Superboy #53
(December 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
1956-09-30
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 (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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.


Superboy's Switch in Time! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

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

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

The Suit of Steel (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy has to hide his costume and it is found by some hobos.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's Pete. Let him settle the argument!
Genre
humor

Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Gifts to the United Nations! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

CinemAntics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May I ask, sir, why you're standing sideways?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Super Zoo from Krypton (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Professor Lang; Blacky Stone
Synopsis
Professor Lang discovers a bunch of eggs from Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

The reprint in Superboy #174 includes a hyphen in the title (Super-Zoo).

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's Roger!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Movyland Studios; Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Be a Ventriloquist (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Superboy's Switch in Time (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman ?; Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?; John Fischetti ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Professor Weldon; Lana Lang; Superboy
Synopsis
Prof. Weldon's machine transmits Superboy into the future, so Superman is sent to the past to replace him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bob Bailey credited the script to Otto Binder; Bob Hughes suggested Jerry Coleman. Bob Bailey credited the inks to John Fischetti; Bob Hughes suggested John Giunta.

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Switch in Time!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Suit of Steel
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Here's Pete. Let him settle the argument!"]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  6. 5. Gifts to the United Nations!
  7. 6. ["May I ask, sir, why you're standing sideways?"]
    CinemAntics
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. The Super Zoo from Krypton
    Superboy
  10. 9. ["There's Roger!"]
    Varsity Vic
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Movyland Studios; Dean Studios
  12. 11. How to Be a Ventriloquist
  13. 12. Superboy's Switch in Time
    Superboy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • James Zee
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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