance of Winged Ones; 2nd appearance of Nightwing (Superman); 2nd appearance of Flamebird (Jimmy Olsen); Origin of Winged Ones; Superman catches Scarlet Jungle Fever; Story of Skal-Var of Krypton; Story of Jor-Dan and Fire Valley of Krypton; Error on cover - Nightwing is called Nightbird; Story of Dakar-Ra of Krypton; Superman Revenge Squad cameo; Jimmy and Lucy Lane get engaged in back-up story; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsEdmond Hamilton, Leo DorfmanCurt Swan, John Forte

#70

  7/1/1963
  $0.12
  $58.00
3 copies available from $10.00
 Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffJohn Forte, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#71

  9/1/1963
  $0.12
  $59.00
2 copies available from $16.50
 Edmond Hamilton, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#72

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $108.00
1 copy available for $21.00
1st appearance of Proty II; Jimmy Olsen becomes honorary LegionnaireJerry SiegelCurt Swan, John Forte

#73

  12/1/1963
  $0.12
  $93.00
2 copies available from $12.50
Lucy Lane swimsuit issueHenry BoltinoffJohn Forte, Al Plastino

#74

  1/1/1964
  $0.12
  $44.00
3 copies available from $3.00
1st Appearance of Magi the Magnificent (Jimmy Olsen); 1st Appearance of Sandra Rogers (Lucy Lane)Jerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte, Henry Boltinoff

#75

  3/1/1964
  $0.12
  $87.00
2 copies available from $7.00
 Leo Dorfman, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffJohn Forte, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#76

  4/1/1964
  $0.12
  $64.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Leo DorfmanJohn Forte, Al Plastino, Curt Swan

#77

  6/1/1964
  $0.12
  $73.00
3 copies available from $8.00
Jimmy gains the powers of Colossal Boy; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsHenry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Forte

#78

  7/1/1964
  $0.12
  $29.00
3 copies available from $3.00
 Leo Dorfman, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Al Plastino, Henry Boltinoff

#79

  9/1/1964
  $0.12
  $67.00
4 copies available from $4.00
Jimmy as BeatleLeo DorfmanCurt Swan, George Papp

#80

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $39.00
2 copies available from $10.00
1st appearance of Bizarro Jimmy OlsenJerry SiegelJohn Forte, George Papp

#81

  12/1/1964
  $0.12
  $41.00
5 copies available from $7.00
 Jerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffKurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, John Forte

#82

  1/1/1965
  $0.12
  $49.00
4 copies available from $9.99
 Leo Dorfman, Jerry SiegelCurt Swan, George Papp

#83

  3/1/1965
  $0.12
  $52.00
2 copies available from $11.00
 Leo Dorfman, Sam Rolfe, Jerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffJohn Forte, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#84

  4/1/1965
  $0.12
  $36.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Gorilla coverJerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman, Otto binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, John Forte, George Papp

#85

  6/1/1965
  $0.12
  $87.00
2 copies available from $2.00
Jimmy meets Gnor and Shara (aliens); Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsBill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Edmond HamiltonCurt Swan, John Forte

#86

  7/1/1965
  $0.12
  $68.00
2 copies available from $7.99
 Leo Dorfman, Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp, Curt Swan

#87

  9/1/1965
  $0.12
  $31.00
4 copies available from $1.99
 Jerry Siegel, Otto BinderAl Plastino, John Forte, Curt Swan

#88

  10/1/1965
  $0.12
  $45.00
2 copies available from $7.99
Lucy Lane swimsuit issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsOtto Binder, Jerry SiegelCurt Swan, George Papp, John Forte

#89

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $45.00
3 copies available from $7.99
James Bond homageJerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffKurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Sheldon Moldoff

#90

  1/1/1966
  $0.12
  $45.00
4 copies available from $4.52
 Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, George Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#91

  3/1/1966
  $0.12
  $49.00
3 copies available from $8.20
 Roy Thomas, Leo Dorfman, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffPete Costanza, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Bernard Baily

#92

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $64.00
4 copies available from $4.99
 Leo Dorfman, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffPete Costanza, Jim Mooney, Henry Boltinoff, Bernard Baily

#93

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $41.00
1 copy available for $47.00
1st Appearance of Steel-Man (Jimmy Olsen)Bill Finger, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffPete Costanza, Henry Boltinoff

#94

  7/1/1966
  $0.12
  $37.00
5 copies available from $1.75
 Leo DorfmanGeorge Papp, Pete Costanza

#95

  9/1/1966
  $0.25
  $84.00
3 copies available from $11.00
Reprints from Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #12, 14, 23, 27, 36, 37, 44, 47, 49; G-25 Greatest Masquerades; Giant-sizeOtto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Jerry SiegelCurt Swan

#96

  9/1/1966
  $0.12
  $23.00
5 copies available from $3.00
 Leo DorfmanPete Costanza

#97

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $35.00
9 copies available from $1.99
 Jim Shooter, Leo Dorfman, Henry BoltinoffPete Costanza, Henry Boltinoff

#98

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $30.00
3 copies available from $7.00
1st Appearance of TempusOtto Binder, Leo DorfmanPete Costanza

#99

  1/1/1967
  $0.12
  $35.00
3 copies available from $5.99
Jimmy as one-man Legion of Super-HeroesJim ShooterPete Costanza, Curt Swan

#100

  3/1/1967
  $0.12
  $45.00
6 copies available from $8.15
 Leo DorfmanPete Costanza
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