Adventure comics

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Adventure Comics ( Eng. " Adventure Comics ") was the title of a comic series that appeared between 1935 and 1983 by the US comic publisher DC Comics .


The first edition of Adventure Comics was published in December 1935 under the title New Comics . This title was retained up to and including issue # 6, after which - with issue # 7 - it was changed to New Adventure Comics . With issue # 32, the series finally got its final name Adventure Comics . She kept this until she was discontinued with issue # 503 in 1983.

After the series Detective Comics , Action Comics , Superman and Batman , which were also published by DC, Adventure Comics was the comic series with the fifth longest publication time (so far).


Originally conceived as a series with mostly humorous content, Adventure Comics gradually developed into a series that primarily focused on exciting adventure stories and fantastic dreams .

In the late 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, superhero themes became the defining content of the series. In the 1930s and 1940s, the mystical heroes Martian Manhunter , Starman and Sandman (from issue # 40) experienced their adventures in Adventure Comics . In the 1940s, Green Arrow , Johnny Quick and Aquaman followed , who had previously been included as feature series in the More Fun Comics series and now switched to Adventure Comics . The best known and most successful series published in Adventure Comics was Superboy , which told of the adventures of a teenage Superman offshoot (from issue # 103). The Superboy feature proved to be so dominant that all covers of the series were dedicated to it until 1969 .

In the 1960s, the Legion of Superheroes and Supergirl became popular features of the series.

In 1973 the concept of the series was changed. Instead of superhero adventures, stories like The Specter or Black Orchid were told about supernatural events. In addition, there was the recycling of old material within the same series, as well as unusual new concepts such as Dial H for Hero .


Adventure Comics has won numerous awards over the years , including the Shazam Award for Best Draftsman, which Bob Oxner received for his work on the series in 1970.


  • Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Volume 1 (contains the Green Arrow stories from Adventure Comics # 250-266)
  • Showcase Presents: Aquaman Volume 1 (contains the Aquaman stories from Adventure Comics # 260-280, 282 and 284)