Superboy #77
(December 1959)

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
1959-10-08
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
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 Best Friend! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Freddy Shaw; Superboy

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Space Adventures of Krypto! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto
Reprints

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

Honey in Hollywood / 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
Why, there's B.G., the big producer!
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Atom Servant of Man (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Grandson of Steel! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy; An Untold Tale of Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hiram Kent (introduction); Edith Kent (introduction); Superbaby; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
Ma and Pa leave baby Clark to stay with his grandparents for a little while.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superboy's Best Friend! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jack; Freddy Shaw (introduction, dies); Superboy robots; Freddy Shaw robot; Mr. Gray (a teacher); Dr. Kenyon; Joe Shaw; Rick Farrow
Synopsis
Freddy Shaw becomes Clark Kent's best friend and is let in on his secret identity as Superboy. Freddy proceeds to blab to his ex-convict half-brother, Joe, and his buddy Rick Farrow and finally in his last few hours to anyone who was close to his death bed. All of Freddy's blabbing was caused by his brain fever delirium.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Freddy appears to be a prototype for Pete Ross, whose appearance is identical.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Space Adventures of Krypto!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Why, there's B.G., the big producer!"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  5. 4. Coming Super-Attractions
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  6. 5. The Atom Servant of Man
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  8. 7. The Grandson of Steel!
    Superboy; An Untold Tale of Superboy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  12. 11. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
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