Adventure Comics #254

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14732

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jimmy Saunders; Ronnie James; Fred Gordon

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. I Was a Teen-Age Superboy (Superboy) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto; Jimmy Saunders; Ronnie James; Fred Gordon; Prof Lang; Lana Lang; Ma Kent

Credits

Art
George Papp
Letters
John Duffy ?

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959])
A Teen-Age Superboy!
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959?])
I Was a Teen-Age Superboy
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
I was a Teen-age Superboy
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
Original
Adventure Comics 254, November 1958

Synopsis

Under a Kryptonite "spell" from Krypto, Superboy mysteriously gives different super powers to various boys in Smallville, with mixed results. Lana Lang tricks him into giving her super-speed but keeps setting herself afire!

Notes

Story title is probably inspired by the 1957 movies "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein" and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf."

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"And stay there until I tell you to come out!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Showcase; Adam Strange) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; Adam Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 6. The Menace of the Electric Man! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Electric Man

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon
Letters
John Duffy ?

Synopsis

An escaped convict finds himself immune to electric shock. During storms at sea, the "Electric Man" gathers lightning bolts to rob ships. Aquaman is helpless to stop him until he remembers a particular cargo...

Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Electric Man is similar to Spider-Man's later foe Electro.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Look to the Stars! Public service announcement, 1 page

"Gosh Bob, we're lost! What do we do now?"

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy; math & science
Characters
Bob; Ted

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Lou Cameron
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Bob and his friends are saved from being lost in the woods because Bob knows how to find Polaris, the North Star.

Notes

Appeared across a range of DC comics in November/December 1958.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Tricksy) Comic story, 1 page

"I can't get a raise in pay from the boss."

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Replies read like Murray Boltinoff.

Show/hide 11. The Green Arrow's Last Stand (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Hagen; Arrowcar; Arrowplane; Brave Turtle (Medicine Man)

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby
Letters
John Duffy ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #31 ([April 1959?])
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
 
United States
Super-Team Family (DC, 1975 series) #9 (February-March 1977)
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
 
Australia
Super Adventure Album (KGM, 1976 series) #5 ([July 1977?])
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Green Arrow's Last Stand
From GCD
from Adventre Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254 (November 1958)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254 (November 1958)

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy land in a remote valley that is still occupied by Sioux Indian warriors. The conniving chief and medicine man manufacture a fake "legend" to retain power, but GA's trick arrows win the day and liberate the tribe.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Western Facts) Cartoon, 0.67 pages

"He's duded up to go the the haymaker's jig!"

Featuring

Feature
Western Facts
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (American Specialty Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33316

Entry created

  • 28/08/2007

Cover added

  • 25/04/2010

Index completed

  • 12/09/2019

Last updated

  • 12/09/2019