Superboy #27
(August-September 1953)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-06-03
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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 Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Pied Piper of Smallville (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome ? (Writer A)
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: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Movie Star of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
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

On Woolfolk's list of credits per Martin O'Hearn. Inker identification by Bob Hughes; previous indexer credited Stan Kaye.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh, rain!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

[How Uncle Sam Got His Name] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from ALL HANDS, The Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; 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

Practice Batting Range! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al McLean
Inks
Al McLean
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Superboy

Indexer Notes

instructions for building your own practice batting range

Clark Kent, Runaway! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman ?
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 Bob Hughes. We previously credited Bill Woolfolk, but this story is not on Woolfolk's list.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I promised Jane I'd take her to the ball game...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Clark Kent, Runaway!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Line of Stars
  3. 2. The Pied Piper of Smallville
    Superboy
  4. 3. Mission of the Planet of Ice
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  5. 4. ["Your turn to bat, Pud..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Movie Star of Tomorrow!
    Superboy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  10. 9. ["Oh, oh, rain!"]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. [How Uncle Sam Got His Name]
    The Ship's Log
  12. 11. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky
  13. 12. Practice Batting Range!
    Superboy's Workshop
  14. 13. Clark Kent, Runaway!
    Superboy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. ["I promised Jane I'd take her to the ball game..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  19. 18. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • James Zee
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes