The Best Present of All!


Superboy no 46 January 1956 Best Present of All rsz.jpg
Superboy no 46 January 1956.jpg


The Best Present of All!


Binky in "The Best Present of All!"

Comic description: A young boy named Allergy laments that he wasn't able to buy nicer presents for his father and Binky because he doesn't have as much money as they do. His father tells him that because he donated money to charity, sang Christmas carols to the elderly, and fixed up toys for children in the hospital, he gave the best present that anyone can actually give. He gave "real thought for other people's happiness". 

[Image description: The cover of the comic shows superboy being shot out of a cannon. Two men look on in surprise. One says "What--? That's not a cannonball we shot out! It's Clark kent--No, it's SUPERBOY!".]

Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. 

Publisher's Note: "Published as a public service in cooperation with The National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."


Script: Jack Schiff
Pencils: Bob Oksner
Inks: Bob Oksner
Letters: Ira Schnapp


Superboy: The Boy Wizard no.46 JAN 1956 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1956 January


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


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Script:Jack SchiffPencils:Bob OksnerInks:Bob OksnerLetters:Ira Schnapp, “The Best Present of All!,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed April 18, 2024,