Superboy #89

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16286

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superboy's Big Brother! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 1. Test Your Talent (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Superboy's Big Brother! Part I (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El]; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto (cameo); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #3 ([June 1967?])
Superboy's Big Brother! Part I

Synopsis

When a space ship crashes outside Smallville, Superboy finds an amnesiac, super-powered youth who might be his older brother. He christens him Mon-El and sets him up with a secret identity, but he soon finds evidence that Mon-El is not, in fact, Kryptonian.

Notes

1st appearance of Mon-El. Story reworked from "Superman's Big Brother" in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80 (January-February 1953).

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Ollie) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Here's a customer, Ollie. Take care of him!"

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Adventure Comics; Tales of the Bizarrro World) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Featured in the next issue of Adventure Comics..."

Featuring

Feature
Adventure Comics; Tales of the Bizarrro World
Show/hide 6. [Superboy's Big Brother! Part II] The Secret of Mon-El! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El [Bob Cobb] (origin); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang; Miss Joyce; King Mycerinua; Rhodopis; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); unnamed Phantom Zone prisoner (flashback)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #3 ([June 1967?])
[Superboy's Big Brother! Part II] The Secret of Mon-El!

Synopsis

Trying to prove Mon-El isn't actually Kryptonian, Superboy accidentally exposes him to lead, which both poisons him and returns his memory. Mon-El remembers that he is a space explorer from Daxam, who visited Krypton, meeting Jor-El and Lara, before arriving on Earth. To save his life, Superboy sends Mon-El into the Phantom Zone until he can cure him of his lead poisoning.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack
Characters
Superboy; Krypto

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from: Alan Rapoport, Joe Reeves, Paul W. DeFazio, Carole Rokaw, Bill Hoermann, Eddie Link, Norm Conley and Harry Meskin.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Ollie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"I hope this moose horn works!"

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. Coming... Super-Attractions! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
Show/hide 10. The Super-Cop of Smallville! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Chief Parker

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

The entire Smallville police force is quarantined so Superboy has to take their place.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Honor House Prod. Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Prod. Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Revolutionary War Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Revolutionary War Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #53 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 40877

Entry created

  • 09/03/2019

Index completed

  • 09/03/2019

Last updated

  • 09/03/2019