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Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 33
December 1958
Cover: Professor Potter watching Superman using heat vision and Jimmy Olsen using flame-breath //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Legends That Came To Life” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #5)
GS: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #246)
Villains: Jack Frost, the Giant (from “Jack and the Beanstalk”), the Pied Piper (not the villain from THE FLASH; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The power of a strange prism materializes mythological characters Jimmy Olsen thinks of during a quiz program, and sends them against Superman.

Story: “The Lady-Killer From Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Intro: Marilyn Marlowe, Cynthia and her fiancé, Henriette and her brother, Henry and his date, the princess of Borovia (only appearance for all)
Comment: The suicide attempt of Marilyn Marlowe in this story comes only a few years before the suicide of the real-life Marilyn Monroe.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is sure that his appeal to women will be boosted if he wears elevator boots that increase his height.  As soon as he does so, ladies start falling for him left and right...and Jimmy doesn’t suspect it is because an actress started a rumor that he is secretly Superman.

Story: “The Human Flame Thrower” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #126)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #247)
Supporting Characters: Professor Potter, Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #5; next appears in SUPERMAN #126)
Villains: Hot Shot Holton and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Professor Potter accidentally gives Jimmy Olsen flame-breath, which he uses to his advantage...and disadvantage.

Action Comics No. 247
December 1958
Cover: Superman seeing Cedric and Millicent Carson (as “Jonathan and Martha Kent”)  in time capsule //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Lost Parents” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #33; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #98)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #5; next appears in SUPERMAN #126)
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Cedric Carson, Millicent Carson (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and Robin to fight the Moonman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #98.
Synopsis: Two confidence artists masquerade as Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, trick Clark Kent into believing they have made a time-trip to visit him, confirm from him the knowledge he is Superman, then reveal their true identities and force him to pay blackmail or be exposed.

Superman No. 126
January 1959
Cover: Superman in chair, getting ray treatment from Dr. Galton and Prof. Harkness //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Hunt For Clark Kent” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #98)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #33), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #247), Mrs. Smith (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #133 (flashback); next appears in ACTION COMICS #296)
Intro: Sir Sedgwick, Prof. Blake, Dr. Galton, Prof. Harkness (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman loses his memory of Clark Kent, takes the identity of Clarence Kelvin, a British reporter, and gets a job at the Daily Planet.
 
Story: “The Spell of the Shandu Clock” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6), Lois Lane
Intro: Police commissioner Warren, Shandu (only appearance for both)
Villains: Fallon and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman appears to be under the mystic spell of a clock left behind by a supposedly-dead mystic, and gangleader Fallon intends to exploit it to his advantage.

Story: “The Two Faces of Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
Intro: Chet Hartley (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: The mask that Superman wears in this story is almost certainly inspired by the face of Mad magazine’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman.
Synopsis: After seeing Lois make herself look unattractive so that a man to whom she had promised a date will let her off the hook in time to make a later date with Superman, the Man of Steel pretends that his handsome face is only a mask, and that his true face is that of a buck-toothed, freckle-faced, cowlicked weirdo.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 6
January 1959
Cover: Superman visiting Lois Lane in prison //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Amazing Superman Junior” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #126)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #126), Robin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #98; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #263)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #126), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #126; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34)
Intro: Professor Raskins, Johnny Miller (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane sneaks aboard an experimental rocket to get a scoop and endangers herself.  To teach her a lesson, Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Robin try and convince her that she has returned to Earth 50 years after the rocket’s takeoff, and that the Man of Steel and all her friends and co-workers are old people now.

Story: “Lois Lane--Convict” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Mike (a policeman; only appearance), the District Attorney of Metropolis
Villains: Baldy Pate, Sharpie, and the Liscence Plate Mob (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Lois Lane’s mother is mentioned but does not appear in this story.
Synopsis: Lois Lane appears to take a bribe from a gangster in order to pay for an operation for her mother and is jailed for it, but the whole thing proves to be a ruse so that she and Superman can nab an entire mob.

Story: “Lieutenant Lois Lane, U.S. Army” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34)
Supporting Character: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34)
Intro: Col. Parkins, a captain, a sergeant, Brasky, Jerry and his date (only appearance for all)
Villain: Major Wharton (first and only appearance)
Comment: Clark Kent does his second brief Army stint in this story and Lois does her first.
Synopsis: Clark and Lois both undergo a month’s training in the U.S. Army, but Lois becomes a lieutenant and acts like a cruel tyrant to those under her command.   However, it proves to be a plot to smoke out an enemy spy.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 34
January 1959
Cover: Superman shattering hammer on costumed Jimmy Olsen’s head //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Pal of Steel” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6)
Cameo appearance: Achilles
Synopsis: After bathing in what may be an underground tributary of the Styx, Jimmy Olsen believes himself to be invulnerable.

Story: “The Underworld Journal” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #6), Perry White
Villains: The Bland Street Mob, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy inherits a rival newspaper from a relative and turns it into a paper for gangsters.

Story: “The Most Amazing Camera In the World” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #248)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #248; also appears, in flashback, as Superboy; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Professor Potter (next appears in issue #37), Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #127), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7)
Villains: “Sharpshooter” Smith, “Hunch” Holton (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story reveals that Perry White has false teeth.
Synopsis: A fourth-dimensional ray of Professor Potter’s causes Jimmy Olsen’s camera to attract and contain anything crystalline or metallic that it is focused upon, including the indestructible glasses of Clark Kent.

Action Comics No. 248
January 1959
Cover: Von Kamp, his lieutenant, and Superman smashing out of cage; Congorilla vignette //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Man No Prison Could Hold” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34; next appears in SUPERMAN #127)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7)
Villains: Von Kamp and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are taken prisoner on an uncharted island by ex-Nazi war criminal Von Kamp, and Superman ensures they stay there long enough to learn the secret of Project X.

Superman No. 127
February 1959
Cover: Lois Lane, Titano, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “When There Was No Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #248; also appears in flashback, between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #9 (flashback) and ACTION COMICS #228 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (both appear only in flashback to an indeterminate time),  Lois Lane (last apperance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34; also appears in flashback to an indeterminate time)
Villains: Trigger and his gang (in flashback)
Comment: In this story, Jimmy Olsen is revealed to live in Apartment 4H of his building.
Synopsis: A chemical plant explosion that appeared to have destroyed Clark Kent gave Superman a chance to try operating without a secret identity.  But the world soon found out he was rooming with Jimmy Olsen, which caused difficulties with tourists and made him a target for the underworld.  Finally, Superman contrived a way to bring back Clark Kent, and resumed his secret identity.

Story: “The Make-Believe Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Winters, Tommy Winters (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Jor-El (as a statue)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Harry Winters, a double for Superman, dresses up as the Man of Steel and tries to impress his son.  But when he is mistaken for the real hero by two crooks who want him to find hidden loot, Winters has to be helped out by the real Superman.

Story: “Titano the Super-Ape” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7)
Intro: Toto’s trainer (only appearance)
Cameo: Gulliver (as a statue)
Villain: Titano (Toto; first appearance; next appears in issue #138)
Comment: Since Superman’s telescopic vision cannot see across time, later reprintings correct the caption on page 8, panel 4 to indicate Superman is using his “super-imagination” to visualize what Titano is doing in the distant past.
Synopsis: A chimpanzee named Toto is sent into orbital flight in a rocket, but is exposed to radiation from uranium and Kryptonite meteorites in space.  After he returns to Earth, he grows to gigantic size, exhibits Kryptonite vision powers, and defies Superman until Lois Lane tricks him into putting on a pair of lead glasses to screen out his K-vision.  Superman hurls Titano into the distant past, so that the ape can coexist with dinosaurs and not endanger humanity.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 7
February 1959
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and vignette of Superboy and Lana Lang //Curt Swan / Al Plastino?
Story: “Lois Lane’s Kiss of Death” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #127)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #127)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #34)
Intro: Mike, Joe (resembles Kurt Schaffenberger; only appearance for both)
Villains: Jed Blanton, Pete Molloy, James Paxton (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane poses with the crown of Isis and supposedly inherits Isis’s curse, causing all who kiss her to seemingly perish.

Story: “When Lois Lane Forgot Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between ACTION COMICS #248 / 249), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35)
Intro: Dr. Zweikopfen, Mrs. Winney, Mr. Jenkins, Killer King (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane gets hypnotic help in banishing Superman from her memory, and then decides to go after Clark Kent.

Story: “The Girl Who Stole Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #249; also appears as Superboy in flashback, between ADVENTURE COMICS #256 / 257)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #116; next chronological appearance in issue #56 (2); also appears in flashback between ADVENTURE COMICS #256 / SUPERBOY #71)
Synopsis: Lois Lane sees a down-and-out Lana Lang in a line at a charity meal center, befriends her, and takes her home to her apartment to be her roommate.  Later, she gets Lana a job as a photographer at the Daily Planet.  But when Superman learns that a ring he gave Lois may be deadly, he and Lana have to fake a great love affair to make Lois angry and cause her to throw away the dangerous ring.

Action Comics No. 249
February 1959
Cover: Kryptonite-radiating Lex Luthor turning Superman’s lead armor to glass //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Kryptonite Man” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7; next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7; next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Villains: Lex Luthor (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94 / 100)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane join the heroes of Earth to battle Commander Blanx and his Martians in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144 and then Superman teams with Batman and Robin to deal with the will of Carl Verril in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #99.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor gives himself the power to radiate Kryptonite radiations, and turns all lead on Earth to glass to prevent Superman from using it as a shield.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 35
March 1959
Cover: Superman with back turned to Jimmy Olsen smashing his portrait as Lois Lane looks on //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Menace of Superman’s Fan Mail” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144 (flashback))
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #99; also appears in flashbacks; see Superman’s interim appearances for chronology)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7)
Villain: Labs Logan (last appearance in issue #13; last appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen helps Superman answer his fan mail, not knowing that one of the frequent correspondents is sending grains of Kryptonite on the gummed flaps for Superman to lick shut.

Story: “The Robot Jimmy Olsen” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144 (flashback)), Perry White
Synopsis: Superman gives Jimmy Olsen a chance to briefly wear a robot-suit he plans to give him on his 21st birthday, with predictable results.

Story: “Superman’s Enemy” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8)
GS: Superman (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #250)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #250)
Intro: A space-jewel (destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story takes place on and around April 1st.
Synopsis: A space-jewel reverses Jimmy Olsen’s emotions to make him a bitter enemy of Superman.

Action Comics No. 250
March 1959
Cover: John Bates and Clark Kent watching newsreel of Superman taking bazooka blast //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Eye of Metropolis” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #100; also appears in flashbacks; see Superman’s interim appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35; next appears in SUPERMAN #128), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35; next appears in SUPERMAN #128; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Intro: John Bates, Prof. Vidal (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and Robin to fight Lex Luthor in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #100.
Synopsis: Clark Kent agrees to appear on national television and answer an interviewers questions as to whether or not he is Superman.

Superman No. 128
April 1959
Cover: Futuremen encircling Superman with hoops //Curt Stan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Supermen Versus the Futuremen” (Chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Secret of the Futuremen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller; Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #100; origin retold in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #250; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #250), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Chief of the FBI, president of the United Worlds (possible precursor of the United Planets?; only appearance for both)
Villains: Vard, Boka (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Vard and Boka claim to have come from the year 2000 A.D.  This is undoubtedly an error, and they probably come from a time between the 21st and 30th Centuries.
Synopsis: Vard and Boka, two villains from the future, come to the 20th Century and convince the FBI that Superman is in reality a space pirate from their era, fled to the past.  They de-power Superman with Red Kryptonite, take him to their time era, and show him that Earth now has no water, thanks to a bomb they detonated.  They intend for him to restore water to Earth, for a price, or risk having them go back to the 20th Century and destroy the oceans of that time.  Luckily, Superman breaks free, defeats Vard and Boka, and restores Earth’s oceans.  The president of the United Worlds gives Superman a certificate which clears his name with the FBI of the 20th Century.

Story: “The Sleeping Beauty From Krypton” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8)
GS: Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in BATMAN #123; next appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #266)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8)
Cameo: Jor-El (as a character in Lois Lane’s story)
Intro: The Spectrum People (in a movie)
Villain: Lex Luthor (no appearance; behind the scenes; in flashback; last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #100; next appears in ACTION COMICS #254)
Synopsis: To trick Superman into admitting he is Clark Kent, Lois Lane disguises herself as Rama, ostensibly Kal-El’s babysitter from Krypton.  Superman is indeed convinced of her authenticity, and admits his secret identity to her.  Then he deduces she could not be a Kryptonian and is in fact Lois Lane, and convinces her he has been playing a hoax on her, with the help of Bruce Wayne, who disguises himself as Clark Kent.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 8
April 1959
Cover: Clark Kent and Lois Lane watching Ugly Superman in wrestling ring //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Superwoman of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #128; becomes Superwoman for this one story)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #128)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #128)
Villain: Knuckles Rourke (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on and after Lois Lane’s birthday.
Synopsis: As a birthday gift, Superman gives Lois Lane temporary super-powers and the costume, blonde wig, and secret identity of Superwoman.  Lois Lane, trying to operate as a super-heroine, gets a taste of her own medicine when Clark Kent tries to expose her secret identity.

Story: “The Ugly Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: The Ugly Superman (a wrestler; becomes the Gorgeous Superman in this story) and his manager, the Dutch Devil, Hairy Sam, Injun Ike (only appearance for all), the Gladiator (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54)
Synopsis: Lois Lane takes pity on a wrestler called the Ugly Superman and dates him, only to find that her suitor’s manners are as ugly as his face.

Story:  “Queen For a Day” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in issue #56 (3))
GS: Superman (next appears in issue #56 (3))
Intro: A tribe of Amazons (only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent and Lois Lane are stranded on an island of Amazons, who hail Lois as her queen when they think she has pulled a sword from a stone.
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman masquerades as Ideal-Man, as shown in issue #56 (3).

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 36
April 1959
Cover: Jimmy Olsen in time-bubble, baby Kal-El, Jor-El, and Lara //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Super-Senor’s Pal” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8)
GS: Superman (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56 (3))
Supporting Character: Perry White (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56 (3); next appears in ACTION COMICS #251)
Intro: Super-Senor (Pedro), Pancho (only appearance for both)
Villain: Bullboa (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: On assignment in the South American nation of Peccador, Jimmy Olsen encounters Super-Senor, a Superman-suited foe of the dictator Bullboa.  Jimmy and the real Superman lend him a hand in overthrowing the tyrant.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Sister” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25 (2); next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9), Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56 (3); next appears in ACTION COMICS #251)
Intro: “Twirler” Thompson, “Genius” Jones (named for character who appeared in MORE FUN COMICS; only appearance for both)
Comment: According to issue #84 (3), this story takes place on and around April 29th.
Synopsis: Jimmy meets and falls in love with Lois Lane’s sister Lucy, a lovely blonde airline stewardess.  But when he proposes, Lucy tells Jimmy that she promised not to marry until her older sister Lois was married first.  Jimmy laments his luck to Clark, who admits he can’t think of a way to get Superman married to Lois.

Story: “How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein?
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #251; also appears in flashback, chronologically between flashback in issue #79 (1) and SUPERMAN #91(1))
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #251; also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Kryptonians (in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Professor Crane (only appearance)
Villains: Agents of the Science Council (first and only appearance)
Comment: Though Superman states on page 2 that this is the second time he has met Jimmy Olsen, it is actually the fifth time.  He met Jimmy Olsen three times during his Superboy career, twice when Jimmy was a child (SUPERBOY #53 and SUPERMAN #131) and later when Jimmy Olsen travelled in time back to Superboy’s era (SUPERBOY #55).
 In the flashback, Jimmy Olsen gets his job at the Daily Planet and is given the secret signal watch by Superman.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen recalls the events that took place when he first came to Metropolis: he volunteered to test a scientist’s time-travel machine, which took him back to Krypton before its explosion.  Jimmy took a job babysitting Kal-El, who would become Superman on Earth, and had several adventures with him, Krypto, and Jor-El and Lara before witnessing the launch of Kal-El’s rocket just before Krypton’s explosion.  Jimmy evaded death by using the time machine to return to Earth in his proper era, but his memory of his Krypton adventure was wiped away by the crossing of the time-barrier.  The time machine’s creator judged his device a failure, and Jimmy went looking for work.  But Superman, who remembered Jimmy with his super-memory, got Jimmy a job as a cub reporter at the Daily Planet and gave him a secret signal-watch whose ultrasonic sound could summon him in times of emergency.  Superman reveals to Jimmy the details of his adventure on Krypton.  In the present, Superman jokes that Jimmy once spanked him as baby Kal-El--”A fine way to treat your future pal!”

Action Comics No. 251
April 1959
Cover: Old Superman hitching ride on helicopter //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Oldest Man In Metropolis” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #36; next appears in SUPERMAN #129)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #36; all next appear in SUPERMAN #129)
GS: A Superman robot
Villains: Captain Cutlass and his gang, two crooks (first and only appearance for all), The Clock (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #265; last appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent drinks a scientist’s experimental serum which, thanks to isotopes of Kryptonite contained in it, turns him into an old man for 72 hours and weakens his Superman powers.

Superman No. 129
May 1959
Cover: Superman and Lois Lane’s “ghost” //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Ghost of Lois Lane” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #251)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #251), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #251; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9)
Intro: Professor Grail (only appearance)
Synopsis: When Lois Lane is thrown into the fourth dimension by the combination of a scientist’s device and Superman’s X-ray vision, the Man of Steel thinks he has caused her death and that her ghost is haunting him.

Story: “Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman
Intro: Fire Chief Hogan (only appearance)
Synopsis: To get a story, Clark Kent spends a week as a volunteer fireman with the Metropolis Fire Department.

Story: “The Girl From Superman’s Past” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9; also appears in flashback, isochronally with SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2, 3)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9), Lori Lemaris (in flashback; first appearance; last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #280; appears isochronally with SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2, 3; next appears in issue #135)
Origin: Atlantis (details; in flashback)
Comment: Though Superboy and Lori Lemaris met before their meeting during Superman’s college years, their memories of this meeting were erased, as shown in ADVENTURE COMICS #280.
Synopsis: While watching a football game at Metropolis University with Lois Lane, Clark Kent remembers how he first met a girl named Lori Lemaris there during his college days.  He fell in love with her and planned to marry her, only to learn that she was really a mermaid from Atlantis on a mission to learn of the surface people of Earth.  She confessed that she, too, was in love with Superman, whom she had telepathically learned was Clark Kent, but that she had to return to Atlantis.  After kissing Superman goodbye, she did.  In the present, Lois opines to Clark that Superman will never propose to her because he would not give up his career.  Clark silently muses that, for Lori, he was ready to do just that.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 9
May 1959
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane, and Pat Boone //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Most Hated Girl In Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #129)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #129)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #129), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #36)
Intro: Ralph Edwards (of Earth-One), Tom Caswell (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane is baffled by the hostility she gets from Perry, Clark, and Jimmy, until she learns of an article posted under her byline that revealed Superman to be Clark Kent--which she did not write.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Stone-Age Suitor” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Intro: Blog, a tribe of cavemen (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent and Lois Lane are stranded in a lost valley in which cavemen and dinosaurs still exist, and Lois is chosen to be the mate of one of the cavemen.

Story: “Superman’s Mystery Song” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisigner
Wrtier:
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: John Forte?
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears, in flashback, in issue #41 (3))
GS: Superman (next appears, in flashback, in issue #41 (3))
Intro: Pat Boone (of Earth-One), the Pat Boone Fan Club (only appearance for all)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #252)
Synopsis: Superman must stop a song Clark Kent has written for Pat Boone and Lois Lane to sing, for fear of it revealing his secret identity.

Action Comics No. 252
May 1959
Cover: Superman seeing Supergirl emerging from rocket //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Menace of Metallo” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41 (3);  next appears in the Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41 (3); next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37)
Intro: Professor Vale, Edith, Sherry Blair (only appearance for all)
Villain: Metallo (John Corben; first appearance; dies in this story), Mike and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman meets Supergirl in the second story of this issue, then teams with Batman and Robin to fight the Atom-Master in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101.
Synopsis: When thief, embezzler, murderer, and reporter John Corben’s body is crushed in a car accident, Professor Vale transplants Corben’s still-living head onto a robot body, powered by a chunk of uranium as his “heart”.  The uranium must be replenished with a new pellet periodically, so Corben steals uranium while maintaining a cover as a Daily Planet reporter, and becomes known as Metallo.  He later learns that Kryptonite can sustain his “heart” forever and traps Superman with a chunk of it, while stealing what he thinks is another piece of Kryptonite.  But when he exchanges it for the uranium in his “heart”, he learns that it is only fake Kryptonite, and he dies on the spot.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 37
June 1959
Cover: Elastic Lad catching baseball hit by Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Super-Rival” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #252)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s interim appearances for chronology), Superman robots, Superboy robots (last appearance in ?; in flashback; destroyed in this story)
Intro: Mysterio (a Superboy robot; becomes a Superman robot in this story)
Comment: Even though this story implies that all the Superboy robots save Mysterio have been destroyed, this is incorrect.  One Superboy robot still survives, as shown in SUPERMAN #284.
Synopsis: After becoming Superman, the Man of Steel destroyed all his Superboy robots, save for one, which he had given the power of independent thought.  This robot he simply deactivated.  But after being switched on again accidentally by a mole, the sole Superboy robot came to Metropolis, saw Superman with Jimmy Olsen, and resolved to become Jimmy’s friend.  Covering himself with lead bandages to prevent Superman from learning his true nature with his X-ray vision, the robot calls itself Mysterio and attempts to become Jimmy’s greatest pal.  But Superman deduces the true identity of Mysterio and, rather than deactivating him, converts him into a new Superman robot.

Story: “The Jimmy Olsen Signal-Watch” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder?
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (also appears, in flashback, between issue #29 and ACTION COMICS #241)
GS: Superman (also appears, in flashback, between issue #29 and ACTION COMICS #241)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101), Lucy Lane
Intro: The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (next appears in issue #44; including Tommy Todd (last name given in issue #84), Harry Halstead, Ed Dunn, Dick Selby, and Joe Bogg (named in issue #44), and Danny, Bill, and Kenny (named in other issues, but it is unknown if they are charter members or not)), a tribe of cavemen (in flashback; only appearance), Lucy Lane’s uncle (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Jimmy Olsen gives Lucy Lane a secret signal watch that can summon him the way he summons Superman, he bollixes every task she asks him to do, and she finally hands him back the watch.

Story: “The Elastic Lad of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder?
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #253; appears as Elastic Lad in this story; last Elastic Lad appearance in issue #31; next Elastic Lad appearance in issue #46)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #253)
Supporting characters: Perry White (between ACTION COMICS #252 / 253), Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10), Professor Potter (between issues #34 / 39)
Synopsis: An elastic serum of Professor Potter’s gives Jimmy Olsen his Elastic Lad powers and identity again, and he has several adventures as such.  But when Clark Kent also accidentally drinks the serum, he has to cook up a reason why he doesn’t also become an Elastic Man.

Action Comics No. 253
June 1959
Cover: Superman vs. El Gar-Kur //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The War Between Superman and Jimmy Olsen” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37; next appears in flashback in the Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #102)
GS: Kandorians (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #100; next appear in SUPERMAN #134), Superman robot
Villain: El Gar Kur (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman opens a passageway to a gulch full of petrified dinosaurs, as shown in a newsreel in the Supergirl story in this issue.  Then he teams with Batman and Robin to fight a Kryptonian caveman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #102.
Synopsis: El Gar Kur, a Kandorian criminal who is a double for Jimmy Olsen, exchanges places with Jimmy through a ray and battles Superman, pretending to be a super-powered Olsen.

Superman No. 130
July 1959
Cover: Cyrusville police firing on Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Curse of Kryptonite” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #102; also appears in flashbacks as himself, baby Kal-El, and Superboy; see Comment below for chronology)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #29; next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #258)
GA: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #253 / 254)
Origin: Kryptonite (in flashback)
Comment: For chronology of flashbacks on pg. 2, panel 6-pg. 3 panel 2 and pg. 6, panel 5-pg. 7, panel 2, see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101.
Synopsis: When Superman falls prey to a Kryptonite meteor, Krypto saves him by blowing it out of range with his super-breath.  Superman has a reunion with his super-pet afterwards.

Story: “The Super-Servant of Crime” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Papp
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #102; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10)
Intro: Baldy (only appearance)
Villain: Mulloy (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In order to get access to gold for charity, Superman offers to perform six requests to the crook who owns the land on which the gold is buried.

Story: “The Town That Hated Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GA: Director of Smallville Orphanage (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Tommy and his father (only appearance for both)
Villain: Bruce Cyrus (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman discovers that he is outlawed in Cyrusville, a town which is controlled by its mayor and richest citizen, Bruce Cyrus.  When he asks Cyrus why, Superman learns that Bruce was an orphan in Smallville Orphanage at the same time as Superbaby, whose identity he deduced after seeing his feats of super-strength, and blames him for a mishap that cost him a chance to be adopted.  But Superman takes himself and Cyrus back in time to show that he accidentally saved Cyrus’s life by his action, and that the couple who did not adopt him did so because they wanted a younger child.  Confronted with that, Cyrus cancels the town’s anti-Superman laws.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 10
July 1959
Cover: Superman and Lana Lang on couch, baby Lois Lane in crib //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Cry-Baby of Metropolis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #37)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #130)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last chronological appearance in issue #56 (2))
Intro: Professor Lockhart (only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane subjects herself to a scientist’s de-aging ray, fearing she is getting old and unattractive.  The ray regresses her to a teenager, a young girl, and a baby, and she tries to trick Superman into using his X-ray vision to restore her proper age.  Her efforts fail, but the ray wears off after awhile.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Romeo” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #130)
Intro: Gina Loretti (only appearance)
Villains: Julio, Dino Del Monaco (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: In Italy on assignment, Lois almost falls for the attentions of an artist-cum-con man who wants to marry her to gain American citizenship.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Super-Seance” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38)
Supporting Character: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38)
Intro: Madame Zabanga, Dmitri (only appearance for both)
Villains: Mike the Moose, Jinx Hoxey, Lucky Louie, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane substitutes for a sick spiritualist and finds herself, with Clark Kent’s help, in the midst of a couple of superstitious gang members.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 38
July 1958
Cover: Perry White keeping count as Superman cooks hotcakes for Jimmy Olsen to eat //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The MC of the Midnight Scare Theater” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10)
GA: President of the United States (Dwight D. Eisenhower?; last chronological appearance in issue #86; next appears in ACTION COMICS #256)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane  (last appearance SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #9), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10)
Intro: Phanto, four Secret Service agents (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen takes over as host of a midnight scare-show on TV for an ailing Phanto, but four people keel over in apparent death after watching his antics.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Wedding” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10)
Intro: Jimmy Olsen, Jr. (as a character in Jimmy’s dream; only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy has a date with Lucy Lane, but breaks it in order to get an aching tooth pulled.  While under anaesthetic, he has a dream of what life would be like married to Lucy.

Story: “Olsen’s Super-Supper” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #131)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #10; next appears in SUPERMAN #131), Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #131), Lucy Lane (next appears in issue #40)
Villains: Dr. Falke, Mike (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Jimmy becomes a bottomless pit for food when a scientist’s pill makes him super-hungry.

Superman No. 131
August 1959
Cover: Superman, his wife, and their son and daughter //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #105; next appears in issue #135; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk returns to Metropolis to pull pranks with his magic, and this time employs an alarm which warns him when he is about to say his name backwards.

Story: “Superman’s Future Wife” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11)
Intro: Superman II (in Lois Lane’s vision), Laurie Kent (in Lois Lane’s vision; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200)
Comment: If the story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200 depicting Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane is correct, this is the first appearance of their daughter Laurie and their son, who will become Superman II.
Synopsis: Lois Lane sits in a chair that, once a century, grants a human a prophetic vision.  Lois sees Superman married, with a super-powered son and daughter, but cannot see the face of the woman he has married in the future.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 11
August 1959
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane as Leopard Girl, leopard, and monkey  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Leopard Girl of the Jungle” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (briefly becomes “Leopard Girl” in this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #131)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #131)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #131)
Synopsis: Lois Lane reads Lana Lang’s fictional manuscript of a jungle heroine, gets amnesia on an assignment in Africa, and becomes Leopard Girl, queen of the jungle.

Story: “The Tricks of Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #254), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38; next appears in ACTION COMICS #254)
Intro: Fred (only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane tries more schemes to learn if Superman is really Clark Kent, with predictable results.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Super-Perfume” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #254)
GS: Superman (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #254)
Villains: Hugo Casimir and his assistant (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane agrees to wear a perfume that seems to cause man after man to fall in love with her.

Action Comics No. 254
July 1959
Cover: Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Battle With Bizarro” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #11; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39)
GS: Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in SUPERBOY #68)
Intro: Police chief of Metropolis
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #128; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #104), Vekko (first and only appearance), New Bizarro (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor recreates Bizarro, hoping to use him as a weapon against Superman, but the Thing of Steel rebels and jails Luthor.  But Bizarro’s attempts to make friends with humanity fail, and, mistaking an admiring remark from Lois Lane for love, he kidnaps Lois and takes her to an island home.  When she confesses that she could only love Superman, he turns the imperfect duplicator ray upon himself and creates a New Bizarro that looks like Superman, but has the low intelligence of a Bizarro.  Lois mistakes the New Bizarro for Superman, and agrees to marry him.

Action Comics No. 255
August 1959
Cover: Lois Lane, Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Bride of Bizarro” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #103)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39)
GS: Bizarro No. 1 (next appears in issue #263)
Intro: Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (next appears in issue #263)
Villain: New Bizarro (dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and Robin to fight Atkins and Bork in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #103.
Synopsis: Lois Lane distinguishes between New Bizarro and Superman thanks to the former’s intelligence, and Superman and Bizarro form an alliance against New Bizarro.  The Superman-like New Bizarro is destroyed by a cloud of Kryptonite.  However, Lois still repulses Bizarro’s advances.  Angered, the Thing of Steel recaptures her and fights Superman for her, though neither does damage to the other.  Finally, Lois creates a Bizarro-Lois by subjecting herself to the duplicator ray.  Bizarro takes Bizarro-Lois for a wife and flies off with her to seek out a home on another world.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 39
September 1959
Cover: Jimmy Olsen as Super-Lad and people of Zolium //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Lad of Space” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #254; becomes Super-Lad in this story only)
GS: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #255)
Intro: Superman Fan Club, people of Zolium (only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy stows away on a space missile, lands on the planet of Zolium, and discovers he has super-powers there.

Story: “The Million-Dollar Mistakes” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #255 / 256), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #254; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12), Professor Potter (between issues #37 / 45)
Intro: Champ Carson, Samuel Gotrocks, Metropolis All-Stars (a baseball team; Whiz Wilson named in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen accidentally causes damages to a baseball field that cause him to owe a million dollars, which is precisely the amount a benefactor gives him.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Super-Signals” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #256)
Cameo: Professor Potter (as a disguise)
Villains: Ace Manton (first and only appearance), the Anti-Superman Gang (first appearance; next appear in ACTION COMICS #261)
Synopsis: After Superman nabs a phony Professor Potter who steals Jimmy’s signal-watch, Olsen hides the watch while sleepwalking, and cannot find it when he wakes up.

Action Comics No. 256
September 1959
Cover: Lois Lane and future-Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Superman of the Future” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #104)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
GA: President of the United States (Dwight D. Eisenhower?; last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38)
Intro: Professor Wright, Captain Saunders (only appearance for both)
Villains: Dirk Folgar and other spies (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and Robin to fight Lex Luthor in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #104, then teams with Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, J’onn J’onzz, and Green Lantern to fight Appelaxians and form the Justice League of America as shown in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 / 97.
Synopsis: In order to smoke out a spy ring that plans to assassinate the president of the United States, Superman poses as the Ultra-Superman of the future.

Superman No. 132
October 1959
Cover: Baby Kal-El with Robo; Zal-El; Superman and Futuro (three vignettes) //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Other Life”
 Part 1: “Krypton Lives On” (10 pages)
 Part 2: “Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “The Superman of Two Worlds” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 / 97; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12)
GS: Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in BATMAN #127; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #272)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Krypto, Lois Lane (as characters in a computer simulation)
Intro: Robo (a robot), Zal-El (Kal-El’s brother; “dies” in this story), Futuro (Xan-Du; all as characters in a computer simulation; only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Batman refers to an untold case of Superman’s, Batman’s, and Robin’s.
Synopsis: Batman and Robin have Superman feed his Fortress of Solitude computer the question, “What would Superman’s other life have been like if Krypton had not exploded?”  The answer: he would have had a younger brother, Zal-El; he would have become a member of the Space Patrol; he would be the best pal of Futuro, a Kryptonian turned into a super-hero by a ray bombardment; and, when Futuro left Krypton to marry Lois Lane and live on Earth, he would have been given super-powers by the same radiation and protect Krypton as Superman.  Unfortunately, Jor-El, Lara, and Zal-El would die in an accident.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 12
October 1959
Cover: Lois Lane photographing Lana Lang lifting Superman overhead //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Mermaid of Metropolis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #256)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #132), Aquaman (last appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 / 97; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #266), Topo (appears between ADVENTURE COMICS #265 / ?)
Intro: Dr. Hanson (only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on and around August 21, 1959, the day Hawaii was admitted to the Union as the 50th state.
 Lois wears a bikini for the first time in this story.
 In this story, Superman is awarded an M.D. and is liscenced to practice surgery, and operates on his first patient: Lois Lane.
Synopsis: While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are in Hawaii to cover its admission as the 50th state, Lois’s legs are crushed in a skin-diving accident.  Aquaman saves her, and takes her to a surgeon who does the only thing he can to preserve her life...turning her into a mermaid.  Lois tries to adapt to underwater living with the help of Aquaman, and even saves the Sea King in one episode. But she still longs for Superman, and, after he learns of her condition, he reads every text in a medical library at super-speed, gets his surgeon’s liscence, and operates on Lois.  When he is finished, Lois’s legs are restored to normal, her gills are closed, and she is once again a surface woman.

Story: “The Girl Atlas” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Professor Morris, Mac the Mountain, Silo Sam (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Atlas, Achilles (as statues)
Villains: Two spies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A scientist creates a serum that will give anyone who bathes in it the strength of Atlas and the invulnerability of Achilles.  He gives it to Lois Lane for testing by Superman, but Lana Lang intercepts it, uses it, and becomes the “girl Atlas”.

Story: “Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (both between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39 / 40), Lana Lang
Intro: Frank Bliss
Villains: The Green Hood Gang (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane sees Clark Kent survive a fall from a high ledge, concludes he is Superman, and goes after Clark.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 40
October 1959
Cover: Superman turning Jimmy Olsen invisible //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Invisible Life of Jimmy Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (last appearance in issue #38; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12; next appears in ACTION COMICS #257), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12)
Intro: M. E. John, O. Arthur
Villain: “Quiz King” Corbin and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: As part of a scheme to trap a gangster, Superman makes Jimmy Olsen invisible.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl’s Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #256 / 257; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo: Zor-El, Allura (flashback)
Villains: “Big Con” Colby, Thora (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Jimmy Olsen is temporarily blinded and almost killed by a crook, he is saved by Supergirl.  The only problem is that Jimmy refuses to believe in her existence, and nothing she can do will convince him she does.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen, Juvenile Delinquent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #257)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #257), Hank White (Perry’s son; first appearance; next appears in issue #84)
Villains: The Kings (including Larry and Truck; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story bears some superficial resemblance to Harlan Ellison’s Memos From Purgatory.
Synopsis: Perry White assigns Jimmy Olsen to disguise himself as a member of the Kings, a gang of juvenile delinquents...neither of them knowing that Perry’s son Hank has already joined the gang.

Action Comics No. 257
October 1959
Cover: Lex Luthor, Clark Kent lifting car, and Superman billboard //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Reporter of Steel” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #265)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40; both next appear in SUPERMAN #133)
GS: A Superman robot
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #104; next appears in BATMAN #130)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman is thrown back into Superboy’s time in ADVENTURE COMICS #265.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor subjects Clark Kent to a ray that is supposed to give him super-powers.  To prevent Luthor from using it on himself, Clark pretends that the ray also induces him to give away money.

Superman No. 133
November 1959
Cover: Superman in army helmet, making “parachute jump” with other soldiers //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Luck of Badge 77" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #265)
Supporting Character: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance of both in ACTION COMICS #257)
Intro: Police chief Smith
Villains: The Tinker Thomas gang, the Bomber (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent is assigned to do three days’ service as a policeman for a story, and must conceal his Superman identity and super-abilities at the same time.

Story: “How Perry White Hired Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last chronological appearance (and partial isochronal appearance) in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4; also appears in partial isochron with ACTION COMICS #500 flashback; next chronological appearance in issue #135 (1)), Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17 (3) flashback; next chronological appearance in issue #135 (1)), Mrs. Smith (Clark Kent’s landlady; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #126)
Intro: Old Bongo, Ferocio (two gorillas; only appearance for both)
Comment: This is an Untold Tale of Superman.  However, the depiction of Clark Kent as being inspired to be a reporter after his graduation from college is erroneous.  Clark had been inspired to be a journalist ever since his second meeting with Perry White as Superboy, had worked as an intern at the Smallville News, had tried out--unsuccessfully--for the Planet twice, and had majored in journalism in Metropolis University.  Perry White and Lois Lane have both met Clark Kent before this story, but they show no sign of recognizing him.
Synopsis: After graduating from college, Clark Kent takes an apartment in town and applies for a reporting job at the Daily Planet.  Neither editor Perry White nor reporter Lois Lane think much of his chances, and he doesn’t perform up to Perry’s exacting standards in his first two trials.  But he does come through with his third assignment, getting a photo of Superman, and is hired as a Planet reporter.

Story: “Superman Joins the Army” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
Intro: Major Grimes, an Inspector General (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: An Army major insists Superman be drafted, so the Man of Steel serves his country in basic training...which is more than the major bargained on.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 13
November 1959
Cover: Superman and Lois Lane in lead mask //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Introducing...Lois Lane’s Parents” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #133;  some origin details revealed)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #133)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #133), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38 / 41), Sam Lane, Ella Lane (first appearance for both; Lois and Lucy Lane’s parents; last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #90 (1); both next appear in issue #27)
Intro: Mrs. Hagerty, Clara, Hiram, editor of the Pittsdale Star, Hector, Mrs. Plunkett, Lt. Brown, Captain Herrick (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman accompanies Lois to meet her parents, Sam and Ella Lane, on their farm at Pittsdale.  While he is having a conversation with Sam as to why he cannot marry Lois, a neighbor overhears, misinterprets, gossips, and before long the “news” that Superman and Lois Lane are getting married is all over town.

Story: “Alias Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Intro: Huck Benson (no appearance; name only mentioned; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Lana Lang, Krypto
Villains: Hal Brent, Chips Rogan (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Lois Lane bleaches her hair blonde to try and snag an interview with a star, she is grabbed by two hoods who notice her resemblance to a certain female reporter, and who teach her to “imitate” Lois Lane.

Story: “The Shocking Secret of Lois Lane” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye?
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #258)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #258)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40 / 41), Perry White (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #105)
Intro: Ali Pasha, Mrs. Kraus (Lois’s landlady), “Circe” (a female magician; only appearance for all)
Comment: It is possible, but unlikely, that the “Circe” in this story is the same Circe introduced in ACTION COMICS #243.  But their lack of physical resemblance and the difference in their modus operandi argues against it.
Synopsis: When Lois threatens to expose a female magician’s tricks, the woman convinces her that she has magically gained the head of a cat.

Action Comics No. 258
November 1959
Cover: Superman hurling Supergirl into space in a tube //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Menace of Cosmic Man” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13; next appears in the Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41)
Intro: President Raulis (only appearance)
Villains: Cosmic Man (a robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story), Malvio and his followers (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman tests Supergirl by making her spend a week off Earth in the second story in this issue.  Then he aids Green Arrow and Speedy in a case in ADVENTURE COMICS #266, and helps Batman and Robin fight Khalex in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #105.
Synopsis: A rebel in the European republic of Borkia creates a robot “super-hero”, Cosmic Man, as part of a plot to assassinate the head of state, but Superman arrives in time to foil the plot.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 41
December 1959
Cover: Superman, six-armed Jimmy Olsen, and Lucy Lane at carnival firing range //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Human Octopus” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #105)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #105), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #13)
Intro: Rocky Doyle, Joe, Yogi (only appearance for all)
Villains: Max and his cohort (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A strange space-fruit Superman brings back to Earth gives Jimmy Olsen six arms after he eats it.

Story: “The Robot Reporter” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Intro: Jimmy Olsen #2 (a robot), King Vorda, Professor Stanton (only appearance for all)
Villain: An assassin
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen twists his ankle and sends a robot Jimmy Olsen created by Superman to cover stories, with mixed results.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen, the Boy Swordsman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #134)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #259)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #258; next appears in SUPERMAN #134), Perry White (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #106)
Intro: King of Valdania (only appearance)
Villains: Kandu, Ace of Swords, Black Blade, Slashing Saber, a crook (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is lured to the nation of Valdania after he becomes convinced that he is a great swordsman, only to find that it is a plot of four enemy blade-wielders.

Action Comics No. 259
December 1959
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane and Lana Lang in energy vortexes, and Lex Luthor //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Revenge of Luthor” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Cameo: Superboy, Lex Luthor, Lana Lang, Lois Lane (as characters in Superman’s dream)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story in this issue and then helps Batman and Robin fight the Duplicate Man in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #106.
Synopsis: Superman has a strange Red Kryptonite-induced dream in which Superboy exists in his era and both of them are forced by Lex Luthor to battle for the life of Lois Lane or Lana Lang.

Superman No. 134
January 1960
Cover: Kull-Ex vs. Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Menace of Metropolis” (Chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Revenge Against Jor-El” (Chapter 2; 10 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Duel of the Supermen” (Chapter 3; 8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #106; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #259; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14; origin retold in flashback), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #258; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45), Superman robots
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14), Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #106; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14), Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #41 / 42)
Intro: Zell-Ex and his wife (both in flashback; both die in this story), Dr. Peabody (only appearance)
Other Character: Dwight D. Eisenhower (of Earth-1)
Cameo appearance: Zor-El, Allura (both in flashback)
Villain: Kull-Ex  (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Kull-Ex, a Kandorian scientist, takes Superman’s place on Earth with an “exchange ray” and begins committing destructive acts while impersonating Superman in order to blacken the Man of Steel’s reputation.  The Kandorian is motivated by a belief that Superman’s father Jor-El cheated his father, Zell-Ex, out of important patent rights.  But Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto convince Kull-Ex that Jor-El did not do such a thing, and he makes a public confession, rehabilitating Superman’s public image.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 14
January 1960
Cover: Superman seeing Lois Lane dressed as Batwoman before Batman photo  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Three Nights In the Fortress of Solitude” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134), a Superman robot
Cameo appearance: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
Intro: Creatures of Superman’s interplanetary zoo at the Fortress of Solitude
Comment: Story takes place in December, 1959.
Synopsis: Superman takes Lois to the Fortress of Solitude for a visit, and she contrives a way to make him let her stay there for 72 hours.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Soldier Sweetheart” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42)
Intro: Eddie Banning, Jr., Edward Banning, Sr. (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Kurt Schaffenberger
Synopsis: Lois Lane pretends to fall in love with a mousey G.I. so that she can make Superman jealous.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Secret Romance” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42), Supergirl (origin retold in flashback; last appearance in SUPERMAN #134; next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #260)
Synopsis: Supergirl, seeing Lois Lane crying because of her unrequited love for Superman, tries to contrive a way for her to marry the Man of Steel, especially since they could adopt her if they did wed.  But her every effort goes awry, and Linda Lee promises herself not to try to play matchmaker for her cousin again...at least, for a little while.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 42
January 1960
Cover: Superman, Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Big Superman Movie” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Intro: Cecil Hathaway, Bret Braxton (only appearance for both)
Villain: Stunt Stanton (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Synopsis: Lucy Lane and Jimmy Olsen are on the set of a movie being made about Jimmy’s greatest exploits, but the actor playing Olsen shows them how he would have improved on every one of them.

Story: “Perry White, Cub Reporter” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14; next appears in ACTION COMICS #260), Alice White (Perry’s wife; first appearance; next appears in issue #49), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14; next appears in ACTION COMICS #260)
Intro: Hubert Van Klyk (only appearance)
Synopsis: Perry White and Jimmy Olsen exchange jobs for a day, and Olsen gives Perry assignments specifically designed to help him lose weight.

Story: “Jimmy the Genie” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #260), a Superman robot
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Cameo appearances: Perry White (in a photograph), Frankenstein, Dracula, and Mr. Hyde (in movies)
Villain: Abdul (a genie; first and only appearance), J. B. Hayes (in a photograph; cameo appearance; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen rubs Aladdin’s lamp and has a great time having his wishes fulfilled, until speaking the secret word “kill” causes him to exchange places and become the genie’s slave.

Action Comics No. 260
January 1960
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl as "Mighty Maid", Perry White, and Lois Lane; Supergirl vignette   //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Mighty Maid"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS:  Supergirl (disguised as Mighty Maid in part of this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance of both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42; both next appear in SUPERMAN #135)
Villains:  A group of aliens (first and only appearance)
Comment:  In this story, it is revealed that Supergirl is 15 years old.
 Shortly after this story, Superman makes a brief appearance in the Supergirl story in this issue.
Synopsis:  When an armada of alien invaders heads towards Earth to attack Superman in vengeance for some of their spacecraft having been shot down decades past by Kryptonians, Superman stages an elaborate ruse, disguising Supergirl as "Mighty Maid", a superheroine, faking a romance with her, and pretending to elope with her to the Fourth Dimension.  After putting the aliens in suspended animation in space, Superman returns to Earth and tells Lois that his romance with Mighty Maid went on the rocks.

Superman No. 135
February 1960
Cover: Mr. Mxyzptlk’s hand, Superman, Superboy robot, and Superbaby robot //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “When Lois First Suspected Clark Was Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #260; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #260; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Perry White (in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Intro: Jerry, Al (in flashback; only appearance for both; named for Jerry Siegel and Al Plastino)
Villains: Lex Luthor (in flashback; last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #5), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent, trying to conceal his Superman identity from Lois Lane, recalls the time not long after he began work at the Daily Planet in which she first began to consider him as the person who could secretly be Superman.

Story: “Superman’s Mermaid Sweetheart” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker:
Feature Character: Superman (also appears in flashback to issue #129 / SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2, 3)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris (last appearance in issue #129 / SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #3; next appears in issue #138; also appears in flashback to issue #129 / SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2, 3), Ronal (first appearance; named in his next appearance, in issue #138), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #260)
GS: Atlanteans
Villain: Hans Schmidt (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent hears a fisherman rail about the mermaid who has been ruining his catches for years, and decides he must be speaking of Lori Lemaris.  Superman seeks out the mermaid, who is indeed Lori, and asks her to marry him.  She says that she must get permission from the Atlantean elders first, but the fisherman appears and accidentally injures her.  The Man of Steel goes on an interplanetary search for a surgeon who can save her life, finally finding Ronal, a merman doctor, whom he brings to Earth from an alien world.  Ronal does save Lori, but she falls in love with him as a result.  Superman realizes he has lost her, and accepts a goodbye kiss from Lori.

Story: “The Trio of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #15)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #15), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #260; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #107)
GS: A Clark Kent robot, a Superboy robot
Intro: A Superbaby robot (only appearance)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #131; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk bedevils Superman by mentally controlling him with his magic, but promises to let him alone if he’ll give him a Superman robot to take back to the 5th Dimension.  Superman gives him a choice of three robots, representing Superman, Superboy, and Superbaby.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 15
February 1960
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Family of Steel”
 Part 1: “Super-Husband and Wife” (7 pages)
 Part 2: “The Bride Gets Super-Powers” (10 pages)
 Part 3: “The Secret of the Super-Family” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #135; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #135; next appears in ACTION COMICS #261), a Superman robot, Kandorians (next appear in ACTION COMICS #261)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (next appears in issue #17)
Intro: Van-Zee, Sylvia DeWitt Van-Zee, Lyle-Zee, Lita Van-Zee (all next appear in issue #21), Mr.DeWitt (Sylvia’s father), Laura Barton, people of Urth, Sir Essex (only appearance for all), Miss Jingles (a robot; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Two aliens (first and only appearance)
Comment: The time-scheme of this story presents a possibly insoluble paradox.  Five years passes during the course of this story (Van-Zee and Sylvia marry, later celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, and have children, who grow to about age 4 by the end of this tale), and yet, five years cannot reasonably have passed for Superman and Lois Lane between SUPERMAN #135 and ACTION COMICS #261.  The latter portions of this story could be moved to a point later on in the Superman saga, except that Van-Zee next appears in SUPERMAN #148, published 20 months after this story, and Sylvia appears next in SUPERMAN #158, January 1963, both as citizens of Kandor.  Since Van-Zee and his family spend 5 years outside the bottle-city of Kandor, and meet Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and Superman before Van-Zee’s return to Kandor with his family, the five-year “pocket of time” cannot be accounted for.  Even if the earlier portions of this story are moved back to just after Superman regains Kandor from Brainiac and the latter portions are moved up to just before SUPERMAN #148, it would not be enough to account for five years.  It is possible that Van-Zee’s family goes to the Venus of a parallel universe in which time passes much more quickly than in the Earth-One universe.   Given the fact that the conditions on Venus in this story in no way resemble that of the real Venus, this might be the best hypothesis.
Synopsis: Van-Zee, a Kandorian scientist who is a double for Superman, is accidentally enlarged, falls in love with Lois Lane, asks for and gets permission from Superman to woo her, but is rejected by Lois.  However, she suggests that he look for a double of Lois to try and marry.  He finds such a double in the person of Sylvia DeWitt, an heiress who is fleeing her father’s attempt to arrange a marriage for her.  Van-Zee, in a Superman outfit, proposes to Sylvia, who accepts.  The two are married and settle on Venus, and have twins named Lyle and Lili.  Van-Zee creates a serum to give Sylvia super-powers in order to protect her from space-criminals.  Later, after their fifth wedding anniversary, Sylvia uses her super-vision to see Lana Lang kissing Superman on Earth, mistakes Superman for Van-Zee, and angrily leaves with her children.  But Superman and Lois Lane bring them together again, explain Sylvia’s mistake, and reconcile the two.  Van-Zee, Sylvia, and their two children opt to live in Kandor, and are shrunken in size by Brainiac’s reducing ray and are sent to live in the bottle city.

Action Comics No. 261
February 1960
Cover: Superman vs. wax dummies of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Jor-El, and Perry White //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Fortresses of Solitude” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #15; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Cameo appearances: Lois Lane, Jor-El, Jimmy Olsen, Martha Kent, Perry White (as wax dummies)
Intro: Alvin and his mother, Mars-Ol, Ra-Ho (two Kandorians), Fire-People (in flashback; only appearance for all)
GS: Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #15; next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48), a Superman robot, mayor of Metropolis
Villains: Urko the Terrible (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story), Big Bob Krueger (first and only appearance),  Anti-Superman Gang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #39; next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman briefly appears during the Justice League of America’s battle against Starro the Conqueror in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28, then helps Batman and Robin fight an energy-creature in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #107.
Synopsis: Superman temporarily moves his Fortress of Solitude from the Arctic to the outskirts of Metropolis to conduct tours through it for charity, but the Anti-Superman Gang plots to blow it to pieces.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 43
March 1960
Cover: Superman and Jimmy Olsen with an alien movie producer  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Four Fads” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye?
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #107)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #15), Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #107)
Cameo appearance: Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (of Earth-One; first and only appearance)
Intro: Harry, Prof. Blake (only appearance for both)
Villains: Rocky and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Made jealous by the comb-craze started by 77 Sunset Strip star Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, Jimmy tries to start crazes by wearing shades, chewing bubble gum, and flipping a coin in public...all of which are traits of a gangster underworld hitmen have targeted for a rub-out.

Story: “Phantom Fingers Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane
Intro: Tom, Mr. Spiffany (only appearance of both)
Villains: Phantom Fingers, George, Rita, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen infiltrates a shoplifting gang by posing as a heist man called Phantom Fingers, but runs into trouble when the real Phantom Fingers shows up.
 
Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Private Monster” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein?
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #262)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #262)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White, Lois Lane (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #262), Lucy Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
Intro: Jimmy’s landlord (only appearance), an alien movie producer and his race (all next appear in issue #47)
Villains: The TNT Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A monstrous alien from another dimension emerges on Earth, sees Jimmy Olsen, and won’t give him a moment’s peace until he comes back to his world to star in a monster movie.

Action Comics No. 262
March 1960
Cover: Supergirl lifting tree, Superman weakened by Kryptonite //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “When Superman Lost His Powers” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen,  Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43; next appears in SUPERMAN #136)
Comments: If, as the inscription says, no one has ever returned from the parallel world, then how was it known that they would only spend 48 hours there?
 Shortly after this story Superman shares an adventure with Supergirl in this issue, then has an adventure with Batman, Robin, and an alien movie producer in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #108.
Synopsis: Clark Kent, Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen are forced to spend two days in a parallel dimension in which Superman finds he has no powers.

Superman No. 136
April 1960
Cover: X-Plam, Lois Lane, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Man Who Married Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #108)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262; briefly marries X-Plam in this story)
Intro: X-Plam (dies in this story), X-Plam’s parents,  people of the 23rd Century (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Power-Man, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bizarro No. 1 (in flashback)
Comments: This story takes place on and around April 6, 1960.
 This is Lois Lane’s second marriage.  Her first was to Zak-Kul, in ACTION COMICS #245.
Synopsis: X-Plam, a green-skinned, antennaed man from the 23rd Century, comes back in time to see Lois Lane and Superman, bearing a Daily Planet edition that reveals he is to marry Lois Lane that very day.  X-Plam and the people of his remote valley have been given super-powers but a grotesque appearance by the gases of a passing comet.  Once in the 20th Century, however, X-Plam’s countenance changes to that of a handsome human.  Lois agrees to marry him, and the two are wed and go to the future.  However, once in the 23rd Century X-Plam reverts to his normal appearance and Lois also gains a grotesque green face.  When he sees her sadness coupled with her longing for Superman, Zak-Kul acquires enough radioactive material to power his time-travel craft and sends Lois back to the 20th Century, though he dies from radiation exposure.

Story: “The Secret of Kryptonite” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (also appears, in flashback, as Superboy; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology; appears between SUPERBOY #69 / 10)
Intro: Professor Mel Evans (aka Prof. Stanley Halley; only appearance)
GS: Mayor of Smallville
Villains: Silk Smith, a criminal scientist, and their gang (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story the distance between Earth and Krypton is given as 0.317 of a light year, though this is probably not accurate.  Alpha Centauri, the closest star to Earth, is 4.3 light years away.  More than likely Mel Evans’s figures were off because he had no knowledge of the space-warp that Kal-El’s rocket passed through.
 This story takes place on June 18th, the date in which Kal-El’s rocket landed on Earth.
 Several other famous Smallville residents, Gen. Ezekiel Hooker (a Revolutionary War hero), Sen. Amos Morris, and surgeon Walter Hoyt, are named but not depicted in this story.
Synopsis: When Superboy was living in Smallville, early in his career, his weakness to Kryptonite was inadvertently exposed to the world by Professor Mel Evans.  In remorse, Evans left Smallville and changed his name, but, years later on the anniversary of his coming to Earth, Superman discovers it, exposes Evans’s identity in public, and lets him know there were no hard feelings.

Story: “The Super-Clown of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
Intro: Sad Sam Smith, Hambone (a Superman robot), Harold and his mother (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman has to make Sad Sam Smith laugh, or Sad Sam dies, and will not leave a billion dollars to a children’s fund.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 16
April 1960
Cover: Lois Lane using Kryptonite vision on Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Lois Lane’s Signal-Watch” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #136)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #136)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #43)
Villains: Pete Gurney, Biff, Lefty (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place on and around Lois Lane’s birthday.
Synopsis: Superman gives Lois Lane a signal-watch like Jimmy Olsen’s, and soon lives to regret it.

Story: “The Mystery of Skull Island” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262)
Intro: Carlos Floyd, a butler (only appearance for both), Edna Van Cleeve Floyd (no real appearance; name mentioned only; first appearance; dies before this story begins)
Villains: Sidney Willis (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane and Clark Kent are assigned to work as a maid and butler in actor Carlos Floyd’s mansion, and Lois discovers that Floyd’s wealthy heiress bride may have been murdered.

Story: “The Kryptonite Girl” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane (all next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
Intro: Duke (Lucy Lane’s dog), Oonah and other Eskimos (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane disobeys Superman, fools around with some objects he brought back from space, and appears to develop a case of deadly Kryptonite vision.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 44
April 1960
Cover: Superman, Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, and wolf-boy Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Wolf-Man of Metropolis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERBOY #80; next appears in ACTION COMICS #263)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
Cameo appearances: Batman, Robin, Green Arrow, Speedy, Dracula, Frankenstein (as costumes)
Intro: A movie director (only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy drinks a potion created by Merlin the magician and turns into a wolfman under the light of the full moon, until a shadowed Supergirl gives him a kiss to lift the curse.

Story: “Jimmy’s Leprechaun Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #135; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #113)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk poses as a leprechaun to throw Jimmy Olsen and Superman off the track.

Story: “Miss Jimmy Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17)
GS: Superman (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17), Lucy Lane
Intro: Hamlet (Lucy Lane’s new dog; only appearance), Dora (a chimpanzee)
Villains: Big Monte McGraw and his gang, Maisie (first and only appearance for all), Killer Kendall (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League of America fight the Weapons Master in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29.
Synopsis: While Superman is unavailable to help, Jimmy Olsen goes undercover disguised as a chorus girl to get the lowdown on gangster Big Monte McGraw.

Superman No. 137
May 1960
Cover: Superboy dreaming of Superman; Super-Bully dreaming of Super-Menace (two vignettes) //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Brat From Krypton” (Chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Young Super-Bully” (9 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Superman Vs. Super-Menace” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17; also appears as baby Kal-El, Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), and Superboy (between SUPERBOY #80 / ADVENTURE COMICS #272); origin retold)
GS: Krypto (between SUPERBOY #80 / ADVENTURE COMICS #272)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang (between SUPERBOY #80 / 81)
Villains: Super-Menace (also appears as Super-Brat and Super-Bully), Wolf Derek, Bonnie Derek (first appearance for all; all die in this story), the Crime Lords, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: On its trip to Earth, Kal-El’s rocket bumps into a spaceship from another world and triggers a duplicator ray that creates a copy of the rocket and Kal-El.  The rocket lands on Earth at the retreat of gangster Wolf Derek and his moll, Bonnie.  Together they raise the young super-being they find within to be a super-outlaw, but to keep his existence a secret until he is grown to adulthood.  As Super-Brat and Super-Bully, his hate for the Youth of Steel grows.  He and his foster parents also learn he is immune to Kryptonite, being an energy-based life form.  Finally, his father is elected head of a crime syndicate on the condition that his “son” destroy Superman.  Super-Menace goes out to do just that, and, after a tremendous battle, is on the point of destroying Superman with Kryptonite.  But, finding that the deed gives him no pleasure, and knowing that his father lied about loving him, Super-Menace saves Superman from the Kryptonite.  Then he goes to his foster parents and destroys them and himself in an energy-burst just as Superman smashes in.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 17
May 1960
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Al Plastino
Story: “The Girl That Almost Married Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #137)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44)
Intro: A fakir (only appearance)
Villain: Doris Drake (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Thanks to a mind-reading amulet bought from an Indian fakir, wealthy heiress Doris Drake learns that Clark Kent is Superman and schemes to marry him.

Story: “Lana Lang, Superwoman” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein?
Feature Character: Lois Lane (becomes “Super-Lois” in this story; next “Super-Lois” appearance in issue #21)
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (becomes “Super-Lana” for this story; last appearance in issue #15; next appears as “Super-Lana” in issue #21), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44), Jimmy Olsen
Villain: Brainiac (between ACTION COMICS #242 / 275)
Synopsis: To save the Earth, Superman agrees to let Brainiac subject Lois Lane and Lana Lang to a bomb blast--but first he gives them both super-powers with a transfusion of his own blood.

Story: “How Lois Lane Got Her Job” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #264; also appears in flashback, between issue #55 (1) flashback / SUPERMAN #133 (2); origin details revealed)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #263; also appears in flashback, between pages 24 and 25 of SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (also appears in flashback, between pages 24 and 25 of SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4), Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45)
Intro: Professor Thorne (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Henry Blaine, the “Rajah of Sari” (both in flashback; only appearance for both)
Comment: Since Superman and Lois Lane are the same age, it is probable she only got hired shortly before Clark Kent, since they would have graduated college at the same time.
Synopsis: Lois Lane recounts to Clark Kent how she got three scoops in three days to be hired by Perry White, not knowing that Superman inadvertently helped her get those three stories.
 
Action Comics No. 263
April 1960
Cover: Superman in chains before Bizarro jury //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The World of Bizarros” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17)
GS: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (last appearance of both in issue #255)
Intro: Bizarros, Bizarro-Loises, and the world of Htrae
Comment: This story introduces the Bizarro people (except for Bizarro No. 1 and Bizarro-Lois), their world Htrae, the Bizarroes’ backwards behavior, and the Bizarro Code: “Us hate beauty!  Us love ugliness!  Is big crime to make anything perfect on the Bizarro World.”
 This story am continued in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman finds the Bizarro World, Htrae, in outer space, altruistically helps straighten out some crooked houses, and finds that he is in violation of Bizarro laws.  Not only that, he is handsome and speaks perfect English.  For these crimes, he is subjected to a ray that will turn him into a Bizarro.

Action Comics No. 264
May 1960
Cover: Superman (as Bizarro), Perry White, and Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Superman Bizarro”
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #109)
GS: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1, Bizarros (them am all next appear in SUPERMAN #140)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45)
Cameo appearance: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (as characters in Superman’s dream)
Comment: In this story Htrae am turned into beautiful square world, for which all Bizarros owe Superman great debt of ingratitude.
 Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman and Robin help rid Batman of an ancient wizard’s curse in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #109.
Synopsis: Superman still faces the sentence of being transformed into a Bizarro, until he discovers the one ploy that can set him free.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 45
June 1960
Cover: Jimmy Olsen watching Power Lad and Superman save train //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Tom Baker, Power Lad” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #109), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #264 / 265)
GA: Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #264), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17), Lucy Lane
Intro: Power Lad (Dik-Rey, alias Tom Baker; only appearance)
Comment: The bottle of Kandor is portrayed inaccurately in this story.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen meets a youth called Tom Baker, who appears to gain super-powers from a scientific accident and becomes the partner of Superman.

Story: “The Gunsmoke Kid” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
GA: Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson (all of Earth-One; see Comment below)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18), Professor Potter (between issues #39 / 47)
Villains: Jesse James, the James Gang (of Earth-One; see Comment below)
Comment: Since research is not yet complete for “real” historical figures on Earth-One, they cannot yet be tracked.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is sent back accidentally in a masquerade cowboy costume to the Old West, where the James Gang takes him for an outlaw called the Gunsmoke Kid and insists on him killing famed lawmen Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson.

Story: “The Animal Master of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #138)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #265), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134; next appearance in ACTION COMICS #266)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #265), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #138)
Other Character: Circe (in flashback; last appearance in SHOWCASE #21; next appears in ACTION COMICS #293)
Villains: Joe and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman gives Jimmy the magic wand of Circe as a trophy, which allows him to communicate with animals.

Action Comics No. 265
June 1960
Cover: Superman watching Supergirl save Superboy statue in Smallville //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The ‘Superman’ From Outer Space” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS: Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue), a Clark Kent robot (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45; next appears in SUPERMAN #138)
Intro: Hyper-Man (Chester King; origin revealed; dies in this story), a Hyper-Man robot (destroyed in this story), Lydia Long King, Professor Heath, a Professor Heath robot (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman aids Supergirl in the second story of this issue, then helps the Justice League of America battle Amazo and Professor Ivo in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30, and then helps Batman and Robin fight an alien creature in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #110.
Synopsis: Superman is visited by Hyper-Man, a super-powered double of himself and the hero of the parallel world of Oceania.  When the Man of Steel learns that Hyper-Man will die within a year from Blue Zoronite poisoning, he arranges for Hyper-Man to lose his powers and have a year of happy married life with his long-time love interest Lydia Long before he perishes.
 

Superman No. 138
July 1960
Cover: Superman vs. Titano //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Titano the Super-Ape”
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Jerry Siegel
Feature Character: Superman (last apperance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #110)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #265), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45)
Cameo appearance: Toto’s trainer (in flashback)
Villain: Titano (between issues #127 / 142)
Synopsis: Titano returns to the 20th Century and begins a rampage, inexplicably looking for round objects.

Story: “Superman’s Black Magic” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman
GA: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #110; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #281)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18), Lois Lane
Cameo: Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman (as costumes worn by partygoers)
Villains: Duke Haskell, Lefty Montez, Coker, a counterfeiter (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While wearing a devil costume for a masquerade party, Clark Kent sights a pair of crooks and decides to use his disguise to its best advantage.

Story: “The Mermaid From Atlantis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18)
GA: Aquaman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #274)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris, Ronal (last appearance for both in issue #135), Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18)
Intro: Prince Gregory, Prime Minister Basil (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lori Lemaris tries to help Superman over the pain of losing her by contriving ways to get him to marry Lois Lane, but they all go awry.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 18
July 1960
Cover: Superman, Astounding Man, and Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Star Reporter of Metropolis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #138)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #138)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #138), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45)
Intro: Dolly Day (only appearance)
Villain: Bad Man Brent (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story reveals that a movie of the Daily Planet will be made, with Clark Gable, Rock Hudson, Dwayne Hickman, and Dolly Day playing Perry White, Clark Kent, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane respectively.
Synopsis: Lois Lane lends a helping hand to an aspiring girl reporter, but finds the girl quickly becoming a star of the Planet.

Story: “The Sleeping Doom” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lucy Lane (all next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
Intro: Slinky Sam (only appearance)
Villains: Kzga and two other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place from June 8-17, according to a calendar in the splash panel.
Synopsis: Lois Lane discovers a plot of an alien being to take over her body, unless she can remain awake for ten days straight.

Story: “Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
Intro: Astounding Man (an android), Oogamooga, a Lois Lane android, Geena (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An aged man from the alien world of Roxnon uses Astounding Man, a super-powered android, to romance Lois Lane.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 46
July 1960
Cover: Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl, and orphans watching Superman on television //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Orphan"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #265 / 266), Linda Lee robot (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #265)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18; next appears in ACTION COMICS #266), Mr. Dixon, Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage (all between ACTION COMICS #264 / 266)
Synopsis:  When Jimmy Olsen is out covering a flood for the Daily Planet, he strikes his head on a log while rescuing a kitten.  Jimmy develops amnesia and, with no identification on him, he is
given the name "Tom Davis" and sent to live at Midvale Orphanage.  Linda Lee, secretly Supergirl, fears that restoring Jimmy's memory might expose her identity, and decides to wait until
Superman returns from a space mission and can handle it himself.  In the meantime, Jimmy, as "Tom", lives with Linda and the other orphans, and she manages to keep her identity a secret from him.  Jimmy's memory returns to him while at the orphanage, but he tells Linda that he is going to stay to do a feature story on what it's like to live at an orphanage.  Linda contrives a trick that trips Jimmy's signal watch, and Superman comes to take Jimmy back to the Daily Planet.

Story: “The Irresistable Jimmy Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18 / 19), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18; next appears in ACTION COMICS #266)
Intro: P. Q. Bowman, Mr. Fox (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After the word spreads that Jimmy Olsen is really P. Q. Bowman, a Hollywood talent scout, a horde of beautiful actress wannabes compete for his attention.

Story: “Elastic Lad’s Greatest Feats” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (as Elastic Lad; next appears in SUPERMAN #139)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #266)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (between issues #37 / 48)
Villains: The Big Job Mob (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen becomes Elastic Lad again to perform stretching feats for his fan club, and Superman is secretly on hand to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Action Comics No. 266
July 1960
Cover: Supergirl, Streaky, Superman, and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Captive of the Amazons” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46; both next appear in SUPERMAN #139)
Intro: Jena, Rog, and other Adorians (only appearance)
Villains: The Rebel Robots (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman and Krypto help out Supergirl in the second story of this issue.
Synopsis: Superman is almost blackmailed into marriage to Jena, a princess of the planet Adoria, with the threat that Earth will be destroyed unless he weds her.

Superman No. 139
August 1960
Cover: Superman as merman, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The New Life of Super-Merman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #266)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris, Ronal (both next appear in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #269), Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #266), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
Intro: Brett Rand (only appearance)
Synopsis: Wealthy Brett Rand proposes to Lois, and to allow her to accept in good faith, Superman contrives a hoax with Ronal and Lori Lemaris’s help to make her believe Ronal has died, Superman has become a merman, and he and Lori are to wed.

Story: “The Jolly Jailhouse” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman
Intro: Judge Rafol (only appearance)
Villain: Colonel Stradi (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent is thrown in jail as a spy while covering a story in the nation of Voroda, and helps undermine the dictator, Col. Stradi.

Story:  "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19)
GA:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #266 / 267), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #266), a Superman robot (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (all next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19)
Cameo appearances:  Kozz, evil Clark Kent, Superboy, Superboy robots, Jonathan and Martha Kent (in flashback)
Synopsis:  When a Red Kryptonite meteor smashes through the side of a submarine, Superman rescues the sub and its crew even though the Red K exposure will affect him.  The effect produced this time is to make Superman's hair, beard, and nails grow to great length, and even the heat of his own X-ray vision cannot cut his hair or nails.  However, when both Supergirl and Krypto focus their X-ray vision on his beard, hair, and nails in unison, their double-power is able to shear the excess from his head and hands.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 19
August 1960
Cover: Superman leaving through secret exit as Lois Lane prepares dinner //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Day Lois Lane Forgot Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #139)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #139)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46 / 47), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #139)
Intro: The Great Majo (only appearance)
Villain: A mugger (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A hypnotist erases Lois’s love for Superman (again) and Lois goes after Clark Kent (again).

Story: “The Superman of the Past” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47)
GS: Superman (next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #267), Samson (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #257; next appears in SUPERBOY #110; see Comment)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen  (last appearance in SUPERMAN #139;  next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47)
Villains: Caesar, Helene (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: As indicated in the Comment to ADVENTURE COMICS #257, the Samson who appears in this story may not really be the Biblical judge, but a Greek strongman.
 It is indicated in this story that Lois may simply have had an hallucination of travel to the past.  However, since she would have had no way of knowing that Samson really did employ the secret identity of Merrio (as he does in this story and ADVENTURE COMICS #257) without time-travel, it is likely that she really does somehow go back in time.
 Shortly after this story, Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #267, then helps Batman and Robin capture Floyd Frisby in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #111.
Synopsis: While rehearsing a skit for a Daily Planet show as a slave girl from Roman times, Lois Lane mentally travels back in time after breathing fumes from strange flowers and has an adventure with Samson.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 47
September 1960
Cover: Alien monster making Superman and Jimmy Olsen robots //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The King of Crime” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #111)
Intro: Eddie (only appearance)
Villain: Winky McCoy (first appearance; next appears in issue #153) and his gang, Nick Hoxa (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen shaves his head to pass as Winky McCoy, a gangster, in search of a story.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen Grows Up” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #267), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19), Professor Potter (between issues #45 / 50)
Intro: Blake, Willy White (Perry’s nephew; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Tired of being treated like a kid because of his age, Jimmy drinks a potion of Professor Potter’s and rapidly ages into manhood, only to discover that his troubles don’t end with his youthfulness.

Story: “The Monsters From Earth” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #267), the alien movie producer and his race (all last seen in issue #43; last appearance for all)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Intro: A Superman robot (destroyed in this story)
Villain: A Jimmy Olsen robot (destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The aliens who made a monster movie with Jimmy Olsen have a big hit on their hands, so they make Jimmy Olsen and Superman robots to star in the sequel.  But the Jimmy Olsen robot doesn’t want to be destroyed after the movie is finished, so he travels to Earth to destroy the real Jimmy and take his place.

Action Comics No. 267
August 1960
Cover: Hercules smashing poster of Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Hercules In the 20th Century” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #47; next appears in the Supergirl story in next issue)
GS: Hercules (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #267; see Comment below), Mercury
Intro: Frank Hall (only appearance), Jupiter, Vulcan, Venus, Achilles (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #329)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in BATMAN #130; next appears in issue SUPERBOY #85)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 It is unknown how Hercules’s appearances in Superboy / Superman stories relate to his appearances in Wonder Woman stories.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor transports Hercules across time to help him commit robberies.  Hercules soon learns Luthor’s evil nature, and helps Superman capture him.  Clark Kent helps Hercules assume a secret identity as Roger Tate and gain employment as a Daily Planet reporter.  Soon the god of strength falls for Lois Lane, but she rejects his proposal of marriage, saying she is in love with Superman.  Hercules goes to Olympus, asks for and receives weapons from his fellow gods with their powers imbued in them, and returns to Earth, intending to “crush” Superman.

Action Comics No. 268
September 1960
Cover: Sleeping Superman in capsule, Hercules, and Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Battle With Hercules” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS: Hercules (next appears in SUPERBOY #110), Venus
GA: Linda Lee (Supergirl; between the Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20)
Intro: The Eternal Oracle (only apperance)
Cameo: Jupiter, Mercury, Vulcan, Achilles (in flashback)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story in this issue, then helps Batman and Robin have an adventure with a strange pet in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #112.
Synopsis: Hercules battles Superman with Olympian weapons, and finally wins with a song from Apollo’s flute that puts the Man of Steel into hibernation.  To free him, Lois agrees to marry Hercules.  But Venus intervenes, frees Superman from his sleep and Lois from her vow, and tells Hercules that Jupiter is displeased with him.  Hercules battles Superman again, but this time Superman tricks him into returning to the past, in which Hercules loses his memory of his visit to Metropolis.  Superman returns to the 20th Century.

Superman No. 140
October 1960
Cover: Bizarro-Junior No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro No. 1, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Son of Bizarro” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “The ‘Orphan’ Bizarro” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “The Bizarro Supergirl” (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #112; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #268; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48), Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #264; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50), Bizarro-Lois No. 1, other Bizarroes and Bizarro-Loises (origin retold; last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #264; all next appear in issue #143)
GA:  Krypto (next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #270), Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Children of Midvale Orphanage (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #268; next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Intro:  Bizarro-Supergirl (dies in this story)  Bizarro-Junior No. 1 (next appears in issue #143), athletic instructor at Midvale Orphanage
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Vekko (in flashback), Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (as statues)
Synopsis:  Bizarro-Lois #1 gives birth to a baby son, who, to her and Bizarro #1's chagrin, looks like a human--horrible to their sight.  To save their son from a mob of Bizarroes, Bizarro #1 puts him in a spacecraft which, unknown to him, is headed back to Earth.  The baby is found and put in Midvale Orphanage, where Supergirl discovers his powers and tells Superman of the "super-baby" she has found.  Bizarro Jr. #1 is taken for safekeeping to the Fortress of Solitude, and accidentally creates Bizarro-Supergirl when the real Supergirl flies through the ray of the imperfect duplicating machine.
 A chemical explosion triggers a reaction that makes Bizarro-Jr. #1's face like a normal Bizarro's.  Bizarro #1, seeing this with telescopic vision, thinks that Superman has hatched a plot
to take away his baby, and raises an army of Bizarroes to make war on Earth.  Meanwhile, Bizarro-Supergirl's maternal instincts are aroused and she tries to keep Bizarro-Jr. #1 for herself.
Eventually Bizarro-Jr. #1 is restored to his parents, Bizarro-Supergirl dies of Blue Kryptonite exposure, and it is discovered that all Bizarro babies undergo a brief time of appearing human
before they transform into their normal, Bizarro selves.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 20
October 1960
Cover: Supergirl, Superman, and Lois Lane at home //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Flight From Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #268)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #140)
Intro: Lois Lane, Perry White, and Liza Landis of a parallel universe, manager of WMET, Liza Landis of Earth-One (only appearance for all)
Comment: Superman goes back in time at least as far as 1954, according to pg. 3, panel 1, to enter a divergent Earth’s time-stream.
Synopsis: Superman, fed up with Lois Lane’s identity-snooping, goes back in time to just before he applied to the Daily Planet and, instead, becomes a disk jockey on radio station WMET.  Unfortunately, he has to deal not only with Lois Lane of the time-line which he now occupies, but a new identity-hunter named Liza Landis.  Finally, he calls it quits and returns to his normal time-line.

Story: “The Luckiest Girl In Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #268; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Villains: Bullet Benson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A gangster wanting revenge on Lois Lane tricks her into thinking she has guardian spirits to protect her from danger with whispered prophecies.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 48
October 1960
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen tied up by the Superman Emergency Squad  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Story of Camp Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Intro: Bud Tarp, Horace Burr, Skinny Smith, Mike Post, Carl Cardwell, Ted Oxnam, and other campers at Camp Superman, Prince Otto (in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of assassins (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen goes to Camp Superman as a counselor and finds that one camper already knows about his unreported adventures with Superman.

Story: “The Disguises of Danger” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein?
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane
Intro: Frank Moss (only appearance)
Villains: Flush Sawyer, Big Joe, and other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen goes undercover as a window-washer, a barber, a doorman, a bellhop, and a blind beggar to get a story on a group of mobsters.

Story:  "The Mystery of the Tiny Supermen"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #269)
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #140; next appears in ACTION COMICS #269), Kandorians (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #261; next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21)
Supporting Characters:  The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (last appearance in issue #46; next appear in ACTION COMICS #286), Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #269)
Intro: The Superman Emergency Squad (including Nos. 22, 33, 44, and 66; next appear in ACTION COMICS #278)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League defeat Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1.
Synopsis:  Jimmy Olsen, at various meetings of his fan club, shows the members several alien artifacts which were given to him by Superman.  At the same time, a group of tiny Supermen (actually the Superman Emergency Squad from Kandor, of which Jimmy is ignorant) appear to him and aid him in his daily tasks, but only when nobody else is around.  When he tries to convince Perry White that the little Supermen really exist, Perry thinks Jimmy's gone nuts.  What the Emergency Squad is really after is an alien ray-gun in Jimmy's collection with Supergirl's
fingerprints on it.  They fear the prints could somehow expose her existence, but they also mistake a fake Green Kryptonite meteor in Jimmy's collection for the real thing, and have to trick him into bringing the ray-gun to work with him before they can take it away from him.  Superman, at this time, is in the past on a scientific mission and could not be contacted by the Kandorians.  They take the ray-gun to Supergirl, who erases her prints with heat-vision.  Then the tiny Supermen return the weapon to Jimmy and fly back to Kandor before anyone else can see them.  Later, Jimmy wonders if it hasn't all been a dream.

Action Comics No. 269
October 1960
Cover: Lois Lane and Superman seeing Clark Kent reflection in mirror //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Truth Mirror” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye?
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1; next appears in SUPERMAN #141)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48; all next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21)
GS: A Superman robot
Intro: Hazel (only appearance)
Villains: Flash Dugan, a midget gangster (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane receives the mirror of Merlin, which can reveal the true nature of anyone reflected in it...including the fact that Clark Kent is secretly Superman.

Superman No. 141
November 1960
Cover: Superman, Jor-El, and Lara on Krypton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Return To Krypton”
 Part 1: “Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again” (9 pages)
 Part 2: “Superman’s Kryptonian Romance” (9 pages)
 Part 3: “The Surprise of Fate” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker:   Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #269; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (possibly their first chronological appearance; next appear in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #17 (flashback))
Intro: Lyla Lerrol (first and only apperance, though she appears out of official continuity in SUPER FRIENDS #17), Lara Lor-Van I (Lara’s mother; as a stone bust), Krypto’s mother, Prof. Galsworthy (only appearance for all), Zypto (Krypto’s father; earlier chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #126 (2); last chronological appearance), Ken-Dal (first appearance; appears isochronally with WORLD OF KRYPTON #2; earlier chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #233 (2); last chronological appearance)
Cameo: Jor-El I (as a stone bust)
Villains: Brainiac, Koko (last chronological appearance for both in SUPERBOY # 106 (2); next chronological appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #242), Snark McGill (first and only appearance)
Comment: It is never explained in this story why Jor-El and Lara do not remember Superman from their earlier meeting, in SUPERMAN #123.
Synopsis: Superman is hurled back in time and space after an encounter with a planet-sized creature.  He winds up on Krypton, with no powers thanks to its higher gravity and red sun, some time before the wedding of Jor-El and Lara.  Superman, who now goes by his name of Kal-El, gets work as an extra on an emotion-movie, and falls in love with the beautiful actress Lyla Lerrol.  She also falls for Kal.
 Superman attends his parents’ wedding and becomes Jor-El’s assistant.  Lyla and he continue to see each other, and plan to be wed after work on her movie is wrapped up.  From afar, he helps Jonathan and Martha Kent get together on Earth.  He witnesses the shrinking and abduction of Kandor by Brainiac.  Kal-El is almost resigned to Krypton’s death, and having as long a wedded life with Lyla as he can, when an accident on the movie set throws him into a prop rocket which is sent into outer space by a powerful space creature.  Lyla and Superman are separated forever, as the Man of Steel breaks out of the rocket under a yellow sun and returns to his proper era on Earth.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 21
November 1960
Cover: Super-Lois vs. Super-Lana while Superman looks on //Curt Swan / Kurt Schaffenberger and Stan Kaye
Story: “Dolls of Doom”
 Part 1: “The Lois Lane Doll” (9 pages)
 Part 2: “Trapped In Kandor” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #269)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #141), Van-Zee, Sylvia Van-Zee, Lyle-Zee, Lili Van-Zee (all last seen in issue #15), Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48; next appear in ACTION COMICS #270)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (between ACTION COMICS #269 / 270), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #269; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49)
Intro: Dik-Zee (Van-Zee’s brother; only appearance)
Villains: Cyril Madison (first and only appearance), Anti-Superman Gang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #261; next appear in SUPERMAN #145)
Synopsis: The Anti-Superman Gang plans to blow up the Fortress of Solitude with a gimmicked Lois Lane doll, while the real Lois Lane is in Kandor, where she is the guest of Sylvia and Van-Zee and receives a proposal from Van’s brother Dik-Zee.

Story: “The Battle Between Super-Lois and Super-Lana” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (as “Super-Lois”; next appears in ACTION COMICS #270)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #270)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (as “Super-Lana”)
Synopsis: Lois and Lana both regain super-powers as a result of bathing in an underground lake, and, as the costumed Super-Lois and Super-Lana, begin an all-out competition for the hand of Superman.

Action Comics No. 270
November 1960
Cover: Superwoman and aged Superman, Lois Lane, and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Old Man of Metropolis” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS: Linda Lee (Supergirl; appears as Superwoman only in Clark Kent’s dream; between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49), Mr. Dixon (between Supergirl stories in issues #266 / 299)
Cameo appearances: Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane, Krypto, Bizarro No. 1 (as characters in Superman’s dream)
Comment: After this story Superman, Batman, and Robin help Supergirl celebrate her 16th birthday in the second story in this issue, then cope with Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #113.
Synopsis: After Clark Kent reads a story Linda Lee has written about her possible career as Superwoman, he falls asleep and dreams of being an old Superman without powers in a future Metropolis.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 49
December 1960
Cover: Superman holding scales, Maharajah pouring jewels on one side, Jimmy Olsen sitting on other side //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Jimmy’s Gorilla Identity” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #113), Congorilla (origin retold in flashback), Congo Bill (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #278 / 279)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #270), Janu (between ADVENTURE COMICS #278 / 279)
Intro: Ed (only appearance)
Villains: The Red Knights (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Congorilla is captured and shipped to the United States, and Congo Bill enlists Jimmy’s help in finding him.  But Jimmy uses the magic ring of Congo Bill to switch bodies with Congorilla, and, as the heroic ape, brings the Red Knights gang to justice.

Story: “The Fat Boy of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Alice White (last appearance in issue #42; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27), Lucy Lane
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Montaine, Maharajah of Bohali (only appearance for all)
Villains: Rance and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A crook tricks Jimmy into drinking a potion that makes him 300 pounds heavy overnight in a complex scheme to get him to unwittingly smuggle jewels.

Story: “Alias Chip O’Doole” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #271), Lucy Lane, Perry White (both next appear in SUPERMAN #142)
Intro: Chip O’Doole and his fan club (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League fight Simon Magus and his fellow magicians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2.
Synopsis: Since Lucy Lane has gone wild for a rock singer named Chip O’Doole, Jimmy Olsen decides to impersonate him and see if he can gain her affection.  It works.

Action Comics No. 271
December 1960
Cover: Superman entering space-globe of “light ray man” //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Voyage To Dimension X” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisigner
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2; next appears in the Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49; next appears in SUPERMAN #142)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERBOY #85; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23 (2)), a Lex Luthor robot (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23 (2)),  Gypo, Lex Luthor’s gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is the Earth-One version of an adventure of the Earth-Two Superman, as depicted in SUPERMAN #83 (1).
 Shortly after this story, Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story of this issue and then helps Batman and Robin battle Chorn in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #114.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor tricks Superman into entering a metal globe which, if he attempts to leave it or penetrate it with his X-ray vision, will blow up Metropolis.

Superman No. 142
January 1961
Cover: Superman
Story: “Lois Lane’s Secret Helper” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #114)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271), Krypto (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 272)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49 / 50), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271)
Intro: Maria, Hans, Gretta, Mr. Baldwin, Beauty (a dog; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto, on patrol with Supergirl, sees Lois in tears over Superman’s refusal to marry her and decides to lend a paw to her romance with the Man of Steel.

Story: “Superman Meets Al Capone” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Perry White (also appears in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #171 (flashback))
Intro: Cyrus Martin (only appearance)
Villains: Al Capone (of Earth-One; first and only appearance) and his mob (last appearance in SUPERBOY #102 (1); last appearance), Titano (between issues #138 / 147)
Comment: Sometime after his employment at the Chicago Journal, Perry White interned at the Gotham Gazette, as revealed in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #80, before becoming a reporter for the Daily Planet.
Synopsis: Stranded temporarily in Chicago in 1921, Superman impersonates “Touch” Vincent, a member of Al Capone’s mob, and helps Perry White get his first scoop.

Story:  "Flame-Dragon From Krypton"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #272), Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #114; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #287)
GA: Superman robots (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (all next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
Intro:  A flame-dragon from Krypton (next appears in issue #151)
Synopsis:  A flame-dragon from Krypton, which has survived that planet's destruction, comes to Earth, burns off Clark Kent's outer clothes in sight of Lois Lane, and reveals him to be Superman.  The Man of Steel eventually puts the flame-dragon in suspended animation and exiles him to space.  Then, to get around Lois's suspicions, he has Batman and Supergirl pose as a doctor and
nurse and, changing to Clark Kent, swathes himself in bandages, pretending to Lois that he has suffered severe burns.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 22
January 1961
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Day When Superman Proposed” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Sylvia Van-Zee (both next appear in issue #34), Lyle-Zee, Lili Van-Zee (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50), Perry White (last appearance  in SUPERMAN #142), Lana Lang
Intro: A Lois Lane robot, Helen of Troy (of Earth-1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #289), Marie Antoinette (see Comment below)
GS: Cleopatra (see Comment below)
Villains: The Scarlet Mob (first and only appearance)
Comment: The chronology of “real” historical figures on Earth-One has not yet been completed, so the appearances of Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, and Marie Antoinette (who also appear in other Superman Family stories and in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER) cannot yet be tracked.
Synopsis: Affected by Red Kryptonite, Superman proposes to Lois.  When the Red K effect wears off, he takes it back.

Story: “Lois Lane’s X-Ray Vision” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54 (3)), Lana Lang (next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
Intro: Dr. Wendell (only appearance)
Villain: Slick Morse (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An energy-burst causes Lois Lane’s sunglasses to give her X-ray vision, enabling her to see the Superman shirt underneath Clark Kent’s clothes.

Story: “The Sweetheart of Robin Hood” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50)
Cameo appearances: Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Alan-A-Dale, Sheriff of Nottingham, a wizard (as characters in Lois Lane’s dream)
Synopsis: Lois Lane scratches herself on one of the poisoned tips of Robin Hood’s arrows in an exhibit and dreams she has gone into the past to have an adventure with Robin Hood himself.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 50
January 1961
Cover: Superman being rescued from quicksand by Super-Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Lord of Olsen Castle"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22),  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #143), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142; next appears in ACTION COMICS #272), Bizarro No. 1 (between SUPERMAN #140 / 143)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22; next appears in issue #54 (3))
Cameo appearance: Lord Olsen (Jimmy’s ancestor; in a painting; first and only appearance)
Intro: Mayor Lund (only appearance)
Synopsis: In order to inherit an ancestral castle in Sweden, Jimmy Olsen must first perform three superhuman tasks, at which Supergirl, Krypto, and Bizarro No. 1 lend him a secret hand.
 
Story: “The Weirdest Asteroid In Space” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in issue #54 (3))
GS: Superman (next appears in issue #54 (3))
Intro: Professor Barton (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman and Jimmy Olsen capture the Masquerade Mobster in issue #54 (3).
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent are accidentally rocketed into space, where they encounter an enormous dragon.

Story: “The Super Life of Jimmy Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #54 (3); next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
GS: Superman (last appearance in issue #54 (3); next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
GA: Linda Lee (Supergirl; voice only; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in issue #54 (3); both next appear in ACTION COMICS #272), Professor Potter (last appearance in issue #47), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142; next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on Jimmy Olsen’s birthday.  Since he has a 21st birthday in issue #61, this is probably Jimmy’s 20th birthday.
Synopsis: For a birthday gift, Professor Potter siphons off Superman’s powers with an invention of Lex Luthor’s and gives them to Jimmy.  But a mishap occurs and the machine burns out, with the result being that Jimmy may now have Superman’s powers permanently.

Action Comics No. 272
January 1961
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane, and Perry White watching Aquaman (as Mental Man) lift safe //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Rival, Mental Man” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50; next appears in SUPERMAN #143)
GS: Aquaman (between ADVENTURE COMICS #279 / 280)
GA: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50), Aqualad (between ADVENTURE COMICS #279 / 280)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50; both next appear in SUPERMAN #143), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22 / 23)
Villains: Ace Ruggles and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane draws and writes a comic strip for the Planet featuring a super-hero called Mental Man.  Superman has Aquaman pretend to be Mental Man come to life in order to trap gangster Ace Ruggles.

Superman No. 143
February 1961
Cover: Superman, Bizarro No. 1, and actor playing Frankenstein monster //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Great Superman Hoax” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #272)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #272)
Intro: Eddie (only appearance)
Cameo: Jimmy Olsen (as a statue)
Villains: Prof. Otto Juris and his gang, Joe, Duke (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Professor Otto Juris pretends to be the secret identity of Superman in order to get access to Red Kryptonite kept in the Daily Planet’s safe.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Lucky Day” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder?
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
Intro: Mayor of Metropolis
Villain: Clip Carson (named after character in ACTION COMICS #1), Zelda, Max (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A crooked carnival tries to gyp Lois Lane in fixed games of “chance”, but Clark Kent and Superman tip the scales in her favor.

Story: “Bizarro Meets Frankenstein” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker:
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
GS: Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24), Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (last appearance for in issue #140; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24), Bizarro-Jr. No. 1 (last appearance  in issue #140;  next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #285)
Intro: Bizarro-Lois Lane Jr. No. 1 (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #285), Charlie Chaplin of Earth-One (in cameo)
Cameo appearance: Frankenstein’s monster
Intro: An actor playing Frankenstein, the Abominable Snowman, Al (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Bizarro No. 1 is insulted by a TV program from Earth which states that Frankenstein is the most horrible monster in existence, since he thinks he can scare more Earth people than Frankenstein.  Despite his best efforts, events conspire against Bizarro, and he is unable to scare anyone.  He is on the point of rampage when Superman causes three stagehands’ hair to stand on end, thanks to a static electric generator, and Bizarro takes it for fright.  Satisfied, he leaves Earth, and scares his kids on the Bizarro World with a Superman puppet.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 23
February 1961
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Ten Feats of Elastic Lass” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane (becomes Elastic Lass for this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #143)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #143), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #143; next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50 / 51), children at Midvale Orphanage, Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #272; next appears in SUPERMAN #144)
Villains: The Wrecker (Raphael Byron), "Fingers" Floyd (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Lois Lane suspects that sculptor Raphael Byron is really the Wrecker, a terrorist who is blowing up statues in the City Park.  To investigate, she gets Jimmy Olsen to lend her some
of Professor Potter's serum which makes him into Elastic Lad.  However, he only gives her enough for ten feats, feeling that any more would be dangerous.  As the costumed Elastic Lass, Lois does indeed expose Byron as the Wrecker, who is dynamiting the statues in the egotistical belief that his own creations should be featured in the park.  But before she can do that, she performs nine other charitable feats, including entertaining the orphans at Midvale Orphanage--and getting a secret hand from Supergirl.

Story: “The Curse of Lena Thorul” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51)
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51), Lucy Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #272;  next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51), Lena Thorul (nee’ Lena Luthor; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #295; next appears in ACTION COMICS #295)
Intro: Louella Thompson (in flashback; dies in this story), Jules Thorul, Arlene Thorul (nee’ Luthor; Lex’s and Lena’s parents; both die in flashback; first names revealed in Superman: Last Son of Krypton by Elliot S! Maggin)
Villains: Lex Luthor (origin details revealed; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271; next appears in SUPERMAN #144), Lex Luthor robot (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271; last appearance)
Comments: Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3.
Synopsis: Researching an article on witchcraft, Lois Lane comes to believe that Cardiff librarian Lena Thorul may be the reincarnation of executed witch Louella Thompson.  The reality is far stranger: Lena is really the sister of Lex Luthor, who seeks to discourage Lois from writing the story for fear he will reveal their parentage to Lena.

Action Comics No. 273
February 1961
Cover: Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk at an insect race on Zrfff //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in Supergirl story in last issue)
Intro: Headmaster and children of Smallville Orphanage, a Jimmy Olsen robot (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
GS: People of Zrfff (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #351; next appear in ?)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #113; next appears in SUPERMAN #148)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman sends Supergirl to the world of Marvel Maid and Marvel Man in the Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue.  Then he helps Batman and Robin deal with Omir in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #115.
Synopsis: Superman not only tricks Mr. Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards and being sent back to Zrfff, but follows him there and gives the sprite some of his own prank-playing medicine.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 51
March 1961
Cover: Superman, Lucy Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Supergirl (as “Ka-Ra”) //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s 1,000th Scoop” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #115)
GA: Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271; next appears in SUPERMAN #144)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
Intro: Dr. Van Dorf (only appearance)
Cameo: Merlin
Villain: Zegla 6 (first appearance; dies in this story), another alien (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An alien invader secretes a bomb in the Daily Planet globe, kidnaps Perry White and his family, and impersonates Perry White, but Superman and Jimmy Olsen foil his plan.

Story:  "The Girl With Green Hair"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS:  Supergirl (as "Ka-Ra"; between ACTION COMICS #273 / 274)
GA: Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters:  Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23 / 24), Lois Lane, Professor Potter (next appears in SUPERMAN #148)
Intro:  Ricky Avalon (only appearance), Ka-Ra robot (destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl uses her super-vision and discovers how badly Lucy Lane has been treating Jimmy Olsen of late, particularly by dating teen rock singer Ricky Avalon to make him
jealous, she takes matters in hand by dying her hair green, constructing a fake flying saucer and a purple-and-yellow costume for herself, and masquerading as Ka-Ra, a super-powered alien woman who has a crush on Jimmy.  By monopolizing Jimmy for days on end, and always in Lucy's view, Supergirl as "Ka-Ra" (an alias based on her Kryptonian name) succeeds in making Lucy jealous.  On one occasion, she does a good deed for Professor Potter, who gives Jimmy a robot duplicate of Ka-Ra as a tribute.  (The robot breaks down shortly afterward.)  Ka-Ra gets out of marrying Jimmy by a ruse, then leaves and reassumes her Linda Lee identity.  Lucy is devoted to Jimmy for a very short time, until she sees the wreck of the Ka-Ra robot in Jimmy's closet.  She jumps to the wrong conclusion that this has been a trick of Jimmy's and Professor Potter's, whacks Jimmy over the head with one of the robot's arms, and stomps out.  Supergirl, observing things with her super-vision, realizes she's blown it.

Story: “The Dream Detective” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #274)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #274)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23; next appears in ACTION COMICS #274), Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #274)
Intro: Tom (only appearance)
Villains: Whiz Platt, Mike, Pete, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To trap gangster Whiz Platt, Superman makes Jimmy think he is dreaming clairvoyant dreams.

Action Comics No. 274
March 1961
Cover: Lois Lane (as Superwoman) shielding Superman from bomb blast //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Reversed Super-Powers” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (becomes “Superwoman” for this story only; uses costume last seen in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in SUPERMAN #144), Perry White (last appearance  in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24)
Intro: Superman Robot Z (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story in this issue, then helps Batman and Robin battle Vance Collins in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #116.
Synopsis: To see how worthy Lois Lane is of his master’s love, Superman Robot Z arranges for her to get super-powers temporarily and pretends to be Superman, rendered powerless by Kryptonite.

Superman No. 144
April 1961
Cover: Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto watching Earth explode //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Weapon” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye?
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #116)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #117), Bert Talbot and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor has his henchman Bert Talbot stymie Superman with a weapon which draws its energy from the Man of Steel’s very super-feats.

Story: “Superboy’s First Public Appearance” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (also appears, in flashback, as Superboy; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Mayor Courtney (of Smallville), a state governor, Gregg Peterson (only appearance for all; in flashback)
GS: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (of Earth-One; in flashback)
Villains: A gang of crooks, a spy, Dirk, Mugsy, various convicts (first and only appearance for all; in flashback)
Comments: This story reveals that Clark Kent was class valdectorian of Smallville High School and was voted “most likely to be famous”, while Lana Lang was voted “class wit”.
 Other stories reveal that Superboy is only 8 years old when he begins his career.
Synopsis: While taking pictures for Perry White, Superman remembers the occasion of his first public appearance as Superboy:   Jonathan Kent had given his permission for Clark Kent to begin his super-career, which commenced with his jailing a gang of diving-suited crooks.  In short ordeer, Superboy was taken to meet the mayor of Smallville, the governor of the state, and the president of the United States.  After saving the president from assassination, Superboy was assigned to do many tasks, and finally called a halt to it, saying he would establish a regular patrol and take care of emergencies himself.  Back in the present, Lana Lang points out their high school yearbook photos, which named Lana as Class Wit and Clark as Most Likely To Succeed.

Story:  "The Orphans of Space"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24)
GS:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #274 / 275 (Superman story)), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #71; next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #277)
GA:  Kandorians (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 276)
Intro:  The Interstellar Council of United Planets (including Zog; no real existence; characters in Superman's, Supergirl's, and Krypto's dream)
Synopsis:  When Red Kryptonite settles on red flags used by Superman to decoy aircraft away from the Fortress of Solitude, its effect is to make Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto dream in
unison that the Earth has been destroyed by a machine Superman rashly dismantled.  In their dream, their powers are stripped from them by an interplanetary council.  They are then sent to
live on a primitive world, on which Supergirl and Krypto are killed.  At that point, all three wake up, see that Earth has not exploded, and realize they were sharing a dream.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 24
April 1961
Cover: Bart Lankwater, Lois Lane (dreaming of Superman), and Roger Warner on People Are Whacky show //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Surprise” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #274)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Sylvia Van-Zee (both last seen in issue #22; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53)
Intro: Ed Connor (only appearance)
Villains: Rackets Garson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Rackets Garson thinks he has the perfect trap for Superman with Lois Lane for bait, only to find that he has the super-powered Sylvia Van-Zee instead.

Story: “The Perfect Husband” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51 / 52)
Intro: Bart Lankwater, Jane Mason, George Brown, Roger Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Warner (only appearance for all)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane thinks she has the perfect candidate for a husband in Roger Warner, a Clark Kent double who is a macho ex-veteran and sportsman...until she discovers he is bald.

Story: “Lois Lane, Traitor” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52)
GS: Superman (next appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52)
GA: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #143; both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #285)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52)
Intro: King and prime minister of Pahla (only appearance for both)
Villain: A Bizarro-Lois Lane (dies in this story)
Synopsis: A Bizarro-Lois is exiled to Earth for unmutual thinking and attempts to kill the ruler of Pahla, thinking that it will get her saved by Superman.  Unfortunately, all it does is make problems for the real Lois, who is on assignment in the country.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 52
April 1961
Cover: Jimmy Olsen as a wolf-man, Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Specter of the Haunted House” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24)
Villains: Doug Smith and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is offered $1,000 to spend three days in a haunted house, not knowing it’s a cover-up for a bank robbery.

Story: “The Perils of Jimmy Olsen” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #145)
Intro: Jimmy Olsen II (a robot; next appears in issue #62), Herb Griffin, the Brave and Bold Newsmen’s Club, Mighty Leo (only appearance for all)
Villain: Bugsy Hoyle (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Brave and Bold Newsmen’s Club is undoubtedly named after DC’s title, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.
Synopsis: After Jimmy gets sunburned so badly he can’t go to work, Superman helps out by giving him a Jimmy Olsen robot, which the real Jimmy sends in his place.

Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Wolf-Man"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #145)
GS:  Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4)
GA:  Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #275)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #145), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24;  next appears in ACTION COMICS #275), Lori Lemaris (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 276), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27)
Intro: Miss Gzptlsnz (first appearance; next appears in issue #65)
Villains:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #273), Al Teller, Emil Kobrak (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League initiate Green Arrow and deal with Carthan in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4.
Synopsis:  Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives on Earth, fleeing from his girlfriend, Miss Gzptlsnz, on her birthday.  He sees Jimmy Olsen with Lucy Lane, and falls head-over-heels for Lucy. Unfortunately, Lucy won't throw Jimmy over for Mxyzptlk, which is a complete change of character for her.  Thus, to get revenge, Mxyzptlk causes Jimmy to drink Merlin's wolf-man potion again.  However, he first changes the potion to water, and causes Jimmy to gain the wolf-man face and hair by his magic alone.  Not even a kiss from "Miss X" (Supergirl in a darkened room) can rid him of the curse this time.  Lucy, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, and Lana Lang all try their kisses, but none do any good.  Finally, Miss Gzptlsnz appears on Earth, having seen what happened, and steals away Jimmy's curse with her kiss.  When Mxyzptlk appears, she tricks him into saying his name backwards, and then follows him, promising Jimmy she will nag Mxyzptlk unmercifully for 90 days.  Later, Jimmy tries to get another kiss from Lucy, who refuses, saying he's gotten enough kisses lately to last him for months.

Action Comics No. 275
April 1961
Cover: Brainiac bathing Superman in Red and Green Kryptonite rays //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Menace of Red-Green Kryptonite"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Coleman
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character:  Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in SUPERMAN #145)
Intro:  The King and Queen of Ruritania (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Brainiac (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17; next appears in issue #280), Buzz Windrow (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Brainiac exposes Superman to a combination of red and green Kryptonite, it causes him to grow a third eye in the back of his head.  To conceal this, Superman pretends that the kryptonite exposure compels him to don different kinds of hats and to use his powers in the manner suggested by the use of the hat (for instance, wearing a turban and using a giant crystal ball in a super-deed).  Later, Superman uses the heat vision from all three of his eyes to break through Brainiac's force-field, knocks him out, and sends him back through space and time to a
remote planet.

Superman No. 145
May 1961
Cover: Superman, Abominable Iceman, and Fire-Man //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Secret Identity of Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #275)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52 / 53), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #275)
Intro: Rock Stirling (next appears in ACTION COMICS #474), Biff Cardigan (only appearance)
Villains: The Anti-Superman Gang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; next appear in ACTION COMICS #276)
Comment: Rock Stirling is loosely based on famed TV writer and Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling.
Synopsis: Lois Lane is in tears because she feels Superman will not marry her for fear she would give away his secret identity.  To take away that objection, Jimmy Olsen pretends to know Superman is secretly science-fiction author Rock Stirling, and tells Lois through her sister Lucy.  If Lois can keep the false secret a secret, Jimmy feels that Superman will know she is trustworthy.

Story: “The Interplanetary Circus” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25)
Villains: The Interplanetary Circus (including the Abominable Iceman, the Fire-Man, the Wild Man of Zaga, the Human Cactus Plant, and the Ringmaster; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An Interplanetary Circus comes to Metropolis to perform and, after the Ringmaster gets a look at Superman, forces him to become one of their acts.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 25
May 1961
Cover: Superman and Lana Lang walking beside Lois Lane in bullet-proof auto-car  //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Lois Lane’s Darkest Secret” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #145)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #145)
Intro: Sandra Thorne, Prof. Boone (only appearnace for both)
Villains: Jacques, Rita, Kurt (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Actress Sandra Thorne falls prey to a group of beauticians who are secretly blackmailers, but Lois Lane hatches a scheme to protect Sandra’s secret and jail the malefactors.

Story: “The Three Lives of Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #276)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #276)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #145; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53)
Cameo appearances: Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1
Villain: A witch-doctor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane suffers a minor concussion during an auto accident which causes her to believe she is, in turn, Florence Nightingale, Betsy Ross, and Queen Isabella of Spain.

Action Comics No. 276
May 1961
Cover:  Supergirl vs. the Superman Emergency Squad  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The War Between Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Robert Bernstein
Penciller:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #117)
GS: Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue), Superman Emergency Squad (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48; next appear in SUPERMAN #148)
GA: Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144; next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53), Linda Lee robot
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53)
Villains:  John Kiley (first and only appearance), Anti-Superman Gang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; next appear in SUPERMAN #152)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman briefly appears in the Supergirl story in this issue, then helps Batman, Robin, and Batwoman fight Lex Luthor in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #117, and then helps Batman and Robin foil four assassins in BATMAN #140.
Synopsis:  John Kiley, a wealthy philanthropist who is really a member of the Anti-Superman Gang, fakes his own death and induces Clark Kent to reveal that he is Superman to fulfill Kiley's
"dying wish".  Kiley and the gang lure Clark Kent into a Kryptonite deathtrap.  Using super-ventriloquism, Kent summons Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad to save him.  With an elaborate ruse, the heroes convince Kiley and the Anti-Superman Gangsters that they have been having an hallucination and that Kent and Superman are not one and the same.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 53
June 1961
Cover: Jimmy Olsen as giant Turtle-Man tearing up bridge as Superman watches //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Boy In the Bottle” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25)
GS: Superman (last appearance in BATMAN #140), Kandorians (between ACTION COMICS #276 / 282)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Sylvia Van-Zee (both between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24 / 27), Lyle-Zee, Lili-Zee (both between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22 / 27), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #145)
Intro: Lona Lemais (only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen volunteers to help Superman out by allowing himself to be temporarily exchanged for Van-Zee, and living in Kandor while Van-Zee and Superman search for a way to enlarge the bottle city.  Unfortunately, the exchange ray burns out, and Jimmy is stranded in Kandor until they can find a way to recharge it.

Story: “The Giant Turtle Man” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (becomes the Giant Turtle-Man for the first time in this story)
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #276; next appears in SUPERMAN #146), Jerro (between ACTION COMICS #276 / 278), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #276)
Intro: Ronno (only appearance)
Villain: Goxo (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Thanks to the machinations of an evil Atlantean scientist, Jimmy Olsen is struck by a growth and transmutation ray and transformed into the rampaging Giant Turtle Man.

Story: “The Black Magician” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #146)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next appears in SUPERMAN #146), Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #277), Lucy Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #26)
Other Characters:  King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Gawain, Sir Galahad and other Round Table Knights, Queen Guinnevere
Intro: A lady-in-waiting, a town-crier, and a blacksmith (doubles for Lois Lane, Perry White, and Superman; only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk, “Merlin” (first and only appearance)
Comments: Since the chronology for the “real” historical characters in the Earth-One universe has not been completed, King Arthur and his knights cannot yet be tracked.
 The Merlin in this story is presented as a wizard from the 5th Dimensional world of Zrfff, Mr. Mxyzptlk’s homeworld, and may not be the real Merlin of Earth-One.
 Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League battle Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen, attending a costume ball as a knight, is sent back to King Arthur’s time by a vengeful Mr. Mxyzptlk and runs afoul of Merlin the magician.

Action Comics No. 277
June 1961
Cover: Supergirl and Streaky having tug-of-war with Superman and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Conquest of Superman” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; next appears in SUPERMAN #146)
Cameo appearances: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (as characters in Luthor’s dream), Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Captain Kidd, Al Capone (as statues)
GS: Warden of Metropolis Prison, Superman robots
Intro: Luthor’s Lair
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #117; next appears in SUPERMAN #146) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comments: Shortly after this story Superman and Krypto briefly compete with Supergirl and Streaky in a series of games in the Supergirl story in this issue.  Then Superman teams with Batman and Robin to protect Batman’s secret identity in DETECTIVE COMICS #292 and to defeat Vathgar in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #118.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor escapes from Metropolis Prison again and loots Fort Knox with a giant mechanical arm, defeating a Superman robot with a device that manufactures synthetic Kryptonite.  However, when he learns that he has only bested a robot, and that Superman is still on a space mission, Luthor angrily gives back the gold to Fort Knox.

Superman No. 146
July 1961
Cover: Jor-El and Lara sending Kal-El in rocket away from Krypton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Story of Superman’s Life” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #118; also appears, in flashback, as baby Kal-El, Superbaby, and Superboy; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology; origin retold in detail; see also ACTION COMICS #500 and LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-31 for other retellings)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Kryptonian Science Council (all in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent (in flashback; dies in this story; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Zor-El (in flashback; first appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #309), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; next appears in ACTION COMICS #278), Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53 / 54), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #277; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #26)
GA: Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #277)
Comment: This story implies that Clark Kent went to college before his foster-parents Jonathan and Martha Kent died.  But as other stories show, the Kents died in the summer after Clark’s graduation from high school (probably in June), and Clark only afterward decided to attend Metropolis University.
 Some later stories debate whether or not Zor-El believed his brother Jor-El’s prophecy of Krypton’s destruction.  However, he is shown as a believer in this story, and we think this is the most likely case.
 Not all the events shown in flashback in this story are in their proper order.
Synopsis: When the giant world of Krypton exploded, scientist Jor-El rocketed his son Kal-El to Earth, where he was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent of Smallville and raised as their foster son, Clark.  Clark Kent displayed super-powers from the very day he arrived on Earth, and was trained in their proper use and how to keep them secret by Jonathan Kent.  Martha Kent wove a playsuit for him from his blue, yellow, and red blankets of indestructible cloth found in the wrecked rocket from Krypton.  Finally, after a costume was made from that same cloth and other artifacts from his rocket, Clark Kent became Superboy and made his public debut.  His career as Superboy stretched from his eighth year of age through high school and early college, after which he became known as Superman.  The Kents died after Clark’s graduation from high school, whereupon he left Smallville to attend college in Metropolis.  After his college graduation, Clark Kent got a job as a reporter on the Daily Planet, and continued to fight crime and right wrongs as Superman.

Story: “Superman’s Greatest Feats” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #26; also appears, in flashback, as Superboy)
Supporting Character: Lori Lemaris (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53 / 55)
Cameo apparances: Lex Luthor, Lyla Lerrol (in flashback)
Intro: Ancient Atlanteans, a Caesar, Nathan Hale, Chief Sitting Bull, George Armstrong Custer, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Jor-El, Zor-El, Lyla Lerrol, Allura Zor-El, Lara, and Kal-El of a parallel Earth (only appearance for all)
Villain: John Wilkes Booth of a parallel Earth (first and only appearance)
Comment: According to this story, ancient Atlantis sank circa 8,000,000 B.C.
Synopsis: After Superman saves Atlantis from an atomic testing, Lori Lemaris begs him to try and change history so that Atlantis will not have sunk.  Despite his knowledge from a trip back to Abraham Lincoln’s time as Superboy that history cannot be changed, Superman agrees to try.  He goes back in time, prevents Atlantis from sinking, rescues Christians from the Colosseum, saves Nathan Hale from being hung by the British, rescues General Custer and his men at the Little Big Horn, stops John Wilkes Booth from shooting Abraham Lincoln, and builds a fleet of space arks which save the population of Krypton before their homeworld explodes.  But, when he sees baby Kal-El in the arms of Lara at a time in which he still exists materially, he realizes that he cannot be in his own universe, where such a paradox would be impossible.  Instead, he learns that he has gone into a parallel universe, where history can be changed.  Since his existence there creates cosmic disturbances that threaten that universe, Superman returns to the Earth-One plane, and tells Lori that he cannot change their history--but in that other universe, Atlantis never sank and the people of Krypton live.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 26
July 1961
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Lois Lane’s Childhood” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #146; also appears in flashback, her first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #128; origin details revealed)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #146; also appears, in flashback, as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Sam Lane, Ella Lane (first chronological appearance; both next chronologically appear in SUPERBOY #90 (1)), Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Zor-El (chronologically between flashbacks in SUPERMAN #146 / ACTION COMICS #309), Allura Zor-El (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #309), Lucy Lane (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #36; all the preceding characters appear in flashback)
Intro: Hiram
Comment: This story contains the first mention of the space-warp through which Jor-El eventually sent Kal-El’s rocket.
Synopsis: Baby Lois Lane’s life is endangered on a picnic by a rattlesnake, but one of Kal-El’s toys, accidentally placed in one of Jor-El’s rockets which chances to land nearby, scares it away and saves her.

Story: “The Mad Woman of Metropolis” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #278)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane (beween SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53 / 54)
Cameo: Judah Ben-Hur (in flashback), Jonathan Kent (in a photo)
Villains: Killer Meigs and his gang (including “Dr. Blake”; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In revenge for her capturing him last year, “Killer” Meigs puts into action a plan to drive Lois Lane insane.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 54
July 1961
Cover: Jimmy Olsen, giant ant, and Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Elastic Lad’s Wrestling Match” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #146; appears as Elastic Lad in this story)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next appears in ACTION COMICS #278)
GA: The Gladiator (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8; last appearance)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25 / 27)
Intro: Ugly Superman II (see Comment), Blubber Ben, Mac the Martian, Totem Tom, Tiger Tom, Abominable Snowman, the Bee (only appearance for all)
Villain: Duke McCone (first and only appearance)
Comments: More pages are added to this story when it is reprinted in issue #111, showing that Jimmy also faces Tumbler Ted and the Antlered Avenger in the ring.
 Though an Ugly Superman wrestles Jimmy in this story, it is probable that this is not the same Ugly Superman introduced in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #8.  In that story, the Ugly Superman got plastic surgery and became the Gorgeous Superman.  However, there is no reason why the Gladiator of that story could not also be the Gladiator of this story.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen uses his Elastic Lad abilities to put a crooked wrestling promoter on the skids.

Story: “King of the Giant Ants” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #278)
GS: A Superman robot
Cameo: Prof. Lewis Lang, Superman (as characters in Jimmy Olsen’s dream)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #288)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk’s hat falls onto Jimmy’s head, giving him the power to make his wishes come true for awhile.  But when Jimmy wishes for super-powers, the Red Kryptonite in his hatband gives him a strange and terrible dream of fighting Superman with a kingdom of giant ants.

Story: “Baby Jimmy Olsen” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (between second and third stories in issue #50)
GS: Superman (between second and third stories in issue #50)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Lucy Lane, Perry White (between first and third stories in issue #50)
Villain: The Masquerade Mobster (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place just before issue #50 (3), in which Jimmy Olsen is given super-powers for his birthday.

Action Comics No. 278
July 1961
Cover: Superman vs. Perry White as “Masterman” //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Super-Powers of Perry White"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Coleman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54; next appears in SUPERMAN #147)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #150)
Supporting characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54; next appears in SUPERMAN #147), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #26; next appears in SUPERMAN #147), Perry White (gains super-powers and becomes "Masterman" in this story only; between SUPERMAN #146 / 147)
Villains:  Xasnu (first appearance; dies in this story), Y'trom, and another Zelmite (first and only appearance for both)
Comments:  This story bears a strong resemblance to the novel and movie, Invaison of the Body Snatchers.
 The alien Y'trom is named for Mort Weisinger (Morty spelled backwards).
Synopsis:  Perry White eats the fruit of an alien plant-being invader, Xasnu, which has taken root in his garden.  Xasnu takes gradual control of White's mind and gives him super-powers, so that White takes on the secret identity of Masterman.  Superman learns of the alien's plan to invade Earth by taking over human bodies, but is almost defeated by Masterman in battle.  At the
last moment, Supergirl rushes in and kills Xasnu in White's body with a chunk of White Kryptonite, and Perry White is freed.

Superman No. 147
August 1961
Cover: Superman, Cosmic King, Lightning Lord, and Saturn Queen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Comment: This cover echoes the cover of ADVENTURE COMICS #247.
Story: “The Great Mento” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Al Plastino
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #278)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (as “The Great Mento”), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #278; all next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27)
Villains: Rocky Sneed, Joe, Ed, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is recycled from issue #102.  It is possible that Superman and Perry White are just repeating the sting that worked earlier, with the “Great Cosmo”.
Synopsis: Perry White poses as a masked criminal with extra-sensory powers who has divined Superman’s secret identity, and sells his services to the local mobs.

Story: “Krypto Battles Titano” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel?
Artist: Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane faces only)
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #277; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29)
Cameo appearance: Lois Lane (in flashback)
Villains: Titano (last appearance in issue #142; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #289), alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Krypto learns that Titano smashed one of his favorite bones, and goes back to prehistoric times to get revenge.

Story: “The Legion of Super-Villains” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27)
GS: The Legion of Super-Heroes (as adults; Cosmic Man (last chronological appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #23; next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #289), Saturn Woman, Lightning Man (origin of Lightning Lad revealed in flashback;  last chronological appearance for both in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (2nd series) #2; both next appear in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #289)
Cameo appearance: Lois Lane (as an illusion)
Intro: A lightning monster of Korbal (in flashback)
Villains: Legion of Super-Villains (first team appearance; Cosmic King (first appearance; last chronological appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63), Saturn Queen (first appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63), Lightning Lord (Mekt Ranzz; first appearance; origin revealed in flashback; last chronological appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10;  next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63), Lex Luthor (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
Comment: The adult Legion of Super-Heroes and Legion of Super-Villains here come from a different time-line than the mainstream Legion of Super-Heroes.  The Legion of Super-Villains introduced here only appears once more, in ADVENTURE COMICS #354-355.
Synopsis: The Legion of Super-Villains comes from the 30th Century to free Lex Luthor from prison, and soon fight the adult Legion of Super-Heroes, with Superman’s life hanging in the balance.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 27
August 1961
Cover: A Bizarro and Lois Lane with a big cranium //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Lois Lane’s Super-Brain” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #147)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #147)
Intro: Gary Moore (of Earth-One), Sam, Bert, Professor Holt, Dr. Von Schmitt, a Bizarro (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Reversing the process of a Brain Bank which stores knowledge gives Lois Lane a super-intellect for a week, but also makes her head grow to freakish size.

Story: “The Battle of the Sisters” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #147)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane, Perry White (all next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55), Alice White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49; next appears in ACTION COMICS #302), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52; next appears in issue #29), Van-Zee (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; next appears in SUPERMAN #148), Sylvia Van-Zee (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; next appears in SUPERMAN #158), Lyle-Zee, Lili-Zee (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; both next appear in Nightwing and Flamebird story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #186)
Intro: Bor-Jak (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A Kandor enlargement experiment goes awry, and only exchanges Superman for Bor-Jak, a Kandorian in love with Lucy Lane.  He courts Lucy while wearing a Superman uniform, and Lois Lane jumps to the conclusion that Superman is making a play for her sister.

Story: “The Last Days of Lois Lane” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55)
GS: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #119)
Supporting Characters: Sam Lane, Ella Lane (last appearance for both in issue #13; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #76)
Intro: Dr. Jerrold (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps Batman and Robin battle General Grambly in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #119.
Synopsis: Lois Lane mistakenly thinks she is going to die in a week from radiation exposure, and risks her life time and again to get scoops.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 55
September 1961
Cover: Kayoed Superman in boxing ring, referee raising Jimmy Olsen’s hand, Lucy Lane and crowd looking on //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Monster That Loved Aqua-Jimmy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #119), Aquaman (between DETECTIVE COMICS #294 / 295)
Supporting Character: Lori Lemaris (between SUPERMAN #146 / 148)
Intro: Mari Lynn, Lizzie (a dinosaur; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: While Aquaman is on a mission to a water-world, he temporarily endows Jimmy Olsen with aqua-powers to be his stand-in on Earth.

Story: “Jimmy the Red, Thor’s Best Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27)
Intro: Professor Yale, Freya, a Viking girl (first and only appearance), Thor (next appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #135), Odin (next appearance in CAPTAIN ACTION #1)
Villain: Loki, Elli (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story we learn that Loki is probably a native of Zrfff.  It is possible that the Loki in this story is not the real Norse god Loki, but is only a Zrfffian imitating him.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is sent back in time to the era of the ancient Vikings, where he becomes the best pal of the mighty Thor and helps him battle the wicked Loki.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Secret Power” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #280)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27; next appears in ACTION COMICS #280), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27 / 28), Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #280)
Intro: Roger Mason, Marie, Harry and another pitcher (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, Ulysses, King Arthur (as statues)
Villains: The East Side Gang, Doc and his gang, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A gang of crooks secretly gives Jimmy Olsen a horseshoe with incredible repelling power, and a secret microphone that relays Olsen’s conversations to them for help in planning robberies.

Action Comics No. 280
September 1961
Cover: Tiny Superman, Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen vs. Brainiac //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Brainiac’s Super-Revenge” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #120)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55; both next appear in SUPERMAN #148), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
GS: Congo Bill, Congorilla (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #283; both next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #86)
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in issue #275; next appears in SUPERMAN #167), Invisible Rogue, Elastic Crook, Insect Master (first appearance for all; all next appear in Supergirl story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Molnur (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps Batman and Robin battle faceless creatures in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #120.
Synopsis: Brainiac is revived from suspended animation in prehistoric times, comes back to the 20th Century, temporarily removes Superman’s powers with a Kryptonite bomb, and shrinks and bottles him and his friends--and, inadvertently, Congorilla, which proves to be his undoing.

Superman No. 148
October 1961
Cover: Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk in prison yard full of “Superman” convicts //Curt Swan / John Forte
Story: “The 20th Century Achilles” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #120)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #280; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
Intro: Superman Robot S-3 (only appearance), Cyrus and Mary (Achilles’s parents; in flashback)
Villains: Achilles, Joe, Mike, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A villain named Achilles claims to be invulnerable, as was his Styx-dipped namesake, and defies Superman, but the Man of Steel exposes his “invulnerability” as an anti-magnet.

Story: “Mr. Mxyzptlk’s Super-Mischief” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein?
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #280; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28), Van-Zee (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27; next appears in issue #158)
Intro: A Zrfffian judge (only appearance)
GS: Supermen Emergency Squad (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #276; next appear in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #60)
GA: Mayor of Metropolis
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #288; next appears SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29), various convicts (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk legally changes his name to “John Trix”, and defies Superman to guess what his new name is so that he might be tricked into saying it backwards.

Story: “Superman Owes a Billion Dollars” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
Supporting Characters: Professor Potter (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31)
GA: Aquaman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #295; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28), Bizarro No. 1 (between ADVENTURE COMICS #288 / 289), Atlanteans
Intro: Rupert Brand and his boss (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: An IRS employee discovers that Superman, thanks to reward money given for capturing criminals and squeezing diamonds out of coal, owes $1,000,000,000 in back taxes, and the Man of Steel has to figure out a scheme for making enough money to pay it off.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 28
October 1961
Cover: Superman saving Lois 4XR //Curt Swan / George Klein?
Story: “The Lois Lane of the Future” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #148)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #148)
Intro: Lois 4XR (a descendant of Superman and Lois Lane in an alternate 2961), Jack, Betty (only appearance for all)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #147)
Comments: The 30th Century time-line in this story cannot be the same as the one depicted in the Legion of Super-Heroes stories, since the normal inhabitants of Earth in that time have no super-powers.  This is an “alternate” future of Earth.  This story is also similar to “Rip Van Superman” in SUPERMAN #107, and may take place on the future Earth Superman visited in that story.
 This is the Earth-One version of an adventure that happened to the Earth-Two Superman in SUPERMAN #57 (2).
Synopsis: Superman is thrown by a weapon of Lex Luthor’s into an alternate 30th Century in which everyone has super-powers, thanks to gases emanating from a strange planetoid that struck Earth in 2441.  He meets Lois 4XR, a double for Lois Lane, and both of them wonder if she could be the descendant of a married Superman and Lois Lane.  A crumbling Daily Planet front page seems to indicate such, but, when Superman returns to the 20th Century, he learns that the newspaper was just reporting that he and Lois Lane attended the wedding of two Planet reporters.

Story: “Lois Lane’s Super-Lesson” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Intro: Rajah Bandhi (only appearance)
Comment: This is the Earth-One equivalent of an Earth-Two Superman story from SUPERMAN #68 (2).
Synopsis: Lois Lane plans to make Superman jealous and induce him to marry her by pretending to accept the proposal of Rajah Bandhi.

Story: “Lois Lane, Gun-Moll” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #148; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #280;  next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55 / 56)
Villains: Lex Luthor (next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #279), the Leopard Lady (a Lois Lane robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor creates a Lois Lane robot that makes everyone think Lois has gone bad due to a personality-changing ray, turned into the criminal Leopard Lady, and married Luthor himself, but Superman exposes the hoax, destroys the robot, and captures Luthor.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 56
October 1961
Cover: Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, and Superman watching Lola Kent kiss Jimmy Olsen, Jr. //Curt Swan / John Forte?
Story: “The Jinx of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7; also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28 / 29), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
Intro: President John F. Kennedy (of Earth-One; last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #285; see Comment below)
Villain: A crook (only appearance)
Comment: Even though John F. Kennedy is depicted as the President of the United States in this issue, this is a topical reference and may not be correct.  This is how he can have been depicted as president in two Superboy stories and still be president in Superman stories.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen accidentally acquires an iron-destroying device Jor-El sent to Earth in baby Kal-El’s rocket.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Sweethearts” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28 / 29), Lois Lane (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7)
Intro: Ned Krayle, Rock Hudson (of Earth-One), doubles of Marilyn Monroe, Tuesday Weld, Gina Lollabrigida, and Brigitte Bardot (only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first Jimmy Olsen story in which neither Superman nor Clark Kent make an appearance.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League fight aliens from Angellax in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7, in which Lois Lane also briefly appears.
Synopsis: Lucy Lane dumps Jimmy for another suitor, which inspires him to retaliate by going out with doubles of glamorous actresses in return for a plug for their Look-Alike Club in the Daily Planet.

Action Comics No. 281
October 1961
Cover: Superman watching Professor Dunn treat Jor-El and Kal-El on Krypton //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Man Who Saved Kal-El’s Life” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El and Superboy; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lois Lane (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29)
Intro: Professor Amos Dunn, Ramon, Ted Mason (only appearance for all), Babe Ruth (of Earth-One; cameo)
Cameo: Al Capone (as a character in Kal-El’s dream)
Villains: Paul Pratt, Gerald Greer (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: It is obvious that the signals transmitted by Jor-El in this story weren’t regular radio waves, which are limited to the speed of light and which would have taken years to reach Earth.
Synopsis: Superman seems stymied by Paul Pratt, a thief who appears capable of being in two places at once.  But he is contacted by Prof. Amos Dunn, who tells him an incredible story: years ago, before Krypton’s destruction, he received radio transmissions from Jor-El, instructing him to construct a matter transmitter / receiver apparatus on Earth.  With a unit on Earth and one on Krypton, humans could be teleported across both planets, and Jor-El hoped to use this device on a mass basis to save the Kryptonian people.  Dunn did go to Krypton, where he saved the lives of Jor-El and baby Kal-El after both were attacked by creatures from Jor-El’s aquarium.  Superman confirms this by examining the scars on his ankle where the Kryptonian fish-snake bit him.  However, on the eve of Krypton’s destruction, the apparatus on Earth malfunctioned and could not enable Jor-El, Lara, or Kal-El to teleport to Earth.  Later, Dunn saw Superboy, knew that he was the former baby Kal-El, and resolved to tell him of his encounter with him and Jor-El when the youth was an adult.
 Now, Dunn confirms that one of his assistants has stolen the transmitter plans and is using it with Pratt to commit robberies via teleportation.  Armed with this knowledge, Superman intercepts the two thieves and captures them.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 29
November 1961
Cover: Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Lana Lang (incorrectly colored with blonde hair), and Superman poster //Curt Swan / George Klein?
Story: “Lois Lane’s Secret Identity” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #281)
GS: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #281)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance  in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56), Lucy Lane (between SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56 / 58), Lana Lang (last appearance in issue #27)
Intro: Snyde (only appearance)
Villains: The Society Bandit (Tyrone Westmore; first and only appearance), Mr. Mxyzptlk (between SUPERMAN #148 / 150)
Synopsis: Lois Lane masquerades as a gorgeous blonde named Lorelei Larue to catch a thief, attracts Superman, and becomes embroiled in a revenge plot of Mr. Mxyzptlk’s.

Story: “The School For Scoops” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #57)
Intro: Bill Castor, Joe Holt (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Metropolis Sniper (in flashback), Nick Roker, two gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane is conducting a seminar for journalists, and gangster Nick Roker sneaks two of his men in to try and kill her during a demonstration.

Story: “The Irresistable Lois Lane” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Curt Swan
Inker:
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #282)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #282), Batman, Aquaman (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #296 / 297), Green Arrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #121; all four appear as the Justice League of America), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #147; next appears in SUPERMAN #150)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56; next appears in ACTION COMICS #282), Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #150)
Villains: Alien invaders, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The Justice League’s team appearance takes place between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 / 8.
Synopsis: Aliens capture Superman in a Kryptonite trap, and Lois Lane smuggles Red Kryptonite to him by kissing Aquaman, Batman, and Green Arrow with Red K-imprinted lipstick.  The heroes smear the lipstick from their face to handkerchiefs, which Batman takes to Superman.  The Man of Steel smears himself with the Red K, which makes him impervious to Kryptonite poisoning, and allows him to recover and defeat the aliens.

Action Comics No. 282
November 1961
Cover: Lois Lane, Clark Kent robot with dissolved plastic on hands, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superman’s Toughest Day” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #121)
GS: A Superman robot and a Clark Kent robot
GA: Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #53; next appear in SUPERMAN #150), mayor of Metropolis
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29)
Intro: Ed Somers (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps Batman and Robin defeat Xanu in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #121.
Synopsis: Superman must entrust his Clark Kent robot with the duties of carrying on for him while he himself is doing super-deeds...an assignment that becomes difficult when the “flesh” on the robot’s hands is dissolved by acid.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 57
December 1961
Cover: Supergirl and Jimmy Olsen vs. Martian creature //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Doomed Reporter” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; next appears in ACTION COMICS #283)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #121; next appears in ACTION COMICS #283)
Villains: Mike Mosse, Maxie, the Big Man, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen’s plot to try and cover a planned escape by convicts from a train backfires when he is captured and forced to come along with them.

Action Comics No. 283
December 1961
Cover: Red Kryptonite statue in Superman costume, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and Clark Kent //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Red Kryptonite Menace” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #57; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #122)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #57; next appears in SUPERMAN #150), Lois Lane, Perry White (both next appear in SUPERMAN #150)
Intro: Phony Sherlock Holmes, Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent (all vanish in this story; created by Superman’s Red Kryptonite-induced wishing power)
Villains: Zo-Gar, Jan-Dex (two Durlans; members of the Legion of Super-Villains; first and only appearance for both, though one may become Chameleon Chief in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63 (1))
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps Batman and Robin battle Klor in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #122.
Synopsis: Two chameleon-powered Durlans from the 30th Century are sent back in time by the Legion of Super-Villains to lure Superman into a dual Green Kryptonite / Red Kryptonite menace.

Superman No. 150
January 1962
Cover: Superman balancing on wire with one finger //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The One Minute of Doom” (9 pages)
Editor:   Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #122; origin retold in flashback)
GS: Supergirl (between Superman stories in ACTION COMICS #278 / 284; origin retold in flashback), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; origin retold in flashback), Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #291 / 292), Kandorians (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #282)
Intro: Krypton II (an artificial duplicate of Krypton built by Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto), Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, and Allura robots (first appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, Allura, Brainiac (in flashbacks)
Villains:  Phantom Zone villains (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #121; next appearance in ACTION COMICS #284)
Comments: Krypto creates his Doghouse of Solitude in this story.
 Dr. Xadu is incorrectly depicted as being in the Phantom Zone in this story.  In reality, he and his wife Erndine Xe-Da are exiled to an alien world at this time, as shown in SUPERBOY #100.
Synopsis: Superman, Supergirl, Krypto, the Kandorians, and even the prisoners of the Phantom Zone observe a minute of silence in memory of Krypton’s destruction at that time.  Afterwards, the Man, Girl, and Dog of Steel terraform an unihabited world of Krypton’s size into a duplicate of Krypton and populate it with androids in the forms of Kryptonians, including duplicates of Superman’s and Supergirl’s parents.

Story: “The Duel Over Superman”
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #283), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29 / 31)
Intro: A Lois Lane robot and a Lana Lang robot (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois and Lana decide to convince Superman that they are duelling to the death over him, so that he will choose one of them for a wife.

Story: “When the World Forgot Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #283; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30), Jimmy Olsen
Cameo appearance: Batman (as a statue)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #123)
Comment: This story takes place in December, since an event that took place on November 17 is said to have occurred a month ago.
Synopsis: Superman comes back from a mission to a Metropolis in which Mr. Mxyzptlk has robbed the inhabitants of any memory of the Man of Steel’s existence.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 30
January 1962
Cover: Superman, Lois Lane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye?
Story: “When Superman Abandoned Lois Lane” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150)

Story: “Superman’s Secret Family” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Robot Paradise” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next apears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; also appears in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Superman robots (in flashback)
GA: Krypto (in flashback; last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #54; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #29)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58)
Intro: Mooki (a mermaid; dies in this story), Mooki robot, Nipper (a robot), Professor Burke, Superman robot X-3 (only appearance for all)
Villains: Space pirates (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane is convinced that Superman has a mermaid wife and child when she sees all three of them cavorting on another planet.  But Superman proves to her that the other “Superman” is one of his robots, who has created a robot “wife” and “son” for himself.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 58
January 1962
Cover: Jimmy Olsen as witch doctor with voodoo doll of Superman, Superman, Perry White, and Lois Lane //Curt Swan / George Klein?
Story: “Jimmy the Soda Jerk” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30)
GA: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next appears in ACTION COMICS #284)
Supporting Character: Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29)
Intro: Elsie (only appearance)
Villains: Legs Halleck, Willie Paxton, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Jimmy Olsen’s weight is given as 155 pounds and Lucy Lane’s weight as 110 pounds.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen takes a job as a soda jerk to get the goods on an ex-con who is running the business, but manages to botch everything except the sleuthing.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen’s Super-Birthday” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman, Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #122; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #299)
GA: Robin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #122; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #299)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30)
Villains: Pete, Joe (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Even though the exact date of Jimmy Olsen’s birthday is not revealed in this story (nor is his age), the story is set in winter.
Synopsis: On Jimmy Olsen’s birthday, he burns his hands while grabbing a hot coffeepot and cannot use his signal-watch to summon Superman.  Thus, he gives it for the time being to a trusted friend whom he feels he can count on to summon the Man of Steel with it--Clark Kent.

Story: “The Boy Witch Doctor” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #151)
GS: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #284)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #151), Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #284), Lucy Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31)
Intro: Mbongu (only appearance)
Villain: Jungle King (Duke Brannigan; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When the Daily Planet crew go to Meteor Island to cover the filming of a new jungle movie there, Jimmy Olsen tries on a voodoo priest’s outfit and learns that when he jabs the effigy of one of his fellow reporters with a pin, the reporter feels pain.

Action Comics No. 284
January 1962
Cover: Baby Superman demolishing police lieutenant’s desk //Curt Swan / John Forte
Story:  "The Babe of Steel"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Robert Bernstein
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Sheldon Moldoff?
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; next appears in SUPERMAN #151)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in issue #278), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next chronological appearand in Supergirl story in issue #278), Mon-El (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33)
Supporting Character:  Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in issue #280)
Intro:  A professor and his son (only appearance for both)
Villains: Kru-El (in flashback), Jax-Ur (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33), Professor Vakox (first appearance; last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #162; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33), Phantom Zone villains (between SUPERMAN #150 / 153), Madame Olga and her assistant, carnival crooks, two bank robbers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Mon-El signals Clark Kent at a seance that the Aurora Borealis is causing a rift in the Phantom Zone just big enough for him to poke his hand through, Superman turns himself
into a Superbaby by Red Kryptonite exposure.  After ascertaining the truth of Mon-El's statement by entering and leaving the Zone itself through the hole, he, Supergirl, and Krypto burn up the
Aurora Borealis with their heat vision, and the rift closes.  Later, Superman returns to his normal size and age.

Superman No. 151
February 1962
Cover: Superman vs. flame-dragon from Krypton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Three Tough Teen-Agers” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #284)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58), Perry White (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #280; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31)
Intro: Principal Carruthers (only appearance)
Villains: Maxie Kargan, Louie Mapes, Artie (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this issue we learn that Perry White attended P.S. 54 as a schoolboy.
Synopsis: To help reform three juvenile delinquents, Superman agrees to grant one wish apiece for them, in a way that they are not expecting.

Story: “The Man Who Trained Supermen” (9 pages)
Editor:   Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58)
Intro: Jones, Simpson, Oscar, Prof. Schmitz (only appearance for all)
Villain: Soapy Kryle (aka Conrad Krugg), Daisy Kryle (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superman turns the tables on a swindler who claims that his elixir will make whomever drinks it as strong as Superman.

Story: “Superman’s Greatest Secret” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (both next appear in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31)
Intro: Reg-En (last chronological appearance in issue #154; last appearance), Nim-Zee, another flame dragon (only appearance for both)
Other character: The first flame dragon (last appearance in issue #142; last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman is bitten on the hand by another flame dragon from Krypton, and Lois Lane is certain that Clark Kent will have a similar wound on his hand.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 31
February 1962
Cover: Superman kissing Lana Lang as Lois Lane watches with emotion machine on her back //Curt Swan / George Klein?
Story: “The Magic Spectacles” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #151)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #151)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #151), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59)
Intro: Moe the Minotaur (only appearance)
Villain: Ratty Malone (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane buys at an auction a pair of spectacles belonging to Merlin the Magician, which reveal the person she looks at as the animal their nature most closely resembles.

Story: “The Jealous Lois Lane” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Professor Potter (last appearance in SUPERMAN #148; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #61), Perry White (next chronlogical appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #280), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #148; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #278), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150)
GA: Atlanteans
Intro: Betty Drew (only appearance)
Synopsis: Professor Potter creates a machine that registers the intensity of emotion, and Lois Lane takes a dare that it will not register her jealousy when Superman meets other women.

Story: “The Unforgettable Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59)
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen (both appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59)
Intro: Captain Doug Tanner, Major Roy Sands, Mr. and Mrs. Tanner (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League of America celebrate their anniversary in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9.  Then he aids Supergirl in the series of stories that appear in ACTION COMICS #278-284.
Synopsis: Lois Lane and Lana Lang are romanced by a couple of astronauts and consider marrying them and getting over their crushes on Superman.

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