Super Adventure Comic #43

Published
January 1954
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Introducing the New Sensational Build-It-Yourself Modular House [Australian House and Garden] (Australian House and Garden) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Introducing the New Sensational Build-It-Yourself Modular House… Australian House and Garden"

Details

Printed
1954
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Introducing the New Sensational Build-It-Yourself Modular House [Australian House and Garden]
Show/hide 2. The Unemployed Superman (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #82 (May-June 1953)
The Unemployed Superman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
The Unemployed Superman
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theature and bring my brother home?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #185 (February 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 (June 1958)
Untitled
 
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #12 (April 1959)
Untitled
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Bebe) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Look what I baked - apple pie!"

Featuring

Feature
Bebe
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #186 (March 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Hello, Bill. I've got the afternoon off and a couple of free passes with me. Care to join me?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop; Bill

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #76 (April-May 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #239 (April 1958)
Traffic Cop Relaxes by Going to the Auto Races
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #27 ([August 1958])
Untitled
Show/hide 6. The Phantom Eye of Gotham City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Ed (newspaper editor); James (butler); Byron King (cameo, big game hunter); Buddy (cameo, King's son); Phantom Eye [Nails Riley aka Byron King and Batman imitator] (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
John Broome , scripter
 
David Vern , scripter [as David Vern Reed]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #192 (February 1953)
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #187 (December 1966-January 1967)
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #13 ([July 1967?])
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City

Synopsis

As vicious criminal creates a means to televise crimes as they happen and making the Dynamic Duo look like they are inept. He goes further to disguise himself as Batman and get unmasked on TV as a wealthy big-game hunter, forcing Batman to actually prove who he is or give up his crime fighting vendetta.

Notes

Reprint in Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 9 credits the writer as David Vern Reed and the penciller as Dick Sprang.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Comic story, 1 page

"What fish shoots its victims… then devours them?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter
Art
Horace Elmo, line art
Text
Horace Elmo, 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) #59 (July-August 1952)
Untitled  (Panels 1-4)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
 (Panels 1-4)

Notes

The order of the first four panels has been changed. This originally started with 'Is there a bird that sings without using its throat?' The last two panels ('Can a cat see in pitch dark…' and 'What causes the loud noise when an electric light buil breaks?') are from a different Quick Quiz strip.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"Dad, I've decided its about time I helped around here you don't have to give me any more allowance!"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #83 (July-August 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace
  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 1937

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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