Superboy #16

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1951
Page count
52
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/9108

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Strange Costumes of Superboy! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang

Credits

Pencils
John Sikela
Win Mortimer
Al Plastino
Inks
John Sikela
Win Mortimer
Al Plastino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Notes

Cover is a paste-up of work by different artists.

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Strange Costumes of Superboy! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #38 ([March 1952?])
The Strange Costumes of Superboy
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #49 ([May 1969?])
The Strange Costumes of Superboy
Original
Superboy 16, September-October 1951

Synopsis

Lana promises to eat Superboy's cape if he can prove he's not Clark Kent.

Show/hide 3. Phil Rizzuto (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Cartoon Criss-Cross) Activity, 0.67 pages

"A spotted dog that is born pure white"

Featuring

Feature
Cartoon Criss-Cross

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel
Show/hide 5. How to Look Your Best! (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil
Show/hide 6. The Worst Circus on Earth! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Eddie Griffin; Wilbur Griffin; J. J. Rugg

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([April 1952])
The Worst Circus on Earth
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #22 ([April 1952?])
The Worst Circus on Earth
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([April 1952])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #22 ([April 1952?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
The Worst Circus on Earth
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Superboy brings a run down circus to Smallville and then has to help spruce the acts up.

Notes

writer and inker credits by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Kellogg's Pep) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Pep

Notes

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

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"I want a big story about Dubble Bubble for this issue..."

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Golly, my first day in the army..."

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor; military

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Bendix Coaster Brake) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bendix Coaster Brake

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"Come on, Peg, let's go in the water!"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #19 ([December 1951])
Untitled
Show/hide 13. A Sappy Story Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
B. Fairbanks
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Favorites in Fantasy! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 15. Remote Control Magnetic Derrick (Superboy's Workshop) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy's Workshop
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al McLean
Show/hide 16. Superboy on Mars! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Marsboy (second appearance); Lana Lang

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #21 ([March 1952?])
Superboy on Mars
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #21 ([March 1952])
Superboy on Mars
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #21 ([March 1952])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #21 ([March 1952?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Superboy on Mars!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Superboy and Marsboy switch places to see who has an easier life.

Notes

Script formerly credited to William Woolfolk, but it is not in his records. Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"Are there any hills in the city of New Orleans?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 21. Buzzy Says: "Old Folks Are People, Too!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Humor; advocacy; teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

inside back cover

Show/hide 22. No title recorded (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35893

Entry created

  • 09/02/2008

Cover added

  • 27/12/2010

Index completed

  • 19/09/2019

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019