Colossal Comic #23

Published
October 1962
Page count
164
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 No title recorded (Superman; Batman; Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Stamps on Approval (Seven Seas Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps
Show/hide 2. The Feats of Chief Super-Duper (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.6 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"Oh my gosh"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Children; Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #136 (January 1949)
Untitled
Show/hide 4. The Build-it-Yourself Robot Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #49 (April 1956)
The Build-It-Yourself Robot
Show/hide 5. Joe Smith, Man of Steel (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, 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) #233 (February 1957)
Joe Smith, Man of Steel
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 ([August 1957?])
Joe Smith, Man of Steel
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 ([August 1957])
Joe Smith, Man of Steel

Synopsis

A glowing meteor gives a man super-powers for a day.

Show/hide 6. The Legend of the Black Swan Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 7. The Broken Batman Trophies (Batman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 8. The Queen and I Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #8 (March-April 1956)
The Queen and I
First print
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #16 ([July 1956])
The Queen and I!
Show/hide 9. I Rode Man o' Mars Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #50 (May 1956)
I Rode Man O'Mars

Synopsis

A martian takes over the mind of a horse.

Show/hide 10. The Jinx Planet! (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Captain Brent Wood; Chance (villain); John Burton

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #182 (July 1953)
The Jinx Planet!
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #24 ([March 1957?])
The Jinx Planet!

Synopsis

Superstitious beliefs have persisted into the 21st century, and after Tommy names a previously unknown body Asteroid 13 a whole system of irrational beliefs grow up around it. Tommy discovers that the crooked gambler, Chance, had faked his own death and was hiding out there until he was able to escape with his illegal haul.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Satellite Statistics!) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"If an eclipse of the sun and the planet Mars were viewed from Phobos…"

Featuring

Feature
Satellite Statistics!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, 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) #62 (November 1955)
Untitled
Show/hide 12. The Boy of Steel (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #16 (October-November 1956)
The Boy of Steel!

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen believes that he has gained invulnerablity by eating space cherries.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.33 pages

"Why the long face, Jerry?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour; teen

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #85 (November-December 1956)
No title recorded
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Honey in Hollywood) Comic story, 1 page

"Hello, Honey!"

Featuring

Feature
Honey in Hollywood
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
United States
The Adventures of Alan Ladd (DC, 1949 series) #5 (June-July 1950)
No title recorded
Show/hide 15. The Magic Wardrobe Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #44 (November 1955)
The Magic Wardrobe
Show/hide 16. I Was the Last Man on Earth Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 17. The Dive-In Theatre (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

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) #186 (March 1953)
The Dive-In Theater
Show/hide 18. Hi! Kids! Super Adventure (Super Adventure) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Hi! Kids! Be sure to buy your copy of the great Super Adventure comics! -- On sale NOW!"

Details

Printed
1957? to 1959?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Hi! Kids! Super Adventure

Notes

There was a series of "Hi! Kids!" advertisements, covering most of KG Murray's comic line at the time.

Show/hide 19. I Was a Cop from Outer Space Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Art Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #7 (January-February 1956)
I Was a Cop from Outer Space
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #17 ([August 1956])
I Was A Cop From Outer Space
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #31 ([November 1967?])
I Was a Cop from Outer Space
 
United States
Pulp Fiction Library: Mystery in Space (DC, 1999 series) ([September] 1999)
I Was a Cop from Outer Space!

Synopsis

Patrolman Joe Collins encounters an alien from Venus who uses his telepathic powers to merge their minds for a day, allowing Collins to crack three old, unsolved cases just before his retirement.

Show/hide 20. The Immortal Man Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #44 (November 1955)
The Immortal Man
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #62 ([September 1967?])
The Immortal Man

Notes

"Unk A" (artist according to original indexer)

Show/hide 21. I Battled the Abominable Snowman Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Kurdu; Frank Martin; Jess Lewis; Mr. Tyndall; Floyd Jameson

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Leonard Starr, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #19 ([October 1956])
I Battled the Abominable Snowman
First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #10 (July-August 1956)
I Battled the Abominable Snowman
Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #157 (May-June 1974)
I Battled the Abominable Snowman
 
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (KG Murray, 1973? series) #27 ([February 1977?])
The Abominable Snowman

Synopsis

Frank Martin braves the highest Himalayan mountains to capture a wild goat, but he must first discover if the legend of the Abominable Snowman protecting the wildlife on the mountain is true.

Notes

Reprint credits art to John Prentice. Leonard Starr credits confirmed by Gene Reed.

Show/hide 22. We Fought the Giant of Island X Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 23. The Secrets of the Planeteers! (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Cosmo Rey; Cadet Parker

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #217 (June 1956)
Secrets of the Planeteers
Show/hide 24. The Other Bruce Wayne (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Bruce N. Wayne; V: Varrel.

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter (credit by O'Hearn)
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker (verified by Paris)
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #111 (October 1957)
The Other Bruce Wayne

Synopsis

Commissioner Gordon has a surprise for Bruce: a relative of his from the coast who decides to teach Bruce how to be a great detective!

Show/hide 25. The Dog Who Loved Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 26. The Nautical Treasure Hunt! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #189 (June 1953)
The Nautical Treasure Hunt
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #24 ([March 1957?])
The Nautical Treasure Hunt!
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) #1963-64 (January 1964)
The Nautical Treasure Hunt
Show/hide 27. Hi! Kids! [All Favourites] (All Favourites) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Details

Printed
1962?
More...
Hi! Kids! [All Favourites]
Show/hide 28. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"There's Roger!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
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)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #53 (December 1956)
Untitled
Show/hide 29. I Became a Merman Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #10 (July-August 1956)
I Became a Merman
Show/hide 30. The Sea Witch Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #51 (June 1956)
The Sea Witch
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #18 ([September 1956])
The Sea Witch
Show/hide 31. These Terrific Stamps Are Yours Free (Rocket Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rocket Stamps
Code
TC. C. 10/62
Show/hide 32. Play the First Day This Amazing Easy Way (Melody School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Melody School of Music

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Michael Mead
  • James McIntosh

AusReprints ID

  • 37837

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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