Superboy #85
(December 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
1960-10-06
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 #270 and copyright registration.


The Secret of Mighty Boy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Superboy

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Boy of Zumoor [Zarl Kazzan]; Rovo, the Mighty Dog; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Superboy robots; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy meets a boy from Earth who has gained super powers on another planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Similar to Superboy #52 and Superman #58.

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

Giant Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Article relates how sub-standard conditions affect children in the world and quotes the "UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child."

[The Mystery of Mighty Boy!] Part II: Superboy's Lost Friend! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Charise Kaan; Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy must leave Zumoor forever.
Reprints

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

Homer / 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
A flat tire!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 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 of comment from Keith Carter, Rick Crum, Tommy Moore, Olivia Silensky, Mary Carter, Lars Smathers, and Conley Phillips

The Impossible Mission! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth
Synopsis
Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

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

Bebe / 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
Look at ths swell mud, Bebe.
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stephens Credit Sales / 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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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of Mighty Boy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part I
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["The next Giant Superman annual..."]
    Giant Superman
  5. 4. Children of Tomorrow!
  6. 5. [The Mystery of Mighty Boy!] Part II: Superboy's Lost Friend!
    Superboy
  7. 6. ["A flat tire!"]
    Homer
  8. 7. Coming Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  10. 9. The Impossible Mission!
    Superboy
  11. 10. ["Look at ths swell mud, Bebe."]
    Bebe
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Matthew Head
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • Terry Jeffress
  • Max Capp
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes