(March-April 1949)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-01-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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. On-sale date of January 8 in ad in Leave It to Binky #7.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?; Ira Schnapp (logo design)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman, what were you like when you were a boy?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Could See Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Ed Dobrotka ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Superboy (flashback); Brandar the Great; Margo Griffiths
Synopsis
Brandar the Great predicts the future. At a party attended by young Clark Kent he predicted that Margo Griffiths, now a young nurse in Metropolis, would cease to exist on her 21st birthday.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Really a Superman story with the Superboy segment as a flashback.

High as a Kite (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rocket Plane (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'lo, little girl! What's your name?
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Boy Vandals! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; The Smash and Grab Gang
Synopsis
Superboy teaches some young vandals a lesson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Bob Hughes; credits in Millennium reprint incorrect.

Takes place in Metropolis.

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

Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I didn't catch a single fish today...
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Language of the Sea (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Rhodes
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sagebrush Sam / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's all the shooting about?
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Tizzy, I'll take you to the movies!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Superboy Meets Mighty Boy! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy (introduction); Jay V. Atkins
Synopsis
A young boy is duped by an unscrupulous promoter into thinking he's stronger than Superboy.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Though it is not in his pay records, per Martin O'Hearn, Dorothy Woolfolk and P. C. Hamerlick confirmed Bill Woolfolk as the scripter of this story in Alter Ego #158 (May 2019). Art credits per Bob Hughes.

Takes place in Metropolis.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Homer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a beautiful day for a hike in the hills!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Superman, what were you like when you were a boy?"]
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Man Who Could See Tomorrow!
    Superboy
  4. 3. High as a Kite
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  5. 4. Rocket Plane
    Superboy's Workshop
  6. 5. ["H'lo, little girl! What's your name?"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. The Boy Vandals!
    Superboy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood
  9. 8. ["Golly, I didn't catch a single fish today..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  10. 9. The Language of the Sea
  11. 10. ["What's all the shooting about?"]
    Sagebrush Sam
  12. 11. ["You'll find this sure-fire brand..."]
    Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics
  13. 12. ["C'mon, Tizzy, I'll take you to the movies!"]
    Shorty
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Superboy Meets Mighty Boy!
    Superboy
  16. 15. ["It's a beautiful day for a hike in the hills!"]
    Homer
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Merlin Haas
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes