Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy #1

Published
February 1949
Page count
36
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 AUP]
Colour
Some colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled [How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane] (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

"An exclusive adventure of Superman when he was a boy!"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lois Lane (1st Superboy cover)

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #128 (May 1948)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
Show/hide 1. Breakfast at the Boarding School (Kellogg's Corn Flakes) Advertisement, 1 page

"… always say 'Kellog's' before you say Corn Flakes."

Details

Printed
1949
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Breakfast at the Boarding School

Notes

This advertisement is probably by Ron Vivian.

Show/hide 2. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lois Lane; Editor Morton

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #128 (May 1948)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1956-57 (1956)
How Clark kent Met Lois Lane
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #14 ([August 1960?])
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane

Synopsis

Clark wins a contest to work as a cub reporter on the Daily Planet for one week. And so does Lois Lane.

Show/hide 3. The Pupils of the Past! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Miss Shipley; Ed Dexter; Mark Rice; Paul High; Peter Wilysmyk

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #129 (June 1948)
The Pupils of the Past!

Synopsis

Miss Shipley wants to retire and Superboy tries to find a gift for her. She wants to see her four most favorite pupils again.

Notes

This story is printed in colour.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Hambone the Hunter) Comic story, 2 pages

"The secret of good shooting, Oscar, is the ability to concentrate."

Featuring

Feature
Hambone the Hunter
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Hart Amos, scripter [signed as Amos]
Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed as Amos]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Hart Amos , letterer
Show/hide 5. Trouble Shooter (Lefty) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lefty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Yaroslav Horak, scripter [signed as Horak]
Art
Yaroslav Horak, line art [signed as Horak]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Yaroslav Horak , letterer
Show/hide 6. The Treasure Beneath the Lake! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Ark the Seal; Frank Fogarty; Duke

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #129 (June 1948)
The Treasure Beneath the Lake!
Also printed
Australia
Mammoth Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956?) ([December 1956?])
The Treasure Beneath the Lake!

Notes

Story is reprinted with greyscale toning (not in colour).

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Swooney) Comic story, 1 page

"--Huh waiting in the queue is getting on my nerves…"

Featuring

Feature
Swooney
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Yaroslav Horak, scripter [signed as Horak]
Art
Yaroslav Horak, line art [signed as Horak]
Text
Yaroslav Horak , letterer
Show/hide 8. Lightning Strikes Teeth! (Kolynos Dental Cream) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kolynos Dental Cream

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. It's a Fact! Vikings Lived on Cheese Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Secrets of the Deep! Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

There is no 'Color Comics' branding on this issue. The first two Superboy stories are in colour. The stories use the same colour scheme as the US printing, although minor differences suggest it has been recoloured in Australia.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace
  • Geoff Harrison

AusReprints ID

  • 246

Entry created

  • 23/11/2003

Cover added

  • 26/07/2023

Index completed

  • 04/08/2007

Last updated

  • 26/07/2023