Adventure Comics #255

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1958
Page count
36
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/14780

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 Splitting of Superboy! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Giant Dinosaurs) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Dinosaurs

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Splitting of Superboy (Superboy) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Kozz of Mars (yellow skin); Superboy robots; Lana Lang; Superboy

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #123 ([May 1959?])
The Splitting of Superboy
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #123 ([May 1959?])
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #10 (May 1965)
The Splitting of Superboy!
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #10 (May 1965)
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #2 ([June 1966?])
The Splitting of Superboy
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #2 ([June 1966?])
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #2 ([June 1966?])
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #255 (August 1959)
Original
Adventure Comics 255, December 1958

Synopsis

Kozz of Mars uses Red Kryptonite to split Superboy and Clark into two separate people. But Clark turns out to be evil.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Oh, officer! I've been getting threatening letters through the mail"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #33 (April-May 1953)
No title recorded
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #24 ([April 1967])
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Operation Blackhawks! (Blackhawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Show/hide 6. Sharing -- The United Nations Way! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Show/hide 7. The War That Never Ended! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Major Tayako

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Letters
John Duffy ?

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy are stranded on a Pacific island that is still inhabited by Japanese soldiers who do not know that WWII is over.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (The National Sports Council) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The National Sports Council

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Letters from readers with editors' answers.

Notes

A letter from Harry (Aquaboy) Endersby of Fort Lauderdale, Florida announces he and friends call themselves "Aquaboys" when swimming. And how about an Aquaboy companion for Aquaman like Robin and Speedy? The editor replies, "Not bad... We'll take it up with the editor-in-chief."

Show/hide 11. Aquaman's Double Trouble! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
King Neptune

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Letters
John Duffy ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #36 (May 1959)
Aquaman's Double Trouble

Synopsis

Aquaman is repeatedly torn between dilemmas to save sea life, submarines, sinking ships, and more. Each time he makes a difficult choice, he finds the other choice was saved by an old seafarer who leaves three mysterious holes at every scene. When Aquaman himself is saved, the old man reveals he's King Neptune - with his three-pointed trident. Neptune retired when a new "King of the Sea" arrived - Aquaman!

Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38285

Entry created

  • 16/06/2019

Index completed

  • 16/06/2019

Last updated

  • 16/06/2019