The New Adventures of Superboy

    (DC, 1980-1984)
™ and ©1980 DC Comics, Inc.

This series witnessed Superboy facing off against a slew of new and imaginative foes, as well as old arch-rival Lex Luthor. During the course of this series, Superboy got both new powers and new parents, as DC played fast and loose with the Kryptonian’s established continuity.

“Dial H for Hero,” a series that had several homes, ran as a bonus story in issues #28–49. Dial H for Hero featured friends, Christopher King and Victoria Grant, and later Nick Stevens, who become super-heroes by dialing H-E-R-O on hidden dials in their watches. Each time they became different heroes, such as Mr. Muscle, who has super-strength; Miss Hour-Glass, who can speed up or slow down time; and Napalm, who destroys virtually anything by turning into a firebomb.

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#1

  1/1/1980
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24 copies available from $1.50
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#1 Variation A

  7/1/1984
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  $4.00
No copies available
Whitman variant Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#2

  2/1/1980
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10 copies available from $0.99
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#2 Variation A

  7/1/1984
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  $1.50
No copies available
Whitman variant Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#3

  3/1/1980
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7 copies available from $2.99
 1st appearance of Astralad (Joe Silver)Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#4

  4/1/1980
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29 copies available from $0.98
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#5

  5/1/1980
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40 copies available from $3.00
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#5 Variation A

  7/1/1984
  $0.40
  $1.50
1 copy available for $10.00
Whitman variant Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#6

  6/1/1980
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22 copies available from $2.00
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#6 Variation A

  7/1/1984
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  $1.50
No copies available
Whitman variant Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#7

  7/1/1980
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8 copies available from $0.75
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger, Jim Starlin

#8

  8/1/1980
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12 copies available from $1.99
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#8 Variation A

  7/1/1984
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  $1.50
No copies available
Whitman variant Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#9

  9/1/1980
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19 copies available from $1.00
 Versus Phantom Zone villainsCary Bates, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Rich Buckler

#10

  10/1/1980
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39 copies available from $1.00
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#11

  11/1/1980
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10 copies available from $1.50
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger

#12

  12/1/1980
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8 copies available from $1.75
  Cary Bates, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Romeo Tanghal

#13

  1/1/1981
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4 copies available from $2.50
  Cary BatesKurt Schaffenberger

#14

  2/1/1981
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6 copies available from $1.50
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Jose Delbo

#15

  3/1/1981
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15 copies available from $2.00
 Strange Encounters for the First Time storyCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#16

  4/1/1981
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8 copies available from $0.64
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#17

  5/1/1981
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8 copies available from $2.75
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#18

  6/1/1981
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7 copies available from $2.50
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger

#19

  7/1/1981
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11 copies available from $2.50
 1st appearance of Cory RenwaldCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#20

  8/1/1981
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6 copies available from $1.99
  Cary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#21

  9/1/1981
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21 copies available from $0.75
 1st appearance of Huey McKayCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#22

  10/1/1981
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12 copies available from $2.00
 Map of SmallvilleCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Romeo Tanghal

#23

  11/1/1981
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23 copies available from $1.25
 Todd McFarlane L.O.C.Cary Bates, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#24

  12/1/1981
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24 copies available from $2.50
  E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, John Calnan

#25

  1/1/1982
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14 copies available from $2.00
  Martin PaskoKurt Schaffenberger

#26

  2/1/1982
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13 copies available from $1.75
 Strange Encounters for the First TimeCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Jose Delbo

#27

  3/1/1982
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4 copies available from $3.00
 1st appearance of Ralsa; 1st appearance of Sar-Ul; Strange Encounters for the First TimeCary Bates, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Jose Delbo

#28

  4/1/1982
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4 copies available from $2.50
 1st appearance of Senses Taker; 1st appearance of Red Devil; 1st appearance of Monarch; Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, Bob Rozakis, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Alex Saviuk

#29

  5/1/1982
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3 copies available from $4.00
 1st appearance of Disc Jockey; 1st appearance of Tar-Man; 1st appearance of Miss Hourglass; Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#30

  6/1/1982
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4 copies available from $2.75
 1st appearance of Glowman; 1st appearance of Rachel Lamar; 1st appearance of Mr. Opposite; Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#31

  7/1/1982
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3 copies available from $2.75
 1st appearance of Pulsar; 1st appearance of Whitefire; 1st appearance of Power Punch; 1st appearance of Sirocco; Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#32

  7/1/1982
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5 copies available from $2.50
 Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#33

  9/1/1982
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8 copies available from $1.99
 1st appearance of Naiad; 1st appearance of Cold Wave; 1st appearance of Infra-Violet; Dial “H’” for HeroCary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#34

  10/1/1982
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7 copies available from $4.00
 1st appearance of The Yellow Peri; 1st appearance of Gazook; 1st appearance of Earthman; 1st appearance of Gossamer; Dial “H’” for HeroBob Rozakis, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#35

  11/1/1982
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6 copies available from $0.98
 1st appearance of The Master; 1st appearance of Marauder; 1st appearance of Any Body; 1st appearance of The Fan; Dial “H’” for Hero; Masters of the Universe Bonus PreviewBob Rozakis, Paul Kupperberg, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, Howard Bender

#36

  12/1/1982
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6 copies available from $3.50
 1st appearance of Wiliam Wright; 1st appearance of Great Jupiter; 1st appearance of The Blade; 1st appearance of Chain Master; 1st appearance of Kaleidescope; 1st appearance of Visionary; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#37

  1/1/1983
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  $3.50
7 copies available from $0.75
 1st appearance of Silhouette; 1st appearance of Spyglass; 1st appearance of Jimmy Gymnastics; 1st appearance of Firecracker; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#38

  2/1/1983
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6 copies available from $1.75
 1st appearance of Trail Blazer; 1st appearance of Windrider; 1st appearance of Psi-Clone; Continued in Superman (1st Series) #381; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#39

  3/1/1983
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6 copies available from $2.75
 1st appearance of Rock & Roll; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#40

  4/1/1983
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8 copies available from $3.50
 1st appearance of Debbie Wallach; 1st appearance of Lisa Davis; 1st appearance of Genesis; 1st appearance of Kinetic Kid; 1st appearance of The Coil; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#41

  5/1/1983
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  $3.75
4 copies available from $2.75
 1st appearance of Glassman; 1st appearance of Ms. Muscle; 1st appearance of Oddballs; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#42

  6/1/1983
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4 copies available from $3.25
 1st appearance of Fire Devil; 1st appearance of X-Rayder; 1st appearance of Lavender Skywriter; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#43

  7/1/1983
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6 copies available from $2.50
 1st appearance of Golden Web; 1st appearance of The Pod; 1st appearance of Turnabout; 1st appearance of Spheror; 1st appearance of Raggedy Doll; 1st appearance of Fuzz-Ball; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#44

  8/1/1983
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8 copies available from $2.50
 1st appearance of The Swarm; 1st appearance of Power Pirate; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#45

  9/1/1983
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3 copies available from $2.25
 1st appearance of Sunburst (Takeo Sato); 1st appearance of The Wizard; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisAlex Saviuk, Howard Bender

#46

  10/1/1983
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3 copies available from $3.50
 1st appearance of Trouble Clef; 1st appearance of Venus the Flying Trap; 1st appearance of Hitpit; 1st appearance of Decibel; 1st appearance of Overseer; 1st appearance of Electron; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisAlex Saviuk, Howard Bender

#47

  11/1/1983
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  $3.75
4 copies available from $2.75
 1st appearance of Cableman; 1st appearance of Spyderr; 1st appearance of Serpentina; 1st appearance of Metalliferro; 1st appearance of Aurora; 1st appearance of Solar Dynamo; 1st appearance of Darkstar; 1st appearance of Trojan; 1st appearance of Titaness; 1st appearance of Blue Damsel Fly; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisAlex Saviuk, Howard Bender

#48

  12/1/1983
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  $2.50
7 copies available from $1.25
 1st appearance of Freeze Demon; 1st appearance of Shifter; 1st appearance of Purple Haze; 1st appearance of Napalm; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#49

  1/1/1984
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  $2.50
7 copies available from $1.50
 1st appearance of Shirkon of the Many Eyes; 1st appearance of Circumference; Dial “H’” for HeroPaul Kupperberg, E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender

#50

  2/1/1984
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  $3.25
7 copies available from $2.00
 1st appearance of Nylor Truggs; 1st appearance of Cyclone; 1st appearance of Landslide; 1st appearance of Smasher; 1st appearance of High Roller; 1st appearance of Magaton; 1st appearance of Wisp; 1st appearance of Blizzard; 1st appearance of Man-Mountain; Giant-size Anniversary IssuePaul KupperbergKeith Giffen, Kurt Schaffenberger

#51

  3/1/1984
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  $3.50
7 copies available from $2.50
 Reprints from Superman (1st Series) #362, 365, 366Bob RozakisKurt Schaffenberger

#52

  4/1/1984
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  $5.25
5 copies available from $3.50
  Paul KupperbergKurt Schaffenberger

#52 Mark Jewelers Insert Edition

  4/1/1984
  $0.75
  $5.25
No copies available
  Paul KupperbergKurt Schaffenberger

#53

  5/1/1984
  $0.75
  $8.00
6 copies available from $3.00
  Paul KupperbergKurt Schaffenberger

#54

  6/1/1984
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5 copies available from $2.00
 Final IssuePaul KupperbergKurt Schaffenberger