Superboy #68
(October 1958)

DC, 1949 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
On-sale date
1958-08-21
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); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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.

Bizarro appears in the October 1958 daily Superman comic strip by Alvin Schwartz and Curt Swan. Since the October issue of Superboy went on sale in August, it appeared first. However, which one was written first is unclear.


Bizarro -- The Super-Creature of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro (introduction); Prof Dalton (introduction); Melissa
Synopsis
A scientist's experiment backfires and creates an imperfect duplicate of Superboy.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

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

Little Pete / 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
No, you can't have an ice cream cone!
Genre
humor

[The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro; Professor Dalton; Melissa
Synopsis
Bizarro's dimwitted attempts to help only create great danger for all those around him.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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
Umm - I always did want to earn a school letter!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Okay, Casey, let's go! I'll watch the prisoners from here...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela ?
Inks
John Sikela ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First letters page in Superboy.

[The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro; Melissa
Synopsis
The army unleashes an anachronistic A-bomb against Bizarro.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Razor Blade Radio (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bizarro -- The Super-Creature of Steel!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  7. 6. ["No, you can't have an ice cream cone!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. [The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. ["Umm - I always did want to earn a school letter!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. ["Okay, Casey, let's go! I'll watch the prisoners from here..."]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  14. 13. [The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. Razor Blade Radio
    Superboy's Workshop
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes