Adventure Comics #247

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14358

Credits

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

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Show/hide Cover The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (Managing Editor)
Mort Weisinger (story editor)
George Kashdan (story editor)

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Printed in
in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1
in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, The (DC, 1991 series) #1 [redrawn]
in DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn
in World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
in Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) #[nn] ([June] 2008)
Show/hide 1. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (intro); Jonathan Kent (cameo)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger

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Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
From GCD
in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963) [Lightning Boy changed to Lightning Lad and final page cut]
in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, The (DC, 1991 series) #1
in DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) #nn
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn (November 2000)
in World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007) [black and white]
in Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) #[nn] ([June] 2008)
in Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009).
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958) [Lightning Boy changed to Lightning Lad & final page cut]

Synopsis

Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

Show/hide 2. Challengers of the Unknown #1 (Challengers of the Unknown) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Notes

House ad.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Read 'Em and Laugh) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Read 'Em and Laugh

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn

Notes

A collection of quick jokes.

Show/hide 4. Walking the Dog (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Gag
Characters
Little Pete; Mister Roberts

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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From GCD
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn

Synopsis

Pete figures out an easier way to walk a dog.

Show/hide 5. The 13 Superstition Arrows (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; C. M. Hawkins

Credits

Script
France Herron
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
in DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) #[nn]
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn

Synopsis

To secure a $5,000,000 bequest to charity, Green Arrow must use 13 trick arrows with gimmicks associated with bad luck.

Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn. GA uses an Ace of Spades Arrow, a Ladder Arrow, a Black Cat Arrow, a Salt Arrow, and a Number 13 Arrow.

Show/hide 6. Money (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Gag
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

From GCD
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn

Synopsis

Casey plays a trick with some play money.

Show/hide 7. Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon

Reprint history

From GCD
in DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) #[nn]
in Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) #nn

Synopsis

Aquaman has to carefully deliver a nuclear projectile to the military before it detonates.

Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32973

Entry created

  • 03/08/2007

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 13/02/2010