Adventure Comics #189

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1953
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/10608

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (managing)
Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (assistants)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Sky Girl

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (managing)
Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (assistants)
Show/hide 1. The Girl of Steel (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang (as Sky Girl); Prof Lang; Superboy

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman ?
Art
John Sikela

Synopsis

Professor Lang returns from an island like Easter Island where he suspects that an alien race had constructed giant statues. Part of his returning display of artifacts was a belt that incorporates their alien technology. Lana Lang dons the alien anti-magnetic and anti-gravity belt to become Sky Girl. Superboy uses the Lana's new super-powered identity as a chance to pay Lana for her secret identity snooping. Lana is rather mean about how she treats Clark. At the end Superboy gives Lana a super-compressed pebble with HIS secret Identity written in small letters on it. When Lana sets down the pebble the resulting crash alerts Superboy to Lana's dual id. After all, she does live next door.

Notes

rehashed in Adventure Comics #285. Synopsis by K. Rowand. Writer id by Bob Hughes 1/09

Show/hide 2. Hair Grower (Jerry Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Jitterbug
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 3. The Nautical Treasure Hunt (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages
Show/hide 4. Too Many Speed Kings (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Hy Mankin

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
Too Many Speed Kings
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
 
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #205 (April 1971)
Too Many Speed Kings
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #9 ([January 1972?])
Too Many Speed Kings
From GCD
in Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1956 series) #7
in Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #205 (April 1971)

Notes

credits from Rich Morrisey's notes 12/06

Show/hide 5. The Ship's Log Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
ALL HANDS

Notes

text w/illo.

Show/hide 6. Quick Quiz Comic story, 0.5 pages

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 7. The Legion of 100 Archers (Green Arrow) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp
Show/hide 8. Carelessness Is No Joke! (Peter Porkchops ) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Funny animal; psa

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Otto Feuer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Public Service Page


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32337

Entry created

  • 15/07/2007

Cover added

  • 20/02/2010

Index completed

  • 20/02/2010

Last updated

  • 02/02/2009