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  • Series: Adventures of Superboy
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (August 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140122783X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401227838
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The colours are great.
Dr. Michael Rossmann
This book reprints Superboy's earliest adventures in More Fun comics and Adventure comics, most of which have never before been reprinted.
D. J. Zachariason
This book is not only great for adult comic book fans, it is also great for young readers.
Lou Cole

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Zachariason on September 12, 2010
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This book reprints Superboy's earliest adventures in More Fun comics and Adventure comics, most of which have never before been reprinted.

The stories are a great look at the original concept of Superboy. The Superboy I grew up with, during the Silver Age, was a teenager, but he is no teen here - he celebrates his tenth birthday in one of the stories! The concept of Smallville has not yet emerged - Clark lives on the outskirts of Metropolis, and Ma and Pa Kent are pretty much cyphers.

Clark is a real kid, with friends that he actually plays with! Although he is still the timid Clark we know, he still has adventures with his friends, like the story in which they have a "pirate ship" on the river. Superboy is a kid who does kid things - check out the marble tournament! The stories are entertaining and well written, with most having an underlying moral without being "preachy".

If you've a Superboy fan and have never seen this concept of him, I urge you to pick this book up. You'll see him like you've never seen him before. (And if the book is successful enough, maybe DC will reprint some more of these great, early yarns!)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jim Davis on October 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
About 10 years ago, when the DC Archives program was really picking up steam, a future title was announced, Superboy Volume 1. But then DC became embroiled in a lawsuit with the heirs of the late Jerry Siegel about the rights to the Superboy title and publication was cancelled although restoration of the material was completed.

Now the lawsuit seems to have reached a point where DC can reprint Superboy stories and use the Superboy name so the material is finally seeing the light of day. Unfortunately, the DC Archives series seems to be all but dead and DC decided to reprint this in their generic non-branded line. This line consists of books with both dust jackets and laminated covers with newsprint like paper.

The book has 224 pages with a table of contents but no introduction. The restoration is first rate and the reproduction is fine but one does miss the archive quality paper. Frustratingly, there is a guttering problem that is consistent throughout the book. It isn't horrible but is annoying. It does seem worse than other books in this line. Perhaps Golden Age pages were slightly bigger?

The dust jacket cover captures the tone of the stories perfectly. Superboy acts as a typical kid and is involved in matters that kids are involved in. There is little sense of continuity here. Clark is the age that the plot requires him to be. Usually that is around ten or so; sometimes around 16 or maybe more. He has no supporting cast. Ma and Pa Kent are virtually invisible. Superboy has not yet settled into the comfortable environs of small town America represented by Smallville; that is still in the future.

The stories start out relatively unsophisticated but do get better as the book progresses. By the end the short 10 page stories are quite heavily plotted.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lou Cole on September 25, 2010
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How many comic books today are published for young readers? Not many. This book contains the original "Superboy " stories by Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster as they originaly appeared in "Adventure Comics." This book is not only great for adult comic book fans, it is also great for young readers. It would make a great gift.

The stories are simple. Many of the stories in this book average abou seven pages long. The stories, however, are not silly like some of the current attempts by comic book companies to produce comic books for young readersa.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Willard Wagener on September 22, 2010
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Superboy was one of Siegel and Schuster's better creations and this volume collecting the early stories from More Fun Comics are reprinted here, mostly for the first time. While DC has done a great job with other collections of Golden-Age and Silver-Age comics, I find their recent collections to be lacking in one very important feature: quality paper! For the cost, they should be using slick, slightly glossy paper and not the newsprint they utilize here (and in the recent Atomic Knights book). For $39.95, you expect some quality. Otherwise why take the time and energy to do a hardcover and instead just slap it together and call it a Showcase Presents book!

But really, the stories here are gold! Seeing the young Clark Kent and his friends get into hi-jinks (like a pirate raft commandeered by escaped convicts) and getting Superboy to solve them. Basically - you will enjoy these but don't expect slick art as this was the Golden-Age and photo-realism was decades away!

GREAT BOOK and GREAT CREATORS!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Wagner on February 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Actually, Pa Kent appears in cameo on page 194.
Stories from 1945- 1945 to 1947 taken from "More Fun Comics" 101-107 and "Adventure Comics" 103-121.
This was a refreshing read to me, since the stories have not been reprinted and I do not own a vault full of Golden Age DCs.
The cover of each comic that the story appeared in is also reprinted, all in four colors, but not for a dime anymore.
The simple art and innocent stories can be enjoyed by all ages.
Clark/ Superboy, for the most part acts on his own.
A recommended addition to your comic reprint collection.
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