Hero That No Longer Exists!
was created in the early 1940's by Superman's original creators, Jerry
Siegel and Joe Shuster, to be the Man of Steel when he was a boy.
first appeared in MORE FUN COMICS #101, Jan-Feb, 1945, in a story by Siegel
to be a popular incarnation of Kal-El, Superboy next began appearing in
ADVENTURE COMICS with issue #103, April, 1946. Superboy would star
in this title for the next 23 years. The "Tales of the Legion of
Super-Heroes" began in issue 300 and ran until #380, with Supergirl taking
over the title in #381.
own eponymous title began in 1949 with the March/April issue. The
Legion began appearing in Superboy in the early 1970's. Superboy's
last solo story in his own title was in SUPERBOY #196, when the Legion
began co-headlining the book.
was through Superboy's own comic that DC launched the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Legion took over the title with issue #259. Superboy then returned
to ADVENTURE COMICS, and later to a second series.
was even a thrid Superboy series based upon the syndicated TV series from
in 1986, DC destroyed its nearly 50-years of comic-book history, wiping
many characters-- including Superboy, his faithful dog Krypto, and Supergirl--
completely out of existence.
comics are the poorer for it.