Superboy #172
(March 1971)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., Aug. and Nov.
On-sale date
1971-02-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
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.


World of the Super-Ape (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
B-850
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Yango (partial)
Reprints

The World of the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
B-825
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Yango (introduction); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Professor An-Kal (introduction, flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
Superboy meets Yango, a gorilla from Krypton, who speaks Kryptonian and possesses the same powers as Superboy. Yango was sent from Krypton to Earth in a parallel ship by noted Kryptonian anthropologist An-Kal, who seems to have also believed Jor-El's theory of Krypton exploding. Yango metes out justice to poachers and the random warlord and Superboy establishes himself as The Super-Ape's ally.
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Brotherly Hate! (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-771
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Timber Wolf; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy (cameo flashback); Saturn Girl (cameo flashback)]; Lightning Lord; R. J. Brande (cameo flashback); Superboy (host)
Synopsis
Lightning Lad, Light Lass, and Timber Wolf track down Lightning Lord, who has robbed the Inter-Planetary Bank.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Story includes short retellings of the Legion origin story from Superboy #147 and the Lightning Lad/Lightning Lass/Lighting Lord origin. In the fight to subdue him, Lightning Lord's hair is turned white, as it had already appeared in the adult Legion stories.

There is no feature logo on this story, as the feature title varied in the first back-up stories after the series moved to Superboy from Action Comics.

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
George Papp ? (logo Illustration)
Inks
George Papp ? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-876

Indexer Notes

Includes biographical info on George Tuska. Letters submitted by Eddie Ross; Tinnie Goodger; John Krzyston; Janice Janzer

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1970
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 377,525
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 375,779
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Kinney National Service, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10020, a publicly-held corporation

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. World of the Super-Ape
    Superboy
  2. 1. The World of the Super-Ape!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Brotherly Hate!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes