Superboy #91
(September 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
1961-07-06
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 Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #27 and copyright registration.


Superboy's Civil War Time-Trip! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent [Jonathan Kane]; Martha Kent [Bertha Long]; Lex Luthor [Rex Rothul]; Clark Kent [Clark Brent]
Keywords
American Civil War

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superboy's Civil War Time Trip! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lex Luthor; Jonathan Kane; Bertha Long; Rex Rothul; Clark Brent; Lina Long; Ezag; Querl
Synopsis
After participating in a Smallville Civil War re-enactment, Superboy finds a planet where duplicates of his townsfolk are actually fighting the war. He tries and fails to save Clark Brent (a Clark Kent double) from a firing squad, only to find that he was actually a Confederate spy. He then tries and fails to save General Kane (Pa Kent), Private Rothul (Lex Luthor), and Nurse Bertha (Ma Kent). At length he learns that the people are all androids, with two elderly alien generals playing a war game.
Reprints
Keywords
Alien; American Civil War; android; army; doppelganger; double; robot; soldier; war games

Indexer Notes

Issued in the centennial of the first year of the American Civil War. Despite the title, there is no time travel. As Superboy fails to save the doubles he moans that it's impossible to change history, but in fact there is no history -- everything happening is unfolding for the first time.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Superboy of Bigville! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jim Marsh; Lionel Marsh; "Sparkle" Smith; Krypto; henchmen; people of Bigville
Synopsis
"Sparkle" Smith forces Jim to impersonate Superboy, else "Sparkle" will reveal that Jim's father is an ex-convict. "Sparkle" uses the disguised Jim to con donations from the people of Bigville, but Superboy turns the tables in such a way that the gang is not only arrested but discredited, leaving Mr. Marsh's secret safe.
Reprints
Keywords
Charity; con man; convict; double; impostor

There's More Than Meets the Eye..... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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Palisades Amusement Park; Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Letters, with replies by the editor, from David Dry, Melvin Plummer, Michael Hoffman, Stuart Caine, Joey Springut, Peter Ross, James McCullaugh, Edith Lambert, and Freddy Reynolds. The page has a header illustration.

The Super-Hungry Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Krypto; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; people of Smallville
Synopsis
After encountering a fire-breathing metal-eater monster in space, Superboy and Krypto become voraciously hungry, eating even rugs, park benches, paint, and iodine. Superboy finally realizes that he's compelled to eat green objects while Krypto eats red -- the fire monster must have eaten red and green kryptonite. They both set themselves to eat distant moons -- one green, one red -- until their hunger is satisfied.
Reprints
Keywords
Dog; green kryptonite; monster; red kryptonite; space travel

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Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Civil War Time-Trip!
    Superboy
  2. 1. ["Complete 4 piece matched set of luggage"]
  3. 2. ["Record your voice at home"]
  4. 3. Superboy's Civil War Time Trip!
    Superboy
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. ["See the many fantastic faces of Superman..."]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["At last!"]
    Secret Origins
  8. 7. ["150 Civil War soldiers!"]
  9. 8. ["Free! World-wide stamps... just released!"]
  10. 9. The Superboy of Bigville!
    Superboy
  11. 10. There's More Than Meets the Eye.....
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. ["The Inside Story of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets in This Giant Special"]
    Batman
  13. 12. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park; Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  15. 14. The Super-Hungry Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  16. 15. ["Guaranteed to make you smile..."]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  17. 16. ["Frontier Cabin"]
  18. 17. ["If you know just 20 people..."]
  19. 18. ["Free! Zodiac ring!"]
  20. 19. ["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Kirk House
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes