I’ll be reviewing this particular issue of Jimmy Olsen in a day or two, but I figured you might like to see the house ad for it — just to whet the appetite. That’s what house ads are supposed to be for, anyway. By the looks of it, that gorilla hanging around up there was sketched by Carmine Infantino. Infantino, at that time, was no longer drawing comics, having moved up into management, but he kept his hand in by sketching cover layouts and ads

I rather like the Kirby-style uber-forced perspective on Superman’s fist in that World’s Finest cover, too. Irv Novick was responsible for that. He went on to a fine career as a Batman artist in the 70s.

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