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Superboy No. 113
June 1964
Cover: Professor Ralston, Superboy, and Superboy statue //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Dad Kent’s Boyhood” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #169; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #321)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance probably in flashback in SUPERMAN #141), Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Matthew Hiram Kent (first name revealed in this story; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #77), Mrs. Matthew Hiram Kent (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #77)
Intro: Simon Kent (Matthew’s brother and Jonathan’s uncle; first and only appearance; in flashback; dies before present-day portion of this story), Stan (only appearance)
Comment: The chronology of this story makes it clear that Jonathan Kent was born a few years before 1900, possibly as early as 1890.
 This issue also contains a two-page text feature, “The Superboy Legend”.
 Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle the Time Trapper in ADVENTURE COMICS #321.
Synopsis: When Jonathan Kent father constantly reprimands Clark for small offenses, and refers to his own father’s disciplinary methods, Superboy goes back to 1900 to do research for a school play about the founding of Smallville High School.  There he observes the young Jonathan Kent and learns that he was indeed raised by a strong disciplinarian...but, when he returns to the present, he learns that the person who raised him was Simon Kent, his uncle, standing in for his father Matthew Hiram Kent while the latter was recuperating from wounds sustained in the Spanish-American War.

Story: “The Superboy of 800 Years Ago” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-B (last appearance in ?; next appears in ?)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker (both of Earth-B)
Intro: Prof. Ralston, Mr. Lanner, Lorelei Lanner, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Brent, Crazy Cedric (of Earth-B; first and only appearance for all)
Villains: King Armand and his knights (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is recycled from “Superboy’s Double” in issue #17, and thus takes place in the Earth-B universe.
Synopsis: When Professor Ralston uncovers a Superboy robot over 800 years old, the Boy of Steel takes a trip into the past to learn its secret.

Superboy No. 114
July 1964
Cover: Chief Parker watching Superboy release Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, Kru-El, Gra-Mo, and an unidentified villain from the Phantom Zone //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Raid From the Phantom Zone” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “Farewell To Planet Earth” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #321)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Dray Penson (only appearance)
Cameo: Prof. Vakox, Kru-El, Gra-Mo (as characters in a dream)
Villains: The Superboy Revenge Squad (last appearance, behind the scenes, in issue #111; next appear in issue #118)
Comment: Despite the cover, Jax-Ur does not appear in this story.
 This story takes place on June 23-24.
Synopsis: The Superboy Revenge Squad exposes Superboy to Red Kryptonite, making him dream dreams within dreams, which almost convince him he has killed Lana Lang and released the villains from the Phantom Zone.  Superboy is on the verge of leaving Earth, when he learns from a calendar page that he could not have done all the things he dreamed of doing.

Story: “Krypto’s Catastrophe” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #322 between page 2, panel 2 and page 8, panel 4)
GS: Krypto
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #306; next appears in issue #120)
Comment: Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Time Trapper in ADVENTURE COMICS #322 between page 2, panel 2 and page 8, panel 4 of this story.
Synopsis: While Superboy is in the future on a Legion of Super-Heroes mission, Krypto is plagued by the pranks of Mr. Mxyzptlk, but finally tricks him into saying his name backwards and returning himself to the 5th Dimension.

Superboy No. 115
September 1964
Cover: Superboy with atomic breath, being observed in fluoroscope by two scientists //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Atomic Superboy” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GA: Krypto
Intro: Two scientists (only appearance), a race of fire-breathers (first and only appearance, but their relatives on the sun Flammbron appear in ACTION COMICS #366)
Synopsis: When Superboy drinks two chemicals that produce a nuclear explosion in his stomach, he gains atomic breath as a result.

Story: “The Phantom Zone Fugitive” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Chief Parker
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #107; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #325), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #111; next appear in issue #117)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor masquerades as Dak-El, a Phantom Zone escapee, in a bid to attempt to get Superboy to release the villains of the Phantom Zone.  But Superboy sees through his impersonation, exposes Luthor, and thwarts his plot.

Story: “The Runaway Superboy” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #324)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle the Legion of Super-Outlaws and Dr. Marden King in ADVENTURE COMICS #324.
Synopsis: Red Kryptonite leaves Superboy unable to control his powers, and gives Lana Lang another chance to expose his secret identity.

Superboy No. 116
October 1964
Cover: Lana Lang and Chief Parker watching Superboy lead a wolf pack //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy, King of the Wolf-Pack” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #324)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Intro: Refugees from Subaat (only appearance)
Villains: Executioners from Subaat (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When executioners from the warlike world of Subaat come looking for refugees under Superboy’s protection, he transforms his charges into wolves, pretends to have become a “wolf-lad” due to Indian magic, and keeps up the masquerade until the executioners have left.

Story: “The False Superboy of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Pete Ross (?; called “Pete” in this story)
Intro: Hector Hooper, Mrs. Hooper, Miss Dalay, Valerie, Tony, Steve, Mr. Hooper (cameo; in a photograph)(only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Hector Hooper of Smallville High pretends to be Superboy to impress a beauty named Valerie.  But, when his imposture is found out, the real Superboy lends a hand to save Hector from peer condemnation.

Story: “The Ordeal of Chief Parker” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #325)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: A Superboy from a parallel universe (only appearance)
GS: Krypto
Villains: Big Gus Diller (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Lex Luthor in ADVENTURE COMICS #325, helps Lydia Lawrence in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #53 (flashback), and becomes involved in a battle between the male and female Legionnaires in ADVENTURE COMICS #326.
Synopsis: When Superboy appears to drive Chief Parker to the point of resigning by harassing him, another Superboy and Krypto appear to battle the first Superboy.  The harassing Superboy suddenly realizes that he is from a parallel universe, hurled into the Earth-One universe by the vibrations of a nuclear missile’s blast and induced by Red Kryptonite to ruin the career of a friend...actually, a dimensional duplicate of the Chief Parker of his world.  Krypto, seeing that the parallel-Earth Superboy had a yellow S-shield with a red background, knew it was not his master and summoned the Earth-One Superboy.  The other-Earth Superboy returns to his normal dimension.

Superboy No. 117
December 1964
Cover: Clark Kent (as Superboy), Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and their teacher and classmates, and the Ultra Boy, Element Lad, Brainiac 5, and Chameleon Boy of Earth-Three //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Secret of Camp Storm King” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #326)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Superboy robots
Intro: Burt Kent (Jonathan’s brother and Clark’s foster uncle; only appearance; revealed to have died in Superman story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191)
Villains: Ventor and other aliens from Sklan (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In SUPERMAN FAMILY #191, it is revealed that Burt has a daughter, Jillian Kent.
Synopsis: When his uncle Burt forces him to enroll in a summer camp, Clark Kent exposes an alien invasion plot there as Superboy.

Story: “Krypto’s Superdog Pal” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears as Baby Kal-El in flashbacks; see Comment below and Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (appear in several flashbacks; see Comment below and Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
GS: Krypto (also appears in flashback; see Comment below and Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Spot (a robot dog; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #111; next appears in issue #121; also appears in flashback on pg. 3, panel 1, which takes place between ? and flashback in issue #104), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in issue #104; next appears in issue #121), Kru-El (last appearance in issue #104?; next appears in issue #121; misidentified as one of the first three Phantom Zone prisoners), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #115; next appear in issue #121), two Kryptonian criminals (first and only appearance)
Comment: The flashbacks in this story take place in this order chronologically:
 Jor-El creates the Phantom Zone projector and exiles Jax-Ur to the Zone (pg. 2, panel 6-pg. 3, panel 1)
 Jor-El sends Krypto into space (pg. 6, panel 5-pg. 7, panel 1)
 Jor-El creates Spot to console a grieving baby Kal-El (pg. 7, panels 3-5)
 Two crooks attack Jor-El and inadvertently send Spot into the Phantom Zone (pg. 5, panels 3-5)
 Krypto lands on Earth (pg. 7, panel 2)
Synopsis: Krypto has discovered a dog named Spot in the Phantom Zone and gets Superboy to release him, to be his playmate.  To learn why a dog would be sent to the Phantom Zone, Superboy observes light-rays from the past and learns that Jor-El built a robot dog to take Krypto’s place for his grieving baby son, Kal-El, after he accidentally sent Krypto into space.  Later, two criminals tried to send Jor-El into the Phantom Zone, but only sent Spot there.  Spot does get a chance to romp with Krypto for awhile, but sacrifices his existence by smashing into a Kryptonite meteor to save his friend.

Story: “Superboy and the Five Legion Traitors” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #327)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #174 (flashback)
Intro: The Superboy and Science Police of another Earth, ghost-beings of Necropolis, living buildings of Mechago, monsters of Gothikter (only appearance for all)
Villains: Brainiac 5, Invisible Kid, Ultra Boy, Element Lad, and Chameleon Boy of another Earth (first and only appearance for all), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comments: It was speculated in THE OFFICIAL LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES INDEX #3 that the evil Legionnaires in this story were from Earth-Three, but the presence of a good Superboy from their Earth in this story tends to discount that theory, as Earth-Three has never been shown to have a Superboy or Superman (his counterpart on that Earth is the evil Ultraman).
 Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes in their encounter with Lone Wolf (Timber Wolf) in ADVENTURE COMICS #327.
Synopsis: Smallville is visited by Ultra Boy, Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Element Lad, and Brainiac 5, but Superboy deduces that these are evil counterparts of the Legionnaires he knows, summons the heroic Superboy of that world, and turns them over to him.

Superboy No. 118
January 1965
Cover: Superboy vs. Krypto //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Boy Who Unmasked Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #327)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Look-Alike Squad of Kandor (last appearance in ?; next appear in ?; Vol-Don, the adult Clark Kent’s double and Varn’s father, named in this story)
Intro: Varn (son of Vol-Don; only appearance?)
Villains: Alien criminals (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To test out a memory-erasing machine for Kryptonians, Varn, son of Vol-Don of Kandor’s Look-Alike Squad, goes back to Superboy’s time, masquerades as an obnoxious youth who discovers Clark Kent’s secret identity, makes life hell for the Kents for a week, and then reveals his secret to Superboy and uses the device to wipe the memory of his visit from Superboy and the Kents.

Story: “The Greatest Gladiator In Rome” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: “Iron-Nerves” Ned (only appearance)
Villains: Bruto, Marcellus, Gasparo (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To restore a high-diver’s courage, Superboy takes him to ancient Rome and has him perform as a gladiator.

Story: “The War Between Superboy and Krypto” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #174)
GS: Krypto
Villains: Superboy Revenge Squad (last appearance in issue #114; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #32), Rava, Olmeg, Nar (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy rescues Lana Lang in SUPERMAN #174 (flashback), then helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Command Kid in ADVENTURE COMICS #328 and the Bizarro-Legion of Super-Heroes in ADVENTURE COMICS #329.
Synopsis: The Superboy Revenge Squad tries to get Superboy and Krypto to fight each other to the death with an exposure of Red Kryptonite, but the effort proves fruitless.

Superboy No. 119
March 1965
Cover: Two Superboys //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superbaby’s First Time-Adventure” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
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)
Intro: Zarians (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superbaby chases a comet, breaks the time barrier, ends up in the far future, stops a war between the invading Zarians and future Earthmen, finds a new planet on which the Zarians can live, and returns to his normal time.

Story: “The Millionaire of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #329)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Kendall Kent (Jonathan’s brother; next appears in issue #180), Dr. Saunders, Simkins, a chauffeur (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is rewritten and redrawn from a story in ADVENTURE COMICS #159.  However, since Kendall Kent from this story appears in several later Superman Family stories and Kendall Clark appears in no other stories after ADVENTURE COMICS #159, the earlier story is the one we have relegated to Earth-B.
Synopsis: When Clark Kent’s rich uncle Kendall Kent suffers a shock and believes he has adopted Clark, the Boy of Steel has to play along with him or see his uncle suffer mental imbalance.

Story: “The Duel of the Superboys” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #174 flashback)
Intro: A Superboy android (destroyed in this story)
Villains: The Anti-Superboy Gang (including Mike; first appearance; next appear in ?), Dr. Diablo, Nicky (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This is the first appearance of the Anti-Superboy Gang, which will become the Anti-Superman Gang in the future.
Synopsis: Dr. Diablo, a scientist in the pay of the Anti-Superboy Gang, creates a Superboy android and siphons away Superboy’s invulnerability, super-vision, and super-breath powers into the android.  He gives the android a chunk of Green Kryptonite and bids him destroy the Boy of Steel, but the android cannot go through with it, saves and befriends Superboy, and is destroyed by Dr. Diablo for his treason.  Superboy captures Dr. Diablo and his hireling and brings them to jail.

Superboy No. 120
April 1965
Cover: Superboy and 35th Century Luthor viewing exhibit of Superman XXX’s “execution” //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Fate of the Future Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (appears between page  4, panel 4 of Superboy story in ADVENTURE COMICS #271 / first story in SUPERBOY #125)
GA: Lex Luthor (between page  4, panel 4 of Superboy story in ADVENTURE COMICS #271 / first story in SUPERBOY #125)
Intro: Genealogy Society, Jarl Xanthro, Superman XXX (35th Century Superman; only appearance for all)
Cameo: Superman II, Superman III (as drawings on a banner), Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen
Villain: “35th Century” Luthor (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since Superman II and III are only hypothetical illustrations of the second and third Men of Steel on a poster in this story, this is not their “official” introduction.
 Also, since Superboy and Lex Luthor are still friends in this story, it can only take place during Luthor’s origin story in ADVENTURE COMICS #271.
Synopsis: Superboy is drawn across time to the 35th Century to help out Jarl Xanthro, proprietor of a Superman Museum.  Since his business is being badly hurt by another Superman Museum, operated by the 35th Century descendant of Lex Luthor, he asks for and receives help in making movies which recreate some of Superboy’s 20th Century deeds.  In revenge, Luthor invites Superboy into his museum and attempts to con him, via a fake exhibit, into believing that his 35th Century descendant is really a criminal and has been executed by Kryptonite.  (In reality, Superman XXX is a hero.)  At first, Superboy is convinced, when he returns to his native era, that the future Luthor has shown him the truth.  But a consultation with his friend Lex Luthor leads Superboy to conclude that the future Luthor was hoodwinking him.  His conscience is cleared, though his memory of the future fades after a week.

Story: “Superbaby’s Golden Quest” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
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)
Intro: King Willyam, Esau and his mother, Achilles and his mother, John Marshall
Synopsis: When Jonathan Kent misplaces his gold cufflinks, Superbaby goes into the past in search of gold.  He encounters an ancient king, the baby Achilles, and John Marshall (who discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in California in 1849) and brings a large nugget back to Jonathan.  The elder Kent appreciates it, but tells Clark to get rid of it.

Story: “The Invulnerable Imp” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writers: Cary Bates and Edmond Hamilton
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #330)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Gen. Arthur Mxyzptlk, Sir Garamore Mxyzptlk (cameo appearances; in paintings; Mxyzptlk’s ancestors), a 5th Dimensional judge (only appearance for all)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #114; next appears in issue #131)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Dynamo Boy and the Legion of Super-Villains in ADVENTURE COMICS #330-331 and the Super-Moby Dick of Space in ADVENTURE COMICS #332.
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk legally changes his name to Mxypyxm, a palindrome, which reads the same backwards as forwards.  Thus, Superboy is unable to send him back into his own dimension until he pulls an amnesia trick on him that forces “Mxypyxm” to return to the 5th Dimension.

Superboy No. 121
June 1965
Cover: Superboy and young Jor-El //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Clark Kent’s Single Identity” (Part 1: 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Stolen Super-Identity” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #332)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Superboy robots, mayor of Smallville
Intro: Joe (a barber; not Joe Timmons)
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback)
Villains: Monk Lennox, Bugs Wilson, a crook, a bully (first and only appearance for all), Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for both in issue #117; both next appear in issue #162), Kru-El (last appearance in issue #117; next appears in issue #189)
Synopsis: The Phantom Zone villains cause Superboy to lose his powers through an exposure to Red and Green Kryptonite, but, when they bargain for their release in return for Prof. Vakox restoring his powers, he releases only Vakox, threatens him with Green Kryptonite, and forces him to concoct the antidote.  After Superboy’s powers are restored, he sends Vakox back to the Zone.

Story: “Jor-El’s Visit To Earth” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #333)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology),  Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #325; next appears in issue #131), Blak-Du (first and only appearance), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in issue #117; next appear in SUPERMAN #150)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes go back in time and participate in a battle of Kryptonians against Atlanteans in ADVENTURE COMICS #333.
Synopsis: The juvenile  Jor-El is thrown through time and space by a comet’s freak effect, ending up in Smallville in Superboy’s time.  When he learns the newcomer’s identity, Superboy is flabbergasted to meet his own father, both after the latter’s death but before a period when Jor-El had fathered Kal-El.  After several adventures together, Superboy attempts to make a gift of Red Kryptonite to his future father as he helps him return to the past.  Instead, he has given young Jor-El a sample of amnesium, which wipes out any memory of his visit to the future.

Superboy No. 122
July 1965
Cover: Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent watching Clark Kent duel a Superboy puppet //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Jealous Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #333)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent
Intro: The Great Venturi (only appearance)
Synopsis: After seeing an incident in which an angry ventriloquist throws a Red Kryptonite rock at his Superboy dummy, Clark Kent is induced by the Red K to create a Superboy dummy and have arguments with it.  He does manage to perform his super-deeds, even with a split personality.

Story: “Clark Kent’s Butler” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Limehouse Logan, Fox Fuller and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Gangleader Fox Fuller has eliminated most of the boys in Smallville as candidates for Superboy’s secret identity.  To prove Superboy is Clark Kent, he rigs a charity raffle and has the Kents win the services of an English butler, who is, in reality, his crony Limehouse Logan, and who will attempt to gather proof of Clark Kent’s double identity.

Story: “The Fugitive Krypto” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (only appears in one panel, as Clark Kent; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #334)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
GS: Krypto
Intro: Bonzor (a dog) and the dog people of Canis (only appearance for all)
Villain: Astawrk (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes solve the mystery of Unknown Boy in ADVENTURE COMICS #334.
Synopsis: Krypto goes to the dog star Sirius and discovers a planet where dog-people rule and venerate him.  But he is also taken for an impostor and jailed, as per the plot of the evil dog-man Astawrk.

Superboy No. 123
September 1965
Cover: Lana Lang and Clark Kent unwrapping Lana Lang and Superboy mummies //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “There Is No Superboy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-B (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #159)
Intro: Chief Douglas Parker of Earth-B (next appears in ?), Sheriff Todd (only appearance)
Villains: Piledriver Pete Davis, Hi-Jack David, John “Goldy” Silver, Ratatat Reagan, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is recycled from issue #50, and is too close to the original to be anything but an Earth-B story.
Synopsis: Early in his career, Superboy goes to a town full of outlaws and helps bring 25 of them in during a single day.

Story: “When Krypto Was Sold” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #334)
GS: Krypto
Intro: Ronnie Vayle (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy and Krypto teach a lesson to a spoiled rich youth.

Story: “The Curse of the Superboy Mummy” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #335)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Ahton (dead before the present-day portion of this story), Seth, Neferti (both die in this story), Isis
Villain: An Egyptian conjurer (first appearance; dead before the present-day portion of this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Starfinger in ADVENTURE COMICS #335-336.
Synopsis: In 3,000 B.C., royal Egyptian magician Ahton appeals to the goddess Isis to find a way to turn his weak son Seth into a “strong, vigorous youth”.  He sees a vision of the future Superboy and is given the formula for a herbal concoction that will give Seth the powers of the Boy of Steel.  Seth dons a Superboy costume made by his father, gets super-powers from the serum, and becomes a hero of his time.  But when Neferti, a girl who had formerly spurned Seth, consults a rival conjurer for a love charm, the wizard gives her a jade scarab ring that kills him.  Neferti dies trying to save Seth, and both are entombed together.  Ahton barely has time to carve a warning inscription to Superboy of the future on the wall of the tomb before it is sealed.
 In Superboy’s era, Clark Kent and Lana Lang find the mummies of Seth and Neferti on an Egyptian dig of Professor Lang’s.  Clark and Lana translate separately the warning of Ahton, which predicts that Superboy will be killed by Lana, “unless you first destroy her...”.  Lana takes the scarab ring for a souvenir, which causes Superboy physical pain.  She mistakenly assumes, once she completes the translation, that Superboy is attempting to murder her.  But the Boy of Steel simply has her destroy the scarab ring, whose Kryptonite-like radiations endanger him.  After she does so, Superboy explains that Ahton was interrupted before he could finish the last word of his inscription: “unless you first destroy her scarab”.

Superboy No. 124
October 1965
Cover: Superbaby fighting boxers as Jonathan and Martha Kent look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Insect Queen of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #336; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #60 (3))
Intro and origin: Insect Queen (Lana Lang; next becomes Insect Queen in issue #127; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #60 (3))
Supporting Character: Sarah Lang
Intro: The “Insect Man” (an alien; next appears in issue #127)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Although Lana thinks that she cannot repeat an insect form once she has used it, she learns in issue #127 that she can repeat a form after 24 hours have passed, and that she can assume the form of arthropods like lobsters.
 Shortly after this story Superboy is aided by Lana Lang during a power-loss, as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #60 (3), captures Jon Smatten in flashback in ACTION COMICS #329, and helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight aliens from Murra in ADVENTURE COMICS #337 and the Time Trapper in ADVENTURE COMICS #338.
Synopsis: Lana Lang rescues an insect-like alien from a tree which has fallen on him and, in reward, is given a “biogenetic ring” which enables her to change into different insect forms.  The only restriction she finds on her powers is that she cannot use a given form more than once every 24 hours.  She creates a mask and costume and begins a crime-fighting career as Insect Girl.  After she nabs a gang of crooks, she later reveals her secret identity to Clark Kent, trying unsuccessfully to put him in a predicament that will reveal he is Superboy.  Later, Lana hangs up her costume for the moment, deciding that she will become Insect Queen again when she thinks up some new insect forms to assume.

Story: “Superbaby’s First Fight” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
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. Phineas Potter (last chronological appearance in flashback in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #26; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #291)
Intro: Dynamite Dick and his manager, Lefty Hooker (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Kents take baby Clark to the county fair, where he unthinkingly exhibits his super-powers by flying and clouting a boxer into the air.  But his secret is saved, thanks to two inventions of Prof. Phineas Potter.

Story: “The Toughest Kid In Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of an Imaginary Universe (first appearance)
Comment: Since this is an Imaginary Story, it will not be covered in this index.

Superboy No. 125
December 1965
Cover: Superboy and Kid Psycho vs. crooks //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Bald Boy of Steel” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between first story in SUPERBOY #120 / first story in SUPERBOY #139)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Lex Luthor (between first story in SUPERBOY #120 / first story in SUPERBOY #139; not a villain in this story)
Intro: Trudy (only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place during the time that Lex Luthor still had hair and was a friend to Superboy.
Synopsis: Superboy is made bald by a Red Kryptonite exposure and has to conceal his identity from Lana Lang.

Story: “Krypto’s Super-Movie Stunts” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #338)
GS: Krypto
Intro: Dan Diamond, Jowls (a dog; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Superboy mistakenly thinks Krypto has misbehaved, he sets in motion a chain of occurrences that ends up with Krypto becoming a stunt dog in Hollywood and teaching a well-deserved lesson to a bullying dog movie star.

Story: “The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #339)
Intro and origin: Kid Psycho (Gnill Opril; name revealed in ADVENTURE COMICS #365; becomes a Legion reservist in this story; next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #300)
GS: Cosmic Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #337 / 340), Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Chameleon Boy, Brainiac 5 (between ADVENTURE COMICS #338 / 339), Sun Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #337 / 339; all appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes; takes place between ADVENTURE COMICS #338 / 339)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Opril ( Kid Psycho’s parents; in flashback; both die in this story)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Beast Boy in ADVENTURE COMICS #339.  The LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES INDEX incorrectly references this story as taking place between ADVENTURE COMICS #339 / 340.
Synopsis: Kid Psycho, a Legion of Super-Heroes applicant with telekinetic powers who can also form impenetrable shields of mental force, is the last survivor of his world and has a useful power, but is inexplicably rejected by the Legion.  He goes to Superboy’s time and helps the Boy of Steel with his powers to demonstrate his worth.  Superboy accompanies Kid Psycho to the 30th Century, where both of them learn the reason that Kid Psycho was rejected: each use of his power causes such a drain of brain-energy that he shortens his life by about a year.  Gallantly, the youth vows to help them if they ever need it, and the Legion votes to make him a member of the Legion Reserve.

Superboy No. 126
January 1966
Cover: Superboy lifting car containing Raldo and Vanie //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Wild Teen-Agers” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #339)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Raldo, Vanie, Karnark, Mazol, Malvo (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Napoleon, Josephine, Romeo, Juliet, Mark Anthony, Cleopatra
Synopsis: Two teenagers from another world, Raldo and Vanie, are in love, but their fathers refuse to let either see the other because of a sharp disagreement on the true nature of Superboy, whom none of them have met.  Raldo and Vanie elope and run away to Earth.  Then they put Jonathan and Martha Kent in suspended animation and impersonate them, pretending the Kents have somehow become teenagers again.  This is part of a plot to get Superboy to take them to a point in space where they can catch a ride back to their homeworld, since their fathers have patched things up.  Eventually, Superboy puts things to rights, gets the young couple back to their homeworld, and brings his parents out of suspended animation.

Story: “Krypto’s Family Tree” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #340; also appears as Baby Kal-El in flashback; 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 (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Zypto (Krypto’s father; in flashback; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #140), Intro: Nypto (Krypto’s grandfather), Vypto (Krypto’s great-grandfather), Dik-Ki, Valla Dik-Ki, an artist (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains: The Dog Exterminator Squad, two aliens, two crooks (first and only appearance for all; all in flashback)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Computo in ADVENTURE COMICS #340-341.
Synopsis: When Krypto is inexplicably frightened by an insect, Superboy hooks his dog up to the mind-prober helmet and telecasts Krypto’s memories onto a screen.  Both of them see and hear Jor-El’s lecture to Kal-El about Krypto’s family tree: Zypto, Krypto’s father, avoided extermination by an anti-virus squad by being given a wing-growing serum and passing himself off as a hybrid bird; Zypto’s father Nypto defeated an alien attempt to steal livestock from Krypton; and Nypto’s father Vypto threw a couple of telepathic hounds off the trail of stolen loot by broadcasting an image of a horrible insect into their minds.  Jor-El showed Kal-El and Krypto a picture of the insect, which frightened young Krypto badly.  Superboy deduces that the sight of a similar insect triggered Krypto’s fright reflex.

Superboy No. 127
March 1966
Cover: Insect Queen as a moth, Bee-Boy, and Superboy //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Strange Insect Lives of Lana Lang” (Part 1; 13 pages)
 Part 2: “The Fate of Bee-Boy” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #342)
GS: Insect Queen (Lana Lang; last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #60 (3); next Insect Queen appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #355; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang
GA: The “Insect Man” (last appearance in issue #124; last appearance)
Intro: Bee-Boy (Kim), Dr. Pelham, Miss Blair, Grant Sutherland, Mike, a witch doctor, two hunters (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes in the trial of Star Boy in ADVENTURE COMICS #342.
Synopsis: When a scientist transforms a boy named Kim into a half-human-half-bee creature so that he can survive a potentially fatal wound, Lana Lang (as Insect Queen) and Superboy have several adventures with him and convince him that life is worth living, even in his Bee-Boy state.

Superboy No. 128
April 1966
Cover: Kryptonite Kid and Dev-Em exiling Superboy and Krypto to the Phantom Zone //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Twilight World of No Return” (Part 1; 13 pages)
 Part 2: “The Teamup of the Terrible Two” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artists: George Papp (part 1), Al Plastino (part 2)
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #342 / 343)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Cameo appearances: Dev-Em, Kryptonite Kid, Jor-El, Lara, Rath-Ef, Norg-Ar, Phantom Zone villains (as characters in dreams)
Villains: A Morlak, two vandals (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle the Luck Lords in ADVENTURE COMICS #343.  Then he goes into the past to view a secret mission he performed when he was ten years old, in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #26-27.
Synopsis: A Kryptonian Morlak creature whom Dev-Em once changed into a duplicate of Krypto lands on Earth in a space capsule, impersonates Krypto, and gives Superboy nightmares before he deduces the truth and sends it into the Phantom Zone.

Superboy No. 129
May 1966
Cover: Mon-El and Superboy vs. alien jack-in-the-box; Dworn; Vidal, Martha Kent, and Jonathan Kent; Kid Krypton and Clark Kent (four vignettes) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy’s Big Brother” (from SUPERBOY #89)
Story: “The Kent’s Second Super-Son” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #260)
Story: “The Super-Weakling From Space” (from SUPERBOY #65)
Story: “The Two Boys of Steel” (from SUPERBOY #63)
Story: “The Kid From Krypton” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #242)
Story: “Supergirl In Smallville” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #278)
Comment: This issue also includes two text features, “How Mon-El Left the Phantom Zone” (which reveals Mon-El’s real name, Lar Gand) and “Superboy’s Time Trips”, 1 page each.

Superboy No. 130
June 1966
Cover: Superbaby releasing tiger from cage as zookeeper, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Prince Rama’s Super-Stand-In” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in second story of NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #27; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #345)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Superboy robot X-29K, Prince Rama, Princess Shavastri (only appearance for all), Rajah Vishnar (dies in this story)
Villains: Swami Hatmok, the Panther Maiden, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Nardo in ADVENTURE COMICS #345.
Synopsis: Superboy helps out a young ruler in India by impersonating him and pretending to accomplish mighty deeds.

Story: “Superbaby’s Search For a Pet” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Tom Clark (only appearance; Martha Kent’s cousin)
Cameo appearance: Krypto (in a dream)
Villain: A chameleon creature (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After Superbaby dreams of his pet dog Krypto, he goes on a search for a pet.

Superboy No. 131
July 1966
Cover: Lana Lang watching Superboy pounded by disembodied fists //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Lex Luthor, Imp” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #344)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #121; next appears in issue #166), Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #120; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #351)
Synopsis: When Mr. Mxyzptlk comes to Earth to bedevil Superboy again, Luthor analyzes the Silly Sprite’s powers and duplicates them in himself.

Story: “The Fists and the Fury” (7 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in KARATE KID #12)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps Karate Kid and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Major Disaster and the Lord of Time in KARATE KID #12-13.
Synopsis: A Red Kryptonite exposure creates three duplicates of Superboy’s arm and fist, all of which batter him unmercifully when they are attracted to a magnet in his cape.

Story: “The Dog From S.C.P.A.”  (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in KARATE KID #13; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #346-347 between page 1, panel 3 and page 10, panel 4, even though it’s anything but a “routine matter”!)
GS: Krypto (joins the Space Canine Patrol Agents in this issue)
Intro: Mammoth Mutt (dies in this story), Tusky Husky, Tail Terrier, Bull Dog, Hot Dog, Chameleon Collie, Paw Pooch (the Space Canine Patrol Agents), the Space Cat Patrol Agents (Atomic Tom, Power Puss, and Crab Tabby; only appearance for all)
Cameo: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (as statuettes)
Villain: Chief Top Dog and the Canine Caper Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes induct Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, and Ferro Lad and fight Nemesis Kid, Garlak, and the Khundians in ADVENTURE COMICS #346-347 between page 1, panel 3 / page 10, panel 4 of this story.
Synopsis: While Superboy is on a Legion mission, Krypto patrols space, sees a colossal dog super-hero named Mammoth Mutt killed by a missile, and learns from the dog’s dying breaths about the Space Canine Patrol Agents, a group of dog super-heroes, and the Canine Caper Gang, who sent the missile that killed him.  Krypto helps free the SCPA, learning that each dog hero has a single super-power (such as Tusky Husky’s ability to grow a long tooth, and Tail Terrier’s elastic tail), and helps them defeat the evil Top Dog and his Canine Caper bunch.  Krypto is admitted to the SCPA, then returns to Earth, awaiting the next summons from his fellow canine crimebusters.

Superboy No. 132
September 1966
Cover: Superboy, Supremo, and monster //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Krypto’s Cat-Crook Caper” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto (gets a costume for SCPA duties in this story), Chameleon Collie, Paw Pooch, Hot Dog, Tail Terrier, Bull Dog, Tusky Husky (the Space Canine Patrol Agents; next appear in issue #136)
Intro: An applicant to the SCPA, inhabitants of the Canine-Feline World (only appearance)
Villains: The Cat Crime Club (first and only appearance; including Scratchy Tom), Fido Felon, Kid Kitty, Plunder Pooch, Gat Cat, Hold-Up Hound, Purring Pete (first and only appearance for all; cameos only)
Synopsis: The Space Canine Patrol Agents summon Krypto to help them with a giant show at the Canine-Feline World, with the proceeds earmarked to help fund their anti-crime operations.  Their efforts are endangered by the evil Cat Crime Club, who foil Krypto twice and get him suspended from the SCPA.  However, Krypto and Chameleon Collie engineer an operation that defeats the feline fiends, and Krypto is reinstated with honors.

Story: “The Youth Who Was Braver Than Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #348)
Intro: Supremo (Allan Vale; dies in this story), Jason Vale (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of bullies (first and only appearance)
Comments: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Dr. Regulus in ADVENTURE COMICS #348, Universo in ADVENTURE COMICS #349, and Prince Evillo and the Devil’s Dozen in ADVENTURE COMICS #350-351.
Synopsis: To make young Allan Vale’s last days happy ones before he perishes of a disease, his uncle Jason gives him super-powers through a serum and creates for him the costume and identity of Supremo.  Then Superboy, who learns Supremo’s identity, helps out by pretending to be afraid of a “prehistoric beast”, then playing the beast himself in a disguise and letting Supremo beat him.  Allan Vale dies shortly afterward, believing he has beaten a monster that even Superboy couldn’t conquer.

Superboy No. 133
October 1966
Cover: Jonathan and Martha Kent watching Superbaby in Smallville orphanage; vignette of Superboy and Robin //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superbaby’s First Foster Parents” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superbaby (origin retold; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #108), Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #133)
GA: Proprietors of Smallville Orphanage
Intro: Sonny Vanderbolt
Villains: “Deacon” Dugan, Millie Dugan, the Snatch Syndicate (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jor-El sends baby Kal-El to Earth in a rocket.  Jonathan and Martha Kent discover the baby and the rocket, learn of his super-powers, and take him to Smallville Orphanage, intending to return and adopt him once he is a registered orphan.  The next day, baby Kal-El is adopted by “Deacon” Dugan and his wife Millie, who intend to pass him off to the criminal Snatch Syndicate as millionaire baby Sonny Vanderbilt, for whom Kal-El is a double.  The project proves to be one big hassle for the crooks, who are soon caught, and Kal-El returns to the orphanage himself. The next day, he is adopted by the Kents.

Story: “Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #253)

Superboy No. 134
December 1966
Cover: Superboy trashing classroom //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Scoundrel of Steel” (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Superboy Against the World” (6 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy of an Imaginary Universe (first appearance)
Comment: Since this is an Imaginary Tale, it will not be covered in this index.

Story: “Krypto’s First Romance” (from SUPERBOY #87)

Superboy No. 135
January 1967
Cover: Superboy vs. The Mechano-Master //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Menace of the Mechano-Master” (15 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #351 / 352; also appears as Superman, between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #163 / SUPERMAN #193)
Supporting Character: Pete Ross (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #370)
Villain: Lex Luthor (an adult; as the Mechano-Master; between ACTION COMICS #335 / 354)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Fatal Five in ADVENTURE COMICS #352-353.
Synopsis: When a defect in a time-weapon used against Superman sends the adult Lex Luthor back to Superboy’s time, he takes on the identity of the Mechano-Marauder and almost overpowers the Boy of Steel.

Story: “When Lana Lang First Suspected Clark Kent” (from SUPERBOY #87)

Superboy No. 136
March 1966
Cover: Superboy and Krypto (in SCPA costume) in front of Kryptonite statues of Superboy’s ancestors //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy Visits the 50th Century” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #279)

Story: “Decoy of the Doom Statues” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #353)
GS: Krypto, Bull Dog, Paw Pooch, Chameleon Collie, Hot Dog, Tail Terrier, Tusky Husky (last appearance for all in issue #132; last appearance for all except Krypto)
Intro: Mammoth Miss, Prophetic Pup (join the Space Canine Patrol Agents in this story; with Krypto and the others cited, compose the Space Canine Patrol Agents; final appearance of the group), Hoodoo Hound, bear people of Canis Major, dog people of Tail Terrier’s world (only appearance for all), Beam Beagle and four other former SCPA members (as statues; all dead before this story begins)
Cameo appearances: Val-El, Sul-El, Tala-El, Hatu-El, Gam-El, Jor-El (as statues)
Villains: Tricky Tom and other inhabitants of the Black Cat World, evil cats of the Phantom Zone (only appearance for all)
Comment: The statues of Superboy’s ancestors last appeared in ADVENTURE COMICS #313.
Synopsis: Krypto attends a meeting of the Space Canine Patrol Agents, where applicant Prophetic Pup predicts Superboy will be endangered by a hound, and saved by another hound.  After adventures with his SCPA comrades, Krypto and his master Superboy are lured into a trap by the feline inhabitants of the Black Cat World and evil cats in the Phantom Zone, sent there with their masters, telepathically communicating with them.  Krypto discovers that he himself is the “hound” who endangered Superboy, but when they are pulled to safety by a young autograph hunter, he learns that the second “hound” is...an autograph hound.

Superboy No. 137
April 1967
Cover: Superboy, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, and Kit-El //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy’s Blind Identity” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (of Earth-B; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #59)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang (all of Earth-B)
Intro: Charlie Daggett, Joe (only appearance for both)
Villain: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story is recycled from ADVENTURE COMICS #229.
Synopsis: When the Kent family appears to perish in an earthquake fissure opening and closing in the sight of witnesses, Superboy and his foster parents take up new lives in the town of Dover as the Kendalls.  Superboy fashions a new identity, that of blind “Charlie Kendall”, but it proves to be even more cumbersome than his Clark Kent identity.  Finally, Superboy contrives a way for the Kents to return to Smallville without stirring up suspicions, and resumes his Clark Kent cover i.d.

Story: “The Mysterious Mighty Mite” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #356)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Intro: Qor Sulor, his father, his son, and Vau Sulor (his other son), people of Gerion and Xnior (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and several other members of the Legion of Super-Heroes are temporarily regressed to infanthood in ADVENTURE COMICS #356.
 Superboy reveals that it has been 12 years since his arrival on Earth, which makes him about 15 years old in this story.
Synopsis: Four members of the Sulor family play a practical joke on Superboy by pretending to be a single Kryptonian who is left as a babe in a basket on the Kent’s porch and who appears to “age” (when older members of the family replace him) by dint of a mistake Superboy has made.  When they reveal to him the joke, Superboy plays a joke on them, much to their delight.

Superboy No. 138
May-June 1967
Cover: Superboy vs. The General and his troops; Krypto vs. Destructo; Superboy vs. Dev-Em //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The War Against Superboy” (from SUPERBOY #82)
Story: “Duel of the Superboys” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #287, 288; original titles “War of the Superboys” and “The Knave From Krypton”; 3 pages edited out)
Story: “Krypto’s Arch-Enemy” (from SUPERBOY #92)
Story: “The Secret of the Flying Horse” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #230)
Comment: This issue also contains a 2-page text feature, “The Superboy Legend”.

Superboy No. 139
June 1967
Cover: Superboy being driven out of town by Jonathan and Martha Kent and people of Smallville  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Town That Hated Superboy” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy (between first story in SUPERBOY #125 / flashback in SUPERMAN #173 (2), pg. 5 panel 4-pg. 8 panel 4)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Lex Luthor (not a villain in this story; between first story in SUPERBOY #125 / flashback in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #295)
Intro: Swami Zoxha (only appearance)
Villains: A group of convicts (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since Lex Luthor still has his hair and is a friend to Superboy in this story, it takes place within the adventure recounted in ADVENTURE COMICS #271.
Synopsis: Superboy is driven out of town when his super-vision enlarges microbes into monsters, but Lex Luthor learns that the microbes are enlarged by a combination of the super-vision and his experimental Gas X.  After Superboy inhales the entire contents of the gas and then exhales it in outer space, he is welcomed back to Smallville.

Story: “The Samson of Smallville” (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #356 / 357)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Mr. Dix (only appearance)
Villains: Two bullies (first and only appearance)

Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight a renegade Controller in ADVENTURE COMICS #357.
Synopsis: To cover for his display of super-strength in an emergency, Clark Kent pretends that he has been given the power of Samson by touching a lock of hair supposedly from the Biblical hero in a collection of famous hair.  But when Smallville citizens constantly make demands of Clark, he decides to convincingly “lose” Samson’s power, and leaves the strength feats to Superboy.

Superboy No. 140
July 1967
Cover: The Gambler and other gamblers watching Superboy stricken by Kryptonite on viewscreen //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “The Wizard of Odds” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Al Plastino
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #357)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
GA: Superboy robot
Villains: The Gambler (Lucifer Chancel; first and only appearance; not to be confused with the Earth-Two Gambler, foe of that world’s Green Lantern), Maxie, Gale, Blackie, Prof and other members of his gang, various gamblers (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The names of several Smallville high school-aged boys are revealed in this issue, though the boys themselves do not appear: Steve Snapinn, Hector Hooper, Ted O’Hara, Hank Stevens, Tommy Wilde, Paul Davis, Pug Waters, Gary Brown, Ed Marks, Dave Lewis, Stan Allen, Dick Quinn, Al Drake, Ben Carle, Fred Plast, Ron Vayle, Tommy Hunter, and Pete Perkins.
Synopsis: The Gambler, a gangster and gambling maven, moves into Smallville and engineers big-time games of chance based on Superboy’s actions before deciding on a plan to destroy the Boy of Steel.

Story: “Beware the Mad Dog of Steel” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #358; 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
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle the Hunter in ADVENTURE COMICS #358.
Synopsis: Superboy and Krypto find a Kryptonian space capsule on the ocean’s floor.  The capsule contains several vials of germ culture, one of which pops open and douses Krypto with rabies germs.  Krypto goes mad and bites Superboy, giving him the disease, which proves fatal to humans within 24 hours.  But Superboy has his dog break another of the vials, which is an antidote to the rabies germs, and both he and Krypto recover.

Superboy No. 141
September 1967
Cover: Superboy holding Ron-Avon over Urn of Crystal Death //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “No Mercy For a Hero” (23 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #358 / 359)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Ron-Avon’s parents (first and only appearance)
Villains: Ron-Avon, Guardians of Belgor (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story confirms that Superboy retains his muscular powers on a planet smaller than Krypton, even under a red sun, but that red sun rays remove his invulnerability, super-senses, and “some of” his flight ability.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Universo in ADVENTURE COMICS #359-360.
Synopsis: Superboy is forced into a competition of four battles with Ron-Avon, a super-powered youth from Belgor.  Two combats take place on Earth, and two on Ron-Avon’s homeworld, which is ruled by brutal tyrants called The Guardians.  Superboy wins three of the battles and thus triumphs in the competition, and is forced by Belgorian law to drop Ron-Avon in the Urn of Crystal Death, where he will be destroyed by radiation, or see Ron’s parents die.  Superboy lends the youth his cape to protect him from the radiant elements, fishes him out after his parents are freed, and helps him carry out a coup against the Guardians.  Ron-Avon, now a friend to Superboy, confirms that his planet will now be ruled in a democratic fashion.

Superboy No. 142
October 1967
Cover: Superboy (as a giant ape) holding Super-Monkey (as Clark Kent) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy Goes Ape” (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #360 / 361)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent
GS: Beppo the Super-Monkey (last appearance in SUPERMAN #173 (2), pg. 3, panel 2; next appears in ACTION COMICS #277)
Intro: Charlie Cates, Johnny,  an organ-grinder, Chico (a monkey; only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Unkillables in ADVENTURE COMICS #361.
Synopsis: A Red Kryptonite pearl turns Superboy into a giant-sized monkey and Beppo the Super-Monkey into a giant-sized Superboy.

Story: “The Shyest Boy In Town” (from SUPERBOY #80)

Superboy No. 143
December 1967
Cover: Superboy falling over Smallville //Neal Adams
Story: “The Big Fall” (16 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #361 / 362)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Emile of Paris (only appearance), Ra-Mose (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Villain: King-Pin, Vince, and other gangsters (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Dr. Mantis Morlo in ADVENTURE COMICS #362-363.
Synopsis: The energies of an Egyptian sorceror’s jewel drain Superboy’s strength and invulnerability into Lana Lang, giving a gangster called King-Pin an opportunity to place Superboy in a deathtrap.

Story: “Superboy’s Civil War Time Trip” (from SUPERBOY #91)

Superboy No. 144
January 1968
Cover: Clark Kent in Hyperboy costume and Superboy robot //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: “Superboy’s Lost Identity” (23 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #363; next appears in flashback in ACTION COMICS #358)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Hyperman (Mr. Quentin; not to be confused with Hyper-Man in ACTION COMICS #265), Hyperwoman (Mrs. Quentin), Hyperboy (Kirk Quentin), Klypso the Hyperdog, their Superboy robot, Jor-El and Lara androids (first and only appearance for all)
Villains: The Mechanical Mob (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy meets Kara Zor-El, the future Supergirl, in Argo City in flashback in ACTION COMICS #358, then helps the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Legion of Super-Pets fight the Thanlians in ADVENTURE COMICS #364.
Synopsis: When the Quentin family escape the destruction of their homeworld, they plan a new life as Hyperman, Hyperwoman, and Hyperboy on the planet Trombus, whose red sun will give them super-powers.  But to test out the indestructibility of their super-costumes and to learn if they can be corrupted by super-hypnosis, they play mind games with Superboy on Earth, trying to convince him that he is actually their son, that he is also Hyperboy, and that he has never been Superboy.  Superboy finally deduces their machinations and they reveal the truth to him.

Superboy No. 145
March 1968
Cover: Superboy seeing Jonathan and Martha Kent looking at their new, youthful faces in mirrors //Neal Adams
Story: “The Fantastic Faces” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “Superboy’s Fountain of Youth” (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #364 / 365)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both gain youthful appearances in this story), Lana Lang
Intro: Jolax, Mya, and other Thraxxians, Philip “Kayo” Kelly, Anna Grove, Abigail and Hobart Blaine and their son and daughter (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Planetoid Plunderer, Charles “Tightrope” Taylor (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: As shown in ACTION COMICS #500, the effects of the youth serum on Jonathan and Martha Kent (and, presumably, all the other rejuvenated people in this story) faded not long before their death.
 Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes induct Shadow Lass and fight the Fatal Five in ADVENTURE COMICS #365-366, then get rid of their old clubhouse in SUPERBOY #211 (flashback), then helps the Legion fight the Dark Circle in ADVENTURE COMICS #367 and Thora in ADVENTURE COMICS #368.
Synopsis: A television show, The Superboy of Earth, assembled from footage taken of Superboy in action, is almost a hit on the other-dimensional world of Thraxx, except for one problem: the youth who watch the show are turned off by the advanced age of Superboy’s parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.  To save his show, Jolax, the producer, arranges for the Kents to drink a diluted youth serum from his world, which rejuvenates the Kents physically back to their thirties.  To cover for their rejuvenation, Superboy and the Kents arrange for other people their age to drink the well water at a party, with all of them becoming younger as well.  To his chagrin, the producer of the Superboy program learns that his sponsors want a Superman show.

Story: “Superboy Meets William Tell” (from SUPERBOY #84)

Superboy No. 146
April 1968
Cover: Superboy and Krypto beside Superboy poster //Neal Adams
Story: “The Runaway Superboy” (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #368 (and in flashback from next issue); next appears in issue #148)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GA: Superboy robots (destroyed in this story, but rebuilt later)
Intro: Barry Porter, Dr. and Mrs. Porter, Ducks and his foster parents)
Villains: Arsenal Artie (first and only appearance), Pyron and another flame-creature (first appearance; name and existences revealed next issue)
Comment: This story continues in issue #148.
Synopsis: Superboy inexplicably destroys his robots and equipment and becomes a runaway in disguise.  On the road, he helps one boy reconcile with his father and another one gain adoptive parents.  But, despite posters which urge Superboy to return to his parents, he remains a runaway.

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (3 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: George Papp
Feature Character: Superboy
Comment: This is a Superboy featurette, detailing many of the ways he has been affected by Red Kryptonite.

Story: “The Notorious Captain Sinbad Kent” (from SUPERBOY #79)

Superboy No. 147
May-June 1968
Cover: Superboy, Supergirl, Streaky, Krypto, Lightning Lad, Ultra Boy; vignettes of Saturn Girl, Sun Boy, Phantom Girl, Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, and Duo Damsel //Curt Swan / Neal Adams
Story: “The Boy With Ultra-Powers” (from SUPERBOY #98)
Story: “The Legion of Super-Traitors” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
Story: “Supergirl’s Three Super-Girl Friends” (from ACTION COMICS #293)
Comment: This is a Supergirl story.
Story: “The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #290)
Story: “The Legion of Super-Villains” (from SUPERMAN #147)
Comments: This is a Superman story.
 This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story, indexed in THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES INDEX.

Superboy No. 148
June 1968
Cover: Superboy with lead goggles on, facing Hal King //Neal Adams
Story: “Superboy’s Greatest Gamble” (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inkers: Sheldon Moldoff (pgs. 1-6), Jack Abel (pgs. 7-13)
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in issue #146; also appears in flashback, which takes place between ADVENTURE COMICS #368 / issue #146)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #369)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Mintar Bannin (Polar Boy’s parents; only appearance)
Villains: Hal King and his confederates (first and only appearance for all), Pyron and the other flame-creature (last appearance in issue #146; both also appear in flashback, their earliest chronological appearance, which precedes their behind-the-scenes appearance in issue #146; both die in this story)
Synopsis: Superboy engineers a ruse in which a hypnotized gambler threatens to blow up the Kent house, which causes the flame-creatures who have possessed the Kents to abandon their bodies in fear.  Mr. and Mrs. Mintar Bannin, Polar Boy’s parents, who both possess the same powers as their son, radiate super-cold and destroy the flame-beings.  Thus, Superboy has safely removed the invaders from his parents’ bodies, and returns to the Kents, who are unaware what has transpired during their possession.

Story: “The Canine That Outclassed Krypto” (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Frank Springer
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #369)
GS: Krypto
Intro: An alien family (all die in this story), an alien zookeeper, a zkor (first and only appearance for all)
Villain: A vram (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy rescues a zkor, a super-powered animal from space.  In gratitude, the zkor follows him to Earth and competes with Krypto for the right to be his pet.  Finally, the zkor decides that the noble thing to do would be to let Krypto continue being Superboy’s canine companion.  The alien animal returns to space, looking for a new master.

Superboy No. 149
July 1968
Cover: Bonnie and Clyde shooting at Superboy and Lana Lang //Neal Adams
Story: “Wanted: Dead Or Alive--Bonnie Lang and Clyde Kent” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #369)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #369)
Intro: Miss Simmons, Looney Looey (only appearance for both)
Villains: Bonnie Parker of Earth-One (first and only appearance), Clyde Barrow of Earth-One (first appearance; next appears in SWAMP THING (second series) #46)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and Lana Lang (as Insect Queen) help the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Mordru in ADVENTURE COMICS #369-370.  Then Superboy helps the Legion fight the Legion of Super-Villains in ADVENTURE COMICS #371-372.
Synopsis: Bonnie and Clyde rob a bank in Smallville, kidnap Clark Kent and Lana Lang, go after a hidden gold hoard, and get captured by Lana and Clark, the latter of whom conceals his super-powers in the action.

Story: “The Great Super-Powers Contest” (from SUPERBOY #248)

Superboy No. 150
September 1968
Cover: Superboy, Mr. Cipher, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent //Neal Adams
Story: “The Stranger Who Stalks Smallville” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Jack Abel
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #372)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (all last seen in ADVENTURE COMICS #370)
Villains: An alien invader (first appearance; dies in this story), the Mr. Ciphers (robots; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: An invader from space infiltrates Smallville with a corps of look-alike robots, each called “Mr. Cypher”, who force their way into every home in Smallville--and who are each powerful enough to take on Superboy.

Superboy No. 151
October 1968
Cover: Superboy carrying Lana Lang’s body into police station //Neal Adams
Story: “D.O.A. In Cold Blood” (22 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Jack Abel
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #373)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Captain Hall, Joe (two policemen; first and only appearance for both)
GS: Clark Kent robot
Cameo appearance: The Kryptonite Kid (as a 3-D “living” image)
Villain: Anton Lumar (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes meet Don and Dawn Allen in ADVENTURE COMICS #373, Superboy encounters Homer Ferret in flashback in SUPERMAN #211, and then Superboy rejoins the Legion to fight the Taurus Gang in ADVENTURE COMICS #374.
Synopsis: Anton Lumar, a photographer, scientist, and thief, discovers a way of creating 3-D “living” images composed mostly of lead sulphides and uses his device to frame Superboy for the “murder” of a 3-D image of Lana Lang while he steals a priceless gem and holds Lana hostage.  Despite being in a cell he has sworn not to leave before being cleared, Superboy uproots the cell from the Smallville jail and flies it and himself to Lumar’s hideout, where he and Lana manage to capture Lumar.

Superboy No. 152
December 1968
Cover: Superboy looking at portrait of himself as a monster //Neal Adams
Story: “The Two Faces of Superboy” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Mrs. “Chicky” Malcolm-Malcolm, Pierre LaVisage (only appearance for both)
GS: Superboy robot
Cameo appearance: Percival Malcolm-Malcolm (first appearance; in a painting; dead before this story opens)
Villains: Henri LaBrush, Mahaguru (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A criminal hypnotist, Mahaguru, and his artist partner, Henri LaBrush, hypnotize Superboy into committing two crimes for them while he sits for a portrait.

Superboy No. 153
January 1969
Cover: Superboy trying to keep Jonathan and Martha Kent and Smallville residents out of red mist //Neal Adams
Story: “Challenge of the Cosmic Invaders” (21 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #375)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Cameo appearances: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Hirohito, Vidkun Quisling, Anton Mesmer (as robots)
Villains: The Invisible Empire (aliens from Lethos; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Wanderers and rescue Chameleon Boy in ADVENTURE COMICS #375-376 and battle Modulus in ADVENTURE COMICS #377.
Synopsis: Superboy is blackmailed by the Invisible Empire, alien invaders who can disassemble their atomic structure and plate themselves onto any object, and who have disassembled the molecules of everyone in Smallville.  The aliens threaten to keep the people of Smallville in this state unless Superboy brings them the Earth’s leaders for them to occupy.  Superboy tricks them into accepting robotized wax dummies of the world’s leaders as new body-homes and, after they bring back the people of Smallville, has a robot Anton Mesmer hypnotize them into eternal sleep.  One last alien remains, but Superboy manages to imprison him.
Story: “Superboy’s Secret Hideaways” (2 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy
Cameo: Jax-Ur, Superboy and Clark Kent robots
Comment: This is a featurette showing a diagram of Superboy’s home and secret chambers. Surprisingly, it neglects to mention Prof. Lewis Lang as one of the persons who can trigger Superboy’s secret lamp-alarm.

Superboy No. 154
March 1969
Cover: “Blind” Superboy and Krypto begging on Smallville street //Neal Adams
Story: “Blackout For Superboy” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #377)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #378), Lana Lang
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots, Krypto
Intro: Mr. Slocum, Alice (a dog; only appearance for both)
Villain: Doc (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a dentist with a laser-weapon convinces Superboy his heat-vision has gone out of control, Superboy learns to operate as a “blind” super-hero.

Superboy No. 155
April 1969
Cover: Superboy robots vs. Superboy //Neal Adams
Story: “Revolt of the Teen-Age Robots” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #378)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #378)
GS: Superboy robots (designations Q-KR5, P-KR2 revealed in this story; destroyed in this story, but rebuilt in issue #159), Clark Kent robot
Intro: Flossie, a French girl, Li Po (only appearance for all)
Villain: “Mousey” Malcolm (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also contains Fact File #2 (by Mark Hanerfeld), an article on Wildcat.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fall victim to Alek Korlo in ADVENTURE COMICS #378-379 and encounter Skzznx and Alarrk in ADVENTURE COMICS #380.
Synopsis: A crack in a ham radio crystal accidentally gives teenager Mousey Malcolm control of one of Superboy’s robots, and he soon takes control of all the Superboy robots and turns them against their creator.

Superboy No. 156
May-June 1969
Cover: Superboy holding book with recreations of covers of issue #96 and ADVENTURE COMICS #217 //Curt Swan / Mike Esposito
Story: “Superboy’s Farewell To Smallville” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #217)
Story: “The Two Worlds of Superboy” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #218)
Story: “The Super-Hungry Super-Heroes” (from SUPERBOY #91)
Story: “The New Boy of Steel” (from SUPERBOY #96)
Comment: This issue is edited by Mort Weisinger.

Superboy No. 157
June 1969
Cover: Superboy, Lana Lang, and Bash Bashford lifting tree //Neal Adams
Story: “Get Lost, Superboy--Who Needs You?”  (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #380; also appears in flashback as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #378), Martha Kent (also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Bash Bashford (first appearance; last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9)
Intro: Koko (a gorilla; only appearance)
Villain: An alien primate (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy revives an ailing albino gorilla with some bananas taken from a red-sun world and irradiated under Earth’s yellow sun to impart enough super-power to the ape to ensure his survival.  Unfortunately, Smallville jock Bash Bashford accidentally ingests some of the bananas, and gains super-strength.  His already-large ego grows even greater as Smallville dubs him “Superbash” and calls on him for super-deeds. But when a giant meteor nears Earth, he finally admits that he is inadequate to the task, and “allows” Superboy to deflect it.  Superboy helps save Bash’s pride by telling the townspeople Bash was his “secret deputy” for the duration.

Superboy No. 158
July 1969
Cover: Superboy looking at space capsule bearing bodies of Jor-El and Lara //Neal Adams
Story: “Superboy’s Darkest Secret” (24 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker, colorist: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (as bodies and in flashback; last chronological appearance; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Dr. Krylo (dies in this story)
Villains: Xonar (formerly Khai-Zor; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #223; dies in this story), Val-Arn (in flashback; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #223; dies in this story)
Comment: This is one of the most controversial Superboy stories of all, in terms of its “canonicity”.  Since the bodies of Jor-El and Lara are shown in this story, with the implication they could someday be revived, many Superman Family scholars deny its inclusion in the Superman canon.  Also, Krylo’s presence during the launching of Kal-El’s rocket has never been confirmed in any other text.  However, we have chosen to include it as a possibly canonical story, especially in view of the presence of Val-Arn and Xonar, who also appear in a canonical Superman Family story.
 Jor-El, in this story, says his transmission will start 15 years after the destruction of Krypton.  This is probably inaccurate, as Superboy is probably not yet 18 years old; most likely, it is 12 or 13 years since Krypton’s destruction.  (Also, no notation is made about the differences between the Kryptonian and Terran years’ length.)
Synopsis: Superboy receives a radio message which comes from a recording made by his father Jor-El.  He gets a fix on its location in outer space, discovers the bodies of his parents, Jor-El and Lara, in a floating space-capsule “coffin” radiating Green Kryptonite rays.  A Kryptonian villain named Xonar, formerly Khai-Zor, an enemy of Jor-El’s, almost knocks him into the Kryptonite with shaped charges, but another Kryptonian, Dr. Krylo, rescues him.
 Krylo explains that he had believed Jor-El’s prophecies of doom for Krypton, developed a form of suspended animation which he hoped would preserve himself and Jor-El’s family in space “coffins” to be flung into space by the explosion, with tape-recorded instructions on revival procedures included.   After Kal-El’s rocket was sent into space and Jor-El finished his last journal entry, Krylo ray-gunned both Jor-El and Lara down, subjected them to suspended animation treatment, and placed them in a space capsule equipped with a taped message for Kal-El, to be activated when he came of age.   Seconds later, Krylo’s robots did the same procedure for him and placed him in another space capsule.  Both capsules were rocketed into space only minutes before Krypton exploded.
 Both capsules were found by Xonar, formerly Khai-Zor, whose partner Val-Arn had perished in the cataclysm; Xonar himself survived Krypton’s destruction in a rocket he had built similar to Jor-El’s plans.   Xonar revived Krylo and used the taped message of Jor-El’s to lure Superboy, son of his old enemy, into a trap.  In the conflict that follows, both Xonar and Krylo die, but Superboy manages to get Jor-El’s and Lara’s capsule back to Earth with the help of a space-suited Jonathan Kent.
 But Jor-El’s tape is activated shortly thereafter and plays all the way through.  The voice of Jor-El tells his son and his son’s foster father that Jor-El had been irradiated with killing radiation while on an expedition into Krypton’s interior, which radiation he passed along to Lara, inadvertently, but not to Kal-El.  Since the incurable radiation would doom them both to a slow, lingering, painful death if they were revived, Jor-El asks that Superboy leave them both lifeless in space, should Krylo achieve his objective of preserving them against his will.  Sadly, Superboy and Jonathan Kent return the capsule to outer space.

Superboy No. 159
September 1969
Cover: People endangered by falling Superboy robots //Neal Adams
Story: “The Day It Rained Superboys” (23 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Superboy robots (rebuilt after issue #155, destroyed again, and rebuilt again)
GA: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Intro: A general (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (as an adult; last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #190; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #397; see Comment below), Luthor’s Superboy robots (first appearance; all destroyed in this story)
Comment: Lex Luthor appears as an adult in this story.  This is probably not an error, as a teenaged Luthor could scarcely have passed himself off, even in disguise, as an adult scientist (as he does to the American general in this story).  The reference to events in issue #155 in this story militates against declaring it non-canonical.  Therefore, it is our belief that the adult Lex Luthor has once again returned to Superboy’s time, as in issue #135,  and is sent back to his proper era by Superboy shortly after this story.
Synopsis: An adult Lex Luthor terrorizes the world with a Superboy robot of his own creation, which the world believes is the real Superboy, or multiple Superboy robots.  The military forces of various nations destroy Superboy’s robots, but Luthor, posing as “Dr. Rothul”, offers his resource of refined Kryptonite to the American military--for a price.  Superboy sends his Clark Kent robot, disguised as an alien super-hero named Voltran, against Luthor’s Superboy robot, destroying it and exposing a cache of Kryptonite within it.  Luthor reveals himself, and Superboy, out of range of the Kryptonite, captures him.

Superboy No. 160
October 1969
Cover: Superboy on the Moon //Neal Adams
Story: “I Chose Eternal Exile” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ACTION COMICS #382)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Pete Ross (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #370), Prof. Lewis Lang, Chief Parker
GS: Cleopatra (as a “zombie”; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #291; last appearance)
Villain: Prof. Tingly (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Cosvarr and Zorla in ACTION COMICS #382.
Synopsis: In a plot to attack his rival Professor Lang through Lang’s daughter Lana, Professor Tingly discovers Cleopatra’s body, animates her through a scientific process, and uses her (as “Cleop Amahdi” in a plot to make both Superboy and Lana Lang separately believe they have “killed” her.  Superboy exiles himself to the Moon and Lana Lang goes on trial for murder before the Boy of Steel deduces the truth and straightens things out, returning Cleopatra to her tomb, vindicating Lana, and turning Tingly over to the police.

Superboy No. 161
December 1969
Cover: Clark Kent throwing away Superboy costume as Jonathan and Martha Kent look on //Neal Adams
Story: “The Strange Death of Superboy” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #382)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Bash Bashford
Intro: Dr. Franz Haller (only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent finally gets tired of taking Bash Bashford’s guff, especially when Bash muscles in on Lana Lang.  He removes his own Superboy powers with a controlled application of Kryptonite radiation.  Normalized, Clark is able to fight and beat Bash on his own terms.  He also triumphs over him in football scrimmage, but Bash sustains a head injury which can only be treated successfully by a European surgeon within an hour.  Realizing Superboy’s powers are needed again, Clark consumes a controlled amount of Kryptonite to repulse the radiation in his body, survives, regains his powers, and, as Superboy, flies the surgeon back in time to save Bash’s life.  When Bash recovers, he apologizes to Clark.

Story: “More of Superboy’s Secret Hideaways” (2 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: Superboy
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara, Krypto, a Superboy robot
Comment: This is a Superboy Legend featurette.

Superboy No. 162
January 1970
Cover: Cha-Mel (as Superboy), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Krypto, and Superboy in the Phantom Zone //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Super-Phantom of Smallville” (24 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Bob Brown
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ACTION COMICS #384)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Krypto
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #121; next appears in issue #189), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in issue #121; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #284), Gra-Mo (last appearance in issue #104; last chronological appearance), Cha-Mel (first and only appearance), Phantom Zone villains (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #290)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes attempt to protect Mon-El in ACTION COMICS #384.
Synopsis: The Phantom Zone villains almost make good a scheme to get themselves freed with the help of Cha-Mel, a chameleon-powered inmate who imitates Superboy, but their plot ultimately fails thanks to some intervention by Krypto.

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (1 page)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Brown
Feature Character: Superboy
Synopsis: This is a featurette, dealing with Superboy’s Clark Kent identity.

Superboy No. 163
March 1970
Cover: Superboy, Skimpy Sills, Evil-Eye Gratch and another guard //Neal Adams
Story: “Reform School Rebel” (16 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto
Intro: Skimpy Sills, Mrs. Sills (only appearance for both)
Villains: Evil-Eye Gratch, Knucks Mangrin (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superboy helps out a reform school kid and brings to justice a corrupt warden.

Story: “The Super-Robot” (from SUPERBOY #52)

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (2 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Brown
Feature Character: Superboy
Synopsis: This is a featurette, dealing with Superboy’s powers.

Superboy No. 164
April 1970
Cover: Superboy freeing Jonathan Kent from wrecked car //Neal Adams
Story: “Your Death Will Destroy Me” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Sarah Lang
Intro: Mr. Driscoll, Bobby Liss, android duplicates of Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, and Mr. Driscoll
Villains: Andrar and other Crab Nebulans (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy thwarts an attempt by aliens from the Crab Nebula to invade Earth through android duplicates.

Story: “Revolt of Ma Kent” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in ACTION COMICS #387)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent (becomes the Rainbow Raider in this one story only; last appearance of the Rainbow Raider identity (as Jonathan Kent) in issue #84), Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Janie (only appearance)
Villains: Vic Munster (last appearance in issue #84; last appearance) and his gang (including Mimic and Schnook; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy quits the Legion of Super-Heroes in ACTION COMICS #387.
Synopsis: When Martha Kent decides to go to a charity costume ball as the Rainbow Raider, she was hardly expecting gangster Vic Munster to do the same (with a heist in mind), but Superboy rescues her and nabs Munster.

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (1 page)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Brown
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: Krypto (origin retold)
Comment: This is a featurette dealing with Krypto.

Story: “Giants Come In Any Size” (1 page)
Editor, writer: Murray Boltinoff
Artist: Creig Flessel
Comment: This is not a Superboy story.

Superboy No. 165
May-June 1970
Cover: Superboy and Krypto; Superboy weakened by Kryptonite; Superboy in the Phantom Zone; Lana Lang watching Superman and Lois Lane kiss; Clark Kent at his parents’ gravesite; a calendar page (six vignettes) //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Super-Dog From Krypton” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #210)
Story: “Superboy’s Last Day” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #251)
Story: “The Girl Who Saw the Future Superboy” (from SUPERBOY #90)
Story: “The Phantom Superboy” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #283)
Story: “The Death of Ma and Pa Kent” (from SUPERBOY #161)
Comments: This is a Superman story.
 This issue is edited by Mort Weisinger.

Superboy No. 166
June 1970
Cover: Superboy, Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, and Superboy replica in tomb //Neal Adams
Story: “Here Lies the Real Superboy” (16 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #387)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Martha Kent
Intro: King Quetzl (in flashback; only appearance)
GS: Mayans (in flashback)
Villains: The Spaniards (in flashback)
Synopsis: When Dr. Lang and Lana Lang uncover a statue of Superboy entombed in the Mayan temple of Itzamna, Superboy himself appears and relates the story of how he encountered the Mayans on a time-trip, impersonated their sky-god, and faked his own death to return them to self-reliance.

Story: “The Kryptonite Conqueror” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
GS: A Superboy robot
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #131; next appears in issue #169), the Kryptonite Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor and his gang coat Smallville with Kryptonite dust and employ Kryptonite-impregnated clothing to repel Superboy when they commit a robbery, but Superboy nabs them with the help of one of his robots.

Superboy No. 167
July 1970
Cover: Superbaby blowing volcano lava towards townspeople //Neal Adams / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Day Superbaby Blew Up the World” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears in flashback as Superbaby; 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)
Comment: This story takes place on Superboy’s birthday.  However, no mention is made of his age or the date, and the correct number of candles on the cake is not revealed.  (His birthday is February 29th.)
Synopsis: When Superboy is stumped to try and figure out a way to stop a nuclear-powered alien space probe from landing on Earth and exploding, Jonathan Kent tells him the story of how he, as Superbaby, once tried to blow up the Earth with his super-breath as if he were blowing up a balloon globe.  His super-breath caused volcanic eruptions, oil gushers, and other catastrophic results, but Martha Kent lured him back with the smell of a tasty stack of homecooked pancakes.  After hearing the story, Superboy gets the idea of fashioning a phony “Earth” globe of magnetic iron, which pulls the space probe away from Earth and lets it harmlessly destroy the iron globe.

Story: “The Super-Mammoth Mystery” (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Dale Brothers’ Circus (only appearance)
Villains: Nardu, Kuku (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Two circus crooks come to Smallville and attempt to heist an armored car with the help of a robot elephant, but Superboy packs away their pachyderm.

Superboy No. 168
September 1970
Cover: Superboy being driven out of Smallville //Neal Adams
Story: “Leave Us Or We Perish” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker, Martha Kent
GS: Mayor of Smallville
Intro: Hiram and his wife, a Jonathan Kent robot (only appearance for all)
Villains: Adolf Hitler (of Earth-One), Nazis
Comment: Chronological tracking of all “real” historical characters in the Earth-One universe has not yet been completed.  Adolf Hitler appears in many DC war comics, so we will not attempt to track his appearances here.
Synopsis: To ensure that Superboy does not interfere with the plan of Nazi world conquest, Adolf Hitler initiates a covert operation in Smallville, U.S.A.  Nazi spies mine the entire sewer system of Smallville, blow up the power station, and attempt to blackmail him into leaving Earth or facing the destruction of the whole town.  Superboy and a robot Jonathan Kent finally defuse the mines and capture the spies.

Story: “The Negative Boy of Steel” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Arnold Drake
Penciller: Al Plastino
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Mayor of Smallville
Villain: The Negative Superboy (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: After a cosmic accident creates a Negative Superboy, the real Boy of Steel has to pretend to let his counterpart take his place, or risk a world-wrecking battle. Eventually he lures his duplicate into space, battles him, and destroys him.

Superboy No. 169
October 1970
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Superboy, and Clark Kent in coffin //Murphy Anderson
Story: “No Escape For Superboy” (22 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots
Intro: Janie Balcomb, Dillon Manson, Mr. Smallens
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #166; next appears in issue #173)
Synopsis: Lana Lang takes Superboy to a mysterious gypsy for a fortune-telling session.  The fortune-teller’s predictions all seem to come true...including one prophesying the “death” of Clark Kent...because Lex Luthor’s hand guides them to fruition.

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (2 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy
Comment: This is a featurette about Superboy’s costume.

Superboy No. 170
December 1970
Cover: Superboy and Crusty Kent //Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan / Dick Giordano
Story: “Easy Rider To Doom” (16 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Ezra Kent (Jonathan Kent’s cousin and Crusty’s father; no appearance; name only mentioned; only appearance), Charles “Crusty” Kent (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Cullis and a gang of bank robbers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Jonathan Kent’s cousin Ezra dumps his son Crusty in Jonathan’s lap, the Kent household has its hands full with the ne’er-do-well, until an encounter with a vicious embezzler and Superboy put him on the right track.

Story: “Superboy’s Biggest Blunder” (6 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: Genghis Khan of Earth-One (as Temujin)
Villains: Two assassins (first appearance; both die in this story)
Comments: Chronologies of the “real” historical characters in the Earth-One universe have not yet been completed.
 By saving Genghis Khan in this story, Superboy also guarantees the existence in the future of his descendant, the Shadow’s arch-foe, Shiwan Khan.
 In this story, Superboy is shown returning to the year 1955.  The explanation for the change of his home era is given in the next issue.
Synopsis: On a time-trip back to ancient China, Superboy meets and befriends a young warrior named Temujin, whom he saves from two assassins.  Only when he returns to his own era does he learn he saved the future Genghis Khan.

Superboy No. 171
January 1971
Cover: Superboy, Aquaboy, and two Trans-East Oil employees //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Dark Strangler of the Seas” (22 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears, in cameo, as Superman)
GS: Aquaboy (the future Aquaman; chronologically between flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #268 and ADVENTURE COMICS #218)
Intro: Mac, Jim (only appearance for both)
Villains: Employees and directors of Trans-East Oil Company, Selim, a Marita impostor (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first meeting of Superboy and Aquaboy.
 On page 22, the editor and creators explain that Superboy’s era has been updated, and will continue to be updated, so that he can keep pace with the 29-year-old Superman.  Whether Superman is really 29 or not at this point in time is debatable.
Synopsis: Aquaboy’s life is endangered by an oil spill.  Helpful dolphins carry him to Superboy, who saves his life and helps him go after an irresponsibly polluting oil company.

Superboy No. 172
March 1971
Cover: Superboy, apes, and Yango’s hands //Neal Adams
Story: “The World of the Super-Ape” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears, in flashback, as Superbaby; 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)
Intro: Yango (a Kryptonian ape; only appearance), Prof. An-Kal (in flashback; dies before the present-day portion of this story)
Villains: A band of poachers (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: Prof. An-Kal, a Kryptonian, rockets his baby ape Yango, who has had his intelligence artificially raised to human level, to Africa on Earth, where he becomes the leader and protector of a tribe of Earth apes.  Superboy crosses swords with him when Yango captures a band of poachers, but the two of them soon become friends, and Superboy acknowledges Yango’s protection over the animal kingdom.

Superboy No. 173
April 1971
Cover: Clark Kent in costume, smashing Superboy statue //Neal Adams
Story: “The Super-Clark of Smallville” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in the Legion of Super-Heroes story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Bash Bashford (?; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #456)
Intro: Democritus (of Earth-One; in cameo flashback)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #169; next appears in issue #177)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps Cosmic Boy defeat Mordru in the second story in this issue.
Synopsis: Clark Kent pretends that he has gained powers from ambrosia dust, the “food of the gods”, which Professor Lang has discovered when Lana catches him lifting a heavy bookcase off her father with one hand.  At first, Clark finds it amusing to use his powers openly as Clark Kent, but the novelty soon wears off.  Lex Luthor comes to Smallville and saps Superboy’s powers with a device.  Superboy concocts some real ambrosia, eats it, and gains the powers of the gods, enabling him to defeat Luthor.  When the ambrosia wears off, Superboy’s normal powers return.

Action Comics No. 399
April 1971
Story: “Superbaby’s Lost World” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Brown)
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
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)
Villains: Connie, Hyde (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This is a Superbaby story, even though it bears a Superman logo.
Synopsis: While at an amusement park, Superbaby loses his parents and falls into the hands of Connie and Hyde, two jewel thieves.

Superboy No. 174
May-June 1971
Cover: Superboy and Socrates; Superboy and giant Krypto; Clark Kent and Chandu; Superboy and Kryptonian beasts (four vignettes) //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Colossal Super-Dog” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #262)
Story: “The Gorilla With Super-Eyes” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #219)
Comment: The original title of this story is “The Gorilla With X-Ray Eyes”.
Story: “The Super-Zoo From Krypton” (from SUPERBOY #53)
Story: “The Bird With Super-Powers” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #225)
Story: “The Superdog That Was Greater Than Krypto” (from SUPERBOY #105)

Superboy No. 175
June 1971
Cover: Superboy’s spirit leaving his body as Faustus Coven, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent look on //Neal Adams
Story: “Doomsday For a Super-Phantom” (20 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in Legion of Super-Heroes story in issue #173)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Asmo Coven (only appearance)
Villains: Faustus Coven (first appearance; dies in this story), Jason Coven, Tabitha Coven (first and only appearance for both), Lucia Coven, Aganthra Coven, Eliphas Coven, and two other members of the Coven family (first appearance for all; next appear in issue #184)
Synopsis: Thru a marriage of sorcery and cybernetics, Faustus Coven separates Superboy’s spirit from his body, gives it telekinetic power, and makes it the servant of himself and young Asmo Coven.  But Superboy manages to get himself back into his body after a period of servitude, and Faustus Coven is destroyed by his own apparatus.  Asmo, who has reformed, is taken to Smallville Orphanage by Superboy.

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (2 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (in flashback to issue #145)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both in flashback to issue #145)
GA: Jolax (in flashback to issue #145)
Comment: This featurette retells “The Fantastic Faces” from issue #145.

Superboy No. 176
July 1971
Cover: Superboy watching Kathy Warren on flying bedsprings //Neal Adams / photograph
Story: “The Secret of Superboy’s Sister” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Kathy Warren, Lisa Warren, Hal Warren (all next appear in issue #191; Hal’s first name revealed in issue #191), Ernie (only appearance), principal of Smallville High School
Villains: Truhls (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: When little Kathy Warren (who is staying with the Kents until her mother, Martha Kent’s friend, recovers from an auto accident) accidentally bursts a space-brain that Superboy has captured, her intellect is raised to genius status.  Thus, when even Superboy is hard-pressed against the alien Truhls, Kathy conquers them with a secret weapon.  But the weapon creates an energy feedback that appears to restore her intelligence to that of a normal child.  Later, after Mrs. Warren has recovered, Kathy goes back to her family.

Superboy No. 177
September 1971
Cover: Superboy, policeman, and jailed Jonathan and Martha Kent //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Our Traitor Super-Son” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Villains: Lex Luthor (as “Cerebron” in part of this story; last appearance in issue #173; next appears in issue #179)
Comment: With this issue, SUPERBOY goes to monthly frequency and becomes a 52-page, 25-cent comic through issue #187.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor takes on the guise of Cerebron with a mental-amplifier that enables him to deduce that the Kents are the foster parents of Superboy.  To get them into protective custody without revealing his connection to them, Superboy has them jailed for selling “contaminated” food.  Then, after keeping his stash of super-weapons and robots out of Luthor’s hands by moving it frequently, he finally defeats Luthor, removes his cerebral amplifier, and convinces him he was wrong about the Kents.

Story: “Plague From the Past” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Anubis (Egyptian god of the dead), Senfru (a Pharaoh; as a mummy; no further appearances)
Synopsis: When a plague from a long-unopened pharaoh’s coffin unleashes a terrible plague on Smallville, Superboy employs a statue of Anubis to send himself back in time and undo the coffin-opening.

Story: “The Revenge of the Knave From Krypton” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #320, 287, and 288) (17 pages)
Comment: This is a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
 Pages 4-9 reprint selected panels from “War of the Superboys” (ADVENTURE COMICS #287) and “The Knave From Krypton” (ADVENTURE COMICS #288).

Superboy No. 178
October 1971
Cover: Superboy as a half-bat creature //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Pawn of the Monster-Maker” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Martha Kent
Villains: Jan Milo, Klip (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A movie maker subjects Superboy to a morphing process with a Red Kryptonite lens in order to turn him into various monster forms for a film.

Story: “The Lone Wolf Legionnaire” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #327)

Story: “The Superboy Legend” (1 page)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Comment: This is a featurette dealing with Kryptonite

Story: “Superbaby’s First Friend” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Brown)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
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: Gary and his parents (all next appear in issue #187)
Villains: Kimbro, Rowley (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superbaby and Gary, an infant warlock, become friends and help foil a pair of crooks.

Superboy No. 179
October 1971
Cover: Superboy and melting androids //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Death Is My Dominion” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: A Superboy android and other androids (all destroyed in this story)
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #177; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #292 (1))
Synopsis: Luthor creates a Superboy android and other androids to lure the real Superboy into a Kryptonite trap.

Story: “Superboy Meets Ben Hur” (from SUPERBOY #92)

Story: “The Revolt of the Outcasts” (12 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross, Mrs. Ross, Martha Kent
Intro: Casey, A. J. Hill, and other residents of Hungry Hill
Villains: Mayor Mason and his cronies (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Pete Ross’s father is revealed as having gone bankrupt and the Ross family is shown living in Fairdale in this story.
Synopsis: When the mayor of the posh suburb of Fairdale tries to drive the impoverished residents of Hungry Hill out of town, Superboy lends a hand to the underdogs to help them keep their homes.

Superboy No. 180
December 1971
Cover: Superboy leading wolf pack //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Prince of the Wolf-Pack” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker (next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #292)
GS: Mayor of Smallville
Intro: Manuel (only appearance)
Villain: Adrian Lykan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A shape-changing warlock seeks to destroy Jonathan Kent, while an alien space-probe’s radiations strip Superboy’s powers and replace them with wolf-like qualities.

Story: “The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #301)

Story: “Clark Kent, Madcap Millionaire” (10 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Brown)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Kendall Kent (last appearance in issue #119; next appears in Superman story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191)
Villain: Larry Frane (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: With his uncle Kendall’s life threatened by a crooked lawyer, Clark Kent agrees to a trial adoption by Kendall in order to save him as Superboy.

Superboy No. 181
January 1972
Cover: Superboy tearing open metal box //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Menace of the Mysterious Voyager” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: Operative C-15 and other members of U.S. Military Counterintelligence (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An American spy poses as a time-lost Jules Verne to test Superboy’s capacity to be deceived, but the Boy of Steel sees through his ruse.

Story: “The Six-Legged Legionnaire” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #355)

Story: “Super-Marriage Or Super-Flop?”  (11 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Tootsy and her girlfriend (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: While Superboy is out saving some orphans, Lana Lang has a fantasy of what married life with him would be like.

Superboy No. 182
February 1972
Cover: Superboy and Bruce Wayne at the Waynes’ gravesite; Superman and Batman vignettes //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Forging of Young Batman” (22 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Bruce Wayne (becomes The Executioner in this one story only; last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #275; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR #1)
Cameo: Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Joe Chill (in flashback), Superman, Batman (in flash-forward and in simulation)
Intro: Editor of the Gotham Gazette (next chronological appearance in ?)
Villains: Otis Higbee, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: It is revealed in this story that Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered on November 25th.
 The alteration of Superboy’s time-scope into a “visi-computer” is probably the first instance of the computer simlulaton that will later be used in the Sons of Superman and Batman series in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.
Synopsis: Superboy first learns of the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne through an old headline and goes to see Bruce Wayne, who is capturing a burglar at the Wayne Mansion.  Bruce is beginning his crime-fighting career as the masked and costumed Executioner, and has become convinced that his parents were killed by “The Zodiac Killer”, whose exploits are reported in the Gotham Gazette. But Superboy proves that the Zodiac Killer is merely a fiction dreamed up by sensationalist reporter Otis Higbee, and Bruce, embarrassed and angered, breaks up their partnership.

Story: “Album of Unsung Heroes” (3 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (as David George)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271, pg. 18, panel 2)
Cameo: The Krypton Kid, Dworn, Supremo, Jason Vale (in flashback)
Shortly after this story, Superboy super-hypnotizes himself to forget all knowledge of the future Batman (and, presumably, the future Green Arrow), as shown in flashback in WORLD’S FINEST #271.
Synopsis: Superboy makes a recording of his past meetings with other super-powered youths.

Story: “The Amazing Tots of Smallville” (from SUPERBOY #102)
Comment: Several textual changes are made to delete references to the Capone Mob and the 1930's and place it in a 1940's setting.

Superboy No. 183
March 1972
Cover: Superbaby triumphant over beaten ape //Nick Cardy
Story: “Karkan the Mighty, Lord of the Jungle” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (as David George)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Karkan (Kal-El of a “what if” universe; intro and origin; next appears in issue #188)
Comment: Since this is an Imaginary Story, it will not be covered in this index.
 This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.

Story: “Gravity Girl of Smallville” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #205)

Superboy No. 184
April 1972
Cover: Superboy and Lucia Coven (as Madame Sinestra) looking at Superboy’s withered image in magic mirror //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Glass Nightmare” (16 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271, pg. 18, panel 2; next appears in second story of issue #186)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Cameo: Faustus Coven (in flashback)
Villains: Lucia Coven, Eliphas Coven, Agathra Coven, and two other members of the Coven family (last appearance for all in issue #175; last appearance for all)
Comment:  This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: In revenge for the death of their kinsman Faustus, the Coven family strikes back by rigging a phony “magic” mirror with images of a withered Superboy, attempting to destabilize his mind.

Story: “Dial H For Hero” (from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #156)
Comment: This is a Dial H For Hero story.

Superboy No. 185
May 1972
Cover: Robin, Shrinking Violet, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Kid Eternity, Ultra Boy, Sun Boy, Element Lad, Pete Ross, Jimmy Olsen, Mal, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Superboy, Phantom Girl, Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Blue Boy #1, Lightning Lad, Blue Boy #2, Little Boy Blue, Star-Spangled Kid; vignettes of Legion of Super-Heroes, Teen Titans, and Superboy (twice) //Nick Cardy
Story: “Clark Kent’s Super-Father” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #289)
Story: “The Jigsaw Puzzle Mystery” (from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #55)
Comment: This is a Star-Spangled Kid story.
Story: “The Astounding Separated Man” (from BRAVE AND THE BOLD #60)
Comment: This is a Teen Titans story.
Story: “Kid Eternity Hoax” (from HIT COMICS #46)
Comment: This is a Kid Eternity story.
Story: “The Eight Impossible Missions” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #323)
Comment: This is a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Story: (untitled) (from SENSATION COMICS #1)
Comment: This is a Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys story.
Story: “The Rip Van Winkle of Smallville” (from ADVENTURE COMICS #208)

Superboy No. 186
May 1972
Cover: Superboy held hostage by Shane, Bart Spencer, and other cons in prison standoff //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Mutiny of the Damned” (17 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in second story of this issue; continued in first story of next issue)
Supporting Character: Jonathan Kent
Intro: Carl Rader (dies in this story), Dr. Dawson, Warden Bascom, Kimbro, Fernandez, Bart Spencer, the state prison commissioner, Harris, Benson, Casey, Dolan
Villain: Shane (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After he sees a prisoner electrocuted on the charged wire about a prison, Superboy takes a tour of the place and notes its substandard conditions.  The inmates gain weapons, take guards as hostages, and issue a list of demands.  In order to gain the guards’ release, Superboy offers himself as a hostage in their place--and gives Shane, the cons’ leader, a Kryptonite spearhead to use against him to prove he isn’t bluffing.

Story: “The Marauders From Thunderbolt Island” (from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #157)
Comment: This is a Dial H For Hero story.

Story: “Superboy’s Strangest Secret” (5 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in issue #184; next appearance in first story of this issue; also appears as Superbaby in flashback; 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 (also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Comment: This story takes place on June 18th, the anniversary (which year is not specified) of Superboy’s landing on Earth.  It also takes place before the first story in this issue.
Synopsis: Jonathan and Martha Kent are certain that Superboy is planning to suprise them with a gift for his Earthday.  Instead, they learn that he has created statuettes of Jor-El and Lara, and is weeping in their memory.  When the celebration begins, the Kents do not reveal that they saw him crying.

Superboy No. 187
June 1972
Cover: Superboy leading Shane, Bart Spencer, and other cons in attack on prison guards //Nick Cardy
Story: “An Iron Cage For a Hero” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (continued from first story in last issue; next appears in the Legion of Super-Heroes story in  issue #189)
GS: Fernandez (dies in this story), Bart Spencer, Kimbro, the state police commissioner, Warden Bascom (last appearance for all)
Villain: Shane (dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Mordru in issue #189.
Synopsis: Superboy is forced to undergo the prison regimen by the sadistic Shane, but makes friends among the other prisoners.  One such inmate, Fernandez, helps him escape the Kryptonite and is killed by Shane, who is in turn killed by police sharpshooters.  Superboy manages to get the other cons to stop the revolt, and then gets them (with the warden’s permission) to help fight a fire ravaging a nearby city.  The prisoners build a new school complex for themselves, designed by Superboy.  Then Superboy returns to meet the first graduates of that school, parolees with new skills that will help them in the outside world.

Story: “The Return of Superbaby’s Pal” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
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: Gary (last appearance in issue #178; next appears as Garok in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194)  and his parents (last appearance in issue #178; last appearance)
Intro: Wilson, Leary, and other rodeo hands (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superbaby meets his warlock pal, Gary, at a rodeo, and both have their patented form of super-fun.

Story: “The Monster-Maker of Littleville” (from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #162)
Comment: This is a Dial H For Hero story.

Superboy No. 188
July 1972
Cover: Superboy pulling subway train out of street //Nick Cardy
Story: “Super-Savage--Master of Metropolis” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Karkan (last appearance in issue #183; last appearance)
Comments: Since this story takes place in a “What if” universe, it will not be tracked in this index.
 This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.

Superboy No. 189
August 1972
Cover: Superboy, Martha Kent, and shadow of hanged Jonathan Kent //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Curse of the Hangman’s Noose” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in the Legion of Super-Heroes story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Sir Julian Kent (in flashback; only appearance), Mark Kent, Capt. John Kent, Simon Kent, a poacher (all in flashback; all die in this story)
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #162; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9), General Zod (last appearance in issue #109; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9), Kru-El (last appearance in issue #121; next appears in SUPERMAN #150)
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent is almost strangled by a rope, vines, and a garden hose, and tells Superboy the attacks are a manifestation of the Kent family curse.  A 16th century ancestor, judge Julian Kent, handed out a death sentence to a poacher, who cursed a member of the Kent family to die once every 50 years on the anniversary of his hanging.  The attempts are secretly being made by the Phantom Zone villains, who focus their mental powers on a metal head from the “weird ESP planet” of Psyk, which enables them to telekinetically control the objects that almost strangled Jonathan Kent.  But even after Superboy destroys the Psyk head, he later has to save his foster father from being strangled by a metal cable--just before the curse is lifted at midnight.

Story: “The Runaway Superbaby” (10 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (as David George)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
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)
Cameo: Superman
Villains: Fingers Daley and his girlfriend (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superbaby flies away from home in remorse after accidentally causing an injury to Jonathan Kent.  He eventually ends up in the hands of a criminal couple.  When the Kents locate the crooks, they take them on in a hand-to-hand fight and win, but are saved from bullets when Superbaby intervenes.  The Babe of Steel flies his parents home and comes back to live with them.

Superboy No. 190
September 1972
Cover: Superboy luring children into river with “Pied Piper” flute //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Mad Piper of Camp Bravo” (13 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in flashback in ACTION COMICS #416)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Children of Camp Bravo (including Hal, Billy, and Steve; first and only appearance)
Villains: Lee Bart, Marva Price (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy encounters a girl named Christy, as shown in flashback in ACTION COMICS #416.
Synopsis: Clark Kent takes a summer job as a counselor at Camp Bravo and, as Superboy, discovers the children there are being hypnotized into searching for hidden Civil War gold chests in tunnels beneath Dwarf Mountain.

Superboy No. 191
October 1972
Cover: Superboy and Kathy Warren on the ocean floor //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Kid With the Super-Brain” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #416)
GS: Kathy Warren, Hal Warren, Lisa Warren (last appearance for all in issue #176; last appearance for all)
Villains: Dr. Fleming and her gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: When Hal and Lisa Warren are kidnapped by Dr. Fleming, a vengeful woman who was sent to jail for two years by Hal’s testimony, Kathy Warren reveals that she still knows Clark Kent is Superboy, that she was merely acting to protect herself when she pretended to lose her genius intellect, and that she needs Superboy’s help.  Working together, Superboy and Kathy defeat Dr. Fleming and her gang and free Kathy’s parents.

Superboy No. 192
December 1972
Cover: Superbaby freeing a trapped bear //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Deadly Dawn” (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Intro: Atlantean subterraneans (first appearance; all die in this story)
Villain: Varx (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Varx, the only survivor of a subterranean Atlantean civilization, comes to the surface and enlists a hypnotized Jonathan and Martha Kent in an operation intended to screen Smallville off from the rays of the sun, which he superstitiously fears.  Superboy frees his parents from hypnosis, thwarts the plan, and helps Varx fit into human society, his sun-fear cured.

Story: “Superbaby’s New Family” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
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: Herb, Marty, and two game wardens (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superbaby makes friends with a family of bears and saves them from some hunters.

Superboy No. 193
February 1973
Cover: Three Superboys and machine-gunning gangster //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Million-Dollar Double Cross” (13 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #453), Lana Lang, Mrs. Ross, Jonathan Kent
Villains: Domino (Terrence Arnold) and six other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: By this story, Pete Ross and his mother have moved back to Smallville and operate a boarding house.
 This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: Pete Ross deduces a new boarder in his mother’s home is secretly Domino, a new gang chief in Smallville.  He attempts a ruse that will not only expose Domino as the boarder, but will trick him and his rivals into rubbing each other out.  Superboy arrives just in time to save Pete and stop the killings.

Superboy No. 194
April 1973
Cover: Superboy as a merman, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Super-Merman of the Sea” (Part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “Prey of the Sea Wolves” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “Super-Merman’s Final Ordeal” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Yorell (a mermaid
GS: Superboy robots, Atlanteans
Villain: Harkon (first appearance; dies in this story), other Atlantean scientists (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy is abducted from the surface of Earth, taken below the sea, and transformed into a merman by red-sun energies controlled by Harkon, a renegade Atlantean scientist.  His Kryptonian powers are negated by the change, but he gains telepathy and telekinetic powers.  Harkon, who is a fish-tailed merman, has performed the experiment so that his daughterYorell, who has human legs, may gain a fishtail as well.  Harkon is finally killed by his confederates, but gives the two youths a morphing formula that restores Superboy’s legs and powers (but removes from him his memory of the Atlantean adventure) and gives Yorell a fishtail.

Superboy #195
June 1973
Cover: Superboy in tornado, Don Blake //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Riddle” (14 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Character: Lana Lang
Intro: Don Blake (only appearance)
Villains: Michael Jay and other gangsters (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also contains a Legion of Super-Heroes story.
Synopsis: Blind Smallville youth Don Blake learns that the freak destructive storms around Smallville are being started by energy generated whenever a deejay plays a certain song, and Superboy has to save his life when he confronts the jock and a gang of crooks.

Superboy No. 196
July 1973
Cover: Superbaby wrecking racing car driven by Jonathan Kent //Nick Cardy
Story: “Superboy’s First Mission” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Superboy (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: Alex Crowley, Lila Crowley (only appearance for both)
Villain: Lobko (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: At a time in which Superboy has received his costume, but has still not received parental permission to start his Superboy career, the Kents pay a visit to the Crowleys, who have bought their old farm.  Unknown to them, the Crowleys are nuclear scientists who are being held prisoner by a spy named Lobko, who is in search of their energy pills.  Clark becomes Superboy and frees the Crowleys, but they are struck by flying concrete and later believe the “flying boy” they saw was a dream.  Lobko takes one of the pills and disintegrates.  When Superboy later refuses to tell his parents about the nuclear secrets he discovered in the case, Jonathan Kent judges him worthy of becoming Superboy.

Story: “The Living Ghost” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (as David George)
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in the Legion of Super-Heroes story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appear in issue #208), Lana Lang (next appears in Legion of Super-Heroes story in next issue)
Intro: Carl Clayton (dies in this story), Nell Porter (in flashback; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Tyr in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superboy learns that Smallville millionaire Carl Clayton has been alive for almost 300 years.  Clayton confesses that, in the 1690's, he was a judge who perhaps wrongly condemned a woman named Nell Porter to death for witchcraft.  In return, she cursed him to live until he tasted the “very flames of Hell, but only a power not of this world will be able to save you!”  Since then, the shadow of a hangman’s noose has been on Nell Porter’s grave, and Clayton begs her to end his life.  The prophecy comes true when Clayton dies in a fire, refuses Superboy’s “other-worldly” help, and is buried.  The shadow of the noose vanishes from Nell Porter’s grave.

Story: “Big Race For a Mini-Hero” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Vince Colletta
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: Matt Weston (only appearance)
Villains: Kean, Galton (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story we learn that Jonathan Kent was a race-car driver before marrying Martha Clark.
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent volunteers to help his old friend and former racing partner Matt Weston by driving his car in an important race after Weston is injured.  Superbaby helps his father finish the course despite some traps set by unscrupulous competitors.

Superboy No. 197
September 1973
Story: “The Slay-Away Plan” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superboy (between the Legion of Super-Heroes stories in this issue and next issue)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (between the Legion of Super-Heroes stories in this issue and next issue)
Villain: Asherman and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: With this issue, the cover logo undergoes a change to reflect the Legion of Super-Heroes’ presence in the comic.  The title of the comic officially changes to SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES with issue #231 and becomes THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES with issue #259.  Superboy appears with the Legion in every issue through #258 but does not appear in any more original solo stories in this comic.  The next original solo Superboy story appears in DC SUPER-STARS #12.
Synopsis: A crook named Asherman fakes a murder to fire a bullet containing a homing device into art treasures which Superboy is set to seal away secretly for future generations.  Asherman and his gang intend to track down and steal the art objects later, but Superboy and Lana Lang discover the plot and capture him.

Superboy’s Interim Appearances:

SUPERBOY #198-208

Superman No. 286
April 1975
Story: “The Demon In Superboy’s Body” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #208 / 209; also appears in flashback as Baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for both in SUPERBOY #208; both next appear in DC SUPER-STARS #12), Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Villain: Ner-Gal (in flashback; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superboy relives the most terrifying day of his life, when a Kryptonian criminal’s spirit possessed baby Kal-El’s body and tried to kill Jor-El.

SUPERBOY #209-212
SUPERMAN #292 (flashback)
SUPERBOY #213-224

DC Super-Stars No. 12
February 1977
Cover: Superboy vs. a “Bigfoot” with a spacecraft in the background //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “Don’t Call Me Superboy” (21 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY #224 / 225; also appears as Superman, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139 / WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #243)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #181 / 182), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both between SUPERMAN #286 / ADVENTURE COMICS #453), Lana Lang (between SUPERBOY #198 / ADVENTURE COMICS #453)
GS: The robot teacher from Krypton (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #240; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #?)
Intro: Misty, three Bigfeet, J. J. Farnum (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Resource Raiders in SUPERBOY #225-226, battle Pulsar Stargrave in SUPERBOY #227, fight Deregon and the Dark Circle in SUPERBOY #228-229, and combat Sden in SUPERBOY #230.
Synopsis: Jor-El’s robot teacher returns to Smallville to test Superboy four more times, now that he is “on the edge of manhood”.  Unknown to him, the teacher has selected a girl named Misty and given her through hypnosis all the personality traits Superboy is attracted to, so that Clark Kent would fall in love with her.  Superboy passes all the tests, including the hardest one--sparing a Bigfoot creature’s life, when he thinks the creature has killed Misty.  The teacher reveals that Misty is still unharmed, and removes her memories of her sojourn in Smallville before returning her to her home town and departing himself.  When the robot teacher says that his pupil is worthy of being called Superboy, the hero snaps, “Don’t call me Superboy!  After what I’ve been through--I deserve to be called a man!”
 Years later, as an adult, Clark Kent is passing over Smallville in a plane, and sees that his stewardess is a grown-up Misty.

Superman Family No. 182
March-April 1977
Story: “Superbaby’s Alien Pet” (7 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
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: An alien space pilot (only appearance)
Synopsis: An alien pilot crash-lands on Earth and is adopted briefly by Superbaby as a pet, before he communicates with the Babe of Steel and gets him to repair his spacecraft.

Adventure Comics No. 453
September-October 1977
Cover: Superboy vs. Mighty Girl //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “You Too Can Be a Super-Hero” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: Superboy (continues in part from SUPERBOY #230; next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #231)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (last appearance for all in DC SUPER-STARS #12), Pete Ross (last appearance in SUPERBOY #193), Tony Gordon (of Earth-One; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #12)
Intro: Mighty Girl (Barbara Gordon (Batgirl); first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in BATMAN FAMILY #12),
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Fatal Five in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #231, battle the Immune in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #232, combat the Infinite Man in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #233, battle Bounty and the Composite Legionnaire in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #234, fight the Sklarians, and defeat the Psycho-Beast in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #235
Synopsis: Superboy saves 11-year-old Barbara Gordon from drowning at Camp Smallville, where Clark Kent, Pete Ross, and Lana Lang are camp counselors.  Barbara wishes so hard to be a super-hero that she taps the power of the Mordru crystal Clark has brought back from the 30th Century and still keeps concealed in his cape pouch.  The energy transforms Barbara into the super-powered, pint-sized Mighty Girl, who can rock Superboy with her punches but who cannot master her powers enough to put out a fire.  Superboy douses the fire, deduces Mighty Girl’s power source, and throws the crystal into space.  Mighty Girl transforms back to Barbara Gordon again.  Superboy says that, if she tries and works hard enough, she, too, could become a super-hero.  Barbara says that someday she’ll do just that.

Adventure Comics No. 454
November-December 1977
Cover: Superboy vs. Kryptonite Kid //Al Milgrom / Jack Abel
Story: “How Green Is My Home Town?”  (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Bill Morse
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #235)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross, Lana Lang
Intro: Dr. Craig and other members of the Scientific Research Associates (forerunner of S.T.A.R. labs)
Cameo: The Kryptonite Dog (in flashback)
Villains: The Kryptonite Kid (last appearance in SUPERBOY #99; next appears, as the Kryptonite Man, in SUPERMAN #299), Lex Luthor (as “Dr. Craig”; last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #292)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: When everyone in Smallville turns green and begins radiating Kryptonite wavelengths, Superboy heads for space and tracks down the Kryptonite Kid.  The Kid traps Superboy in his spacecraft and, though he denies involvement in the Smallville situation, tries to kill the Boy of Steel with his power. But Superboy manages to head the spacecraft towards a red sun, whose influence steals his power and thus his weakness to Kryptonite.  He knocks out the Kid, then brings himself into a yellow sun system, vaults out, and heads for Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 455
January-February 1978
Cover: Lex Luthor and Superboy in a Kryptonite Smallville //Al Milgrom? / Jack Abel?
Story: “I Can’t Go Home Again” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #236)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #292), Pete Ross, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
Cameo appearance: The Kryptonite Kid (in a flashback)
Villain: Lex Luthor (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #11)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes defeat the Worldsmith in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #236, battle the Time Trapper in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #55, and fight Getten in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #237.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor takes over Smallville in Superboy’s abscence.  Superboy is weakened in the town of green-skinned people, but he eventually learns that Luthor has sent a satellite into space that screens out the sun’s yellow rays from Earth, thus weakening him.  He destroys the satellite, returns Smallville and its citizens to normal, and easily defeats Luthor.

Adventure Comics No. 456
March-April 1978
Cover: Superboy, illusions of Superboy Revenge Squad members, and the Smallville High School football team //Al Milgrom / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “This Power--This Responsibility” (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: David Michelinie
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #237 / 239)
Supporting Characters: Bash Bashford (last appearance in SUPERBOY #173), Lana Lang, Pete Ross (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #192), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Cameo: The Superboy Revenge Squad (as illusions)
Villains: The Thought Explorers (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes solve the murder of An Ryd in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #239, fight Grimbor in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #240, aid Superman in DC COMICS PRESENTS #2,  and battle Major Disaster and the Lord of Time in KARATE KID #12-13.
Synopsis: Two “thought explorers” from another world test Superboy with illusions of attackers.  At one point, Superboy believes he has accidentally left Bash Bashford paralyzed, and, as a result, refuses to go into action in several later incidents.  Finally, though, another imagined threat causes him to become the Boy of Steel again, and he discovers the truth behind the false images.  Superboy throws the explorers’ spacecraft out of the galaxy, and Bash Bashford turns out not to be injured.

Adventure Comics No. 457
May-June 1978
Cover; Superboy being driven out of Smallville by Lester Wallace and his followers //Al Milgrom
Story: “A Fire Within” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: David Michelinie
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Coloirst: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in KARATE KID #13)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Bash Bashford (next appearance in SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR #1)
Intro: Amanda Wallace, Mr. Gregory, Wally (only appearance for all)
Villain: Lester Wallace (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lester Wallace carries on a hate-campaign against Superboy due to his being an “alien”, at the same time that Superboy’s left side become immaterial and his strength begins to wane.  He comes home one night to find his parents with Lester Wallace.

Adventure Comics No. 458
July-August 1978
Cover: Lester Wallace’s hand pointing at Superboy being sent into the Phantom Zone by Jonathan and Martha Kent //Joe Staton / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “The Superboy Who Wasn’t” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Joe Staton
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (all next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191)
Villains: Lester Wallace (last appearance), Zan-Em (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy is attacked by his parents, who are under Wallace’s mental control, who, in turn, is under the mental control of Zan-Em, a Phantom Zone prisoner.  Wallace sends Superboy to the Zone, where he learns that Zan-Em has been having the Kents secretly dose him with Phantom Zone projector rays, which cause his partial immateriality.  Zan-Em attempts an escape from the Zone, but Superboy escapes in his stead.  Once out, he convinces Wallace to exile himself to the Phantom Zone.

Superman Family #191
September-October 1978
Cover: Superboy vs. The Seeker; vignettes of Superman, Krypto, Lois Lane, Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen, Nightwing, and Flamebird //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Incredible Shrinking Town” (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Story: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #458; next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #241)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101), Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for all three in ADVENTURE COMICS #458)

GS: Superboy robots (one of which is destroyed in this story)
Intro: Nil-Ra (in flashback; dies before the present-day portion of this story), Miss Snaith
Villain: The Seeker (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Mordru and the Dark Circle in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #241-245.
Synopsis: The Seeker, a sentient spacecraft, has been sent on a mission to find a suitable world for Kryptonian emigration and prepare it for other Kryptonians.  Even though the planet Krypton has long since exploded, the Seeker continues to Earth, which it plans to terraform as programmed--and, when Superboy tries to stop it, the Seeker targets him for destruction.

Superman Family No. 192
November-December 1978
Story: “This Town For Plunder” (12 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #245 / 246)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #456)
Villains: Stasis and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Fatal Five in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #246-247.
Synopsis: A villain called Stasis, with the power to stop all biological functions in his victim’s bodies, comes to Smallville, paralyzes Superboy with his power, and tries to take over the town.  Lana Lang rallies the Smallvillers, and as they battle Stasis and his gang, the villain’s power is overloaded.  Superboy breaks free and defeats his enemy.

Superman Family No. 193
February 1979
Cover: Superboy and Krypto vs. The Mechanical Master; Supergirl vs. shark; phantom Superman and Lara; Nightwing vs. Flamebird; Jimmy Olsen, Speedy, and the Guardian; Lois Lane vs. costumed hoods //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Menace of the Mechanical Monster” (12 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Karisha
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #247 / 248)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #1), Lana Lang
GS: Miss Snaith, Krypto (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #10)
Villains: The Mechanical Master, Martin (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Dr. Mantis Morlo in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #248-249.
Synopsis: Superboy tackles the dual problem of having to defeat the Mechanical Master when, as Clark Kent, he is supposed to make the introductory speech for Lana Lang in her student council campaign.

Superman Family No. 194
March-April 1979
Story: “When The Sorceror Strikes” (15 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #249 / 250)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent,  Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang (next appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2), Pete Ross (next appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #1)
GS: Garok (formerly Gary; last appearance in SUPERBOY #187; last appearance)
Intro: The Aged Master (only appearance)
Villain: A demon (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Omega in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #250-251, then Superboy fights the Gnmod, as shown in flashback in ACTION COMICS #495.
Synopsis: Superboy helps Prof. Lewis Lang bring the cocoon of an “undying one” back from China, and finds himself in conflict with his childhood friend Gary--now Garok, a sorceror.

Superman Family No. 195
May-June 1979
Story: “The Curse of the Un-Secret Identity” (12 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #295; next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #252)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255)
Intro: Mr. Reynolds, Prof. Armitage, the Xyth (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker (as characters in Superboy’s dream)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes battle the Starburst Bandits in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #252.
Synopsis: When Superboy considers giving up his secret identity, some aliens give him a mental picture of what would happen if he did, and he decides not to.

Superman Family No. 196
July-August 1979
Cover: Superboy riding helicopter blade as Jonathan Kent and Smallville citizens watch; Supergirl and Valerie Myles; Lois Kent and Superman of Earth-Two; Jimmy Olsen and Lacy Halton; Lois Lane in steam cabinet; Clark Kent disco-dancing //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Shadow of Jor-El” (12 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superboy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #252 / 253)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent (next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255)
Intro: Mrs. Burton, Henry, Mabel (only appearance for all)
Comments: This story reveals that Martha Kent has a sister who lives in Marlyville.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes fight the Legion of Super-Assassins in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #253-254 and the Gorgli in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255.
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent feels inadequate comparing himself to the late Jor-El, but proves his worth to himself when he discovers a meteorite causing quakes in Smallville and risks his life to bring Superboy to destroy it.

Superman Family No. 197
September-October 1979
Story: “Superboy’s Split Personality” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #14)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #1), Martha Kent (next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #1)
Villain: Klaxxu (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy is briefly taken over by a vengeful Pete Ross to battle Superman in DC COMICS PRESENTS #13, then helps the Legion of Super-Heroes restore Brainiac 5's sanity and fight the Psycho-Warrior in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #256-258 and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #259, after which Superboy leaves the Legion.
Synopsis: Klaxxu, an alien exiled to Earth for attempting to overthrow the government of his planet, poses as a high-school teacher and uses a mind-melder to plant the suggestion in Superboy’s mind that he is really Bovra, an ally to Klaxxu and a native of his planet.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 1
January 1980
Cover: Superboy, Chief Parker, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and Jonathan and Martha Kent at Superboy’s 16th birthday party //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Most Important Year In Superboy’s Life” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #14; also appears in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197; both also appear in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #255), Chief Parker (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #193), Pete Ross (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194)
GA: Ace Morgan (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SHOWCASE #6)
Intro: Byrn, Myla (only appearance for both)
Comment: This story takes place on February 29th or March 1st on Superboy’s 16th birthday.
 This issue also contains a 1-page text feature by E. Nelson Bridwell, “35 Years of Superboy”.
Synopsis: On Clark Kent’s 16th birthday, Jonathan and Martha Kent remember an event that took place 8 years ago, only a few days after Superboy’s public debut: two aliens, Byrn and Myla, had survived the death by plague of their entire race “thousands of centuries ago” thanks to a serum that literally would not let them age or die.  They sought to restore their age factor by stealing that of Superboy, in exchange for making him immortal and unaging.  Superboy appeared to agree, but really neutralized their device with his heat-vision, and let Byrn and Myla believe they had been successful.  That belief proved enough to let them begin aging again.  Shortly after this, by a memory loss induced by the aliens, Superboy forgot the incident.  But every year thereafter, the Kents put an extra birthday candle on his cake, to remind them of the aging he almost lost.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 2
February 1981
Cover: Superboy on fire, Lana Lang, demonic Prof. Lewis Lang, and Twins of Kokra //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Demon Next Door” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR #1)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194), Lana Lang
Villains: The Twins of Kokra (an idol), an Ahrimanic demon (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: After Prof. Lewis Lang digs up an idol called the Twins of Kokra in the Middle East, he is possessed by an Ahrimanic demon, and Superboy must find a way to exorcise it.

Story: “The Day of the Explosive Element” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (chronologically between second and third stories in SUPERBOY #86)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (chronologically between second and third stories in SUPERBOY #86), Martha Kent (chronologically between second story in SUPERBOY #86 / ADVENTURE COMICS #280)
Comment: This is an episode of Superboy’s Secret Diary.
Synopsis: Superboy balks at learning Kryptonese from a teaching-helmet, until he is almost frozen to death by an element in Jor-El’s rocket with a Kryptonese warning inscription he can’t completely decipher.

Superboy Spectacular #1
1980
Cover: Superboy and Krypto //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Origin of Superboy’s Super-Costume” (from SUPERBOY #78)
Story: “The Dreams of Doom” (from SUPERBOY #83)
Story: “Life on Krypton” (from SUPERBOY #79)
Story: “The One-Man Team” (from SUPERBOY #85)
Story: “The Three Secret Identities of Superboy” (from SUPERBOY #67)
Story: “The Man Who Destroyed Krypton” (from SUPERBOY #67)

Story: “The Puzzle of the Disappearing Pitcher” (8 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, Elizabeth Mattheos
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (between first stories in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #2 / 3)
Supporting Characters: Bash Bashford (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #457; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #3), Pete Ross (between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #1 / ?)
GS: Bruce Wayne (the future Batman; last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #181; next chronological appearance in flashback in BATMAN #96)
Intro: The Smallville Sabertooths, the Gotham Greyhounds (two high school baseball teams), Ken “Whitewash” Baron (only appearance for all)
Villain: A gang of gamblers (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also contains a “Map of Krypton” (reprinted from SUPERMAN #?), page one of “More of Superboy’s Secret Hideaways” (reprinted from SUPERBOY #161), “Kryptonite in Four Colors” (1 page; art: ?), and a two-page text feature, “The Story of Superboy”, by E. Nelson Bridwell.
Synopsis: A gambling ring secretly kidnaps star pitcher Ken Baron of the Smallville Sabretooths en route to a championship ball game, but Superboy defeats the gamblers and frees Baron with a little help from young Bruce Wayne.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 3
March 1980
Cover: Astralad vs. Superboy, Doodles, Lana Lang, and audience //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “The New Super-Star of Smallville” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR #1; also appears as an adult Clark Kent, between DC COMICS PRESENTS #20 / SUPERMAN #346)
Supporting Characters: Bash Bashford (last appearance in SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR #1), Lana Lang
Intro: The Doodles (Micky, Dwayne, and another member), Hunk Wales, Mrs. Webb, Charles (first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Astralad (Joey Silver; first appearance)
Comment: This story is continued in the next issue.
 This issue also contains a Superboy quiz by E. Nelson Bridwell.
 The mention of the Beatles in this issue, the presence of a long-haired rock band in the story, and a calendar page marked “1967" next issue confirm that Superboy stories are now set in the mid-to-late 1960's.
Synopsis: Joey Silver, a former classmate of Clark Kent’s who has been plagued by an inferiority complex into adulthood, has learned through dream research how to make his dreams a reality.  Thus, he dreams himself as a macho-man back in his high-school days who can become the super-powered Astralad, a hopeful partner to Superboy.  The dreams become reality back in Superboy’s time, and his powers are the equal of the Boy of Steel’s.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 4
April 1980
Cover: Clark Kent changing to Superboy before Astralad //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Look At Me, World--I’m Astralad” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in flashback in ACTION COMICS #506)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Comment: This issue also contains a one-page feature by E. Nelson Bridwell, “Superboy Family”.
Villains: Astralad (last appearance), Fletch and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy frustrates Astralad’s attempts to reveal to others that he is really Joey Silver.  Then he does battle with Astralad, finally convincing him that he cannot alter history in the past.  Astralad agrees and returns to 1980, saying that young Joey Silver will have no memory of his existence as a “super-hero”.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 5
May 1980
Cover: Superboy vs. alien flying saucer and fireball //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Secret of the Super-Power Failures” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #506)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Prof. Lewis Lang, Lana Lang
Intro: Two alien farmers (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #508)
Comment: A sequel to this story appears in ACTION COMICS #507-508, in which the two aliens grant Jonathan Kent’s wish to see the adult Superman.
Synopsis: Superboy’s powers seem inexplicably on the wane, until Jonathan Kent learns that the tomatoes they have been recently eating have been impregnated by alien farmers with spores from a red-sun system.  The action was an accident, and Superboy destroys the contaminated vegetables.  In gratitude, the aliens want to reward Superboy, but are turned down.  Thus, they reward Jonathan Kent, by telling him they will make his greatest subconscious wish come true in the future.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 6
June 1980
Cover: Superboy with bags in hand, leaving Jonathan and Martha Kent //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Too Big For Smallville” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: William Henderson (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #362 (2); a detective-sergeant in this story), Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villains: Rotto Mason, Chick Malloy, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Detective-Sergeant William Henderson comes to Smallville to try to convince Superboy to relocate to Metropolis.  At first, the Boy of Steel is all for the move.  But working on a case with Henderson in Smallville makes Superboy realize that he still needs more training, and Smallville is the place in which to get it.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 7
July 1980
Cover: Superboy and Vulxians //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “This Planet Is Condemned” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Bash Bashford, Willy Mason (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #19)
Intro: Arjowr, Ewula (last chronological appearance for both in issue #11; last appearance for both), Samantha,  Romax, the Vulxians (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy discovers that the foster parents of his classmate Willy Mason are aliens from Vulx in disguise.  Their planet is bombarded with deadly mutra rays, and, unless Superboy agrees to live there and soak up the rays with his Kryptonian-matter body, the Vulxians are doomed.  Superboy solves the problem by planting an equivalent mass of Kryptonite on their planet, which absorbs the mutra rays and allows him to return to Earth with a clean conscience.

Story: “The Computers That Saved Metropolis” (28 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwarts, William M. Palmer
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Superman
Comment: This is a special insert in several DC Comics of this month and will be indexed fully in the Superman portion of this index.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 8
August 1980
Cover: Chief Parker, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Martha Kent, Superboy, and Jonathan Kent at Clark Kent’s funeral //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “Clark Kent Must Die” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross, Willy Mason, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Intro: Ferd Granger (only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jonathan and Martha Kent inexplicably lose all knowledge that their foster son Clark is Superboy.  This creates such problems for him, since he fears revealing his double identity to them now, that he has to stage Clark’s “death” by drowning and pretend that Superboy could not rescue him.  At Clark’s memorial service, Martha Kent angrily slaps Superboy.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 9
September 1980
Cvoer: Superboy cut off from Jonathan and Martha Kent by phantoms of Faora Hu-Ul, Jax-Ur, and General Zod; Clark Kent vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “How To Stamp Out a Superboy” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross
Intro: Harry (only appearance)
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in SUPERBOY #189; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #284), General Zod (last appearance in SUPERBOY #189; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #297), Faora Hu-Ul (last chronological appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #1 flashback / WORLD OF KRYPTON #3; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #471)
Synopsis: The Kents’ memories have been tampered with telepathically by Jax-Ur, Faora Hu-Ul, and General Zod in the Phantom Zone.  But Martha’s memory returns when she nears a space jewel from Superboy’s secret collection, and she and Jonathan realize what has been done to them and who has done it.  Superboy is almost on the point of leaving Earth when he discovers that they have set a fire in the Kent house to attract his attention.  After dousing the fire, Superboy has a reunion with his parents, and the Zoners have failed again.
 
Story: “The Day of the Lost Clothing” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Bash Bashford (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #157)
Intro: Mr. Trotter (first and only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is a Diary of Superboy story.
Synopsis: After Bash Bashford almost learns Superboy’s secret identity by finding Clark Kent’s offcast clothes, Clark has Martha Kent design a cape pouch in which he can store his civilian clothes while in his Superboy identity.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 10
October 1980
Cover: Superboy and humanoid Superboy; Krypto vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / David Hunt
Story: “The Town That Time Remembered” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: Superboy humatron, Jonathan and Martha Kent humatrons, Smallville humatrons, R. J. Desmond (only appearance for all)
Villains: Pygor and his employees, Urgav, Romar (two robots; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The footnote about Superboy being an “active member of the Legion” at this time on pg. 3, panel 2 is not necessarily accurate.  At any rate, Superboy soon returns to the Legion of Super-Heroes on a contingency basis.
Synopsis: Superboy takes a time-trip into the 52nd Century, discovers his former home town of Smallville has been turned into a Superboy theme-attraction complete with a humanoid double of himself, and defeats the plans of a rival theme-park owner to capture and learn the manufacturing secrets of the Superboy humanoid.

Story: “The Super-Watchdog of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #193; gains the secret identity of Skippy in this story)
GS: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Howard Shatt (Smallville’s dogcatcher)
Villains: Two thieves (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Krypto and Martha Kent formulate a secret identity for Krypto to allay Lana Lang’s suspicions about seeing him in the Kent house.  Later, Krypto nabs two shoplifters who have made a robbery from Jonathan Kent’s store.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 11
November 1980
Cover: Superboy lifting thieves off ground with his “new power”; Superbaby vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “Superboy’s Amazing New Power” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears as Reflecto in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #277)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #281), Chief Parker (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #282), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Bobby and his sister (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #455; next appears in issue #14; origin retold in flashback), a thief (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy assumes the guise of Reflecto and helps the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Grimbor and the Time Trapper in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #277-282.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor inadvertently gives Superboy a bio-magnetic power which begins to attract everything in Smallville to his body, and only a trip to a black hole in space can remove it.

Story: “When You Wish Upon a TV” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #105; next appears in issue #19), Prof. Lewis Lang (chronologically between SUPERBOY #105 / issue #19 (2)), Sarah Lang (first chronological appearance; next appearance in issue #19 (2)), Willy Mason (first chronological appearance; next appears in issue #19 (2))
GS: Arjowr and Ewula (as Herb and Lydia Mason; first chronological appearance; both next appear in issue #19 (2))
Synopsis: After Superbaby watches a TV cartoon of Aladdin, he decides to play genie and grant wishes, which raises havoc when the Langs, the Masons, and their children arrive for a visit.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 12
December 1980
Cover: Superboy contemplating Superboy and Clark Kent poster; Superboy vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “Clark Kent--Reluctant Hero of Smallville” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #282)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #282), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Bash Bashford, Principal Danforth (first appearance)
Intro: Paul Jason Huxley (only appearance)
Villain: Devon Wells, Maureen (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Clark Kent is seen saving millionaire P. J. Huxley, Huxley responds by making Clark a hero throughout the nation, which makes matters tougher for Superboy.

Story: “The Day of the Alien Scoop” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #120 / 121)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #119 / SUPERBOY #3), Martha Kent (chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #103 / SUPERBOY #3), Perry White (chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #120 / 152)
Intro: Officer Rowe, Indra the Incredible (only appearance for both)
Villain: Harlow “Cracker” Bain (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place three months after Superboy’s public debut.  The time-era is posited as being in President Eisenhower’s administration (1952-1960).
Synopsis: At a time when Superboy’s origin is not public knowledge, Perry White comes to Smallville to interview him for the Metropolis Daily Planet.  Superboy captures a would-be murderer, then gives Perry the facts of his origin, revealing for the first time that he is a native of Krypton.  After the story breaks, Superboy is invited to the White House, after which the Congress gives him a special citizenship.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 13
January 1981
Cover: Superboy protecting Lana Lang from tigers //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Superboy’s Wild Weekend Out West” (1 page)
 Chapter 1: “Fly West, Young Man” (9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Shootout At the Smallville Corral” (7 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Brightest Day...Blackest Night” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Hal Jordan (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144), Jack Jordan, Jim Jordan (first chronological appearance for both; next chronological appearance for both in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #9)
Intro: Hansen and another pilot, Fred and Mary (Clark’s aunt and uncle), Esther (Clark’s cousin; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Since Fred’s, Mary’s, and Esther’s last names are not revealed, and it is not specified whether Fred or Mary is Martha’s sibling, we cannot assume that their last name is Clark, Martha Kent’s maiden name.
Synopsis: The Kents go to Coast City, California to meet Clark’s aunt Mary, uncle Fred, and cousin Esther.  On the flight there, Clark meets and befriends young Hal Jordan, a fearless youth whose recklessness gets him in trouble.  During his stay in California, Superboy defeats various crooks and saves Hal Jordan from a group of smugglers.  Superboy tells Hal that he must learn to combine his quality of fearlessness with good judgment in order to keep from placing his life or the lives of others in jeopardy, and Hal, the future Green Lantern of Earth-One, takes the words to heart.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 14
February 1981
Cover: Lex Luthor causing Superboy to smash into street; vignette of Superbaby and Zatara
Story: “Luthor’s Power Ploy” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #282)
Intro: Mr. Soames and inmates and guards of the Soames Reform School (next appear in issue #38)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in issue #38), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor secretly tampers with Superboy’s powers, causing him to lose control of them when he goes into action.  Superboy and Jonathan Kent stage a ruse which succeeds in getting Luthor to reveal the hiding place of the device which causes the problem, and Superboy destroys it.

Story: “A Mix-Up In Magic” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Zatara (last chronological appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #51; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #163 (flashback))
Villains: Biff and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Zatara the Magician sees Superbaby flying, he mistakenly thinks he has accidentally given him flight powers during his recent performance, and takes away baby Clark’s ability to fly.  Then, after the kid from Krypton helps him defeat a gang of crooks, Zatara restores his flight power, knowing that he will someday hear more from the super-powered baby.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 15
March 1981
Cover: Superboy, Rupert P. Thaxter, Aggie Thaxter; Superboy and Clark Kent of Earth-Two vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “A New Life For the Orphan From Krypton” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Rupert P. Thaxter, Aggie Thaxter (only appearance for both)
Comments: In this story we learn that Jonathan Kent played football (in an end position) in high school.
 Shortly after this story Superboy briefly appears during the Legion of Super-Heroes’ search for a cure for R. J. Brande in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1.
Synopsis: Millionaire oilman Rupert P. Thaxter comes to Smallville with the aim of adopting Superboy as a son, since he and his wife Aggie have no children.  But he soon realizes the folly of trying to adopt the Boy of Steel simply because he wants his wife to have “the best”, and resolves to adopt a normal child when they go home.

Story: “Superboy Meets Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1; continued in second story of next issue)
GS: Clark Kent of Earth-Two, John Kent, Mary Kent (last appearance for all three on page 9 of SUPERMAN #53 (1))
Synopsis: A battle against a tornado throws Superboy back in time and across dimensions, until he ends up on Earth-Two in the 1930's.  He discovers his Earth-Two counterpart, Clark Kent, living with John and Mary Kent in a farm outside Smallville.  Clark of Earth-Two does not know all his inherent capabilities yet, so Superboy begins training him in their use.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 16
April 1981
Cover: Superboy, Dr. Elaine Crosley, and Jor-El’s rocket; Superboy and Clark Kent of Earth-Two vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “The Super-Secret of Smallville” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in second story of this issue; next appears in second story of next issue)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker
Intro: Dan Drayton, Dr. Elaine Crosley, Christopher Drayton (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of kidnappers, Rikko and his confederate (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Dr. Elaine Crosley is out to find a way to supercharge her son, who is above average but not up to her nor her ex-Decathlon champ husband’s standards.  Her reasoning that Superboy’s powers must be recharged periodically from a power element leads her to Jor-El’s rocket, and thence to the discovery of Superboy’s double identity.  But their son is kidnapped, and rescued by Superboy.  The two parents see their error of not accepting their son for what he is, and subject themselves to a hypnotic process that erases their knowledge of Superboy’s secret identity.

Story: “The Superboy Training of Clark Kent” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in the first story of this issue)
GS: Clark Kent of Earth-Two, John Kent (both next appear on page 10 of SUPERMAN #53 (1)), Mary Kent (last (?) appearance)
Synopsis: After Superboy gives him a brief training session, Clark Kent of Earth-Two joins the circus as an aerialist, despite the advice of Superboy and the Kents.  But when he has to save an audience by propping up the support pole of the big top, Clark decides to return to the Kent farm and prepare for a career as a superhero.  Then he helps Superboy of Earth-One return to his homeworld and proper era.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 17
May 1981
Cover: Superboy assembling Kator; Krypto vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / David Hunt
Story: “To Fight the Unbeatable Foe” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in second story in this issue; also appears in flashback as baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Character: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Carl “Moosie” Draper (first chronological appearance), Chief Parker
GS: Superboy robots
GA: The robot teacher (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #240)
Intro: Mayor Hargrove
Villain: Kator (a robot; first appearance), Moosie Draper
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Inspired by a speech of Moosie Draper’s that Superboy has no super-villains to give him competition, the Boy of Steel creates a robot named Kator whose sole purpose is to fight him.  He gives the cutoff switch to Jonathan Kent.  Later, after his first battle with Superboy, Kator contacts Moosie Draper to make him an ally.

Story: “It’s a Dog’s Life” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Krypto
GS: Superboy (between first stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Howard Shatt
Villains: Mac, Ducky, and Boss (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto saves a veterenarian from a gang of crooks and manages to fake being vaccinated against rabies in his Skippy identity.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 18
June 1981
Cover: Kator (Moosie Draper) vs. Superboy and Lana Lang; Clark Kent vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Superboy’s Do-It-Yourself Doom” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, robot teacher, Master Jailer, Superman
Villains: Kator (destroyed in this story), Moosie Draper (as Kator II for this story only; next chronological  appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #332)
Synopsis: Kator (the robot) is destroyed in battle with Superboy, but he has already passed on his identity and powers to Moosie Draper, who engages Superboy in combat.  However, Jonathan Kent presses the safety switch on his device, which robs Draper of his super-powers and of the knowledge he was ever Kator.

Story: “Day of the Costume Change” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (between flashback in SUPERBOY #87 (1) / SUPERBOY #10 (2))
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang (between flashback in SUPERBOY #87 (1) / SUPERBOY #10)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy is inspired by Lana Lang to have Martha Kent make him a new costume from the remains of the blankets in his rocket, in which yellow is the dominant color.  But the yellow color absorbs the sun’s energizing yellow rays, and Superboy suffers a power loss.  Thus, he stops wearing the new uniform and goes back to his traditional one.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 19
July 1981
Cover: Superboy, Cory Renwald, and Jonathan Kent; Superbaby vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “Zero Hour For the Kents” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (also appear in flashback, between SUPERBOY #108 (1) and their discovery of Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Chief Parker (first chronological appearance; in flashback; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #152 (2))
Intro: Cory Renwald (next appears in SUPERMAN #369), a U.S. intelligence agent (only appearance)
Villains: Boris, Kronslaw (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story establishes that the Kents adopted two different sons before Kal-El...Mighto (as told in SUPERBOY #108) and Cory Renwald.
Synopsis: Before Jonathan and Martha Kent found and adopted baby Kal-El, they took in a juvenile delinquent, Cory Renwald, and reformed him into a model citizen.  Years later, Renwald has become a double agent for the United States intelligence community, and encounters Superboy on a mission with two Russian agents.

Story: “The Scrambled Egg-Hunt” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
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), Chief Parker (chronologically between SUPERMAN #152 (2) and issue #23 (2)), Lana Lang (last appearance in issue #11; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #75 (1)) , Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in issue #11; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #69 (flashback)), Sarah Lang (last appearance in issue #11; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #10 (1)), Willy Mason (last appearance in issue #11; next chronological appearance in issue #7)
GS: Arjowr, Ewula (last appearance in issue #11; next chronological appearance in issue #7)
Villains: Frank and his partner (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #22, in which issue Frank is named)
Synopsis: During an Easter egg hunt, two crooks try to exploit Superbaby to dig up diamonds they have buried under a tree.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 20
August 1981
Cover: Superboy flying through “S” symbol as Povra and other aliens watch; Superboy under red sun (vignette) //Kurt Schaffenberger / David Hunt
Story: “The Planet That Kidnapped Superboy” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Intro: Grand Lurom, Oyjn, Ulmarans (only appearance for all)
Villains: Povra, a Balturn, Muhr (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy is abducted by aliens and taken to their homeworld of Ulmara as a tourist attraction.  Thanks to brainwashing mind-rays, he has no desire to leave.

Story: “Captive of the Red Sun” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #121; continues in next issue)
Intro: A race of snail-creatures
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 Superboy is 10 years old in this story.
Synopsis: In space, Superboy encounters a red sun for the first time since leaving Krypton, and is forced to land on a world populated by snail-creatures as his powers leave him.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 21
September 1981
Cover: Superboy vs. The Wraith; Superboy vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “The Day Superboy Sold Out” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Huey B. McKay (next appearance in issue #29), Teddy, Jason Soames, Mr. Soames (not the same Mr. Soames as in issue #14; only appearance for all)
Villain: The Wraith (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a wraithlike menace comes to Earth, Superboy has a super-salesman talk him into believing he has a new power to deal with it...and he does.

Story: “Danger: Condition Red” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #122)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: The snail-creatures
Comment: This story takes place when Superboy is 10 years old.
Synopsis: Superboy creates a rocket which he employs to get himself off of the red-sun world and back into his solar system, where he regains his powers.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 22
October 1981
Cover: Superboy //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “The Heroic Failures of Superboy” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (in flashback), Lana Lang
Intro: Teddy, Eydie (only appearance)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 This issue also contains a map of Smallville.
Synopsis: Concerned that his carelessness in using super-powers is making him a menace, Superboy leaves the Smallville of his time.

Story: “The Dog-Detective of Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Krypto
GS: Superboy (last appearance in first story of next issue)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Thompson (only appearance)
Villains: Frank and his partner (last appearance of both in issue #19; last appearance for both)
Synopsis: Krypto saves a dog from being killed wrongly as a mad dog and traps two crooks.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 23
November 1981
Cover: Superboy vs. the “Currency Criminal” //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt
Story: “The Superboy Who Never Was” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appearance in second story of last issue)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Cameo: Lana Lang (flashback)
Intro: Rufus Matlock, Gail Matlock, Sheriff Cooper, Clyde, Wes (only appearance for all)
Origin: Terra-Man (retold in part, in detail; see Terra-Man story in SUPERMAN #249)
Villains: Jess Manning (dies in this story), Toby Manning (the future Terra-Man), the “Currency-Criminal” (next chronological appearance for both on pg. 5 of Terra-Man story in SUPERMAN #249), Lucas McCabe, Mape McCabe (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superboy goes back to the Old West of the 19th Century, assumes a new secret identity, runs across outlaw Jess Manning, his son Toby (the future Terra-Man), and an alien currency-thief, and decides to return to his home era.

Story: “The Day of the Secret Signal” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #122 / flashback in SUPERMAN #296)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker (last chronological appearance in issue #19 (2); next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #225), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: John F. Kennedy (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #296; next appearance in issue #27)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance for both), a renegade scientist (no appearance; mentioned only; first and only appearance)
Comment: Even though John F. Kennedy is portrayed as president of the United States at the time of this story, this is a topical reference and may not be correct.
Synopsis: After the president of the United States has to call Smallville’s Chief Parker to get Superboy to take care of an emergency, the Boy of Steel creates the emergency signal lamp that will glow in a blinking manner whenever Chief Parker or the president presses a button on a special device.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 24
December 1981
Cover: Superboy with glasses, Lana Lang, and the Curator in a car; Superbaby vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger / Dave Hunt (signed)
Story: “Blind Boy’s Bluff” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in Krypto story in issue #22; 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, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Chief Parker
GS: Krypto (last appearance in Krypto story in issue #22)
Intro: Publisher of the Smallville Sentinel, June (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Curator (last appearance in SUPERBOY #9, as Humpty Dumpty; last appearance), two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After the Curator strikes Superboy with a Red Kryptonite bomb, the Boy of Steel is blind without his Kryptonian glasses.

Story: “The Little Green Men Who Weren’t There” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superbaby (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Character: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Terry Flanahan (only appearance)
Villains: Grtz, Kvtz (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: If the copy of STRANGE ADVENTURES #13 Superbaby is reading in this story is a recent issue, this story takes place in 1951.
Synopsis: Superbaby foils an alien expedition to Earth while being baby-sat.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 25
January 1982
Cover: Superboy knocking head off Burt Belker duplicate //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Kidnapped Nature” (27 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Prof. Lewis Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross
GS: Robot Clark Kent
Villain: Dr. Chaos (Burt Belker; first and only appearance)
Comment: Dr. Chaos is obviously a villainous counterpart to Earth-Two’s Dr. Fate.
Synopsis: When Prof. Lewis Lang and his assistant Burt Belker bring back the Chaos Helmet from the Valley of Ur, Belker dons it, is possessed by a Lord of Chaos, and becomes the evil sorceror Dr. Chaos.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 26
February 1982
Cover: Clark Kent being shot at by three assassins; vignette of two Superboys //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Clark Kent--the Grooviest Guy in Smallville” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (appears isochronally with flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (has her 16th birthday in this story; appears isochronally with flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99), Pete Ross, Chief Parker, Prof. Lewis Lang, Sarah Lang (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99), Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Bash Bashford, Phineas Potter (last appearance in SUPERBOY #111; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #22; also appears in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in Superbaby story in SUPERBOY #124)
Villains: Morosco, Dolby, Bruno (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Phineas Potter overdoses Clark Kent with a spray that makes him irresistable to women, it complicates his life as Superboy.

Story: “Superboy Meets Superboy--Almost” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #343; also appears in flashback, chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #123 / 124)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (chronologically between ? and ?), Martha Kent (also appears in flashback)
Comment: This story takes place when Superboy is 14 years old, in 1966, with a flashback portion taking place in 1962 when he was 10 years of age.  (But, as has been demonstrated, date-setting in Superboy stories are very mutable.)  It continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: To do research for a school paper on a space flight, Superboy goes 4 years into the past, becoming a phantom so as not to interfere with his already-existing younger self, and sees himself thwarting spies in an incident he no longer remembers.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 27
March 1982
Cover: Superboy leaving Sar-Ul and Ralsa in Kryptonite cage; Superboy meeting President Kennedy (vignette) //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Secret Time Forgot To Tell” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Ralsa’s father (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Sar-Ul, Ralsa Sar-Ul (first appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: A husband-and-wife team of Kryptonian criminals come to Earth and convince Superboy that he is their real son.

Story: “Superboy’s Mystery Mission” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #130; also appears in flashback; next chronological appearance after flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #124)
GS: John F. Kennedy (last appearance in issue #23; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #56)
Supporting Character: Martha Kent (in flashback)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: By time-travel, Superboy learns that his younger self fulfilled a request of President Kennedy’s to save a Mercury rocket flight from sabotage, but that he hypnotized himself afterward to forget the events of that day for security reasons.
 
Superman Family No. 216
March 1982
Story: “Santa’s Super-Assistant” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
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: Davey and other orphans and staff at Smallville Orphanage (only appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place on December 25.
Synopsis: Superbaby helps Jonathan Kent play Santa Claus for the kids at Smallville Orphanage.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 28
April 1982
Cover: Superboy, Sar-Ul, Ralsa, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Our Son, the Super-Betrayer” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #286; 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
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Prof. Vakox, Gra-Mo (?)
Villains: Sar-Ul, Ralsa (last appearance for both)
Comments: This issue and all issues through 49 contain a Dial H For Hero strip.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight Dr. Regulus in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #286.
Synopsis: Under the guise of giving in to them, Superboy tricks Sar-Ul and Ralsa into going to a planet under a red sun, which removes their powers.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 29
Cover: Superboy flying towards Huey McKay, bound to a Superboy statue //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Took the Small Out of Smallville” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #286)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Bash Bashford
GS: Huey B. McKay (last appearance in issue #21; last appearance)
Intro: Colonel, Cindy (only appearance for both)
Villains: Alex Traynor, Hockly, Doolin, Phelps (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When promoter Huey B. McKay again tries to open a Superboy park, gangster Alex Traynor tries to make it a trap for McKay and Superboy.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 30
June 1982
Cover: Superboy vs. Glowman; Dial H For Hero vignette //Ross Andru / Bob Smith
Story: “The Secret of the Crystal Curse” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Prof. Lewis Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1), Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker, Bash Bashford (becomes the Glowman in this story only)
Intro: Mr. Bashford, Sally Bashford (Bash’s parents; only appearance?), Rachel Lamar, Miss Holga (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: An experimental device of Lex Luthor’s turns Bash Bashford into the fiery Glowman, while a girl who steals a mystic globe from a gypsy finds only Superboy’s kiss can remove her curse of old age.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 31
July 1982
Cover: Pulsar and Robert Altus watching Superboy on monitor; Dial H For Hero vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “The Main Event: Smallville, U.S.A.”  (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #192)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Intro: Mr. Altus (in flashback; dies in this story), Myra Altus (only appearance)
Villains: Pulsar (Robert Altus, Jr.), Robert Altus, Sr. (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Superboy is shown learning boxing from Jonathan Kent in this story.  Evidently his knowledge got rusty over time, or it wasn’t enough to teach him to keep up with Muhammad Ali, who gives Superman a refresher course in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-56.
 Shortly after this story, Superboy teams with Batman to fight Mr. I. Q. in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #192, then briefly appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (1st series) #1.
Synopsis: An obsessed scientist gives his son super-powers and saps Superboy’s power to make him more than a match for the Boy of Steel.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 32
August 1982
Cover: Superboy, Trohnn, and Superboy Revenge Squad; Dial H For Hero vignette //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia
Story: “Save Superboy Or Die” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (1st series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Villains: Trohnn, Muht (first appearance for both), Superboy Revenge Squad (last appearance in SUPERBOY #118), a thief (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: A renegade member of the Superboy Revenge Squad tries to destroy Superboy, while the other members try to save him.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 33
September 1982
Cover: Superboy vs. Trohnn and Superboy Revenge Squad; Dial H For Hero vignette  //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Kill Superboy and Conquer” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross
Villains: Trohnn, Muht, Superboy Revenge Squad (next appearance in issue #53)
Synopsis: Superboy overcomes Trohnn’s plot and foils the Revenge Squad’s larger plan.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 34
October 1982
Cover: Superboy and the Yellow Peri; Dial H For Hero vignette //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Beware the Yellow Peri” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Bash Bashford, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent
Intro: Miss Hart (only appearance; probably not the Miss Hart of Midvale Orphanage in the Supergirl stories in ACTION COMICS), Mr. Brigham
Villains: The Yellow Peri (Loretta York), Gazook (an imp; first appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: A young woman gives herself magical power by conjuring up an imp named Gazook from a book of magic, names herself the Yellow Peri, and, when one of her mystic accomplishments is thwarted by Superboy, decides to get revenge on the Boy of Steel.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 35
November 1982
Cover: Superboy vs. magical giant and Yellow Peri; Dial H For Hero vignette //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Yellow Peri Peril” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #290)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Bash Bashford
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. York (Yellow Peri’s parents), Billy and his father (only appearance for all)
Villains: Yellow Peri, Gazook (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #559), a magical giant (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Darkseid in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #290-294.
Synopsis: Superboy matches wits with the Yellow Peri and finally returns her to normalcy, with no memory of her magic powers, by throwing her book of magic into space.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 36
December 1982
Cover: Superboy blasted by disembodied eyes //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Menace of the Mind’s Eye” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #294)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Bash Bashford, Lana Lang, Chief Parker
Intro: Ben and other miners, Mrs. Marple, Roger, Griffin, Mr. Wallach (only appearance for all)
Villain: William Wright (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: William Wright administers a test in Smallville High School, takes mental control of a number of students there, and finds that he has power enough to defeat Superboy.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 37
January 1983
Cover: Superboy, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, other Smallville students, William Wright //Ross Andru / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Wright Makes Might” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both next appear in SUPERMAN #380)
Villain: William Wright (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy teams with Air Wave in flashback in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55, then has his mind exchanged with Superman’s in SUPERMAN #380.
Synopsis: When Superboy discovers that Wright is tapping will power for his great abilities, he seeks to shake Wright’s faith in himself.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 38
February 1983
Cover: Superboy, police, and Lex Luthor //Ross Andru / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “The Day That Lasted Forever” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (also appears as Superman, after DC COMICS PRESENTS #56)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both also appear, isochronally, with SUPERMAN #380), Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Chief Parker
GS: Mr. Soames (last appearance in issue #14; next appearance in issue #48), inmates and guards at the Soames Reform School (last appearance in issue #14; last appearance)
Intro:
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #14; next appears in issue #48)
Comment: This story crosses over with SUPERMAN #380 and continues in SUPERMAN #381-382.
 A comment on the cover of SUPERMAN #381 indicates that the Superboy stories are now set in 1969.
Synopsis: When Superboy and Superman encounter each other going opposite ways on individual time-trips, their minds are exchanged and placed in each other’s body.  Thus, Superman in Superboy’s body must go to Smallville and cope with the latest plot of Luthor--a scheme to isolate him in a time-loop.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 39
March 1982
Cover: Superboy getting snowballed by alternate-Earth Smallvillers //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “A World Without Christmas” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in SUPERMAN #382)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Bash Bashford, Lana Lang, Pete Ross
Intro: Clark Kent, Bash Bashford, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, and Jonathan Kent of an alternate Earth (only appearance for all)
Villains: Douglas Parker and other Smallvillers of an alternate Earth (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Bash Bashford gets cynical about Christmas, Superboy takes him to an alternate Earth where there is no Christmas.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 40
April 1983
Cover: Clark Kent (in Superboy outfit) walking away from Superboy poster //Howard Bender / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superboy No More” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Lisa Davis (first appearance; last name revealed in next issue)
Intro: Debbie Wallach, Sam Miller, Jack and his partner, Mrs. Perkins, Sadie, Mrs. Thomas, Brian Thomas
Villains: N’ll, Vrt, and other alients from Njlln (first appearance for all), Boom-Boom and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After an encounter with some aliens, an attempt to date a pretty girl, and a fight in which Clark Kent decks a bully, Clark decides never to become Superboy again.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 41
May 1983
Cover: Superboy and N’ll //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Teen of Steel For Real” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #300)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Lisa Davis
GS: Debbie Wallach
Intro: Coach Reeves
Villains: N’ll, Vrt, and the aliens from Njlln (last appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy attends a Legion party in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #300.
Synopsis: The aliens attempt to transform Superboy into a living robot to make him a pawn in their scheme for Earth’s destruction.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 42
June 1983
Cover: Superboy, Dyna-Mind, and Smallvillers //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “A Blast of Dyna-Mind” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #300)
Supporting Characters: Lisa Davis, Bash Bashford, Mayor Hargrove, Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Chief Parker
Villain: Dyna-Mind (Johnny Webber; first appearance)
Synopsis: A meteor from outer space gives Johnny Webber incredible telekinetic powers.  He becomes the costumed villain Dyna-Mind, and opposes Superboy.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 43
August 1993
Cover: Superboy vs. rock monster and Dyna-Mind  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Traps That Are My Mind” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker, Lisa Davis
Villain: Dyna-Mind
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superboy continues his battle against Dyna-Mind, who eventually cons the Boy of Steel into thinking he has reformed.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 44
Cover: Superboy vs. Neptune //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Traps That Are My Mind” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Malcolm Davis (first appearance)
Intro: Mr. Webber (Johnny’s father)
Villains: Johnny Webber (last appearance), lava creatures, “Neptune”, an energy creature (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superboy attends the wedding of Karate Kid and Queen Projectra in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2.
Synopsis: Superboy deals with three menaces created by Johnny Webber in his Dyna-Mind identity.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 45
September 1983
Cover: Superboy and Sunburst //Gil Kane (signed)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2)
Supporting Characters: Lisa Davis, Bash Bashford, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Malcolm Davis
Intro:  Nancy, Mr. Shaw, Inspector Yanagimoto (only appearance for all), Sunburst (Takeo Sato)
Villains: Tishiro, Sumo (named next issue), two crooks (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: When the movie hero Sunburst turns up with real powers as an apparent super-villain in Japan, Superboy goes to confront him.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 46
October 1983
Cover: Sunburst vs. Superboy and police //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Land of the Rising Sunburst” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting characters: Jonathan Kent, Malcolm Davis
GS: Sunburst
Intro: Mifune
Villains: Tishiro, Sumo, the two crooks
Comment: This story cotninues in the next issue.
Synopsis: While Superboy battles Sunburst in Japan, Jonathan Kent is visited by protection racketeers and decides to run for city council.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 47
November 1983
Cover: Superboy vs. Sunburst //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Secret of Sunburst” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Malcolm Davis
GS: Sunburst  (Origin revealed in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Sato (Sunburst’s parents; only appearance)
Villains: Tishiro, Sumo, and their gang (last appearance for all)
Comment: It is obvious from Sunburst’s appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12, in which he dies, that he has regained control of his powers in the years since his encounter with Superboy.
Synopsis: Superboy learns that Sunburst has been blackmailed into villainy by crooks who have kidnapped his parents. He helps Sunburst find his parents and defeat the crooks, then, since Sunburst feels his powers are a curse, hypnotically blocks from his conscious mind the knowledge of how to use them.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 48
December 1983
Cover: Superboy vs. costumed Lex Luthor //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “One Super Power Too Many” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting characters: Lisa Davis, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Mr. Soames (last appearance in issue #38), Bash Bashford, Pete Ross
GS: Superboy robots
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #38; next appearance in issue #50)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor escapes reform school again and attacks Superboy with super-powers stolen from the Boy of Steel himself.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 49
January 1984
Cover: Superboy and  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Zatara’s Magical Mystery Tour” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Andy Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lisa Davis, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
GS: Zatara (chronologically between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #164 (flashback) / 51 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Lisa Davis, Chief Parker, Johnny Webber (last appearance, as Dyna-Mind,  in issue #44; next appears in issue #52)
Villain: Turlock (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Zatara the Magician, playing a stage show in Smallville, accidentally brings a barbarian from another dimension to Earth-One, and Superboy has to battle the invader.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 50
February 1984
Cover: Superboy, Star Boy, Wildfire, and Chameleon Boy on Hero Dial //Keith Giffen (signed)
Story: “Dial V For Villain” (40 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Pencillers: Keith Giffen (pgs. 1-7, 39, 40), Kurt Schaffenberger (pgs. 8-38)
Inkers: Keith Giffen (pgs. 1-7, 39, 40), Dave Hunt (pgs. 8-38)
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker, Bash Bashford (becomes Man-Mountain for this story only), Pete Ross (becomes Megaton for this story only), Lisa Davis (becomes Blizzard for this story only), Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300), Lana Lang (becomes Wisp for this story only)
GS: Chameleon Boy, Wildfire, Colossal Boy, Element Lad, Star Boy, Brainiac 5 (the Legion of Super-Heroes), Krypto
Intro: Curator of the Museum of Heroes and Legends, Valerie
Villains: Nylor Truggs (becomes The Cyclone,  Landslide, Smasher, and High-Roller; first and only appearance), Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #48; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #161 (1))
Synopsis: When Nylor Truggs, a 30th Century criminal, steals the H-Dial from a museum and goes back in time to ally himself with 20th Century criminal Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes joins Superboy to help stop him.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 51
March 1984
Cover: Superboy walking past Superboy billboard //Frank Miller (signed)
Story: “The Last Time I Saw Smallville” (from SUPERMAN #362)
Story: “Where, Oh Where Has Superboy Gone?”  (from SUPERMAN #365)
Story: “Perry White’s Superboy Scoop” (from SUPERMAN #366)

New Adventures of Superboy No. 52
April 1984
Cover: Superboy //Kurt Schaffenberger / Ricardo Villagran
Story: “Caveman of Smallville” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300), Pete Ross (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #374 (2)),  Johnny Webber (next appears in SUPERMAN #409), Bash Bashford (last appearance), Lana Lang, Mal Davis
GS: Krypto
Intro: Old Dave (only appearance; an alien)
Villain: Baker (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superboy discovers that an old hermit who has been living outside Smallville for as long as anybody can remember is more than he seems.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 53
May 1984
Cover: Superboy //Kurt Schaffenberger / Murphy Anderson
Story: “To Slay a Superboy” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300), Chief Parker
GS: Krypto
Villains: The Superboy Revenge Squad (last appearance in issue #33), Commander Herzz, Drevv, another Drulokian, Gary Simmons, Hite (first appearance for all), two hitmen (first and only appearance), Gary Simmons
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Councilman and profiteer Gary Simmons seeks a way to rub out Jonathan Kent, while aliens from Drulok ally themselves with the Superboy Revenge Squad against Superboy.

New Adventures of Superboy No. 54
June 1984
Cover: Superboy vs. Herzz and Superboy Revenge Squad leader //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Dumbbell That Saved the Earth” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #312)
GS: Krypto (next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #30 (2))
Supporting Characters: Lisa Davis, Mal Davis (last appearance for both), Mrs. Mal Davis (first and only appearnce; Lisa’s mother),  Lana Lang (next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #161 (1)), Prof. Lewis Lang (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #374 (2)), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (next chronological appearance for both in flashback in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1, pg. 22), Chief Parker (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #359 (2))
Villains: The Superboy Revenge Squad (next appear, as the Superman Revenge Squad, in ACTION COMICS #286), Commander Harzz (dies in this story), Gary Simmons, Hite (last appearance for all)
Comments: This is the last original solo story of Superboy of Earth-One.
 Story continues from last issue.
 Though the Gary Simmons plot remains unresolved, it can be assumed that Superboy and Jonathan Kent succeeded in bringing him to justice in an untold story.
 Following this story, Superboy helps the Legion of Super-Heroes fight an unnamed bomber in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #312-313, Lady Memory in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #319, two unnamed gunmen in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #11, and space pirates in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #12, and accompanies them on a mission in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #23.  Then, after some possibly unchronicled adventures, he graduates Smallville High School, witnesses the death of Jonathan and Martha Kent, goes on to Metropolis University, becomes Superman, and gets a job as a reporter on the Daily Planet.
Synopsis: Harzz and the Superboy Revenge Squad attempt to manipulate Superboy into accidentally destroying the Earth, while Jonathan Kent gets pressured to give in to Gary Simmons’s underhanded and criminal political tactics.

Superboy’s interim appearances:

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #312, 313
TALES OF THE LEGION #319
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #11, 12, 23: Last recorded cases with the Legion of Super- Heroes
SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1, pg. 22
SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4, pg. 23
ACTION COMICS #500, pg. 34, panel 3: Jonathan and Martha Kent physically age again
SUPERMAN #125 (2), pg. 1, panel 3
SUPERMAN #327 (1): Jonathan and Martha Kent are abducted to future by Kobra
ACTION COMICS #507-508: Jonathan Kent is sent briefly to the future by aliens to meet  Superman
SUPERMAN #146 (1), pg. 12, panels 1-2: Deaths of Jonathan and Martha Kent
 SUPERMAN #161 (1), pgs. 1-10
 ACTION COMICS #500, pg. 34, panels 4-6
LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-31, pg. 13, panels 3-5
 ACTION COMICS #500, pg. 35
 ACTION COMICS #507, pg. 4, panels 1, 4
SUPERMAN #161 (1), pgs. 11-13
SUPERMAN #97 (3): Superboy leaves Smallville to attend college in Metropolis
 LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-31, pg. 14
 ACTION COMICS #500, pg. 36, panel 4, 5

Superman No. 359
May 1981
Story: “The Last Time I Saw Smallville” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #161 (1); appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #97(3); next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #106 (1))
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #54; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #306), Lana Lang (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #161 (flashback); appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #97 (3); next appears in issue #365)
Intro: Michael Underwood (only appearance)
Villains: Brutus, Frank (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superboy says goodbye to the people of Smallville, but is undecided as to which college he should attend, until a fight with a pair of kidnappers decides him in favor of Metropolis University.
 
ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 9, panels 1-2: Superboy places a trunk of childhood souvenirs in  the basement of the Kent House.

SUPERMAN #105 (1), pg. 3, panels 3-5: On the train to Metropolis, Superboy clears a cave-in.

Superman No. 362
August 1981
Story: “Metropolis: Day 1" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superboy (chronologically between flashbacks in issues #105 (1) / 106 (1))
Supporting Characters: Inspector Henderson (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #6), Perry White (last chronological appearance in issue #131; next appears in issue #365), Dave Hammond (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #404 (2)), Tommy Lee, Ducky Ginsberg (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #365)
Villains: A gang of burglars, a gang of bombers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Clark Kent arrives at Metropolis University, meets his roommates, and helps deal with a gang of burglars who are staging phony bomb scares to get students out of their rooms so they can pull thefts.

SUPERMAN #106 (1), pg. 4, panels 5-6, pg. 3, panels 4-7
SUPERMAN #125 (2), pg. 2, panel 1-pg. 3, panel 2

Superman No. 365
November 1981
Story: “Where, Oh Where Has Superboy Gone?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #125, pg. 3, panel 2)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in issue #359), Perry White, Tommy Lee (last appearance for both in issue #362), Ducky Ginsberg (last appearance in issue #362; next appears in issue #370)
Villains: Boss Weed’s gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While the whole world wonders what city Superboy has gone to, Clark Kent keeps his presence a secret as he saves Perry White from gunmen.

Superman No. 366
December 1981
Story: “Perry White’s Superboy Scoop” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in issue #370)
Supporting Characters: George Taylor (of Earth-One; first chronological appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4), Perry White (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4), Lana Lang (next appears in issue #370), Tommy Lee (next appears in issue #370)
Villains: Various gangsters (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story is inconsistent with other stories which indicate that Perry White is already editor of the Daily Planet at this time.  It is possible that George Taylor is the publisher of the Planet, before going to Star City to edit the Daily Star.
Synopsis: Perry White proves that Superboy is in Metropolis when he secretly observes the Boy of Steel cleaning up two mobs of warring gangsters, and gets him to appear at the Daily Planet to prove to George Taylor that the story is true.

Superman No. 370
April 1982
Story: “Super-Visions From Beyond” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in issue #366; next appears in issue #374)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in issue #366; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #408), Ducky Ginsberg (last appearance in issue #365; next appears in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1), Tommy Lee (last appearance in issue #366; next appears in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1), Dr. John Lee, Susie Lee (Tommy’s parents; first appearance for both; both next appear in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #4)
Intro: Prof. Cermac (only appearance)
Villains: North Vietnamese Communists
Synopsis: Clark Kent learns that his roommate Tommy Lee’s parents in South Viet Nam are endangered by Communists, and goes to help them as Superboy.

Superman No. 374
August 1982
Story: “Pete Ross’s Crowning Achievement” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superboy (last appearance in issue #370; next chronological appearance in issue #125 (2), pg. 3, panel 3)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #54; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #3), Prof. Lewis Lang (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #54; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #1)
Villain: A thief (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When an ancient Inca crown is stolen from Prof. Lewis Lang, Pete Ross and Superboy get it back for him.
 
SUPERMAN #125 (2), pg. 3, panel 3-pg. 8, panel 3

Action Comics No. 393
October 1970
Story: “The Day Superboy Became Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Brown)
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superboy (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #125 (2) flashback; next chronological appearance in issue #403 (2); also appears as Superman, changing his name for the first time in public)
Intro: Marla Harvey (dies in this story)
Villains: The Raiders (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place during Superman’s days in college.
Synopsis: Superboy at first opposes student Marla Harvey’s support of the Raiders, a gang of slum kids who steal food and books from Metropolis University.  But after he fails to rescue her from the razing of a slum building in which she had attempted to hold school for the Raiders, Superboy at first begins constructing a new school on the building site--then stops, telling the citizens that building their school and reforming their slum is up to them.  A few months later, now operating as Superman, he helps dedicate the new school, and changes a bust of himself to one of Marla Harvey.

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