The All Favourites Comic Annual #2

Published
July 1957
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Hopalong Cassidy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"I hear this movie is awful!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour; teen

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #104 (March 1956)
Untitled
Show/hide 2. The Books That Couldn't Be Bound! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Barney Vellum

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [signed]
Art
John Sikela, penciller [signed]
 
Stan Kaye, inker [signed]
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #29 (July-August 1947)
The Books That Couldn't Be Bound!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KG Murray, 1948 series) #9 ([February 1948?])
The Books That Couldn't Be Bound!

Synopsis

A rather strange bookbinder binds books in exteriors that illustrate the contents of the book, and Superman learns that three members of this man's club demand their books be bound in strange and unusual bindings. The Man of Tomorrow agrees to help out, since the money to be paid for the bindings will go to his choice of charities. Little does he know that Lois has a book she wants bound too: in the Man of Steel's own cloak!

Show/hide 3. The Oracle of Smallville (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #4 (September-October 1949)
The Oracle of Smallville!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #12 ([January 1950?])
The Oracle of Smallville
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
The Oracle of Smallville!
Show/hide 4. Bruce Wayne…Amateur Detective! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #64 (May-June 1953)
Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective
Show/hide 5. The Bulletproof Bandit! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #90 (June 1954)
Bulletproof Bandit
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #66 ([1954?])
The Bulletproof Bandit!
Show/hide 6. Just an Ordinary Guy! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane? (cameo); Voinan (villain)

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer , line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #113 (October 1947)
Just an Ordinary Guy!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #13 ([June 1948?])
Just an Ordinary Guy
Show/hide 7. The Way to Stop Superboy (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Silver Smith.

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela , penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (September 1949)
The Way to Stop Superboy
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #12 ([January 1950?])
The Way to Stop Superboy!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
The Way to Stop Superboy!

Synopsis

Silver Smith tries to make Superboy afraid to use his powers.

Show/hide 8. The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern , scripter (Writer 'A', possibly David Vern)
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #82 (March 1954)
The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966?])
The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints
Show/hide 9. Undersea Big-Game Hunt (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; McBane; Redstone

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #142 (July 1949)
Undersea Big-Game Hunt
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
Undersea Big-Game Hunt
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
Undersea Big-Game Hunt

Synopsis

Two bored big-game hunters turn their attentions undersea.

Show/hide 10. Track of the Timberwolf (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 7.4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #91 (July 1954)
Track of the Timberwolf
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.6 pages

"It's such a nice day Pete. Why aren't you outside?"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour
Show/hide 12. The Cross-Country Chess Crimes! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 13. The Superboy Savings Bank! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #143 (August 1949)
The Superboy Savings Bank
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
The Superboy Savings Bank
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
The Superboy Savings Bank
Show/hide 14. The Flying Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Carl Wilde (authority on bats); Slits Danton (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #153 (November 1949)
The Flying Batman!
Also printed
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #7 ([November] 2007)
The Flying Batman

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are rendered unconscious by a sting from a strange winged man, only to awake in a weird city inhabited by winged men, who want to operate on Batman to give him wings in order to track down desperate felons. The Batman takes to the air, like his namesake, on the trail of Slits Danton, all thanks to the creation of special "bat wings" created by a scientist...or so the Caped Crusader thinks!

Notes

Artwork has been partly combined and reduced to include a Boltinoff strip at the end.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Bebe) Comic story, 0.7 pages

"Mother, can I have the candy that was left in the box on the dining room table?"

Featuring

Feature
Bebe
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #221 (February 1956)
No title recorded
Show/hide 16. Marooned in the Deep! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 17. Journey to the Moon! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Professor Starr

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter [as William Woolfolk]
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #140 (May 1949)
Journey to the Moon
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
Journey To the Moon
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
Journey to the Moon

Synopsis

Superboy visits the moon with an absent-minded professor.

Show/hide 18. The Ship That Dared Not Land (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Prof Dane; Prof Peters; Dr. Blaine

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #135 (December 1948)
The Ship That Dared Not Land!
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #3 ([April 1949?])
The Ship That Dared Not Land

Synopsis

Three sailors have kept their ship at sea for ten years without docking at any port.

Show/hide 19. Just 9d a Day to Learn to Play this Amazing New Way! (The Sampson School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sampson School of Music
Show/hide 20. Can't Dance? (French Dancing Academy) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
French Dancing Academy
Show/hide 21. Become Talller Sensational Results of New Height Increase System (Sydney Physical Institute) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sydney Physical Institute

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 1371

Entry created

  • 17/04/2004

Cover added

  • 23/04/2018

Index completed

  • 17/04/2004

Last updated

  • 17/09/2022