Superboy #56
(April 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
1957-02-12
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a job for Superboy!" "...And this is a job for Superdog!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Fort Smallville (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang

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

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

Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Clark Kent, Vandal (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, what a way to save money!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Did You Enter the Superman DC National Comics Slogan Contest? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
Jump over there! Up!
Genre
humor

My Business Is Dynamite (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

A Job for Super-Dog (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto
Synopsis
Krypto decides he's only going to save dogs from now on.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Bob Hughes; Kaye inks per Bob Bailey in Alter Ego #147 (July 2017). We formerly credited John Fischetti.

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

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

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

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is a job for Superboy!" "...And this is a job for Superdog!"]
    Superboy
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Secret of Fort Smallville
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  5. 4. Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing
    Buzzy
  6. 5. Clark Kent, Vandal
    Superboy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  8. 7. ["Golly, what a way to save money!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. Did You Enter the Superman DC National Comics Slogan Contest?
  10. 9. ["Jump over there! Up!"]
    Lionel and His Lions
  11. 10. My Business Is Dynamite
  12. 11. A Job for Super-Dog
    Superboy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes