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Issue Details

Issue #72
Published April 1959
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Mort Weisinger
Notes Ad sequences, letters page, and other information provided by Ed Boner, February 2009.

Cover Details - "The Flying Girl!"

Characters Lana Lang; Superboy
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Stan Kaye

9 page Superboy story "Rebello, the Human Robot!"

Characters Jonathan Kent; Superboy robots; Rebello (introduction); Lana Lang; Superboy
Synopsis Superboy builds his first robot capable of independent thought and it rebels against him.
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils John Sikela
Inks John Sikela

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll ad"

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "The Brave and the Bold #23"

1 page public service announcement "What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)"

Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Bernard Baily
Inks Bernard Baily
Letters Ira Schnapp

8 page Superboy story "The Day Superboy Was a Coward"

Characters Lana Lang; Uniform Gang (introduction); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Tom Keating; Pug Waters; Superboy
Synopsis Superboy loses all confidence after he apparently kills an escaping criminal.
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils George Papp
Inks George Papp
Reprinted in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Pop ad"

1 page Smallville Mailsack letters page

Letters typeset
Notes Sammy Rumore suggests that a teen-age Lois Lane visit Smallville and meet Superboy and Lana Lang.

1 page Varsity Vic filler "The car's all fixed up for a long drive in the country"

Genre gag
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff
Inks Henry Boltinoff
Letters Henry Boltinoff

6 page Superboy story "The Flying Girl of Smallville!"

Characters Lana Lang; Superboy
Synopsis Lana Lang tricks Superboy into giving her the power to fly and, if they stay together for a continuous three hours, Lana will gain the power permanently.
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Coleman
Pencils Creig Flessel
Inks Creig Flessel
Reprinted in 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #3 (September 1964)

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Fudge ad"