Superboy #81
(June 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
1960-04-07
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 Action Comics #264 and copyright registration.


The Weakling from Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

Test Your Talent! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weakling from Earth! Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ral Quorz; Jinnia; Llela Llark; Zollo; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy crashes on the planet Xenon where everybody has super powers but him.

Be Your Own Boss! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

Biff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Art Peddy ?
Colors
?
Letters
Art Peddy ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give Uncle Bob our love, Biff!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Part II] The Revolt of the Weaklings! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Varl Quorz; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy is exiled from Xenon to the Weakling World.

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of "The Weakling from Earth!" but not labeled as such.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Patrick Milburn, Michael Milburn, Peter Milburn, Gary Brody, John McGeehan, Alan Chaikin, Paul Finkle, Steve Collins, Mark Goldman, Russell Glidden.

The Millionaire Pupil! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Peter Perkins; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Reprints

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

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weakling from Earth!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Weakling from Earth! Part I
    Superboy
  4. 3. Be Your Own Boss!
  5. 4. ["Give Uncle Bob our love, Biff!"]
    Biff
  6. 5. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics
  7. 6. [Part II] The Revolt of the Weaklings!
    Superboy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  10. 9. The Millionaire Pupil!
    Superboy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
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