Adventure Comics #123

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1947
Page count
52
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/6361

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

"Tug of War: Superboy vs. Jumbo"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Roussos

Notes

art id by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. A Lesson for a Bully! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Pete Brant; Tom Dawson

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos

Synopsis

Pete Brant, the school bully wants to become school mayor, and cheats to sabotage the campaign of Tom Dawson, the favorite to win. Pete plants fireworks in a hayride, but Superboy turns it into a skywriting slogan. Pete challenges Tom to a fight, but Superboy disguises himself and bruises Pete's hand. Finally Pete throws a ballot box in the furnace, but Superboy microscopically reads the ashes for the results. When Tom wins, he chooses Pete to be his vice-mayor, and Pete is thrilled and promises to reform.

Notes

Art id by Bob Hughes.

Superboy uses microscopic vision.

Show/hide 3. Bert La Brucherie (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Gang Busters) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gang Busters
Show/hide 5. The Man Behind the Mask! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy; Chief Weber; The Mask (intro)

Credits

Art
George Papp

Synopsis

Important men are dying of "suicides" and "accidental deaths" all over the city. Green Arrow disguises himself as a scar-faced criminal, helped by Speedy, then pays for a hit on Oliver Queen. The masked man flees into the subway, where he's electrocuted on the third rail. Turns out he was a wanted criminal due to be electrocuted, so fate has intervened.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Columbia) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"He helps me caddy, sir..."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor; teen

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. Boys and Girls! Here's an Important Message for You! Public service announcement, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Villainy in Venice! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Dina Lewis; Count Vitto

Credits

Art
John Daly

Synopsis

In Venice, city of canals, a girl is bound and thrown in a canal, but fish carry her to Aquaman. Together they attended a masked ball at carnival to expose a gang out to steal a fabulous treasure. Aquaman reflects the girl spent her fortune to come find romance, and only found another fortune.

Show/hide 11. The Case of "The Web-Footed Burglar" (Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (A Date with Judy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
A Date with Judy
Show/hide 13. Just Before the Fight Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Ted Field
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Willy) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"School Entrance"

Featuring

Feature
Willy
Genre
Humor; children

Credits

Script
Phil Berube
Art
Phil Berube
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Lucky to Be a Yankee) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lucky to Be a Yankee

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. The Adventure of the Antelope Boy! (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts; Antelope Boy; Mobs Bracket

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #160 (April 1966)
Adventure of the Antelope Boy
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #4 ([January 1967?])
Adventure of the Antelope Boy
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #123

Synopsis

Johnny and Tubby are sent to Africa to find a jungle boy who reportedly runs with antelopes. But a criminal arrives first, kidnaps the boy, brings him to America, and uses him to snatch and run loot. Johnny finally catches the boy and the crooks, gets the boy freed, and finds he's been offered 57 college scholarships for their track teams!

Notes

Takes place in Gotham City.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Lifebuoy) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lifebuoy
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Little Joey) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Look, Joey!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Joey
Genre
Humor; children

Credits

Script
Phil Berube
Art
Phil Berube
Show/hide 19. Junior Jim (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Show/hide 20. How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man! (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22884

Entry created

  • 04/09/2019

Cover added

  • 04/09/2019

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019