Century Plus Comic #52

Published
September 1960
Page count
116
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/577694

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Canine Buckaroo! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #46 (September-October 1959)
The Canine Buckaroo!

Notes

While the cover is basically by Kane and Sachs, parts of it have been redrawn for Australian publication. Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics; original indexer credited the inks to Joe Giella.

Show/hide 1. Canine Buckaroo! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #46 (September-October 1959)
Canine Buckaroo!

Synopsis

At the Sagebrush Dude Ranch Rex and Danny aid "Mary Smith" in capturing a cattle rustler

Show/hide 2. The Animal Master of Metropolis! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Forte, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #45 (June 1960)
The Animal Master of Metropolis!
Show/hide 3. The Robot Raiders (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; alien pirate

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #110 (June 1960)
The Robot Raiders

Synopsis

Tommy finds and infiltrates a space-pirate base by hiding in a cargo crate. He's threatened by killer robots who respond to movement, but slowly works his belt buckle to create reflected spots in the room. The robots flail away at the spots as Tommy makes his escape and captures the pirate.

Show/hide 4. The Return of the Black Stallion! (Hopalong Cassidy [Jimmy Wakely]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy [Jimmy Wakely]
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Jimmy Wakely (DC, 1949 series) #14 (November-December 1951)
The Return of the White Stallion!

Notes

What was originally a Jimmy Wakely story is changed here to feature Hopalong Cassidy instead for the Australian market. Original story title: "Return of the White Stallion!"

Show/hide 5. Jack and the Beanstalk (Three Mouseketeers) Comic story, 4 pages

"Hello, Uncle Willy!"

Featuring

Feature
Three Mouseketeers
Genre
Funny animal
Characters
Fatsy; Patsy; Minus

Credits

Writing
Sy Reit, scripter
Art
Rube Grossman, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Larry Nadle, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Three Mouseketeers (DC, 1956 series) #16 (May 1958)
Jack and the Beanstalk

Synopsis

The boys put on the play.

Show/hide 6. Big Town Blockbuster (Big Town) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Manny Stallman, penciller
 
John Giunta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #26 (March-April 1954)
Big Town Blockbuster
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 8 pages

"Jerry! That contraption won't take you..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #57 (March-April 1960)
Untitled

Notes

Part 1

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 8 pages

"Take us to your leader!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #57 (March-April 1960)
Untitled

Notes

Part 2

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 10 pages

"Hey! What'sa idea..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #57 (March-April 1960)
Untitled

Notes

Part 3

Show/hide 10. Challenge of the Outlaw Horse! (Johnny Thunder) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Thunder
Genre
Superhero;Humour

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #113 (June-July 1960)
Challenge of the Outlaw Horse
Show/hide 11. Around the World in 80 Hours! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Captain Kryle; Smugglers Incorporated (Villains); Agent X-6 (member of Smugglers Incorporated); Aden (Member of Smugglers Incorporated)

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #273 (June 1960)
Around The World In 80 Hours!
Also printed
United States
The Aquaman Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 (2003)
Around the World in 80 Hours!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
Around The World In 80 Hours!

Synopsis

An author needs Aquaman to prove he can swim around the world in 80 hours.

Show/hide 12. Congorilla's Twin! (Congorilla) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congorilla
Genre
Jungle; superhero
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #273 (June 1960)
Congorilla's Twin!

Synopsis

A showman disguises one of his henchman as Congorilla so he can make a few bucks.

Show/hide 13. The Rise of the Atomic Knights! (The Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 14. [The Rise of the Atomic Knights!] The Atomic Knights, Part II (The Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter [credited]
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art [credited]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #117 (June 1960)
The Atomic Knights, Part II
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (DC, 2016) (2014)
The Atomic Knights Part II

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Guy Budziak

AusReprints ID

  • 1364

Entry created

  • 12/04/2004

Cover added

  • 27/05/2022

Index completed

  • 27/05/2022

Last updated

  • 27/05/2022