Five-Score Comic Monthly #7

Published
November 1958
Page count
100
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/868654

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Planet of Lost Space Ships! Cover, 1 page

"I'm trapped in this gravitational whirlpool -- and I'm being pulled down to that graveyard of wrecked space ships!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #28 (August 1958)
Show/hide 1. The Planet of Lost Space Ships Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Lt. Brice; Peter Van Meer

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

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First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #28 (August 1958)

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp5: word “Dollars” changed to “Pounds”.

Show/hide 2. My Forbidden Face! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
 
Howard Purcell, penciller [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #77 (August 1958)

Synopsis

A man awakens from unconsciousness not knowing who he is, and everyone recoils from his face for some reason.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 3. The Martian Barrier! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Captain Tom Jameson; Kregg Linn

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Manny Stallman, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #95 (August 1958)

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “Driving Earthlike Autos! Motorcycles!” changed to “Driving Earthlike Cars and Motorcycles!”. pp4: words “Automobiles and Airplanes” changed to “Motor Cars and Aeroplanes”. Story set in 1968.

Show/hide 4. The Man Who Betrayed Earth Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Elliot Wright; Emmet; Professor King; Marston

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #72 (March 1958)
Also printed
United States
Hollywood Funny Folks (DC, 1950 series) #60 (July-August 1954)

Synopsis

A film director turns out to be the one man who can stop an alien invasion.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “attacking New York” changed to “attacking The City” and words “a tidal wave in San Francisco Bay” changed to “a tidal wave In the harbour”. pp2: words “coast-to-coast hookup” changed to “State-by-State hookup”.

Show/hide 5. The Cub Who Cried Wolf (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman (Clark Kent); Bedone Gang; Rocky; Knuckles

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #30 (August 1958)

Notes

DC logos and “Jimmy Olsen” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Warden Willis) Comic story, 2 pages

"All right, men. Step to it!"

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Humor
Characters
Warden Willis; Jenks

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 7. Earth's Secret Weapon! (Darwin Jones) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Darwin Jones
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Darwin Jones; Dalb; Rork

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #70 (July 1956)
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #70 (July 1956)
Earth's Secret Weapon!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 8. The Thief of Thoughts Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Tom Burton; Jed Halleck; Mr. Elliot

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #66 (September 1957)
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #S-20 (October-November 1970)

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “I’ll see you back in the States” changed to “I’ll see you back home”.

Show/hide 9. D-Day on Planet Vulcan Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Johnny Knowland; General Thacker P. Kincade; Professor Kent

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

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First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #19 (November 1957)

Synopsis

The planet Vulcan contacts Earth for help coming up with a military strategy to defend themselves against an aggressor element within their government.

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: word “Washington” changed to “headquarters”. pp5 and pp6: word “maneuver” changed to “manoeuvre”.

Show/hide 10. The Jungle Emperor Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
King Gorilla; Dr. Jonas Mills

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sy Barry, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #56 (May 1955)
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)

Synopsis

Dr. Mills stops the mutated King Gorilla and returns him to normal gorilla intelligence.

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Story is the sequel to "The Gorilla Who Challenged the World" in Strange Adventures #55.

Show/hide 11. Murder in the Fish Preserve! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Turk Wheeler Gang; Captain Braddock; Rocky

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #192 (September 1953)

Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “Yellowstone National Park” changed to “Kruger Park”. pp 2: words “$1,000,000” changed to “£1,000,000”.

Show/hide 12. I Adopted a Martian Boy Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Fred Marshal; Akza

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #28 (August 1958)
I Adopted A Martian Boy

Synopsis

When a Martian child crash-lands on his remote island, Fred Marshall is taught a lesson in turning his back on humanity.

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 13. The Unlucky Birthstones Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Jim; Joe; Swami Salo

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
 
Charles Paris , inker
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #56 (November 1956)
The Unlucky Birthstones
First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #56 (November 1956)
 
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #160 (November-December 1974)
The Unlucky Birthstones
Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #160 (November-December 1974)
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #22 ([December 1976?])

Synopsis

A cursed bracelet of birthstones causes disaster for whoever holds the bracelet during the month of their birth.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: word “Jeweler” changed to “Jeweller” and “blast it” changed to “darn it”. pp 6: words “only a quarter” changed to “only a shilling”.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 2 pages

"Moolah is a good guide!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 15. Swamp Dragnet Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Detective Ed Kent; Ranger Stark; Ranger Collins

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #65 (August-September 1958)
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #10 (January-February 1971)

Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “Ed Kent was an old pro” changed to “Ed Kent was an old hand”; “The Everglades” changed to “The Territory”; “Okapi Swampland” changed to “Bunai Swampland”; and “Armored Car” changed to “Armoured Car”.

Show/hide 16. I Hunted the Flying Saucer Creatures Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Officer Bill Holliwell; Charlie; J.G. Strammer

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #1 (January-February 1955)
I Hunted a Flying Saucer!
 
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #65 (August-September 1958)

Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1).

Show/hide 17. The Eyes that Went Berserk Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Jim Carr; John Welky

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #77 (August 1958)

Synopsis

An artist agrees to participate in an experiment, but it has bizarre effects on his eyesight that keep changing.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1).

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"Golly, Helen's father's car is sitting right in the driveway with a flat!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from above story.


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  • 1850

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