Adventure Comics #290

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1961
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/16564

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5 (image only); Phantom Girl (image only); Chameleon Boy (image only); Saturn Girl (image only); Lightning Lad (image only)]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 1. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Superboy) Comic story, 13.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Tom Tanner (Clark Kent look-alike); Lana Lang; Sun Boy (impostor); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Superboy robots; Ma Kent; Lana Lang

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #495 (January 1983)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290.
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290 (November 1961)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290 (November 1961)
 
from Adventure Comics #290 (November 1961)
Original
Adventure Comics 290, November 1961

Synopsis

A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon. Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity.

Notes

Sun Boy previously introduced in Adventure Comics #276 (September 1960). Original story is partially rewritten from "The Two Clark Kents" in Adventure Comics #191 (August 1953).

Show/hide 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (World Globe) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World Globe

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Garcelon Stamp Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset

Notes

First "Bits of Bizarro Business" feature.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Ollie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Two, please..."

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

A man's hair doesn't stand up because it's a wig.

Show/hide 9. There's More Than Meets the Eye... (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. The Invasion of the Bizarro World! (Tales of the Bizarro World) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Bizarro World
Genre
Humor; superhero
Characters
Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Jr; Living Blue Kryptonite creatures (intro); Bizarro Hipster No. 1; Bizarro Olsen; Bizarro Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Synopsis

The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again. Then war breaks out. The Blue Kryptonite radiation was unblocked by regular lead suits but blocked by imperfect duplicates of the same lead suits.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Well, I've got to be getting home, Shorty..."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Borrowed umbrella clearly marked with Shorty's name.

Show/hide 13. Coming... Super-Attractions! (Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Showcase; The Atom) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; The Atom
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (American Specialty Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #29 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22777

Entry created

  • 26/08/2019

Cover added

  • 26/08/2019

Index completed

  • 26/08/2019