Superman #55

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1948
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/7098

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Too Many Heroes! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Stan Kaye, line art
 
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, penciller (background figures)
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Prankster's Second Childhood! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Prankster; Lois Lane; Professor Manley; Perry White

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #22 ([March 1949?])
 
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #22 ([March 1949?])
Prankster's Second Childhood
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #33 ([February 1967?])
Prankster's Second Childhood
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #33 ([February 1967?])
Prankster's Second Childhood

Synopsis

The Prankster is voted Most Admired Man by the students at the Manly Academy for Problem Children.

Notes

Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 4. Bob Feller (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 5. Death on the Speedway (Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 6. In Keds It's a Breeze! (U. S. Keds) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
U. S. Keds

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 7. Bill Wins? (Cracker Jack) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cracker Jack

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 8. Untitled (Irvin Foster Sportswear) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Irvin Foster Sportswear

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 9. The Richest Man in the World! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Stephen Van Schuyler III; Mary Jones

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #21 ([February 1949])
The Richest Man in the World
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 (April 1958)
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 (April 1958)
The Richest Man in the World!

Synopsis

Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Kellogg's Corn Flakes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Corn Flakes

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

On the page immediately following page 4 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy) Advertisement, 1 page

"What a swell set!"

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 5 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Jimmie Saves the Limited (Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Williams, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 1 page

"Meow!" "Shoo, cat!"

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter
Art
Lit-Win, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"That's fine. I'll take them!"

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 16. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 17. The Boy Who Wasn't Too Bright Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Biography
Characters
Albert Einstein

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, author [credited as William Morrison]
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Sonny) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Now for a nice quiet rest before dinner..."

Featuring

Feature
Sonny
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Jack Bogle, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Bogle, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Monark Super Deluxe) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Monark Super Deluxe

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 20. Avalanche! (Ray-o-Vac) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ray-o-Vac
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 21. Too Many Heroes! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Trundle; Peter Lorloff ; Carole Lorloff; Stella Lorloff; Felix Lorloff

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #20 ([January 1949?])
 
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #7 ([October 1950?])

Synopsis

Actor Peter Loroff wills all his money to the person who performs the most heroic deed in the week after his death.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (American Flyer) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Flyer

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 23. Saving the Secret Supersonic Plane ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 24. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Here comes that big bully who's always picking on me!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor; children

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 25. Yea, Bucko! (B. F. Goodrich) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
B. F. Goodrich

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 26. Untitled (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 27. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 28. How to Catch More Fish (Eveready) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Eveready

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 2, Part 2, Number 2, Periodicals, July-December 1948. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B152799.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33127

Entry created

  • 08/08/2007

Cover added

  • 12/08/2010

Index completed

  • 08/08/2021

Last updated

  • 08/08/2021