Adventure Comics #253

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14680

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (Managing Editor), Mort Weisinger, (story editor), George Kashdan (story editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superboy) Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder (Superboy) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin, Superman (flash forward), Prof Nichols, Ma and Pa Kent, Luthor, Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 ([February 1959?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 (February 1959)
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 (February 1959)
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 ([February 1959?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([September 1965?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([September 1965?])
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #67 ([October 1968?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #67 ([October 1968?])
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #67 ([October 1968?])
 
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #36 (November-December 1971)
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([December 1972?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([December 1972?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([December 1972?])
From GCD
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #133 (October 1966)
in Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #36 (November-December 1971)
in Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1989 series) #nn
 
fr. Adventure #253 (Oct 1958)
Original
Adventure Comics 253, October 1958
This version
Superboy 133, October 1966
 
Teen Titans 36, November-December 1971

Synopsis

Prof Nichols sends Robin into the past to destroy a machine that will one day kill Superman.

Notes

Tootsie Roll ad on bottom of last page

Show/hide 2. The Soda (Peg) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

bottom of page as Palisades Park ad.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Action Comics Oct 1958) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics Oct 1958
Genre
House ad
Show/hide 4. Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow (Guest); Alien Crooks (Villains); Arrowcar

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby (backgrounds)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #28 ([January 1959?])
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #23 (July 1982)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Prisoners Of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
From GCD
in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #449 (July 1975)
in Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1990 series) #nn (1990)
in Green Arrow by Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2001 series) #nn
in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #23
in Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 (October 1958)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253

Synopsis

In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.

Notes

Bottom of last page has Tootsie Pop ad. Continued from last issue. Dave Wood credit is inaccurate according to Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 5. Lost -- A Free Education! (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Teen; psa

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. The Diary (Jerry Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Jitterbug
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

bottom of page has Winchester Skates ad.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack
Genre
Letter column

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

First issue with letters page

Show/hide 8. The Ocean of 1,000,000 B.C. (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon

Notes

bottom of last page has Tootsie Roll contest ad


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32154

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Cover added

  • 07/06/2010

Index completed

  • 07/06/2010

Last updated

  • 16/09/2007