Adventure Comics #305

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1963
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17476

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Clark Kent, He-Man! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Clark Kent, He-Man! (Superboy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Pete Ross; Chameleon Boy; Joe Moss; Bud Corwin; Jeff Craig

Credits

Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

The Kents move to Rail City, so Clark won't have to act timid and meek.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
George Papp ? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters submitted by Paul Gambaccini; Ron Wenkart; Lee A. Litch; Doug Seelye; Susan Kaghan; Tilson van Broeck; Marie Rogers; Wayne Stodge; Abraham Lobsenz

Show/hide 3. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most... (Strange Sports Stories) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC 1955 series) #46

Show/hide 4. Health Myths Debunked! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Later appears in DC comics cover-dated May 1966.

Show/hide 5. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El [as Marvel Lad, the Legionnaire Lemon]; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Superboy (in flashback)]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #77 ([January 1966?])
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #91 ([February 1975?])
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
From GCD
in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March 1971)
in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, The (DC, 1991 series) #1
in Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 [black and white]
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305 (February 1963)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305 (February 1963)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305.

Synopsis

In tryouts to replace the fallen Lightning Lad, Marvel Lad wows the Legionnaires, who reveals he is Mon-El, now cured by Brainiac 5.

Notes

"Super-Monsters" app; Mon-El leaves Phantom Zone permanently; a newspaper headline announces the re-election of John F. Kennedy

Show/hide 6. "Sarge, I caught 'Fingers' Freddie..." (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Casey puts boxing gloves on a criminal who's handcuffed so the prisoner can't pick the lock on the handcuffs.

Show/hide 7. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Statement of October 1, 1962 Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 415,000 Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld; Irwin Donenfeld; Sonia Iger; J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32169

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Index completed

  • 13/09/2011

Last updated

  • 13/09/2011