Superboy #88
(April 1961)

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
1961-02-16
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.


The Invader from Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

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

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

The Invader from Earth! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Synopsis
On an alien planet Superboy discovers a primitive race living on the outskirts of a super scientific city. He tries to help them but they won't listen to him because they think he's a monster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

A Salute to Our American Indians! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's right. Walk up and down like that!
Genre
humor

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

Superman; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The One-Man Team! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lana Lang; Professor Lang; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Chief Parker
Synopsis
The Smallville High School coach tries to get Superboy to come out for the team (any team).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Here It Is (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Toby Landesman, Leo Somerstein, Michael Greczek, Ronnie Hewitt, Wayne Paske, Boris Packer.

The Saddest Boy in Smallville! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lana Lang; Tommy Hunter; James Hunter; Jonathan Kent; the ABC Gang [Al Kane; Bill; Chuck]; Chief Parker
Synopsis
Tommy is ashamed of his father because he's only the doorman at the local theatre.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invader from Earth!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Invader from Earth!
    Superboy
  4. 3. A Salute to Our American Indians!
  5. 4. ["That's right. Walk up and down like that!"]
    Peg
  6. 5. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  7. 6. The One-Man Team!
    Superboy
  8. 7. Here It Is
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  10. 9. The Saddest Boy in Smallville!
    Superboy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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