Superboy #147
(May-June 1968)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., Aug., and Nov.
On-sale date
1968-03-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G47 and as G-47 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy; Supergirl; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl]; Krypto; Streaky
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
George Klein (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Krypto
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The Origin of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Mon-El] (origin); R.J. Brande; Lightning Lord [as Mekt Ranzz]
Synopsis
Three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R.J. Brande, who bankrolls them in an organization meant to emulate Superboy and Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes.
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The Boy with Ultra-Powers! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah; "Gary Crane"] (introduction, origin); Marla Latham ["Ben Crane"] (introduction); Pete Ross; Krypto; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for joining the Legion of Super-Heroes.
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Indexer Notes

A lettering addition was made on page 13 panel 1, adding "using ONLY my vision powers" to explain why Ultra Boy only used his eyes and not any other ultra powers (ones that were revealed after this first appearance of Ultra Boy).

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Mon-El]; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Streaky; Super-Monkey; Super-Horse]
Synopsis
Superboy is attacked by his friends in the Legion, under the evil influence of the Brain-Globes of Rambat. After the Legionnaires regain their senses, they gather four super-pets to defeat the Brain-Globes.
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Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends! (Table of Contents: 6)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy]; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto; Brainiac (flashback); Koko (flashback)
Synopsis
Supergirl and Brainiac 5 become the newest members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
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The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Sun Boy (impostor); Tom Tanner; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Chief Parker
Synopsis
Superboy meets new Legion member Sun Boy (who is later revealed to be an impostor). Meanwhile, reform school escapee Tom Tanner (a double for Clark Kent) tries to take over Clark's life in Smallville.
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Indexer Notes

Original story is partially rewritten from "The Two Clark Kents" in Adventure Comics #191 (August 1953).

Who Are They? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Angel and the Ape / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man (adult Lightning Lad); Cosmic Man (adult Cosmic Boy); Saturn Woman (adult Saturn Girl)]
Synopsis
Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century. An adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.
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The Lore of the Legion (Table of Contents: 10)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
The author covers the major events in the published history of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superboy; Supergirl; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Boy with Ultra-Powers!
    Superboy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. The Legion of Super-Traitors!
    Superboy
  7. 6. Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  9. 8. Who Are They?
    Angel and the Ape
  10. 9. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Lore of the Legion
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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