Superboy #47
(March 1956)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
On-sale Date
1956-01-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Superboy Meets Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superboy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Clark Kent's Best Pal! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whenever danger arises, my pal Clark Kent suddently vanishes--and you always appear, Superboy! Hmm!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Todd (intro); Ma and Pa Kent
Synopsis
Despite his better judgement, Clark lets Billy Todd become his best friend, but Billy seems to be spying on him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from art spotters Jim Kealy, Bob Hughes, and Pat Lang. Rehashed in Superboy #86. Billy Todd is a precursor to Pete Ross.

Hot As a Firecracker! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll get the train ticket!
Feature Logo
Shorty
Genre
humor

The 100 Grand Question! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye ?; Ray Burnley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention, all mobsters!
Feature Logo
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
superhero
Characters
"Hijack" Hilton

Indexer Notes

inker credits from art spotters Pat Lang (Stan Kaye) and Bob Hughes (Ray Burnley)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That looks nice!
Feature Logo
Little Pete
Genre
humor; children

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet! (Table of Contents: 8)

Binky [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Doc, thanks. I'm glad Binky talked me into coming here.
Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

The PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format.

Bagging the African Buffalo (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jerry Marlowe)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The African buffalo in his prime weighs about 1,600 pounds, and has a horn spread up to 54 inches.
Genre
non-fiction; animal

Superboy Meets Superman (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell me Superboy--any excitement in good old Smallville?
Feature Logo
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Superboy [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superboy accidentally flies through time to the future where he meets his grown-up self.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes; formerly credited to John Fischetti.

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

Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Littleton Stamps [Sundman] / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fashion Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

B.T.O. (Big Time Operator) (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy Meets Superman!
    Superboy
  2. 1. ["How in 10 minutes of fun a day you can become an amazing new 3-D he-man like we did"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Clark Kent's Best Pal!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Hot As a Firecracker!
    Showcase
  5. 4. ["I'll get the train ticket!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. The 100 Grand Question!
    Superboy
  7. 6. ["That looks nice!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet!
    Binky [DC]
  10. 9. Bagging the African Buffalo
  11. 10. Superboy Meets Superman
    Superboy
  12. 11. ["Do you want spending money? Sell these popular patriotic and religious mottoes"]
    Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes
  13. 12. ["Free! This valuable set of stamps from the world's most exciting pirate strongholds"]
    Littleton Stamps [Sundman]
  14. 13. ["Win a valuable prize for picking the right dress just choose the right dress and you're a winner!"]
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  15. 14. B.T.O. (Big Time Operator)
    Baby Ruth
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