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Dial H For Hero

House of Mystery No. 156
January 1966
Cover: Robby Reed changing into Cometeer, Giantboy, and the Mole; Dial H vignette //Jim Mooney
Story: “Dial H For Hero” (14 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (first appearance and origin; becomes Giantboy, Cometeer, and the Mole in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed (Robby’s grandfather; first appearance), Mrs. Reed (his wife; first and only appearance), Bart, Joey, Miss Millie (first appearance for all)
Intro: Marlboro (only appearance)
Villain: Thunderbolt (a criminal organization), Mr. Thunder (Erick Bolton; real name revealed in issue #168; first appearance for all), Armour (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the first Dial H For Hero story.
Synopsis: A boy named Robby Reed finds a strange telephone-dial like device from another dimension in a cave and discovers that dialing the equivalent of the letters H-E-R-O transforms him into different super-heroes.

House of Mystery No. 157
March 1966
Cover: Super-Charge, Human Bullet, and Radar-Sonar Man vs. Thunderbolt; Robby Reed transforming into Super-Charge, Human Bullet, and Radar-Sonar Man (four vignettes) //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Marauders From Thunderbolt Island” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Super-Charge, Human Bullet, and Radar-Sonar Man in this story)
Supporting Characters: Robby’s grandparents, Bart, Joey, Miss Millie
Intro: Sergeant Swing (voice only; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Giantboy, Mole, Cometeer (in flashback)
Villains: Mr. Thunder (next appears as Moon Man in issue #168), Thunderbolt (next appear in issue #170)
Synopsis: Robby Reed turns into three new heroes to fight Thunderbolt when they put a super-computer to criminal uses.

House of Mystery No. 158
April 1966
Cover: Daffy Dagan (as Daffy the Great) vs. Robby Reed (as Quake-Master) //Jim Mooney
Story: “Dial ‘V’ For Villain” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Quake-Master and the Squid in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie, Bart, Joey
Villain: Daffy the Great (Daffy Dagan) and his gang (including Smike; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Robby Reed runs into stiff competition when a crook snatches his dial and uses it to transform him into a super-villain.

House of Mystery No. 159
June 1966
Cover: Robby Reed transforming into Hypno-Man, the Human Starfish, and Mighty Moppet to fight the Clay-Creep Clan //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Clay-Creep Clan” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Hypno-Man, Human Starfish, and Mighty Moppet in this story)
Supporting Characters: Bart, Joey
Villains: The Clay-Creep Clan (including the Clay King, Eddie Keller and Joey Burton), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Robby Reed’s super-hero selves are faced with enemies who can mold their pliable bodies into any shape.

House of Mystery No. 160
July 1966
Cover: Plastic Man, Giantboy, and King Kandy vs. crooks; Robby Reed (four vignettes) //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Wizard of Light” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Plastic Man, Giantboy, and King Kandy in this story)
Supporting Character: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie, Suzy (first appearance)
Intro: Ned (Robby’s cousin; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Hypno-Man, Mighty Moppet, Giantboy, Quake-Master, Mighty Moppet
Villains: The Wizard of Light (Dr. Drago) and his gang (including Cullen; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first appearance of Plastic Man in a DC comic, as an identity-form for Robby Reed, who refers to him as “that famous crime-fighting hero of years ago!”
Synopsis: Robby Reed becomes Giantboy, Plastic Man, and King Kandy to fight a villain who uses light-based weapons.

House of Mystery No. 161
September 1966
Cover: Hornet-Man vs. the Mummy and a plant-gorilla //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Mummy With Six Heads” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Magneto, Hornet-Man, and Shadow-Man in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie, Bart, Joey (last appearance for both)
Intro: Miss Benson (only appearance)
Villains: The Mummy (Joe Beket) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Three super-hero forms of Robby Reed must deal with a mummy-wrapped foe who wields ancient Egyptian magic.

House of Mystery No. 162
October 1966
Cover: Porcupine-Man vs. Future-Man //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Monster-Maker of Littleville” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Mr. Echo and Future-Man in this story)
Supporting Character: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie
Intro: Clyde Coombs, Mr. Brody (only appearance for both)
Villain: Prof. Nabor (aka Mr. Roban; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a strange smog causes people in Littleville to become monsters, Robby Reed’s super-hero forms investigate.

House of Mystery No. 163
December 1966
Cover: Castor stuck to flypaper, facing Baron Bug and his insects //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella?
Story: “Baron Bug and His Insect Army” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Castor and Pollux and King Coil in this story)
Supporting Character: Gramps Reed (voice only)
Villains: Baron Bug and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A villain who enlarges insects to do his bidding strikes at Littleville, and Robby Reed becomes the Castor and Pollux twins and King Coil to fight him.

House of Mystery No. 164
January 1967
Cover: Zip-Tide, Super-Nova, and Robby Robot vs. Dr. Cyclops //Jim Mooney
Story: “Dr. Cyclops, the Villain With the Doomsday Stare” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Zip Tide, Super-Nova, and Robby Robot in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie
Villain: Dr. Cyclops (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robby Reed dials up three new super-heroes to combat Dr. Cyclops, a villain with strange vision-powers.

House of Mystery No. 165
March 1967
Cover: Super-Hood vs. Whoozis, Whatsis, and Howsis //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Freak Super-Heroes” (14 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Whoozis, Whatsis, and Howzis in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie
Villains: Super-Hood (an android), Dr. Rigoro Mortis, Georgie Kraft, Archie and other hoods (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Most of this story takes place in Central City, home of the Flash.
    This issue also contains a two-page pin-up of Robby Reed’s super-hero forms.
Synopsis: When faced by a monstrous criminal android named Super-Hood, Robby Reed dials up three more heroes, all of whom have weird forms.

House of Mystery No. 166
April 1967
Cover: Yankee Doodle Kid vs. Cougar Man //Jim Mooney / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The King of the Curses” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Yankee Doodle Kid and Chief Mighty Arrow in this story)
Supporting Characters: Suzy
Intro: Prof. Morgan (only appearance)
Villain: The Cougar Man (Justine Mudd), Burke, Boss Madden and his gang (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A professor’s device causes legends to come to life, and when a gangster uses it to his advantage, Robby Reed’s super-hero forms intervene.

House of Mystery No. 167
June 1967
Cover: Muscle Man vs. Rainbow Raider and a crook //Carmine Infantino / Sid Greene?
Story: “The Fantastic Rainbow Raider” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Balloon Boy, Muscle Man, and Radar-Sonar Man in this story)
Villains: The Rainbow Raider (Dr. Quin) and his gang (including Monk; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Robby Reed encounters a villain who changes to all colors of the rainbow, with a different super-power for every color.

House of Mystery No. 168
July 1967
Cover: Hoopster vs. Moon-Man //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Marauding Moon Man” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Hoopster and Mole / Cometeer in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie, Suzy
Villains: Moon Man (formerly Mr. Thunder; last appearance in issue #157; last appearance)
Synopsis: The former Mr. Thunder gains lunar powers from a chemical explosion, and Robby Reed is now opposed by the Moon Man.

House of Mystery No. 169
September 1967
Cover: Toymaster vs. Gem Girl and Astro //Jim Mooney
Story: “The Terrible Toymaster” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Velocity Kid and Astro in this story)
Supporting Character: Suzy (becomes Gem Girl in this story)
Villain: The Toymaster and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Suzy learns Robby Reed’s secret and uses his dial to become a super-heroine when a new menace, the Toymaster, comes to town.

House of Mystery No. 170
October 1967
Cover: Baron Buzz-Saw saving ship from flying torpedo //Jim Mooney
Story: “Thunderbolt’s Secret Weapon” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Baron Buzz-Saw, Don Jaun, and Sphinx-Man in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gramps Reed, Miss Millie (last appearance)
Intro: Albert, Martha (only appearance for both)
Villains: Thunderbolt (last appearance in issue #157; last appearance), WHRRR (a computer; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Thunderbolt reappears to steal a super-computer on board a ship, and Robby Reed dials up heroes to defeat them.

House of Mystery No. 171
December 1967
Cover: Go-Go vs. microbe monsters //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Micro-Monsters” (13 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes King Viking, Go-Go, and Whirl-I-Gig in this story)
Villains: Doc Morhar and his gang (including Carr), microbe monsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A scientific mishap causes Robby Reed (in super-hero form) and the foes he is fighting to shrink to microscopic size, in which state they are menaced by microbes.

House of Mystery No. 172
January-February 1968
Cover: Chief Mighty Arrow and Wingy vs. giant octopus //Frank Springer (signed)
Story: “Monsters From the H-Dial” (12 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Chief Mighty Arrow, “Pendulum Man”, and the Human Solar Mirror in this story)
Supporting Character: Suzy (last appearance)
Intro: Wingy (a flying horse; only appearance)
Villain: Jim (becomes several monsters in this story; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Whenever Robby Reed uses his H-Dial, monsters pop up to battle him.

House of Mystery No. 173
March-April 1968
Cover: Split-face “good / evil” Robby Reed //Jack Sparling
Story: “Revolt of the H-Dial” (12 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:  Dave Wood?
Artist: Sal Trapani
Feature Character: Robby Reed (becomes Gill Man, the Human Icicle, and Strata Man in this story; next appears in PLASTIC MAN #13)
Supporting Character: Gramps Reed (last appearance)
Villains: The Speed Boys (Throttle, Sonic, and an unnamed partner; first and only appearance for all; not to be confused with the villains in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #67)
Comment: Some time after this story, Robby Reed battles Plastic Man in PLASTIC MAN #13, then battles Shirkon and is split into the Wizard and the Master, as shown in flashback in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #49, then fights Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the Guardian, and the Newsboy Legion in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194.
Synopsis: Robby Reed uses his H-Dial to turn himself into new heroes to fight the Speed Boys.  The only problem is, he keeps using his powers as a villain.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 272
February 1981
Cover: Futura, Moth, Mega Boy, and Sunspot flying off pages of designs //Carmine Infantino / Bob Smith (signed)
Comment: The above cover is an interior page done for the special Dial H For Hero insert.
Story: “Who Are the Heroes?”  (14 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte, Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Christopher (Chris) King (first appearance and origin; becomes the Moth and Mega Boy in this story), Vicki Grant (first appearance and origin; becomes Futura and Sunspot in this story; both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #479)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Roger Dunbar, Bradford (Brad) Mann (first appearance for all; all next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #479), Gary King (first appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #481)
Intro: Horace Whittiker (in flashback; only appearance), the Flying Buttress, GLUNK (Galactic Logistic Unit for Navigation and Knowlege; first appearance for both; both next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491)
Comment: All heroes and villains in this series, plus many clothing designs and other items, were designed by readers.
Synopsis: Two teenagers, Chris King and Vicki Grant, discover two “timepieces” with the letters H-E-R-O on them, and learn that dialing those letters can cause them to become super-heroes.

Adventure Comics No. 479
March 1981
Cover: Chris King changing into unknown hero and Doomster and Vicki Grant transforming into unknown heroine and Grasshopper over pile of letters //Carmine Infantino / Bob Smith (signed)
Story: “To Save a World” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Mega Boy and Color Commando in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Sunspot and Ice in this story; last appearance for both in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272)
Supporting Characters: Roger Dunbar (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272)
Other Characters: Flying Buttress, GLUNK (last appearance for both in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272; last appearance for both)
Villains: Gordanians (in flashback), three robots (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment:  Story continues from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272.
Synopsis: The Flying Buttress enlists the two new Dial H wielders to help him retrieve three control cylinders his world needs to survive, but they must battle Gordanian robots to do so.

Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes the Doomster and the Composite Man in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Grasshopper and Twilight in this story)
Supporting Character: Greg King (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272), Roger Dunbar, Richard Wilder (first appearance)
Intro: Charlie, Harry (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Silver Fog (first appearance), the Red Death (Hal Kramer; first and only appearance)
Comment: The Silver Fog was created by science fiction author Harlan Ellison.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki transform into new heroes to counter the Silver Fog and the Red Death.

Story: “As the Silver Fog Rolls In” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Captain Electron in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Windsong in this story)
Supporting Characters: Frannie Nash, Glinda Parks (first appearance for both), Brad Mann, Liz King (last appearance for both in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272), Greg King
Villain: The Silver Fog (next appears in ?)
Synopsis: As Captain Electron and Windsong, Chris and Vicki attempt to nab the Silver Fog, not knowing the latter is in search of a means to save his life.

Adventure Comics No. 480
April 1981
Cover: Thunder Axe vs. Star Flare over classroom containing Vicki Grant //Carmine Infantino / Steve Mitchell (signed)
Story: “The Riddle of the Sphinx” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Mister Mystical in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Molecular Maiden in this story)
Supporting Characters: Claudia Pruit, Mr. Dash (first appearance for both), Glinda Parks, Brad Mann
Intro: The Sphinx (only appearance)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki, as Mr. Mystical and Molecular Maiden, encounter the Sphinx, a space traveller in search of a way back home.

Story: “Thunder Over Fairfax” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Star Flare in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Hypno Girl in this story)
Supporting Characters: James Grant, Samantha Grant (Vicki’s parents; first appearance for both), Greg King, Claudia Pruit (last appearance), Roger Dunbar, Glinda Parks, Brad Mann
Intro: Roger (only appearance)
Villains: Thunder Axe and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Vicki’s parents are kidnapped by the super-criminal Thunder Axe, and she and Chris dial up two new heroes to save them.
   
Story: “The Circus Psycho” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Solar Flare and the Wrangler in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Midnight Wisp and Strato-Girl in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann, Glinda Parks, Roger Dunbar, Frannie Nash
Intro: Mark Gilroy (only appearance)
Villain: Battering Ram (Hogan; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A carny star, Battering Ram, vows vengeance on the circus that fired him, necessitating the two Dial H heroes to take a hand.

Adventure Comics No. 481
May 1981
Cover: Volcano, Stellar, and Largo; Chris King and Vicki Grant vignettes //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Night of a Thousand Dooms” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Goldman in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Goldgirl and Alchemiss in this story)
Supporting Characters: Sarah James (first appearance), Brad Mann, Frannie Nash, Greg King, Liz King, Gary King (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #272)
Intro: Pat, Jack, Henry Faber (only appearance for all), Martha Winters
Comment: Story continues in the next story.
Synopsis: Vicki Grant changes into a superheroine to try and stem a flood in Fairfax, but finds she cannot save a woman who doesn’t want to be saved.

Story: “Self-Destructress” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes the Sixth Sensor in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Dimension Girl in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gary King
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Winters (only appearance)
Villain: Aquarians, Largo (first appearance for all), the Destructress (Martha Winters; last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next story.
Synopsis: Martha Winters is given super-powers by the alien Aquarians to use against the Earth, but is confronted by two of the Dial H heroes instead.

Story: “The Assault of the Aquarian Attackers” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Volcano in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Stellar in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gary King, Liz King, Greg King, Sarah James (last appearance)
Villains: Aquarians, Largo (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki transform into Volcano and Stellar to fight Largo, greatest of the Aquarian invaders.

Adventure Comics No. 482
June 1981
Cover: Chris King and Vicki Grant becoming Dragonfly and the Cardinal //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “There’ll Be Some Interchanges Made” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Mr. Thin and Anti-Man in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Ultra Girl and Starlet in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann, Roger Dunbar, Greg King, Frannie Nash, Glinda Parks, Prof. Thaddeus Oxford (first appearance; first name revealed in issue #486)
Villain: Interchange (Dr. Hans Metis; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A villain with metamorphic powers threatens Washington, D. C., and Chris and Vicki try out new heroic forms to stop him.

Story: “By the Light of the Silversmith” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Denis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Dragonfly), Vicki Grant (becomes the Cardinal in this story)
Supporting Characters: Glinda Parks, Frannie Nash, Greg King,
Villain: Silversmith (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki face Silversmith, a villain with the power to encase foes in silver.

Story: “Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Teleman in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Aniwoman in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Roger Dunbar, Glinda Parks, Frannie Nash, Prof. Thaddeus Oxford
Villains: The HIVE (between NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #? / ?), Blade Master (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Two new heroes dialed up by Chris and Vicki tackle the Blade Master, an assassin hired to kill Professor Oxford.

Adventure Comics No. 483
July 1981
Cover: Wildebeest and pictures of Echo, Zeep, Ariel, White, Black, Music Master, and Gladiator //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Games Villains Play” (12 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Zeep, Lightmaster, Molecule Man, and Music Master in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Thumbelina, Tiarra Star, Matter Girl, and Echo in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Gary King, Brad Mann, Mr. Mann, Martha Mann (first and only appearance for last two; Brad’s parents)
Intro: Farrigutt (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Joker (in flashback)
Villains: The Gamesmaster (Gary Ames) and his gang (including Bruno (dies in this story) and Petey; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After Chris King’s father is wounded by a villain called the Gamesmaster, Chris dials up another hero-form in search of vengeance.

Story: “Beware the Wildebeest, My Son” (12 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Gladiator and White in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Ariel and Black in this story)
GS: King Faraday (last appearance in BATMAN #335; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #13)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Gary King, Roger Dunbar, Frannie Nash
Intro: Harold Kane, Mrs. Strickly (only appearance)
Villains: The Wildebeest (first appearance; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (2nd series) #?), the Vipers (including Rick Strong; first appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Wildebeest, a hunter of endangered animal species, comes to America to poach in a game preserve, and secret agent King Faraday recruits the Dial H heroes to fight him.

Adventure Comics No. 484
August 1981
Cover: Steadfast and Rainbow facing Mr. Negative; vignettes of Emerald Tiger, Vibro, Waspman, Weather Witch, and Bounty Hunter //George Perez (signed)
Story: “Blood Money” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Waspman and Vibro in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Weather Witch and Emerald Tiger in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Gary King, Glinda Parks, Frannie Nash, Brad Mann
Intro: Wes Doric, Archie Drudge, a bum (dies in this story)
Villains: The Bounty Hunter (first appearance; dies in this story), the Pupil (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Manelli (first and only appearance), the Vipers, the Master (Robby Reed; last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194; revealed in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #49)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki must assume new heroic forms to stop the Bounty Hunter, a costumed vigilante, from killing a mobster.

Story: “Mr. Negative” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Steadfast in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Rainbeaux in this story)
Intro: Mr. Negative (Archie Drudge; last appearance), Hal, Joe, Charlie (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A ray changes Archie Drudge into Mr. Negative, whose power of inducing depression causes him to become a Pied Piper for a suicidal populance.

Adventure Comics No. 485
September 1981
Cover: Master and Evil Eight vs. Hydra and Lumino //George Perez
Story: “The Evil Eight” (chapter 1; 8 pages)
    Chapter 2: “No Freedom For Fairfax” (8 pages)
    Chapter 3: “In Final Combat” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inkers: Dennis Jensen (pgs. 1-8), Frank Chiaramonte (pgs. 9-16), Larry Mahlstedt (pgs. 17-24)
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Gravity Boy, Blast Boy, Electrostatic, and Lumino), Vicki Grant (becomes Hummingbird, Hydra, Hyptella, and Sonic)
GA:   Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Gary King, Roger Dunbar, Brad Mann
Other Character: President Ronald Reagan of Earth-One
Intro: Murphy (a policeman; only appearance)
Villains: The Master (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44), the Evil Eight (Chondak, Ice King, Piledriver, Maniak, Phantasm, K-9, Arsenal, and the Familiar; first and only appearance for all), the Vipers (including Rick; last appearance for all)
Comment: The Master claims in this story that he killed the maker of the H-Dials, though that is not accurate.
Synopsis: The Master and his team of super-villains, the Evil Eight, trap Fairfax within a force field, and only the Dial H heroes can save the city.

Adventure Comics No. 486
October 1981
Cover: Grockk and Firegirl vs. Brimstone and Sulphur //George Perez (signed)
Story: “Hell On Earth” (chapter 1; 8 pages)
    Chapter 2: “Fear Over Fairfax” (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Enlarger Man and Sulphur in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Puma and Sulphur in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Prof. Thaddeus Oxford (last appearance), Brad Mann, Roger Dunbar
Villains: Grockk, Firegirl (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Two villains apparently from the pits of Hades attack the city, and Chris and Vicki must summon new hero-forms to combat them.

Story: “Here Come the Heroes” (2 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Chris King, Vicki Grant (in flashback to LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #272; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Bradford Mann, Roger Dunbar (both in flashback)
Comment: This two-page story retells the origin of Chris King and Vicki Grant as the Dial H heroes.

Story: “The Plight of the Flight Pirate” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Vicki Grant (becomes Sparrow Hawk in this story)
Supporting Characters: James Grant, Samantha Grant (last appearance for both), Greg King
Villain: The Sky Raider (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Vicki Grant goes into solo action as Sparrow Hawk to help capture the Sky Raider, a flying thief who has stolen a Rembrant from her father.

Adventure Comics No. 487
November 1981
Cover: Avatar vs. Crimson Star; Radiator vs. Kismet (two vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “To Die Twice, In Fire and Ice” (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Avatar in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Kismet in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann, Frannie Nash, Glinda Parks (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #29), Mr. Dash (last appearance), Gary King
Intro: Dr. R. D. Walsh (only appearance)
Villains: The Crimson Star, the Radiator (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki encounter two new villains, one of whom wants to sabotage a rocket.

Story: “To Charm a Serpent” (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: George Kashdan
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Wind Rider and Psi-Fire in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Plant Mistress and Sea Mist in this story)
Supporting Character: Greg King
Villain: Snakeman (Prof. Ralston; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A giant serpent threatens Fairfax, but Chris and Vicki find that it is a transformed human and must save him from those who wish to destroy him.

Adventure Comics No. 488
December 1981
Cover: The Jinx’s hands holding photos of Moonlight, Pixie, Captain Saturn, Harp, Ragnarok, and Vicki Grant and Chris King becoming Snowball and Oxide //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “J--As In Jinx and Jeopardy” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Oxide, Ragnarok, and Captain Saturn in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Harp, the Pixie, and Snowball in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann
Intro: Commander Lockheed, Mr. Wilder
Cameo appearance: Ronald Reagan
Villains: The Jinx, Cancero, Jelly Woman (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki encounter three villains, one of whom has the power of a jinx.

Story: “Tender Poison” (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: George Kashdan
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Moonlight and Mental Man in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Glass Lass in this story)
Supporting Characters: Roger Dunbar, Brad Mann, Greg King
Villain: Belladonna (Angela Wainwright; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The two Dial H’ers contend with a villainess whose poisonous powers are directed against what she claims is a polluting company.

Adventure Comics No. 489
January 1982
Cover: Marionette vs. Gemstone and the Weaver; vignettes of Unicorn, unidentified hero, Frosty, Blue Biker, Neon, Queen of Hearts, Multi-Force, the Weaver, and Phase Master //Ross Andru / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Proof, the Whole Proof, and Nothing But the Proof” (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Neon, Phase Master, and Multi-Force in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Unicorn, Queen of Hearts, and Blue Biker in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Gary King
Intro: Mr. Berger (only appearance)
Villains: Tsunami, Distortionex (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki defeat two villains as one set of heroes, but face a problem when Detective King asks them to testify in court against their foes, since they cannot repeat their hero-forms.

Story: “Who’s Pulling the Strings?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Pierre Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Gemstone and Hasty Pudding in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Weaver and Frosty in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #29), Frannie Nash (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #31), Roger Dunbar (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #33), Mrs. Roman (first appearance; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #29)
Villains: The Marionette (first appearance; dies in this story), the Controller (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki hit their dials to deal with the menace of the Marionette.

Adventure Comics No. 490
February 1982
Cover: Radarman and Tempest passing through Abyss and changing into Stuntmaster and Starburst //George Perez / Smith (signed)
Story: “Into the Abyss” (chapter 1; 6 pages)
    Chapter 2: “The Other Side of Nowhere” (13 pages)
    Chapter 3: “Battle of the Abyss” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writers: E. Nelson Bridwell (chapters 1, 3), Bob Rozakis (chapter 2)
Pencillers: Carmine Infantino (chapters 1, 3), Howard Bender (chapter 2)
Inkers: Larry Mahlstedt (chapters 1, 3), Rodin Rodriquez (chapter 2)
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Radarman, Stuntmaster, Shadow Master, Centaurus, Deflecto,  Worm Man, Spectro, Air Master, Sting, Attacker, Galaxy, and Topsy-Turvy in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Tempest, Starburst, Spinning Jenny, and Scylla in this story; both next appear in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #28)
Supporting Characters: Greg King (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #30), Elizabeth King (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #31), Gary King (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #34)
Villains: The Squid, the Abyss, Blackjack, the Serpent (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Chris King and Vicki Grant team with Superman to battle the Master in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki tackle a villain called the Squid and his partner, the Abyss, a living gateway between worlds.
 
New Adventures of Superboy No. 28
April 1982
Story: “The Senses-Taker Comes To Town” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Bob Rozakis
Scripter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes the Red Devil in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Monarch in this story; last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44)
Supporting Character: Nick Stevens (first appearance)
Villain: The Senses-Taker (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki go against a villain with the power to steal senses.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 29
May 1982
Story: “The Record-Breaking Debut of the Disc Jockey” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Tar-Man in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Miss Hourglass in this story)
Supporting Characters: Brad Mann, Mrs. Roman (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #489), Glinda Parks (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #487)
Villain: The Disc Jockey (Lou Yagger; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A villain riding a giant flying record player comes to Fairfax, and Chris and Vicki must dial up some heroes to deal with him.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 30
June 1982
Story: “The Disc Jockey’s Final Fling” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Mr. Opposite in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Miss Hourglass in this story)
Supporting Character: Greg King (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #490)
Villain: The Disc Jockey (last appearance)
Synopsis: As Mr. Opposite and Miss Hourglass, Chris and Vicki stop the Disc Jockey’s destructive caper.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 31
July 1982
Story: “Thievery By Whitefire” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Power Punch in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Sirocco in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #490), Glinda Parks, Frannie Nash (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #489), Walt (first appearance)
Villains: Whitefire and his gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki go up against Whitefire, a villain who transports to his own dimension objects and people from Earth’s dimension--including Chris’s dad.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 32
August 1982
Story: “Un-Dial ‘H’ For Hero” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Power Punch in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Sirocco in this story)
Supporting Character: Greg King
Villains: Whitefire and his gang (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Vicki Grant learns that, under a white sun, she has no super-powers as Sirocco but does as her normal self.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 33
September 1982
Story: “Lights! Camera!  Destruction!”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Penciller: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Cold Wave in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Infra-Red and Ultra-Violet in this story)
Supporting Characters: Glinda Parks, Roger Dunbar (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #489)
Intro: Sherri Lancer, Billy (only appearance)
Villain: The Naiad (Diana Lyon; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki must battle a water-based villainess, the Naiad, who seeks revenge on a movie star.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 34
October 1982
Story: “Water, Water, Everywhere, and Every Drop a Fright” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Earthman in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Gossamer in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Gary King (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #490)
Intro: Mel Burnley, Sheriff Amos Moss
Other Character: Sherri Lancer
Villain: The Naiad
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: When the neighboring town of Pittstown is endangered by Naiad’s water-monsters, Chris and Vicki become super-heroes to battle them.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 35
November 1982
Story: “Who’s Who Among Heroes and Villains” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Earthman and Any-Body in this story) , Vicki Grant (becomes Gossamer and the Fan in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Gary King
Other Characters: Sherri Lancer, Sheriff Amos Moss, Mel Burnley (last appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Superman (as a disguise for Chris King)
Villain: The Naiad, the Marauder (first appearance), the Master (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki must dial up new heroes to fight the Naiad and the Marauder, a pawn of the Master who frees the villainess from jail.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 36
December 1982
Story: “Heroes Aren’t Born--They’re Dialed” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Tim Harkins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Any-Body in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Fan and the Visionary in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Gary King
Villains: The Naiad, the Marauder (last appearance for both), the Master (becomes Great Jupiter in this story), the Blade, Kaleidoscope, the Chain Master (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Captured by the Master, Chris loses his H-Dial to the villain, who dials himself into a heroic identity.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 37
January 1983
Story: “You Can’t Tell the Heroes Without an H-Dial” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Jimmy Gymnastic in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Visionary and Spyglass in this story)
Villains: The Master (as Great Jupiter), the Blade, Kaleidoscope, the Chain Master (last appearance for last three), the Silhouette, the Firecracker (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki must battle Great Jupiter while Chris has no super-powers.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 39
February 1983
Story: “Gone With What Wind?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes the Trail Blazer in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Psi-Clone in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Walt, Elizabeth King, Gary King, Nick Stevens
Intro: Gabriel Quentin, Don, Porter (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Silhouette, the Windrider (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A new villain, the Windrider, appears in town, and Chris and Vicki dial up new heroes--who look just like the characters Nick Stevens draws in his sketchbook.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 39
March 1983
Story: “Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Rock in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Roll in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King, Elizabeth King, Gary King, Roger Dunbar, Nick Stevens Intro: Roy (only appearance)
Villains: The Master, the Silhouette, Istanbul Frankie Perkins (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Chris and Vicki dial up the heroes Rock and Roll to deal with an emergency, then Vicki finds she cannot undial her heroic identity.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 40
April 1983
Story: “The Coil’s Car-Napping Caper” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Kinetic Kid in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Genesis in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens, Greg King
Villains: The Coil (first and only appearance), the Silhouette
Synopsis: As Kinetic Kid and Genesis, Chris and Vicki fight the Coil after the villain kidnaps Det. Greg King.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 41
May 1983
Story: “Shadowplay” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Bob LeRose
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Glassman in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Ms. Muscle in this story)
Supporting Characters: Greg King (last appearance), Elizabeth King, Gary King 
Intro: Hubert Hess (only appearance)
Villains: The Silhouette
Synopsis: The Silhouette takes control of billionaire Hubert Hess’s fortune and incriminates Greg King, but doesn’t reckon on the interference of Chris and Vicki’s heroic identities.
New Adventures of Superboy No. 42
June 1983
Story: “The Devil You Say” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Andrews
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes X-Rayder in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes the Lavender Sky-Writer in this story)
Supporting Characters: Frannie Nash, Brad Mann, Glinda Parks, Roger Dunbar (last appearance for all), Nick Stevens
Intro: Ben, Jim, Joni (only appearance for all)
Villains: Firedevil (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Fenwick Herman (first and only appearance), the Master
Synopsis: During a masquerade at a comics shop, Chris and Vicki must handle a demonic villain who wants to burn the shop and its contents down.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 43
July 1983
Story: “Web of Nightmare” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Spheror and Fuzz-Ball in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Turnabout and Raggedy Doll in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens
Villains: The Pod, the Golden Web (first appearance for both), the Master, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Nick Stevens is kidnapped by the Master, who wants to know why characters the youth has been creating have been coming to life in Fairfax.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 44
August 1983
Story: “Dream a Deadly Dream For Me” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Puff-Ball in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Raggedy Doll in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens (learns Chris’s and Vicki’s secret identities in this story)
Villains: The Master, Golden Web, the Pod (last appearance for last two), the Swarm, Power Pirate (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: As two seemingly useless super-heroes, Chris and Vicki must fight the Master’s minions to save Nick Stevens.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 45
September 1983
Story: “Dial ‘O’ For Origin” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King, Vicki Grant
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens, Gary King, Elizabeth King (last appearance for last two)
Cameo appearance: Futura (in flashback)
Intro: The Wizard (part of Robby Reed’s split persona; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #48)
Villain: The Master (in flashback to issue #48)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Nick Stevens deduces a way to uncover the secret origins of Chris’s and Vicki’s H-Dials, and both witness a past battle between the Master and a super-hero called the Wizard.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 46
October 1983
Story: “To Find the Master” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Trouble Clef in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Venus the Flying Trap in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens
Villains: The Master, Hitpin, Decibel, Electron, the Overseer (first and only appearance of last four), Metalliferro, Darkstar, Spyderr, Titaness, Solar Dynamo, Trojan, Blue Damsel Fly, Serpentina, Cableman (first appearance of all nine)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Chris, Vicki, and Nick storm the Master’s hideout and come face-to-face with a group of super-villains.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 47
November 1983
Story: “The Master’s Plan” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King (becomes Trouble Clef in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Venus the Flying Trap in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nick Stevens
Villains: The Master, Metalliferro, Darkstar, Spyderr, Titaness, Solar Dynamo, Trojan, Blue Damsel Fly, Serpentina, Cableman
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: As Trouble Clef and Venus the Flying Trap, Chris and Vicki (with their friend Nick) battle a super-powered army of the Master’s villains.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 48
December 1983
Story: “Master-Stroke” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King, Vicki Grant, Nick Stevens (becomes the Shifter, the Purple Haze, Freeze-Demon, and Napalm in this story)
Villains: The Master, Titaness, Aurora, ? (last appearance for last three)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Nick Stevens H-Dials up some heroic identities to free himself, Chris, and Vicki from the Master.  But the villain, after finding nothing within the H-Dial he has stolen which could make it work, recaptures the three heroes in an effort to learn who he is and why he wants the dials.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 49
January 1984
Story: “Farewell To the Master” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Shelley Eiber
Feature Characters: Chris King, Vicki Grant, Nick Stevens (all three next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
GS: The Master (revealed as Robby Reed; no longer a villain as of this story; also appears in flashback, between PLASTIC MAN #20 and SUPERMAN FAMILY #194; becomes Circumference and the Wizard in flashback; origin retold in flashback; last appearance), the Wizard (merges with the Master in this story)
Cameo appearances: Giantboy, Plastic Man, Balloon Boy, Mole, Human Starfish, Whatsis, Radar-Sonar Man, Super-Charge, King Kandy, Whoozis, Howzis, Mighty Moppet, Human Bullet, Quake-Master, the Squid, Hypno-Man, Magneto, Hornet-Man, Shadow-Man, Mr. Echo, Future-Man, Zip-Tide, King Viking, Chief Mighty Arrow, and other Robby Reed heroes, various Chris King and Vicki Grant heroes (all in flashback)
Villain: Shirkon (in flashback; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Sometime after this story, Chris, Vicki, and Nick make a brief appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12, their last appearance.
Synopsis: Chris, Vicki, and Nick learn the secret of the Master when he merges with the Wizard, and is revealed to be the original H-Dialer, Robby Reed.