Superboy No. 154 Cover – Blackout for Superboy

Sometimes I am convinced that folks at DC Comics in the 1960s came up with covers like this and worked backward to create the most absurd story they could. The synopsis for this issue from DC Fandom goes like this,

Superboy rescues a fisherman who places a second adhesive emblem on top of Superboy’s chest. The emblem contains a transmitter which allows the fisherman to fire a heat ray from long range that makes Superboy think his heat vision is out of control. Superboy dons a pair of lead glasses and summons Krypto to lead him without sight. Though his crime fighting abilities are hampered, Krypto’s assistance allows him to continue. Dr. Dento, the fisherman, then tries to eliminate Krypto with synethetic Red Kryptonite. Superboy removes the lead glasses to help Krypto and learns that his eyesight is normal. Krypto discover the emblem transmitter which leads them to Dr. Dento, who is then taken into custody.

Superboy No. 154 - Blackout for Superboy
Superboy No. 154 – Blackout for Superboy

Eaglemoss’ DC Comics Graphic Novels and The Legends of Batman Collections

Eaglemoss does not sell these in the United States, presumably due to licensing issues, but in several countries, it sells these DC Comics Graphic Novels and The Legend of Batman collections, similar to its Star Trek Graphic Novels collection.

Customers sign up for a subscription, and every two weeks receive a new volume in the mail. As can be seen in the images below, the books’ spines form themed artwork (the Alex Ross image looks amazing in this format…much better than almost anything DC Comics has ever done with the multiple volumes of its omnibus version of comics).

Eaglemoss DC Comics Graphic Novels Collection
Eaglemoss DC Comics Graphic Novels Collection
Eaglemoss' The Legend of Batman Collection
Eaglemoss The Legend of Batman Collection