Superboy #78
(January 1960)

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
1959-11-19
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 ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #14 and copyright registration.


The Ghost of Jor-El! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Superboy

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Shar-La (introduction); Lana Lang; Superboy robots; Superboy
Synopsis
An alien from a planet ruled by women turns Superboy into a girl as punishment for his making sexist remarks.
Reprints

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

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
I'm lucky! There's a place to park!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Origin of Superboy's Super-Costume! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Superbaby
Synopsis
Though it had long been known that Superman's costume was made from Kryptonian blankets, this is the first story that showed exactly how this was done.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm on a diet now, Vic!
Genre
humor

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Ghost of Jor-El! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mxyzptlk (first meeting with Superboy); Jor-El; Fuzastl (introduction, Mxyzptlk's father); Tlndsa (introduction, Mxyzptlk's mother)
Synopsis
Mxyztplk first discovers Superboy's world and comes there to play tricks on him.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Bob's Christmas Gift! (Table of Contents: 13)

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. The Ghost of Jor-El!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["I'm lucky! There's a place to park!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  6. 5. The Origin of Superboy's Super-Costume!
    Superboy; An Untold Tale of Superboy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  8. 7. ["I'm on a diet now, Vic!"]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. Coming Super-Attractions
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. The Ghost of Jor-El!
    Superboy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  14. 13. Bob's Christmas Gift!
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes