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Appearing in "The Adventures of Superman... When He Was a Boy!"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Steel Hand

Other Characters:

  • Briscoe (Single appearance)[1]
  • Deke (Single appearance)[1]
  • Gordon (Single appearance)[1]
  • Sal (Single appearance)[1]
  • Tony (Single appearance)[1]


  • Easy Street
  • Silk Glove Club


  • Superman Memorial Statue


Synopsis for "The Adventures of Superman... When He Was a Boy!"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • Despite Superboy's claim to the name, Superman does not make an appearance in this issue.
  • This comic book is triangle #15 for the year 1993.
  • This comic book is part of the Reign of the Supermen! story-arc continuing throughout all four concurrent Superman titles.
  • This issue was published as both a direct market edition and a newstand edition. The direct market edition featured a die-cut cover enhancement and a centerfold poster of Superboyman. The newstand edition cost .45 cents less and did not feature a cover enhancement.
  • The cover to the newstand edition features a picture of Superboy leaning against a brick wall after having carved the words "Truth and Justice - My Way! into it with his finger.
  • First appearance of Tana Moon. Tana will become a reccurring character in the Superboy ongoing comic book series.


  • Superboy acquires his trademark sunglasses and leather jacket in this issue.
  • There is a newspaper article pinned to the front of Lois' desk, which reads: "Ordway to sponsor Batson Expedition". Ordway is of course named after writer/artist, Jerry Ordway and the Batson Expedition is a reference to one of Ordway's upcoming comic book projects, the Power of Shazam.

See Also

This page may contain some of the same content as the DC Database article. A more complete and current article is at the DC Comics Database Adventures of Superman Vol 1 501.
The complete list of authors can be seen in that articles page history. We wish to thank all awesome contributors at the DC Database who have worked so hard to bring us this information..

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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The Death and Return of Superman
The events from this issue or series are related to The Death and Return of Superman, a retroactively named trilogy in which Superman is killed by the monster Doomsday, and then later brought back to life. Meanwhile, four superheroes debut in Metropolis to take his place, The Eradicator, Steel, Cyborg Superman, and Superboy.
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