Adventure Comics #161

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 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/8740

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Big Town) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Big Town

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Girl Who Was Scoop-Crazy! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #12 ([June 1951])
The Girl Who was Scoop-Crazy
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #12 ([April 1966?])
The Girl Who Was Scoop-Crazy

Notes

1st appearance of Lana Lang in Adventure Comics.

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

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 4. Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bill Schreiber
Show/hide 5. The Flying Horse Swindle! (Shining Knight) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shining Knight
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Deadpan Dixon; the Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Frank Frazetta

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #161 (February 1951)
The Flying Horse Swindle!
 
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([April 1957?])
The Flying Horse Swindle!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #94 ([April 1973?])
The Flying Horse Swindle
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #417 (March 1972)
The Flying Horse Swindle!
 
United States
The Masterworks Series of Great Comic Book Artists (DC, 1983 series) #2 (July 1983)
"The Flying Horse Swindle!"
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #161 (February 1951)

Synopsis

Swindlers selling winged horses causes the Shining Knight to intervene.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick! (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron
Art
Ralph Mayo

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #16 ([September 1951?])
Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #47 (November 1968)
Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Hello, Peg. I just mailed my farewell letter..."

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Show/hide 13. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Digging Pennies out of the Earth Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"This is a terrific job..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

Jerry's got a new job at a soda fountain.

Show/hide 16. Lucky Block (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch
Show/hide 17. The World of Adventure in Books Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Green Arrow, Tomahawk and the Shining Knight make reading recommendations for young readers who complain that there's nothing exciting in the library.

Show/hide 18. Green Arrow -- Hero or Villain? (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]

Credits

Script
? (GA writer 3)
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([July 1961?])
Green Arrow--Hero or Villain
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"What a swell snowman!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor
Characters
Little Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Show/hide 21. Magic! Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; biography
Characters
Rudy Cardenas; Dick Vernon; Ray Horne; Noel Elliott

Credits

Script
Stookie Allen ?
Art
Stookie Allen ?
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37043

Entry created

  • 14/07/2008

Index completed

  • 12/09/2019

Last updated

  • 12/09/2019