Superboy #53

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1956
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13214

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled [Superboy's Switch in Time!] (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Show/hide 1. Draw Bob Hope! (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Suit of Steel (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Superboy

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #82 ([April 1957])
The Suit of Steel
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #82 ([July 1957])
The Suit of Steel
Original
Superboy 53, December 1956

Synopsis

Superboy has to hide his costume and it is found by some hobos.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Here's Pete. Let him settle the argument!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 5. Gifts to the United Nations! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. Untitled (CinemAntics) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"May I ask, sir, why you're standing sideways?"

Featuring

Feature
CinemAntics
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Show/hide 8. The Super Zoo from Krypton (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Professor Lang; Blacky Stone

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #11 ([April 1957])
The Super Zoo from Krypton
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #174 (June 1971)
The Super-Zoo from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #8 ([June 1972?])
The Super-Zoo from Krypton
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #53 (December 1956)

Synopsis

Professor Lang discovers a bunch of eggs from Krypton.

Notes

The reprint in Superboy #174 includes a hyphen in the title (Super-Zoo).

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"There's Roger!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Movyland Studios; Dean Studios) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Movyland Studios; Dean Studios
Show/hide 11. How to Be a Ventriloquist Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Superboy's Switch in Time (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Professor Weldon; Lana Lang; Superboy

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman ?
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?
John Fischetti ?

Synopsis

Prof. Weldon's machine transmits Superboy into the future, so Superman is sent to the past to replace him.

Notes

Bob Bailey credited the script to Otto Binder; Bob Hughes suggested Jerry Coleman. Bob Bailey credited the inks to John Fischetti; Bob Hughes suggested John Giunta.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (The National Sports Council) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The National Sports Council

Credits

Letters
ty
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42961

Cover added

  • 14/04/2010

Index completed

  • 22/08/2019

Last updated

  • 22/08/2019