The Best of DC #15

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1981
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/35526

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Consulting Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Smallville Celebrates Superboy Day! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Chief Douglas Parker; Lex Luthor; Pete Ross

Credits

Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Superboy (Egmont Ehapa, 1980 series) #24 (November 1984)
Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- Superboy Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Luthor; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #292 (January 1962)
The Laughing Stock of Smallville

Synopsis

Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous.

Notes

Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy.

Show/hide 3. Lana Lang's Super-Birthday (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Ma Kent

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Creig Flessel, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #64 (April 1958)
Lana Lang's Super-Birthday
Show/hide 4. The Saddest Boy in Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #88 (April 1961)
The Saddest Boy in Smallville!
Show/hide 5. Superboy's Secret Hideaways (The Superboy Legend) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Superboy Legend
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, penciller
 
Wally Wood, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #153 (January 1969)
Superboy's Secret Hideaways
Also printed
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
The Superboy Legend  (pages 1-2)
 
United States
Superboy Spectacular (DC, 1980 series) #1 (1980)
Superboy's Secret Hideaways
Show/hide 6. The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #86 (January 1961)
The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent!
Show/hide 7. Pete Ross' Super-Secret! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder , scripter
 
Robert Bernstein , scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #90 (July 1961)
Pete Ross' Super-Secret!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #84 ([August 1966?])
Pete Ross's Super-Secret

Notes

Pete Ross learns Clark Kent is Superboy.

Script credit provided by Allen Ross (January 3, 2006) from an autographed copy of Superboy (1949 series) #90. Previously, script credited to Robert Bernstein.

Show/hide 8. The Old Maid of Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Miss Finch; Lana Lang; Ma Kent

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter [as Jerry Siegel]
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #83 (September 1960)
The Old Maid of Smallville!

Synopsis

Superboy helps an old maid school teacher break out of her shell.

Show/hide 9. The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Joe Timmons; Pa Kent; Superboy robots

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #76 (October 1959)
The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
The Day Clark Kent got a Haircut
 
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut

Synopsis

Smallville's barber wonders why he's never given Clark Kent a haircut.

Show/hide 10. The Dog Catcher of Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #73 (June 1959)
Original
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #73 (June 1959)

Synopsis

Krypto and Superboy turn the tables on a crooked dog catcher.

Show/hide 11. The Ordeal of Chief Parker! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #116 (October 1964)
The Ordeal of Chief Parker!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #28 (August 1967)
The Ordeal of Chief Parker!
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #116 (October 1964)
Show/hide 12. The Rock 'n' Roll Riddle of Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 14 pages
Show/hide 13. Other Citizens of Smallville (Superboy) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-5042

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 14. Superboy Presents the People of Smallville! (Superboy) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Don Blake; Joe Timmons; Burt Bentley; Edith Finch; James Hunter; Pete Ross; Douglas Parker; Lana Lang

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33766

Entry created

  • 12/09/2007

Cover added

  • 13/11/2010

Index completed

  • 04/09/2021

Last updated

  • 04/09/2021