80 Page Giant #2

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1964
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18585

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Jimmy Olsen & Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen & Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Show/hide 1. War Between Jimmy Olsen and Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (unnamed); green kryptonite; El Gar Kur (villain)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 (June 1959)

Synopsis

A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city. But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time.

Show/hide 2. The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Superman; "Silky" Smith [also as Prof. Bolton]; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
Printed in
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #9 ([January 1959?])
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)

Synopsis

When Jimmy accidentally exposes himself to a green substance from space, his entire body becomes like rubber. Hiding out as Elastic Lad in a freak show, Jimmy falls in with criminals who use his abilities to carry out their plots, but Jimmy turns the tables on them before his elastic abilities fade.

Notes

origin & 1st appearance Elastic Lad

Show/hide 3. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Edmund Willis; Barry Brand; Perry White; Vince Regan; Jeff Wacker; Dr. Wilmington

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #32 (October 1958)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #3 ([March 1959])
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Jimmy Olsen From Jupiter
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #32 (October 1958)

Synopsis

Without meaning to, Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for a race of people from the planet Jupiter. As part of the experiment, he gains the ability to read people's minds, but he is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his new abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year award, though he wraps himself in bandages to cover his appearance. Between tracking down scoops, Jimmy casually reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" Clark think that he is Superman. When his rival Vince Regan sees Jimmy without his bandages, he plans to expose him at the award ceremony. But luckily for Jimmy a Jovian week is equivalent to 5 Earth days, and when his bandages are removed at the ceremony Jimmy has reverted to his old self. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.

Show/hide 4. The Further Feats of Elastic Lad Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 5. The Super Nose for News (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 6. The Scoops that were Never Printed Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 7. M.C. of the Midnight Scare Theater (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #38 (July 1959)
Show/hide 8. The Human Skyscraper (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prof. Potter; Flying Newsroom; "Wonders" Wilson

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #28 (April 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #132 ([July 1958?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #100 (August 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #9 (January 1966)
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Human Skyscraper
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #28 (April 1958)

Synopsis

When Prof. Potter gives Jimmy the wrong pill for a toothache, Jimmy ends up several stories tall, with the mind of a child. Trying to relieve Jimmy's toothache pain, Superman stumbles on the very antidote necessary to reverse Jimmy's transformation.

Show/hide 9. The Human Flame-Thrower (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Prof. Potter; Perry White; "Hot Shot" Holton

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #33 (December 1958)

Synopsis

An accident involving an experiment of Prof. Potter's gives Jimmy fire-breath. When he accidentally burns $1,000 meant for charity, Jimmy tries to use his abilities to raise replacement funds. In doing so, however, he draws the attention of "Hot Shot" Holton, who forces Jimmy to use his fire-breath to commit robberies. But Jimmy uses his fire-breath to signal Superman, and eventually douses his fire with mere water.

Show/hide 10. The Son of Superman (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #30 (August 1958)
The Son of Superman
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #137 ([December 1958?])
The Son of Superman  (Reprinted from this seven page version)
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #36 ([February 1966?])
The Son of Superman
Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Son of Superman
From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC 1954 series) #30 (August 1958)
Show/hide 11. Jimmy Olsen's Wedding (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #38 (July 1959)
Show/hide 12. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #35 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #35 (March 1959)
Show/hide 13. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #17 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #17 (December 1956)
Show/hide 14. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #44 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #44 (April 1960)
Show/hide 15. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #16 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #16 (October 1956)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34496

Entry created

  • 29/09/2007

Cover added

  • 25/01/2010

Index completed

  • 25/01/2010

Last updated

  • 25/01/2010