Five-Score Comic Monthly #5

Published
September 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/868652

Credits

Editing
, original Editor

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Show/hide Cover The Heart of Space! Cover, 1 page

"The mechanical heart-beat is slowing down! If it stops--the whole solar system will die!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #93 (June 1958)
Heart of the Solar System!
Show/hide 1. Heart of the Solar System! Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Bob Crane; Dan Nolan; Mike Carewe; Zerda; Sszo; Mayor Wlx; Agent XOL-3

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #93 (June 1958)
Heart of the Solar System!

Notes

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

Show/hide 2. The Secret of the Black Abyss! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tom; Bert; Paul; Juan Lorca; Ted

Credits

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

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #75 (June 1958)
The Secret of the Black Abyss!

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster! (Big Town) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Dan Brewster; Steve Wilson; Wyn; Lt. Greggory

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)

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First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #48 (November-December 1957)
The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster!

Notes

DC logos and “Big Town” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “Station Agent” changed to “Station Master”.

Show/hide 4. Space-Rescue by Proxy! (Darwin Jones) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Darwin Jones
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Bart Smithers; Krylxt; Darwin Jones

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
John Giunta, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #93 (June 1958)
Space-Rescue by Proxy!

Notes

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

Show/hide 5. The Magnetic Prison Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dan Clayton

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #26 (June 1958)
The Magnetic Prison

Notes

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

Show/hide 6. Invaders of the Dark Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Jerry Boyle; Stokes

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lou Cameron, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #76 (July 1958)
Invaders of the Dark

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Congo Bill, Stone Age Man (Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Chota (chimpanzee); cavemen

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #220 (September 1956)
Congo Bill, Stone Age Man

Synopsis

Bill and Janu stumble into a zoo of prehistoric animals.

Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “out-maneuver” changed to “out-manoeuvre”.

Show/hide 8. Movie Men from Mars! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Mark Randall

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Henry Sharp, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
Movie Men from Mars!
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #14 ([October 1955?])
The Day the Sun Exploded!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Movie Men from Mars
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Day the Sun Exploded

Synopsis

Eiffel Tower; Niagara Falls; The Sphinx; The Great Pyramid; Empire State Building; Mount Rushmore; London; film making

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “In New York, Mark Randall” changed to “...Later, Mark Randall”.

Show/hide 9. The Mirage beneath the Sea Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Frank Barston; Dick; King Neptune

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Ely, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #76 (July 1958)
The Mirage Beneath The Sea

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. The Secret Life of Badge #22 Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Detective Barry Denton; Bart Darrows

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #59 (August-September 1957)
The Secret Life of Badge #22

Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 11. The Anti-Gravity Menace Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Seth Parker; Fred Lane (Scientist)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
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) #74 (May 1958)
The Anti-Gravity Menace

Synopsis

A strange spacecraft flying through Earth's atmosphere emits anti-gravity rays that cause anything they touch to float away.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: word “fueled” changed to “fuelled”.

Show/hide 12. The Flying Prison (Mr. District Attorney) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. District Attorney
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Mr. District Attorney; Len Harrington; Denton; Brett; Fullson; Mighty Feather

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Mr. District Attorney (DC, 1948 series) #63 (May-June 1958)
The Flying Prison

Notes

DC logos and “Mr. District Attorney” banner removed from every page of story. pp1-2: word “jail” changed to “gaol”, and word “tire” changed to “tyre”. pp7: word “gotten” changed to “got”.

Show/hide 13. Menace of the Falling Moon! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Burt Barton; Hiram Oakley; Art Forrest; Jed Jackson

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Giunta, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #44 (June-July 1958)
Menace of the Falling Moon!

Synopsis

moon; aliens

Notes

DC logos and “Mystery in Space” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: price ticket lettering changed from “59c ea” to “10/- ea). pp6: words “we could trust Americans” changed to “we could trust your people”.

Show/hide 14. The Frozen City Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Colonel Fred Carter; Dr. Bill Dean; Xydias the Tyrant

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #26 (June 1958)
The Frozen City

Notes

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

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Warden Willis) Comic story, 1 page

"Your mother asked me to show you around the prison."

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #58 (June-July 1957)
Untitled

Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from above story.

Show/hide 16. More Magic & Party Fun (Weirdo's 'House of Fun') Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Weirdo's 'House of Fun'

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2224

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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