Adventure Comics #259

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Blind Boy of Steel! (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel!
Show/hide 1. The Blind Boy of Steel (Superboy) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto; Superboy robots; Kryptonite; Lana Lang; Ma Kent; Pa Kent

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
From GCD
in Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
 
from Adventure Comics (1938 series) #259 (April 1959)
Original
Adventure Comics 259, April 1959
This version
Giant Superboy Annual 1, Summer 1964

Synopsis

A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times.

Notes

Includes 6-panel recap of Krypto's origin.

Show/hide 2. Tootsie Roll ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 3. "He's up there without a net" (Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Action Comics #252 - "The Supergirl from Krypton" Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 5. The Octopus Man (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Roland Peters

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon

Synopsis

Roland Peters has constructed a brain-wave transmitter and is experimenting on illegally captured sealife when Aquaman arrives and releases his finny friends. Getting in a lucky shot, Peters knocks out Aquaman, and decides to give his device a real test run by transferring Aquaman's mind to different fish.

Show/hide 6. Tootsie Roll Pop ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 7. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Smallville Mailsack) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Smallville Mailsack

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Editorial replies include plugs for Supergirl's upcoming first appearance and the Aquaman origin story coming up in Adventure 260.

Show/hide 9. The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Archer [Hector Vance; Herb Vraney] (intro); Arrow-Car

Credits

Art
Lee Elias

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #154 (December 1965)
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #36 ([February 1966?])
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #11 ([March 1966?])
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
From GCD
in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #154 (December 1965)
in Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1
 
from Adventure Comics (DC 1938 series) #259 (April 1959)

Synopsis

Millionaire Hector Vance offers a million dollars to charity if Green Arrow will teach him archery. Shortly after the archery lessons stop, The Crimson Archer starts a crime spree and GA learns that Hector Vance is really underworld kingpin Herb Vraney.

Show/hide 10. Tootsie Roll Fudge ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 58617

Index completed

  • 31/01/2011