(December 1959)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
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

Superboy's Best Friend! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Freddy Shaw; Superboy

The Space Adventures of Krypto! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto
Reprints:

["Why there's B.G., the big producer!"] (Table of Contents)

Honey in Hollywood / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

The Atom Servant of Man (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

The Grandson of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hiram Kent (introduction); Edith Kent (introduction); Superbaby; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis:
Ma and Pa leave baby Clark to stay with his grandparents for a little while.
Reprints:

Superboy's Best Friend! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jack; Freddy Shaw (introduction, dies); Superboy robots; Freddy Shaw robot; Mr. Gray (a teacher); Dr. Kenyon; Joe Shaw; Rick Farrow
Synopsis:
Freddy Shaw becomes Clark Kent's best friend and is let in on his secret identity as Superboy. Freddy proceeds to blab to his ex-convict half-brother, Joe, and his buddy Rick Farrow and finally in his last few hours to anyone who was close to his death bed. All of Freddy's blabbing was caused by his brain fever delirium.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Freddy appears to be a prototype for Pete Ross, whose appearance is identical.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Space Adventures of Krypto!
    Superboy
  3. 2. ["Why there's B.G., the big producer!"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  4. 3. The Atom Servant of Man
  5. 4. The Grandson of Steel!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
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