Leo-Dorfman

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From Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #91 and #92 by Leo Dorfman, Pete Costanza, and Mort Weisinger.  Covers by Curt Swan with George Klein.

My copy of #91 is so warped it won’t scan properly, but you can still see that Jimmy goes all Scorpio Rising and joins a bike gang. He also pals around a bit with Robin. I think they had a lot of interaction in the Silver Age, but I’ve never read anything with them together post-Crisis. It would have been fun to see that relationship develop.

In #92, Superman drinks fire!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #43 (August 1963)
Written by Leo Dorfman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger

Along with being a famed reporter, Lois Lane was also a volunteer nurse who helped out at the local children’s hospital. Initially a plotline that put Lois in a stereotypically feminine role, her nurse training became a key part of the character as she became more adventurous in the late 1960s. Lois would rush into dangerous situations to tend to the injured, and could take care of herself when she got hurt while out covering her a story. Her skills granted her a degree of independence.

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From Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #96 by Leo Dorfman, Pete Costanza, and Mort Weisinger. Cover by Curt Swan with George Klein.

Lots of fun ideas in this crazy tale wherein Jimmy gets powers from a magic space comb, wrestles a gang of cave men, and fights a virtual reality battle on behalf of an alien planet.

It also features one of those multi-colored alien rock monster things that people always draw when they want to evoke the Silver Age. But this time it’s in an actual Silver Age book!