Superboy #183
(March 1972)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume
24
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (semi-monthly May)
On-sale date
1972-01-25
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 Comic Reader #79.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1240
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me...Superbaby...Now mighty lord of the jungle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Karkan [Kal-El]
Reprints

Karkan the Mighty -- Lord of the Jungle! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman [as David George]
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1182
Genre
superhero
Characters
Karkan [Kal-El]; Keena; Toni; Martha Kent (cameo flashback); Jonathan Kent (cameo flashback); Collins; Karl; Toni
Synopsis
What if Kal-El's rocket from Krypton landed in the jungle and he was raised by apes?
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
Curt Swan ? (logo Illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1237
Characters
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Excerpts of letters from readers: Curtis Dickinson, Buster Phillips, Clint Thomas, Phil Botwinick, Sandra F. Sutherland, Bob Rozakis, Guy Sharwood, Howard Stangroom, Leslie Mansfield, Richard H. Morrissey, X, Phil B.
Note that George Klein inked Ben-Hur story in Superboy #179

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1971
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 353,642
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 321,949
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Kinney National Services, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10020, a publicly-held corporation

War of the Wraith-Mates! (Table of Contents: 4)

A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-1188
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass [Tasmia Mallor]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Princess Projectra [Projectra Wind'zzor]]; Marlxa; Krogl
Synopsis
Four Legionnaires are inhabited by squabbling entities.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Shadow Lass, Princess Projectra, and Karate Kid appear in the costumes designed by fans which were presented in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403.

Gravity Girl of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1234
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang [Gravity Girl]; Professor Lewis Lang; Mrs. Lang; Krypto; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Lana's father brings back an anti-gravity belt he found on an expedition, and Lana embarks on a super-heroic career.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Me...Superbaby...Now mighty lord of the jungle!"]
    Superboy
  2. 1. Karkan the Mighty -- Lord of the Jungle!
    Superboy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. War of the Wraith-Mates!
    A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Gravity Girl of Smallville!
    Superboy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Alan Smith
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