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Adventure Comics No. 221
February 1956
Cover: Superboy, Martha Kent, and Jonathan Kent remembering a Superbaby episode //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Babe of Steel” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #46; also appears as Superbaby; check Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Fred Bolton, Stella Bolton (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Clark Kent’s old babysitters make a return visit to Smallville and are convinced that Clark performed super-deeds as a baby and is really Superboy.

Adventure Comics No. 222
March 1956
Cover: Superboy playing tug-of-war with six opponents as Lana Lang examines similar photo //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s Repeat Performance” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #47)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent
Intro: Mr. Powers (only appearance)
Comment: The newspapers Lana Lang consults on page 7 are dated from 1953 to 1955.
Synopsis: A freak occurrence impels Superboy to repeat the deeds he did exactly a year ago when he hears a chime.
 

Superboy No. 47
March 1956
Cover: Superboy and Superman flying towards each other  //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “Clark Kent’s Best Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #222)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Billy Todd (only appearance)
Villain: A bully (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent thinks he has found a new best friend, until the youth seems to be intent on proving he is Superboy.

Story: “The 100 Grand Question” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy
Villains: Hijack Hilton, Slug, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy horns in on a criminal quiz program and opts to participate to put its creator out of business.

Story: “Superboy Meets Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #223)
Cameo appearances: Superman, Lois Lane (in a dream)
Comment: Since several stories (such as JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63) have established that Superboy or Superman cannot meet himself in the past (it results in his past-self being catapulted into the time-period Superboy or Superman’s future self has just left), this story probably is a dream, as suggested therein.   Superboy has already met Lois Lane and has worked briefly at the Daily Planet, so it is possible for him to dream of them.
 This story establishes that Metropolis was founded as early as 1702 or 1707.
Synopsis: Clark Kent goes to sleep while researching Metropolis history and dreams he travels in time to meet himself in the future as Superman.

Adventure Comics No. 223
April 1956
Cover: Superboy changing into Hercules, Jr. //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Hercules, Junior” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #47 / 48; also appears in flashback to a year earlier)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang (in flashback)
Intro: Captain Neptoone (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy poses as Hercules, Junior to go a good turn for a proud sea captain.

Superboy No. 48
April 1956
Cover: Clark Kent in class in which everyone but him wears a Superboy costume //Curt Swan / Ray Burnley
Story: “Dad Kent’s Delusions” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #223)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Villain: Blackmarket Bolton (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a dose of radiation scrambles Pa Kent’s mind, he believes that Superboy and Clark Kent are two different persons and that Superboy has kidnapped his son.

Story: “Lana Lang’s Super Powers” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang, Alvin Lang (Lana’s brother; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To protect his secret identity, Superboy concocts a ruse in which it appears that Martians have given super-powers to Clark Kent, Lana Lang, and Lana’s brother Alvin.

Story: “The Boy Without a Super-Suit” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #224)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mayor Horace Higgins
Intro: Miss Adams, Tom (only appearance for both)
Comment: This story reveals that Clark Kent’s adoptive grandfather on his mother’s side is still alive at this time.
Synopsis: Clark Kent returns from a vacation at his grandfather’s home to discover that every student in Smallville is wearing a Superboy uniform, except him.

Adventure Comics No. 224
May 1956
Cover: Superboy and Martha Kent watching Jonathan Kent, in Superboy suit, carry refrigerator //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Pa Kent, Superman” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #48)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Jeb Harris, Dr. Greene, George Wright (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent is accidentally struck by lightning while wearing a Superman uniform, and all of Smallville--including Superboy--must play along with his delusion that he is a Superman.

Adventure Comics No. 225
June 1956
Cover: Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Bird With Super-Powers” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Alvin Schwartz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #49)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Chief Douglas Parker (first appearance?; last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #23 (2)), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Socrates (a super-mynah bird), a convict (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A mynah bird gains super-powers and human-level intelligence by drinking water polluted by a Kryptonite meteor and, when taken to Smallville, begins making trouble for Superboy.

Superboy No. 49
June 1956
Cover: Superboy and Metallo building dwelling on asteroid //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “The Loneliest Boy In Town” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #225)
Intro: Freddy Parker, Captain Joe Parker
Villains: Three crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story was adapted for the unsold Superboy TV pilot.
Synopsis: Freddy Parker thinks his father, who works as a doorman at a Smallville movie theater, is a “nobody” until he helps Superboy track down three robbers.

Story: “Lana Lang’s Secret Identity” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Sarah Lang
Villains:  A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lana Lang wins a toothpaste contest in which she is to receive her weight in gold, but insists on keeping her identity secret.

Story: “Metallo of Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #226)
Intro: Metallo (a robot; destroyed in this story; not to be confused with the Metallo introduced in ACTION COMICS #252)
Synopsis: Superboy is marooned on an asteroid by a cloud of Kryptonite dust, and finds the only other inhabitant is a Kryptonian robot.

Adventure Comics No. 226
July 1956
Cover: Lana Lang and others watching Superboy and Peter Pan statue flying //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s Flying Rivals” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #49 / 50)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in issue #220; next appears in SUPERBOY #51)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Cameo appearances: Icarus, Mercury, Peter Pan (in flashback or as statues)
Villains: Prof. Moulton, Monk, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Prof. Moulton is named after Charles Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman.
Synopsis: Superboy is stymied by crooks who fly through the air with help from statues of famous flyers of the past.
 
Superboy No. 50
July 1956
Cover: Giant Superboy catching falling plane //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Boy Who Stole Superboy’s Identity” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #226)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Sam Ewell, Dick Ewell, Fred Haskins (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To repay Jonathan Kent for a great favor, Sam Ewell has his son Dick pose as Clark Kent to win an All-Around Boy contest.

Story: “There Is No Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Bull Hogan and his gang (including Crusher; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent remembers how, early in his Superboy career, he faced a crook who didn’t believe that the Boy of Steel existed.

Story: “The Super Giant of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #227)
Supporting character: Lana Lang
Intro: Professor Tinker (only appearance)
Synopsis: To convince Professor Tinker to work on experiments useful to mankind, Superboy makes him believe his “titan tonic” has turned the Boy of Steel into a giant.

Adventure Comics No. 227
August 1956
Cover: Superboy receiving gifts from Lana Lang and other Smallville citizens //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Good Samaritan of Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #50; also appears in flashbacks to indeterminate times)
Supporting Characters: Mayor Horace Higgins
Intro: Thad Becker, Charles Todd, Walter Wright, Emma Wright, Hiram Otis, John Thackery (only appearance for all)
Comment: Part of this story takes place in Midvale, future home of Supergirl.
Synopsis: During Smallville’s Good Samaritan Award competition, Superboy finds himself being thanked for good deeds he cannot remember having done.

Adventure Comics No. 228
September 1956
Cover: Clark Kent being held back from fire by a bodyguard //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Clark Kent’s Bodyguard” (10 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #50; next appears in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appear in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84)
Intro: A bodyguard, Willie, Wilbur (only appearance for all)
Villains: Stevens, Marden (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy meets young Bruce Wayne, as shown in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84.
Synopsis: A bodyguard is assigned to protect Clark Kent until he can testify at a trial, which puts a crimp in Superboy’s operations.

Superboy No. 51
September 1956
Cover: Superboy flying over crowd holding Superboy money  //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “The Secret Lives of Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #71; also appears as Superbaby in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for both in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84; both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang
Villain: Lefty Collins (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Ma Kent accidentally drops off a box full of Superboy mementos at the Smallville Community Center, she endangers Superboy’s secret identity.

Story: “My Super-Pet, Krypto” (6 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #226; next appears in issue #56; origin retold in this story)
Comment: This is Krypto’s first appearance in SUPERBOY.
 Superboy’s and Krypto’s first encounter with Solar Boy, as shown in flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #269, probably happens after this story.
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy is felled by a Kryptonite meteor, he sends Krypto off to perform tasks in his stead.  Later, Krypto figures out a way to free his master, and does so.

Story: “The Super-Money of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #229)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Captain Jackson (only appearance)
Synopsis: To raise $25,000 for Kidland, Superboy has “money” printed up showing what services he will perform for the bearer, for a fee.

Adventure Comics No. 229
October 1956
Cover: Superboy leading Jonathan and Martha Kent through tunnel away from their burning home //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The End of the Kent Family” (10 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #51 / 52)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Millie Trent, Billie Trent (only appearance for both)
Comment: This story is recycled in SUPERBOY #137.
Synopsis: When their home is destroyed by a meteor, supposedly with them in it, Superboy and his foster parents are forced to adopt new identities and move to another town.

Superboy No. 52
October 1956
Cover: Superboy watching Power Boy keep two cars from crashing //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “The Heroine of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #229)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Villain: Slippery Smith (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A magic amulet seems to give Lana Lang the power to hear spirit voices that alert her to impending danger.

Story: “The Power-Boy From Earth” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro and origin: Power-Boy (Zarl Vorne; only appearance)
Intro: Power-Boy’s parents (in flashback; both die in this story), Ma and Pa Vorne (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superboy meets Power-Boy, an Earthboy who has super-powers on the civilized asteroid of Juno, and befriends him...only to learn that he must leave him forever or endanger his life.

Story: “The Super-Robot” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #230)
Intro: A Superboy robot, Pop Peabody (first and only appearance for both)
Villains: Silky, Monk (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When two swindlers palm off an inefficient Superboy robot on a sculptor, the real Boy of Steel steps in to help out the victim and teach the crooks a lesson.

Adventure Comics No. 230
November 1956
Cover: Superboy //Curt Swan / Ray Burnley
Story: “The Secret of the Flying Horse” (10 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #52)
Intro: A Horsian (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy encounters a super-powered intelligent horse from another world whose spaceship runs on Kryptonite.
 

Superboy No. 53
December 1956
Cover: Superman, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent watching TV program about Superboy //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “The Suit of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #230)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent
Intro: Miguel (only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy loses his costume again and it falls into the hands of several others, all of whom experience adventures with it.

Story: “The Super Zoo From Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: A Kryptonian zookeeper (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villain: Blacky Stone (first and only appearance)
Comment: No explanation is given for the fact that the giant Kryptonian butterfly on page 7 can pick up Kryptonite and not be harmed.
Synopsis: When a group of animal eggs from Krypton lands on Earth, Superboy helps hatch them and thus puts beasts from his native world into a temporary zoo.  But gangster Blacky Stone lays a Kryptonite trap for him.

Story: “Superboy’s Switch In Time” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #231; also appears as Superman, between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #85 and SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #17)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Villains: Prof. Amos Weldon and his confederate (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When a criminal scientist’s time-ray causes Superboy to exchange places in time with Superman, the Man of Steel must find a way to capture the villain and keep his youthful self’s double identity a secret.

Adventure Comics No. 231
December 1956
Cover: Superboy and Martha Kent remembering Superbaby’s encounter with a Kryptonite meteor //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Feats of Superbaby” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #53 / 54; also appears as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #1 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Cal Bentley, Arthur Blake, Anthony Leeds, James Wright, Jed Lee (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy does favors for five people who unwittingly helped Superbaby.

Superboy No. 54
January 1957
Cover: Superboy using cheerleader letters to spell out warning for spectators at football game //Curt Swan / Creig Flessel
Story: “Superboy’s Substitute Suits” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #231)
Villains: Doc Ellison, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy loses his costume again, and it falls into the hands of a criminal scientist who learns how to make a near duplicate of its properties and sells substitute “super-suits” to crooks.

Story: “The Sixth Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Six Clark Kents (including a female Clark Kent), Ma and Pa Kent (not Martha and Jonathan Kent), Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Kent, executors of Phineas Baker’s estate (first and only appearance for all), Phineas Baker (no appearance; name only mentioned; first appearance; dies before this story begins)
Synopsis: A wealthy man dies and leaves his estate to a Clark Kent, and Superboy must find the correct Clark Kent or risk exposure of his secret identity.

Story: “Silent Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #232)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #111)
Intro: Mr. Benton (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Atmospheric conditions magnify the sound of Superboy’s voice to destructive proportions, and he must spend 24 hours without saying anything.

Adventure Comics No. 232
January 1957
Cover: Superboy overlooking fragment of Kryptonian city landed near Smallville //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The House Where Superboy Was Born” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #54; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #111)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #111), Martha Kent, Jor-El (in a recorded message)
Intro: Prof. Wilson, Prof. Holter (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The block of Kryptonopolis where Superboy was born falls to Earth near Smallville, and Superboy must learn how to carry out his father’s last three recorded wishes.

Adventure Comics No. 233
February 1957
Cover: Superboy seeing Joe Smith catch boulder //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Joe Smith, Man of Steel” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #111)
Intro: Joe Smith, Mr. Jones (only appearance for both)
Villain: Cal Payne (first and only appearance)
Comment: Most of this story takes place in Midvale, future home of Supergirl.
Synopsis: The radiations of a meteor give Joe Smith super-powers, and Superboy must prevent him from being exploited by a greedy promoter.

Superboy No. 55
March 1957
Cover: Jonathan Kent trying to spank Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Mystery of the Space Trophies” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #233)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #111), Martha Kent
Intro: John and his wife (only appearance for both)
Villain: Harry Colt (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A rocket carrying strange artifacts lands, and con man Harry Colt sells them as “Superboy souvenirs” from space.

Story: “A Visit From Superman’s Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ray Burnley
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears as Superman, between ACTION COMICS #225 and SUPERMAN #112)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (last appearance in SUPERMAN #111), Jimmy Olsen (between ACTION COMICS #225 and SUPERMAN #112)
Comment: Superboy has already met young Jimmy Olsen, and, in this story, learns that Jimmy will later become Superman’s best friend.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is accidentally hurled through time by the backwash of one of Superman’s super-spins to the era of Superboy.

Story: “The Secret of Smallville High” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #234)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: Tom Jones, Dunn (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Louise Ash (in a yearbook photo; first and only appearance)
Comment: Jonathan Kent is revealed to have graduated Smallville High School with honors in this story.
Synopsis: On Parents’ Day at Smallville High, Jonathan Kent gets to be principal for a day, and turns out to be a tyrant.

Adventure Comics No. 234
March 1957
Cover: Superboy robot flying with Clark Kent in view of Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, and other Smallville citizens //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “1,001 Rides With Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #55 / 56; also appears in flashbacks to indeterminate times)
Supporting Characters: Dr. James Peabody (last appearance in issue #206; also appears in flashback, chronologically between SUPERBOY #69 / issue #206; next appears in SUPERBOY #66), Lana Lang, Martha Kent (both also appear in flashback), Jonathan Kent
Intro: Charles Otis (only appearance), a Superboy robot
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: During a meeting of the Super-Flyers Club, Superboy inexplicably reenacts the events in which he flew the members to safety.

Superboy No. 56
April 1957
Cover: Superboy rescuing a boy from a fire while Krypto rescues dogs  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Secret of Fort Smallville” (10 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #234)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Mayor Horace Higgins
Intro: Swift Deer (aka Johnny Stag), White Magic, Jimmy Jones, James Crane (only appearance for all)
Villain: Hal Howard (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When an unknown vandal attempts to sabotage a reenactment of a Ft. Smallville Indian battle, Superboy teams up with an Indian youth and his father to find the culprit.

Story: “Clark Kent, Vandal” (6 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Mayor Horace Higgins
Synopsis: Lana Lang cannot understand why Clark Kent is going around Smallville writing on all Superboy posters, “SUPERBOY IS A SAP”.

Story: “A Job For Super-Dog” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #235)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in issue #51; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #239)
Intro: King, Sir Rajah (two dogs)
Villains: Two dognappers (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Krypto asks for and gets permission from Superboy to become a solo hero, attending to the troubles of dogs, but eventually comes to realize he wants to be Superboy’s pet and partner again.

Adventure Comics No. 235
April 1957
Cover: Clark Kent revealing himself as Superboy before Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, and reporters //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Confession of Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #56)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Miss Smith (only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After helping the government with the experimental Gas Z, Superboy publicly exposes his double identity as Clark Kent in Smallville.

Adventure Comics No. 236
May 1957
Cover: Martha Kent watching Superboy and Strongman build terrace //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Clark Kent’s Super-Dad” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ACTION COMICS #228 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (becomes Strongman for this story only), Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy appears in a brief flashback in ACTION COMICS #228.
Synopsis: A strange power-rod Superboy brings back from a dead planet gives Jonathan Kent super-powers, and he assumes the secret identity of Strongman to help his foster son.

Superboy No. 57
May 1957
Cover: Four Superboys playing baseball //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Strong Boys of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #228 (flashback))
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Villains: Dr. Thornton J. Peabody and his gang (including Johnny and his brother;first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The head of a phony strength-increasing racket appears to have put one over on Superboy, but the Boy of Steel turns the tables on him as Clark Kent.

Story: “The Boy of the Year Contest” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: Officer Clancy and three boy contestants (only appearance for all)
Villain: A boy cheat (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy is forbidden to compete in the Boy of the Year contest, it appears as though he is sabotaging the other contestants.  But he manages to expose the real cheat, and Clark Kent receives the honor.

Story: “One-Man Baseball Team” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #237)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: The U.S. All Stars (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy must play a one-man charity baseball game against the U.S. All-Stars, while keeping his double identity secret from Lana Lang.

Adventure Comics No. 237
June 1957
Cover: Superboy and robotized Jonathan and Martha Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Robot War of Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #57 / 58)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: The Interplanetary Vigilantes (only appearance), robot doubles of Superboy, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang (all destroyed in this story)
Villains: Alien outlaws (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy comes back from a mission to learn that everyone in Smallville has been turned into a robot.

Superboy No. 58
July 1957
Cover: Superboy exposing himself to Kryptonite before Smallville citizens  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The 100 New Feats of Superboy” ( 8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #237)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Cameo: Hercules, Samson, Atlas (on a poster)
Intro: Hiram Blaine, Todd (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: In order to raise money for charity, Superboy agrees to perform 100 new super-feats for inclusion in an Encyclopedia of Strength.

Story: “Superboy’s New Secret Identity” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in SHOWCASE #9), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang
Intro: Helen (only appearance)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy gives Lana Lang a chance to prove she could guard the secret of his double identity by posing as her cousin Tommy, and having her try to keep his Superboy identity secret.

Story: “The Great Kryptonite Mystery” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #238)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #238)
Villains: Mar-No, Kra-Lus, and eight other Kryptonian criminals (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy builds up an immunity to certain Kryptonite chunks through repeated exposure so that he may use them against Kryptonian criminals in the future.

Adventure Comics No. 238
July 1957
Cover: Superboy dreaming of Jor-El, Lara, and Doc Holton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Secret Past of Superboy’s Father” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #58; next appears in SHOWCASE #9 (flashback))
Supporting characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for both in SUPERBOY #58)
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara (in a dream)
Villain: Doc Holton (alias “Kan-Tu”; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and Lana Lang both appear briefly in flashback in SHOWCASE #9 (1).
Synopsis: A phony “Kryptonian” tries to convince Superboy his father Jor-El stole the rocket with which he sent Kal-El to Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 239
August 1957
Cover: Superboy and scientists watching talking Krypto use heat vision //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Tricks of the Dog of Steel” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SHOWCASE #9 (flashback); next appears in SUPERBOY #59)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERBOY #56; next appears in issue #241)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in SHOWCASE #9 (flashback))
Villains: Bull Reynolds, Pete, another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Krypto records a version of Elvis Presley’s hit “Hound Dog”, which, unless he is using the earlier Big Mama Thornton version as a basis, places this story in the late Fifties.
Synopsis: A meteor gives Krypto the power to speak for 24 hours, and he uses his new ability to show up Superboy.

Superboy No. 59
September 1957
Cover: Superboy smashing through floor to meet Jonathan and Martha Kent at dinner table //Al Plastino
Story: “Superboy’s Underground Exile” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #239)
Intro: A professor (first and only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy accidentally transmutes the gold in Fort Knox to lead, he has to operate from underground while gathering gold around the world to replace it.

Story: “Superboy Meets Amazing Man” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-B (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #159?; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #295?)
Villain: Lex Luthor of Earth-B (first appearance; next appears in ?) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since the Lex Luthor who appears in this story is an adult, and the Lex Luthor of Earth-One is the same age as Superboy (and Superman, in later years), this story must be relegated to Earth-B.
Synopsis: Superboy is overshadowed by the arrival of a new super-being, Amazing Man, in the nearby city of Hadley.

Story: “The Super-Dreams of Superbaby” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #116; also appears as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy is honored by Smallville, as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN #116 (2), then saves the world from colliding with a giant planet and tries to help Dr. Morton Kirk, as shown in flashback in ACTION COMICS #232.
Synopsis: Superboy learns that attempts he made as Superbaby to reenact the deeds of heroes told to him by Jonathan Kent may endanger his secret identity.

Adventure Comics No. 240
September 1957
Cover: Superboy and robot teacher //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Teacher From Krypton” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #232; next appears in SUPERBOY #60)
Supporting characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: The robot teacher (last chronological appearance in flashback in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #17; next chronological appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #10)
Comment: According to a statement by the robot teacher in DC SUPER-STARS #10, Superboy is 12 years old at this time.
Synopsis: A robot teacher programmed by Jor-El to teach Kal-El survives the explosion of Krypton, comes to Earth, and puts Superboy thru a series of super-power examinations.

Superboy No. 60
October 1957
Cover: Clark Kent exposed as Superboy by Chester’s ray //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The $100,000 Quiz Kid” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #240)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: Chester (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An X-ray device built by a teenaged genius exposes Clark Kent’s Superboy uniform.

Story: “The Game of Kriss-Kross Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Martha Kent
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To save Prof. Lewis Lang from overwork, Superboy induces him to play a Kriss-Kross Krypton game of his own design, and pretends that he is forced to use the super-power on each “power card” every time Dr. Lang draws one from the pile.

Story: “The Super Tales of Lana Lang” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #241)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang
Villain: Chief Mazza (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When she and her father are sentenced to death by a primitive tribe for violating a taboo, Lana Lang staves off their execution by telling the chieftain continuing stories of Superboy’s exploits.

Adventure Comics No. 241
October 1957
Cover: Superboy and “Wizard” Holton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Outlaw From Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #60)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto (last appearance in issue #239)
Villains: “Wizard” Holton, the Underworld Syndicate (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: “Wizard” Holton tricks Krypto into jumping into a box which he carries on his back, and hypnotizes the dog into making it look as though Holton has super-powers. Superboy sets things to rights.

Adventure Comics No. 242
November 1957
Cover: Superboy, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and the Krypton Kid //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Kid From Krypton” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #61; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang
Intro: The Krypton Kid (Zar-Al), Zol-Zu (his father; both die in this story)
Comment: No explanation is made of why Zar-Al does not have the same family name (Zu) as his father.
Synopsis: Zar-Al, a Kryptonian teenager, is sent by his father in a time-ship to Earth in the future, where Jor-El will send Kal-El, in order to find a supply of Zeelium, the only element that can dampen Krypton’s uranium core.  On Earth, he arrives in Superboy’s time, and becomes known as the Krypton Kid.  He becomes a friend to Superboy, but neither of them can discover any Zeelium.  To keep Superboy from sacrificing himself by going into the past, Zar-Al decoys him to another planet, and returns to Krypton in the past with the time-ship, dying alongside of his father.

Superboy No. 61
December 1957
Cover: Superboy impostor getting hit over head by strongman in front of Clark Kent and other boys wearing Superboy suits  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Shrinking of Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #242)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Martha Kent
Intro: A group of aliens (only appearance)
Villain: A hit man (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A band of miniature aliens shrinks Superboy temporarily to tiny size so that he can use his super-strength to remove from their spaceship hull a “boulder”...which proves to be a grain of sand.

Story: “The Well of Doom” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashbacks to indeterminate time)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: A Kryptonian beast, Prof. Henry (both in flashback), Johnny (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent falls down a dry well and is kept there by Kryptonite.

Story: “The School For Superboys” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #243)
Intro: Tommy
Villains: A Superboy impostor, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent and other Smallville boys sign up for a class, supposedly taught by Superboy, who claims he can transfer his powers to them.

Adventure Comics No. 243
December 1957
Cover: Superboy drilling through Smallville street with top from Krypton //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Toys From Krypton” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #61 / 62; also appears as baby Kal-El in this story, mistakenly depicted with blonde hair; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (both in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Gray and their son, John Andrews, Rawl Graham, Mary Graham, and their son, Dan Morrow and his son (only appearance for all)
Villain: Tad Thaine (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A cache of Kal-El’s Kryptonian toys falls to Earth and into the hands of a swindler, who sells them to Smallville citizens but keeps the most powerful one for himself.

Superboy No. 62
January 1958
Cover: Superboy, Gloria Alpert, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Story of Superboy’s Sister” (10 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #243)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Gloria Alpert, Capt. John Alpert, a doctor (only appearance for all)
Comment: This story reveals that Superboy has built a Krypton memorial in the Smallville mountains.
Synopsis: When Gloria Alpert was found years ago by Capt. John Alpert as a baby in a boat at sea, she was clutching a note written in Kryptonese.  Years later, when he is laid low by disease, Capt. Alpert gives her the note, which she takes to Superboy.  It proves to be a note from Lara, asking the finder to care for her baby.  Superboy assumes that Gloria is his sister, and reveals his secret identity to her--but, later, discovers that they are not related.

Story: “The Super-Clown of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Principal Pettigrew (last appearance in ?; next appears in ?)
Intro: Alvin Wilson, Tod Wilson, Hank, Miss Evans (first and only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Superboy’s foster grandfather (Jonathan Kent’s father) is said to be alive at the time of this story.
Synopsis: When a practical joker witnesses a gangland killing, Superboy sends him into hiding and takes his place to bait the killers.

Story: “The Wildest Weather In the World” (6 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #244)
Supporting Character: Prof. Lewis Lang
Synopsis: Superboy battles freakish weather conditions apparently caused by a “thunder spirit” idol.

Adventure Comics No. 244
January 1958
Cover: Superboy trying to get impoverished Martha and Jonathan Kent to accept gift of treasure //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Poorest Family In Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #62)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mayor Horace Higgins, Lana Lang
Intro: Jim Feller, Smith, Mr. Higby (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An accident caused by Superboy burns down the Kent’s home and general store, and, thanks to a mob of reporters outside their new, rundown dwelling, Superboy can’t do a thing about it.

Adventure Comics No. 245
February 1958
Cover: Superboy vs Superbug at movie studio  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Mystery of Monster X” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in SUPERBOY #63)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang
Intro: Two Superbugs (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: An egg hatches a giant centipede with transmutational powers in Smallville, and Superboy has to deal with it.

Superboy No. 63
March 1958
Cover: Clark Kent watching Lana Lang give Superboy a haircut  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Trial of Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Creig Flessel
Feature character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #245)
Intro: Fenton, Thomas Aldrich, Dr. Milton Rush, the U.S. Chief of National Security (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To keep a secret laboratory from coming to the attention of enemy agents, Superboy agrees to cooperate with a hoax in which a fragment of the rocket that brought him to Krypton is said to have burned down a Smallville business.

Story: “Clark Kent, Cub Reporter” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #152; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #131), Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #128; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #261), Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang
Villains: The Bullet Gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Perry White has apparently forgotten having met (and given an award to) Clark Kent before, since he has no memory of him in this story.
Synopsis: Clark Kent tries out for a cub reporter’s job on the Daily Planet again, figuring that he can perform super-deeds as Superboy and report them in his other identity...but it doesn’t quite work out that way.

Story: “The Two Boys of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #246)
Supporting characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Sarah Lang
Intro: A Clark Kent robot (next appears in ?), Tom (only appearance), Andy Lang (Lana’s cousin; in a photograph; cameo; only appearance), Frank  (Martha Kent’s (?) uncle; no appearance; name only mentioned; only appearance)
Villain: A bully (only appearance)
Comment: Martha Kent mentions an “Uncle Frank” in this story, but it is unknown whether or not Frank is her uncle or Clark’s foster uncle.
Synopsis: When Clark Kent is struck by lightning and exposed to Kryptonite at the same instant, he suffers amnesia and loses his glasses.  Lana Lang recognizes him as Superboy and helps him concoct a new secret identity as her cousin Andy, until his memory returns.

Adventure Comics No. 246
March 1958
Cover: Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Girl Who Trapped Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #63 / 64)
Synopsis: A teen-aged heiress invites Clark Kent and two other boys to her mansion for a weekend, hoping to prove that one of them is Superboy.

Superboy No. 64
April 1958
Cover: Krypto destroying Superboy statue as Superboy and Lana Lang watch  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s Unknown Rival” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #246)
Intro: Jimmy Grimes, Mr. Grimes (only appearance for both)
Villains: Willis, Shorty, and their accomplice (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Grimes almost gets in trouble for telling tall tales about exploits he supposedly shared with Superboy, until someone who appears to be the real Superboy visits him and gives him souvenirs.

Story: “Lana Lang’s Super-Birthday” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer:
Artist: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent
Villain: A convict (first and only appearance)
Comment: Lana Lang celebrates her birthday in this story, but neither the date nor Lana’s age is given.
Synopsis: Lana Lang gets a special birthday “gift” by accident when Martha Kent accidentally wraps a package of super-power pills from Clark’s laboratory, and Superboy has to deal with Lana’s super-powers.

Story: “The Rebel Super-Dog” (8 pages)
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #247)
GS: Krypto
Supporting Characters: Mayor Horace Higgins, Lana Lang
Intro: Hot-Dog (only appearance)
Villains: Sparkler Smith, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The town of Midvale, in which Supergirl will later operate, first appears in this story.
Synopsis: Krypto gets jealous of Superboy after seeing him win an award, so he opts to become Lana Lang’s dog and earn some awards on his own...except that he keeps botching it.

Adventure Comics No. 247
April 1958
Cover: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Boy, Saturn Girl, and Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Legion of Super-Heroes” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #64)
Intro: The Legion of Super-Heroes (Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn), Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen), Lightning Boy (Garth Ranzz; becomes Lightning Lad in issue #267); first appearance for all three; last chronological appearance for all in flashback in issue #290; all appear in flashback in SUPERBOY #204 between pages 10 / 11; next chronological appearance for all in flashback in issue #323; real names for all three revealed in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #4)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent (between SUPERBOY #63 / 65)
Intro: Several Legion applicants (only appearance for all)
Comment: According to THE OFFICIAL LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES INDEX #1, Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Colossal Boy, Brainiac 5, and Shrinking Violet make behind-the-scenes appearances in this story.
 This is the first Legion of Super-Heroes appearance.
Synopsis: The Legion of Super-Heroes, three super-powered youths from the 30th Century, come back in time to induct Superboy into their team.  After a “hazing” initiation, Superboy does become a member.

Adventure Comics No. 248
May 1958
Cover: Superboy using X-ray vision, invulnerability, super-strength, and flight (four vignettes) //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Great Super-Powers Contest” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #65)
Supporting characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Villains: Ace Grimes, Hippo, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When a crooked gambler bets other hoods money that Superboy will use his super-strength most on his next day’s missions, Superboy learns of it and makes sure not to use his strength at all before sundown.

Superboy No. 65
June 1958
Cover: Superboy in Kryptonite cage as Jonathan and Martha Kent look on  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Weakling From Space” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #248)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Dworn (only appearance)
Villain: Ace and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Dworn, a boy from outer space, comes to Smallville, befriends Superboy, and exhibits both the power to transmute any matter to gold and an incredible lack of strength.  However, once he finds the substance whose radiations give him super-powers--Kryptonite--he helps Superboy bag some crooks and leaves Earth.

Story: “Superboy’s Moonlight Spell” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
Villains: Two convicts (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Superboy breathes in the gas produced by pouring sulphuric acid on Kryptonite during a full moon, he becomes a masked marauder under moonlight, Jekyll-Hyde-style, and requests Jonathan Kent to imprison him behind Kryptonite bars.

Story: “The Amazing Adventures of Krypto-Mouse” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #249)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Lana Lang
Intro: Krypto-Mouse (Fuzzy; a mouse), Prof. Egglehead, Tommy Ewell, Mr. and Mrs. Ewell (only appearance for all)
Villain: Louie the Rat, Trigger and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A scientist’s ray gives a boy’s pet mouse human height and super-powers.  The boy dresses his mouse in a Superboy costume and calls it Krypto-Mouse, and Superboy is left to deal with the problems it creates until it returns to normal.

Adventure Comics No. 249
June 1958
Cover: Clark Kent wathcing two crooks pull Superboy uniform between tree and bulldozer //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Stolen Superboy Cape” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #65 / 66)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Joe Crane and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent becomes so displeased with Clark that the boy leaves home, heads to Metropolis, and is jailed for vagrancy.  Meanwhile, his Superboy costume, which he was forced to abandon, is found by a crook.

Superboy No. 66
July 1958
Cover: Superboy in eye-powering device while Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent use X-ray vision //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Family With the X-Ray Eyes” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #249)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An experiment steals Superboy’s X-ray vision and transfers it to his parents.

Story: “Clark Kent, Class Cheat” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Principal Pettigrew
Villains: Johnny Carter, Humbug Holton and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To crack down on a cheating ring in school, Clark Kent pretends to be flunking, gets approached by the gang, and nabs the ringleaders as Superboy.

Story: “The World Through Superboy’s Eyes” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #250)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Dr. James Peabody (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #234; last chronological appearance)
Intro: Johnny Otis (only appearance)
Synopsis: A strange occurrence causes Prof. Lang’s camera to be attuned to Superboy’s eyes.

Adventure Comics No. 250
July 1958
Cover: Lorac-K7 and her superior watching Clark Kent change into Superboy on film //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Impostor From the Year 2958" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #66)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Principal H. M. Sands (first appearance), Mayor Brook (first appearance; next appears in SUPERBOY #75)
Intro: Inspector Edaw-8, Carr (only appearance for both)
Villain: Lorac-K7 (first and only appearance; a descendant of Lana Lang)
Synopsis: Superboy is notified by a Scotland Yard inspector from 2958 A.D. that a criminal known as Lorac-K7 has come back to his time to obtain cobalt to use in a cobalt bomb, but he is unable to reveal Lorac’s cover identity.  Accordingly, Superboy has to figure out which citizen of Smallville has been abducted and impersonated by the criminal from the future.

Adventure Comics No. 251
August 1958
Cover: Superboy preparing Superboy robot //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s Last Day” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #67; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (both also appear in flashback; see Comment under  MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Superboy Robots No. 1 (“Friday”) through 6 (next appearance in ?), Dr. Ezra Lewis (only appearance)
Comment: The flashback portion of this story occurs in Superboy’s “first year” of operation.  It is noteworthy that, at age 8, Superboy was intelligent enough to build a fully functional robot.
Synopsis: While helping his foster parents with spring cleaning, Clark Kent remembers how his first Superboy robot, nicknamed “Friday”, helped save his life when Superboy had his first encounter with Kryptonite and didn’t know the nature of the green meteor which was killing him.

Superboy No. 67
September 1958
Cover: Superboy vs. Klax-Ar //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Three Secret Identities of Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #251; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang
Intro: Thomas Jones, Lydia Crane, “Bronco” Pete and two impostors, two phoney Superboys (first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Comment: The TV program in this story is an homage to the real game show, To Tell the Truth, which was moderated by Bud Collyer, the radio and later TV cartoon voice of Superman.
Synopsis: Lana Lang is one of three contestants on a quiz show who are challenged to guess which of three guests is the real Superboy.

Story: “The Execution of Krypto” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Villains: Univac Smith, his confederate, Gadget Gaines and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to trap a gangleader, Superboy has Krypto appear to cause Clark Kent’s death and be “executed” with phony Kryptonite.

Story: “The Man Who Destroyed Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Bill Finger
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #252)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (all three next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #252)
GS: A Superboy robot (later cannibalized to make Klax-Ar’s sled)
Villain: Klax-Ar (first appearance; next appears in Supergirl story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #187)
Comment: This is Superboy’s first encounter with a Kryptonian villain.
Synopsis: Klax-Ar, a renegade scientist exiled from Krypton in years past by Jor-El, claims responsibility for the destruction of Superboy’s homeworld (falsely) and, his powers on the wane thanks to exposure to atron-rays, puts into motion a scheme to sap the powers from Superboy and infuse them into his own body.

Adventure Comics No. 252
September 1958
Cover: Jonathan and Martha Kent watching as Smallville citizens try to pull Superboy out of the sky //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Sentry of Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #67 / 68)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent (both last appeared in SUPERBOY #67), Martha Kent (between SUPERBOY #67 / 68)
GS: Superboy robots
Intro: A police inspector (only appearance), Red Kryptonite
Villains: Invaders from another dimension, the Hooded Hijack Mob (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Superboy’s Oracle Computer incorrectly identifies Red Kryptonite as a “refined alloy of regular Kryptonite which has ten times the radiation power of ordinary Kryptonite”.  Most likely, it is just analyzing the properties of this one specimen of Red Kryptonite.
Synopsis: Superboy’s Oracle Computer predicts an invasion from another dimension, and, until it happens, Superboy must remain in static flight in the one place in which the alien craft will warp in.

Superboy No. 68
October 1958
Cover: Superboy, Bizarro, Smallville citizens //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel”
 Chapter I: “The Amazing Bizarro” (8 pages)
 Chapter II: “The Runaway Super-Creature” (8 pages)
 Chapter III: “The Battle With Bizarro” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #252 / 271)
Supporting Character: Martha Kent (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #252)
Intro and origin: Bizarro (later named Bizarro No. 1; destroyed in this story, but revived in ACTION COMICS #254)
Intro: Professor Dalton, Hiram, Hilda, Melissa and her aunt (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is Superboy’s first book-length story.
 Although this story and several others define Bizarro and his fellows as made of “non-living” matter, this is debatable.  The Bizarros prove, by the process of living, that they are merely another form of life.  Therefore, Superboy, in destroying Bizarro in this story, does indeed kill.
Synopsis: When a defective duplicating ray created by Professor Dalton strikes Superboy, it creates a grotesque, stupid, imperfect duplicate of the Boy of Steel which nonetheless possesses all of his incredible power.  Moreover, it is not affected by Green Kryptonite.  Superboy remarks that the creature is “bizarre”, to which the creature replies, “Him call me...(mumble)...Bizarro!  Is...is that my name?”  Bizarro is basically good-hearted, but cannot control his powers very well, and proves dangerous to Smallville.   However, he is befriended by a blind girl named Melissa, who senses his benevolent nature.  Superboy is unable to defeat Bizarro by conventional means, but finally senses that the metal of the demolished duplicator ray itself can destroy him.  Bizarro deliberately flies into the piece of metal Superboy holds, destroying himself, but creating a vibration that restores Melissa’s sight.  Superboy muses that Bizarro may well have understood what effect his destruction would have on Melissa’s eyes, and, as the Boy of Steel flies away, he hears Melissa say, “I never say Bizarro myself, while blind!  But I know, from his gentle voice, that he must have had a kind face!”

Adventure Comics No. 271
April 1960
Cover: Superboy destroying Kryptonite meteor in space as Lex Luthor watches //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “How Luthor Met Superboy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #68; appears in first story in SUPERBOY #120, first story in SUPERBOY #125, first story in SUPERBOY #139, flashback in SUPERMAN #173 (2), and flashback in SUPERMAN #292 (1) (pg. 7, panel 5-pg. 8, panel 6) between panels 4 / 5 on page 4; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #253)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mayor Brook, Lana Lang
GA: Krypto
Intro: A protoplasmic life-form (dies in this story), Mr. Wade (only appearance)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #102; origin and first name revealed; full first name, Alexis, revealed in ACTION COMICS #512;  appears in first story in SUPERBOY #120, first story in SUPERBOY #125, first story in SUPERBOY #139, flashback in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #295, and flashback in SUPERMAN #173 (2) between panels 4 / 5 of page 4 of this story; next chronological appearance in issue #253)
Comment: Since Luthor appears as a villain in issue #253, a story which is canonical, this story must take place before that story.
Synopsis: Superboy meets and befriends Lex Luthor, a brown-haired teenage scientist who is his biggest fan, after Luthor saves him from a Kryptonite meteor.  The Boy of Steel creates a modern laboratory for Luthor, in which the latter creates a simple form of protoplasmic life and uses it to make an antidote for Kryptonite. But, when Luthor accidentally starts a fire, Superboy comes to the rescue, blowing out the blaze.  The blast of air knocks an acid bottle into the bottle containing the life-form, destroying it and creating a gas which causes all of Lex’s hair to fall out.  Enraged at the loss of the life-form, the irreplacable formulae for its creation, and his hair, Luthor vows vengeance against Superboy.  He traps Superboy with a Kryptonite meteor, but the hero survives by inhaling the last few drops of Luthor’s antidote.   Superboy declares that they are even now, and he owes Luthor nothing, though he refuses to take him to jail and tells Luthor to straighten out.  Luthor vows that he will someday become more famous than Superboy, and will destroy him.

Adventure Comics No. 253
October 1958
Cover: Superboy and Robin //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in issue #271; also appears as Superman, between ACTION COMICS #245 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #97)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Robin (between BATMAN #119 / DETECTIVE COMICS #260)
GA: Batman (between BATMAN #119 / DETECTIVE COMICS #260), Dr. Carter Nichols (between BATMAN #115 / 125)
Intro: Professors Higgins, Wilcox, and Wolfe (only appearance for all)
Villains: Lex Luthor (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #271; next chronological appearance in ?), Pete Groff and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The presence of a criminal Lex Luthor in this story demonstrates that it has to take place after the story in issue #271, in which Luthor makes his first chronological appearance and becomes a criminal.  Since this story is held as canonical in other stories, it cannot have occurred on Earth-B.  The easiest way to keep the chronology stable is to move the story in issue #271 back to take place before this story.
 In this story, Superboy meets Robin and learns that Bruce Wayne, whom he has met once before (in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #?), will become the Batman and later be his closest crime-fighting friend.
Synopsis: When a Kryptonite bomb in a “Cosmic Clock” explodes and endangers Superman’s life, the Man of Steel has Robin go back to Superboy’s time, when he first received the clock, and prevent this occuring.  Robin teams up with Superboy, revealing his existence and the fact that Bruce Wayne will become his greatest superheroic friend, as Batman.

Adventure Comics No. 254
November 1958
Cover: Superboy, Jimmy Saunders, Ronnie James, and Fred Gordon //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “I Was a Teen-Age Superboy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #69)
Supporting characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Jimmy Saunders, Ronnie James, coach of Smallville’s baseball team, Fred Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, Bill, a starter (only appearance for all)
Villains: Dazzler Dyke and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to conceal his secret identity when Clark Kent is struck by a starter’s bullet (which bounces off), Superboy pretends that Krypto has hypnotized him into giving his powers temporarily to Clark and several other people, including Lana Lang.

Superboy No. 69
December 1958
Cover: Eagle popping balloons holding up Superboy, guided by Jonathan Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “How Superboy Learned To Fly” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #254; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang (last chronological appearance in issue #102; next chronological appearance in issue #10; all in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Dr. James Peabody (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #234)
Intro: Captain Burton, Prof. Ames, an airline official (both in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: There are several discrepancies between this text and others which can be resolved by positing a few days’ passage where only one day is said to have passed, giving Superboy time to have several adventures depicted in other flashback stories set in this period.  Also, Prof. Lewis Lang is incorrectly called Superboy’s “neighbor” in this story; the Langs first move next door to the Kents in issue #10, long after the time of this story.  Since Lana Lang appears in Smallville in the next Untold Tale (in issue #70), it is obvious that the Langs live in another part of Smallville, and move next door to the Kents in issue #10.
 This issue contains the first letters page.
Synopsis: While guiding a plane to safety at Smallville Airport, Superboy recalls how, shortly after getting his costume, he first learned to fly correctly, causing some consternation from a pilot named Captain Burton who was unable to convince his superiors he saw a flying boy.
 
Story: “The Racer In the Leaden Mask” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Villains: Professor X I and II and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy learns that a masked man named Professor X is actually two Professor Xes, and both are out to break speed records and win big bets crookedly.

Story: “The Indestructible Robot” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #255)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Villains: Ace Farrow and his gang (including Red; first and only appearance for all)
GS: Superboy robots
Synopsis: When gangster Ace Farrow wards off Superboy with a Kryptonite flamethrower, the Boy of Steel uses a robot Superboy against him.  Farrow manages to destroy a piece of the robot at each capture attempt, but finally captures him by using the three remaining pieces of the robot to hypnotize him.

Adventure Comics No. 255
December 1958
Cover: Kozz splitting Superboy and Clark Kent into two beings  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Splitting of Superboy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #69 / 70)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Superboy robots
Intro: Kozz (a Martian), Chief Red Stag and his family, Chuck Ward, John Todd, Dick Albright (first and only appearance for all)
Villain: An evil Clark Kent (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This is the second appearance of Red Kryptonite, and the first in which it has an unpredictable effect on Superboy.
Synopsis: A Martian splits Superboy into two beings with a chunk of Red Kryptonite.  One of the resultant boys is an evil, non-powered Clark Kent with amnesia, who makes trouble for Superboy until he dies in an explosion while trying to destroy Superboy.
 

Superboy No. 70
January 1959
Cover: Superboy melting glasses, Martha Kent and Jonathan Kent looking on //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Brat” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #255)
Supporting character: Martha Kent
Intro: Brad Bolton, Mr. and Mrs. Bolton (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent is babysitting for little Brad Bolton who gets into his father’s chemistry lab, mixes up a strange serum, and gives himself super-powers.  Superboy takes over babysitting till the powers wear off.

Story: “Superboy’s Nightmare Dream House” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting character: Lana Lang
Intro: Mrs. Jones, Mr. Wilson and his son, Jeff, Thomas, and Thomas’s brother (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A swindler swindles Superboy into providing him with a dream home.  When Superboy learns the score, he turns it into a nightmare house.  The swindler takes the hint and reforms.

Story: “The Secret of Superboy’s Spectacles” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #256; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang (both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology; in flashback, Lana’s last chronological appearance in issue #75, next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #136 (2))
Comment: Despite the claims of other “first” stories, it is obvious that Lana Lang has suspected Clark Kent was Superboy from the very first day of his debut.
Synopsis: Superboy recalls how, in the early days of his career, his secret identity was constantly endangered when the heat of his X-ray vision would melt his glasses.  He got around this problem by shaping two lenses from the glass of the window in the rocket that brought him to Earth, which proved impervious to his super-vision, and setting them in glass frames.

Adventure Comics No. 256
January 1959
Cover: Superboy caught by police with Kryptonite spotlight //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Dragnet For Superboy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #70; next appears, in flashback, in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7 (3))
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Intro: Chief Wilton (only appearance)
Villain: Flash Ward, an embezzler (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Criminal Flash Ward poses as Smallville’s police chief and begins a campaign to frame Superboy for crimes.

Adventure Comics No. 257
February 1959
Cover: Superboy, Hercules, and Samson //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The First Two Super-Men” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance, in flashback, in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #7; next appears in SUPERBOY #71)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Hercules (next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #267?; secret identity, Tarkus, revealed in this story), Samson (of Earth-One; last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #79; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19; secret identity, Merrio, revealed in this story)
Intro: A seer (only appearance)
Villain: King Zarl (first and only appearance)
Comments: The characters of Hercules and Samson in this story present some problems. First, it is doubtful that Samson, an Israelite Judge and worshipper of the God of Israel, would team with a pagan demigod such as Hercules.  Second, it is doubtful that Samson ever got to ancient Greece, which is where they have come from and return to.  It is also unlikely that the Biblical Samson would adopt a “secret identity”.  On top of all that, Hercules’s appearance here differs from his appearance in WONDER WOMAN, though perhaps that can be reconciled.  It is possible that the Samson in this story is not the same as the Biblical Samson, but a Greek strongman with the same name.
Synopsis: Samson and Hercules, who have learned of the existence of Superboy through a seer, are sent by the prophet to his time to learn what “elixir” he has drunk to make himself invulnerable.  They learn his invulnerability is natural, but Superboy and Krypto come back to the past to help the two strongmen triumph over the wicked King Zarl.

Superboy No. 71
March 1959
Cover: Superbaby inflating car tire as Jonathan Kent, Fred Whipple, and Myra Whipple look on;  Krypto vignette  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Krypto, the Human Superdog” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #257)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #257), Superboy robots
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
Intro: A robot Krypto (only appearance)
Villains: The Gunner Gang, Prince (a dog; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy and Krypto exchange minds, and Krypto prevents the re-exchange for a time to see what it is like living in his master’s body.

Story: “Bad Boy Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Principal James Foster (first appearance), Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
Intro: Freddy (only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent misbehaves so much he is expelled from school, as part of a ruse to get out of having a vaccination (which, thanks to his invulnerable skin, would reveal his Superboy identity).  Superboy pulls another ruse, reveals Clark’s “bravery” to the principal, and gets him reinstated, while pretending to give Clark the vaccination himself.

Story: “The Stolen Stunts of Superbaby” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #258; also appears as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GS: Mysto (in flashback; possibly the magician detective from DETECTIVE COMICS; if so, this would be his first chronological appearance, with his next chronological appearance being in DETECTIVE COMICS #?)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Martha Kent (appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Fred Whipple, Myra Whipple (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent and Superboy recall the time that their next-door neighbors discovered that baby Clark had super-powers, and how a magician acquaintance of Jonathan’s helped him convince them they were wrong.

Adventure Comics No. 258
March 1959
Cover: Superboy and Oliver Queen (young Green Arrow) at archery range //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy Meets the Young Green Arrow” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #71 / 72)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Oliver Queen (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in Green Arrow story in issue #256; also appears as Green Arrow, between Green Arrow stories in last issue and this one)
Intro: Fred Winters, Will Bronson (only appearance for both)
Villains: “Jesse James”, “Sir Modred”, “Sheriff of Nottingham”, “Cherokee chief”, Jim Brand (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Superboy first creates his time-viewing machine, upon which he gains glimpses of the future, in this story.  He also first learns of Green Arrow’s future existence, and of his double identity, in this story.
 Oliver Queen undoubtedly moves away shortly after this story, as he is not seen again in a Superboy story.
Synopsis: After creating a time-viewer upon which he sees the crime-fighting Green Arrow and learns that he is secretly Oliver Queen, Clark Kent is astonished to see Oliver Queen move into town and attend Smallville High School.  But even though Clark manages to get Oliver into a Robin Hood suit for a masquerade, he cannot make him a good enough archer to bring down crooks, so Superboy takes a hand and captures a band of costumed criminals himself.  Later, Oliver admits that he “must be the world’s worst archer”, and gives up his bow and arrows.

Superboy No. 72
April 1959
Cover: Superboy and flying Lana Lang //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Rebello the Human Robot” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #258)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Principal Foster
GS: Superboy robots
Villain: Rebello (a Superboy robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: When Superboy creates a robot that is too perfect, it tries to take his place both as Clark Kent and the Boy of Steel, and gets dubbed “Rebello”.

Story: “The Day Superboy Was a Coward” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang
Intro: Tom Keating, Mr. Danberry, Johnny (in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains: Trigger Jones (first appearance; in flashback; dies in this story), the Uniform Gang, Pug Waters (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Cameo: Jor-El (in a dream; name misspelled “Jo-Rel” in this story)
Synopsis: Superboy recalls a time early in his crime-fighting career when he thought he had killed a crook by miscalculating the force of his punch, and almost gave up being Superboy as a result.

Story: “The Flying Girl of Smallville” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #259)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Synopsis: As a reward for not trying to discover his secret identity, Superboy gives Lana Lang the power of flight, while connected by a device to him, for three hours...but if she remains connected without interruption for all that time, she will have the power of flight forever.

Adventure Comics No. 259
April 1959
Cover: Krypto acting as seeing-eye dog for blind Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Blind Boy of Steel” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #72)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto (origin retold in flashback), Superboy robots
Villains: The Tiger Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After a Kryptonite meteor is destroyed by a lightning strike in his presence, Superboy gains a case of “diamond vision”, turning everything he looks at to diamond.  As a result, he has to operate as if blind, until Krypto discovers a way to cure his affliction.

Adventure Comics No. 260
May 1959
Cover: Superboy, Vidal, Martha Kent, and Jonathan Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Kents’ Second Super-Son” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature character: Superboy (next appearance in SUPERBOY #73)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Vidal, Vidal’s parents, the Intergalactic Patrol (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This adventure probably takes place over summer vacation.
Synopsis: While Superboy is away in space on a mission, the Kents adopt a boy from Smallville Orphanage for a month, who turns out to be a super-powered alien named Vidal who takes Superboy’s place in his abscence.

Superboy No. 73
June 1959
Cover: Superboy performing experiment in isolation bubble while Jonathan and Martha Kent look on and airplane falls  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superbaby In Scotland Yard” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #260; also appears as Superbaby in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Sir Chadwick (only appearance), Cedric Cole (in flashback; no appearance; name only mentioned;  only appearance)
Villains: The Limehouse Gang, the Thames Mob, another gang (first and only appearance for all; in flashback)
Synopsis: When Superboy visits Scotland Yard, its chief inspector, Sir Chadwick, reminds him of an adventure they had together when he was Superbaby.

Story: “Superboy’s Glass House” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Clark Kent robot, Superboy robot
Villains: Mr. Electronics, Nexo (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: To escape a criminal scientist’s mind-reading device that threatens to divulge his secret identity, Superboy remains behind a plastic thought-shielding bubble of his own creation.

Story: “The Dog-Catcher of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #261)
GS: Krypto
Villain: Burt Bentley (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy and Krypto teach a lesson to a crooked dog-catcher.

Adventure Comics No. 261
June 1959
Cover: Lois Lane and Lana Lang attacking Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy Meets Lois Lane” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #73 / 74)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #63; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #131), Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Gladys Blake, Joan Todd, Camp Hiawatha girls, Camp Chieftain boys (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane joins Lana Lang at a girls’ summer camp in hopes of meeting Superboy, which she does.  While there, she does her best to interfere in Lana’s attempts to uncover Superboy’s secret identity.

Superboy No. 74
July 1959
Cover: Jor-El, Lara, Superboy, and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Return of Jor-El and Lara” (Chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Voyage To New Krypton” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Orphan of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #261 / 262)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara, Lana Lang, Krypto (as characters in a dream)
Synopsis: Affected by Red Kryptonite, Superboy falls into a delirium and has a dream in which his parents, Jor-El and Lara, have survived the destruction of Krypton and take him, Jonathan and Martha Kent, and Krypto to a new planet, on which all of them but Superboy perish when a moon falls on it.  The shock of dreaming this event snaps Superboy back to wakefulness and normality.

Adventure Comics No. 262
July 1959
Cover: Superboy restraining giant Krypto from breaking out of house as Jonathan and Martha Kent watch //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Colossal Superdog” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #74)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto, Superboy robots
Synopsis: Krypto is affected by the radiations of a strange element and a Kryptonite meteor, making him a giant and giving him rabies.  Superboy finally cures him by using the same elements to make himself a giant, giving Krypto an X-ray vision treatment, and then turning his own vision on himself by way of mirrors to reduce himself to normal size.

Superman No. 131
August 1959
Story: “The Unknown Super-Deeds” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #262 / 263)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #216; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75), Mrs. Mark Olsen (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #216; next appears, behind the scenes, in flashback in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75, in which she dies), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERBOY #63; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #362 (2)), Lois Lane (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #261; next appears in SUPERBOY #90)
Intro: Chuck (only appearance)
Comment: Even though this story has a Superman logo, it is a Superboy story; Superman does not appear in it, except in cameo.
Synopsis: Superboy has a fairly routine day, not knowing he has helped three of his greatest future friends--Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Lois Lane.

Adventure Comics No.263
August 1959
Cover: Superboy, Jonathan Kent in disguise, and Sherlock Haymes //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Great Superboy Doublecross” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in SUPERBOY #75)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: “Sherlock” Haymes, Tommy Todd, Mr. Todd, Pete Henshaw, Jerry McLain, Mrs. McLain, Johnny Worth (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Jonathan Kent is given $1,000 for saving detective “Sherlock” Haymes’s life, a deed actually accomplished by Clark Kent, he concocts a way of giving it back ethically...by paying Haymes $1,000 to discover Superboy’s secret identity.

Superboy No. 75
September 1959
Cover: Martha Kent watching Jonathan Kent trying to spank Superboy; Superbaby and Krypto vignettes //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s First Day At School” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #263; also appears in flashback; see Comment for MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #262; also appears in flashback; last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #19; next chronological appearance in issue #70), Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Synopsis: When Lana Lang tries--and fails again--to expose Clark Kent as Superboy on their way to high school, Clark remembers his first day in school, when, in clear sight of a six-year-old Lana, he exhibited his super-powers several times.

Story: “How Krypto Made History” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto
GA: Babe Ruth, George Washington, Walter (the Dutch Boy), Robin Hood, King Arthur, Mayor Brook (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #250)
Villain: A henchmen of the Sheriff of Nottingham (first and only appearance)
Comment: It is impossible to reconcile the scene of Krypto plugging the dike in Holland ahead of Walter with Superboy helping Walter do the same thing in issue #3.  It is possible that these incidents depict two different dikes and two different Dutch boys.  It should also be noted that, while Superboy is helping Washington cross the Delaware in issue #2, Krypto is flying ahead and melting ice in the river.  Neither one apparently noticed the other.
Synopsis: In search of ancient dinosaur bones that actually taste good, Krypto travels back in time, inadvertently affecting Babe Ruth’s 60th homer, George Washington crossing the Delaware, Walter the Dutch boy plugging the leak in the dike, Robin Hood being attacked, and the future King Arthur pulling the sword from the stone.  But when he gets to the era of the dinosaurs, Superboy arrives and pulls him away before he can bite a fresh bone.  The Boy of Steel brings his dog to a first-anniversary celebration for him in Smallville.  An attempt to get Krypto a frozen mammoth bone doesn’t work out, so Krypto has to settle for dog biscuits.

Story: “The Punishment of Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #264; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GA: A Clark Kent robot (first chronological appearance)
Intro: Slugger Cole (only appearance)
Synopsis: When Jonathan Kent receives the Father of the Year award, Clark Kent remembers how he was once disobedient to him and, after flaunting his ability to withstand any punishment meted out, was finally disciplined in a meaningful way--emotionally.

Adventure Comics No. 264
September 1959
Cover: Superboy vs. Zall-Dix //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Helpless Hero” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #75 / 76)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Zall-Dix’s father (only appearance)
Villain: Zall-Dix (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Rather than become a meteor-watcher like his father, alien youth Zall-Dix comes to Earth, distorting Superboy’s powers in hopes of blackmailing him into exchanging bodies via mental-transfer ray.

Superboy No. 76
October 1959
Cover: Superbaby changing tire on toy car, Super-Monkey ripping wheel off of Jonathan Kent’s car //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Monkey From Krypton” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #264; also appears as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro and origin: Super-Monkey (Beppo; in flashback; last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #173 (2), pg. 1, panel 3; next appears in SUPERMAN #173 (2), pg. 2, panel 5)
Intro: An organ-grinder (in flashback; only appearance)
Comment: It is obvious that there must have been enough material left from Superbaby’s Kryptonian blankets to make him a new playsuit, since Super-Monkey left Earth with his original one.
Synopsis: While visiting a zoo, Clark Kent is reminded of how, when he was a child, an experimental monkey of Jor-El’s had stowed away aboard his rocket, escaping before it exploded, gaining super-powers on Earth, taking Clark’s Kryptonian playsuit for himself, causing trouble for baby Clark, and eventually fleeing to outer space.  Clark wonders when he will see Super-Monkey again.

Story: “The Biggest Bully In Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Brick Ransome, John Desmond, Warder (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Kents take a juvenile delinquent into their home, and soon learn the error of their ways--especially when he discovers that Clark Kent is Superboy.

Story: “The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #265)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Mayor Brook (next appears in ?)
Intro: Joe Timmons (only appearance)
GS: Superboy robots, Clark Kent robot
Synopsis: Noting that Clark Kent never comes in for a haircut (because his hair doesn’t grow that much in Earth’s atmosphere), Joe Timmons, a barber, suspects he is Superboy and tries to confirm it by luring Clark in for a haircut.

Adventure Comics No. 265
October 1959
Cover: Superboy, Superman robot, Jonathan and Martha Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The First Superman Robot” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #76)
GS: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #257; next appears in SUPERMAN #133), Krypto, Superboy robots
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: A Superman robot
Synopsis: A freak accident with time-viewers causes Superboy and Superman to exchange time-eras, and, unless they reverse the act within a night, both will be stranded in alien times for a year.

Adventure Comics No. 266
November 1959
Cover: Krypto ripping Clark Kent’s shirt away to reveal his Superboy costume //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super-Pranks of Krypto” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #77)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: A blob, a tree-man, a Kokumbaz (only appearance for all)
Villain: Kosmon the Hunter (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A space-hunter captures Krypto and employs a protoplasmic shape-changer to lure Superboy into his clutches.

Superboy No. 77
December 1959
Cover: Superboy and Freddy Shaw playing tennis on the moon; vignettes of Superbaby and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Space Adventures of Krypto” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Wrtier: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #264)
GS: Krypto
Intro: Dog-worshipping aliens (only appearance)
Synopsis: Krypto goes romping in space, saves a cat in a space capsule, is briefly made king of a world by its dog-worshipping inhabitants, and destroys a bunch of flesh-eating plants.

Story: “The Grandson of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting characters: Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: MatthewHiram Kent (Jonathan Kent’s father and Superboy’s foster grandfather; in flashback; last chronological appearance in issue #113; dies before the present-day portion of this story), Mrs. Matthew Hiram Kent (in flashback; Jonathan Kent’s mother and Superboy’s foster grandmother; last chronological appearance in issue #113; last appearance)
Comment: Jonathan Kent’s father is merely called Hiram in this story.  However, he is named Matthew in issue #113 (which also reveals him as a wounded veteran of the Spanish-American War) and, since his name is relettered as “Matthew” when this story is reprinted in SUPERMAN #212, we have chosen to accept “Matthew” as his first name and “Hiram” as his middle name.
Synopsis: Finding a marionette made by Jonathan Kent’s father Matthew reminds Clark Kent of the day he visited his foster grandparents and briefly became a living “marionette” in one of Matthew Kent’s shows.

Story: “Superboy’s Best Friend” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #267)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Clark Kent robot
Intro: Freddy Shaw (dies in this story), a Freddy Shaw robot, Jack, Mr. Grey, Dr. Kenyon (only appearance for all)
Villains: Joe Shaw, Rick Farrow (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Clark Kent gains a new friend, Freddy Shaw, and reveals his secret identity to him...but Freddy reveals the secret while in the grip of a brain fever to his convict brother.

Adventure Comics No. 267
December 1959
Cover: Superboy imprisoned in Kryptonite cage by Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Prisoner of the Super-Heroes” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #77 / 78)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (between SUPERBOY #77 / 78), Mayor Brook
GS: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (the Legion of Super-Heroes; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #323; all next chronologically appear in SUPERBOY #86), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERBOY #77)
Intro: A race of alien super-beings (only appearance)
Villain: A convict (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the second Legion of Super-Heroes appearance.
Synopsis: When the Legion of Super-Heroes come to Smallville, scoop Superboy at every turn, and make the Smallville citizenry (including Superboy’s parents) turn against him, the Boy of Steel exiles himself from Earth...and falls into a Kryptonite trap the Legionnaires have set for him, thinking he will become a traitor to America in the future as shown by their time-viewer.  Superboy escapes from the Kryptonite jail, saves the Legionnaires, and demonstrates that he will not become a traitor, gaining their approval.

Superboy No. 78
January 1960
Cover: Jor-El’s “ghost”, Superboy, Jonathan and Martha Kent; Superbaby vignette //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #267)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
Intro: Shar-La (only appearance); Arrow Girl (a character in a dream; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Lana Lang, Krypto (as characters in a dream)
Synopsis: Superboy saves a spacecraft driven by a woman, who takes exception to his chauvinist thoughts and hypnotizes him into dreaming he has been given a sex change and has to operate as “Super-Sister”.

Story: “The Origin of Superboy’s Costume” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology; origin retold in detail in this story)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan and Martha Kent (both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Synopsis: Superboy remembers how, when he was a baby, Jonathan and Martha Kent found a way to weave the yarn of his three Kryptonian blankets into a red-and-blue playsuit, and later fashioned them into a super-costume for Superboy.

Story: “The Ghost of Jor-El” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #268)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Cameo: Jor-El (as an illusion)
Intro: Miss Miller (only appearance), Fuzastl, Tlndsa (Mxyzptlk’s parents; only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (first chronological appearance; next appears in issue #83), three crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Mxyzptlk, a 5th dimensional teenager, is penalized by his parents for playing too many pranks with his magic, he goes illegally through a space-warp to Earth’s dimension.  There he sees Superboy and decides to bedevil him with pranks, including an illusion of Jor-El’s ghost telling him to leave Earth.  But Mxyzptlk’s father, observing the incident, sends Superboy a message revealing that he can banish the sprite back to the 5th dimension for 90 days by getting him to say his name backwards.  Superboy does so, and Mxyzptlk is warped back home, where he faces punishment from his father and vows vengeance on Superboy.

Adventure Comics No. 268
January 1960
Cover: Clark Kent visiting Superboy exhibit //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Week That Clark Kent Lost His Memory” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writers: Otto Binder (?), Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #78)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: A Superboy robot, Krypto
Intro: Edwin Merritt
Cameo appearances: Davy Crockett, George Washington, Buffalo Bill (as statues)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A chunk of Red Kryptonite gives Clark Kent amnesia, and a Superboy robot must take his place while he wanders into misadventures.

Adventure Comics No. 269
February 1960
Cover: Solar Boy making captive Krypto watch film of himself and Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Krypto’s Mean Master” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #79; also appears in flashback, between second and third stories in SUPERBOY #51)
Supporting characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto (also appears in flashback between second and third stories in SUPERBOY #51)
Villain: Solar Boy (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy reprimands Krypto for playing super-pranks, the Dog of Steel goes into space and finds a new super-powered master in Solar Boy, who turns out to be a sadistic tormentor of the dog.

Superboy No. 79
March 1960
Cover: Lara and Kal-El looking on as Jor-El puts Krypto in rocket //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Spoiled Superboy” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #269)
Supporting Characters: Mayor Brook, Martha Kent
Intro: Police chief Edwards, Swanson, “Killer” Briggs (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: After Smallville city council president Swanson rejects the proposal to make Superboy an honorary member of the police force on the grounds that it might lead him to abuse his powers, the Boy of Steel unfairly but legally uses his powers to win a prize-fight and two contests.  Then he gives all the prizes back to demonstrate he will not really abuse his powers. The city council votes to go ahead and give Superboy the honorary badge of a police deputy.

Story: “The Notorious Captain Sinbad Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mayor Brook
Intro: Sinbad Kent (Jonathan Kent’s ancestor;  only appearance), Ed Dunn, Ben (only appearance for all), Vincent Kent, Lewis Kent, George Kent, John Kent (Jonathan Kent’s ancestors; no appearance; names only mentioned; only appearance for all), Hubert Lang, Richard Lang, Douglas Lang, Rupert B. Lang, Dennis Lang (Lana Lang’s ancestors; no appearance; names only mentioned; only appearance for all)
Cameo: George Washington (on a portrait)
Comment: Matthew Hiram Kent, Jonathan’s father, is not shown in the Kents’ family tree as drawn up by Clark’s teacher.  The Kent ancestry as shown in this story and others goes as follows:
 Jonas and Maria Kent (puppeteers; shown in issue #108) (16??-??; both extant in 1680)
 Sinbad Kent (pirate and secret agent): 1757-1819   Roger Kent (Revolutionary War)
 John Kent (lawyer): 1790-1856       Seth Kent, Hiram Kent (Civil War)
 George Kent (teacher): 1820-1879   Cyrus Kent (scout for Gen. Custer)
 Lewis Kent (scientist): 1852-1907
 Vincent Kent (merchant): 1869-1919
 (Matthew Hiram Kent (farmer): not shown; but Jonathan Kent’s naming Sinbad as his “great-great-great-great-grandfather” works out generationally for this result)
 Jonathan Kent, Burt Kent, Kendall Kent (all brothers; sons of Matthew Hiram Kent)
 In addition, issue #189 reveals several other Kent family members: Sir Julian Kent (judge), 16??; Mark Kent (farmer), Capt. John Kent (sea captain), Simon Kent (wigmaker), whose places in the family tree are unknown.
 Lana Lang’s ancestry includes the following:
 Dennis Lang (explorer): 1721-1801
 Rupert B. Lang (admiral): 1735-1829
 Douglas Lang (governor): 1771-1850
 Richard Lang (general): 1797-1870
 Hubert Lang (judge): 1820-1891
 Doc Langdon (medicine show pitchman): 18??-18?? (alive during 1876; Lewis Lang’s great-grandfather on his mother’s side)
 Laura Langdon: 18??-?? (born before 1876, probably circa 1860; Lewis Lang’s grandmother on his mother’s side)
 Probably three more generations of Langs are born beween Hubert Lang and Prof. Lewis Lang.  The Langdon side of the family is revealed in issue #103.
Synopsis:   Jonathan Kent is disgraced when a genealogy chart drawn up in Smallville High School exposes the fact that his ancestor during the Revolutionary War, Captain Sinbad Kent, was a notorious pirate.  Superboy goes back in time, has an adventure with Sinbad Kent, and proves that he was actually a secret agent working for General Washington.  After Superboy returns to the present, this is confirmed by the discovery of a document clearing Sinbad Kent’s name, signed by George Washington himself.  The Kent family’s reputation is redeemed.

Story: “Life on Krypton” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto (in flashback; earliest chronological appearance?; next chronological appearance in issue #83; see comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Kryptonians (in flashback)
Intro: Jal-Dix, a Kryptonian announcer (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Comment: The scene depicting Jonathan Kent’s General Store as existing in baby Kal-El’s time on pg. 7, panel 2 is inaccurate.  As shown in other stories, Jonathan and Martha Kent lived on a farm until a few years after Kal-El came to Earth, buying the general store shortly before Clark Kent began grade school.
 This is the first appearance of Superboy’s Mind-Prober Ray.
Synopsis: Superboy uses his powers of Total Recall and a Mind-Prober Ray to remember events of his babyhood on Krypton, with Jonathan Kent listening and Martha Kent transcribing Superboy’s recollections.  He recalls how, about a year before Krypton’s destruction, Jor-El accidentally sent Krypto into space in a test rocket, breaking two-year-old Kal-El’s heart and causing Lara to take her son and leave him.  But after Lara hears Jor-El called a fool at a public exhibition for having predicted Krypton’s imminent doom, she decides to return to her husband.
Meanwhile, Superbaby accidentally triggers another experimental rocket which knocks Krypto’s rocket out of orbit and safely back to Krypton, where he is reunited with the puppy.  Superboy emerges from his memory-session, deciding that he will continue with his memoirs in the future.

Adventure Comics No. 270
March 1960
Cover: Nerp Gikk and Irm Gikk removing Jonathan and Martha Kent masks before sleeping Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Stolen Identities” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writers: Jerry Siegel (?), Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #79 / 80)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (all between SUPERBOY #79 / 80)
GS: Superboy robots
Intro: A sculptor (only appearance)
Villains: Nerp Gikk, Irm Gikk, and other Xelthuians, a bank robber (first and only appearance of all)
Comment: In this story Red Kryptonite makes Superboy fat, tiny, and giant-sized.
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent are abducted to the sub-atomic world of Xelthu, and two Xelthuians impersonate them, but cannot deceive Superboy for long.  Even though their attempt to use a Red Kryptonite ray to transfer him to their world goes awry, he is able to save their tiny world and regain his parents.

Superboy No. 80
April 1960
Cover: Superboy playing darts with Supergirl //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Thief of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #270)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #270)
Intro: Zoorians (only appearance)
Villains: Zog, Jix (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Two criminals from the planet Zooria attempt to make Superboy their pawn at thievery by threatening his foster parents.

Story: “The Shyest Boy In Town” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #270; next appears in SUPERMAN #137)
GS: Krypto (next appears in SUPERMAN #137), Clark Kent robot
Intro: Dr. Wiles, Rita, Doris (only appearance for all)  Principal Standish (next appears in ?)
Synopsis: When a school psychologist tries to get the whole high school to bring Clark out of his “inferiority complex”, it creates problems for Clark and Superboy.

Story: “Superboy Meets Supergirl” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: John Forte
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERMAN #137; also appears as Superman, between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #108 / SUPERMAN #136)
Supporting character: Martha Kent
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo appearances: Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (in flashback)
Intro: Mermen of an aqua-world, Tommy Dale (only appearance for all)
Villains: Robot invaders (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments: This story takes place as far back as 1938, according to the date revealed on pg. 2, panel 2.
 As shown in many later stories, particularly with the Legion of Super-Heroes, the effect of the Albo flowers on Superboy’s memory is reinforced by a post-hypnotic suggestion Supergirl has given him (not depicted), which causes him to forget anything he learns about his future life when he returns to his own time.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy is bedeviled by Super-Bully, as shown in SUPERMAN #137.
Synopsis: After hearing Superman muse on how unhappy he was as a boy, never having a playmate with the same powers as his own, Supergirl goes back in time to meet him as Superboy.  After she explains her existence and plans to him, Supergirl romps with Superboy in a fun-tour throughout the universe.  Later on, though, Supergirl realizes that Superboy may one day accidentally reveal her existence.  Thus, she has Superboy sniff the aroma of a flower on the planet Albo which removes from him the memory of what has taken place in the last week.  Supergirl has returned to 1960 by that time, and contemplates crossing the time-barrier again to see him at another time.

Adventure Comics No. 272
May 1960
Cover: Superboy and Boris Xavier watching Krypto battle a junk-monster //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super Star of Hollywood” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERMAN #137; next appears in SUPERBOY #81)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #137)
Intro: Boris Xavier, Tyrone Clover, Brenda Glamour (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Krypto becomes the star of three quickie Hollywood movies, his ego swells to super-proportions, until Superboy brings him down a peg and he decides to go back to being Superboy’s pet.

Superboy No. 81
June 1960
Cover: Superboy as “Jal Quorz”, Ral and Jinnia Quorz //Curt Sawn / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Weaking From Earth” (Chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Revolt of the Weaklings” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #272)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #137), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Ral Quorz, Jinnia Quorz, Varl Quorz, Llela Llark, Zollo (a dog)
Villains: Zozz, the Weakling Search Squad, Kang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Superboy reveals that, at this point in time, he has no knowledge of boxing and is unused to hand-to-hand fighting.  Later, he gains a working knowledge of fighting techniques, including klurkor, the Kryptonian martial art, but is still a relative tyro in boxing by the time he meets Muhammad Ali as Superman in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-.
 It is also posited in this story that Kryptonians retain their powers of super-strength, flight, super-breath, and super-speed (the muscular powers) under a red sun on a world of lower gravity, but other stories dispute this claim.
 Red Kryptonite affects Superboy in this story by giving him super-powers under heavier gravity.
 Jor-El is revealed to have sent unmanned experimental rockets into space in this story.
Synopsis: Superboy, in space, finds an unmanned rocket sent by Jor-El, and drifts into the gravitational field of Xenon, a Krypton-sized planet under a red sun.  There, he discovers that the Xenonites have super-strength, super-speed, super-breath, and flight powers, since their planet was originally much larger than Krypton but was shrunk by “cosmic forces.”  Superboy has no powers on Xenon and is unable to return to Earth, but is adopted by two Xenonites, Ral and Zinnia Quorz.  Later, he is discovered to be a weakling by the Weakling Search Squad, and exiled by order of the tyrant Zozz to the “Weakling World”.  But his powers are restored by a freak effect of Red Kryptonite, and he leads a revolt against Zozz that dethrones the tyrant.  Rings of radiant material formed by an atomic weapon exploding a mountain are formed about the planet, removing the Xenonites’ powers.  A democratic government is instituted on Xenon, and Superboy returns to Earth before his Red K-boosted powers fade.

Story: “The Millionaire Pupil” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #273)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Peter Perkins
Synopsis: Superboy teaches a lesson to a spoiled boy millionaire.

Adventure Comics No. 273
June 1960
Cover: Lana Lang and others watching Ted Grahame box Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Boy Who Was Stronger Than Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #81 / 82)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Ted Grahame, Mr. and Mrs. Grahame (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Exposure to the radiation of a meteor gives Ted Grahame greater power than Superboy, but proves problematic as well.

Superboy No. 82
July 1960
Cover: Superboy vs. Bizarro-Krypto  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The War Against Superboy”
 Chapter 1: “The Battle of the Robots” (9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Battle of Krypto” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Battle of Superboy” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Sikela
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #273 / 274)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Mayor Brook
GS: Superboy robots (destroyed in this story; reformed into “Robot X”), Krypto
Intro: A Bizarro-Krypto (dies in this story)
Villains: The General, the Brain, and their gang (including Shorty and Finney; first and only appearance for all; The Brain is not to be confused with the Doom Patrol villain)
Comment: This story takes place in early July.
 This is the second instance of a duplicator machine creating a Bizarro.
Synopsis: In revenge for Superboy’s interference in his criminal pursuits, the General, a crime-boss with military modus operandi, first destroys Superboy’s robots, then has his scientist aide The Brain create a Bizarro-Krypto to lure the real Krypto into space, then endangers Superboy with a Kryptonite deathtrap.  Superboy manages to activate the surviving brain of a demolished robot enough for it to cannibalize itself a new body, after which it comes to his rescue and helps him defeat the General and the Brain.

Adventure Comics No. 274
July 1960
Cover: Superboy and 6-3KX //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Thing That Stalked Smallville” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #82)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: 6-3KX and other Zarons (only appearance for all)
Villains: Officer Burke, Dr. Edward Moss, BL-X2, Mr. and Mrs. Talbert, Major Ashby, the Mayor of Smallville, Chief Rogan, Judd West (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: Since we’d hate to believe that Mr. Reed, the regular editor of the Smallville News, and Mayor Brook (who doesn’t resemble the mayor in this story) are really enemy aliens from outer space, we’ve posited that the aliens recently took over Reed’s and Brook’s postitions.
Synopsis: An alien who looks like a hairy monster comes to Earth to execute nine criminals from his world of Zaron, and Superboy accompanies him through Smallville, allowing him to turn the villains--who have infiltrated Smallville thoroughly--to stone with rays from his eyes.

Adventure Comics No. 275
August 1960
Cover: Superboy watching Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne changing into Superman and Batman on time-viewer //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Origin of the Superman-Batman Team” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #83; also appears as Superman, between ACTION COMICS #267 / WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #111)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Bruce Wayne (last chronological appearance in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #192; becomes the Flying Fox for this story only; also appears as Batman, between BATMAN #133 / DETECTIVE COMICS #282), Dr. and Mrs. Philip Wayne (last appearance in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #84; last chronological appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Robin (in flashback)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: As shown in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #71, Bruce Wayne already knows that Clark Kent is Superboy.  Most likely, his matching voices with the oscilloscope is a way to give Superboy a false idea of how he deduced his identity, so that he will not remember their earlier meeting, of which knowledge Bruce is probably ashamed.
 This is the first story in which Bruce Wayne learns, however briefly, that he will someday become the Batman.
Synopsis: Superboy uses his time-viewer to see himself as Superman accompanying Batman on a future crook-catching operation, after which the two heroes resume their Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne identities.  Later, Bruce Wayne moves to Smallville, and, with some prodding from Lana Lang, briefly assumes the identity of the Flying Fox and becomes a partner to Superboy.  Lana challenges Bruce to discover Superboy’s true identity.  He does, but he confesses it to Superboy without telling Lana and, feeling he is too young to be trusted with the secret, has Superboy hypnotically remove the knowledge from his mind.  Later, Bruce and his foster parents leave Smallville.

Superboy No. 83
September 1960
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and Krypto watching Superboy dream of Kryptonite Kid and his dog //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Dreams of Doom” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #275)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan and Martha Kent
Villains: The Kryptonite Kid and the Kryptonite Dog (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #99), Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #78; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #306)
Synopsis: When a youthful criminal and his dog gain the powers of Green Kryptonite radiation from passing through a green space-cloud, they come to Earth and endanger Superboy and Krypto with their radiation and their abilities to transform anything they touch into Kryptonite.  But Mr. Mxyzptlk appears and, rather than see his old enemies destroyed by someone else, teleports the Kryptonite Kid and Kryptonite Dog away, restores the objects turned into Kryptonite to their former natures, and then vanishes.

Story: “The Old Maid of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman (also claimed by Jerry Siegel)
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Martha Kent
Intro: Edith Finch, John Hale, Mrs. Smith (only appearance for all)
Villain: Ed Hicks (only appearance)
Synopsis: When an “old maid” teacher comes to Smallville High and is cruelly taunted, Superboy takes a hand and helps her find romance.

Story: “The Invasion of Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #276; also appears in flashback as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara, Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Alien invaders (in flashback; only appearance for all)
Comment: This story confirms again that, under conditions of reduced gravity, Kryptonians will gain strength and flight powers even if they are under a red sun.
Synopsis: Superboy once again uses his Total Recall and mind-prober ray to remember another episode of his childhood on Krypton.  This time, he remembers how, when he and Krypto were treated with Jor-El’s anti-gravity ray, they used their resultant powers to defeat an alien invasion force.

Adventure Comics No. 276
September 1960
Cover: Superboy playing checkers with Metalman on asteroid  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Robinson Crusoe of Space” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #83 / 84)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (both in flashback), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Metalman (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy is marooned on a small planet in space, where he is helped by a robot “Friday”.

Superboy No. 84
October 1960
Cover: Superboy and the Rainbow Raider //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy Meets William Tell” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #276)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: William Tell and his son (last seen in issue #3)
Intro: Mrs. William Tell
Villain: Gessler (last seen in issue #3)
Comment: It is possible this is an Earth-B story, since Superboy has already met William Tell in issue #3.  Chronology is not complete yet on all “real” historical personages in the Earth-One universe.
Synopsis: Clark Kent is assigned to write a report on William Tell.  He goes back in time as Superboy to do research, and ends up helping Tell train to shoot the apple off his son’s head.
Then he helps Tell and his rebels nab Gessler, before coming home.

Story: “The Rainbow Raider” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (becomes the Rainbow Raider in this one story), Martha Kent
Intro: Sgt. Clancy
Villains: Vic Munster (first appearance; next appears in issue #164) and his gang (including Doc; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent helps Superboy nab the Vic Munster gang by dressing up as the Rainbow Raider and pretending to commit robberies with the “hypnotic” device on his helmet.

Story: “The Super-Injun of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #277)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Big Foot, Corobee Indians, Mr. Worth and his son (only appearance for all)
Villains: Jim and his confederate (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Big Foot, an Indian teenager, buys a Superboy outfit at Kent’s General Store and, when he goes back to his reservation, begins pushing around smaller children, declaring himself “Super-Injun”.  Superboy masquerades as Little Pony, another Indian, to teach him a lesson.

Adventure Comics No. 277
October 1960
Cover: Superboy and Krypto repelled by aliens’ force-field //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Duel For Earth” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #84)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: General Whitlow (only appearance)
Villains: Leader and two other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To stave off an alien invasion, Superboy engages in a duel with three representatives of their race.

Adventure Comics No. 278
November 1960
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Supergirl, and Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Supergirl In Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #85)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 271), Superboy robots, Clark Kent robot, Krypto
Intro: Jane Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Jones
Comment: In this story, Jonathan and Martha Kent learn of Supergirl’s future existence, and apparently keep it secret from Clark Kent for the rest of their lives.
Synopsis: Feeling blue because Superman has not judged her ready for adoption, Linda Lee hits on the idea of going back to Superboy’s time, revealing her existence secretly to Jonathan and Martha Kent, spending some time with them and Clark, and seeing if she can keep her Supergirl identity a secret during that time.  She almost succeeds, but botches it when she flies through a window in what would have been plain sight of others.  Supergirl returns to her own time and to Midvale Orphanage.

Superboy No. 85
December 1960
Cover: Superboy, Mighty Boy, and Mighty Dog //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Mystery of Mighty Boy” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Superboy’s Lost Friend” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #278)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Mighty Boy (Zarl Kazzan; formerly Keith), Mighty Dog (Rovo), Chad and Vela Zazzan, Charise Kaan (only appearance for all), Prof. and Mrs. Charles Keith (in flashback; both die in this story)
Synopsis: Superboy finds a new super-powered friend, Mighty Boy of the planet Zumoor, but must leave him when he learns that his body acts like Red Kryptonite on him.

Story: “The Impossible Mission” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appeaance in ADVENTURE COMICS #279)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Abraham Lincoln (dies in this story)
Intro: Mary Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln (of Earth-One; only appearance for both)
Villains: John Wilkes Booth (of Earth-One; first appearance), Lex Luthor (as an adult; between ACTION COMICS #267 / 271)
Comment: Superboy is paralyzed by Red Kryptonite in this story.
 This story happens as late as 1937in the framing sequence.
Synopsis: When Superboy goes back in time to 1865 to prevent Lincoln’s assassination, he finds Luthor there, who paralyzes him with Red Kryptonite, and learns that history cannot be changed.

Adventure Comics No. 279
December 1960
Cover: Robot teacher projecting images of Mercury, Superboy, and Peter Pan for students and Superboy //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy Visits the 50th Century” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #85 / 86)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Sarah Lang
Intro: Lita Lang (Lana’s 50th Century descendant), Thaddee Lang (her father), Headman Thorz (only appearance for all)
Intro: White Kryptonite
Cameo: Mercury, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Santa Claus (as pictures in a book)
Comment: Most likely, Lita Lang is a descendant of Lana’s brother, unless one of Lana’s female descendants also married a man named Lang.
Synopsis: Superboy is yanked by a scientist’s time-probe into the 50th Century, where no one believes he really existed.

Superboy No. 86
January 1961
Cover: Superboy vs. Kryptonite “men” //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Super Coward” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #279)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GA: Superboy robot
Intro: Superboy Robot 3 (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: While Superboy is on a space mission, he leaves a robot to do his super-deeds for him on Earth.  But a mishap causes the robot to become cowardly, and it ruins Superboy’s reputation.

Story: “The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #102), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appear in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2)
Villains: Joe and his friend (only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story, it is revealed that Superboy has blue eyes, weighs 145 pounds, and has a waist measurement of 30 inches.
 It is also revealed that Pete Ross’s father is a police scientist, his uncle (possibly on his mother’s side) is in Scotland Yard, and his grandfather was a Secret Service agent.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy is almost frozen to death by an element from his old rocket, as shown in the second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2.
Synopsis: Pete Ross befriends Clark Kent and takes his fingerprints and measurments.  At first, Clark believes Pete intends to reveal his Superboy identity.  Instead, Pete has only been doing it to confirm that Clark is a good choice to play Superboy in a school pageant.  Clark decides he’s found a real friend.

Story: “The Army of Living Kryptonite Men” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #280)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent(last appearance in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #280), Lana Lang (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #280)
GS: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (the Legion of Super-Heroes; all between ADVENTURE COMICS #267 / 290), Krypto
Villains: Lex Luthor (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #251; next appearance in issue #91), Kryptonite Men (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the fourth Legion of Super-Heroes appearance.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor, who has created a helmet which allows him to animate stone, lures Superboy and Krypto to a remote asteroid and attacks him with “living” Kryptonite men.  However, the Legion of Super-Heroes, which has been monitoring the battle from the future, sends Lightning Lad to rescue the Boy of Steel and help him defeat the teenage scientist.

Adventure Comics No. 280
January 1961
Cover: Lori Lemaris, Superboy, and Lana Lang //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy and the Mermaid From Atlantis” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #86)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #129 / SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2, 3), Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last chronological appearance in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2)
GA: Tom Curry, Arthur Curry (as a baby; the future Aquaman), Alanna Curry (in flashback)
Intro: Britt and Omra Lemaris (Lori’s parents; only appearance), Jim Saunders, Morgol (a friendly monster)
Comment: This story contains the first acknowledgment of the two separate races of Atlanteans, and possibly the first mention of Christ’s name in a DC comic.
 Despite the fact that Superboy raised the Titanic in issue #144, it is depicted in this story as still being on the ocean floor.  Perhaps Superboy put it back.
Synopsis: Lori Lemaris, the teenage mermaid from Atlantis, tells a series of whoppers to attract the attention of Superboy.  Learning that Lori is stretching the truth, Superboy uses his super-brain to “clear...away negative thought patterns so that [Lori] would know the difference between good and bad”.  But Britt Lemaris, Lori’s father, super-hypnotizes Superboy, Lori, and Lana Lang into forgetting their encounter to keep Atlantis’s existence a secret.

Adventure Comics No. 281
February 1961
Cover: Superboy awarded to Chester and Agnes Hurd at court while Jonathan and Martha Kent and Lana Lang look on //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s New Parents” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #87)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Villains: Chester Hurd, Agnes Hurd, Chip Staley (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Superboy is declared to be legally an adult.
Synopsis: Hoping to exploit him for profit, Chester and Agnes Hurd have Superboy legally declared an orphan and arrange to adopt him.

Superboy No. 87
March 1961
Cover: Superbaby vs. thought-beast; Kolli vignette  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “When Lana Lang First Suspected Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (in flashback; last chronological appearance in issue #10; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #50), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Prof. Lewis Lang (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Dr. Muir, Dr. Horten (Lana’s uncle; only appearance for both)
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots
Comment: Despite the title of this story, Lana Lang has suspected Clark of being Superboy ever since Superboy’s debut.
 It is confirmed in this story that the Langs have been travelling abroad for several years before they return to Smallville.  Actually, they have probably only been abroad shortly after Lana’s first year of grade school began, and then return when Clark and Lana are both about 8.
 The second story in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #18 probably takes place just after the flashback portion of this story.
Synopsis: When Lana Lang almost discovers Clark Kent’s Superboy identity, he recalls earlier times when she tried to expose him as the Boy of Steel during a dentist’s appointment, a vaccination, and a skiing trip.

Story: “Krypto’s First Romance” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto
Intro: Kolli (a super-bitch from Mogar; only appearance)
Villains: The Zenites (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Krypto falls in love with a female dog named Kolli from the planet Mogar whom he saves from a space capsule.  He takes her to a pool of water which gives her super-powers when she drinks from it, but learns that emanations from her now-powerful body have stolen his own powers.  Thus, both Krypto and Kolli must separate, pining for each other helplessly for many days to come.

Story: “The Scarlet Jungle of Krypton” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #282; also appears as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: The thought-beast (a Kryptonian animal; in flashback)
Comment: This story introduces Krypton’s Scarlet Jungle.
Synopsis: Using his mind-prober ray, Superboy remembers an incident in which baby Kal-El was accidentally teleported for a time to the Scarlet Jungle of Krypton.

Adventure Comics No. 282
March 1961
Cover: Lana Lang, Superboy, and Star Boy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #87 / 88)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang (both between SUPERBOY #87 / 88), Prof. Lewis Lang (between SUPERBOY #86 / 88), Sarah Lang (between issues #279 / 285)
Intro and origin: Star Boy (Thom Kallor; appearance chronologically between flashbacks in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #306)
GA: Cosmic Boy (chronologically between ACTION COMICS #267 / 276), Saturn Girl (chronologically between ACTION COMICS #267 / SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 flashback (pg. 24, panel 6), Lightning Lad (chronologically between ACTION COMICS #267 / issue #301 flashback; with the above characters, Star Boy, and Superboy, compose the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Intro: Fryd and Mira Kallor (Star Boy’s parents; last chronological appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #306; both next appear in issue #356), Zynthia (only appearance)
Villains: Two criminals from Xanthu (only appearance)
Comment: This story is partially recycled from “Lana Lang’s Romance on Mars” in issue #195.
 This is the fifth Legion of Super-Heroes appearance.
Synopsis: Superboy meets Star Boy, a Legionnaire from the future, with powers similar to his own, who enlists him to capture two criminals from his world of Xanthu who have fled to 20th Century Earth.  Lana Lang embroils Star Boy in a scheme to make Superboy jealous by Star Boy’s pretending to fall in love with her, threatening to reveal his secret identity to one of the crooks if herefuses.  Superboy learns of the scheme, pretends to fall in love with Star Boy’s girlfriend, and induces Lana to confess.  She and Superboy return to the 20th Century.

Superboy No. 88
April 1961
Cover: Aliens watching Superboy on monitor //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Invader From Earth” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #282)
Intro: A race of aliens (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy tries to help out an alien race, but his every effort goes wrong, and they mistake him for an evil demon.

Story: “The One-Man Team” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang, Chief Parker, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Principal Standish
Intro: Rubek, Kendal, coach of Smallville’s football team (only appearance for all)
Villains: Duke and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, we learn Lana Lang is a cheerleader at Smallville High School, and get our first glimpse of the lamp-signal that tells Clark Kent of a summons from the president, Chief Parker, or Prof. Lewis Lang.
Synopsis: When Smallville suffers yet another crushing loss in a football game, the principal of Smallville High and the coach of their football team ask Superboy to go out for the team.  Superboy demonstrates to the people of Smallville why he can’t, in an all-star sports exhibition of his super-powers, and bags several crooks in the process.

Story: “The Saddest Boy In Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #283)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Tommy Hunter, James Hunter, Miss Kaye, Johnny
Villains: The ABC Gang (Al Kane, Bill, and Chuck; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story was adapted for the unaired Superboy TV pilot.
Synopsis: Clark Kent’s classmate Tommy Hunter is ashamed that his father, James, is only a doorman at the Smallville Bijou, until James Hunter helps Superboy apprehend the ABC Gang.

Adventure Comics No. 283
April 1961
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and phantom Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Phantom Superboy” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #88)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang
GS: Kryptonians (in flashback)
Intro: The Kryptonian executioner (in flashback), the Phantom Zone
GS: Clark Kent robot
Villains: Dr. Xadu (in flashback; first appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #104), General Zod (in flashback; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in PHANTOM ZONE #1; next appears in issue #293), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A cache of Kryptonian weapons, including a Phantom Zone projector, falls to Earth. Superboy learns of the Zone’s existence and how Kryptonian criminals were sent into it by a mental playback device in a helmet from the weapons cache.  A lizard accidentally triggers the projector and sends Superboy into the Phantom Zone, but he manages to telekinetically write a message to Jonathan Kent on an electric typewriter.  Jonathan finds the projector and releases Superboy from the Zone.

Adventure Comics No. 284
May 1961
Cover: Clark Kent picking tomatoes with reform school boys, looking up at Superboy robot and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Clark Kent Goes To Reform School” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #89)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto, Superboy robot, Clark Kent robot
Intro: Pete Moore, warden of Honor Farm (only appearance for all)
Villain: Hank Rusk (first and only appearance)
Comments: One of Clark Kent’s grandmothers is still alive at the time of this story.
 Red Kryptonite gives Superboy amnesia in this story.
Synopsis: After getting a case of Red Kryptonite-induced amnesia, Clark Kent falls in with two joy-riding boys and ends up with them in reform school.  He regains his memory and, before he is released, sees the meaner of the two boys begin his reformation.

Superboy No. 89
June 1961
Cover: Superboy and Mon-El flying towards alien “jack-in-the-box” //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy’s Big Brother” (chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Secret of Mon-El” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #284)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology),  Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Intro and origin: Mon-El (Lar Gand; real name revealed in issue #129; next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
Intro: Ed Locke, Miss Joyce, King Mycerinua, Queen Rhodopis (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: As shown in WORLD OF KRYPTON #3, Mon-El’s landing on Krypton takes place only five days before the planet explodes.
 This story is a recycling of the Earth-Two Superman story, “Superman’s Big Brother”, in SUPERMAN #80.
Synopsis: One evening outside Smallville, Superboy rescues an older teenager from an exploding rocketship.  The youth, who is amnesiac, has the same powers as Superboy, and a note written by Superboy’s father Jor-El convinces them both that he is Superboy’s older brother.  Christened “Mon-El” after the day he arrived (Monday), he is adopted by the Kents, and takes the secret identity of Bob Cobb, brush salesman.  Later, Mon-El’s memory is restored after an exposure to lead, which is deadly to him.  Mon-El reveals that he is a traveller from a Krypton-like world, Daxam, who landed on Krypton and met Jor-El and Lara shortly before the planet exploded.  Moreover, he says, a Daxamite is doomed once exposed to lead.  Superboy saves Mon-El’s life by projecting him into the Phantom Zone, and vows someday to find a way to cure him.

Story: “The Super-Cop of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #285)
GS: Krypto
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Dr. Kerr (only appearance)
Villains: Various lawbreakers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When the entire Smallville police force comes down with a case of measles, Superboy has to sub for them as a one-man squad until they recover.

Adventure Comics No. 285
June 1961
Cover: Superboy, Bizarro No. 1, and other Bizarros playing baseball //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Gravity Girl of Smallville” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Chraracter: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #89; next appears in the Bizarro World story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (becomes Gravity Girl for this one story), Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang
GS: Krypto
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Comment: In this story, we learn that Lana Lang’s waist measures somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 inches.
 This issue also includes a reprint of page 2 of the first Superman story, from ACTION COMICS #1.
 This story is recycled from issue #186, in which Lana became Sky-Girl.
Synopsis: When Prof. Lewis Lang brings back a strange belt left by aliens in Africa, Lana Lang tries it on, discovers she has anti-gravity powers and can fly and lift heavy weights with it, and, with her parents’ permission, creates the costume and secret identity of Gravity Girl.  As Gravity Girl, she becomes a partner and competitor to Superboy, who eventually discovers her true identity.  Later, when the belt is proven not to be proof against wood or stone, Dr. Lang suggests she have Superboy destroy it.  He does, and Lana retires her Gravity Girl career.

Superboy No. 90
Cover: Lana Lang watching Superman with Lois Lane on time-telescope under Superboy picture //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Girl Who Saw the Future Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #285; also appears as Superman, between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #118 and SUPERMAN #146)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #131; next chronological appearance in flashback in  SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #55 (1); also appears, as an adult, between ACTION COMICS #277 and SUPERMAN #146), Sam and Ella Lane (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next chronological appearance in ?), Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang
GS: Krypto
GA: President of the United States (face unrevealed)
Intro: Helen, Betsy (Lana Lang’s aunt and cousin, respectively; no actual appearance; names only mentioned; first and only appearance for both), Mr. Carson, Dr. Manning, Dr. Abel, a sculptor (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Lana Lang accidentally sees Superman and Lois Lane kissing in the future on a time-viewer, and learns that Lois lived in Pittsdale in Lana’s time-period, she manages to go to Pittsdale and tries to sabotage Lois’s chances of becoming a reporter and getting to Metropolis, so that Lana herself may have no competition for Superman.  All her efforts go awry, however, and Lana leaves in frustration, vowing someday to return and try to bollix Lois again.

Story: “The Unwanted Super-Tot” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superbaby of an Imaginary Earth (first and only appearance)
Note: Since this is an Imaginary Story, it will not be covered in this index.

Story: “Pete Ross’s Super-Secret” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #286)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (learns Superboy’s secret identity in this story), Lana Lang, Martha Kent
GS: Clark Kent and Superboy robots
Intro: Joe (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent’s best friend Pete Ross accidentally learns that Clark is Superboy while with him on a camping trip.  But Superboy does not know that Pete Ross knows his double identity, and Pete vows to secretly help him fight crime and keep his anonymity.

Adventure Comics No. 286
July 1961
Story: “The Witch of Smallville” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #90 / 91)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent (appears as “Old Meg” in this one story), Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent
Intro: Old Meg (an accused witch; in flashback; dead before this story begins), Miss Tracy, a caretaker (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Scott, the “Exalted Leader” and his follower (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to destroy a spy satellite from an enemy nation, but not put America in a position of offense toward that nation, Superboy engineers a ruse with Martha Kent pretending to be a witch who takes away Superboy’s powers temporarily and destroys the satellite.

Superboy No. 91
September 1961
Cover: Superboy and androids of Clark Brent, Red Rothul, Gen. Kane, Bertha Long, and “casualty” //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy’s Civil War Time Trip” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #286)
Supporting Caracters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Querl, Ezag (two aliens; see Comment), Clark Brent, Rex Rothul, Gen. Kane, Bertha Long, Lina Long (all androids; only appearance for all)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #86)
Comments: The presence of Lex Luthor in this story, as a free and apparently trusted youth, is unexplained.  Perhaps he is on parole.
 The green coloration of the aliens in this story and the name of one of them--Querl--being the same as that of the Legion’s Brainiac 5 argues that both of them come from Colu, Brainiac 5's homeworld.
Synopsis: Superboy gets somewhat confused when he becomes involved in a Civil War game two aliens are playing with androids on another planet at the same time Smallville is reenacting the same Civil War battle.

Story: “The Superboy of Bigville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Jim Marsh, Lionel Marsh (only appearance for both)
Villains: “Sparkle” Smith and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When “Sparkle” Smith, a con man, blackmails a youth from Smallville into playing Superboy to bilk townspeople in a phony charity scheme, the real Superboy learns about it and stops Smith’s scheme by imitating his imitator.

Story: “The Super-Hungry Super-Heroes” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #287)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent
GS: Krypto
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy and Krypto are bathed in the flames of a space-dragon who eats Green and Red Kryptonite meteors, both of them become uncontrollably hungry and eat objects of a certain color, no matter what they are.  Superboy eats anything green, Krypto eats anything red.  The two return to outer space, where they dine on a green and a red moon respectively until their hunger is sated.

Adventure Comics No. 287
August 1961
Cover: Dev-Em watching Superboy at awards ceremony, near statues of Jor-El, Lara, and Superbaby  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “War of the Superboys” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #91; also appears, in flashback, as Baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GS: Krypto (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Ron-Em, Leeta Ron-Em (Dev-Em’s parents; only appearance; in flashback), Captain Lar-O, Wayward Youth Patrol (only appearance for all)
Villains: Dev-Em (first appearance), Rath-Ef, Norg-Ar (first appearance for both; in flashback; both die in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: On Krypton, before its destruction, juvenile delinquent Dev-Em plays many destructive pranks with his gang and gets in trouble repeatedly for bedevilling his next-door neighbor, Jor-El, and his family.  But Dev heeds Jor-El’s prophecy of destruction for Krypton, outfits an alien shelter to take himself and his family to safety while placing them all in suspended animation, and allows them to survive while drifting in space.  Years later, in Superboy’s time, the alien shelter lands on Earth, and Dev-Em is jolted out of suspended animation.  He discovers Superboy’s existence and learns the Boy of Steel is really Kal-El, son of Jor-El.  Dev lures Superboy into a trap, projects him into the Phantom Zone, and prepares to impersonate him on Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 288
September 1961
Story: “The Knave From Krypton” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #92)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker, Mayor Brook, Lana Lang
Intro: An alien circus-master (only appearance)
Villain: Dev-Em (next appears in issue #320)
Synopsis: Masquerading as Superboy, Dev-Em blackens his rival’s reputation with his parents and the people of Smallville.  Then he releases Superboy from the Phantom Zone and takes himself and the space capsule bearing his parents into the future.  Superboy finds that only the Kents believe his story of Dev-Em’s impersonation, and he is ordered by the mayor of Smallville to leave Earth.  But Chief Parker believes Superboy, and concocts a ruse that implies Superboy was the victim of Red Kryptonite when “he” committed the acts of vandalism.  The townspeople change their minds, and Superboy is allowed to stay.

Superboy No. 92
October 1961
Cover: Lex Luthor ordering Destructo to destroy Superboy and Krypto dummies //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Superboy Meets Ben-Hur” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye?
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #288)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: Dr. Horst, a Roman emperor (only appearance for all), Valerius Gratus (dies in this story)
Other Character: Judah Ben-Hur (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #177; last appearance)
Villains: Romans, Marcellus and his thugs (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story brings the hero of the Lew Wallace novel, Ben Hur, into the Earth-One universe, though only a few scenes from the novel are depicted (and some are distorted).
Synopsis: To keep Professor Lewis Lang from being fired from his museum job for spending $30,000 on a bust of Ben-Hur, Superboy goes back to the first century A.D. and proves that the famed Judean charioteer did exist, and that Lew Wallace’s novel Ben Hur was based on him.

Story: “Krypto’s Arch-Enemy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #289)
Supporting Character: Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Villains: Lex Luthor (origin retold in flashback; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293), Destructo (Wolf; Luthor’s dog; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Lex Luthor’s dog Wolf accidentally jumps in front of Luthor’s super-powers ray, the dog becomes imbued with Kryptonian-type super-powers.  Luthor renames the dog Destructo, and orders him to battle and defame Krypto.  Eventually the Dog of Steel prevails, Destructo is restored to normalcy, and Lex Luthor is returned to reform school.

Adventure Comics No. 289
October 1961
Cover: Superboy and Martha Kent watching Jax-Ur (as Jonathan Kent) fly away as Super-Father //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “Clark Kent’s Super-Father” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #92)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang, Martha Kent
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots (destroyed in this story, but rebuilt later)
Villains: Jax-Ur (first appearance; origin revealed in flashback; last chronological appearance in ?; next appearance in issue #293), Phantom Zone villains (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERBOY #162; next appear in issue #293)
Synopsis: Jax-Ur, a Phantom Zone prisoner, escapes through a temporary warp in the Zone and comes to Earth, where he abducts and impersonates Jonathan Kent, pretends that he has gained super-powers from a space-jewel, and assumes the identity of Super-Father, making life difficult for Clark Kent and Superboy until the Boy of Steel exposes him, rescues his father, and returns Jax-Ur to the Zone.

Adventure Comics No. 290
November 1961
Cover: Superboy and Sun Boy impostor with boxes showing portraits of Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in SUPERBOY #93)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl (between SUPERBOY #86 / ACTION COMICS #285; also appear in flashback between flashback in issue #301 / issue #247), Lightning Lad (between SUPERBOY #86 / ACTION COMICS #285; also appears in flashback between ACTION COMICS #276 / issue #247), Sun Boy (between ACTION COMICS #276 / SUPERMAN #152), Phantom Girl (in flashback; between ACTION COMICS #276 / 290), Brainiac 5 (in flashback; between ACTION COMICS #276 / flashback in issue #323), Chameleon Boy (in flashback; between flashback in issue #301 / SUPERBOY #93; with Superboy, compose the Legion of Super-Heroes), Krypto, Superboy and Clark Kent robots
Intro: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and Lana Lang robots
Villain: Tom Tanner, Sun Boy impostor (first and only appearance for both), Cyclops (a robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments: This is the ninth Legion of Super-Heroes appearance.
 This story is recycled from “The Two Clark Kents” in issue #191.  Since this story is canonical, the story in issue #191 is an Earth-B story.
Synopsis: A Sun Boy impostor comes to Smallville in the 20th Century, hoping to dupe Superboy into helping him reconstruct an evil robot.  But the robot’s reverse-nature ray reforms a juvenile delinquent who is a double for Clark Kent, and Superboy destroys the robot and returns the impostor to the Legion’s care in the 30th Century.

Superboy No. 93
December 1961
Cover: Superboy and Krypto flying over Lana Lang with “identity detection kit” //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Great Super-Hunt” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #290)
GS: Krypto
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: The Great Hunters’ Society (including John Farrish; only appearance for all), Bert Grant, a space dog (both die in this story)
Synopsis: A vengeful hunter who kills a space dog devises a super-hunt that Superboy must attempt, or face seeing Smallville destroyed.

Story: “Lana Lang’s Superboy Identity Detection Kit” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #291)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Chameleon Boy (last appearance in flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #323; next appears in SUPERMAN #152), Krypto
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Lana Lang gets grounded by her father for being too snoopy about Superboy’s secret identity, she becomes even more determined to prove Clark Kent is the Boy of Steel.  Superboy guards his secret again with some helpfrom Chameleon Boy.

Adventure Comics No. 291
December 1961
Cover: Superboy fighting leopards as Prof. Lewis Lang and Lana Lang (as Cleopatra) watch //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy’s Romance With Cleopatra” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #93 / 94)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Phineas Potter (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #124; next chronological appearance in issue #300; Lana Lang’s uncle and Sarah Lang’s brother)
GS: Clark Kent robot
Intro: Betty, Dr. and Mrs. Dorne, the Inquiring Photographer (only appearance for all), Cleopatra (of Earth-One; last chronological appearance in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #21)
Cameo appearance: Bizarros
Villain: Ramses (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superboy declares that his “ideal woman” is Cleopatra, Lana Lang pretends to be the Egyptian princess herself, yanked through time and space by an invention of her uncle, Prof. Phineas Potter. But Superboy detects Lana’s imposture and takes her back to ancient Egypt for an adventure with the real Cleopatra.

Superboy No. 94
January 1962
Cover: Clark Kent watching Pete Ross change into Superboy outfit //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: “The Superboy Revenge Squad” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #291)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Martha Kent
Intro: Gloria Prell (only appearance)
Villains: The Superboy Revenge Squad (later the Superman Revenge Squad; first appearance; aliens from Wexr II; next appear, behind the scenes,  in issue #111), two convicts (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A year ago, Superboy defeated the tyrant race of Wexr II on their homeworld.  Now, the Wexrians have formed a Superboy Revenge Squad, and are scouring the universe to find Superboy’s home planet.  When they find it, by detecting Superboy’s thought patterns with a machine, they will destroy Earth with a powerful weapon.  Superboy avoids this fate by hypnotizing himself to forget his Superboy identity for 24 hours, until the Revenge Squad ship leaves Earth’s vicinity.  In Superboy’s abscence, Pete Ross impersonates him in Smallville and tricks an unwitting Clark into providing his “super-feats”.

Story: “The Boy of Steel’s Super-Initiation” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Creig Flessel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #292)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Phi Omega members (including Paul and Ed Joyce; only appearance for all)
Villain: Chester Pierce (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story is recycled from ADVENTURE COMICS #150.
Synopsis: When Clark Kent fails the cruel initiation tests of a high school fraternity, he pledges as Superboy to teach the frat leader a well-deserved lesson.

Adventure Comics No. 292
January 1962
Cover: Lana Lang, Jonathan and Martha Kent, bystander, and Lex Luthor’s image laughting at Superboy //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Laughing Stock of Smallville” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #94)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto, a Superboy robot
Villain: Lex Luthor (origin retold in flashback; between SUPERBOY #92 / 96)
Comment: After this story, Luthor is taken from reform school and sent to prison for the first time.
Synopsis: After Superboy discovers a new element which scientists name “Superboy-X”, Lex Luthor’s jealousy provokes him to attack the Superboy Science Fair with mishaps linked to certain elements...lead, uranium, tungsten, helium, oxygen, and radium...whose first letters spell out his last name.

Adventure Comics No. 293
February 1962
Cover: Superboy being brought down by Kryptonite beams from Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Legion of Super-Traitors” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (the Legion of Super-Heroes; all between ACTION COMICS #285 / SUPERMAN #152),  Superboy robots
GA: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #301 / SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #70), Mon-El (last appearance in SUPERBOY #89; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #284)
Intro and origin: The Legion of Super-Pets (Krypto, Streaky (between ACTION COMICS #279 / 287), Beppo (between ACTION COMICS #277 / issue #313), Comet the Super-Horse (Biron; first appearance; chronologically between ACTION COMICS #301 / 302); team next appears in issue #313)
Villains: The Brain Globes of Rambat (first and only appearance), Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #289; next appears in SUPERBOY #102), General Zod (last appearance in issue #283; next appears in SUPERBOY #109), Phantom Zone criminals (last appearance in issue #289; next appear in SUPERBOY #102)
Synopsis: The evil Brain-Globes of Rambat scheme to move Earth to their solar system, but realize they must first defeat Superboy.  When their attempts to mentally control him fail, they summon the Legion of Super-Heroes from the future, mentally dominate them, and have them defeat him with Kryptonite rings. Then they arrogantly release the Legionnaires.  But the Legion, who are not powerful enough to defeat the villains unaided, notice that the Brain-Globes cannot control the minds of animals.  Thus, they take their time-sphere and gather Krypto, Streaky, Beppo, and Comet together as the Legion of Super-Pets, bring them to Superboy’s time, and have them defeat the Brain-Globes.  They restore the Super-Pets to their normal eras before Superboy awakens.

Superboy No. 95
March 1962
Cover: Jor-El, Lara, Krypto, and Superbaby constructing log cabin outside Smallville  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Family From Krypton”
 Chapter 1: “The Landing On Earth” (9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The New Life of Superboy” (9 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Strange Fate of the Family From Krypton” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy of an imaginary universe
Comment: Since this is an Imaginary Story, it will not be covered in this index.

Adventure Comics No. 294
March 1962
Story: “Dial M For Monster” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #96)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Cameo appearance: Mr. Mxyzptlk
Villains: Xnorians (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The natives of the world of Xnor conduct a forced “student exchange program” with Earth, teleporting some Smallville teenagers to their world and sending some Xnor youth to learn about Terra.  The catch is that, if Earthlings show unfriendliness to the Xnorians, the Xnorians will disintegrate their planet.  Superboy helps the Smallvillians perpetrate a series of gags that convince the Xnorians to return to their home planet, while not suspecting any untoward behavior of their hosts.  Superboy observes, with his super-vision, that the Xnorians next plan to visit Zrfff, home of Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Superboy No. 96
April 1962
Cover: Clark Kent in cage as Pete Ross (in Superboy costume) flies off with Krypto //Curt Swan / John Forte?
Story: “The New Boy of Steel” (Part 1; 13 pages)
 Part 2: “The Enemy Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artists: George Papp (part 1), Al Plastino (part 2)
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #294; next appears in flashback in ACTION COMICS #288)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Pete Ross, Lana Lang (next appears, in flashback, in ACTION COMICS #288), Jonathan Kent
GS: Superboy robots (destroyed in this story, but later rebuilt)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #292; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #300)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy saves some Smallville High students and safeguards his secret identity from Lana Lang, as shown in flashback in ACTION COMICS #288.
Synopsis: A Kryptonite ray of Lex Luthor’s has an unexpected affect when it is altered by a photographer’s flash into a beam that transfers Superboy’s powers to Pete Ross, who is standing beside him at the time.  Using his new powers, Pete Ross takes a time trip three days into the future and sees a headline on the Daily Planet building in Metropolis indicating that Lex Luthor will destroy Superboy in that time.  Thus, Pete takes a Superboy costume from one of Clark’s robots, acts arrogantly towards his former friend, and takes on the identity of Superboy so that he will suffer whatever fate is in store for the Boy of Steel.  Unfortunately, Pete had failed to stay long enough in the future to learn that Lex Luthor would merely destroy a Superboy statue, which the villain does, with another ray-blast.  The blast transfers Pete’s powers back to Superboy, and Superboy melts Luthor’s ray-gun with heat vision.

Superman No. 152
April 1962
Story: “Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Douglas Parker (chronologically between first and second stories in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #19; promoted to Captain of Smallville police in this story)
Villains: The Pumpkin Gang (including Spider and Krimp; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In a science-fiction movie set, Superbaby and rookie policeman Douglas Parker capture a mob of crooks known as the Pumpkin Gang.

Adventure Comics No. 295
April 1962
Story: “The Duel of the Superboys” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-B (last appearance in SUPERBOY #59?; next appearance in SUPERBOY #123)
Intro: Mayor Higgins, Chief Parker, and Lewis Lang of Earth-B
Intro: President Martinez, Vonrovians, Juan, Lucia (only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is recycled from issue #175 and is too close to the original to be anything but an Earth-B story.
Synopsis: When emissaries from the small nation of Vonrovia claim that their hero, Bronze-Boy, is greater than Superboy, Clark Kent and two other representatives from Smallville go there to investigate.  Clark discovers that Bronze-Boy was Superboy himself, given amnesia temporarily by a Red Kryptonite exposure.

Adventure Comics No. 296
May 1962
Cover: Superboy helping Benjamin Franklin fly a kite; Bizarro vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Benjamin Franklin’s Super-Reporter” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #288; next appears in SUPERBOY #97)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson,  Paul Revere, and George Washington of a parallel universe, Nancy Bates (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Jonathan, Clark, and Martha Kent see their picture in an American newspaper from Revolutionary War days with a headline that they perished during a party, Superboy takes all three of them back in time to what turns out to be a parallel universe in which they have an adventure with Ben Franklin and other heroes of the Revolution, and are presumed wrongly to have died during a fire at the Boston Tea Party.

Superboy No. 97
June 1962
Cover: Jonathan Kent watching Superbaby break man out of jail; Krypto vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Mischief of Superbaby” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GS: Mayor of Smallville (first chronological appearance; next appearance in ?)
Intro: Sheriff of Smallville, a circus strong man, Robert Watling (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jonathan and Martha Kent despair of finding a way to discipline Superbaby, but it turns out that his “misdeeds” are actually blessings in disguise.  They also learn that Superbaby can be disciplined by withholding from him the one thing he most values--the love of his parents.

Story: “The Secret Life of Krypto” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #296 / 297)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Hans, King Rolf, and other Morvanians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Count Von Kragg, Erich Boznar (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Krypto goes to visit Clark Kent’s ham radio pal in the European nation of Morvania, two villains trap him with a Kryptonite chunk and attempt to get him to kill Rolf, king of that nation.

Adventure Comics No. 297
June 1962
Cover: Superboy, Lana Lang in super-costume, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent; Bizarro vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Lana Lang, Superboy’s Sister” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #97 / 98)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #288), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots
Villains: Luke and his confederate, Big Joe (first and only appearance to date)
Synopsis: Lana Lang’s parents are believed killed in Africa, and Lana is adopted by the Kents.  Due to a chain of circumstances, two crooks looking for Superboy’s identity are convinced he is a girl, and that the girl is Lana Lang.  Lana capitalizes on it by wearing a Superboy uniform and forcing Superboy to get her out of trouble.  Eventually, the crooks are caught, Lana gives up her masquerade, and the Langs are found safe and sound.

Superboy No. 98
July 1962
Cover: Ultra Boy, Superboy, and Lana Lang //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Student of Swankhurst Academy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder?
Artist: Al Plastino
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #297)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Intro: Dr. Denley, Mark Denley, Otto Binker, Mrs. Binker, Dexter Van Smythe (only appearance for all), Miss Root (named in ADVENTURE COMICS #298)
Villains: “Silk” Pomeroy, Gurkin (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: The plot of the puppet show Superboy puts on in page 11 is similar to “My Brother’s Keeper” in EC Comics’s SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #16.
Synopsis: When con-man “Silk” Pomeroy opens the Swankhurst Academy, he and his confederate use it as a way of getting inside information on his wealthy pupils’ parents for robberies, until Superboy enrolls and brings them both to justice.

Story: “The Boy With Ultra-Powers” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #298)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Principal Standish
Intro and origin: Ultra Boy (Jo Nah; last chronological appearance in flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #316; next appears in issue #100; joins the Legion of Super-Heroes in this story)
GS: Krypto, Superboy robots
Intro: Marla Latham (last chronological appearance in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #392), Donald Mace, E. W. Lemley (only appearance for both)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Science Police are referred to as the Galactic Patrol, actually the title of the interstellar police force in E. E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman series.
Synopsis: Ultra Boy secretly arrives in Smallville with his adult mentor, Marla, intent on discovering Superboy’s secret identity.  At first he thinks Pete Ross is Superboy, but then discovers that Clark Kent is really the Boy of Steel.  Later, Ultra Boy uses his penetra-vision, which can penetrate lead, to melt a bank vault door and rescue Pete.  He tells Superboy that he is an applicant to the Legion of Super-Heroes, and his initiation task was to go back in time and discover Superboy’s secret identity.  Afterwards, he and Marla, the Legion’s senior advisor, return to the 30th Century.

Adventure Comics No. 298
July 1962
Cover: Fat Lana Lang in telephone booth, carried by fat Superboy; Bizarro vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Fat Boy of Steel” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #98 / 99)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross
GA: Miss Root (last appearance in SUPERBOY #98; last appearance?), Krypto
Intro: Professor Hart (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story is recycled from “The Super-Fat Boy of Steel” in SUPERBOY #24.
Synopsis: When milk irradiated by a cyclotron causes everyone in Smallville to get fat while the Kents are on vacation, Superboy realizes he’d better put on weight or risk revealing that he is really the still-slim Clark.

Adventure Comics No. 299
August 1962
Cover: Superbaby tearing up suspension bridge as Jonathan and Martha Kent look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Unwanted Superbaby” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of an imaginary universe (first and only appearance to date)
Comment: Since this is an Imaginary Story, it will not be covered in this index.

Superboy No. 99
September 1962
Cover: Kryptonite Kid and Kryptonite Dog attacking Superboy and Krypto //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Man Who Owned Superboy’s Costume” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #298)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent
Intro: A hobo, Reggie and his parents, Miguel (only appearance for all)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy has to go through some elaborate shenanigans to get back his super-costume when he throws it away and a hobo finds it, claims it, and sells it off piecemeal.

Story: “The Doom That Destroyed Clark Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Dr. Hoskins (only appearance)
Villain: The Crystalloid (a monster; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story is recycled from issue #19, so it may be an Earth-B story.
Synopsis: When the people of Smallville see Clark Kent consumed by a crystal monster, Superboy has to face the problems of dealing with the monster and resurrecting Clark.

Story: “The Kryptonite Kid” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #300)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Pete Ross
GS: Krypto, a Superboy robot
Cameo: Mr. Mxyzptlk (in flashback)
Villains: The Kryptonite Kid (last appearance in issue #83; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #454), the Kryptonite Dog (last appearance in issue #83; last appearance)
Intro: The Crimson Cosmic Cloud (first chronological appearance; the cloud that changes Green Kryptonite to Red Kryptonite)
Synopsis: The Kryptonite Kid and his dog are released from their 5th Dimensional jail, come after Superboy, and have him dead to rights, but agree to spare his life if he will let them kill Krypto.  He appears to agree, but instead has Krypto lead them through the crimson cosmic cloud that turns Green Kryptonite into Red K.  The Kryptonite Kid and his dog radiate Red Kryptonite wavelengths now, and are reformed.  After shaking hands with Superboy, the Kid returns with his dog to space.  But Superboy knows that the Red K radiations will wear off in time.

Adventure Comics No. 300
September 1962
Cover: Superboy, Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl, Mon-El (seven vignettes) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #99; next appears in the Legion story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Phineas Potter (last appearance in issue #291; next appears in issue #309)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Urthlo and Lex Luthor in the second story in this issue.
Synopsis: When Clark Kent and Lana Lang are teleported across space by Prof. Potter’s matter-caster, they have adventures on a strange world and Clark has trouble concealing his Superboy powers and identity from her.

Superboy No. 100
October 1962
Cover: Superboy, Dr. Xadu as “Jonathan Kent”, and Erndine Ze-Da as “Martha Kent” //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Ma and Pa Kent’s Incredible Delusion” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #300)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback)
Villains: Dr. Xadu (last chronological  appearance in flashback in issue #104; next appears in ACTION COMICS #434), Erndine Ze-Da (first appearance; last name revealed in her next appearance, in ACTION COMICS #434)
Comment: This issue includes several 100th Anniversary special features, including a map of Krypton (reprinted from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1), reprints of the covers of SUPERMAN #1 and SUPERBOY #1, a map of “How the Super-Family Came To Earth From Krypton” (reprinted from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2), and a black-and-white reprint of page 2 of the first Superman story from ACTION COMICS #1.
Synopsis: Phantom Zone inmates Dr. Xadu and his wife, Erndine Ze-Da, escape when a rift is created through a volcanic explosion.  They capture and impersonate Jonathan and Martha Kent, pretending insanity so as to set Superboy up for a trap.  But Superboy deduces their true identities, and exiles them to a world under a red sun, where they have no super-powers.

Story: “The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #301)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Ultra Boy (last appearance in issue #98; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #301), a Superboy robot
GA: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (all between ADVENTURE COMICS #300 / SUPERMAN #156), Chameleon Boy (between ACTION COMICS #287 / SUPERMAN #156; teamed with Ultra Boy as the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Synopsis: While Superboy is at a meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Pete Ross damages a Superboy robot left on guard duty and must impersonate the robot and find ways of approximating its super-feats in emergencies.

Adventure Comics No. 301
October 1962
Cover: Superboy, Lex Luthor, and dummy in jail //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #100)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent
GA: Krypto
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in Legion story in last issue; next appears in issue #308)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Kranyak in the second story of next issue.
Synopsis: After Jonathan Kent persuades his fellow parole board members not to give Lex Luthor a parole, Luthor strikes back by trying to frame him and by getting Clark Kent admitted as a fellow inmate of the state reformatory.  Superboy and Krypto eventually get him to confess.

Adventure Comics No. 302
November 1962
Story: “Superboy Meets Steelboy” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-B
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang (both of Earth-B)
Intro: Professor Bailey, Queen Luela, the Subbanians, Steelboy I (a robot), Steelboy II (an android; only appearance for all; all of Earth-B)
Villains: Duvvil and his confederate, Crystal Men (first and only appearance for all; all of Earth-B)
Comment: This story is recycled from issue #199, and is so similar in all aspects that it must be placed on Earth-B.
Synopsis: Superboy is summoned to a civilization beneath the Earth’s surface to take the place of a robot created in his own image.

Superboy No. 101
December 1962
Cover: Lana Lang, Superboy, and Krypto (as a collie) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Valhalla of Super-Companions” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #302)
Intro: Liquidman, Stormboy, Tree-Man, Telepathy Man, Shadowman (only appearance for all) Villains: Othar, Thrallians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Emissaries of the world of Thrann force Superboy and other super-heroes from alien worlds to become residents and honored guests of their planet, with the greatest hero of their group being chosen to rule Thrann.

Story: “The Handsome Hound of Steel” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #303)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Lady, Bridgitte (two dogs), Bridgitte’s master (only appearance for all), Krypto’s four pups (all rendered nonexistent)
Villains: Fleece, Stully, and their confederate (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto is almost suckered by a crook’s promise to transform him into a handsome collie, which he hopes would get the attention of a bitch he’d like to make time with.  But the Dog of Steel catches the crooks instead, and passes through the crimson cosmic cloud, which changes him into the image of the collie he had wanted to be.  Unfortunately, that collie was a pregnant female, so Krypto not only undergoes a temporary sex change but has four pups which fade from existence once the change wears off.

Adventure Comics No. 303
December 1962
Cover: Superboy, falcons with Kryptonite, and Lord Hawke //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Man Who Hunted Superboy” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #101 / 102)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Prince Mark and Princess Zorina of Sardonia (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lord Hawke, Grimm, and their men (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The Prince Mark of the Super Friends’ universe first appears in SUPER FRIENDS #11, chronologically after this story.
Synopsis: Superboy lends a hand to his double, Prince Mark of Sardonia, who is marked for death by the wicked Lord Hawke.

Superboy No. 102
January 1963
Cover: Superboy vs. thought-beast //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Amazing Tots of Smallville” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Pete Ross (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #86), Lex Luthor (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #271), Prof. Lewis Lang (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #105), Lana Lang (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #105)
Intro: A federal agent (only appearance)
Villains: Al Capone’s gang (including Scarface Louie, Duke, Zeke, Hiram, and others; first and only appearance; Al Capone does not appear in this story)
Synopsis: Al Capone’s mob is operating a whiskey still near Smallville and intend to shut Jonathan Kent’s mouth for demanding the police drive the gang away and to steal an invention of Prof. Lewis Lang’s, but Superbaby accidentally foils their plans.

Story: “The Secret of Krypton’s Scarlet Jungle” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #303 / 304; also appears as Baby Kal-El in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Superboy robots (destroyed in this story)
Intro: A thought-beast, alien zookeepers (latter in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appears in issue #104), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appear in issue #104)
Synopsis: Superboy meets and battles a thought-beast from the planet Krypton, whose natural strength is greater than his own.

Adventure Comics No. 304
January 1963
Cover: Roz-Em (as Superman), Superboy, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The War Between Superboy and Superman” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #102; next appears in the Legion story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Intro: Superman robots (first chronological appearance; possibly destroyed after this story)
GS: Krypto
GA: Jor-El (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Nim-El (last chronological appearance in ?; next chronological appearance in ?; both in flashback)
Villain: Roz-Em (a double for Jor-El and Nim-El; first appearance; next appears in issue #395)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy attends the Legion’s memorial service for Lightning Lad in the second story in this issue.
Synopsis: Roz-Em, a double for Jor-El (and the future Superman), a Kryptonian criminal once captured by Jor-El and Nim-El, breaks free of his imprisonment, learns of Superboy’s existence, and disguises himself as a time-lost Superman in an effort to get Superboy exiled from Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 305
February 1963
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and townspeople watching Clark Kent knock down Superboy dummy //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Clark Kent, He-Man” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #103)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross
Intro: Joe Moss, Mr. Moss, Bud Corwin, Mrs. Snell, Ed, Larry, Jeff Craig, Mr. Craig, Joe (only appearance for all)
GS: Superboy robot
GA: Chameleon Boy (between Legion story in last issue and flashback in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (third series) #6)
Villains: Sam, Joe (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent gets tired of being shamed by Clark Kent’s “meek and mild” pose.  He packs up the family and they move to Rail City, where Clark becomes “Mark Denton”, sports star and he-man, but it proves to be difficult to operate thus as Superboy.

Superboy No. 103
March 1963
Cover: Superboy vs. The Black Knight //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Three Ages of Superboy”
 Part 1: “Land of the Pharaohs” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Secret of the Black Knight” (9 pages)
 Part 3: “The Wild West of Jesse James” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #305 / 306)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto, King Arthur, Merlin (as the Black Knight)
Intro: Joe Larkin, Doc Langdon, Laura Langdon (Lana Lang’s great-great-grandfather and great-grandmother, respectively; only appearance for all)
Villains: Pharaoh Khafre, an Egyptian magician (first and only appearance for both), Jesse James and his gang
Comment: Since “Langdon” is Laura Langdon’s maiden name, and Lana explicity calls Laura Langdon her great-grandmother in this story, Laura must have married a man named Lang, possibly Hubert Lang’s son; see issue #79 for more discussion of Lana’s ancestry.
Synopsis: Three Red Kryptonite meteors break the time barrier and hurtle into past eras. Superboy follows them through time to recover them, and has an adventure in ancient Egypt, one in the time of King Arthur, and another in the Old West, in which he meets Jesse James and two of Lana Lang’s ancestors.

Adventure Comics No. 306
March 1963
Cover: Superboy, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and animated car, clock, and courthouse //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The 5th Dimensional High School” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #103 / 104)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker
GS: Krypto, inhabitants of Zrfff (first chronological appearance)
Intro: Miss Schmidt, Ququrlz, Okartsy, Lpmtsnz, Grebnesie, Eserettel (only appearance for all; last two names are scrambled names of DC staffers Ed Eisenberg and Joe Letterese), mayor of Smallville (only appearance for this mayor)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERBOY #83; next appears in SUPERBOY #114)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk hopes to win top honors in his class on Practical Joking by tricking Superboy and Lana Lang into the 5th Dimension, but the Boy of Steel turns the tables on him.

Superboy No. 104
April 1963
Cover: Gra-Mo (in disguise), innocent bystander, Lana Lang, Reggie, and Superboy //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Untold Story of the Phantom Zone”
 Part 1: “The Crimes of Krypton’s Master Villains” (13 pages)
 Part 2: “The Kid Who Knocked Out Superboy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Pencillers: George Papp (part 1), Curt Swan (part 2)
Inkers: George Papp (part 1), George Klein (part 2)
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #306 / 307; also appears as baby Kal-El and Superbaby in flashbacks; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara, Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang
Villains: Ha-Kor, Gra-Mo’s two confederates (first and only appearance for all), Gra-Mo (first appearance; next appears in issue #162), Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #104; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; also appears in flashback, chronologically between issue #117 flashback and ?), Prof. Vakox (last chronological appearance in ?; next appears in issue #117), Dr. Xadu (in flashback, chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #283 and issue #100), Kru-El (first appearance; last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #402; next appears in issue #117), Reggie (an android; first and only appearance), Gra-Mo’s androids (first and only appearance), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #102; next appear in issue #106)
Origin: The Phantom Zone
Synopsis: Jor-El, who secretly serves as Krypton’s masked “executioner”, sends criminal Ha-Kor into orbit in a suspended animation chamber, but cannot make him reveal the name of his gang-boss, Gra-Mo.  Gra-Mo is in competition with Jor-El for membership on the Science Council, intending to use his high position for the benefit of his criminal gang.  Jor-El wins by his invention of the Phantom Zone projector, which can exile Krypton’s criminals to a shadowy dimension until their sentences are up.  Angrily, Gra-Mo tries to take over Kryptonopolis by seizing control of the robot police, but Jor-El foils his scheme and captures Gra-Mo and his two hirelings.  Since the Phantom Zone projector does not work yet, Gra-Mo and his two thugs are sent into suspended animation orbit.
 In time, Gra-Mo’s prison capsule is knocked to Earth by a meteor, where he and his allies awaken and discover they have super-powers.  They present an insurmountable obstacle to Superboy, who is outnumbered by them, and a secret formula has given them temporary immunity to Kryptonite.  They attempt to bargain with Superboy for a Phantom Zone projector, with which they intend to release the Zoners, but Superboy tricks them with a phony projector and uses a real one to send the three of them into the Zone.

Adventure Comics No. 307
April 1963
Story: “The Confession of Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY #104)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Larry (Lana’s cousin; only appearance)
Synopsis: Lana Lang exposes Superboy to Red Kryptonite, causing him to lose his power of speech, but he still protects his Clark Kent identity despite her attempts to expose him.

Adventure Comics No. 308
May 1963
Cover: Superboy, Chief Parker, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Menace of Smallville” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterers: Milton Snapinn (pg. 1), Joe Letterese (pgs. 2-14)
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in Legion of Super-Heroes story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross, Chief Parker
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #301; next appears in SUPERBOY #107), Kronn (an Atlantean; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy appears with the Legion of Super-Heroes in the initiation of Lightning Lass, as shown in the second story of this issue.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor teams with an Atlantean scientist to attempt Superboy’s destruction.  As part of the plot, Kronn, the Atlantean, gives Luthor the plans for a radio beam that transmits mass hypnotic illusions, with which he makes Superboy and the residents of Smallville believe that Superboy has the power to induce transformations triggered by the titles of records Luthor plays on his disk jockey program.  As a capper, Luthor directs Superboy to an “antidote” undersea...the site of a deathtrap by Kronn.  But Superboy deduces the truth, turns Kronn over to the Atlantean police, and foils Luthor’s escape attempt.

Superboy No. 105
June 1963
Cover: Chief Parker, Superboy, and Lana Lang //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Simpleton of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #308)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Villains: Specs McGurk, Scarface Malone (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story takes place shortly before Memorial Day.
Synopsis: Superboy pretends to be made into a simpleton by a Red Kryptonite exposure (which really gives him six fingers on each hand) in order to trap two gangsters.

Story: “The Day Baby Lana Became ‘Super’” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Prof. Lewis Lang (last chronological appearance in issue #102; next chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #11), Lana Lang (last chronological appearance in issue #102; next chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #11)
Synopsis: When baby Clark Kent pokes a hole in the Langs’ recreation room, Prof. Lewis Lang later sees the hole and believes baby Lana has gained super-powers from a magical idol he has brought back from Africa.

Story: “The Superdog That Was Greater Than Krypto” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #309)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (revealed as a Smallville football player in this story), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Swifty (a dog; next appears in issue #109), dog-people and human pets of an alien world (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto becomes jealous when Superboy gives temporary super-powers to a friendly dog named Swifty, until he learns that Swifty was intended to be his pal and save him from Kryptonite.

Adventure Comics No. 309
June 1963
Cover: Blackie Burke, Superboy as “Dirk Jagger”, Brainiac 5 as “Clark Kent”, statues of Jor-El and Lara, model rocket, and globe of Krypton //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Fake Superboy From Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #105 / 106)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Prof. Potter (last appearance in issue #300; next appears in SUPERBOY #111)
GS: Brainiac 5 (between Legion stories in this issue and next issue)
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
Villains: Blackie Burke (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When ex-gangster Blackie Burke sees Superboy emerge from his secret exit, the Boy of Steel enlists Brainiac 5 and Professor Potter in a ruse that convinces Burke he was having an hallunication.

Superboy No. 106
July 1963
Cover: Superboy, Pete Ross, and Krypto //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Great Superboy Hoax” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Ordeal of Pete Ross” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #309)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Ross (Pete’s parents; first appearance)
GS: Krypto, Superboy robots, Smallville Orphanage proprietors (last appearance in ?)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #104; next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #313)
Synopsis: To see if Pete Ross is qualified to take over for him if he should unexpectedly perish, Superboy fakes his death and arranges for Pete to gain temporary super-powers and take his identity as the second Superboy.

Story: “The Lair of Brainiac” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #310; also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Martha Kent
Cameo: Krypto
Villains: Brainiac (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #167; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #141), Koko (first chronological appearance?; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #242), Tagor, Renlo (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Brainiac is shown studying “history tapes” which depict him on his “home planet” of Bryak, which has been depopulated by a plague; supposedly, this is the motivation for his shrinking and stealing cities on other worlds, to bring them back and enlarge them on Bryak to make it a populated world again.  However, as shown in SUPERMAN #147, Brainiac is really a computer constructed by the computer tyrants of the planet Colu.  Most likely, the “history tapes” are a carefully constructed fake, created by Brainiac to deceive his henchmen about his true nature.  Tagor and Renlo may be renegade Coluans.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Mask Man in ADVENTURE COMICS #310.
Synopsis: Superboy once again uses his mind-prober ray and Total Recall power to remember an adventure during his babyhood as Kal-El of Krypton.  He recalls how the space villain Brainiac kidnapped him, intending to ransom him to Jor-El for an invention of the latter’s.  But Brainiac’s ship teleports to a yellow solar system, where Kal-El gains super-powers and causes such havoc that Brainiac and his henchmen gladly restore him to his home, without Jor-El ever knowing he was gone.

Adventure Comics No. 310
July 1963
Cover: Superboy catching worker with his teeth while Krypto (standing) and Lana Lang look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “When Krypto Was Superboy’s Master” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last seen in the Legion of Super-Heroes story in this issue; next appears in SUPERBOY #107)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Dr. Keighley, Mrs. Keighley, and their son (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When a colleague questions Professor Lang’s translation of an inscription on a globe which is said to be able to magically exchange minds, Superboy pretends that he and Krypto have had their minds switched in order to teach the cynic a lesson.

Adventure Comics No. 311
August 1963
Story: “Smallville’s War Against Superbaby” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Zeke Stebbins (only appearance)
Synopsis: When Superbaby gets green cake frosting on his face and rides a cake pan he has squeezed into a giant disc, a science-fiction fan in Smallville thinks he is part of an alien invasion force.

Superboy No. 107
September 1963
Cover: Clark Kent smashing Superboy poster as Jonathan Kent and Lana Lang watch //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Superboy Club of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #311)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Intro: The Superboy Club (including Randy Smith, Jim, and four others; first and only appearance)
Villains: Mr. and Mrs. Gypo Kelsey, various ganglords (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy infiltrates a “Superboy Club” which a husband-and-wife team of crooks is using for criminal purposes.

Story: “The Great Baroni” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Lana Lang
Intro: Albert Baroni, the Great Baroni
Synopsis: Superboy helps a down-and-out magician to perform an act that restores his self-confidence.

Story: “Clark Kent, the Super-Showoff” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #311)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker, Pete Ross
GS: Krypto
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #308; next appears in issue #115), Silk and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes revive Lightning Lad in ADVENTURE COMICS #312.
Synopsis: After a Red Kryptonite exposure, Clark Kent becomes a showoff, exposes his Superboy identity, and endangers his parents.  After the Red K wears off, he concocts a ruse that covers his secret identity up again.

Adventure Comics No. 312
September 1963
Story: “Lana Lang, Hollywood Star” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in Legion story in this issue; next appears in SUPERBOY #108)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Mr. Carter, Ron Rendle, Tharka, Mr. Jordan
GA: Krypto
Synopsis: When Superboy helps Lana Lang out in the jungle, it results in an offer for her to play a jungle princess in a Hollywood film.  He wangles his way into the production and helps mess things up to prevent her from getting a swelled head.

Superboy No. 108
October 1963
Cover: Superboy, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent with picture of Mighto towing the Kents in a sleigh //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Kents’ First Super-Son” (13)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #312)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (also appear in flashback, which takes place between flashback in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #19 and their discovery of baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for further information)
Intro: People of Ulgar (first and only appearance)
Villains: Mighto (alias Tim Tates), Yorth (alias Hiram Tates), Reena (only appearance for all)
Comment: As shown in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #19, Jonathan and Martha Kent adopted another boy, Cory Renwald, for a year, which makes Kal-El their third adopted son.
Synopsis: Superboy learns that Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent adopted a super-powered son, Mighto, before him.  But Mighto turned out to be a super-villain from another planet, who hypnotized the Kents to forget his existence, and erased all traces of his stay on Earth.  Now Mighto has returned, to challenge Superboy.

Story: “The Mystery of Sorcery Boy” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #313)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Silas Kent (Jonathan’s cousin; no appearance; name only mentioned; first appearance; dies before this story begins), Cyrus Kent, Seth Kent, Hiram Kent, Roger Kent, Jonas Kent, Maria Kent (Jonathan’s ancestors)
Villains: The Bald-Pate Highwayman (Judge Grimm; first apparance; death revealed in this story), Mrs. Grimm (first and only appearance)
Comments: See Comment under issue #79 for more information about the Kent family tree.
 Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Satan Girl in ADVENTURE COMICS #313.
Synopsis: To discover why two coins from 1680 found in Kent family heirlooms bear Superboy’s image, the Boy of Steel goes back to that time, is adopted by Jonas Kent and his wife Maria, and encounters the Bald-Pate Highwayman.

Adventure Comics No. 313
October 1963
Story: “Father’s Day On Planet Krypton” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between Legion of Super-Heroes stories in this issue and next issue; also appears, in flashback, as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Val-El, Sul-El, Hatu-El (as statues; first actual appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #2) , Tala-El, Gam-El (as statues; last two make first actual appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1; all are Superboy’s ancestors), Vas-Ur, Mal-Ur, Can-Ur (Jax-Ur’s ancestors, grandfather through great-great-grandfather; as statues; only appearance)
Villains: Jax-Ur (between SUPERBOY #104 / 109), Phantom Zone villains (between SUPERBOY #106 / 109)
Comments: More information on the El ancestry depicted in this story can be found in THE KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1-3.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Alaktor, Dillinger, Hitler, and Nero in ADVENTURE COMICS #314.
Synopsis: Years after first seeing the statues of his ancestors in the El family crypt, Superboy finds them floating in space, sprays them with lead, and completes the Kryptonian Father’s Day ceremony.

Adventure Comics No. 314
November 1963
Story: “My Son, the Boy of Steel” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in Legion of Super-Heroes story in this issue; next appears in SUPERBOY #109)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent
GS: A Superboy robot, Krypto
Intro: Fred Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Carter (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy’s asking Fred Carter to stand in for him when he has to be elsewhere seems to confirm Amos Carter’s suspicions that his son is really Superboy.

Superboy No. 109
December 1963
Cover: Superboy, Swifty, and chained Krypto //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Super-Youth From Brozz” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #314)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro and origin: Super-Youth (Fred Merrill; only appearance)
Intro: People of Brozz (only appearance)
GA: Head of Smallville Orphanage
Villains: Biff, an assassin (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: To cheer up timid orphan Fred Merrill, Superboy flies him to the planet Brozz, whose atmosphere gives super-powers to Fred and takes Superboy’s away.  Fred becomes the costumed Super-Youth, decides to remain there, saves Superboy’s life, and sees him safely back to Earth.

Story: “The Super-Dog That Replaced Krypto” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #316)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: People of an alien world, Beast-People, Bizarro-Swifty (only appearance for all), a robot Krypto, a robot Pete Ross, a robot Lana Lang
GS: Krypto, Swifty (last appearance in issue #105; last appearance)
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; next appears in issue #111), General Zod (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appears in issue #189), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; next appear in issue #111), several crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story first reveals one of Superboy’s “Secret Caches” on the Moon.
 Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes run a series of initiation tests for the Legion of Substitute Heroes in ADVENTURE COMICS #316.
Synopsis: Jax-Ur, General Zod and the Phantom Zone criminals take mental control of the dog Swifty, direct him through a process that gives him super-powers again, and then direct him through an intelligence competition with Krypto.  Then they use him to lure Krypto and Superboy into a deathtrap, but Krypto uses a Bizarro ray to create a Bizarro-Swifty who saves them and defeats the evil Swifty.  Later, Swifty’s powers fade, as does the Zoners’ telepathic control.

Adventure Comics No. 315
December 1963
Cover: Colossal Boy (as Superboy) holding up bridge, while Clark Kent and Lana Lang watch from helicopter //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Titanic Boy of Steel” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in Legion of Super-Heroes story in this issue; next appears in SUPERBOY #110)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Colossal Boy (last appearance in issue #313; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #72)
Comment: This is the last original Superboy story in ADVENTURE COMICS.
Synopsis: When Superboy temporarily grows to giant-size after a Red Kryptonite exposure, Colossal Boy lends a hand to safeguard his double identity from Lana Lang.

Superboy No. 110
January 1964
Cover: Superboy and Krypto losing tug-of-war with Merlin //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Surrender of Superboy” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Revenge of Lana Lang” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #316)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Intro: Sir Galahad, Sherlock Holmes (next appearance in SHERLOCK HOLMES #1), Edgar Allan Poe, Atlas, Venus, Juliet
GS: George Washington, Merlin, Krypto, Hercules (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #268), Samson (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19), Helen of Troy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #289; next appears in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #21), Jor-El (chronology impossible to determine)
Villains: Trigger Hawks and his gang
Comment: Lana Lang’s use of the “devil mask” to bring back famous people from the past is similar to the powers of Kid Eternity.
Synopsis: Lana Lang is influenced by a “hate flower” to use the magic power of an African “devil mask” against Superboy.  The mask gives her the power to summon anyone from the past and make him or her do Lana’s bidding for an hour.

Story: “The Super-Runt of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #316)
Villains: Pee Wee Ragan, Prof. Sardon (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Hack Barton and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes deal with Ultra Boy’s apparent treason in ADVENTURE COMICS #316 and with the problem of Dream Girl in ADVENTURE COMICS #317.
Synopsis: Criminal scientist Professor Sardon duplicates Superboy’s powers and infuses them in Pee Wee Ragan’s body, but both crooks come to an unfortunate end.

Superboy No. 111
March 1964
Cover: Superboy and Jonathan Kent as the Mental Emperor //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Lana Lang’s Mystic Power” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #317)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Potter (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #309; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #26), Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Intro: William Vance (editor of the Smallville Sentinel), Burt, Mistir Ali (only appearance for the latter two characters)
Synopsis: Lana Lang gets a magic crystal ball from a performing mystic, and Superboy must convince her that the scene she saw of Clark Kent changing into Superboy is false.

Story: “Krypto’s Three Amazing Transformations” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Krypto, Bizarro No. 1 (between SUPERMAN #157 / 169)
Intro: Sinbad, Mrs. O’Leary and her farmhand (only appearance for all)
Villains: A band of pirates (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto is affected by a Red Kryptonite meteor, even though he flees into the past.  It transforms him into the Roc of Sinbad’s time, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow (in which identity he starts the Chicago Fire), and, in the present, a super-llama, in which guise he saves Superboy from Green Kryptonite.

Story: “The Mental Emperor” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #318)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (appears as the Mental Emperor in this one story only), Lana Lang
Villains: Ersork, Robot Zeno (first and only appearance for both), the Superboy Revenge Squad (behind the scenes; last appearance in issue #94; next appear in issue #114), Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #109; next appears in issue #117), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #109; next appear in issue #115)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Time Trapper in ADVENTURE COMICS #318.
Synopsis: Ersork, a member of the Superboy Revenge Squad, bears a grudge against Superboy, blaming him for his being turned into an evolutionary freak.  He takes mental control of Jonathan Kent, puts him in a costume with a special mind-over-matter helmet, and sets him against his foster son as the Mental Emperor.  Superboy learns the Emperor’s true identity, breaks his stepfather free of the mental domination, and takes Ersork to a deevolutionary world which restores him to normalcy.  Ersork expresses gratitude to Superboy and quits the Revenge Squad.

Superboy No. 112
April 1964
Cover: Superbaby, Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent as butler and maid, Carl Grimm, and Rex King //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Boy Who Replaced Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #318)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang
Intro: Janice, a salesmen, three blind boys (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy makes a bet that Lana Lang cannot keep his identity secret for 48 hours, and, to test her, assumes the identity of “Hank Harris” and lets Lana and her father know he is secretly Superboy.  Lana passes the test, and, as agreed upon, collects an autograph from Superboy revealing his secret identity.  But Superboy has written “Clark Kent” in Kryptonese, which Lana cannot read.

Story: “The Kids Who Stole Superboy’s Powers” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #319)
GA: Krypto
Intro: Fishmen of an aquatic world (only appearance)
Villains: Alduun, Benka, Dyen, and their partner (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Throonians in ADVENTURE COMICS #319 and Molock the Merciless in ADVENTURE COMICS #320, meeting Dev-Em again in the latter adventure, then saves Ned Barnes in flashback in SUPERMAN #169.
Synopsis: Superboy is suckered into a Kryptonite trap that transfers one of his powers apiece to four evil alien youths, but he tricks them into restoring his powers.

Story: “Superbaby’s Super-Pranks” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Carl Grimm, Rex King (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to help out his old friend Carl Grimm to impress a potential employer, Jonathan Kent and his wife Martha pretend to be Grimm’s butler and maid, with Superbaby along to add to the excitement.

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