Adventure Comics #198

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1954
Page count
44
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/11182

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Carnival from Space! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; unnamed eight-armed man; Lazulo; unnamed crystal man

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry

Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 1. Do You Want Spending Money? (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (illustrations)
Letters
?
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Advertisement for glittering motto plaques of popular patriotic and religious sayings from Stephens Credits Sales of Nashville, Tennessee.

Show/hide 2. The Super-Carnival from Space! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Pa Kent (has hair); Interplanetary Circus [unnamed ringmaster (owner), unnamed eight-armed man, Lamic, Arago, Lazulo, Jensha, other unnamed circus performers]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([October 1975?])
The Super-Carnival from Space
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([October 1975?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #113 ([October 1978?])
The Super-Carnival From Space
Original
Adventure Comics 198, March 1954

Synopsis

An alien circus tries to force Superboy to join.

Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes. Compare "The Interplanetary Circus" in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #145 (May 1961).

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Egypt sure is an interesting country..."

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Humor; children

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]

Notes

Advertisement done in comic format for Dubble Bubble gum from Frank H. Fleer Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Show/hide 4. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Listing of the members of the National Comics (DC) Editorial Advisory Board. The Board includes: Dr. Lauretta Bender (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York University College of Medicine), Josette Frank (Consultant on Children's Reading Child Study Association of America), Dr. W. W. D. Sones (Professor of Education and Director of Curriculum Study, University of Pittsburgh), and Dr. S. Harcourt Peppard (Director, Essex County Juvenile Clinic, Newark, New Jersey). Also lists all the current titles being published National Comics (DC).

Show/hide 5. Buzzy Says "Start the Day Off Right!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Danny; Danny's mom; Miss Jones; unnamed coach

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. The Daredevil of the Seven Seas! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Alan Doktor; Mr. Martin; unnamed ship crewmen; Joe Perp

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"Egad!! One must be Detective Fosdick..."

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil
Genre
Humor; detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Fearless Fosdick; Anyface; Chief

Credits

Script
? [as Al Capp]
Art
? [as Al Capp]

Notes

Advertisement done in comic format featuring the Al Capp Li'l Abner Dick Tracy parody character Fearless Fosdick. Promoting Wildroot Cream-Oil.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Hopalong Cassidy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Did you hear the exciting news, 'Topper'?"

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Topper (Cassidy's horse)

Credits

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Gene Colan ?
Inks
Sy Barry ?
Joe Giella ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Notes

Promotional advertisement for Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) includes a drawn version of the photographic cover to issue # 87 (March 1954).

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"So you've never been on a farm, eh?"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor
Characters
Pete; Uncle Ezra

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. The Mechanical Fortune Teller! (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Professor Larum; Mrs. Larum; Larum's daughter; Benny the Bookie; Benny's unnamed underlings; Eustace Gold

Credits

Art
Ralph Mayo
Show/hide 11. Those "Wild" Animals Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Art
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. On the Beam! (Junior Space Pilots; Wilson Chemical Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Space Pilots; Wilson Chemical Company
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (comic)
? (illustrations)
Letters
Ray Thompson ?
typeset

Notes

Advertisement half done in comic format for premium catalog from Wilson Chemical Company of Tyrone, Pennsylvania.

Show/hide 13. Wanted for Murder: Green Arrow! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; unnamed Headquarters police chief; Marcus; Mr. Burns (Vic Darrow's hoodlum); Marie Elliot; unnamed Marcus' men; unnamed King's soldiers

Credits

Art
George Papp

Synopsis

Green Arrow goes to the backward European nation of Entonia to rescue a girl.

Show/hide 14. Superman on Television! (The Adventures of Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Notes

Promotion advertisement for The Adventures of Superman TV show.

Show/hide 15. Free..Prized Set of 4 Official United Nations Stamps (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Advertisement for United Nations stamps from Littleton Stamp Company of Littleton, New Hampshire.

Show/hide 16. Men! Women! Boys! Girls! Yours for Only 1¢ (Artistic Card Co., Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Artistic Card Co., Inc.

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Advertisement for greeting cards from Artistic Card Company, Inc. of Elmira, New York.

Show/hide 17. All Seven Terrific New Mysteries for Only $1.00 (The Dollar Mystery Guild) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Dollar Mystery Guild

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover. Advertisement for book club membership from The Dollar Mystery Guild of Garden City, New York.


Notes

Printed in U.S.A.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 8, Part 2, Number 1, Periodicals, January-June 1954. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B455189.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33407

Entry created

  • 31/08/2007

Cover added

  • 15/09/2019

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019