Superboy #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1949
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/7390

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Superman, what were you like when you were a boy?"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?
Ira Schnapp (logo design)

Reprint history

Printed in
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #157
in Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) #nn

Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

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

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Man Who Could See Tomorrow! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Superboy (flashback); Brandar the Great; Margo Griffiths

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Ed Dobrotka ?

Synopsis

Brandar the Great predicts the future. At a party attended by young Clark Kent he predicted that Margo Griffiths, now a young nurse in Metropolis, would cease to exist on her 21st birthday.

Notes

Really a Superman story with the Superboy segment as a flashback.

Show/hide 3. High as a Kite (Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
Show/hide 4. Rocket Plane (Superboy's Workshop) Activity, 1 page
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 2 pages

"H'lo, little girl! What's your name?"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. The Boy Vandals! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; The Smash and Grab Gang

Credits

Script
Ed Hamilton
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Stan Kaye ?

Synopsis

Superboy teaches some young vandals a lesson.

Notes

Art credits by Bob Hughes; credits in Millennium reprint incorrect. Takes place in Metropolis.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood

Credits

Letters
/
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 1 page

"Golly, I didn't catch a single fish today..."

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Show/hide 9. The Language of the Sea Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Cliff Rhodes
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Sagebrush Sam) Comic story, 2 pages

"What's all the shooting about?"

Featuring

Feature
Sagebrush Sam
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Untitled
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
"What's all the shooting about?"
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"You'll find this sure-fire brand..."

Featuring

Feature
Dale Evans Comics; All-American Western; Western Comics
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"C'mon, Tizzy, I'll take you to the movies!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 13. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Superboy Meets Mighty Boy! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy (introduction); Jay V. Atkins

Credits

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Art
Al Wenzel

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #nn [1] ([August 1956?])
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)

Synopsis

A young boy is duped by an unscrupulous promoter into thinking he's stronger than Superboy.

Notes

Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn. Art credits by Bob Hughes; credits in Millennium reprint incorrect. Script revision from ? to Woolfolk per Dorothy Woolfolk and P. C. Hamerlick in Alter Ego #158 (May 2019). Takes place in Metropolis.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Homer) Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Daisy B-B Guns) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy B-B Guns

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of January 8 in ad in Leave It to Binky #7.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37029

Entry created

  • 13/07/2008

Cover added

  • 01/04/2010

Index completed

  • 13/09/2019

Last updated

  • 13/09/2019