Superboy #55
(March 1957)

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:
1957-01-01
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.


The Secret of Smallville High! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent

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

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

The Mystery of the Space Trophies (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:
Martha Kent; Lana Lang
Reprints:

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

100 Toy Pirates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bobby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Thunder, son, what in the blazes are you looking me over for?
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

A Visit from Superman's Pal (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis:
Jimmy accidentally goes back in time and ends up in Smallville.
Reprints:

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

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lionel and His Lions / 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:
Pardon me, sir...
Genre:
humor

Swamp Hero (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Secret of Smallville High (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Lang; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Dick Butterfingers" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of Smallville High!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Space Trophies
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Pirates
  5. 4. ["Thunder, son, what in the blazes are you looking me over for?"]
    Bobby
  6. 5. A Visit from Superman's Pal
    Superboy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Company
  8. 7. ["Pardon me, sir..."]
    Lionel and His Lions
  9. 8. Swamp Hero
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Secret of Smallville High
    Superboy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  15. 14. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Dick Butterfingers"
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes