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Issue Details

Issue #5
Published November-December 1958
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Notes first letters page this issue

Cover Details - "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis!"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Stan Kaye
Letters Ira Schnapp
Reprinted in Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)

8 page Lois Lane story "Superman's Greatest Sacrifice!"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman; Dolores Drake; Perry White
Synopsis Lois meets heiress Dolores Drake who seems to be an exact double of her. Superman mistakes Dolores for Lois, and as Lois watches, he seems to prefer Dolores over the real Lois.
Genre superhero
Script Robert Bernstein
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger
Notes Writer credit from 80-Page Giant #3 (September 1964) reprint credits.
Reprinted in 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #3 (September 1964); in Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)

1 page public service announcement "Look to the Stars!"

Synopsis Bob and his friends are saved from being lost in the woods because Bob knows how to find Polaris, the North Star.
Genre fact
Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Lou Cameron
Inks Lou Cameron
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

1 page Superman promo (ad from the publisher) "Do You Know the Legend of Superman?"

Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks George Klein
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes House ad for the Superman family of comic books (Action Comics. Adventure Comics, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Superboy, Superman, World's Finest Comics) in the form of a rebus. Also includes cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #125.

1 page Johnny and Janie story "And this time, please watch your table manners, Johnny..."

Characters Janie; Johnny
Genre humor

7 page Lois Lane story "The Girl of 100 Costumes!"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman; Perry White; Joyce Van Ressler
Synopsis Due to a minunderstanding, Lois thinks Superman will like her better if she changes her look frequently. She contrives to be dressed in many different and exotic outfits whenever Superman is supposed to be around, but he never notices.
Genre superhero
Pencils Al Plastino
Inks Al Plastino
Reprinted in Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)

1 page Linda and Larry story "You've been fighting again, Herby?"

Genre teen
Pencils Harry Lampert ?

1 page Letters to Lois letters page

Script Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils ? (logo illustration)
Inks ? (logo illustration)
Colors ? (logo illustration)
Letters typeset
Notes Letters submitted by Hank Weisinger; Joan Randall; Mrs. Jane Anthony; Lorna Vale; Thomas Emory

Half page Jerry the Jitterbug story "Wait 'till you see what I got for my birthday!"

Genre humor
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff
Inks Henry Boltinoff
Letters Henry Boltinoff

7 page Lois Lane story "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Professor Colby; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis Professor Colby's ray turns Lois fat and she tries to keep Superman from seeing her.
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger
Reprinted in Superman Annual (1960 series) #1 (1960); in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #77 (October 1967); In Superman Family, The (DC, 1974 series) #169 [one panel only]; in Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)