Superboy #173
(April 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
1971-02-16
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.


The Super-Clark of Smallville (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
B 123
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

The Super-Clark of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-856
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Professor Lang; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Clark pretends to get super powers from ancient ambrosia. However, after Lex drains Superboy of his powers, Superboy must use ambrosia to replace them.
Reprints

Trust Me or Kill Me! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-886
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen] (cameo); Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo] (cameo); Colossal Boy [Gim Allon] (cameo); Star Boy [Thom Kallor] (cameo); Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna](cameo); Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine] (cameo); Timber Wolf [Brin Londo] (cameo); Dream Girl [Nura Nal] (cameo); Light Lass [Ayla Ranzz] (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad [Tanzil Kem] (cameo); Mon-El [Lar Gand] (cameo)]; Mordru; Pol Krinn
Synopsis
Mordru makes a duplicate of Cosmic Boy and Superboy must determine which of the two is the real Cosmic Boy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Includes a flashback to Superboy's admission to the Legion with several Legionnaires who were not members at the time.

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

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

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

Job Number
B927
Characters
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Excerpts of letters from: John Crumbley, Stan Keilhler, David Backus, Doug Rogers, Jo Clark, Donna Monteleone, Riotta Schneider, Scott Dickerson, Kurt Klingenfuss, David Worden, Hugh Macworth, B. Nelson Campbell and D.S., Bronx, NY.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Clark of Smallville
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Super-Clark of Smallville!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Trust Me or Kill Me!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes