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Issue Details

Issue #259
Published April 1959
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Mort Weisinger

Cover Details - "The Blind Boy of Steel!"

Characters Krypto
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Stan Kaye

12 page Superboy story "The Blind Boy of Steel"

Characters Krypto; Superboy robots; Kryptonite; Lana Lang; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Synopsis A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times.
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils George Papp
Inks George Papp
Notes Includes 6-panel recap of Krypto's origin.
Reprinted in Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll ad"

1 page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man filler "He's up there without a net"

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

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) Action Comics #252 - "The Supergirl from Krypton"

5 page Aquaman story "The Octopus Man"

Characters Roland Peters
Synopsis Roland Peters has constructed a brain-wave transmitter and is experimenting on illegally captured sealife when Aquaman arrives and releases his finny friends. Getting in a lucky shot, Peters knocks out Aquaman, and decides to give his device a real test run by transferring Aquaman's mind to different fish.
Genre superhero
Pencils Ramona Fradon
Inks Ramona Fradon

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Pop ad"

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

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

1 page Smallville Mailsack letters page

Letters typeset
Notes Editorial replies include plugs for Supergirl's upcoming first appearance and the Aquaman origin story coming up in Adventure 260.

6 page Green Arrow story "The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil"

Characters Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Archer [Hector Vance; Herb Vraney] (intro); Arrow-Car
Synopsis Millionaire Hector Vance offers a million dollars to charity if Green Arrow will teach him archery. Shortly after the archery lessons stop, The Crimson Archer starts a crime spree and GA learns that Hector Vance is really underworld kingpin Herb Vraney.
Genre superhero
Pencils Lee Elias
Inks Lee Elias
Reprinted in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #154 (December 1965); in Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Fudge ad"