(August-September 1953)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Clark Kent, Runaway! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent

The Pied Piper of Smallville (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Writer A [John Broome ?]
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Jerry Howes; Gaff Lomar
Synopsis:
A clarinet playing bum seems to have hypnotized the kids of Smallville into following him into the most dangerous places.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

Mission of the Planet of Ice (Table of Contents)

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glankoff (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glankoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Mars
Synopsis:
The Major and his crew encounter the miniature inhabitants of an icy planet.

Indexer Notes

advertisement for Popsicles (1/2 page comics)

The Movie Star of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Jonathan Exo; Dirl Heston
Synopsis:
Superboy is snatched into the future to make a movie of his life.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn; inker identification by Bob Hughes 4/05 (previous indexer credited Stan Kaye)

["Oh, oh, rain!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

How Uncle Sam Got His Name (Table of Contents)

The Ship's Log / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

reprinted from ALL HANDS, Bureau of Naval Personnel

How to Spend a Summer Week! (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky; Pete
Synopsis:
Binky's friend misses out on lots of summer fun by finding excuses not to do anything.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Improve Your Batting Average! (Table of Contents)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Superboy

Indexer Notes

instructions for building your own practice batting range

Clark Kent, Runaway! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Mrs. Lang
Synopsis:
When Pa Kent insists that Clark do chores rather than meet his friends, he runs away from home, but it's all a ruse because Clark realizes that his parents have been replaced by impostors trying to uncover his Superboy identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Clark Kent, Runaway!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Pied Piper of Smallville
    Superboy
  3. 2. Mission of the Planet of Ice
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  4. 3. The Movie Star of Tomorrow!
    Superboy
  5. 4. ["Oh, oh, rain!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. How Uncle Sam Got His Name
    The Ship's Log
  7. 6. How to Spend a Summer Week!
    Binky
  8. 7. Improve Your Batting Average!
    Superboy's Workshop
  9. 8. Clark Kent, Runaway!
    Superboy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
This issue was most recently modified by:
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