Superboy (1st Series)

    (DC, 1949-1980)
™ and ©1969 DC Comics, Inc.
Series continued in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #231

Encouraged by the long-lasting popularity of Superman, DC decided to launch several follow-up titles. Titles such as Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane, and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen concentrated on supporting cast, and Superboy went back into his own past, telling of Clark Kent’s adventures as a teenager.

The stories here were lighthearted and often gimmicky. A Bizarro-Superboy, Super-Baby, Super-Dog, and even a Super-Monkey were concocted for this series. Superboy’s main problems, however, were balancing the need to save the world, protecting his secret identity, and fending off the romantic advances of Lana Lang and others.

With issue #231, the title became known as Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. With issue #259, Superboy faded from view, and the title’s name changed officially to The Legion of Super-Heroes.

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   NotesWriterArtist

#1

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $9,900.00
No copies available
  Cliff Rhodes, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Boltinoff, Lit-WinEd Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff, John Sikela, Lit-Win, Win Mortimer, Al Wenzel, Raymond Perry

#2

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $2,125.00
No copies available
 Cited in Seduction of The Innocent (p35-36, 226), Superboy rewrites American history, too. In one story he helps George Washington’s campaign and saves his life by hitting a Hessian with a snowball…Fred David, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Al Wenzel

#3

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $2,175.00
No copies available
  Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Al Wenzel, Raymond Perry

#4

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,175.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffJohn Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Rube Grossman

#5

  11/1/1949
  $0.10
  $2,875.00
No copies available
  William WoolfolkJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Raymond Perry

#6

  1/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,300.00
No copies available
  Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Win Mortimer, Henry Boltinoff

#7

  3/1/1950
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
  Tom Farley, Harry Lampert, Jack Schiff, Henry Boltinoff, Al McLeanWayne Boring, John Sikela, Harry Lampert, Irwin Hasen, Henry Boltinoff, Al McLean

#8

  5/1/1950
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of SuperbabyBill Finger, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Schiff, Stookie Allen, Lit-Win, Al McLeanCurt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, John Sikela, Sheldon Mayer, Stookie Allen, Raymond Perry, Lit-Win, Al Mclean

#9

  7/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,125.00
No copies available
   John Sikela

#10

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,575.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Lana LangBill Finger, Alvin Schwartz, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Lampert, Al McLeanJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Lampert, Raymond Perry, Al McLean

#11

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $700.00
1 copy available for $10.00
 Nov-Dec issue; SuperboyBill Finger, Martin Naydel, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff

#12

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $650.00
1 copy available for $10.00
  William Woolfolk, Henry Boltinoff, Martin NaydelCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel

#13

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Larry Lang (Lana Lang’s brother)H.T. Elmo, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, John Sikela, H.T. Elmo, Henry Boltinoff

#14

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, H.T. Elmo, Henry Boltinoff, M. Sarafianos, Al McLeanCurt Swan, John Sikela, H.T. Elmo, Henry Boltinoff, Al McLean

#15

  8/1/1951
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, David Kahn, H.T. ElmoJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, H.T. Elmo

#16

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff, Al McLean, H.T. ElmoJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel, Al McLean, H.T. Elmo

#17

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $900.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, John Broome, H.T. ElmoJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, H.T. Elmo

#18

  2/1/1952
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, David KingCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#19

  4/1/1952
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#20

  6/1/1952
  $0.10
  $600.00
1 copy available for $194.99
  Gardner Fox, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Kent, Stan KayeCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Raymond Perry, Stan Kaye, Al McLean

#21

  8/1/1952
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
   John Sikela

#22

  10/1/1952
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
  Edmond Hamilton, France Edward Herron, William Woolfolk, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#23

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
  Jerry ColemanJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#24

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
   John Sikela

#25

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
   Curt Swan, John Sikela

#26

  6/1/1953
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
   John Sikela, Curt Swan

#27

  8/1/1953
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
 ScarcerEdmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#28

  10/1/1953
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
   John Sikela, Curt Swan

#29

  12/1/1953
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
   Curt Swan, John Sikela

#30

  1/1/1954
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
   Curt Swan, John Sikela

#31

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
   John Sikela, Curt Swan

#32

  4/1/1954
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
   Curt Swan, John Fischetti, John Sikela

#33

  6/1/1954
  $0.10
  $290.00
1 copy available for $36.00
  William WoolfolkJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#34

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $340.00
No copies available
   John Sikela, Curt Swan

#35

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
  Jack SchiffCurt Swan, Win Mortimer

#36

  10/1/1954
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
 Jonathan and Martha Kent become Lana’s legal guardiansHenry Boltinoff, Bob ProuhetCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#37

  12/1/1954
  $0.10
  $520.00
No copies available
  Otto BinderCurt Swan, John Sikela

#38

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
 Reprints from Feature Films Magazine #1 (Mar-Apr 1950), Action Comics #135 (Aug 1949), and All Hands, the Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin #446 (Apr 1954)Otto Binder, Harry Lampert, Henry Boltinoff, Phil Berube, Howard Dewey, Martin NaydelJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Harry Lampert, Henry Boltinoff, Phil Berube, Raymond Perry, Martin Naydel, Tommy Nicolosi

#39

  3/1/1955
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
 First Comics Code-approved issue John Sikela, Curt Swan

#40

  4/1/1955
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
  Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Alvin SchwartzCurt Swan, John Sikela

#41

  6/1/1955
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
  Jack Miller, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Win Mortimer

#42

  7/1/1955
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
 Reprint from Superboy (1st Series) #3Otto Binder, Joe Mallon, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Win Mortimer, Henry Boltinoff

#43

  9/1/1955
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
 Reprint from Star Spangled Comics #129 (Jun 1952)Otto Binder, Henry Boltinoff, H.T. Elmo, Jack MillerJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, H.T. Elmo

#44

  10/1/1955
  $0.10
  $245.00
1 copy available for $25.00
   John Sikela

#45

  12/1/1955
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
 Superboy’s WorkshopOtto BinderJohn Sikela

#46

  1/1/1956
  $0.10
  $310.00
No copies available
  Otto BinderJohn Sikela

#47

  3/1/1956
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
 Time travel; 52; “Superboy Meets Superman”reprinted in Super-Team Family #5Otto BinderCurt Swan, George Klein, Henry Boltinoff

#48

  4/1/1956
  $0.10
  $235.00
1 copy available for $49.50
 1st Appearance of Alvin LangOtto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Henry Boltinoff, John MacKenzieCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#49

  5/1/1956
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Metallo (robot)Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Henry Boltinoff, James MackayJohn Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#50

  7/1/1956
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
  Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Jeb McKesson, Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#51

  9/1/1956
  $0.10
  $320.00
3 copies available from $50.00
  Jerry Coleman, Otto BinderJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#52

  10/1/1956
  $0.10
  $190.00
1 copy available for $4.00
 1st Appearance of Power-Boy (Zarl Vorne); Origin of Power-Boy (Zarl Vorne); 1st Silver Age issue; Palisades Park admission ticketOtto BinderJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#53

  12/1/1956
  $0.10
  $290.00
No copies available
  Otto BinderJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#54

  1/1/1957
  $0.10
  $185.00
1 copy available for $30.00
  Otto Binder, Alvin SchwartzCurt Swan, John Sikela

#55

  3/1/1957
  $0.10
  $265.00
1 copy available for $5.00
 Jimmy Olsen travels back in time and meets Superboy for the first time; “A Visit from Superman’s Pal!”reprinted in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #114 (Sep 1968); Time travelOtto Binder, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#56

  4/1/1957
  $0.10
  $205.00
2 copies available from $29.00
  Otto Binder, Jerry ColemanJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#57

  6/1/1957
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
 Palisades Park admission ticketOtto BinderCurt Swan, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#58

  7/1/1957
  $0.10
  $210.00
1 copy available for $44.00
 Green kryptonite; Palisades Park admission ticketOtto Binder, Jerry ColemanJohn Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#59

  9/1/1957
  $0.10
  $490.00
1 copy available for $170.00
 Versus Lex Luthor; Palisades Park Admission TicketOtto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffAl Plastino, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff, Ruben Moreira

#60

  10/1/1957
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
  Otto Binder, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffAl Plastino, John Sikela, Ruben Moreira, Henry Boltinoff

#61

  12/1/1957
  $0.10
  $240.00
3 copies available from $35.00
 Contains scene of Clark Kent changing to Superboy identity later used in subscription ads; Superboy meets aliensJerry ColemanJohn Sikela

#62

  1/1/1958
  $0.10
  $190.00
2 copies available from $40.00
  Alvin Schwartz, Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCreig Flessel, Henry Boltinoff

#63

  3/1/1958
  $0.10
  $130.00
No copies available
  Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffCreig Flessel, John Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Brown

#64

  4/1/1958
  $0.10
  $125.00
1 copy available for $15.00
  Alvin Schwartz, Otto BinderJohn Sikela, Creig Flessel

#65

  6/1/1958
  $0.10
  $200.00
3 copies available from $39.00
 1st Appearance of Dworn; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJerry ColemanGeorge Papp, Al Plastino, John Sikela, Henry Boltinoff

#66

  7/1/1958
  $0.10
  $240.00
1 copy available for $84.00
  Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, George Papp

#67

  9/1/1958
  $0.10
  $240.00
1 copy available for $4.25
 1st Appearance of Klax-Ar; Origin of Klax-Ar; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsOtto Binder, Bill FingerAl Plastino, George Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#68

  10/1/1958
  $0.10
  $4,400.00
1 copy available for $560.00
 1st Appearance of Bizarro; Origin of BizarroOtto BinderGeorge Papp

#69

  12/1/1958
  $0.10
  $240.00
1 copy available for $39.00
  Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffJohn Sikela, George Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#70

  1/1/1959
  $0.10
  $185.00
3 copies available from $37.00
 Origin of Mr. Mxyzptlk; Origin of Clark Kent’s glasses; Untold Tales of Superboy #1Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffGeorge Papp, John Sikela, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#71

  3/1/1959
  $0.10
  $245.00
3 copies available from $9.99
  Otto BinderJohn Sikela, George Papp

#72

  4/1/1959
  $0.10
  $215.00
4 copies available from $39.50
  Henry Boltinoff, Otto Binder, Jack Schiff, Jerry ColemanHenry Boltinoff, John Sikela, Bernard Baily, George Papp, Creig Flessel

#73

  6/1/1959
  $0.10
  $150.00
2 copies available from $14.50
 An Untold Tale of SuperboyOtto Binder, Henry BoltinoffGeorge Papp, Curt Swan, Henry Boltinoff

#74

  7/1/1959
  $0.10
  $54.00
2 copies available from $8.00
  Otto BinderJohn Sikela

#75

  9/1/1959
  $0.10
  $250.00
3 copies available from $8.00
 Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsOtto BinderGeorge Papp, John Sikela

#76

  10/1/1959
  $0.10
  $245.00
4 copies available from $15.65
 1st Appearance of SupermonkeyOtto Binder, Alvin Schwartz, Robert BernsteinGeorge Papp, John Sikela

#77

  12/1/1959
  $0.10
  $190.00
3 copies available from $17.50
 1st Appearance of Freddy Shaw; 1st Appearance of Freddy Shaw (Clark Kent’s first best friend); Death of Freddy Shaw; Death of Freddy Shaw (Clark Kent’s first best friend); An Untold Tale of Superboy; Superboy criesJerry Siegel, Robert BernsteinGeorge Papp, John Sikela

#78

  1/1/1960
  $0.10
  $225.00
3 copies available from $32.00
 Origin of Mr. MxyzptlkOtto Binder, Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela, George Papp

#79

  3/1/1960
  $0.10
  $230.00
4 copies available from $16.55
 Time travelRobert BernsteinAl Plastino, John Sikela

#80

  4/1/1960
  $0.10
  $440.00
1 copy available for $300.00
 Superboy meets SupergirlRobert Bernstein, Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela, Curt Swan

#81

  6/1/1960
  $0.10
  $205.00
1 copy available for $19.99
 Palisades Park admission ticket; Time travelOtto Binder, Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp, Al Plastino

#82

  7/1/1960
  $0.10
  $180.00
11 copies available from $4.00
 1st Appearance of Bizarro Krypto; DC house ad for Green Lantern #1 (Aug 60); Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJerry SiegelJohn Sikela

#83

  9/1/1960
  $0.10
  $245.00
5 copies available from $15.00
 1st Appearance of Kryptonite Kid; Origin of Kryptonite KidJerry SiegelGeorge Papp, Al Plastino

#84

  10/1/1960
  $0.10
  $85.00
5 copies available from $14.50
 Versus Rainbow RaiderJerry Siegel, Henry BoltinoffGeorge Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#85

  12/1/1960
  $0.10
  $105.00
5 copies available from $6.00
 1st appearance of Mighty Boy; 1st appearance of Mighty Dog; Versus Lex Luthor; Time travel; Superboy cries over his lost friend; Superboy cries at failing to save Abraham LincolnOtto Binder, Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp

#86

  1/1/1961
  $0.10
  $320.00
5 copies available from $6.50
 1st Appearance of Pete RossJerry Siegel, Henry Boltinoff, Leo DorfmanGeorge Papp, Henry Boltinoff, Al Plastino

#87

  3/1/1961
  $0.10
  $190.00
6 copies available from $19.50
 1st Appearance of KolliRobert Bernstein, Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp

#88

  4/1/1961
  $0.10
  $115.00
2 copies available from $19.50
 Time travelRobert BernsteinAl Plastino, George Papp

#89

  6/1/1961
  $0.10
  $460.00
2 copies available from $10.00
 1st Appearance of Mon-El (Lar Gand); Origin of Mon-El (Lar Gand); Origin of Superman retold; Superboy sends Mon-El into the Phantom Zone for 1,000 years; Time travel; Superboy is made an honorary member of the Smallville Police DepartmentRobert Bernstein, Henry Boltinoff, Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp, Henry Boltinoff, Curt Swan

#90

  7/1/1961
  $0.12
  $1,000.00
6 copies available from $24.99
 An Untold Tale of Superbaby; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride coupons; Pete Ross discovers Clark Kent is SuperboyJerry Coleman, Jerry Siegel, Otto BinderAl Plastino, George Papp

#91

  9/1/1961
  $0.10
  $90.00
4 copies available from $18.00
 Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJerry Siegel, Robert BernsteinGeorge Papp, Curt Swan

#92

  10/1/1961
  $0.10
  $270.00
6 copies available from $16.50
 Origin of Lex LuthorOtto Binder, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, George Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#93

  12/1/1961
  $0.12
  $140.00
5 copies available from $19.50
  Jerry SiegelAl Plastino, George Papp

#94

  1/1/1962
  $0.12
  $68.00
5 copies available from $14.00
   George Papp

#95

  3/1/1962
  $0.12
  $116.00
3 copies available from $15.00
  Jerry ColemanGeorge Papp

#96

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $73.00
3 copies available from $24.99
  Robert BernsteinGeorge Papp, Al Plastino

#97

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $350.00
5 copies available from $8.00
 E. Nelson Bridwell L.O.C.Jerry SiegelGeorge Papp, Henry Boltinoff

#98

  7/1/1962
  $0.12
  $230.00
4 copies available from $19.99
 1st Appearance of Ultra Boy; 1st appearance of Marla; Origin of Ultra BoyJerry SiegelAl Plastino, Curt Swan

#99

  9/1/1962
  $0.12
  $117.00
6 copies available from $17.00
 Origin of Kryptonite Kid; Versus Kryptonite KidHenry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#100

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $165.00
6 copies available from $33.00
 1st appearance of Erndine; 1st appearance of Dr. XaduJerry Siegel, Jerry ColemanCurt Swan, George Papp, Joe Shuster
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