(April 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1959-02-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Blind Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto

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

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

The Blind Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto; Superboy robots; Lana Lang; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Synopsis
A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times.
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Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Includes 6-panel recap of Krypto's origin.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tricksy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's up there without a net.
Genre
humor

Introducing the Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Supergirl / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Octopus Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Roland Peters
Synopsis
Roland Peters has constructed a brain-wave transmitter and is experimenting on illegally captured sealife when Aquaman arrives and releases his finny friends. Getting in a lucky shot, Peters knocks out Aquaman, and decides to give his device a real test run by transferring Aquaman's mind to different fish.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ .

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

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

What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial replies include plugs for Supergirl's upcoming first appearance and the Aquaman origin story coming up in Adventure 260. Letters from Marc S. Mayer, Margie Bliss, William Hughes, Martin Balaban, David Herman, Rita Castle, Bobby Strauss, Steven Coe.

The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Archer [Hector Vance; Herb Vraney] (intro); Arrow-Car
Synopsis
Millionaire Hector Vance offers a million dollars to charity if Green Arrow will teach him archery. Shortly after the archery lessons stop, The Crimson Archer starts a crime spree and GA learns that Hector Vance is really underworld kingpin Herb Vraney.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blind Boy of Steel!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Blind Boy of Steel!
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["He's up there without a net."]
    Tricksy
  6. 5. Introducing the Girl of Steel!
    Action Comics; Supergirl
  7. 6. The Octopus Man!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  11. 10. The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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