Adventure Comics #157

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1950
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Digest size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8503

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Worst Boy in Smallville! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Your Favorite Buckskin Hero Now in a Brand-New Magazine All His Own (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Ray, line art
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

House ad for Tomahawk #1.

Notes

Inside front cover. This ad appears in most of the DC Comics with a October 1950 date.

Show/hide 2. The Worst Boy in Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Paul Westley

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Schwinn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Schwinn

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hmm - I guess the doctor was right!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 6. The Formula That Failed! (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. Danger Is Where You Find It! (Danger Trail) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Danger Trail
Genre
Adventure; spy
Characters
King Faraday

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

House ad for Danger Trail #1.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Mom always has me go to the store to pick up packages for her!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 9. The Day's Best Bite! (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Camelot, U.S.A. (The Shining Knight) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Shining Knight
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Shining Knight

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Frank Frazetta, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Flash Album (KG Murray, 1974? series) #12 ([January 1975?])
Camelot, U.S.A.

Synopsis

Takes place in Camelot, Michigan.

Show/hide 11. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Ray-o-Vac) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ray-o-Vac
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"Why hurry? I'm later than a rusty watch anyway..."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty; Gloria; Mr. Natch

Credits

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

Notes

This is not the same character as the Henry Boltinoff Shorty.

Show/hide 13. Going Up Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Article about elevators.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Funny Facts) Cartoon, 0.67 pages

"'Z' is the least used letter of the alphabet..."

Featuring

Feature
Funny Facts
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter [signed]
Art
Martin Naydel, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Martin Naydel, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 16. School Children 'Round the World (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 17. The Secret of the Masked Archers! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy; Masked Archers; Black Duke

Credits

Writing
Paul Talbot , scripter
Art
George Papp, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #44 ([April 1951?])
The Secret of the Masked Archers!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #17 (August 1951)
The Secret of the Masked Archers

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy meet the counterparts from 15th century France.

Notes

in 15th century France

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"I got the knot hole first!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Little Stanley) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"The binturong, bear-cat of India and Malaya, is neither..."

Featuring

Feature
Little Stanley
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

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

Notes

We formerly credited this filler to Kin Platt in error.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Quicksand! (Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure!; Royal Crown Cola) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure!; Royal Crown Cola
Genre
Adventure

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32328

Entry created

  • 14/07/2007

Index completed

  • 20/08/2021

Last updated

  • 20/08/2021