(October 1955)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1955-08-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Superboy's Farewell to Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Ma Kent; Pa Kent

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superboy's Farewell to Smallville (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Duke Mason; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
A UFO crashes near Smallville and out step Superboy's birth parents, Jor-El and Lara! They escaped Krypton's destruction in a faulty rocket, repaired it, and spent years seeking Earth. Superboy packs and takes off for another planet with only a callous "nice knowing you" to the Kents, breaking their hearts. Meanwhile, in prison, "Killer" Mason waits for his midnight execution and deciphers a code to reveal Superboy's secret identity. Continued...
Reprints:
Keywords:
electric chair; flying saucer; Jor-El; Lara; UFO

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes. Story continued in the following issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn American / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Asks: "What Are You Getting Out of School?" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

The Day Aquaman Couldn't See (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Aquaman chases a boatload of crooks, but falling rocks knock him senseless - and temporarily blind! Still, with the aid of a manatee, whales, a swordfish, and other sea friends, he captures the gang - just as he slips, conks his head, and regains his sight.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Wait till Lola sees my new bathing suit!
Genre:
humor; teen

"Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Frontier Fighters; The Legends of Daniel Boone; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Strange Animal Alliances (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as John Mallon]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Riddle of the Five Trophies (Table of Contents: 10)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy are stumped as crooks raid houses all over the city and steal trophies with no monetary value. A deceased designer left duplicates of the trophies. The last is an archery trophy, the "Archie". Green Arrow competes in the contest - hanging upside down - as crooks grab the Archie. GA and Speedy are caught. The trophies hold a combination to a safe, but it fails. GA's arrow ring changed an "8" to look like a "3" - as they wrap up the crooks.

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow has a red hat.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
R-ring!" "Hello!" "Is that you, Vic?
Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Farewell to Smallville!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Superboy's Farewell to Smallville
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn American
  5. 4. Buzzy Asks: "What Are You Getting Out of School?"
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Day Aquaman Couldn't See
    Aquaman
  7. 6. ["Wait till Lola sees my new bathing suit!"]
    Peg
  8. 7. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  9. 8. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone
    Frontier Fighters; The Legends of Daniel Boone; Tomahawk
  10. 9. Strange Animal Alliances
  11. 10. The Riddle of the Five Trophies
    The Green Arrow
  12. 11. ["R-ring!" "Hello!" "Is that you, Vic?"]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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