(September-October 1951)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (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

The Strange Costumes of Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sikela; Win Mortimer; Al Plastino
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka; Win Mortimer; Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang

Indexer Notes

Cover is a paste-up of work by different artists.

The Strange Costumes of Superboy (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Synopsis:
Lana promises to eat Superboy's cape if he can prove he's not Clark Kent.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes 4/05. Inker id by Bob Hughes 7/05.

A spotted dog that is born pure white (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Criss-Cross / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel (signed)

Reprints:
Keywords:
puzzle

Indexer Notes

puzzle

The Worst Circus on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superboy brings a run down circus to Smallville and then has to help spruce the acts up.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes 4/05. Inker id by Bob Hughes 7/05.

["Golly, my first day in the army."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Come on, Peg, let's go in the water!'] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

A Sappy Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B Fairbanks
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text page

Remote Control Magnetic Derrick (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

A Sappy Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B. Fairbanks
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A history of maple syrup and its uses.

Superboy on Mars! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marsboy (second appearance); Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Superboy and Marsboy switch places to see who has an easier life.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes 4/05

["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Are there any hills in the city of New Orleans?] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

puzzle

Old Folks Are People, Too! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange Costumes of Superboy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Strange Costumes of Superboy
    Superboy
  3. 2. A spotted dog that is born pure white
    Cartoon Criss-Cross
  4. 3. The Worst Circus on Earth!
    Superboy
  5. 4. ["Golly, my first day in the army."]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. ["Come on, Peg, let's go in the water!']
    Peg
  7. 6. A Sappy Story
  8. 7. Remote Control Magnetic Derrick
    Superboy's Workshop
  9. 8. A Sappy Story
  10. 9. Superboy on Mars!
    Superboy
  11. 10. ["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"]
    Jerry Jitterbug
  12. 11. [Are there any hills in the city of New Orleans?]
    Quick Quiz
  13. 12. Old Folks Are People, Too!
    Buzzy
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