Superboy #79
(March 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
1960-01-05
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 #15 and copyright registration.


Life on Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kal-El; Jor-El; Lara; Krypto

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Spoiled Superboy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chief Edwards; Swanson; Superboy
Synopsis
After Smallville refuses to make Superboy a special deputy he goes on a rampage of poor sportsmanship.
Reprints

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Hello-- Oh, hello Mr. Burton...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must be the boy who moved in next door
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg
Reprints

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

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

The Notorious Captain Sinbad Kent! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Sinbad Kent; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy makes a time trip to prove the Kents aren't descended from pirates.
Reprints

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Jerry, you're always busy running around with girls!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Life on Krypton! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [also as Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto
Synopsis
Using his Mind Prober Ray, Superboy recalls the events of a day of his life as young Kal-El on Krypton.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance Superboy's Mind Prober Ray. First in a series of occasional stories about Superboy's early Life on Krypton.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / 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) /

Zenith Company / 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. Life on Krypton!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  3. 2. The Spoiled Superboy!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Hello-- Oh, hello Mr. Burton..."]
    Varsity Vic
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. ["You must be the boy who moved in next door"]
    Peg
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  8. 7. The Notorious Captain Sinbad Kent!
    Superboy
  9. 8. ["Jerry, you're always busy running around with girls!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  12. 11. Life on Krypton!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ed Boner
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes