by Robert Gillis 7/2010
What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE
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Superboy was the lead feature in Adventure Comics in the mid-1950s, and each story usually featured him teaching a mean bully a lesson, getting kids to work together, organizing a community anti-litter club, or some other thinly disguised 1950s era PSA, all the while Lana Lang would follow him around saying, “I know you’re Clark Kent.”
Here are some classic, “epitome of the Silver Age,” Superboy panels from that era…
From Adventure Comics #195, 1953: …So Lana finds out that a super-hero boy from Mars (cleverly named “Mars Boy”) is on Earth and overhears Superboy use the lad’s real name (which I believe is “Klaatu barada nikto.”) Anyway, this is a year before J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter debuted, and back then, Mars was exactly like Earth, with people and cities and the Ice Capades and everything.… Click here to read the rest of this post!