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Adventure Comics   (1938)
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Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: November 1938 - October 2011

Country: United States

Language: English

Title Continuity:
Adventure Comics (1938) #32 continues from New Adventure Comics (1937) #31
Adventure Comics (1938) #516 continues from Adventure Comics (2009) #12

Notes:
One of the longer-running titles in history, Adventure Comics, as it was known throughout most of its history, started life as New Comics. After 11 issues, it became New Adventure Comics, before finally settling on the name Adventure Comics with issue 32. It is somewhat unclear why the publisher started the publication as New Comics, because they were anything but. Truth is, most of the first 11 issues were a repackaging of comics that had already appeared in newspapers. As the title morphed over those first few years, the level of reprinted material dropped. Ironically, the "newest" comics were in Adventure Comics.

While the first few years of the title had much more in common with the so-called "British comic" than the American comic book, the style settled into something modern American audiences would recognize as the years progressed. After issue 40 in July of 1939, it became the home of the Sandman. Hourman joined in February of the following year, and the title would carry on with these two in the lead for many issues in the 1940s. Later, Superboy, and then the Legion of Superheroes, would usurp these "older" heroes, but the title would remain at least semi-anthological for its entire run. Though the title tended to enjoy long periods of association with certain characters, it's certainly in the running for longest-running anthological series.

As this is an anthological series, titles of individual stories are not issue titles. The "issue title" field is being used here to show where the cover title (and in some cases, the indicia as well), significantly changed for a period of several consecutive issues. The indicia title of issues #479-490 is "Adventure Comics Presents Dial H for Hero".

The series was digest-sized from issues 491-503. When the series resumed in 2010, it began alternate numbering in line with the original series with #3

Number of issues cataloged: 486

Number of users with this title in their pull list: 17



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529
  The End
 
  October 2011
528
 
 
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  A Comet's Tale
 
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525
 
 
  June 2011
524
  First Night
 
  May 2011
523
  First Night
 
  April 2011
522
  Consequences
 
  March 2011
521
 
  Nucleus
  February 2011
520
 
  Nucleus
  January 2011
519
 
  Playing Hooky
  December 2010
        Nucleus
   
518
 
  Nucleus
  November 2010
517
 
  Nucleus
  October 2010
516
 
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  September 2010
503
 
 
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484
 
 
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483
 
 
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482
 
 
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481
 
 
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480
 
 
  April 1981
479
  Adventure Comics Presents Dial H for Hero
 
  March 1981
478
 
 
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477
 
 
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  This Power...This Responsibility
 
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  Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams
 
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  Jan/Feb 1977
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  Crown, Crisis and Cataclysm
 
  Nov/Dec 1976
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  Sep/Oct 1973
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  Adventure Comics presents Black Orchid
 
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  All New Adventure Comics
 
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  October 1972
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  Treachery!
 
  September 1972
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  August 1972
421
 
 
  July 1972
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  June 1972
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  May 1971
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  Adventure Comics presents Supergirl
 
  April 1971
404
  Adventure Comics presents The New Supergirl
 
  March 1971
403
  DC Giant Adventure Comics presents The Legion of Super-Heroe...
 
  April 1971
402
 
 
  February 1971
401
 
 
  January 1971
400
  Return Of The Black Flame
 
  December 1970
399
 
 
  November 1970
398
  Adventure Comics presents The New Supergirl
 
  October 1970
397
 
 
  September 1970
396
 
 
  August 1970
395
 
 
  July 1970
394
 
 
  June 1970
393
 
 
  May 1970
392
 
 
  April 1970
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  March 1970
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  Mar/Apr 1970
389
 
 
  February 1970
388
 
 
  January 1970
387
 
 
  December 1969
386
 
 
  November 1969
385
 
 
  October 1969
384
 
 
  September 1969
383
 
 
  August 1969
382
  The Super-Team's Split-Up!
 
  July 1969
381
  The Supergirl Gang
 
  June 1969
380
  The Legion's Space Odyssey!
 
  May 1969
379
 
 
  April 1969
378
  Twelve Hours To Live!
 
  March 1969
377
  Heroes For Hire!
 
  February 1969
376
  The Execution Of Chameleon Boy!
 
  January 1969
375
  The King Of The Legion!
 
  December 1968
374
  Mission: Diabolical!
 
  November 1968
373
  The Tornado Twins!
 
  October 1968
372
  School for Super-Villains!
 
  September 1968
371
 
 
  August 1968
370
  The Devil's Jury!
 
  July 1968
369
  Mordru The Merciless!
 
  June 1968
368
 
 
  May 1968
367
  No Escape From The Circle Of Death!
 
  April 1968
366
  The Fight For The Championship Of The Universe!
 
  March 1968
365
 
 
  February 1968
364
 
 
  January 1968
363
 
 
  December 1967
362
 
 
  November 1967
361
  The Unkillables!
 
  October 1967
360
  The Legion Chain Gang!
 
  September 1967
359
 
 
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358
 
 
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357
  The Ghost Of Ferro Lad!
 
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  Target -- 21 Legionnaires!
 
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  Adventure Comics
 
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