June 1993 Volume 1 USA DIRECT EDITION 1202 Collected
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #501
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Published
June 1993
Comic Age
Modern
Cover Price
1.50
UPC
761941200033-50111
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 When he was a boy! 
SUPERMAN?! With sunglasses, a leather jacket, and an eye for the ladies, this can't possibly be the old Man of Steel! Whatever you do, don't call him SUPERBOY!

Issue Tagline: The Metropolis Kid is Back!

Notes:
•The newsstand edition was $1.50.
•The direct sales edition was $1.95.
•The direct sales cover is die-cut.
•There is an outline of the "S" shield is on the outer cover while the "S" shield belongs to Superboy on the inner cover.
•The direct sales cover is dated Late June 1993.
•The newsstand cover was penciled by Tom Grummett, inked by Doug Hazlewood and colored by Rick Taylor.
•The newsstand cover has the initials TG (Tom Grummett) and KK (Karl Kesel?).
•The direct sales cover was penciled by Tom Grummett, inked by Doug Hazlewood and colored by Glenn Whitmore.
•Story continues from Adventures of Superman #500.
•"Superboy!" a poster of Superboy by Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood.
•Newspaper headlines on page 7 panel 4 are: "Ordway to Sponsor Batson Exposition" and "Kesel Rejoins Team".
•WGBS Flying Newsroom appears.

 The Adventures of Superman...When He Was A Boy! 
A group of thugs in a taxicab drive by the Superman memorial statue in Centennial Park and begin shooting at it with their guns. Soon after, they attempt to run down an attractive jogger, but a young boy claiming to be the man of steel intercepts them. Crushing the car, he steals a pair of trendy sunglasses from one of the goons and kisses the would-be victim before flying off.

In Suicide Slum, a homeless woman throws a satchel containing three puppies into the harbor. She cannot afford to feed them and would prefer to save them the pain of hunger by drowning them. Fortunately, Bibbo Bibbowski is nearby and dives into the water to save the puppies. He only manages to rescue one before they drown and decides to adopt it. He names it Krypton after the birth planet of his favorite hero, Sooperman.

Meanwhile, the young Superman arrives at the Daily Planet announcing his triumphant return. Lois Lane meets him and is hardly convinced that this is in fact the one, true Superman. This Super-boy begins to flirt with her until he sees a younger reporter, Tana Moon, leaving the Daily Planet building. He introduces himself to Tana and learns that she works for Vincent Edge at WGBS. Tana convinces Superboy to give her a talk-show exclusive interview and he finally broadcasts to the world that he is not the true Superman, but rather his clone. Lex Luthor discovers the news broadcast and summons Project Cadmus administrator, Carl Packard, to his office.

At Galaxy Communications, Vincent Edge develops a scheme to maintain exclusive rights to report on the new Superboy. He convinces Tana to stay close to the kid and keep abreast of all of his activities.

Superboy learns of a hostage situation taking place on Easy Street in the Suicide Slum district of Metropolis. The Intergang leader known as Steel Hand is laying siege to the city and Superboy is the only hero powerful enough to stop him. Superboy zooms in, destroys all of Steel Hand's weapons and easily knocks him out with a swift blow to the jaw.

After the dust settles, the Metropolis Kid flies to a nearby rooftop where he finds Guardian of Project Cadmus waiting for him. Guardian does not approve of Superboy's reckless behavior, but admits that the kid is handling things far better than he had predicted.

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