Superboy Adventure Book #1957-58

Published
1958
Page count
168
Cover price
5/6 [0-5-6 GBP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Rex the Wonder dog
Show/hide 1. Dad Kent's Delusions (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #3 ([August 1956])
Show/hide 2. Superboy, Stowaway! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Animal Wonderland) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Animal Wonderland
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Notes

Various animal facts

Show/hide 4. Rex, Foreign Legion Fighter (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Vic is sleepy in class.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Pete gets a birdbath.

Show/hide 7. The Boy Without a Super-Suit (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #48 (April 1956)
The Boy without a Super-Suit
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #6 ([November 1956?])
The Boy Without a Super-Suit

Synopsis

When Superboy is out of town, the people set up an elaborate scheme that requires all kids, except Clark, to dress in Superboy costumes.

Show/hide 8. Lana Lang's Secret Identity (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Mort Weisinger, (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #49 (June 1956)
Lana Lang's Secret Identity
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([November 1956])
Lana Lang's Secret Identity

Synopsis

When Lana wins a contest and tries to remain anonymous, Clark turns the tables on her and tries to prove she is Miss Glow.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Nature's Fortunetellers) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nature's Fortunetellers
Genre
Non-fiction; nature

Notes

Various animal superstitions related to foretelling the future.

Show/hide 10. Mystery of the Midget Sub (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #27 (May-June 1956)
Mystery of the Midget Sub!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([November 1956])
Mystery of the Midget Sub!

Synopsis

At sea, Rex, Major Dennis, and Danny witness (another) atom bomb test. Major Dennis dives to check underwater effects - but doesn't surface! Danny and Rex dive, battle a shark and manta ray, and spot a midget sub near a shipwreck. Wreckers sank the ship for a fortune in pearls. But Rex's leap knocks them sprawling. "You certainly cleaned up that crime wave!"

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Shorty counts sheep.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Annie Gram) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Annie Gram

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Notes

Anagram game

Show/hide 13. Clark Kent, Runaway! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Shorty goes deep sea diving.

Show/hide 15. Track of the Phantom Cat! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
John Broome ?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

Retitled.

Show/hide 16. Clark Kent's Best Pal! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Mort Weisinger, (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #47 (March 1956)
Clark Kent's Best Pal!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1956])
Clark Kent's Best Pal!

Synopsis

Despite his better judgement, Clark lets Billy Todd become his best friend, but Billy seems to be spying on him.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

An ad for a Superman Annual (a companion to this volume).

Show/hide 18. The Trail of the Lucky Stars (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Pete wants a penny.

Show/hide 20. The Magic Necklace! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 21. The Two Four-Legged Champions (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Misnamed Animals!) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Misnamed Animals!
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Notes

Facts about animals and their (mis)names

Show/hide 23. The Great Kryptonite Hunt! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 24. Prisoners of the Iceberg! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #29 (September-October 1956)
Prisoners of the Iceberg
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
Prisoners of the Iceberg
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
 
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #76 ([October 1962?])
Prisoners of the Iceberg

Synopsis

In the arctic Rex and Danny capture atomic spies and rescue Major Dennis from their evil clutches. Rex quote: "Yes-There are a lot of strange characters out here!"

Show/hide 25. The Silliest Jobs in the World (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #46 (January 1956)
The Silliest Jobs in the World
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #3 ([August 1956])
The Silliest Jobs in the World

Synopsis

When Prof Lang is injured in an accident Superboy offers to help him around the house.

Show/hide 26. Untitled (Animal Wonderland) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Animal Wonderland
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Notes

Various animal facts

Show/hide 27. Rex, Cavalry Flagbearer! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 28. Untitled (Misnamed Animals!) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Misnamed Animals!
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Notes

Facts about animals and their (mis)names

Show/hide 29. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Food in Pete's pockets?

Show/hide 30. Lana Lang's Super Powers! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #48 (April 1956)
Lana Lang's Super Powers!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1956])
Lana Lang's Super Powers!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #36 ([April 1968?])
Lana Lang's Super Powers

Synopsis

Superboy must convince Lana that Martians have given her, Alvin, and Clark super powers.

Show/hide 31. Incredible Superboy Auction (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #45 (December 1955)
Incredible Superboy Auction
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
Incredible Superboy Auction

Synopsis

After the General Store burns down Pa must raise money and accidentally auctions off all of Clark's Superboy souvenirs.


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